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!

Cube Studio & Cafe

안녕하세요! Hi! Halooo!

If you’re following me on instagram, you maybe already now that I’m currently in South Korea. Yup, I arrived last week. I’m here to attend graduate school. There are a lot of stories about it, but I’ll talk about it later. 😉

I’m a big fan of Korean boy band BEAST, especially member Lee Gikwang. If you can read hangeul, you can read on my profile picture before this current picture that I was holding a cheering towel with Lee Gikwang name written on it.

taken on Beautiful Show in Indonesia, 2012

BEAST is managed by Cube Entertainment. And if you’re following k-pop or BEAST or Cube, you should already know that Cube has Cube Studio and Cafe (큐브스튜디오) which opens for public. I really really want to go to that place. I live in Incheon and Cube Cafe is in Seoul. Incheon-Seoul is around 1 hour by car. But because I took public transportation (bus + subway) + walk, It took almost 2 hour to reach Cube Cafe from my place. lol. And what’s crazier is that was my first experience of taking bus and subway in Korea. I did it all by myself. //proud//

If you’re in Korea, forget google maps, you better look at this Naver Map. It gives detailed direction, expected time, and fee information. It’s written in Korean, but you could easily navigate it. If you need translation, open google translate. lol.

So, from my university back gate (인하대후문) i took bus 511 to Juan Station (주안역). Don’t forget to tap the transportation card when you enter and exit the bus. You can also pay by cash, but it’s a little bit more expensive than using card (~200 KRW more). I then took the subway to Onsu Station (온수역), and transferred to Line 7 (Green). If you need subway map, you can download it here or click this picture below to get larger image.

Subway Map

Subway Map

I took off at Cheongdam Station (청담역) which is 21 stations away from Onsu Station. I go to exit 13. For the direction / how to get to cube cafe, I read it from a blog here.

direction

direction

I just walked until I saw Hotel Riviera then turned left.

Hotel Riviera

Hotel Riviera

Then walked again, that time I saw Hotel Prima. If you watch BEAST Showtime, it was the place on the first episode where Junhyung was waiting and then picked up by Doojoon, Gikwang, and Dongwoon. Do you know that kind of feeling I got when passing this place? lol.

this place, hotel prima!

this place, hotel prima!

Walked again until I can find Baskin Robins across the street.

BR

BR

Crossed the street, walked through the alley until intersection and then turned right. Cube Studio & Cafe is not that far from the intersection. I can easily recognize the place because there are fans in front of the cafe.

Cube Cafe

Cube Cafe

But unfortunately, when I went there, Cube Cafe was closed for public because of 4Minute Sohyun’s birthday party. Only invited fans are allowed to attend. I didn’t know about this. I’ve should known earlier that Cube Cafe has a twitter account that gives update about opening/closing time, merchandise, event, etc. I missed that info.

But even though it’s closed, I saw BEAST Dongwoon went out from Cube Cafe. Too bad, he closed his face with hands. I can recognize him from his height and hair color. And I also saw BTOB Changseob. He was walking to the training center which is just some buildings away and then to Cube Cafe.

Dongwoon entering the van

It was around 4 PM and Cube Cafe will open again for public at 7 PM. Because it’s too long, i just walked around there. I bought donuts at Dunkin Donuts nearby. It’s in front of JYP Entertainment Building. Yes, Cube Cafe and JYP is really close. JYP is veryyy quiet. There are big posters of the artists shown. It gives me old cinema vibe. lol.

JYP Entertainment

JYP Entertainment

While eating, I saw some people waiting in front of a building. And then I realized that that building is Cube Entertainment Office. I passed the building while walking to Cube Cafe but I didn’t realize it.

Cube Entertainment

Later, I  also waited in front of the building. Suddenly APink Namjoo walked from the building, followed by a camera. I think she is recording for APink showtime. She’s so kind, She asked us fans to love APink and waved her hand.

I then walked to the main street, thinking of going back. But because I found public wi-fi (yah, it’s quite difficult to find public wifi), I stopped for awhile. Talked to my friend and tweeted. And you know who was coming? APink visual, Son Naeun. She walked from the alley, also followed by a camera. I recorded it with my digicam. We were really close. I hope I’m not getting recorded on her camera. lol. But if you see a small girl using scarf on APink Showtime, you know who she is. I followed Naeun crossing the street and watched her taking a taxi.

After that, I went back to Incheon. Kinda sad that Cube Cafe were closed that time, but I promise I’ll visit it again. And I hope I can see my bb Gikwang. T.T