How to go to Nami Island, Petite France and Garden of the Morning Calm

There are a lot of options to go to Nami Island, Petite France and Garden of the Morning Calm.  From Seoul, you can rent a car or avail of the tourist bus which are two of the most convenient ways to get there but can also be costly. You can also commute via ITX or metro subway.  I usually use the metro subway which only cost ₩4,500 round trip from Myeongdong (where I usually stay) to Gapyeong Station. From Gapyeong Station, you can either hire a taxi to take you there or avail of the Gapyeong City Tour bus for ₩6,000).  Continue reading “How to go to Nami Island, Petite France and Garden of the Morning Calm”


Cheese in the Trap: Episode 7 Summary

Last episode had a lot of tender moments for Yoo Jung and Seol.  How can someone be so drunk and still look cute?  I guess that is possible for Seol.  How can you not be tempted to kiss your boyfriend/girlfriend when you are in the same room?  I believe TRUE LOVE CAN WAIT.  They just started dating, so no need to rush things, right?  We also get to understand how the characters in this drama struggled with their own lives and how they managed to cope up.  We get to see how the simplest things or deed can make someone happy and see someone in a new light despite how things started off at the wrong foot.  Although in some circumstances, it can negatively influence others like Oh Young Gon who reappeared and started harassing Seol again to the point that he even caused In Ho to lose his job at the tutorial center.

Seol was packing her things to move out from her room near her school to live back to her parents’ house to save money for her and her brother’s tuition fee.  Her friends Bora and Eun Taek went to help her and even brought Yoo Jung with them.  Since she had done most of the packing, they went out to eat at the nearby pub.  They met In Ho and Jun on their way there and they joined them.

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Cheese in the Trap: Episode 6 Summary

Last episode, Seol discovered that her next door neighbor Yoo Jong is in a relationship with Teaching Assistant Heo, who blurted out things about Yoo Jung that Seol was not supposed to know.  Seol confronted Yoo Jung about this and could not bring herself to even try to understand how he made things happen at the expense of other people in order to help her.  Yoo Jung is used to other people pointing out his flaws but it hurts him even more because Seol also misjudged and misunderstood him.

Seol woke up from a dream where she had another argument with Yoo Jung.  They were seated opposite each other where the table grew longer which made them more far apart with each misunderstanding that they had.  Yoo Jung told her in her dream that he is doing his best and he cannot be perfect.

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Seol went to see Bora to confide about this.  Bora agreed that he does things differently which are not easily acceptable but she was able to at least justify his actions and advised Seol to be grateful for having a good boyfriend.  Seol sent Yoo Jung a message and asked him to meet her the following day so they can talk. Continue reading “Cheese in the Trap: Episode 6 Summary”

Cheese in the Trap: Episode 5 Summary

Last episode, Seol and Bora made up and promised to be more honest with each other. Yoo Jung and Seol had their first date and it made her realize how different they are from each other. In Ho took Seol’s advice about dressing up for an interview which landed him a job as a janitor, ad model and part-time teacher at an English tutorial center.  Yoo Jung helped Seol to get a part-time job at school during the break and even managed to get her in for free at an  English tutorial center, which coincidentally was also the workplace of In Ho. Yoo Jung was displeased upon knowing this even more so when Seol intentionally did not mention this to him.  Joo Yeon confessed that she caused the incident about the drunken man who attacked Seol and told her Yoo Jung knew this but he just left, which made Seol question Yoo Jung’s sincerity towards her. However, Joo Yeon did not mention on purpose that Yoo Jung called the security and helped to search for Seol.  It rained that night and Seol and In Ho went home together and found Yoo Jung at her doorsteps, obviously not pleased that they are together.

Yoo Jung asked Seol to get inside before things between him and In Ho become more complicated.  They had the usual confrontation and In Ho made it clear that he understands that Yoo Jung does not want him getting close to his girlfriend.

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Cheese in the Trap: Episode 4 Summary

Last episode, Seol finally met In Ho who warned her about Yoo Jung’s personality.  After the setup with Ah-Young without his permission, Yoo Jung ignored Seol again but he was not able to turn his back on her when he learned that Do Hyun had plans to take advantage of her while she was drunk.  Seol got a D for her group presentation and even had an argument with her best friend Bora.  She walked home depressed, not even aware that Yoo Jung followed her home.  In Ho, who lives in the same neighborhood as hers, showed up and tried to console her.  Seol tried to talk to Yoo Jung once again and they agreed to forget the things that had gotten them upset with each other.  He walked her home that night and asked her to date him.

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Seol was surprised and stuttered as she vaguely answered Yoo Jung.  He released her wrist as she tried to explain but since she cannot make any coherent reason to justify why they cannot date, Yoo Jung gently insisted and convinced her that they give it a try. Continue reading “Cheese in the Trap: Episode 4 Summary”

Cheese in the Trap: Episode 3 Summary

Last episode,  Yoo Jung had been really nice to Seol.  He helped her with her report, defended her from Joo Yeon’s advances and even tended her wound which was inflicted by the drunken homeless guy who attacked her because of Joo Yeon.  She eventually agreed to eat with him and they finally had a chance to talk and settle their misunderstandings about each other.  Since Seol thought Yoo Jung is a good guy, she agreed to help Ah-Young and set them up together.  However, Yoo Jung was displeased and thought she is just just like everybody else who approached him with ulterior motives.

Now Yoo Jung is back to his old cold self just like last year.  She tried to apologize and explain but he just ignored her. Continue reading “Cheese in the Trap: Episode 3 Summary”

Cheese in the Trap: Episode 2 Summary

Last episode, Hong Seol, who initially enrolled at Professor Han’s class (together with her friends Bora and Eun Taek as well as Yoo Jung and Joo Yeon) but was purposely dropped out by someone (who she initially thought was Yoo Jung but turned out to be her bossy senior Sang Cheol) is now taking Professor Kang’s class.  She thought it turned out better because not having to be in the same class as Yoo Jung is worth it.

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Now seated and determined to do well at Professor Kang’s class, she was surprised that Yoo Jung showed up and announced that he switched classes because he thinks it will be more interesting to take this class over the other one.  Of course, flustered but definitely flattered, Professor Kang gladly accepted him.  Yoo Jung went directly to where Seol was seated and took the seat next to hers.  He greeted her with his so innocent and charming smile, which I think any girl can get swooned over except Seol, who almost had a mental breakdown with the sudden turn of events.  As soon as the class was done, she hurriedly gathered her things and leave, not even giving Yoo Jung a chance to talk to her. Continue reading “Cheese in the Trap: Episode 2 Summary”

Cheese in the Trap: Episode 1 Summary

In a club where college students hang out, Hong Seol, Eun Taek, and Bora were seated together in one table.  Hong Seol was so drunk, she kept on mumbling to herself that she will stop going to school because of someone else’s fault.  Her friends tried to convince her to just go home and get sober but then she stood up and looked for someone.  She spotted Yoo Jung who was playing billiards at that time.  She was about to sit down but lost her balance and fell from her chair.  Her friends hurriedly went to catch her and Yoo Jung rushed to see what happened.  When she saw Yoo Jung, she told him it was all his fault so she will disappear from his sight. Continue reading “Cheese in the Trap: Episode 1 Summary”

Intro: Cheese in the Trap

I was browsing one night to check out the latest Korean dramas, and Cheese in the Trap caught my attention first because of the cast and second because I’ve been hooked with school dramas lately (Who Are You: School 2015, Sassy Go Go and my all-time fave Dream High) and I love TVN dramas too (Reply 1997, Shut up Flower Boy Band, Marriage not Dating, Emergency Couple, Ex-Girlfriends’ Club).  I’ve also watched the previous dramas and shows which featured the male casts (Park Hae Jin, Seo Kang Jun and Nam Joo Hyuk) so I was delighted to see them again in this refreshing drama.

Cheese in the Trap is a drama based on the popular webtoon about two college students, Yoo Jung (Park Hae Jin) and Hong Seol (Kim Go Eun) who have entirely different personalities.  Yoo Jung is rich, intelligent, good looking and nice but seems to have a dark personality that only Hong Seol knows.  Hong Seol is smart and hardworking but always seems awkward around everybody.  She comes from a poor family so she has to take part-time jobs to support her studies. I know it seems so typical but the details of the plot will get you hooked! Continue reading “Intro: Cheese in the Trap”

Autumn in Nami Island

Visiting Nami Island in each different season has been one of my goals when I travel to Korea. The first time I went here was last spring in April 2015. I was alone and it was quite late when I arrived but I was still able to appreciate the beauty of this island and I gained two beautiful friends on my way back to Seoul. This time along with my friends from college, I was able to witness her beauty during autumn. Nami Island is indeed lovelier during this season with yellow, orange and red hues dominating what was once a lush green flora.  For details about other facilities featured in this half moon-shaped island, I will refer you to my first post about Nami IslandContinue reading “Autumn in Nami Island”