Wednesday, May 28, 2014
I've heard of the bullet trains in Japan so I figured Koreans must have something similar. It might not be as fast as bullet trains but KTX is definitely an alternative for transport if you're thinking of going from one big city to another. On my trip in June last year, I decided to try out the KTX from Busan back to Seoul instead of taking a domestic flight which can be quite pricey.
Michael Jackson is back with his 2nd posthumous album and the lead single out of it is Love Never Felt So Good. The single version features a duet with Justin Timberlake. I personally love this song as it definitely has that Michael Jackson goodness circa Thriller era. It is in fact recorded in the 1980s but with this released version, it sounds so current. Enjoy!
Monday, May 26, 2014
What is every K-Pop fan's visit to Seoul without visiting the management companies buildings. My 2nd trip to Korea, as it is with my K-pop fan friend, we decided to go search for the 3 common buildings people usually go: SM, JYP and Cube.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
I was on leave the entire week and was thinking of what to do. Thought of travelling but didn't know where to go. Singapore came to mind. So I googled any events happening in Singapore this week. Turns out Music Matters is happening. I saw the ad and fell in love with this song, Until We Die by Gentle Bones. Gentle Bones is the stage name for Joel Tan from Singapore. He has that Ed Sheeran sound going on.
I absolutely love winter in Korea! Can't wait to go there again during this time. Cold weather beats hot weather anytime for me. My first trip to Korea, I experienced temperatures down to -20 degrees yet I love the experience. So far on my trips, I've only managed to go to 2 ski resorts. Lots of things you can do there like skiing, snowboarding and just plain old snow ball fight.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
I only knew about Fly To The Sky after watching Brian Joo in K-Style and wanting to know the cool song that was playing the background. What I know from my searching is that they mainly sing R&B/Ballad songs. The song I liked turned out to be Brian's solo song Let This Die. Anyway, they made a long awaited comeback and I kinda like this song. It's been a while since we had a power ballad song coming from other than 2AM that I liked. Enjoy! I've also added the iTunes link considering it's quite hard to search them in iTunes.
Korea is not just about fast paced city and high tech technology. There's also beauty in its nature that can be enjoyed. On my trip last June, I went to Jeju again to experience the beauty of the island. Jeju offers this unique experience called the Jeju Olle trail for nature lovers to enjoy as well as get a little bit of exercise.
Friday, May 23, 2014
EXO is back with a new mini album! In time before kicking off their first solo tour, the boys release a new album containing 5 new tracks including the title track Overdose. Since EXO's first album was the best album of 2013 for me, of course I'm excited for this comeback. Can't wait to hear new sound from them.
This is a bit less of a specific landmark. I just wanted to write something about the abundance of coffee shops around Korea itself. I'm not really a fan of coffee besides Nescafe but my sister was excited at the fact that there's so many coffee shops around Korea. We went on a hunt to the various cafes, tried out their drinks and cookies as well as get some free souvenirs out of them.
|My sister's collection of coffee cup holders from the cafes we visited.|
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
One of the most significant landmarks when you visit Seoul is of course the N Seoul Tower. I was frustrated that my first visit to Korea didn't include that. It focused too much on the shopping aspect and neglected this beautiful landmark.
|The tower at night||The tower in the day|