"Don’t underestimate KPOP fans, their hearts are purer than anyone else.
They love courageously. They try their best to tackle difficult obstacles, language and culture barrier.
KPOP FANS symbolizes PEACE. They don’t discriminate based in race.
They befriend people with the same interest from different countries.
They are more passionate and warm than anyone else."
A Psychologist, 2012.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

[2014 KOREA TRIP] Day 4: JYP Entertainment + Cube Studio Cafe + Namsan Seoul Tower (N서울타워) + Cheonggyecheon (청계천) Stream

     Hello to all! ^_^  
Here it is my blog post about 4th day of our trip to Korea last October; as well as my last post in 2014! Can't believe the day after tomorrow is 2015 already!!! ╮(─▽─)╭  I hope everyone have a great year ahead and may each and every day of yours be renewed with lots of happiness and love! Happy New Year!

Now, let's start! 시~~~작! (n˘v˘•)¬

October, 22nd 2014: It has always been my dream to visit JYP Entertainment building when I visited Korea and finally the day came! Hehehe. We took off from our Hotel early in the morning and arrived in JYPE building around 9/10AM i think (?) lol. Before that when we were at the Apgujeong Rodeo, we happened to spot the K-Star zone inside the subway station! 

Was so happy to meet(?) my 2PM oppars! ★~(◡ω◡✿) After taking some photos, we finally continue our long walk towards the JYPE Building.

// 사랑♥ //

Ta-Da!♫ Thanks to my direction map i prepared earlier and my friend's GPS, we finally arrived at the JYP Entertainment Building! ^____^ Perhaps because it was early, it was so quiet. No fans, no people coming in and out from the building, no activities. Was hoping to accidentally meet some of JYP artist tho ☜-(ΘLΘ)-☞ lol. And because it was so quiet, we could shamelessly took tons of selca in front of the building and sit around for more than 15 minutes ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

Our next destination after the JYPE Building is Cube Entertainment building. It was very close from the JYPE Building but there road was crowded because of traffic so we couldn't took any selca in front of the building. But then i remembered that Cube Studio Cafe also located near the JYPE Building, so we decided to give it a try!

The cafe was also so quiet.... lol. And definitely a heaven for the CUBE Entertainment artists fans! From outside, we spotted the giant B2ST's new single 12:30 poster. It was the day of the release of their new song so the cafe played 12:30 like more than 5 times when we were there hahaha. Thanks God we both love the song so we didn't get irritated XD.

Inside, they display Cube artists' (B2ST, 4Minute, BTOB, G.Na, etc) album, merchandise, photos, and many more. We decided to order a cold drink anyway despite the cold weather hahaha. Overall, we really enjoy our drinks and the cafe's atmosphere. ヾ(*´∀`*)ノ


And when we were about to go to the toilet, we accidentally spotted this huge message board where fans can leave a message in celebration of the release of their new song, 12:30 as well as B2ST 5th anniversary! I managed to leave some support message for them that read "B2ST Fighting! 두준 사랑해 (Doojoon I Love You)♥" hahaha ♪☆\(^0^\) ♪(/^-^)/☆♪

// 화이팅!♥ //

After sitting around about 15 minutes, we move to the pop-up park next to the cafe that has Cube artist' drawn in comic style all around the wall. It was so cute and unique! Make sure not to miss this cafe's outdoor area if you are visiting this cafe!


// View of Seoul from Cable Car //

After a long (and tiring) walk, we finally reached Namsan Seoul Tower (N서울타워) or also known as N Seoul Tower. We went up by the cable car and the view of Seoul from the cable car is no joke!! So beautiful!♥

You might already know that N Seoul Tower is famous for its Love Locks and often become the filming location of various Korean drama. One of which is K-drama 'Boys Before Flowers', where Gu Jun Pyo (Lee Minho) waits for Geum Jandi (Goo Hye Sun) in a freezing winter night. Remember, right? ^_^ So, N Seoul Tower is definitely a must-visit place when you are in Korea!
N Seoul Tower located on Mt. Namsan offers great panoramic views of the city, and has been a symbol of Seoul since it first opened to the public in 1980. The tower has not only been given a new look, but also a new name following a complete makeover. It is now a true cultural space with various performances, movies, exhibitions as well as upscale restaurants and snack bars. ()
 // Love Locks! //

We really enjoy walking around the tower and of course not forgetting to take some selca. It was quite crowded at that time that we need to queue to get some photos lol. (╥_╥) However, it is understandable because the N Seoul Tower is one of the well-known tourist sites for foreign tourists.

We also tried to get some photos of us with the tower as the background but looks like we failed. lol. Maybe next time! ^3^v And before we left, we stop by the souvenir shop and got myself a magnetic refrigerator decoration with N Seoul Tower illustration on it! So cute!

// Selca attempts with N Seoul Tower //

Our next destination is Cheonggyecheon (청계천) Stream! Actually we went to the popular shopping street, Dongdaemun (동대문) before but we didn't spend much time there. The street was so crowded so we ended up going to some random shopping mall. The price was pretty expensive but you can negotiate with the seller for cheaper price! But since we need to bargain, and we're not fluent in korean, we decided to leave.

We had a nice evening in Cheonggyecheon (청계천) Stream. We had time to rest our legs for a moment while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Cheonggyecheon Stream!v(⌒o⌒)v♪ Too bad we didn't come at night because i heard we can enjoy a laser show.
Until it was restored in 2005, Cheonggyecheon Stream existed only as a neglected watercourse hidden by an overpass. Today, it has been transformed into a haven of natural beauty amidst the bustle of city life.  
Narae Bridge, expressing a butterfly in flight, and Gwanggyo Bridge, symbolizing the harmony of the past and future, are just two of the more than twenty beautiful bridges that cross the stream. The ‘Rhythmic Wall Stream’, lined with fine marble, sculptures, and Korea’s 8th stone building, Palseokdam, adorn the Cheonggyecheon Stream. 
Cheonggyecheon Stream passes close to Deoksugung Palace, Seoul Plaza, the Sejong Center, Insa-dong Street, Changdeokgung Palace, and Changgyeonggung Palace, allowing visitors to easily visit major tourist sites after a leisurely stroll along the stream. ()
//  바로 치킨!♥ //

Because it was getting dark, we decided to return to the hotel. But before that of course we need a dinner! And because we were super tired from walking that day, we decided to have a takeout at Baro Chicken (바로 치킨). Actually this restaurant is a random restaurant we spotted in our hotel neighborhood. Turns out it was one of our most delicious dinner hahaha. I miss you, Baro Chicken :((((

And finally Day 4 come to an end. Day 5,6,7 left!  See you on 2015, guys!! ♪ ♬ ヾ(´︶`♡)ノ ♬ ♪

[2014 KOREA TRIP] [2014 KOREA TRIP] Day 1: Nami Island (남이섬) + Yeoju Green Village
[2014 KOREA TRIP] Day 2: Bongeunsa (봉은사) Temple + LOTTE WORLD + GAROSUGIL (가로수길)


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