Hotel Maui in Seoul

I have always looked forward to travelling out of the country whenever it is possible and as of the moment, South Korea has been my most frequented travel destination for the past two years because I just love this country so much!

Whenever I travel, I make it a point to try new things so during my fourth visit to Seoul last November 2016, my friend and stayed at Hotel Maui which is one subway station away from Dongdaemun. Continue reading “Hotel Maui in Seoul”

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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”

How to Travel from Seoul to Busan by Bus

There are other options to travel from Seoul to Busan. While KTX remains the first option that I have often read in other blogs, traveling by bus is cheaper and convenient as well. Continue reading “How to Travel from Seoul to Busan by Bus”

Goodbye 2015…Hello 2016!

Every year I feel both sadness and excitement as I let go of the past year and welcome the new year. Very thankful for all the blessings from the past year and feeling hopeful that a better year will come.

Happy 2016 everyone! Last year had been great for me and I want to share my 2015 highlights with you! :-) Continue reading “Goodbye 2015…Hello 2016!”

Namsan Park and N Seoul Tower

I stayed in Myeongdong area for the whole duration of my trip but I only decided to visit Namsan Park and N Seoul Tower on my last day.  Instead of trying to fit in my itinerary other tourist spots in Seoul that I have not visited yet, I opted to explore these famous landmarks. I followed the detailed directions posted on the wall near the stairs on our hostel. Though the road was steep and it did made me a little breathless, the view was worth it. It was so close to our hostel, I regret not having my early morning walk here. Continue reading “Namsan Park and N Seoul Tower”

Bukchon Traditional Culture Center and Hanok Village

My interest about Korean drama has piqued my curiosity about Korean culture and history which in turn have a major influence in their architecture too. They featured their grand palaces and traditional villages in their historical dramas and even in modern-day TV drama, they continue to feature Hanok which are Korean traditional style houses. Continue reading “Bukchon Traditional Culture Center and Hanok Village”

Gwanghwamun Square

Gwanghwamun Square is a historical landmark at the center of Sejong-ro which expands from Gwanghwamun Gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace to  Sejongno Sageori. Statues of King Sejong and Admiral Yi Sun-Shin who are two of the most influential and respected people in Korean history can be found here. Since I studied Korean language, I am more curious about King Sejong whose most notable contribution is the invention of Hangeul, the Korean alphabet. Continue reading “Gwanghwamun Square”

Spring 2015 at Yeouido Hangang Park

Living in a tropical country such as the Philippines where only dry and wet season occurs for the most part of the year, I have always been curious about autumn and spring season. When thinking about spring, cherry blossoms will always come first on my mind. To be able to see these heavenly-looking flowers in my dream destination, Seoul in South Korea, was truly an exciting and memorable experience for me. Continue reading “Spring 2015 at Yeouido Hangang Park”

Seoul International Drama Awards 2014

Seoul International Drama Awards 2014 was held last September 4, 2014 at National Theater of Korea.  It was organized by Seoul Drama Awards Organizing Committee and Korean Broadcasters Association and supported by The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Seoul Metropolitan Government, KBS, MBC, SBS, EBS, Corea Drama Production Association, Korean TV Drama Producers Association, Korean TV & Radio Writers Association, Korea Cultural Exchange Foundation, Korea Creative Content Agency.  It aims to continuously develop and promote Korean Wave by participating in festivals which in part can also help the growth of tourism in Seoul.

South Korea won the following prizes:

The Good Doctor won the Silver Bird Prize for Mini-Series.  Empress Ki won the Golden Bird Prize for Serial Drama. The Inheritors won Outstanding Korean Drama. Hee-ae Kim won as Best Actress for the movie, An Affair.

My Love from the Star won the following awards: People’s Choice Award and Outstanding Korean Actor for Soo Hyun Kim, Excellent Korean Drama, and Outstanding Korean Drama OST.

Red Carpet:

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Live Awards Ceremony:

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Thank you to my friend, @ethel_sg, who attended this event and generously offered that I use her pictures on my blog. She is a big fan of Soo Hyun Kim of the famous Korean Drama, My Love from the Star.  She usually attends most of his events and fan meets, you may follow her on instagram for more pictures and updates about Soo Hyun Kim!