BTS Wings Tour in Manila Concert Diary

The 2017 BTS Live Trilogy Episode III ‘The Wings Tour’ successfully ended the two-day concert this weekend here in Manila, Philippines. The buzz still has yet to subside from this highly anticipated concert. It has been a few days already but I still watch my fan videos over and over again and been listening to my Wings Tour playlist the whole day continuously! Continue reading “BTS Wings Tour in Manila Concert Diary”

“Between Us” CNBLUE Asia Tour 2017

CNBLUE just recently released their Between Us Tour poster today in their official Facebook page. They will be having an Asia Tour from July to September 2017!

They will be having a concert tour on the following countries: Singapore (July 1), Manila (July 8 ), Jakarta (July 15), Bangkok (August 13), Hong Kong (August 19-20) and Taipei (September 30). Continue reading ““Between Us” CNBLUE Asia Tour 2017″

2017 One Korea Global Peace Concert

For most of us who love almost everything about Korea, the extent of influence it has on us extended way beyond Korean food, language, culture, television dramas and K-Pop…it has delved deeper within us to the point that it has also become a part of our daily lives.  Together with their citizens, we also hope for a peaceful reunification of North Korea and South Korea…for a One Korea.

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Philippine K-Pop Convention 8

Philippine K-Pop Convention is one of the biggest event of the year for Filipino K-Pop fans. I had a great time when I first attended this event three years ago where Lunafly, LC9, A.cian and Boyfriend were the main guests. I enjoyed fangirling over Lunafly and since then, their songs and cover songs have been a part of my mp3 playlist. It was also fun to check out the booths of each local fan clubs where they sell various merchandises and albums.  I skipped joining this event for two years because I felt too old already haha! However, when we were tasked to cover this event as global correspondents for KPopChannel.TV  I was able to find an excuse to attend this event again!

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My Happiest Memory in Seoul

I have been to South Korea three times since 2015 and every trip is memorable because I have always had new experiences each time. Seoul will always be my happy place so wherever I go, whoever I’m with and whatever I do, I will  always be happy just by being there but if I were to choose only one, my happiest memory in Seoul so far was the time I spent with CNBLUE where my friends and I have experienced our best fangirling moments for almost 24 hours with our favorite Korean band! Continue reading “My Happiest Memory in Seoul”

Hooked on Smule

My friend told me about Smule which is an application where you can sing and record songs as solo or as a collaboration. What’s great about it is there are also non-English songs including Korean and Japanese songs which I can sing along with other like-minded individuals. Continue reading “Hooked on Smule”

CNBLUE Blueming at SBS Inkigayo

We were so high from our close encounter with CNBLUE during their comeback stage for MNET M! Countdown and mini fan meeting so we decided that we will take another risk and see if we can get another chance to watch their recording for SBS Inkigayo which was scheduled that night. Continue reading “CNBLUE Blueming at SBS Inkigayo”

CNBLUE Blueming at MNET M! Countdown

It was not planned nor expected. It just happened. It was like a dream.  It was meant to be…

That was how my friends and I felt when our travel dates coincided with CNBLUE‘s comeback schedule with their 6th mini album Blueming. CNBLUE had been to Manila for Blue Moon World Tour and Can’t Stop World Tour but Philippines was not included in their Come Together concert tour last year. There were a lot of things that happened which almost got our trip cancelled due to personal reasons but it turned out to be one of the best trip we all had because we were able to watch our favorite band perform live! Continue reading “CNBLUE Blueming at MNET M! Countdown”

Fangirling over CNBLUE

I keep coming back to South Korea because there is so much more to see and do especially in Seoul. But aside from immersing myself in Korean culture and visiting tourist spots, part of my itinerary would always include something related to K-Pop. CNBLUE is one of my favorite band and that would be quite obvious now if you have been frequenting this blog as well as my Instagram and YouTube channel. Let me tour you and let us retrace together CNBLUE’s footsteps in Seoul! Continue reading “Fangirling over CNBLUE”

CNBLUE Jong Hyun’s Sulbing Korean Dessert Cafe

Part of my one-day K-Pop tour is to visit celebrity-owned restaurants. Since CNBLUE is one of my favorite K-pop band, Hwang’s Eel Restaurant which is owned by Min Hyuk’s father and Jong Hyun’s Sulbing Korean Dessert Cafe are on top of my priority list. After I went to K-Star Road and Korean Entertainment agencies (Cube, JYP, FNC and SM) in Apgujeong and Cheongdamdong in Gangnam, I went to Jong Hyun’s Sulbing Korean Dessert Cafe to celebrate my successful K-Pop tour and to have my very first bingsu as well!

Bingsu is a Korean dessert that is quite similar to our very own halo-halo which comprises of shaved ice, milk and different varieties of sweet toppings ranging from chopped fruits, beans and syrup. Sulbing is a Korean dessert cafe which specializes with different kinds of bingsu but rather than using shaved ice, it uses frozen milk instead. Since it is springtime, I opted for berry cheese sulbingo at ₩7300. This is a bit pricey but it is so worth it!! The blueberries and raspberries are fresh, the cheesecake and yogurt ice cream are delicious, and the frozen milk yogurt melts perfectly with the rest of the toppings. It was cold outside since it was in early April when I went here but I still managed to enjoy each spoonful of my berry cheese bingsu without needing to mix the ingredients altogether as what you would normally do when you eat halo-halo.

CNBLUE Jong Hyun's Berry Cheese Sulbing
CNBLUE Jong Hyun’s Berry Cheese Sulbingo

Aside from the bingsu, their menu also includes coffee, smoothie, bread toast, cake, porridge and sherbet.

CNBLUE Jong Hyun's Sulbing Menu
CNBLUE Jong Hyun’s Sulbing Menu
CNBLUE Jong Hyun's Sulbing Dessert Cafe also offers cake, toast bread, and other Korean snacks in their menu.
CNBLUE Jong Hyun’s Sulbing Dessert Cafe also offers cake, toast bread, and other Korean snacks in their menu.

While eating my sulbingo, I was able to observe and take pictures of the restaurant. The restaurant is big and has a modern contemporary interior design. There are pots of plants from CNBLUE fans and there are various pictures of Jong Hyun. I also saw a picture of Kim Woo-bin which was taken when he visited the cafe (they were both in Korean Drama Gentleman’s Dignity). Jong Hyun also filmed an episode of We Got Married by MBC Entertainment here with his virtual wife Seung Yeon.

CNBLUE Jong Hyun's Sulbing
CNBLUE Jong Hyun’s Sulbing Dessert Cafe
CNBLUE Jong Hyun's Sulbing Interior
CNBLUE Jong Hyun’s Sulbing Dessert Cafe
CNBLUE Jong Hyun's Sulbing Interior 5
CNBLUE Jong Hyun’s Sulbing Korean Dessert Cafe Interior
CNBLUE Jong Hyun's Sulbing Interior 7
CNBLUE Jong Hyun’s Sulbing Korean Dessert Cafe Interior
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CNBLUE Jong Hyun’s Sulbing Korean Dessert Cafe Interior (this is where Jong Hyun and Seung Yeon filmed one of their episode in We Got Married).
CNBLUE Jong Hyun's Sulbing Interior 12
CNBLUE Jong Hyun’s Sulbing Korean Dessert Cafe Interior
Pictures of CNBLUE Jong Hyun while playing the guitar
CNBLUE lead guitarist and vocalist, Lee Jong Hyun

CNBLUE Jong Hyun's Sulbing Interior 8

CNBLUE Jong Hyun's Sulbing Interior 9
A photo of Kim Woobin whom Jong Hyun co-starred with in Korean Drama “A Gentleman’s Dignity
Gift from CNBLUE fans (Boice) are on display too :-)
Gift from CNBLUE fans (Boice) are on display too :-)

Directions to Jong Hyun’s Sulbing Korean Dessert Cafe:

1)  From Sillim Station, take Exit 6. From Exit 6, turn left.

CNBLUE Jong Hyun's Sulbing_Directions (from Sillim Station Exit 6)
CNBLUE Jong Hyun’s Sulbing_Directions (from Sillim Station Exit 6)

2)  As you turn the corner, you will see Sillim Department Store and a street sign of Sillim-ro 65 gil (신림로 65길). The department store was still under construction when I went here in April so it’s probably open by now.

Look out for Sillim Department Store (which was still under construction when I went here in April).
Look out for Sillim Department Store (which was still under construction when I went here in April).

3) Walk straight ahead until you see this building. Jong Hyun’s Sulbing Korean Dessert Cafe is located at the 2nd floor. The stairs is on the left side.

Directions CNBLUE Jong Hyun's Sulbing
Directions CNBLUE Jong Hyun’s Sulbing
Jong Hyun's Sulbing in Sillim near Exit 6 is at the 2nd floor of this building.
Jong Hyun’s Sulbing in Sillim near Exit 6 is at the 2nd floor of this building.

4) Here’s the entrance to Jong Hyun’s Sulbing Korean Dessert Cafe. Enjoy your sulbing while listening to CNBLUE’s songs!

Entrance to Jong Hyun's Korean Dessert Sulbing Cafe
Entrance to Jong Hyun’s Korean Dessert Sulbing Cafe