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!

2015 SBS Awards Festival

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.

100 Doraemon Secret Gadgets Expo Seoul

Who doesn’t know Doraemon? I don’t know about other countries, but in Indonesia Doraemon is veryyy popular. Even now, I still remember its airing time in RCTI: every Sunday at 8am!

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100 Doraemon Secret Gadgets Expo

When I heard that there’s a Doraemon Expo in Seoul, I told myself not to miss it. So several days ago, I made a short visit to this 100 Doraemon Secret Gagets Expo. As the title suggests, there are 100 Doraemons here, each of them holding different secret gadgets. There are my favorite take-copter (baling-baling bambu), big light (senter pembesar), copying toast (roti penghafal), etc.

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There’s anywhere door (pintu kemana saja) that makes me hope that it’s a real thing because that day was eid al-adha and it’d be nice if I can go home for awhile to celebrate the day. LOL.

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Anywhere Door

The stairs nearby is painted with characters from Doraemon. And the time machine is there!

Doraemon!

Doraemon!

Time Machine

Time Machine

The expo is free. You can also buy some souvenirs, but I came too early and the souvenir shop was not open yet. There’s also Doraemon cafe in 5th floor of IPark Mall.

Souvenir Shop

Souvenir Shop

If you’re around Seoul, you still have time to visit this expo. 😀

Doraemon Secret Gadgets Expo
August 28 – October 4, 2015
IPark Mall
Yongsan Station, Exit 1

Meet Your Favorite Figure at Grévin Museum Seoul

Grévin Museum Seoul

Grévin Museum Seoul

First opened in Paris on 1882, Grévin Museum now open its fourth Museum in Seoul. It exhibits life-sized wax figures of famous persons such as president, politician, king, athlete, celebrity, and many others. Last week I visited Grévin Museum Seoul. I’ll show you what’s inside the museum and who you can meet here!

My journey started with greetings from famous Korean actors like Bae Young Joon (Winter Sonata), Kwon Sang Woo, Jang Dong Gun, and Ahn Jae Wook. 😛

Jang Dong Gun, Kwon Sang Woo, Bae Youngjun, & Ahn Jaewook greet me!

Jang Dong Gun, Kwon Sang Woo, Bae Youngjun, & Ahn Jaewook

In the next room, there are Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan with their martial art pose.

Jackie Chan & Bruce Lee

Jackie Chan & Bruce Lee

And then characters from Hollywood movies.

E.T @ Grévin Museum Seoul

E.T @ Grévin Museum Seoul

Bruce Willis & Sylvester Stallone @ Grévin Museum Seoul

Bruce Willis & Sylvester Stallone @ Grévin Museum Seoul

Playing Casino with Brad Pitt & George Clooney @ Grévin Museum Seoul

Playing Casino with Brad Pitt & George Clooney @ Grévin Museum Seoul

King and scholars.

Shin Saimdang, General Yi Sun Shin, King Sejong, Yi I and Yi Hwang @ Grévin Museum Seoul

Shin Saimdang, General Yi Sun Shin, King Sejong, Yi I and Yi Hwang @ Grévin Museum Seoul

Here’s a room with Steve Jobs and Einstein!

I like how they put the figures in a themed room. There are set of luxurious Asiana Airlines plane for Queen Elizabeth II, Chinese President Xi Jinping, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and US President Obama. Leonardo di Caprio character in Catch Me If You Can makes an appearance as the pilot.

There’s a room filled with athletes like Korean beloved figure skater Kim Yuna, swimmer Park Taehwan, footballer Park Jisung, Christiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Chan Ho Park, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Korean female golfer Pak Seri. There’s also Guus Hiddink who led the Korean team into the quarterfinals in the 2002 World Cup.

Next, meet Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, van Gogh, and Picasso.

Get ready for the party, meet Paris Hilton, Audrey Hepburn, Go So Young, Kim Tae Hee, Lady Di, on their make up and dressing room!

Now, it’s time to party! Meet all the famous stars in one hall! Tom Cruise, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Angelina Jolie, PSY, G-Dragon, Rain, Choi Jiwoo, and many more!

Red Carpets!

Red Carpets!

PSY & Lang Lang

PSY & Lang Lang

Korean Stars, G-Dragon & Rain

Korean Stars, G-Dragon & Rain

Meet John Lennon, Pavarotti, and Jo Sumi (a famous Soprano from Korea) at work!

Save the best for the last, now you can meet your favorite Hallyu stars. You can meet Hyunbin, Lee Minho, Kim Soohyun, Jang Geunsuk, and Park Shinhye in a room. You can take photos with them, as much as you want. Haha. Don’t miss the chance. I often hear people asking “Where can I meet my favorite Korean actors?” You get the answer now, this is the place! 😛

And sorry for this edit… Hahaha

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Hyunbin @ Grévin Museum Seoul

There are some interactive machine that you can use by scanning the barcode on your ticket such as quiz with Steve Jobs as the lecturer, Hollywood Makeup Style, plane simulator, casino with Brad Pitt, and Andy Warhol style photo booth. I really like it.

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Choose your makeup

I also learnt how the wax figure are made. We take a photo in a machine, then we can see the process of making our wax figure. We then can send the video result to our email.

Create Your Wax Figure

Create Your Wax Figure

It was a pleasant visit. I was impressed with what it has. Too bad I went there by myself and was too shy to ask the staff to take the picture for me. So I only took a few picture of myself. Haha. If you’re in Seoul, go to this museum to meet your favorite stars! It’s not far from City Hall or Myeongdong and easy to find.

Grévin Museum Seoul
23 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Tel: 02 777 4700
http://www.grevin-seoul.com/en

Operating Hour: 10:00-18:00
Last admission 1 hour before closing time

Admission Fee
Adult 23.000 KRW
Children (3-12 y.o) 15.000 KRW
Student (13-18 y.o) 18.000 KRW
Seniors (> 65 y.o) 15.000 KRW
* More info http://www.grevin-seoul.com/en/seoul/prices
* Go to their website to book online or get 5000 KRW discount if you book on Trazy.com

How To Go There
Line 1, City Hall Station, Exit 6
Line 2, Euljiro 1-ga Station, Exit 1

Moonlight Tour at Changdeokgung Palace

For several times in a year, Korean Palaces will open at night so visitor can enjoy the beauty of the palace under the starry night sky. Last year, I went to Changgyeonggung. And last week I had a chance to join Moonlight Tour in Changdeokgung. On my first 2 visits to Changdeokgung, I visited it on a daytime. So, I was curious when I heard about this Moonlight Tour.

For this year, Monlight Tour will be held from August to October.
Aug 27 (8-10pm)
Sep 25, 26 (7-9pm)
Oct 28 (7-9pm)
This tour only opens for foreigner and limited to 100 persons for each event.

I was there on the first event, August 27. It started at 8pm. The visitors are divided into 5 groups based on the guide language (English 2, Japanese 1, Chinese 2). I joined the first group! Every visitor was equipped with wireless headset so we can clearly listen to the guide. As the first group, we were also the first one to enter the palace. Our guide that night was the same guide I met on my previous visit. I was happy because I know she’s an awesome guide. Hehe.

Lantern

Lantern

Upon entering the gate, a traditional lantern was given to us. Because there was only limited number of the lantern, each 4 persons got 1 lantern. Night view of the palace gave different vibe from the day view. The quietness made me thinking more. What did the King do at this hour? Was there any royal guard standing in my place right now? Such thinking just came to my mind.

This is Injeongjeon, the royal main hall, view at night.

This is photos from around Nakseonjae, the study room and sarangchae (living quarters of the head of a household) of King Heonjong (24th king of Joseon, 1827-1849).

This time, I had a chance to visit Sangryangjeon. I’ve never visited this area before because it was closed. I’m not sure, but I didn’t see anyone enter this area during my previous visits. Well, I learn something new every time I visit Changdeokgung. This area is higher than other area, so I can see the view of its surrounding from above. Our guide ask us to have a moment of silence while looking at the moon and have our wish there.

After that, we enter the Secret Garden area. A performance of Gayageum in Yeonghwadang was already prepared for us. It was great! Just imagine this: in a quiet full moon night, a young woman wearing hanbok playing gayageum in an ancient pavilion with a lotus pond nearby…

After the performance, we moved to Yeongyeongdang Hall. Passing Bullomun gate which is believed to give you a long life. When entering the Yeongyeongdang area, we’re given snacks and drinks. There were grain tea and grape tea. I tried the grape tea and it’s refreshing.

We watched traditional music performances in this hall. With more performers and variety of instruments. It was such a great experience. Thank you KTO for giving me a chance to join this awesome tour!

If you’ll be in Seoul during the next Moonlight Tour, give it a try! You can book it through Interpark. The fee is 30000 KRW. And you’ll get amazing view of the palace at night, great guide, traditional performances, and have a taste on Korean traditional drink and snack! This will be a memory you can not forget. 😀

Sorry for bad quality picture, i only use my phone to take picture and it’s not good enough for night shot. You can check better pictures here. And book your ticket here (payment with credit card).