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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Goodbye 2009

I opened this year in Namsan watching the first sunrise and today I went there again ^_^

At first there was no plan to go anywhere, but somehow around 3:30 friend asked whether I have a plan or not, they will go to other places at nite. But I prefer not to go at nite, since the weather is still brrr brrr…

Yihaaa…it will go to -14C hohoho it’s gonna be colder than last year…Good luck for those who stay overnite in Namsan ^_^

Goodbye to 2009, welcome 2010…
Happy new year
wish you luck and always health and happy~~~
새해복 많이 많이 많이 받으시고 항상 건강하시고 행복하세용~~~

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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 ^_^ *

Noodle + SunDuBu

Today’s dinner is (as it’s written) 순두부 국수 [read as SunDuBu GukSu]
순두부 (―豆腐) : uncurdled bean curd (or in indo we used to say “tofu”)
국수 : noodle

Taste? Nyummy~~~

From Here

As it’s seen on the pic, there are Dubu and noodle (for sure) completed with the red sauce (err actually after took a pic, i threw it some cos it’s too SPICY!!!) and the dried seaweed completed the taste *nyam nyam*
Price : 3500 (great!!!)

The 김마리 was also nyummy but it’s too spicy for me : ( *headache after ate it hix*, to trick for the next time : ask them to separate the sauce ^_^

Location : MyeongDong Noodle Restaurant (할머니 국수), MyeongDong

*another recommended Korean food ^_^*

Locks of Love

Usually when I went to Namsan (my fav place) I just took pictures of the tower and the night view. But last saturday, I went there in the morning with k Tracie and enjoyed the different part of Namsan.

KoreaTimes article bout locks of love in here.

Locks of Love - Above Food CourtThe locks are everywhere~

Above the Food Court, there’s a terrace where people can see the view of Seoul City.

Binoculars are also provided to see the zoomed view

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Terrace of Locks of Love

In front of the food court, there’s also some places to sit by to have a drink or just take a rest.And looks like every empty spaces will be maximized to put the locks.Include the tree??

Locks of Love - Cafe

Locks of Love - Cafe

Locks of Love - Tree

Locks of Love - Tree

The locks are very various.Some of it just like normal locks, some of it looked cute, some with notes and also you can see handcuff hanged there~ *unique*

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