Alps in Korea – in Winter

Finally~~ After a long wait, I reached the place that I really wanted to go in Korea. First time to know this place through TV on 2008 ^^. And finally reached this place called Daegwallyeong (대관령) twice hihihi…  *thnx God*

As most of people who lives in tropical country, one of the dream to go to 4 seasons country would be experience SNOW 🙂 . And finally, it was awesome to be here on winter when it was snowing ^____^

N let picture the pictures speak 🙂

 

It was snowing lightly when I went there, but looks like the days before it was snowing a lot, cos snows really covers all the place.

There was a chair 🙂

 

But those snow didn’t block us to going around, more over for some photographers who went there. Cos this is would be the best time to capture snow flower (눈꽃), which means the snow which stuck on the tree..

 

One of the thing that can’t be miss in here would be… the(cute) sheep ^_^

And lucky us, it was informed that it was the only time for sheep where the kids can be gathered with their mom.

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Garden of Morning Calm – at nite

Finally after a long wait, I got a chance to visit this place called Garden of Morning Calm (아침고요수목원 or people usually said 수목원).

From it’s name, it sounds like it’s a good place to be visited in morning… Hmm but somehow, I went there at nite ^^ Cos there’s annual light festival. : ) *ok someday… i’ll go there again in the morning for sure ^^*

And glad that I made a correct choice to go there, despite the freezing (n windy) weather. Cos it was great to be surrounded with those lights ^^

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Introducing Tasirak

As a fan of instant meal, it’s pretty interesting to find this stuff.

Wiki said :
Yukgaejang is a spicy, soup-like Korean dish made from shredded beef with scallions and other ingredients, which are simmered together for a long time

And now it’s possible to get a YukGaeJang (육게장) without any pan, nor water. And it’s just take less than 10 minutes. The product is called TaSiRak (따시락). The pronunciation is pretty closed with DoSiRak (도시락) which means lunch box in Korean.

So let’s see what’s the TaSiRak is ^ ^

Hopefully it will be more available in convenience store.

11.11

Today is November 11th 09.  (09.11.11)

In Melbourne there is a Shrine of Remembrance to honor those who died for the country during WorldWar and there is a hall inside which contains a carved stone written “Greater Love Hath No Man”. It said that every 11th day of the 11th month at 11am, a mirror reflects the sun’s light onto the stone to spotlight the word LOVE

[taken from RBC – ODB]

While in korea…Nov 11th also a special day that has a relation with LOVE~


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Taken in MyeongDong – Nov 10th

That is the common view in Seoul to welcome Nov 11th.

Well, there are a lot of couple days in here like Valentine Day, White day and one of it is today (Nov 11).
Today is Pepero Day (빼빼로 데이 – PePeRo DeI). And (for couple) it’s time to exchange Pepero each other~

I think this is the day that happens only in Korea, because I’ve never found something like this in Indonesia. And probably it has some relation with advertisement thing (just a thought ^ ^).

But why it’s called Pepero Day?

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Because there’s a snack called PePeRo that looks like a stick. So when you hold this snack one on each hand, it will give you number 11 (eleven). I think that’s why Nov 11th (11.11) is chosen as PePeRo Day.

So happy PePeRo day~~ ^_^

PePeRo Day

Neon Boards

The brightness of N-Seoul Tower (here and here) looks so small compare with these neon boards.

Neon boardsThere…can u see the N-Seoul tower back there?

I think these neon boards are one of the uniqueness in MyeongDong. Somehow it looks like those neon boards are competing each other, try to be as big and bright as possible~

Here is the place that you can find (almost) everything that you need (except quitness^^).
Clothes, cosmetics, accessories, shoes, nyummy meals , snacks, gifts, what else??
A even 부동산 (property agent) can be found in here.
*out of idea to name it more*

One of good meeting place in Seoul, or when u feel bore and want to find some crowd, here’s the correct place.

I think it’s one of the reason we (my friend and I) chose it as our language exchange meeting point. Meet then find some nyummy place for the dinner and talk this n that.

2 mins video of passing one of the (not-so-crowded) alley in MyeongDong.

Note :
(based on experience) If you want to user StarB*ck* as your meeting point, better name it in detail. Cos there are many sta*bucks in here looo~~. “I’m in bucks that’s placed in front of bla bla bla… “, better be like that ^_^.

Specially dedicated to Santy who might miss the crowd of life and shopping kkk.

Ten-Ten in Ten

Ten Ten Kimbab

I just realized today that the name of this stall (포장마차)  is Ten-Ten Kimbab (텐텐 김밥). I used to call it mini kimbab’s stall instead of its name.

This stall is located in front of YBM – Jongno Branch. The place that I use to go every week for my language class. It’s a good place to stop by if I’m a bit rushing for the class.

This stall is operated by 2 kind ajummas / aunties. And they do work soooo fast!

Ten Ten Kimbab Owner

So, why is it called ten-ten Kimbab?
Cos it has 10 different tastes inside the (mini) kimbab. They also have BulGoGi, Spicy GoChu, Pork Cutlet, Anchovy, Squid, Tuna, KimChi, Fried GoChu and Odeng (fish taste).
And because i like ham, so my fav is ham (for sure ^^). And i think they can guess my order, since couple of weeks ago I ordered 6 (+1) pieces and it’s all ham ^_^

How bout the price?
I can say it’s cheap worthed.
3 pieces : 1000 won
6 pieces (+1bonus) : 2000 won
And sometime somehow (like I experienced), the ajumma gave one more bonus ^_^.

I was impressed with their idea for this stall, fast food, easy to eat and easy to serve. Just make it, put it then cut it into 2.

And why there’s “in Ten” in the title??

Because… I just realized it that they made it sooo fast… I tried to record it today and count it. 10 seconds for one! Great~

* another recommended thing when u’re in hurry for the class ^_^ *