Thursday, September 13, 2012

Seoul Trip Day 3



 Sorry for the delay!! *bows down* 
But here's my Day 3 in Seoul, South Korea, 9th August 2012. Gosh it's been 1 month already, I don't even feel it's been a while, feels like yesterday o,o

Sorry for not publishing it sooner, it's because I have pending posts piled up before so I have to publish it, but now I made it ok! So please forgive me!


Day 3 is basically just shopping and hanging out all around Seoul. If you haven't read my Day 1 and 2, you may read it first HERE! ^.^
 So shall we start with my morning at MyeongDong first? :D










Not very much thing to be done on the 3rd morning, after the amazing concert, its time for the bloggers to head home, but me and Sophie extended our trip so I had more time than them to explore Seoul

But, even from the 2nd day I already demanded to go home and felt a little regret for coming to Seoul. That's because in my opinion Korean people are extremely rude, they bumped into me A LOT, EVERYDAY! and not even said sorry or looked at me! o.o
Also not that helpful to tourists, and didn't smile much either -_-" I know it's probably the language barrier but in other countries that I have traveled so far, all are so kind and helpful la! ONLY IN SEOUL I feel that I am not accepted ._.
 

But because I already paid for the hotel, so I just tried my best to enjoy my trip..


Sophie is not a morning person, so I shopped in MyeongDong with Porsche, Thailand blogger. We shopped a lot because it's her last day in Seoul, and also cos I didnt want to visit Myeongdong anymore on the rest of trips, I wanted to explore other places!!!

But, I didn't buy clothes or fashion stuffs because it's expensive. Okay not that expensive compared to western countries, but the price is about same or even higher than price in online shop Indonesia. And all are made in China too, made in Korea is much more expensive. Porsche even said to me that EVERYTHING in korea are available in Thailand with cheaper price, she got mad too lol

So I ended up only bought mostly Etude House products for my friends and cousins, as well as shopping some hair treatments and hand lotions at Watsons





After checking out, Sophie and I headed to our Hotel at Jamsil area, the hotel is David Hotel and it used to be Love Hotel, so it's cheap lol but not that cheap. The hotel turned out pretty good and spacious, also includes 42 inch LCD tv and fridge!! But the bathroom's door is really thinnnnnn lol

Taxi in Korea is almost same price with Indonesia, not that expensive, but subway is more recommended! By purchasing E-Ticket, you can travel all around seoul with subway, very fast and cheap! One way is only about 1000 won, depends on where your station is



My eyes got super red, almost like bleeding -_- so I decided to put no make up and lens, I only put some powder and glosses T____T

I think it got irritated either by the lens or the weather in Korea, enough la T___T

Before shopping with Sophie, we decided to take lunch first near Jamsil area. But it's supposed to be night area, so not so many restaurants open during the day




 Chinese food at last!








Sophie said that it's better to go to Ewha University because they have street market there and its famous for cheap prices. Though it's considered cheap by Korean standart, but the price is in fact 10.000 won each mostly, and it's made in China :o if you go to Bangkok, you can get it half price, quality not so good either but if you're willing to walk around, you may find some clothes that's worth your money

although in my opinion, most of the clothes sold in stores are same o.o




After finished shopping, Sophie's Korean friend, Brian, came to pick us up and treated us for dinner! He brought us to a place where we could eat the famous Jajangmyun! 

And it's probably the most dellish food that I had in Seoul, but then the secret revealed, Jajangmyun is chinese noodle, not korean food -_-" That explains why I love it duh, my chinese blood is so strong to the point I only like chinese food? lol





Anyway, Have I mentioned to you that the Korean food portion is twice than Indonesia??? o.o Price of food there vary about 4000-8000 won, mostly 6000 won, but in fact it can be eaten by 2 persons so food isn't expensive at all for me..

That's the jajangmyun! I have no idea how come they make the thick black sauce but it's really really good!!!


And that's the final outcome of the jajangmyun! the noodle itself is quite thick and long and very chewy, I almost couldn't finish it all but cos it's so good I forced myself T___T <3



Also Brian said, if you eat Jajangmyun you have to eat it with this sour and sweet chicken too!!! And the chicken's sauce is very niceeeeee...!! Finally I can eat normal food in Korea T___T [I dont like Korean food T.T but forced myself to eat it lol]


Brian, Sophie, and me!!!


After that, I thought we're going back home but Brian said that he'd like to meet his friends and drink beer together near Han River and I was like "Han River??? woooww!!" So Sophie and I tagged along and this is the day where I met NATIVE KOREAN!! *norak*


And because it's really a rare chance, I decided to ask them a lot of questions regarding Korea that mostly foreigners don't know!!! I cannot reveal everything but here's some good points that I managed to catch from our converation!!! And if you say it's wrong, I dunno ok, this is just some informations that I got leh from them lol

Oh btw, I met the educated Koreans la so they can speak english ^.^ <3



1. K-Pop is only popular outside Korea!!! 


Mostly Koreans there don't give a damn about them, I think it's similar to boyband and girlband in Indonesia. Only teenagers during their pre-teens are addicted to idols, while mostly people who are older than high school don't care about their activity o.o I have proven this by myself, when I am attending Etude House concert, mostly fans are young girls!! 



2. They also think that most of girl band members look same o.o

I thought that it's only me or foreigner that find hard time to differentiate each member, but in fact they also dunno who is who! Mostly because they don't really care about them la. Also, mostly Korean guys only like 1 or 2 idols, and they dont really follow their activities nor care about what they do o_O ??? And guess what, girl idols are mostly popular with guys who're serving in Army. For 2 years they cannot meet their family nor girlfriends so they like idols to fill their heart for a moment leh o.o Even the Koreans that I talked to, said that they put their pictures as their screen savers during army lol I can totally understand it tho haha

3. They think most of the idols are gay lol  



Not literally, but I mean in fashion sense? Similar to Indonesia, they don't find idols especially guys who wear eyeliner are that cool o.o Also I always think that Korean people are very fashionable, but in fact after been there, I notice that their fashion style is very casual and *sorry* boring la. It's fashion that can be easily seen in Jakarta as well.

You wanna know Korean style? Go to Kelapa Gading, Pluit, or Grand Indonesia. Really! Even I am still eye catching in Seoul because they don't really dye their hair!! So yeah, it's proven already too by me..
Oh! Interesting subject is I ask them about who's okay for them!

Guess what? Super Junior? NO! Jang Geun Seuk? NO! Lee Min Ho? NO! Kim Hyun Joong? NO! Hero Jaejoong? NO! Bae Yong Jun? NO! etc
So, who's okay for them??? Big Bang, Jang Dong Gun, Max Changmin..  o_____o


 They don't like pretty guys either O____O;;;;;;
And because they said Big Bang is ok, so  I decided to listen to Big Bang. Big Bang is considered as the best boyband and the not-so-gay-boyband and the songs are mostly catchy so yeah, Native Koreans love them! After listened to their songs a few times, I am really addicted to G-D omg T.T okay that's the story how I fall in love with Big Bang wtf




After talked about Boyband, they said that one person's coming later will be a brother of a famous boyband from SM Entertainment. Sorry I cannot reveal the name or the boyband's name for privacy matter, but the brother is ganteng abis gak boong lol unfortunately he can't speak english that well so I communicated with him through dictionary that I installed on my phone

The rest of them can speak english quite good cos they part time as english teacher or have been living in States before! ^____^

After spending some time drinking beer next to Han River with them, I can finally understand the kindness of Korean, they're very nice and kind and thoughtful! I feel accepted and they answer all my questions very kindly T____T I feel bad after that for mocking Korea before but it's probably because I havent met the nice Korean leh

Also I learned that it's probably because of their culture. Korean dont really care about people they dont know, but once they know you they will be very very nice toward you!



With some of Korean people that I met there. No, si kakak boyband ganteng nggak ada disana hehe ;D


Also they also find Sophie and I taxi and I felt bad for having them taking care of us but they said it's fine and it's a really enjoyable moment too. Ok, I've started to like my holiday and Korea after that day. And I could hardly wait what's great adventure would be on the next after



 

Sophie and I said good night from Seoul, we're about to sleep but must maintain skin first because on 4th day we're going to Everland Theme Park!!

Stay tuned for the next post! ^_^ <3

42 comments:

dini setiyorini said...

Aaaaak stel bikin penasaran bgt sie sapa itu cowok ganteng yg lw maksud, kekeke
Initial please :p

Shasha said...

wah stella suka bigbang juga ya? *o* hehehe
penasaran juga siapa kakak gantengnya?? >_<

Stella Lee said...

akhirnya suka ahahahha!
kakak gantengnya itu kakak anak boyband, tapi bukan dia member boybennya lol

Stella Lee said...

hahaha.. kakak gantengna juga pasti kamu gak kenal, yang dikenal itu adiknya yang boyben :D

Sarah Azhezha said...

hands up for BigBang.. \>o</
satu management sama 2NE1 lhoo, hehe


thanks for the interview report! sempet kepikiran juga fenomena Kpop di korea sendiri kayak gimana gt. Ternyata sama aja kayak di Indonesia ya, ga kayak di drama2 korea juga, haha


btw, jalan2 ke obyek tradisional ga stel?

Sarah Azhezha said...

hands up for Bigbang \>o</
satu management sama 2NE1 lhoo, hehe


Thanks for the interview report! Sempet kepikiran juga di Korea sendiri fenomena Kpop nya kayak gimana gt. Ternyata sama aja kayak di Indonesia ya, ga kayak di drama2 korea, haha :p


btw, jalan2 ke obyek tradisional ga stel?

Tiara Sanders said...

yaiy, Korean didn't like K-pop..
i dunno why, but reading that line make me wanna laugh to all K-popers at my place..
may i share your blog to my facebook, Stella? so my 'crazy-Kpopers' friends can read it too? :))

Nyan said...

actually k-pop was marketed to make it big outside of korea esp japan. that's why there are more cute guys rather than ganteng guys to fit japanese market xD but then again k-pop market have changed during past five years so yeah. shit happened. interest changed.

SAPA TUH SI GANTENG ABIS GAK BOONG XD spill it gurl! and yeah, koreans are r00d. esp kalo sering traveling dan udah ngerasain yang jauh lebih gentle manner (jepang misalnya ehem) tapi ya kaya di indo aja sih. you'll find a nice one among thousand bitches and morons xD

Kimu said...

Big Bang woohoo!

♡ Miharu ♡ said...

wah ternyata boyben sama girlband korea ga seheboh berita diindo lol
hmm ia dr foto keliatan penampilan mereka hampir mirip sama di indo :s
sepertinya kalo dr segi fashion jepang jauh lebih baik >:D

Miharu said...

wah ternyata boyben sama girlband korea ga seheboh berita diindo lol
hmm ia dr foto keliatan penampilan mereka hampir mirip sama di indo :s
sepertinya kalo dr segi fashion jepang jauh lebih baik >:D

Sarah Azhezha said...

hands
up for Bigbang \>o</
satu management sama 2NE1 lhoo, hehe


Thanks for the interview report! Sempet kepikiran juga di Korea sendiri
fenomena Kpop nya kayak gimana gt. Ternyata sama aja kayak di Indonesia
ya, ga kayak di drama2 korea, haha :p


btw, jalan2 ke obyek tradisional ga stel?

Sarah Azhezha said...

hands up for BigBang..
satu management sama 2NE1 lhoo, hehe


thanks for the interview report! sempet kepikiran juga fenomena Kpop di
korea sendiri kayak gimana gt. Ternyata sama aja kayak di Indonesia ya,
ga kayak di drama2 korea juga, haha


btw, jalan2 ke obyek tradisional ga stel? on

Stella Lee said...

I do not say that Korean don't like Kpop. It's their culture and it's not like they hate it, it's just they dont care about them like we do toward our singers. Sorry to say, although young girls in Indo are crazy about SMASH or CherryBelle, for me I don't care and even if they pass by me I wont notice them either. That's what they said to me about their idols

Stella Lee said...

haha walo aku sebut namanya juga gak bisa dicari lah yah, dia kan orang biasa :)

Stella Lee said...

you like? :D

Stella Lee said...

yeapppp kayaknya memang cuman heboh di indo aja haha
gak beda kok, mirip cina cina sini juga cuman bahasanya lebih uooo aja lol

Yessy Muliawan said...

big bang emg keren kok ci, boyband yg ga gaygay wkwkwk

Stella Lee said...

yeap I know! 1 management sama PSY juga kan :D I think their management has idols that are well accepted by the native koreans, 2NE1 is considered cool compared to other idols lol

iya aku rasa memang ini suatu highlight tersendiri bisa dateng ke korea dan menanyakan pertanyaan2 seperti ini. as we all know, deman kpop merajalela, disini orang mewek mewek, padahal orang korea disananya sii biasa aja hehe

jalan kok, nanti yaaaaa 8D

Stella Lee said...

yeap, that's what they said XD

Renata Janelft said...

orang" korea sendiri tidak terlalu peduli dengan except teenagers? mengejutkan juga O.O

tadinya gak percaya, tapi tiba" inget disana ada acara namanya "open concert" di KBS yang bawain lagu" trot korea (yg nyanyi yg udah tua" haha), yg nonton jaaaaauuuh lebih banyak daripada acara" K-pop kaya Music Bank, M! Countdown, Inkigayo, Music Core, etc. sepertinya itu udah lebih dari cukup buat membuktikan kalo warga korea emg gak terlalu peduli dengan K-pop

Nyan said...

LOOOLLL yang mau nyari juga sapa neng? kejauhan deh mikirnya hahaha

SeVeRuS LoVe said...

wahahahaha..ngakak...mungkin disana, boyband girlband berasa kyk smash, cherrybelle dll kali ya..sok imut sok cute...>_<
aku jg lebih suka japan dari korea..
korea mah cuma bigbang dan 2ne1 yg aku suka...apalagi GD..hehe
bisik2 donk soal abang ganteng itu,,siapa sih adeknya? (*v*)

Stella Lee said...

yeapppp itu yang kutangkep dari ngobrol sama mereka o.o jadi kita mengidolakan smash korea aja sii intinya, mungkin juga yang dianggep cute disini disana pada enek [pengalaman ngeliat tv anak girlband sok imut akhirnya enek beneran] lol

iyaaa bigbang 2ne1 are okay, mungkin mreka karna tipe cool hiphop sii ya. i heard from them that they listen to american music more, they're not that different than us, aren't they? XDD

hahahaha siapa yaa

Stella Lee said...

yeap, teens yang dimaksud anak smp yaaaa.. sisanya mreka udah sibuk ngurusin hal yang lain. tetep ada sii yang udah lebih mature, tapi jaraaaannngggg banget, pas di konser etude, yg kuliat yang udah dewasa tetep ntn malah bule LOL

Iya ya? aku gak ngikutin perkembangan music korea sii jadi aku gak tau, tapi ini info yang kudapat stelah ngobrol ngobrol sama anak muda Korea disana :)
mereka di usia 20-25 :)

Kuroda Arisa said...

aduuhhh
jadi penasaran siapa it kakak ganteng XD
emnk BIG BANG is the bestttt
apalgi lagu BLUE .... ><

Rosdiana Rose said...

Stella!!! OMG I loveee your skull shirt! Where did you get that? Soooo cool! I would love to have that shirt for Halloween! *sigh* did i say I love your skull shirt? I have such fascination with skulls, it is ridiculous! Well anyway, sounds like you get to know the real ppl of Korea instead of just impression of them from your not so nice experience being bumped by so many ppl. Have you been to HK? Isn't it way worse there than Korea? The bumping I mean. They don't apologize either. Lol i truly enjoy this post! Thank you!

rosdiana rose said...

Stella!!! OMG I loveee your skull shirt! Where did you get that? Soooo
cool! I would love to have that shirt for Halloween! *sigh* did i say I
love your skull shirt? I have such fascination with skulls, it is
ridiculous! Well anyway, sounds like you get to know the real ppl of
Korea instead of just impression of them from your not so nice
experience being bumped by so many ppl. Have you been to HK? Isn't it
way worse there than Korea? The bumping I mean. They don't apologize
either. Lol i truly enjoy this post! Thank you! on

Stella Lee said...

iya aduh lagu favoritku tuh blue, bagian taeyang sama daesungnya itu LUAR BIASA! bener2 nusuk banget aduhhhhh T___T #ababil

Stella Lee said...

I got them from random shop, I am also in love with skull and animal printed <3 I was into rock before but right now I tried to become more, girlish lol ?
You can get them from taobao or just browse around OS, I am sure they can sell it. the shirt is too big for me though T____T it can be worn as a dress wtf T___T

hahaha yes first impression to Korea isn't that good but I'm glad I stayed longer and met & talked to them so I become to know a lot of things about Korea!! Also I didn't leave Korea with grudge feeling, it's nice! :)

Never been to HK! Want to but I am saving for Japan first lol I think China is worse, never been there but a lot of my friends said that they're pretty rude and gross :-S
I'm glad you like it!!!!! Thank you for reading!

Tiara Sanders said...

i mean, Korean dont like Kpop that much like most of Indonesian teenages do..
i also dont like boyband, i agree with u, i wont notice them either, :D

Kuroda Arisa said...

yg monster juga menyentuh lo stell >< reccomend dehh lagu it ,,,

wenny said...

Aw.. i sell skull loose shirt imported from hongkong and as seen on taobao, coco, etc. u guys can purchase it from my shop or simply msg to my shop's sales 082161161144 ^^
*dear stella, tdnya gw mao komen postingan blog mu. krn liat ini skalian nyahut :D*

wenny said...

hyaha...
most of the girls there doesn't wear heels. they love sneakers thats why it's way more easy to find casual shoes at the street market then fashion shoes.

and they love eyecatching colours like neon pink, yellow etc.



if you guys really does curious about korean style, then you guys must watch the reality show not the k-drama bcs k-drama and other k-pop things are suppose to attract foreigner to know more about the high-fashion side from korea, and it's all the idea from their government to boost the tourist' visit. that's why there's always an english line (and sometimes english version) in most of the k-pop songs because they want to reach the internasional market. and i'll say they really did it. (there's also 2 or 3 tourist guide placed at the most-visited or most-known place like dongdaemun, coex mall, that able to speak alot of foreign language to help the tourist, even for buying teater/shows ticket, they'll help us to booked it by phone calling and also show us the complete map to our destination)

but reality shows are suppose to let ppl know more about the 'daily' and 'basic' things from korea. it's also been watched by the locco. that' the reason why they really looks different if you guys did watch running man, happy family outing, we got married, etc :)

me and my fiancee visited seoul and stayed in a hostel bcs we'd love to backpacking around. so we talked much with the hostel owner named miso and she tell us the personality of korean.
ages are the important things in korea, that's why most of them doesn't say sorry to you when they bumped on you :(

but if we (as the young person) shows our respect, they really can be such a nice person :) *but i myself never like the OLD people in korea. most of them are lazy to queue in a line*


and about the k-pop things, yes. that's why most of them debuted in Japan and other countries like CNblue, etc. and also create a japan album :D

in my opinion, stayed for minimum 10days are a must if we really want to know and 'understand' korea (especially Seoul and Busan) bcs i still got no idea about korea in my 3rd days visit. and i really fall in love with korea in my 4th day till i get back to Jakarta. *and planning to get back for my honeymoon trip* ^^

wenny said...

and about the cheap shopping,
there's always a green-market or maybe we can say it bazaar at the tempat-nongkrong-anak-gaul street like Hongdae, Gangnam, etc.
and i prove it myself. the prices are totally crazy for a brand new stuff.

i bought a pair of korean sneakers for only 3000 won (Rp.28.000,- lebi kurang) and other fashion stuff. i'm the fashion-wholesale owner, and i seldom buy clothes even in the (people said) reasonable-price's place like itc, cililitan, blok m, pasar pagi etc :D

wenny said...

there's always a green-market or maybe we can say it bazaar at the tempat-nongkrong-anak-gaul street like Hongdae, Gangnam, etc. EVERY WEEKEND

*sorry, my bad*

Stella Lee said...

thank you for your responsive comment on my blog!!! ^_^

Ah, so it's because I look younger than them so they bumped without apologized? makes sense o.o

Unfortunately I didn't shop fashion a lot, prob it's my stupidity for not being able to find cheap stuffs lol

Stella Lee said...

yea i like it! :D Mostly I listen to their songs from 2011-2012. But I tahan-tahan biar gak makin demen, so I wont feel heartache when they hold concert here T.T

Stella Lee said...

Hahaha yes, as I mentioned that Kpop is mostly popular outside Korea.. Though I like a few of the guys [like Kim Hyun Joong, Jang Geun Seuk, Won Bin] lol

it's just, funny facts :D I'm glad I came and retrieved this information to share with you all ;)

Tiara Sanders said...

my fave things about korean are just : Tae Kwon Do and Sungha Jung,,
LOL~~

kiww said...

haihai, nimbrung dikit nih. aku jual tiket konser bigbang tgl 12 okt standing b1. harganya 1,2jt aja (jual rugi deh dr pada ga kepake) aku ga jadi nonton soalnya mesti ke jambi tgl segitu. kalo berminat email ke qiqirizqy@yahoo.com ya. makasih

Jeffery Tan said...

Hi, may i know where and what's the restaurant name that you had your Jajangmyun?

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