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.

Hangang Seoraeseom Canola Festival 2016

Seoraeseom is one of the artificial islands built on hangang riverside. It’s not that far from the famous Banpo Bridge.

Last week, me & my friend went to Seoraeseom to see canola flowers. We were afraid that it’d be very crowded since it was Sunday, so we went there around 9am. And I guess we were too early. It was really quiet, most visitors were ahjussi & ahjumma passing by after having morning jog and walk. πŸ˜€

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A Tropical Girl’s Spring

After long winter, the spring finally sprung! Because of the global weirding, half of the spring still felt quite cold. It’s only last week I started to left my coat at home, after several days of rain and strong wind.

When waiting for spring to come, I learned this phrase “κ½ƒμƒ˜μΆ”μœ„”. It literally means “Winter is Jealous of The Blooming Flowers”. It usually happens in March when the weather start getting warmer but then it’s back to freezing cold for several days. Cute, eh?

Some pictures from flower hunting~

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Pertama Kali ke Seoul? Kemana Aja?

Setelah berkali-kali saya komporin, akhrnya bulan Januari kemarin adik saya main ke Korea. Ini merupakan pertama kalinya dia ke Korea, pertama kalinya ke luar negeri juga malahan. Dia berangkat bareng temennya yang juga baru pertama ke luar negeri. Walopun sempet ketinggalan shuttle bus ke hotel pas transit di Kuala Lumpur, untungnya mereka berdua selamat sampe di Incheon. Haha.

Selama mereka di Korea, tentunya saya jadi tour guide dadakan. Itinerary sudah saya susun sedemikian rupa supaya puas jalan-jalan dalam waktu kurang dari seminggu. Tapi apa daya, suhu saat itu ternyata lagi dingin-dinginnya. Kami sempat merasakan suhu -15ΒΊ C bahkan lebih dingin dari itu. Ujung-ujungnya banyak plan yang mesti diubah. Di suhu yang bikin beku kayak gitu, manusia-manusia tropis seperti kami ini tentu pengennya ngangetin badan di kamar. Saat lagi jalan di luar pun kami sering banget berhenti masuk ke dalam gedung ato ATM buat cari penghangat karena dinginnya emang nggak ketolongan.

Kali ini saya mau share tempat-tempat yang mereka kunjungi sebagai referensi untuk para Seoul First Timer.

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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

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. πŸ˜€

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