Monday, 31 October 2016

Uruk - Descendant of the sun drama locations and Song Joong Ki

I manage to visit  Uruk- the country which Dr Kang, and Captain Yoo rekindle their sweet love story.
Where is  Uruk? Uruk is a fictional country. It does not exist in real world. Although the island  feature in drama is located at Greece, the other location especially the power plant is  located at Taebaek, Gangwon-do.

Direction to Gangwon:
Dongseoul Bus Terminal ( subway  :Gangbyeon ) -->  Taebaek (3 hours)
Bus fare : 22,900 won ( one way)
Entrance fee : Free

Once I arrive at  Taebaek, the taxi rider (ahjussi) does not know "Taeyangi Huye", the second rider I approach is quite young and he can speak a little bit of English. You need to take a taxi to go to the drama location. The fare start with 3000 won, when I reach the set it is already 6500 won (15 min) . My taxi rider stated it might be hard to get taxi back he said he will wait for me. Ok so I just let the meter running.

There are Medicube, PowerPlant and Taebaek camp. However for the church they only have the cut out.(bummer coz that almost like Greece)

You can also wear Captain Yoo uniform there.

the locker

The famous scene

errr there is no way I'm gonna fit in this doctor's coat - only Moyeon

The kitchen , dont forget to check what inside the cabinet lol


The staff  there also help me to take my photo.

I think I am only here around 30 minutes lol (after that 3 hours journey).  When I ride back the taxi metre display 8500 won. Once I reach the Terminal the fare is 13,900 won. My taxi rider is so funny he know I come all the way to Malaysia and play for me a MV from Malaysia singer hahaha ( Lagu KRU ) gelak gila.... He also give me some discount lol ...he just count the final fare as 13,000 won.

My lunch - Sundubu jigae for 7000Won and i comes with so many side dish ! I like.

Bonus: Taebaek special parade on the same day... ( reminds me of Moon Lover Scarlet Heart Goryeo ) lol

I recommend you to go here only if you a true fan on the drama like me lol  ( 6 hours on the bas  Seoul-Taebaek-Seoul) It will be cheaper if you come in a group for the taxi fare . You can also consider to come here in January for the Taebaek Mountain Snow Festival

Alternatively if you are short of time you can go to the nearer one in Seoul. It is fake Uruk lol . This special set of Descendants of The Sun is located at Level ,3 Doota Duty Free ( next to Doota mall). nearest subway : Dongdaemun History Culture & Park.  However the set  in Doota is only available  till November. Free entrance.

Korea Sale  special booth for foreigner in Doota

They also have the kitchen
yes you can buy this here

I like this kitchen more than the one in Taebaek more spacious

Product placement at its best..choose your Rayban so you can be like Captain Yoo.

Seeing Song Joong Ki live !
I was lucky, when I was in Seoul there is DMC festival and they host the APAN Drama Awards.

I was at DMC for Got7 performance, only then I knew that the next day they will host Apan too.The DMC festival even have special information counter in English. I ask about the ticket and such but they said it is too late to get a ticket now...they said they will be a red carpet event. I almost squeaking  and keep asking " You mean I can see the actor live ? " lol

Song Joong Ki (DOTS) and Lee Jong Suk (W) is one of the nominee...omg my 2 favorite actor!
I came 2 hours earlier from red carpet event and it is raining. Some even said the red carpet event might be cancel too..but thankfully  they are not.Staff even bring out umbrellas to escort all the actors.

There is also seller  selling rain coat and the price even increase from 2000won to 3000 won.
I q besides Ki Aile ( SJK fanclub)  they are  really friendly. They offer me a hot coffee and give me SJK photo card. (They ask me earlier who am I waiting for - ofcourse I  mention SJK only coz as far as I know multi fandom for local is a no no lol) all this fan is 30's- 40 female(although they are waiting for SJK their phone is their children photo (i took a peek haha)) I felt like the maknae hahaha Its so different when I go for Got7 event coz I am the unnie lololol . I almost feel yeah I should be in this fandom . Well my first influence about Korea is from K-drama-Blamed Rain and Full House for this madness.

I saw Hyeri, Park Min Woo.The rain become worse I cant even feel my leg anymore so  I gave up my spot , go to toilet grab a hot drink. After it is drizzle I just go out bam ...crowd is screaming... it is SJK!! I saw Joongki ! that 3 sec really makes me happy lol.

My instavid :

30% is picture of our hands in that video lol

Rain proof ok


Good news for Malaysian. You could win a trip to Seoul in celebration of  KBS Drama Awards this December.
Song Song couple will be attending.
If you are Astro subcriber you can join this contest :

Next- W special merchandise

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Short runaway to Seoul, Myeondong and K-Live

I bought  last minute ticket to Seoul, i am taking Air Asia of course. I'm being emotional and felt that I really need to go some other place. Seoul will always be my getaway place...( the statement sound so irresponsible but Seoul will always make me happy. My favourite people is in Seoul n they are having a comeback too ( altho they don't remember me LOL)

First thing to grab - Banana Uyu !
I stay at Philstay Ewha  boutique dorm. Too bad on the day that I arrive there is no Mcountdown pre-recoding,only live show for 2PM and Got7. I chose to buy cd first at Myeondong as you need to cd to enter music show. It is trends nowadays for comestic brand to collaborate with any character , the first one will be Line, after that Sesame Street , Kakao Friends and now Pokemon! It is irony when South Korea cant even play PokemonGo   except at Sokco beach . p/s They are using Naver / daum map instead of google map.

SJK is everywhere

Tony Moly x Pokemon
This is creative and cute makes me want to buy 1.
Pikachu Mini Cushion

It's skin x Sesame street
GOT7 mask

Kakao Friends, Mickey and Pooh
Twice By Spris
Not just cosmetic there is Pokemon x Krispy Kreme too ( still in Myeondong)
2pm 's Gentlemen's Game

Got7 Turbulence
The damages- it is usual for the store here to give additional free sample ( 2pm mask and the cute Charmander) 

From Myeondong I went to Lotte Fitin for K-Live * subway Dongdaemun Culture & History
Ofcourse I chose JYP nation hologram show. . 6 songs but the quality is daebak... I really feel like I am  seeing them live.. ( another place to catch JYP nation hologram show is at Sentosa, Singapore). You can also buy the official merchandise here. Ticket price : 15,000 won
It is cheaper if you book online 12, 000 won

BamBam the one who did this right ? lol
The sell SJK mask too
Fill out the survey after the show and you can get this Tote bag

Of course  I must go to JYP - i saw JB and Wooyoung hehehe

Jinyoung bday ad at Apgujeong rodeo

Jinyoung bday ad at Ewha
I only manage to watch Got7 and 2PM performance during the Sale Fiesta ( aka mubank )

thank god for the large screen at coex -JB

Chansung and Khun

oh yeah and I also manage to visit common ground. For the music show ,it turns out Got7 become more famous and they manage to attract local to be IGOT7. Well since I am silver I don't have any chance ( throwback to the comparison when I'm not  even a silver but still manage to go to "Hajihajima " prerecording) but I'm cool with that too. For me as long as I'm in Korea , I'm happy trip became K-drama trip , i even saw SJK live at red carpet !!
in the end I still need to face my worries myselfy and overcome it...anyway I'm satisfy with my  adhoc solo trip getaway.( i just need to work extra hours to pay for the plane ticket hahaha)
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