3 Days in Seoul – Part 2

The next installment of my 3 days in Seoul diary :)

For the second day I went to the famous Jaejoong’s Cafe J Holic (again), checked the road one more time to make sure the directions I wrote on the how to get to Cafe J Holic post still correct, check the post out if you’re going to visit the cafe for the first time ;)

I had myself an green tea ice blended and a big bowl of cheese cake patbingsu (shaved ice) for brunch (I guess since I woke up late and didn’t have breakfast too), and then headed to Olympic Gymnastics Arena for [ TVXQ’s encore concert T1ST0RY &…! ].

It was the first night so I thought I wouldn’t cry but ended up tearing up a little at the end. It was their last concert before both of the boys going to enlist which means no performance for at least 2 years. And being a fan for more than a decade I can’t help but feel sad that we’re going to say (a temporary) goodbye.

Then I went have dinner with a friend at a typical Korean restaurant where we had some piping hot Korean soups.

Now go watch the video above to actually see my 2nd day in Seoul ^^

Nhật ký ngày thứ 2 tại Seoul:

Mình dậy khá muộn nên quyết định không ăn sáng mà tiến thẳng đến Myeongdong để ghé qua Cafe J Holic của Jaejoong luôn.

Mình đã có bài viết hướng dẫn đường đi đến tiệm cafe rồi, bạn nào có ý định đến thăm có thể tham khảo tại đây > how to get to Cafe J Holic

Vì đang là thời điểm TVXQ tổ chức concert nên rất nhiều fan nước ngoài đến dự, cả tiệm hầu như đều là fan Nhật và Trung, không rõ có bạn nào Việt Nam như mình không.

Mình gọi green tea ice blended cùng chesse cake patbingsu và ngồi chơi ở quán đến đầu giờ chiều mới rời đi.

Địa điểm tiếp theo tất nhiên là Olympic Gymnastics Area để xem TVXQ’s encore concert T1ST0RY &…! Vì ngày đầu tiên đi vé đứng nên mình đến khá muộn vì không muốn vào trong đợi sớm.

Mình biết đây là concert cuối cùng trước khi cả Changmin và Yunho nhập ngũ, nhưng cứ nghĩ là concert có tận 2 ngày nên ngày đầu sẽ không sao đâu thế mà cuối cùng mình vẫn khóc. Bạn fan Trung Quốc bên cạnh thấy thế cũng khóc theo luôn xong còn cho mình cả khăn giấy nữa :(

Concert dài bốn tiếng với hai lần encore (concert thường chỉ có một lần encore thôi, lần này chia tay tạm thời nên liên đặc biệt vậy). Concert kết thúc xong liền vừa buồn vừa vui.

Sau đó mình đi ăn tối với bạn. Mình cứ nhớ là bạn mình gọi kimchijjigae (kimchi hầm) nhưng mà bây giờ xem lại thì có vẻ phải là sundubu jjigae (canh đậu phụ) mới đúng.

Video được đăng ở trên chính là nhật ký hình ảnh ngày thứ hai của mình đó nhé ^^

3 Days in Seoul – Part 1

Last week I went on a short trip to Korea to catch my favorite boy group’s last concert in a while and here is a video blog of the first day on my trip. Enjoy~

Giữa bão dịch MERS ai ai cũng sợ nhưng giữa tháng này mình lại mới đi Hàn Quốc về lần nữa. Về cũng được gần 2 tuần rồi mà chưa thấy biểu hiện gì chắc mình không dính virus đâu ha. Và đây là vblog đầu tiên về chuyến đi lần này của mình ;)

Seoul: Starbucks @ Famille Park – 스타벅스 파미에파크점

Starbucks Korea celebrates its 15th year anniversary by building a special store in Seocho-gu right beside JW Marriott Hotel. Being a fan of Starbucks I have to pay it a visit just to see how it looks like and yes it’s true that’s the most beautiful looking Starbucks I had ever been to. Apparently this location is marked as Starbucks Reserve which offers the finest coffees that only available for limited times at select Starbucks stores only. Remember to stop by for a cup of coffee if you’re around. Other than coffee I recommend their Cheese Cake too, one of the best cheese cake I ever tasted in Korea!

The amazing cheese cake

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Seoul: Chikalicious (치카리셔스) @ Hongdae – My favorite cupcake in town

If you’re into cupcake as much as I do I’m pretty sure you have heard of Chikalicious – the famous dessert club in New York – before. The shop opened its Seoul location in Hongdae some time in 2012 and right after I found out it has a store in Seoul I went have my cupcake fix right away.

The shop is on a small lane in the back of Hongdae, away from all the noise and people. I arrived at night and luckily there’s still cupcakes left on the shelf. The cake shop doesn’t have a lot of space with only 3 or 4 tables and they all are taken.

The whole shop view

All the beautiful cupcakes

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Rubber Duck Project – 러버덕 프로젝트

I know I’m 2 months late for this but since I have the pictures here I’m going to post them anyway.

If you never heard of the Rubber Duck Project before you can click here to read more about it.

Actually the duck came to Vietnam way before Korea, even before I moved to Seoul but it was in Ho Chi Minh City and I didn’t have time to go see it. So once again when it came to Seoul there is no way I would miss it.

They duck stayed at Seoul’s Seokchon Lake for 30 days in the month of October and November. I think I went meet the duck some time around early November when the project was almost ended for Korea stop and there was still so many people. I was hard finding a spot so you can take picture of the duck without random people appearing in it. But in the end I managed to do it, yay me!

Say hi everyone~

I don’t know if it’s the same in other country too, but for Korea they made up a really cute character for the duck. When the duck, for some reasons, was deflated while floating on the lake they posted a message on official twitter said “Don’t worry I just need a little nap”. And then after they got the duck fixed they put a sign near the lake saying “I had enough sleep let’s play!”. Isn’t that cute? It even sounded a lot cuter in Korean!

I heard he(or she?) headed to Shanghai after Korea and then been swept away in recent floods in China, but he will come back soon I believe; he’s a duck; which duck afraid  of water, right?