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An important aspect of happiness is managing one's moods, and the best ways
to lift your mood is to engineer an easy success.

So what's my success?

Having the most beautiful sense of humour, picturing myself in a joyous
surroundings & atmosphere, with much satisfying thoughts that makes me feel
exceedingly happy and glorious :))


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PS : Camera on. World off! :D
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19 July 2013

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God made each of us delightfully different & unique, and the most beautiful curve
of your body will always be your SMILE.

So SMILE, as each day is a chance to start anew! :o)
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12 July 2013

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07 July 2013

XTIN BIRTHDAY 2013

It was such a lovely Sunday night for some romance dating, but I thought it's a
pity if you guys were to miss the ''Korea x Birthday'' entry again, before I started
on my busy schedule for the coming weeks.

So here you go :

After finishing the much satisfying buffet breakfast in Jeju, we then make our way to the
Korean Traditional Centre, where we have the opportunity to learn and experience 
Kimchi-making session guided by a professional Kimchi instructor who spoke not only
Korean, but Mandarin as well.

It's a place where tourists got to learn more about the making of Korean Kimchi, and of course,
making our very own Kimchi!

However, we'll not be able to taste the Kimchi we've made, but for a good cause these Kimchi
will be packed up and distributed to the old folks home in Korea! :))


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Making our very own Kimchi! :)
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  ♡  KIMCHI IS LOVE  

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Right after, we went for the famous Black Pork BBQ for dinner @ one
of the restaurant in Jeju.
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We visited the Teseum Safari as well, on the same day! :)

At Teseum Safari, we'd be able to see different types of teddy bears, marine animals,
flowers & birds. And this amazing museum features different varieties of teddy bears, arranged
in adorable poses, and some based on characters from Greek mythology.


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It was a tiring day after a day packed of programs, but it's dinner time again! :)) 
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After dinner, we went to another ''famous'' hotel in Jeju for the night - Yong Pyong Resort
Dragon Valley Hotel.

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It's the filming site of the famous Korean Drama''Winter Sonata''.
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It was a non-modern hotel, which looks pretty old and rundown, with old facilities,
fugly bathroom and the beds were hard, and the furniture’s yellowish! But the most
unbelievable part was, for the longest time, I’ve not stayed in a hotel which requires using a
physical key, and what? A pair of plastic slippers for the guests too?! Goodness me, I thought
all hotels use the card system concurrent?

Honestly, BB and me were too shocked by the condition of this Yong Pyong Hotel, and
in my opinion, it was just like a run-down -1 star hotel, because it certainly failed to make it
a comfortable stay for all tourists, but I suppose it's only good for ski and ski trips since it’s
evidently very near to the ski.

Well, come to think of it, the hallway to the room seemed pretty scary too, and I couldn’t explain why,
but I feel like someone is ‘’watching’’ over us in the room, and if my eyes weren’t playing a trick on me,
it seemed like I witnessed a grotesque reflection in the mirror! Shuddery much, so we sleep with the
lights on for the entire night. 

The next day, BB & I couldn’t wait to get out of this damn hotel, so we speedily dressed up and
chop-chop to head out for breakfast.

Well, in conclusion, I wholeheartedly discourage any tourists to visit this Yong Pyong Hotel,
because in all honesty this hotel definitely past it’s heyday ever since the 2002 ‘’Winter Sonata’’ fame,
and I supposed the only word that could describe its current state was - HIDEOUS!
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Drama diva you might be, but I suspect you may just die of sadness if you were here!
And now, if you get it, great, if not, oh well ...
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Well, I guess the only plus point was there's a Wi-Fi service, and  a 24/7 convenient store nearby.
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Many said the Korean Shin noodles taste so much different from the ones in Singapore.
But uhmmmm, it's somehow taste no difference to me yea :(

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The following day, we went for an Action Drawing Korean Hero show.

It's a non-verbal 80 minutes show, using various different art techniques to humour
the audiences.

Well, I really do enjoyed the show, as I love how the speed live drawing performance
surprises me, in an unique and antic ways! :)


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It's one of the best art shows I've ever watched so far!

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The artists were talented, witty, and readily to involve the audience. 

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After the show, back in a new hotel with much love, and here I am, camwhore much!
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Get changed, and ready for more shopping!! :D
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Shoppping @ Sinchon Ladies Street was great, and after a much tiring shopping experience,
it's time for another great BBQ dinner again! :D
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BBQ food makes me happy!

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The next day, BB had some fun riding the horses! :)
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Didn't managed to ride the horses, due to my attire on that day! :( 
However, I was having much camwhore fun @ the Korean Traditional Costume Centre.

Dressing ourselves in Hanbok, and we love how Hanbok designs fluctuating it's elegance
and style by the abundance vibrant colours and material.
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Dinner was settled with Steamboat, Korean Bibimbap and Western Current Rice.
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The next day was a day packed of full programs too!

First, we visited an old village in Jeju, and bought some Korean honey and chocolate back.
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Right after, we then head out for the famous Korean Ginseng Chicken Herbal Soup
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Board an evening flight from Jeju to Seoul for more shopping! Well, I cant stress enough
how much joy is coming my way! :o)

Shopping @ Myeongdong Fashion Street & Dongdaemun Market ..
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Laziness is the habit of resting before fatigue sets in, so here we are, having our break
@ one of the cafĂ©! :)) 
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Went to the Star Avenue before heading for the largest indoor theme park - Lotte World ...
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Lotte World, is one of the most world-class huge theme parks in Seoul, which also includes
department stores, shopping malls, Charlotte Museum, hotel and restaurants.
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The theme park was really huge and packed with people, thus we didn't spent much fun time there.
Instead, we went back to the Lotte World Hotel within an hour, and head out for more
shopping at the nearby shopping mall! :))

And yes, bought a few dozen of facial masks @ the shopping malls because they are having
the annual 50 percent discount STORE WIDE! :D

On the last day of the trip, went to the Cheongwadae Sarangchae Exhibition.

This exhibition offers tourists to learn more about the cultural heritages of Korea,and we'd be
able to view the panoramic view of Seoul's nightscape, featuring the Han River & Mount Namsam.
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The famous Korean dramas
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Sometimes a little love snuggle goes a long way.
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@ Incheon Airport heading back to Singapore
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Holiday is really a time for happy celebration, and to strengthen ties with your love ones,
and in conclusion, BB & I really had a gorgeous time in Jeju and Seoul! :o)

With so many buys – 50 Dresses, 120 packs of facial masks8 bottles of Jeju Honey,
twenty boxes of Honey Chocolates, and I certainly miss the Black Pork BBQ in Jeju,
Ginseng Herbal Chicken Soup, and not forgetting the Korean strawberries are incredibly
delicious, or perhaps the best tasting strawberries in the world! 

And I suppose, those memories are the best gift for my birthday, because it came from his heart! :)) 
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