Zaza Backpackers Hostel in Seoul

On my first trip to Seoul, I booked my accommodation at Zaza Backpackers. I have a friend who is a loyal client of them. She gave positive feedback about them and she always stay here whenever she goes to Seoul. Since I am a solo traveler on a budget, her feedback made me feel at ease even if it was also my first time to stay in a dorm room. Continue reading “Zaza Backpackers Hostel 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”

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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Miss Lee Cafe

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! What are your plans for today?  If you are in Seoul right now or is planning to visit Seoul soon, you may want to try Miss Lee Cafe (별다방미스리).

I am a big fan of CNBLUE, most specifically their leader, Yong Hwa. During my first trip to Seoul, I went to Bukchon Hanok Village and  visited the traditional Korean house where Park Shin Hye and Jung Yong Hwa lived in the Korean TV drama Heartstrings. On my second trip to Seoul, my friends and I had a late dinner at Miss Lee Cafe in Insadong where Yong Hwa and Seo Hyun of Girls Generation went for a date during their virtual marriage for MBC’s We Got Married.

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Pictures of YongSeo couple (Yong Hwa of CNBLUE and Seo Hyun of Girls Generation) during their virtual marriage for We Got Married Season 2 taken at Miss Lee Cafe in Insadong

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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”