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So, this is the 2nd part of my Seoul, Korea Vacation Chronicles of Awesome! The first two days were fun and cute but the next two days were… HARDCORE! Seriously. I WARN YOU THAT THE PHOTOS WILL KILL YOUR BROWSER BUT I’LL GIVE YOU FREE COOKIES IF YOU FINISH ‘TIL THE END. Mwah!
Day 3. November 27, Saturday
I specifically allotted a day in my trip to stalk Korean celebrities. I mean, I had to shoot an episode for Who Dares Kring, where I’d have to make celebs or people ask for my autograph. And I did, although I didn’t see that many celebrities. I actually ended up TELLING EVERY SINGLE FUCKING PERSON ON THE STREET THAT I’M AN ACTRESS HERE. True story.
This day wouldn’t have been as fun without the help of my friend, Chesca Tan (whom I only got to hang out with there). She’s a Pinoy Cassie and she helped me “stalk” Kpop artists because she’s a pro in that. In fact, she was in Korea for that sole purpose. Lolz. Joke. Love you, deary! We agreed to meet up at the 정발산역 Jeongbalsan station, which was about an hour subway ride from where I was staying.
Bitch. I live in Fairview/Novaliches. 1-hour by train is NOT far in my standards.
I had Tom n Tom’s coffee before heading to the subway station. It was surprisingly cheaper!
Kring blooper # 2: In Manila, trains are so fuckin ugly, they’re actually Satan’s babies, we don’t really have a concept of “for senior citizens/pregnant women/disabled persons ONLY“ seats. Yes, we do have an allotted coach for women and the like, but even my transvestite friends can sit anywhere they want. Again, nobody told me about the senior citizens/pregnant women/disable persons seats in the Korean subway. -_____- So during my train ride to 일산 Ilsan, I was seated in that area, surrounded by coughing lolos. FML.
I finally met Chesca around lunch time and we started to shoot for Flippish. But yeah, after 10 minutes of walking… 민사랑 MIN SARANG PIZZA!!!
My girl, Chesca, with Min Sarang Pumpkin Cheese Pizza and Seafood Pasta something.
Because there was a JYJ concert that night (which I didn’t get to see tyvm for not asking why), many Japanese fans flew to Korea to watch, and of course, they dropped by this resto, too. We had to wait a couple of minutes before we got to sit down but it’s cool… BECAUSE WE GOT TO CHAT WITH JUNSU PAPA US AND EVERY SINGLE FAN IN THE SHOP!!!!!
WARNING: THIS POST IS LONG AND FULL OF PHOTOS. BUT PROMISE, IT’S NOT BORING!!!
There are many words that I can use to define what my trip to Seoul, Korea was like – AWESOME, INCREDIBLE, ITPWNSURFEZBITCH, MEMORABLE… But really, the most apt would be “FUCKIN’ CRAZY” because lolz, it truly was. Now, if you’re not interested to read about my misadventures or what my thoughts are of Seoul, then it’s time to leave and go watch your Pokemon hentai. Anyway, long post is long because my solo vacation was made of epic. In fact, it’s so epic, I’ll divide it into three parts. Btw, all the photos/videos were taken with my handy Nokia N8. You should be paying me, Nokia!!!
I wasn’t supposed to go on my own. Actually, the change of plans was so last minute, I only booked my hostel the day before my flight. Also, let it be known that two days prior to the trip, NoKor bombed SoKor and two soldiers died so the situation was tense. But I had been planning my trip for months, maybe even years! Even Kim Jong-Il and his nuclear weapons couldn’t stop me.
DAY 1. Nov 25, Thurs
Seriously. My exposure to Kpop and having a Korean boyfriend helped me survive this trip. I wouldn’t know what would’ve happened to me if I didn’t know how to speak A LITTLE Korean (which sounds cute, I was told), especially since I was alone and was “interviewed” at the airport immigration. The woman asked me what I do for a living. I said I’m a director. AND AN ACTRESS/HOST. I mean, you’ll be pwned, too if a blonde Filipina girl who kept on batting her fake lashes said that to your face, right? Needless to say, I was allowed to go after a few minutes.
Anyway, a nice newlywed Korean couple whom I met in the plane helped me get an airport limousine, which is really just a bus. If I knew why they call it a limousine, I’ll give you an explanation but I don’t. Because of the couple’s kindness, I gave them dried mangoes and a bag of chocnut. Hehehe.
6011 limousine to Sungkyungkwan. Why does the Philippine public transport system suck hairy balls?
I stayed at Backpackers Inside (love love love that place!) at the 대학로 Daehangno area, which is just walking distance from 혜화역 Hyehwa Station and 성균관대학교 SungKyungKwan University. No, DBSK fangirls, there were no scandals at the place whatsoever. I didn’t see a Micky Yoochun there either. -___-
I did see a lot of university students but none wearing those funny clothes.
Let it be known that I have never been outside of Southeast Asia prior to this trip so yes, winter waved its middle finger at me that night and made me wish I was in Ilocos Norte or something.