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Eungbong Mountain Park
13-1 Dogseodang-ro 60-gil, Seodong-gu, Seoul
서울 성동구 독서당로60길 13-1

I love the place and it has always been my dream to post something about some random parks in Seoul in this blog, so here's a reality. This is the Eungbong Mountain Park in Seoul, a beautiful and romantic place overlooking the lovely Han River - which is exceptionally alluring at night.

If you wish to see more pictures, click this link.

Okay. So enough of the place. Let me please, please, please talk about Do Kyungsoo's acting.
I don't know what I should say to convince you guys that my words will not be biased and I will base it on what I know as a person who has background in dramas and films like this; so I just won't tell you to believe me. I just want you guys to think about what I'm going to say.

Do Kyungsoo is something when it comes to acting. At first, you won't be convinced, thinking that he's just a noob, a trying hard - because he has this weird facial expression to signify pain and suffering, and sometimes you just can't help but laugh. But eventually, the acting will grow on you, especially if you're a fan of EXO who had known how he is from how you observed him on variety shows and how is described everytime by his members.

In the end, you're going to realize how natural his acting abilities are; and you're also going to realize how every scene he appears on with Cho Insung moves you to either complete laughter or tears. Two extremes. No in-between.

Whenever there's a new Korean drama, I don't particularly go for the plot. Although the story plays a huge factor in holding my interest, my main magnet is the way the actors play they role. I am quite the critic when it comes to acting. Although I sound like a trying hard bitch right now, I have to voice out that for me to appreciate an actor, I need to feel what they're feeling. Because at the end of the day, that's their goal. That's the essence of their jobs.

And Kyungsoo gets to do that.

Now, I'll speak as a fan. Right now, I have just watched the 5th episode and my heart swells with pride. I'm kinda late, I know; but I watched it while reading tweets about how Kyungsoo's acting was. Several respected names in the industry had expressed their interest and appreciation of his acting. And I can't help but tear up at how far this baby had gone to within just two years of being in the limelight.

He has a Korean movie coming up, CART, and I am just happy because as everyone knows, it got into the Toronto International Film Festival, a prestigious event that recognizes real sensible movies from across the globe.
Good luck, Kyungsoo! :)




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병천황토방순대
10 Nonhyeon-ro 131-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
(서울 강남구 논현로131길 10)

Before going to their hyung's photoshoot and after their makeover at the salon, Kangjun and Minwoo called their Dongwook hyung to ask what he wants. Jokingly, the older guy answered he want soju and sundae soup.

Because what Dongwook wants, he gets, Kangjun insisted that they really buy it in case their hyung really wants to eat it at the set. So they did. And they stopped at this small sundae shop in Nonhyeon-ro.

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Thank you!



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Curry House
Myeongryun 2-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul
(서울 종로구 명륜2가)

This is the curry house where Seho, Kangjun, Gayeon and Nana went to to find the spiciest curry they could ever get for Sora. It was a mission, I think; and true to Seho's words, the curry house was really in front of the main gate of Sungkyunkwan University so was fairly easy to locate.

I'm not really for curries and very spicy food but seeing them eat it, I really want to try.
LOL

It's easy to find the restaurant, albeit its narrow and unattractive entrance.
For directions, please do drop me a comment.




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KOON
39 Seolleung-ro 146-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
(서울 강남구 선릉로146길 39)

Bored at home because Soojung was on work, Sooyeon decided to call her stylist unnie and together, they went shopping in Gangnam-gu. And their destination? KOON.

According to On Style's narrator, this is Jessica's favorite boutique. Cool, right?
It amazed me how they knew about this.
But then celebrities will always know where the top places are, after all.
They need to be on top of their games anyway so they need the best fashion items.
Apparently, this shop has everything Jessica likes.

If you want to shop here too but don't know how to get there,
drop me a comment.
I might be able to help. :)


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Hometown Kitchen
297 Tanhyun-dong, Ilsan-seogu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
(경기 고양시 일산서구 탄현동 297)

On the third episode of Let's Eat, Daeyoung took everyone out for a shabu-shabu treat
and taught them how to properly eat the dish.
LOL I was drooling the whole time because I really miss eating shabu-shabu and I guess the next time I do, I'm gonna apply the rule: MEAT - VEGETABLES - MEAT
LOL

Anyway, they went to Hometown Kitchen in Ilsan for their feast.
Looks familiar? Sounds familiar?
You must have watched The Heirs then.
Hometown Kitchen served as the cafeteria of Jeguk High School (The Heirs school) and was pretty much a vital filming site for the Korean drama.

It's very easy to locate so if you need help, feel free to drop me a comment.
For pictures though, you can visit this and this.




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Coffeesmith Hongdae
82 Wausan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
(서울 마포구 와우산로 82)

Okay, so here's a cute misleading. HAHA
If I understood the plot correctly, the production's trying to convince us viewers that the cafe where Kwangsoo works is at the same building as the balcony house the lead characters are living in.
However, it's not.
I'm yet to find the house and I'm just so lucky that I found this coffee shop!

It's Coffeesmith in Hongdae.
Please don't be confused though.
There are two entrances to the cafe. One is along the main highway and one is at the back (Wausan-ro 18-gil). The Korean drama used the back entrance during the three episodes. Let's see if they're gonna use the other one. :p

How to get there? Drop me a comment and I'll see what I can do! :)



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해동꽃농원 (Haedong Flower Farm)
50-2 Seongbuk-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul
(서울 성북구 성북로 50-2)

LOL Excuse me for my title. It was Son Gayeon's coming of age day and the members of Roommate celebrated it by preparing a small surprise spearheaded by Park Minwoo.
That night, he rode his bike again and went to the nearest flower shop in the area to buy flowers for their maknae. And honestly, I think it was sweet.

I know Minwoo suffered from negative impressions when he got envious of Kangjun's success and reprimanded him during his friends' visit; but I think it was just a phase and to be honest, I found the older guy to be really sweet to his housemates.

I love how he has sense on everything.
I love how he takes care of Gayeon.
:)

What do you think?


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Dashing Diva
32 Dosandae-ro 49-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
(서울 강남구 도산대로49길 32)

There are three reasons why I think Jessica loves this nail shop so much.

First is the name. Dashing Diva does fit her personality so much, right? LOL So if I got my nails done here, I'll feel like a diva? And a dashing one at that? No wonder the SNSD girl is always glowing!

Second is the set-up. I so love the interior! I am particularly in love with the centerpiece hanging from the ceiling just above the round table of nail polishes! You can see it from here.
All in all, it makes you feel like a princess, and since Jessica is a princess, then there's no question why she loves this.
Plus almost majority of the items and designs in the area has pink! LOL

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Third, the location. It's located in Sinsadong so it's fairly easy to go to. The KPOP idol said that if there's even 30 minutes free on her schedule, she always go there. And sometimes, she could come there as often as twice or thrice a week just for nail color. HAHAHA

Oh well, let's see. I want to try this too!

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Bing Bing Bing
32 Samsung-ro 149-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
(서울 강남구 삼성로149길 32)

LOL I swear Bing Bing Bing must send Krystal loads of their products for mentioning the company name on the program without being edited. Until now, I can hear her screaming 'Let's eat BING BING BING first!'
But LMFAO I don't think that was intentional. The company's name idea was just pure genius. HAHA

Anyway, so this is where Krystal drove to with Victoria and Luna after they filmed their comeback stage for Red Light. It's a small cafe in Gangnam-gu but for the members to know about it, it must be pretty famous.
The cafe has several branches around the country and anyone who go on a tour to Seoul can drop by to taste the very delicious patbingsu


For the directions, drop me a comment!
I'll be waiting!
Chu~♥


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CGV Chungdam-dong
323 Dosandae-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
(서울 강남구 도산대로 323)

I love my readers a lot! They introduce me to different programs which I'm really liking so far. One of which is Style Log. I can't remember who told me about it or which platform was used to tell me, but here I am, picking up interest on this fashion program, albeit the lateness. :p

On the first episode, Lee Soohyuk and Hong Jonghyun went to CGV Chungdamdong where their studio was. I honestly thought it was just a mall and a cinema. I didn't know there were actually studios there. Geez. There are really a lot of things I don't know yet.

Anyway, the place is easily reached by subway. Please feel free to drop a comment if you need help in finding your way there.



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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!

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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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