ESTHETICA
Dosandae-ro 67-gil, Chungdamdong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
(서울 강남구 청담동 도산대로67길)

After their visit to The Red Carpet Salon, Kangjun and Minwoo went back to their car and on this street just on the other corner of the building, they walked like fashion models. So they basically turned this narrow street into a runway and it was hilarious.

It's near the salon, on the street next to Infinite's building. So yeah, this is in Chungdam-dong.
Feel free to visit it when you're going on a tour to Seoul!



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Myeongdong Shopping Street
Myeongdong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
(서울 중구 명동2가)

Probably bored at home, Roommates Nana and Hong Soohyun decided to go bond with each other in a way girls know best: SHOPPING!
Actually, they wanted to go to a place full of people to probably test the popularity of the show so they headed to Myeongdong.

Located in a busy district in Seoul, Myeongdong is a definite tourist attraction in South Korea because it is where exciting shopping experiences happen. Its streets are flocked in with shoppers from all ages and nationalities because there are certainly lots of establishments in the area selling various items from clothes to accessories, and anything under the sun! There are also lots of restaurants in there, making it a good venue for romantic dates!

It is a common thing to see celebrities filming their Korean dramas, variety shows, movies, or whatever there. Sometimes, they come there to just relax and live normally like other people, and shop until they drop.
It is a beautiful place that exposes the stunning modern culture of the Korean society and no tour to Korea will ever be complete without dropping by this gorgeous shopping destination.

For directions, you can drop me a comment :)




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Kang Ho The Red Carpet
Apgujeong-ro 62-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
(서울 강남구 압구정로62길)

One of the most popular salon among celebrities is Kang Ho The Red Carpet located in Gangnam.
It is where a lot of idols nowadays come to for their make-up!
Among those top-tiered personalities I know of are Lee Minho, B2ST's Yong Junhyung and FT Island's Lee Hongki. The members of Infinite come here too especially since their building is just beside it. LOL
The newest addition to my list of course are Kang Jun and Park Minwoo!

RELATED ARTICLE: Infinite's Salon

In the Korean variety Roommate, Minwoo and Kangjun dropped by the salon before they bought the sundae soup and soju, and head to Dongwook's photoshoot that day.

Actually, the area is quite star-studded.
Aside from having this Korean salon and Infinite's building, it also has another attraction: Coffee Cojjee.
The entrance to the salon is just beside this famous Korean cafe which is owned by a god celebrity, Kim Jaejoong.
I've said enough to convince you it's awesome, right?

For pictures, you may visit this blog or this blog.
If you need help with the directions, feel free to drop a comment! I'll surely reply! :)



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Trapalace Apartment
299 Omok-ro, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul
(서울 양천구 오목로 299)


Okay, I'm not really sure if this is where the interior shots for the Korean drama It's Okay, That's Love were taken but I'm pretty certain that somehow, they filmed  here. And the thought excites me!
The first time I ID-ed this filming site was for My Love from the Star.
Yes, this is where Do Minjoon and Cheon Songyi lived! Although the main houses were shot in a studio, the lobby and elevator scenes were actually shot on location so I'm thinking that somehow, this new drama does the same.

I'm blabbering a lot. LOL

Anyway, this is the second post and in I hope I'm doing good.
Any comment? Anything you'd like to say? :)
Please feel free to comment. I love receiving them! :)






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Sam Song Bakery/삼송베이커리
395 Jungangdaero, Jung-gu, Daegu
(대구 중구 중앙대로 395)

On Episode 4, we saw the sisters separately for the first time. LOL. While Jessica was on a fansign at a mall (I think!), Krystal was at Daegu for a fansign of her own.
As food is omnipotent in this Korean variety show, the younger girl had to stop at a bakery on her way back to Seoul. ^__^

According to Krystal, the breads there are must-tries if you're coming to the province so I thought that I should put it here. I think it's worth it though because someone actually asked me to post this. Hehe.

RELATED ARTICLE: SNSD Tiffany and Hyoyeon Buying Breads

So here it is! :)
Since it's in Daegu, I don't think I'll be confident to share how to get there.
But if you need assistance, just drop me a comment and let's see what I can do.
^_________^




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Yongma Land
118 Mangu-ro 70-gil, Jungrang-gu, Seoul 
(서울 중랑구 망우로70길 118)

This is a new and exciting discovery for me!
For quite a few times already, I've wondered where this carousel is.
I've seen it in several drama but it doesn't look like anywhere in Gyeonggi or Incheon.
When I saw Romantic J's Love Falls MV after a few months again, I realized that I really need to find it.
And I did. Surprisingly!

It's Yongma Land, an amusement park located in a district in Seoul, a little more or less 12 kilometers away from Gangnam-gu. The surprising thing is that it's abandoned already, like those you see in creepy websites and all.
But the surprising thing is that people still come here to take pictures or you know, sight see.

RELATED ARTICLE: Goo Hyesun and Lee Sanghyun at the Songam Space Center for Angel Eyes

As I contemplate on this fact, I was more amazed with South Korea's norm, on how they can transform an old and abandoned place into something still worthy of appreciation. I love how they still portray it as a beautiful place even when other people will think it's not.

And the production people, seriously. I mean, I have to give credits to their production staff members, designers, location managers and cameramen for making the location seem like it's still operating in Korean dramas and music videos like the one of Juniel and Jonghyun and that one particular scene in Angel Eyes.

As I go blog hopping, I learned that Yongma Land actually has a waterpark before. You can see it on the pictures in this blog. Also, you can visit this and this.

To be very honest, I need to go to this place when I go on a tour to Korea. It's fairly easy to locate since bus and subway stations are nearby. If you wish to find help with the directions, I think I can give you assistance. Just drop me a comment!



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Gwanghwamun Square
1-57 Sejong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
종로구 세종로 1-57 

One of the biggest events in South Korea every year is the World Cup season. As the citizens have intense love for soccer (futsal) and are very competitive, they support the Korean Soccer Team (Red Devils) with all their might - and they will take it even to the streets to show their dedication and undying love.

This year, South Korea also participated in the World Cup Season in Brazil and as expected, Koreans were ecstatic. Even the members of Roommate weren't exempted in the hype. Some of them even went to Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul to watch with the people the first game against Russia. Unfortunately though, the score was tied - and in the end of the season, SK didn't make it to the finals.

RELATED ARTICLE: The Glamorous House of Roommate

Anyway, Gwanghwamun Square is one of the most ideal tourist destinations in Seoul. It's like a must for every foreigner to visit. It is a boulevard located in front of the Gyeongbok Palace in the heart of Jongno-gu. It features the statues of Admiral Yi Sun Shin and King Sejong. It is actually a nice Korean drama filming site and many dramas had used it as their location.

Many of those who are on tours to Korea are missing a lot if they don't come here.
If you're traveling on your own and you need help on how to get there, please drop a comment and I'll send you the directions.




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Club Syndrome
205 Dosandae-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
(서울 강남구 도산대로 205)

I told you, It's Okay, That's Love has its spots reserved in my blog and I'm starting now!
If you watched the first episode already, you'll understand why it immediately got 9.3% ratings on viewership! The plot line introduced is interesting. The main characters were all shown on the first episode. The soundtracks are nice, matching well with the cinematography (because I still can't get over the cliff episode!).
Indeed, it was a drama to watch for!

So okay. In the first episode, there was a scene when Ji Hae Soo (Gong Hyojin) was kicked in the face and she stumbled on the plight of stairs. Quite funny, if you think, but it was inevitable to the story and it led to the climax of the episode. LOL.

But where exactly was the place? It's the Club Syndrome in Gangnam.
To all those who think it's familiar, I have already ID-ed this place as it is a filming site for the Korean drama Triangle starring Kim Jaejoong. I am not sure though if this is where the first scenes were shot as well (where Jang Jae Yeol (Cho Insung) was stabbed with a fork by his own brother, considering there was a pool there.

Club Syndrome has this sexy atmosphere and I want you all to see that through pictures.
You can click here and here and here if you wish to see more about the club:

Going on a tour to Korea and wishing to enjoy the night at this club?
Drop a comment and I'll help you with the directions!



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Naksan Beach
Jeonjin-ri, Ganghyeon-myeon, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do
(강원 양양군 강현면 전진리)

Remember that scene when Ah Mo Ne was trying to convince Loman Lee to invest on her plans?
She brought him to a beach and there, she discussed her plans for the hotel; and for a moment, we were made to believe that he was really serious about his investments. LOL.

And this was the place.
Although it seems quite different in the scene, it is the Naksan Beach in Gangwon-do.
Many people, even foreigners, come here to swim. It's one of the cleanest and most famous beaches in the province after all. The Korean drama sure did a good decision in using this as a filming site.

To be honest, I think this is also where they filmed that scene when Jaewan (Dongwook) was sitting on the rocks, thinking, after he was fired by Chairman Baek.

Anyway, if you wish to see more pictures, click here.


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(HANGUL) 
아무래도 난 니가 좋아
아무런 말도 없이 웃던
나를 아나줘 babe

오늘은 기다렸죠
그대 달콤한 나를 봐요
그대 예~ 지켜줄게요 babe
매일 매일 꿈을 꾸죠
그대 손을 잡고 날아가
영원히 언제까지나

*** 보고싶은 나의 사랑
운명이죠 피할수도 없죠
Everyday, I'm so lucky
숨겨웠던
내 맘을 고백할래
너를 사랑해

떨리던 내 입술도
그대 설레던 이 마음도
그대 내 사랑이죠, babe
이런게 사랑 인걸 알죠
그대가 있어 행복하죠 예~ 
사랑이예요, babe.
매일 매일 꿈을 꾸죠
그대 손을 잡고 날아가
영원히 언제까지나

*** 보고싶은 나의 사랑
운명이죠 피할수도 없죠
Everyday, I'm so lucky
숨겨웠던
내 맘을 고백할래
너를 사랑해

(디오랑) 나의 모두를 걸만큼
널 사랑하고 아껴준다고
그대 약속할게요~ oh~
시간 지나 모두 변해도
이 세상이 끝난다해도
나의 사랑아~

그대 내게 행운이죠
피할수도 없죠
Everyday, I'm so lucky
숨겨웠던
내 맘을 고백할래

너를 사랑해


(ROMANIZATION)
Amuraedo nan niga joah
amureon maldo eobsi utdon
nareul anajwo babe

oneuleun gidaryeotjyo
geudae dalkomhan nareul bwayo
geudae yeah~ jikyeojulkeyo babe
maeil maeil kkumul kkujyo
geudae soneul japgo naraga
yeongwonhi eonjekkajina

** Bogosipeun naui sarang
unmyeong ijyo pihalsudo eobjyo
Everyday, I'm so lucky
sumgyeowotdeon 
nae mameul gobaek hallae 
neoreul saranghae

ddeollideon nae ipsuldo
geudae seolledeon i maeumdo
geudae nae sarangijyo babe
ireonge sarang ingeol aljyo
geudaega isseo haengbokhajyo
yeah~ sarangiyeyo, babe.
geudae soneul japgo naraga
yeongwonhi eonjekkajina

** Bogosipeun naui sarang
unmyeong ijyo pihalsudo eobjyo
Everyday, I'm so lucky
sumgyeowotdeon 
nae mameul gobaek hallae 
neoreul saranghae

naui modureul geolmankeum
neol saranghago akkyeojundago
geudae yaksokhalkeyo, oh~
sigan jina modu byeonhaedo
i sesangi kkeutnandahaedo
naui saranga~ 

geudae naege haengunijyo
pihalsudo eobjyo
Everyday, I'm so lucky
sumgyeowotdeon
nae mameul gobaek hallae
neoreul saranghae

(ENGLISH)
(NOTE: I am still learning Korean and I cannot assure you that this is the right translation. But at least, you'll get the gist of the song from this. ^^)

Somehow I like you.
Without words, I smile.
Give me a hug, babe.

Today, I waited.
The sweet you, look at me.
You yeah, I will protect, babe.

Everyday
dream the dream
I'll hold your hand and fly
Always and forever

***My love who I want to see
This is fate, I cannot escape.
Everyday, I'm so lucky.
I cannot breathe.
Should I confess my heart?
I love you.

My lips are shaking, you.
My heart is fluttering.
You are my love, babe.
You know this is love.
I have you, I'm happy.
Yeah, This is love, babe.

Everyday
dream the dream
I'll hold your hand and fly
Always and forever

***My love who I want to see
This is fate, I cannot escape.
Everyday, I'm so lucky.
I cannot breathe.
Should I confess my heart?
I love you.

With everything of me
I promise to love and cherish you
I promise you, oh~
Even if time passes by and everything change
Even if this world comes to an end,
my love. 

You are lucky for me. 
I cannot escape.
Everyday, I'm so lucky. 
I cannot breathe.
Should I confess my heart?
I love you.

CREDITS!
Korean lyrics from lu_iamyours@Naver
romanization and translation from Manager Hyung


The song means so much to me.
It's sung by Jongdae and Kyungsoo for the latter's first drama.
Jongdae's voice was awesome, mixed with Kyung's.
I loved the melody. I loved the lyrics. I loved how it appeal to my emotion even without understanding the lyrics at first; and I loved it more how it touched my heart the moment I understood its translation.

Kim Jongdae has got to be one of the best singers in SM Town, and in the KPOP industry.
I don't want to go through the comments because I don't want to see negative comments, as I may not be able to keep calm. LOL
But I really hope you guys liked this.
And I'm sorry if there are discrepancies on the English translation. I'm a newbie. :D

Please take out with credits.
It's not easy translating!


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Rice Cake Shop
Seongbuk-ro 21-gil, Seongbuk-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul
(서울 성북구 성북동 성북로21길)

I can't remember if it's in Episode 2 or 3 where Seho was seen buying rice cakes so the roommates can give it to their neighbors. I guess that's the Korean tradition when you're new to a community.

And this is the shop where he ordered the rice cakes from!
This is near the bakery from where Chanyeol bought the cake for Sungwoo. Hihihi.



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Once in a Blue Moon
85-1 Chungdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
(강남구 청담동 85-1)

On the first episode, Im Siwan was seen watching a jazz singer inside a club called Once in a Blue Moon.
Well, it's actually the club's name and it is located in Gangnam District, beside the gym where Roommate's Son Gayeon trains.

Actually, this jazz bar was introduced to me by a reader who shared the location for Cunning Single Lady featuring Seo Kangjoon and Lee Minjung; and personally, I find it really interesting because from the two scenes, I thought that it would be a great place to unwind. I love jazz music, after all!

For the directions and questions, you can drop me a comment okay? :)



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Samcheong-dong Road
Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
(서울 종로구 삼청동)

Sora once said that she loves Samcheong-dong so much and I just can't help but agree.
It has the same appeal as Pyeongchang-dong but I think it feels like Bukchon. The place is a mix of old and new and it just creates a wonderful and charming atmosphere.

The thing about Samcheong-dong is it cafes and restaurants. There are so much to visit in here and I am personally attracted by the fact that you would have to climb steep stairs to get to some places.
Exciting, and everything's just so picturesque so it's not a wonder why Sora and Soohyun actually had a swift photoshoot while walking around :p

Anyway, one of my favorite cafes in the area is the one used in I Need Romance 3. :)



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