2017 Dream Concert in Pyeongchang: Hassle Free Concert Experience with Trazy!

When I first knew that there will be Dream Concert in Pyeongchang, I didn’t feel like to go because it’s tooooo far. But then Trazy asked if I want to join its 2017 Dream Concert in Pyeongchang transport + ticket package, I checked the package and it’s awesome. It solves the transportation problem that I’m worried about the most and there’s also short visit to Yongpyong Ski Resort. I’ve been in Korea for more than 3 years, but I’ve never been to ski resort even once. LOL. This time I was sponsored by Trazy, but if I wasn’t sponsored I think I’d still take it because it’s such a great deal and the prize was good too!

Pyeongchang is located in Gangwon-do. It’s about 3-4 hours from Seoul. You may probably ask why the concert is not in Seoul. Why is it so far??? Whyyy? Well, the Dream Concert itself was held to celebrate D-100 of Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games. Pyeongchang was selected to host 2018 Winter Olympic Games on 2011 and since then it has been preparing really hard for the event success. I can’t believe that 2018 Winter Olympic Games is in less than 100 days! 1 or 2 years ago, if I saw any 2018 Winter Olympic Games advertisement I was like “I don’t know if that time I’ll still be in Koreaㅠㅠ It’s still far away” But now I’m still here and with these years passed, Pyeongchang is now completely ready to host the big event. Can’t wait for it!

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Mr. Brainwash “Life is Beautiful” Exhibition – Ara Modern Art Museum, Seoul

I’m not really an art kind of person. But several days ago, I saw some interesting pictures on instagram. After a little bit of research, I found out that it’s from Mr. Brainwash “Life is Beautiful” exhibition in Ara Modern Art Museum. I just really like what I saw, so I decided to come to this exhibition. And I like it more than I expected, so here I’ll share how the exhibition was. Check it out~

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Free K-Pop Concert September 2016

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

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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
Website: http://pyeongchangkpopfestival.com
Apply the ticket here until Sep. 2 (Tues) 12:00!

– Incheon K-Pop Concert 2016

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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
Website: http://inkconcert.com

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!).

[UPDATE]
Korea Sale Festa Opening Ceremony
Date/Time: September 30th, 2016 / 18:00-20:00
Place: Yeongdeongdaero (Bongeun-intersection-Samseong station intersection)
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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.

What’s inside 2015 SBS Awards Festival (SAF)?

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.

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KTO Ticket Booth

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Ticket

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.

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Long Queue

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.

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Hyunbin says hi!

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.

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This is cooking experience arena which was closed. The boards said that the experience was sold out.

Drama Experience Arena!

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You Who Came From The Stars

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.

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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.

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Balcony Scene

Radio experience set! You can have experience as radio DJ here.

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Radio Experience

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.

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News Broadcasting Experience

“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

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I’m an Actor

There’s also “I’m a dubber” arena where you can experience being a dubber for anime.

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I’m a dubber

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

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Hologram Experience

There’s also souvenir store.

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SAF Store

And finally, the special stage arena. It was veryyy crowded.

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Special Stage

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!

Royal Pirates Fansigns (+ General Guide on How to Attend a K-pop Fansign)

Call me lame, but yeah, attending a fansign is one of my kpop wishlist. But it’s really difficult to get into my most favorite groups, BEAST and B1A4, fansign because their fans are way too many. I can’t buy only one CD and hope to get selected for fansign. So at the end, I just give up for the chance. Sorry boys, I love you but I’m not a rich girl who can spend much money for your stuff. xD

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How to apply for 2015 MBC Entertainment, Drama, and Music Awards Ticket

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MBC has several of my favorite dramas this year: Kill Me Heal Me, Warm and Cozy, and She Was Pretty! I went to Hongdae to watch open shooting of that epic scene where Ahn Yona and Oh Rion met. And my trip to Jeju was basically visiting places that appear on Warm on Cozy. That’s how much I love these dramas.

It’ll be great if I can see my favorite actors & actresses on MBC Drama Awards. And after a little search, I found that MBC opens application for its Entertainment and Drama Awards! For Music Awards (Gayo Daejejeon), the application will open after the final lineup is confirmed. (Music Awards application is now open!) And because I’m a nice person, I’ll tell you how. Haha. Okay, so here’s how to apply:

You can also vote for the Entertainment Awards and Drama Awards.

Good Luck!

How to apply for 2015 SBS Awards Festival (+ Ceremonies) Ticket

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!

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2015 SBS Awards Festival

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. 😀

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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!

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.

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.

Hanok Stay Fall 2015 Event by Korean Tourism Organization

Hanok (한옥) is Korean traditional house. It has environtment-friendly characteristic considering its surrounding, lands and seasons. It’s shown from structure’s inner layout to building material which were used. Hanok house has special design for cooling interior in summer and heating the interior in winter. You may already heard about Ondol, a floor-based heating system used in Hanok. Hanok house use natural materials such as soil, timber, and rock which are recyclable and do not cause pollution.

If you want to see hanok house, you can come to Bukchon Hanok Village or Namsangol Hanok Village in Seoul. You can also see hanok that remodeled into cafe or restaurant in Gahoe-dong and Gye-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul. Here’s compilation of recommended hanok restaurants in Seoul: link. There are also some hanok villages in other cities, such as Jeonju Hanok Village, Hahoe Folk Village (Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do), and Korean Folk Village (Yongin, Gyeonggi).

You can stay on this hanok house, because there are a lot of hanok house operated as guesthouse. Just google “Hanok Guesthouse” and you’ll get a lot of results or you can also go to this link. If you’re personal blogger, have many interest in Hanok house, and will be in Korea during October 22-23, here’s a chance for you to stay on hanok house! Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) currently has this Hanok Stay Fall Event.

Hanok Stay Fall Event 2015 – KTO

Who can participate? Everyone who has big interest in Hanok and has personal blog
Event period: October 1-20, 2015
How to join?
1. Post about the event on your blog
2. Leave your post link on the comment section of this page *it’s easy, isn’t it?*
Put 한옥스테이로 떠나는 가을 여행 as your post title or you can also #한옥스테이 and #한옥스테이 가을이벤트 as tag.
Winner announcement: October 21, 2015 18:00
Prize:
1. 1N2D Hanok Stay Tour (15 people)
2. Mobile Giftcon (30 people)
Tour period: October 22-23, 2015

Let’s joint the event! 😀

Seoul Eulalia Festival 2015

Yeayy, fall is coming! It’s my most favorite season here in Korea. Soon, the fall foliage will be so prettyyy! It’s also said to be the best season to travel in Korea.

Seoul Eulalia Festival in Haneul Park Seoul is something you can not miss if you happen to visit Korea during this season. In this festival you can see a park full of eulalia or silver grass. For this year, the festival will be held in October 10-17. During the festival, the park will be open until 10pm. When you visit the park at night, you can see colorful laser shot through the silver grass. These are pictures from my visit last year.

But don’t worry, if you visit Korea after the festival ends you still can see the eulalia but only until 6pm and without the laser shot.

Because last year I’ve visited the festival at night, this year I want to see the day view. So, last week I went to the Haneul Park. And here are the photos

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It’s pretty, isn’t it? The interesting part is that Haneul Park was once a massive landfill. This uncontrolled landfill was transformed into grassland park in 1993 as a project to restore and revitalize the area for the 2002 Korea/Japan World Cup. Woahh…

This park is the highest park in Seoul so you need to do a little hike to reach the park. It’s around 20 minute walk from the entrance. You can also take shuttle for 2000 KRW, but the line can be very long at times.

From this park, you can see beautiful view of Seoul. Go to the observation platform to see Bukhansan Mountain in the north, Namsan Mountain and the 63 Building in the east, Han River in the south and Haengjusanseon Fortress in the west.

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Seoul Eulalia Festival 2015
October 10-17 @ Haneul Park
Subway Line 6, World Cup Stadium Station, Exit 1

K-Food Fair 2015 Jakarta, Indonesia

Lagi iseng liat instagram, eh kok nemu ini di instagramnya jisoo.

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Jisoo ini aktor muda korea yang mulai dikenal publik setelah aktingnya di Angry Mom. Saya nggak akan bahas dramanya disini, kalo penasaran silakan googling sendiri. lol. Yang bikin saya tertarik sama postingannya si Jisoo ini adalah kok ada tulisan “surat yang lezat” di fotonya. Ada apaan nih? Jisoo main film di Indonesia?

Setelah saya buka linknya, jengjengjeng… Ternyata itu adalah sebuah web mini drama. Mini drama ini bercerita tentang Lia, mahasiswi asal Indonesia yang sedang belajar di Korea, dan Yong-I, seorang lelaki Korea yang suka masak dan jatuh cinta sama Lia. Yong-I pun berusaha mengambil hati Lia dengan keahliannya memasak. Lah gitu doang? Apa menariknya? Selain Jisoo (eaaa), yang menarik di mini drama ini (terutama buat saya) adalah karena di film ini tokoh Lia adalah seorang muslim dan berusaha untuk hanya mengkonsumsi makanan halal. Yong-I yang nggak sengaja melihat Lia belanja pun jadi belajar apa itu makanan halal supaya Lia nggak menolak dosirak (lunch box) yang dia masak. Namun, beberapa kali Yong-I memberikan dosirak secara sembunyi-sembunyi, makanannya selalu nggak dimakan karena Lia nggak yakin kalo itu halal dan nggak tau itu dari siapa. Ada adegan video call sama mamanya Lia dan mamanya nyuruh Lia hati-hati dan nggak makan sembarangan. Persis ibu saya. *Berasa jadi Lia* *Cari dosirak dari Yong-i?* xD

Mini drama ini dibuat untuk mempromosikan acara K-Food Fair 2015 yang akan diadakan di Jakarta tanggal 16-18 Oktober ini, makanya tokohnya adalah orang Indonesia dan diberi subtitle-nya pun berbahasa Indonesia. Pemeran Lia bernama Amelia Tantono, googling sedikit muncul kok berbagai socmednya di facebook, linkedin, twitter, atau instagram. Tujuan K-Food Fair ini adalah menjembatani industri makanan Korea dan perusahaan di Indonesia serta mengenalkan produk makanan Korea secara langsung ke konsumen. Selain di Jakarta, K-Food Fair sebelumnya diadakan di Malaysia dan berikutnya akan diselenggarakan di Uni Emirat Arab. Indonesia, Malaysia, dan UEA adalah negara dengan jumlah penduduk muslim yang besar dan peminat budaya koreanya (sebut saja k-pop & k-drama) juga lumayan besar. Pantes aja mereka menunjukkan soal pentingnya makanan halal di mini drama ini. Mereka mau menunjukkan kalau produk mereka ada kok yang halal dan mereka pun mau belajar tentang makanan halal ini. Dari sisi industri, tentu tujuannya supaya mereka juga bisa mengambil pasar konsumen muslim. Dan dengan cerdasnya mereka menarik penggemar k-entertainment untuk menonton drama ini sekaligus menunjukkan ke perusahaan Indonesia yang berminat mengekspor produk makanan korea kalau peluang pasar mereka terbuka lebar. Pinterann aja deh caranya. ㄱ_ㄱ

Kalo nggak salah, mini drama ini bakal ada 3 episode. Silahkan nonton episode 1 dan 2 disini:


지수야 누나랑 같이 먹을래? 😉 *ditendang*

[UPDATED] Episode 3

Info lengkap soal K-Food Fair 2015 Jakarta bisa dilihat disini
Official Website: http://www.kfoodfair2015.com/en/indonesia/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kfoodfair2015
Instagram: https://instagram.com/korean_food_fair_2015
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRfUDW46lvIvHFCgZWVeDnw

Konsultasi Ekspor B2B
16 Oktober 2015 (09.00~20.30) – Hotel Mulia Ballroom 3

Pameran makanan, Lomba, K-pop dance cover, Mencoba hanbok, dll
17 Oktober 2015 (10:00~20:00) & 18 Oktober 2015 (11:00~20:00) – Grand Atrium Mall Kota Kasablanka Lt. 1

**Fun Fact: Aktor yang memerankan jadi pemilik toko adalah Jo Jaeyun, aktor yang pernah saya pergoki *halah bahasanya* memakai batik di drama Liar Game! Saya pernah nulis soal itu disini. Jadi makin penasaran ada hubungan apa antara Jo Jaeyun dengan Indonesia. Haha.