Gwangju SBS Super Concert Tour with Trazy

I was so excited to see that Trazy offered a ticket package to SBS Super concert with BTS. It was also intriguing to know that it was held at a city that I’ve never been to. I was told that Gwangju was one of the major cities in the Jeolla province and has a significant meaning in the modern history of Korea.

The tour started early on a Sunday and we gathered at Hongdae station for the bus. There were so many buses already lined up and I was very surprised that the crowd was huge. There were so many people who booked from Trazy.

Waiting to get in the bus

It was definitely a long ride but the journey was pleasant as the guide made sure we were all safe.

When we finally arrived in Gwangju, our first stop was a park called ‘Uchi’. We were able to choose between Gwangju Family Land theme park, and Uchi Zoo Park. I chose Uchi Zoo Park to see some animals and take a walk at a peaceful park. It was a peaceful park where you can see some animals. There was also a ferris wheel. We had some time to relax and look around. I took the time to eat lunch as well.

A cute zoo park

After a break at the park, the bus took us to the stadium. I couldn’t help but get excited that I was finally going to see BTS and Twice. We were lined up in front of the Trazy booth to get the admission ticket. We could hear BTS rehearsing while waiting for the ticket, which made some of us feel more excited!

Finally getting the ticket!

My seat and view was amazing! The stage was closer than I expected.

I couldn’t help myself but scream when the concert started. It was almost a dream come true experience also due to the extremely cheap price that I paid for this once in a lifetime opportunity to see the biggest K-pop idols perform live.

Twice is beautiful

I sang along the songs and followed the moves. It was all so exciting and fun.

BTS is just world-class

I felt devastated that the concert was ending. There were fireworks for the finale as if they were to console me, but I still couldn’t help feeling somewhat sad that it did end.

All in all, it was a wonderful day out for me. I slept all the way through back to Seoul. I will never forget the experience thanks to Trazy.

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!