October is just a week away~ If you love k-pop or korean music in general including k-indie, k-hiphop, k-band, k-rock, or even the old style music and you’ll be in Korea on October 2016~ Check these events out: Continue reading
Ohh, it’s starting~! During fall until beginning of winter, there’s usually a lot of free k-pop concerts. Well, at least once a month… xD
So here I’ll share 2 free concerts for September 2016
– 2018 Pyeongchang K-Pop Festival
As the name suggests, the concert aims to promote 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
Date/Time: September 8th, 2016/7pm-9:30pm
Place: Seoul Gocheok Sky Dome (Seoul Metro Line 1, Guil Station, Exit 2)
Line Up: BEAST, Shinee, Wonder Girls, Boys Republic, BAP, Monsta X, WJSN, Gummy, Jingoo
Apply the ticket here until Sep. 2 (Tues) 12:00!
– Incheon K-Pop Concert 2016
Date/Time: September 24th, 2016/7pm-10pm
Place: Incheon Munhak Stadium
Line Up: AOA , BAP, EXID, GFriend, GOT7, IOI, Monsta X, Red Velvet, Shinee, Twice
The ticket application for the first term is currently closed, but you can register again from August 30th, 9am here.
Actually, there’s another one called 2016 Incheon Airport Sky Festival but the registration for the k-pop concert is already closed. *well, i grabbed my ticket though xD* Sorry, should post about this sooner. But if you’re interested in classical music, you probably want to attend the classical concert hosted by the same festival on September 4th. Click here to book your ticket (it’s free, don’t worry!).
– Korea Sale Festa Opening Ceremony
Date/Time: September 30th, 2016 / 18:00-20:00
Place: Yeongdeongdaero (Bongeun-intersection-Samseong station intersection)
Line up: Wonder Girls, SHINEE, 2PM, CNBLUE, Sistar, Infinite, Girl’s Day, Dalshabet, APink, BAP, Ailee, VIXX, AOA,GOT7, Mamamoo, Red Velvet, Laboum, Lovelyz, Sonamoo, GFriend, WJSN, I.O.I, Gugudan
Website: http://www.koreasalefesta.kr/ (Check website for updated information)
Free admission in order of arrival.
Hiii! I just came back to Korea again after more than a month in Indonesia. And it’s so hot here. OMG!
So many things happened when I’m away. One of them is new cube cafe finally opened!!! Yeayy! I posted about cube cafe long time ago. And since Cube Ent moved its office, the cafe was closed. It’s now re-opened in Cube Ent new building but with a new name: 20 Space – The Mint Universe. I don’t know why it omits the Cube part on its name though.
Anddd I visited the cafe today~ The new cafe is much bigger than the old one. And on one side, it plays big size video using projector. Sometimes it plays Cube artists’ MV, but not when I came there. Just like the old one, It also has Cube artists’ merchandise display. But there’s only BEAST & BTOB stuff now.
Its main menu is coffee (4000-6500 KRW), but there are also different kind of tea (~5000 KRW), fruit ade, yoghurt smoothie, milkshake (5800 KRW), etc. It also serves Daquoise (1800 KRW) and Bottle Cake (4500 KRW) for you who have sweet tooth.
Since I don’t really like coffee, I ordered yoghurt smoothie. For the price that relatively a lil bit more expensive than other cafes, it has proper size. It’s big! Well, I’m sure we know that almost everyone going here has that “hidden motive”. LOL. So that size is good enough if you want to stay longer.
Talking about “hidden motive”, I saw Pentagon’s Shinwon! Haha. Read so many fanaccount that Pentagon members frequently visit the cafe but didn’t expect that any of them would come when I went there. Perfect timing!
Pentagon is cube’s upcoming 10-member boy group. They’re supposed to debut last July, but because of Cube’s internal problem their debut date is pushed back. Sigh… I watched their reality show, Pentagon Maker, and it’s really fun. They’re crazy and talented guys. I recommend you to watch some of their performances. Here are my favorites: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 .
Shinwon was eliminated after a performance show which the recording I attended. We were asked to vote a team, but didn’t know that the result is used for elimination. Even though I believe this elimination thing is scripted, I felt really bad for Shinwon because I voted for another group. On the last episode of Pentagon Maker they were given mission to revive the eliminated member including Yanan and Edawn: their debut concert must be attended by minimum 2000 people. Which is ridiculous scenario because: First, if you call it debut concert then the album, music video, etc should be done which means the member is already decided. Second, that number is big for a rookie group. And now the debut concert is canceled. I don’t know how they’ll make the 3 members “smoothly” come back after getting eliminated. Sometimes I feel tired with kpop drama. Haha.
Anyway, I hope they’ll debut soon >< Jinho waited for 8 years to debut, he was SM trainee and once debuted under project SM The Ballad. Hongseok was YG trainee and was eliminated in survival show Mix & Match. This debut is something that they’re really long for.
Sorry for the long rant about Pentagon ^^v Please watch their show and support them. Anddd if you want to visit 20 Space, here’s the detail:
20 Space – The Mint Universe
Opens everyday, 10am-10pm.
Address: F2 Building. 83 Achasan-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 성동구 아차산로 83 F2빌딩)
How to get there: Take Seoul Subway Line 2 to Seongsu Station. Go to Exit 1 and walk straight for 300m.
It’s the second day! As you know, one of my (strongest) reason to come to Japan is to watch RP concert. Haha. The concert was in Kawasaki area. So I couldn’t really use my Tokyo Subway Ticket that day, I only used Suica. And since Fujiko F. Fujio Museum (Doraemon Museum) is also in Kawasaki, I went to the museum in the morning. I already bought the ticket for 10am in the airport. Learn how to buy the ticket for Fujiko F. Fujio museum here. The admission to the museum is maximum 30 minutes after the time on the ticket. But, I was kinda late that day. I arrived at the Noborito Station around 10.25am. I run to find the shuttle bus to the museum. I was worried if I can’t make it before 10.30am. But at the end. I arrived at the museum around 10.35am and they still let me in. Fyuhhh.
I didn’t expect that I’ll receive so many response for my SBS Awards Festival post. Some people even asked detail questions, which I can’t answer confidently because I’m not part of the organizer. I only posted it based on info on its official website. ^^v
I finally visited the event this Sunday, December 27th. I went to KTO booth across gate C3 and exchange my ticket there. It was fast and super easy.
After that, I went to the entrance gate in C2. The staff asked me to go to hall for conference rooms across and queue there. I’ve visited several exhibitions on COEX and there were no queue at all to enter the venue. So, I was surprised that I need to join the queue, which turned out to be a SUPER LONGGGGG queue! Well i can understand because it was weekend and the day for gayo daejun. But then I need to queue for 2 hours before entering the hall. It made me so tired and actually killed my excitement. Moreover I couldn’t watch TWICE and Red Velvet on the special stage.
It was around 16.30 when I finally enter the exhibition hall. Because the other special stage performances that I want to watch will start at 18.00, I looked around the exhibition arena first.
The first one is Running Man experience! At this area, there are shirts (+ name tags) and shoes used by Running Man members. Visitor can also try name-tag ripping and rope jumping game here. It looks fun!
The next one is Law of The Jungle experience arena. People line up for a game where they need to spin a lucky wheel. And they can try food based on what they get on the wheel. There are coconut, banana, papaya, etc. As a girl from tropical country, I can only laugh when I saw it. Haha, sorryy.
And then TV Animal Farm. There are stuffed animal dolls and real animal such as parrots, rabbit, and hedgehog. The animals dolls are cuteee, and the staff teased a visitor telling her that it’s real animal when she asked him. LOL.
This is cooking experience arena which was closed. The boards said that the experience was sold out.
Drama Experience Arena!
Finally, I found the Yongpal arena where visitor can try to re-enact Kim Taehee lying-in-hospital-bed scene! The set looked so real and equipped with camera to take the photo. So the photo will be professionally taken.
There’s also Six Flying Dragons drama set!
The next one is special effect make up. There are several type makeup that visitor can use: ghosts, joseon era, wound effect, and even surgery effect. So many people tried the scratch on the face effect. Before I knew about this arena, I met several people with scratches on their face. I was thinking why these people attended the exhibition with their face scratched??. Why don’t they just rest at home??! And turned out it was just special makeup. Okay, that makes sense because Korean really conscious about their appearance and I doubt they’ll go out like that in real life. xD The surgery effect is kinda scary, though. Btw, you need to pay if you want to try the special effect makeup, I think it’s around 3000-10000 won depends on which effect.
And then, make up experience arena. This is the place where you can have your make up professionally done!
There’s also green screen experience which enables you to take a picture as if you’re in You Who Came From The Stars set. You only need to pay 1000 won if you want to print out the picture.
Radio experience set! You can have experience as radio DJ here.
News broadcasting experience set! You can use blazer provided there, read the text from the screen as if you’re a news anchor and get your video recorded.
“I’m an actor” experience. This arena is super cool. You’ll use costume from drama and act with green screen on the back. The video processed will change real actor in the drama to video you recorded. I saw a girl acted as Shin Sekyung in Six Flying Dragons, and the video result was combined with Yoo Ah In. It was so great that she kept smiling. xD
There’s also “I’m a dubber” arena where you can experience being a dubber for anime.
Virtual reality area! The special glasses can make you see 360 degree video.
Hologram live hall! I want to try this but didn’t have enough time T_T
There’s also souvenir store.
And finally, the special stage arena. It was veryyy crowded.
There’s a big monitor near radio experience if you don’t want to get squeezed while watching the stage. My short height prevented me from watching anything directly with my own eyes. Fortunately, I brought my monopod and quite good camera that my roommate let me use for the day. So, i can get some video. I uploaded a short video from special stage. Enjoy!
Yup, other than special performance by BAP, Monsta X, and Girlfriend, I thought I can see red carpet, but no it was just 무대 인사 or stage greeting by B1A4 and A Pink. That was my mistake actually. It was written 무대 인사 since the beginning. Sorryyy. So for Entertainment and Drama awards, I think it’ll be the same. Only some representatives will greet visitor from the special stage!
Overall the content was satisfying. There are a lot of things to try, but because I didn’t have much time I didn’t try any and just taking picture. The additional fee for some experience is reasonable. The major minus point is the long queue. But i guess it won’t be that long in weekdays or when there is no awards ceremony on that day. If you want to see special stage and want to get front area, you can come early!
Hellooo! (It’s me. I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to meet) #plakkk
It’s been so long since my last post. I was quite busy with school work and other things. But now fall semester has ended! Yeayyy, time to have fun for a while before thesis thingy. \o/
Time sure flies really fast, it’s almost end of 2015. OMG! Do you know what time is it? It’s time for year-end festivals! Haha. In Korea, public broadcast stations usually have this kind of year-end awards festival. SBS is no exception, it has 2015 SBS Awards Festival. I think it is the biggest event among the others. It has exhibition, music awards (Gayo Daejun), entertainment awards, and drama awards!
Attending year end festival is one of my wishlist. And getting the ticket is quite competitive. So when I heard that i can get SBS Awards Festival free ticket, I registered as soon as possible. You can register, too! It’s first come first served basis, so make sure to register soon. This ticket is for the exhibition. It has program zone from famous programs and dramas such as Running Man (we can play as the 8th running man member with augmented reality) and Yongpal (we can reenact Kim Tahee lying on the hospital bed scene here, HA!). It also has experience zone including digital media hall equipped with virtual reality, augmented reality, hologram, etc, makeup, and cooking show. There’s also special stage where we can see various performance from idols, band, ballad singer, dance cover, make up show, traditional performance, etc. The lineup includes EXID, BTS, GOT7, Hong Jinyoung, Jung Junyoung Band, Urban Zakapa, and many others. You can see the full lineup and schedule here.
When I first applied for the ticket, I didn’t read the terms and condition carefully. LOL. I thought ticket for awards nights is included. Turned out it’s not, but it’s possible to see
red carpet stage greeting by celebrities attending the awards. Moreover there’s special stage too. So, it’s still worth to attend. 😀
But if you’re greedy *just like me* and want to attend the awards nights too. I’ll tell you how! It’s easy, you can just go to each awards page, find “티켓 신청” menu and register. (Make sure you create an account on SBS website first http://www.sbs.co.kr/). That’s all!
- SBS Music Awards (SBS Gayo Daejun) (December 27th, 2015 > 가요대전 티켓 신청 (Lineup: VIXX, iKON, EXID, AOA, BTOB, MAMAMOO, B.A.P, TWICE, GFRIEND, SHINee, GOT7, and Red Velvet)
- SBS Entertainment Awards (December 30th, 2015) > 연예대상 티켓 신청
- SBS Drama Awards (December 31st, 2015) > 연기대상 티켓 신청
You can also apply by joining the SNS event too, you can share info about the festivals on your facebook, twitter, blog, instagram, blog, etc and submit the link. Make sure to include the hashtag for each events on your SNS post.
- SBS Music Awards (SBS Gayo Daejun) #SAF가요대전 #SBS가요대전 #2015가요대전 (for 7 winners)
- SBS Entertainment Awards #SAF연예대상 #SBS연예대상 (for 10 winners)
- SBS Drama Awards #SBS연기대상 #SAF #2015SBS연기대상 (for 20 winners)
Registration Period: until December 22nd, 2015
Winner Announcement: December 23rd, 2015
Easy, isn’t it? The winner will be notified through SMS and 1 person get 2 tickets! Good luck! (And wish me luck, too! :D)
[UPDATE] I went to SAF last Sunday. You can check this post if you want to know what’s inside the exhibition ^^
On-site registration for SAF is possible. The ticket booth for foreigner is across gate C4.
I was sad that I can only visit Yoseob’s parents’ restaurant once before it closed. And later (even though I don’t eat chicken here), Gikwang’s mom chicken restaurant also closed down even before I had a chance to go there. So, when I heard that Yoseob’s nuna opens a café and shop for her handmade craft, I was sooo happy!