This week I've challenged myself to writing at least one entry per day! : ) I hope I really get to do this! Haha ^^ I come with a review…
I may or may not have spent the past year wishing I was back in Seoul, in the lively/cozy streets of HongDae. Okay “cozy” might be a weird word to describe HongDae, but I’m saying this because that’s how I feel about it — cozy, comfortable — like home.
One of these days.
These streets I love the most.
Good morning! ^^ It’s almost 2AM and again, I have yet to go to bed. Haha. Slowly, body clock! I will get you back on track! Haha ^^
So a couple of nights ago, I was ~reminiscing~ about our 12-day Seoul trip last year. My sister Katie did a great job outlining what we did during the day in her scheduler, so we ended up browsing through it, and reading the accounts, recalling stuff that we did during our two weeks of stay in Seoul. We had two “Dong Bang Days”, the first one with Meli and Diane unnie-deul, and the last one with just the two of us, a day before our departure back to Manila.
I knowww I haven’t blogged about my trips at all, save maybe for an entry I posted about the Malaysia trip before my blog crashed, and then the quick entry about the JYJ Showcase in Malaysia that I wrote before I left for Bangkok in April. I promise to find time and write about those soon! But for now — I really want to blog about one of the places we went to a lot.
One of the shops Katie and I kept going back to was Timeout Gelato. It’s a gelato bar located in Apgujeong (very near Hyundae Department Store as well as Apgujeong-yeok) and is owned by none other than TVXQ’s Micky YooChun! This was our second stop for the first ~Dong Bang Day~. (First stop was Misarang Imsil Pizza, the restaurant owned by JunSu’s family). Timeout Gelato is where we kept going back to every other day of our trip, even if Hongdae, where our hostel was located, is a bit far from it. ^^’
I actually forgot to take a photo of the front of the store, because I was in too much of a hurry to get inside, and get my gelato. Haha. This was actually our second time going to Timeout. The first one was in 2009, during our trip to Seoul with our Mom. (I guess I’ll post a separate entry for that? If I do find photos… I lost so much when my white MacBook got stolen in late 2009 ;;)
We got in and settled to a table~ And then I quickly went to the counter to take photos. ROFL. GELATOOOOOOO AT LAST! Haha! It was Autumn that time, and these were the available flavors:
Pistacio Sicillia, Cherry Ripe, Mango Cream, Cookies and Cream, Pineapple Yogurt, Tim Tams, Melon Cream, Blueberry Cheese, Apricot Yogurt, Dark Chocolate,
… and I forgot the other 2 that got cut from this photo;
(This post is totally image-heavy! XD Click read more for full post!)
I don’t think I was able to properly blog about this last year, but for my 21st birthday gift (and Katie’s 17th), we watched JaeChunSu’s showcase in Malaysia with a couple of my friends from the Ateneo – Nina, Michi, Joyce and Cherry.
We got to KL about two days before, and stayed at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, the same hotel the boys stayed at while they were there^^ We also got to meet Kino unnie, who owns RedStar, as well as their staff~ So happy I got to meet Nic, Lolly and her younger sister, Xietin (who is a wonderful photographer!).
I got to take a lot of photos, but I haven’t really gotten around to resizing everything, save for these photos from the showcase that I was able to post on Tumblr.
That was the first time in 3 years that I was able to see the three (I’ve seen TVXQ twice, first when they came to Manila to shoot the Ramodo CF in 2006, and second during the O Jung Ban Hap Seoul Encore Concert in 2007), and I really couldn’t explain the happiness I felt when they finally came out. Katie was also crying — it was her first time to see the boys, first time to watch them perform live. Although we were both happy seeing them, there was that bittersweet feeling — how we wished there were five in front of us, instead of just three, and so on. Nevertheless we were able to enjoy the event. It feels amazing to be surrounded by fellow Cassiopeia, seeing that red ocean~ It also feels great to know that we were surrounded by so many YunJae fans. Everyone around us were shouting YunJae at one point or another, holding fansigns. Even the Japanese ahjummas were also rooting for YunJae. Needless to say, Katie and I totally felt at home. LOL.
So yeah, because cameras weren’t exactly permitted, I had to conceal mine and be careful while taking photos. I only had my kit lens, and it could only zoom so far =_= Cherry and Joyce were able to take much closer photos than me! Haha! But eh, still happy I was there, and I can take photos of the boys! Here are some of the photos — not much, really.
JaeJoong’s outfit here was seriously perfect *_* Good frontal view, good view from the side as well~ AH~
We had VIP tickets, and were at the 7th row~ (more…)