Saturday, 31 January 2015

1 Dec 2014 - Can't believe our eyes!!! Can't believe our luck!!!

Heavy snow with strong wind.
It was darn cold that morning or rather the entire day.
Hate it or love it!
Hate it cos the ground got so slippery.
Love it cos it was so beautiful.
We walked cautiously towards Namsan Park.
Guess what we saw next????????
We saw some set ups for filming but didn't think much about it.I asked Kim if she wanted to stay and see what are they going to film. Just when I finished my words, we saw 유재석, 이광수 AND AND ANDDDDD 김우빈 walking towards us!! OMGGGGgggggggggggggg!!!! We were dumbfounded with what we saw right in front of us!! Kim loves to watch 런닝맨 and you bet this encounter was the highlight to her for this trip. There were not many people when these guys appeared and we were so near to them!! Omggg... Trust me 광수 is really quite good looking! Not long later, the rest of the members from 런닝맨 joined them.  오모 !!!!
안녕오빠 ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

More people gathered around when they realised 런닝맨 in Myeongdong!!

Actually, I don't really take much notice of 김우빈 although he is famous.
But he is so good looking that I could not let him out of my sight ㅎㅎㅎㅎㅎ

Hang on there!!! 화이팅!!!

The snow got heavier during the filming but filming continued without any hiccups. It was super duper cold with the strong wind blowing. Despite the heavy snow and strong wind, the crowd dispersed only after all the members have left. Certainly a memorable day for Kim & I ^^ Have you catch this episode of 런닝맨? Thereafter, we walked over to Namsan. 

1 Dec 2014 - At last! My red velvet cake ^^

We went to 고르드 at Myeongdong for breakfast before heading to Seoul Tower.

I sweared that I will come back for its Red Velvet in my previous trip and here I am!!

So tempted to order another slice of cake but my little Kim said she couldn't eat so much ㅠㅠ We love the white icing which had a buttery taste. The cake was alright but I preferred cakes with a moist texture.
The snow got heavier although the weather forecast said light snow.
We could feel the Christmas mood by enjoying the X'mas songs playing in the cafe, looking out the window admiring the beautiful falling snow and sipping a cup of hot latte.
很有feel lor!!!!

1 Dec 2014 - Pleasant surprise!

Prior to our trip, I told Kim not to get disappointed if we didn't manage to see snow.
We didn't expect to see snow even though we hope to.
At the same time, I was also worried that we couldn't take the cold.
So contradicting.....
Anyway, a pleasant surprise welcomed us as we stepped out our apartment that morning ^^
Kim was very happy.
Wish fulfilled ^^
*Pardon me for the poor video quality 

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

30 Nov 2014 - Last stop for the day

My little Kim wanted to check out 헬로키티카페...Hmmm a cafe that had never ever crossed my mind. Anyway, our last stop for the day was saved for this cafe. The cafe has been relocated to another corner in Hongdae. Map extracted from  
The old location was nearer to Hongik Univ Station, exit 9.
 The new location is nearer to Hapjeong Station, exit 3.
It was raining but strange enough, it was not that cold.
Too full to eat anything.
So we settled for some latte which can be quite filling to the stomach as well.

녹차 라떼 Green Tea Latte for me and 고구마 라떼 Sweet Potato Latte for Kim.
Checking out the second level, which was nicer than the first level lol

Sweet dreams ^^

It had been a long day for us. Time to go back for beauty sleep. Kim made it a point to jot down her travelogue every night before bedtime. So touched that she wanted to remember every single bit of this trip ^^

30 Nov 2014 - Non stop eating

As usual, the first thing to do after settling down my luggage, was to give thanks at Jogyesa 조계사 for the safe flight. Thereafter, we embarked on our eating marathon for the day. Our first stop was Missleecafe at Insadong becos Kim likes the place. 

My first visit to the cafe was in 2011.
Decor remains the same but looked more vibrant.

I ordered 인절미빙수 Injeolmi Bingsu and Dosirak for us ^^
This was NICE!!!
This dosirak tasted much better than the one I tried in 2011.
I think its becos of the spam used.
Used to be a mixture of fish and meat(I think) but now I can taste 100% SPAM!
Kim had a go on shaking the dosirak but we felt it worked the same just by mixing everything together with the spoon. I guess its the feel if you know what I mean Hahahahahaa  Kim made a list of the top 6 Korean food she likes from this trip, and this dosirak is one of the top 6 ^^                                                  
Next, we walked over to Samcheong dong to try the famous 삼청동호떡 Samcheongdong Hotteok. The shop was tucked inside a quiet alley and this guy in specs was out here to guide you where to find 삼청동 호떡 Samcheongdong Hotteok ㅋㅋㅋ
That's 삼청동호떡 Samcheongdong Hotteok. 

Honey filling hotteok cost 1000won.
Vegetables filling hotteok cost 1500won.
Quite big and puffy!
We decided to get only one hotteok as we were quite full and saving our stomach for another dessert after this :P
Kim chose the honey filling hotteok.
I will try the vegetables filling hotteok in my next trip ^^
Yums!!!  This was the most crispy hotteok I have ever ate!
Kim find it a bit greasy but delicious 

 We walked over to the next alley to have another dessert ^^
Saw the signage "Bingo"?
That's the place.
Yeah. I have mentioned about Bingo before.

They close earlier during winter.

This was the dessert that I wanted Kim to try becos it is unlike the usual red bean paste we eat in SG. This 팥죽 patjuk taste a little saltish instead of sweet. I like it, so does Kim ^^
I walked from Insadong main street to 삼청동 호떡 Samcheongdong Hotteok. The blue arrow shows the entrance of Insadong main street from Anguk station, exit 6. Anguk Station, exit 1 is the nearest exit to reach 삼청동 호떡 Samcheongdong Hotteok. I think the map did not reflect an accurate location of 삼청동 호떡 Samcheongdong Hotteok. The star marks the correct location of the shop(I think so). The green arrow marks the location of Bingo but this map states a different location for Bingo...I think mine is more accurate lol
We spent the afternoon in Samcheongdong and Lotte Mart at Seoul Station. Prior to our trip, Kim told me that she wanted to try 냉면 Naengmyeon. Both of us were too exhausted to go anywhere with our purchases, so I brought her to the Lotte food court. We ordered one bowl of 냉면 as we were not hungry. The noodles were very chewy and kinda stick together lol Till now, I still find it hard to like cold noodle. I still love my food to be hot except for ice cream ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
Came Korea a few times but yet to try this hahahaa
Nom Nom ^^
The cheese sticks tasted ok ok
Its okay cos I love cheeseeeee...