Cafes - Travel Cafe and Kamong Cafe
The travel cafe near Namsan Tower is too cute. It’s filled with pictures from different countries as well as travel guide books.
Kai’s sister’s cafe. He drew the logos for the cups. His sisters are pretty.
Cafes are where we had good coffee and good life talks.
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Cafes - Travel Cafe and Kamong Cafe
The travel cafe near Namsan Tower is too cute. It’s filled with pictures from different countries as well as travel guide books.
Kai’s sister’s cafe. He drew the logos for the cups. His sisters are pretty.
Cafes are where we had good coffee and good life talks.
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Cafes - Travel Cafe and Kamong Cafe
The travel cafe near Namsan Tower is too cute. It’s filled with pictures from different countries as well as travel guide books.
Kai’s sister’s cafe. He drew the logos for the cups. His sisters are pretty.
Cafes are where we had good coffee and good life talks.
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Cafes - Travel Cafe and Kamong Cafe
The travel cafe near Namsan Tower is too cute. It’s filled with pictures from different countries as well as travel guide books.
Kai’s sister’s cafe. He drew the logos for the cups. His sisters are pretty.
Cafes are where we had good coffee and good life talks.
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Cafes - Travel Cafe and Kamong Cafe
The travel cafe near Namsan Tower is too cute. It’s filled with pictures from different countries as well as travel guide books.
Kai’s sister’s cafe. He drew the logos for the cups. His sisters are pretty.
Cafes are where we had good coffee and good life talks.
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Cafes - Travel Cafe and Kamong Cafe
The travel cafe near Namsan Tower is too cute. It’s filled with pictures from different countries as well as travel guide books.
Kai’s sister’s cafe. He drew the logos for the cups. His sisters are pretty.
Cafes are where we had good coffee and good life talks.
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Cafes - Travel Cafe and Kamong Cafe
The travel cafe near Namsan Tower is too cute. It’s filled with pictures from different countries as well as travel guide books.
Kai’s sister’s cafe. He drew the logos for the cups. His sisters are pretty.
Cafes are where we had good coffee and good life talks.
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Cafes - Travel Cafe and Kamong Cafe

The travel cafe near Namsan Tower is too cute. It’s filled with pictures from different countries as well as travel guide books.

Kai’s sister’s cafe. He drew the logos for the cups. His sisters are pretty.

Cafes are where we had good coffee and good life talks.

Insadong & G….. market
Insadong, home of the Hoddeok. Ooey gooey fried honey goodness. Insadong is also home of the traditional Korean goods and souvenirs. They has this one artsy plaza that’s like 6 stories high.
We also went to an outdoor market. I feel like not much of the Korean dramas nowadays show these little market places, but rather the glamorous and trendy places. It was a nice change.
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Insadong & G….. market
Insadong, home of the Hoddeok. Ooey gooey fried honey goodness. Insadong is also home of the traditional Korean goods and souvenirs. They has this one artsy plaza that’s like 6 stories high.
We also went to an outdoor market. I feel like not much of the Korean dramas nowadays show these little market places, but rather the glamorous and trendy places. It was a nice change.
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Insadong & G….. market
Insadong, home of the Hoddeok. Ooey gooey fried honey goodness. Insadong is also home of the traditional Korean goods and souvenirs. They has this one artsy plaza that’s like 6 stories high.
We also went to an outdoor market. I feel like not much of the Korean dramas nowadays show these little market places, but rather the glamorous and trendy places. It was a nice change.
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Insadong & G….. market
Insadong, home of the Hoddeok. Ooey gooey fried honey goodness. Insadong is also home of the traditional Korean goods and souvenirs. They has this one artsy plaza that’s like 6 stories high.
We also went to an outdoor market. I feel like not much of the Korean dramas nowadays show these little market places, but rather the glamorous and trendy places. It was a nice change.
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Insadong & G….. market
Insadong, home of the Hoddeok. Ooey gooey fried honey goodness. Insadong is also home of the traditional Korean goods and souvenirs. They has this one artsy plaza that’s like 6 stories high.
We also went to an outdoor market. I feel like not much of the Korean dramas nowadays show these little market places, but rather the glamorous and trendy places. It was a nice change.
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Insadong & G….. market
Insadong, home of the Hoddeok. Ooey gooey fried honey goodness. Insadong is also home of the traditional Korean goods and souvenirs. They has this one artsy plaza that’s like 6 stories high.
We also went to an outdoor market. I feel like not much of the Korean dramas nowadays show these little market places, but rather the glamorous and trendy places. It was a nice change.
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Insadong & G….. market

Insadong, home of the Hoddeok. Ooey gooey fried honey goodness. Insadong is also home of the traditional Korean goods and souvenirs. They has this one artsy plaza that’s like 6 stories high.

We also went to an outdoor market. I feel like not much of the Korean dramas nowadays show these little market places, but rather the glamorous and trendy places. It was a nice change.

Hongdae round 4?
I remember thinking that I was getting more proficient at saying Korean phrases that were used. At Gelati Gelati, the worker said my Korean was good.
In Korean, if you stick out you will get stares. My friends are half asian, so they got stared at a lot. I look East Asian and was mistaken for Korean multiple times, so I didn’t get stared at as much. At restaurants and such, the waiters would always gravitate towards me because they thought it would be easier. Little did they know. Little did they know.
That kimchi fried rice though. Yum Yum, wanna get some.
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Hongdae round 4?
I remember thinking that I was getting more proficient at saying Korean phrases that were used. At Gelati Gelati, the worker said my Korean was good.
In Korean, if you stick out you will get stares. My friends are half asian, so they got stared at a lot. I look East Asian and was mistaken for Korean multiple times, so I didn’t get stared at as much. At restaurants and such, the waiters would always gravitate towards me because they thought it would be easier. Little did they know. Little did they know.
That kimchi fried rice though. Yum Yum, wanna get some.
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Hongdae round 4?
I remember thinking that I was getting more proficient at saying Korean phrases that were used. At Gelati Gelati, the worker said my Korean was good.
In Korean, if you stick out you will get stares. My friends are half asian, so they got stared at a lot. I look East Asian and was mistaken for Korean multiple times, so I didn’t get stared at as much. At restaurants and such, the waiters would always gravitate towards me because they thought it would be easier. Little did they know. Little did they know.
That kimchi fried rice though. Yum Yum, wanna get some.
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Hongdae round 4?
I remember thinking that I was getting more proficient at saying Korean phrases that were used. At Gelati Gelati, the worker said my Korean was good.
In Korean, if you stick out you will get stares. My friends are half asian, so they got stared at a lot. I look East Asian and was mistaken for Korean multiple times, so I didn’t get stared at as much. At restaurants and such, the waiters would always gravitate towards me because they thought it would be easier. Little did they know. Little did they know.
That kimchi fried rice though. Yum Yum, wanna get some.
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Hongdae round 4?

I remember thinking that I was getting more proficient at saying Korean phrases that were used. At Gelati Gelati, the worker said my Korean was good.

In Korean, if you stick out you will get stares. My friends are half asian, so they got stared at a lot. I look East Asian and was mistaken for Korean multiple times, so I didn’t get stared at as much. At restaurants and such, the waiters would always gravitate towards me because they thought it would be easier. Little did they know. Little did they know.

That kimchi fried rice though. Yum Yum, wanna get some.

You are Here Cafe & Apartment life.
We went to the grand opening of You are Here Cafe. We took pictures with Simon and Martina, Hyunwoo, and Soozee. How awesome is that. The brownies Martina made were really delicious.
Here are some shots from our apartment. Dangsan. I miss you very much. I miss the two minute walk to Zoo Coffee. I miss the two minute walk to the gym. I miss how accessible everything is.
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You are Here Cafe & Apartment life.
We went to the grand opening of You are Here Cafe. We took pictures with Simon and Martina, Hyunwoo, and Soozee. How awesome is that. The brownies Martina made were really delicious.
Here are some shots from our apartment. Dangsan. I miss you very much. I miss the two minute walk to Zoo Coffee. I miss the two minute walk to the gym. I miss how accessible everything is.
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You are Here Cafe & Apartment life.
We went to the grand opening of You are Here Cafe. We took pictures with Simon and Martina, Hyunwoo, and Soozee. How awesome is that. The brownies Martina made were really delicious.
Here are some shots from our apartment. Dangsan. I miss you very much. I miss the two minute walk to Zoo Coffee. I miss the two minute walk to the gym. I miss how accessible everything is.
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You are Here Cafe & Apartment life.
We went to the grand opening of You are Here Cafe. We took pictures with Simon and Martina, Hyunwoo, and Soozee. How awesome is that. The brownies Martina made were really delicious.
Here are some shots from our apartment. Dangsan. I miss you very much. I miss the two minute walk to Zoo Coffee. I miss the two minute walk to the gym. I miss how accessible everything is.
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You are Here Cafe & Apartment life.
We went to the grand opening of You are Here Cafe. We took pictures with Simon and Martina, Hyunwoo, and Soozee. How awesome is that. The brownies Martina made were really delicious.
Here are some shots from our apartment. Dangsan. I miss you very much. I miss the two minute walk to Zoo Coffee. I miss the two minute walk to the gym. I miss how accessible everything is.
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You are Here Cafe & Apartment life.
We went to the grand opening of You are Here Cafe. We took pictures with Simon and Martina, Hyunwoo, and Soozee. How awesome is that. The brownies Martina made were really delicious.
Here are some shots from our apartment. Dangsan. I miss you very much. I miss the two minute walk to Zoo Coffee. I miss the two minute walk to the gym. I miss how accessible everything is.
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You are Here Cafe & Apartment life.
We went to the grand opening of You are Here Cafe. We took pictures with Simon and Martina, Hyunwoo, and Soozee. How awesome is that. The brownies Martina made were really delicious.
Here are some shots from our apartment. Dangsan. I miss you very much. I miss the two minute walk to Zoo Coffee. I miss the two minute walk to the gym. I miss how accessible everything is.
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You are Here Cafe & Apartment life.
We went to the grand opening of You are Here Cafe. We took pictures with Simon and Martina, Hyunwoo, and Soozee. How awesome is that. The brownies Martina made were really delicious.
Here are some shots from our apartment. Dangsan. I miss you very much. I miss the two minute walk to Zoo Coffee. I miss the two minute walk to the gym. I miss how accessible everything is.
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You are Here Cafe & Apartment life.
We went to the grand opening of You are Here Cafe. We took pictures with Simon and Martina, Hyunwoo, and Soozee. How awesome is that. The brownies Martina made were really delicious.
Here are some shots from our apartment. Dangsan. I miss you very much. I miss the two minute walk to Zoo Coffee. I miss the two minute walk to the gym. I miss how accessible everything is.
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You are Here Cafe & Apartment life.
We went to the grand opening of You are Here Cafe. We took pictures with Simon and Martina, Hyunwoo, and Soozee. How awesome is that. The brownies Martina made were really delicious.
Here are some shots from our apartment. Dangsan. I miss you very much. I miss the two minute walk to Zoo Coffee. I miss the two minute walk to the gym. I miss how accessible everything is.
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You are Here Cafe & Apartment life.

We went to the grand opening of You are Here Cafe. We took pictures with Simon and Martina, Hyunwoo, and Soozee. How awesome is that. The brownies Martina made were really delicious.

Here are some shots from our apartment. Dangsan. I miss you very much. I miss the two minute walk to Zoo Coffee. I miss the two minute walk to the gym. I miss how accessible everything is.

Hongdae (again) // Dongdaemun + Cheonggyechon .
This was a particular day where we didn’t have internet, but I relied on the little arrow thing in google maps to direct us. It was an adventure finding this place after a lot of walking done already earlier that day.
We went and ate PAJEON! PAJEON! PENGUIN! PENGUIN! It was super filling. My face got red and felt paralyzed. And I stumbled around a bit. But other than that I was okay.
Did we go night shopping around Hongdae afterwards? Where I first bought my first round of souvenirs (earrings, socks) and a hat and a head band for myself. The night life sure is fun and lively. I really enjoyed exploring Hongdae, all the little shops and dessert places, and the coffee places!
There’s seriously so much to see!
Dongdaemun + Cheonggyechon River
We ate at a restaurant here that Running Man ate at. We shopped the different buildings.So many floors and levels and CLOTHES! What on earth, it’s seriously mentally overstimulating! The sellers are desperate to make a sale. If you buy a lot of items, you can get discounts here. But then again, some sellers start off really high, so be careful!

Travel tip: It’s always good to buy at stores where the prices are marked, that way you know you ain’t being ripped off.

When we went to the Men’s section, they tried to persuade us to buy clothes, but we said no. Then the guy was like “Don’t go! PLEASE HELP ME” Ah, so funny!
I ate one of those corn pop ice cream filled things. They are popular in Korea. As well as churros and ice cream….. *drools*
We sat by the Cheonggyechon river for an hour. It’s really nice and relaxing. We saw friends, couples, Ahjummas, Ahjusshis, little children. Good vibes were felt when I saw all the people, sitting along the river bank, just enjoying their lives. Maybe after a hard day at work or school, they came to de-stress. The river is beautiful. The lights change colors, the water is shallow.
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Hongdae (again) // Dongdaemun + Cheonggyechon .
This was a particular day where we didn’t have internet, but I relied on the little arrow thing in google maps to direct us. It was an adventure finding this place after a lot of walking done already earlier that day.
We went and ate PAJEON! PAJEON! PENGUIN! PENGUIN! It was super filling. My face got red and felt paralyzed. And I stumbled around a bit. But other than that I was okay.
Did we go night shopping around Hongdae afterwards? Where I first bought my first round of souvenirs (earrings, socks) and a hat and a head band for myself. The night life sure is fun and lively. I really enjoyed exploring Hongdae, all the little shops and dessert places, and the coffee places!
There’s seriously so much to see!
Dongdaemun + Cheonggyechon River
We ate at a restaurant here that Running Man ate at. We shopped the different buildings.So many floors and levels and CLOTHES! What on earth, it’s seriously mentally overstimulating! The sellers are desperate to make a sale. If you buy a lot of items, you can get discounts here. But then again, some sellers start off really high, so be careful!

Travel tip: It’s always good to buy at stores where the prices are marked, that way you know you ain’t being ripped off.

When we went to the Men’s section, they tried to persuade us to buy clothes, but we said no. Then the guy was like “Don’t go! PLEASE HELP ME” Ah, so funny!
I ate one of those corn pop ice cream filled things. They are popular in Korea. As well as churros and ice cream….. *drools*
We sat by the Cheonggyechon river for an hour. It’s really nice and relaxing. We saw friends, couples, Ahjummas, Ahjusshis, little children. Good vibes were felt when I saw all the people, sitting along the river bank, just enjoying their lives. Maybe after a hard day at work or school, they came to de-stress. The river is beautiful. The lights change colors, the water is shallow.
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Hongdae (again) // Dongdaemun + Cheonggyechon .
This was a particular day where we didn’t have internet, but I relied on the little arrow thing in google maps to direct us. It was an adventure finding this place after a lot of walking done already earlier that day.
We went and ate PAJEON! PAJEON! PENGUIN! PENGUIN! It was super filling. My face got red and felt paralyzed. And I stumbled around a bit. But other than that I was okay.
Did we go night shopping around Hongdae afterwards? Where I first bought my first round of souvenirs (earrings, socks) and a hat and a head band for myself. The night life sure is fun and lively. I really enjoyed exploring Hongdae, all the little shops and dessert places, and the coffee places!
There’s seriously so much to see!
Dongdaemun + Cheonggyechon River
We ate at a restaurant here that Running Man ate at. We shopped the different buildings.So many floors and levels and CLOTHES! What on earth, it’s seriously mentally overstimulating! The sellers are desperate to make a sale. If you buy a lot of items, you can get discounts here. But then again, some sellers start off really high, so be careful!

Travel tip: It’s always good to buy at stores where the prices are marked, that way you know you ain’t being ripped off.

When we went to the Men’s section, they tried to persuade us to buy clothes, but we said no. Then the guy was like “Don’t go! PLEASE HELP ME” Ah, so funny!
I ate one of those corn pop ice cream filled things. They are popular in Korea. As well as churros and ice cream….. *drools*
We sat by the Cheonggyechon river for an hour. It’s really nice and relaxing. We saw friends, couples, Ahjummas, Ahjusshis, little children. Good vibes were felt when I saw all the people, sitting along the river bank, just enjoying their lives. Maybe after a hard day at work or school, they came to de-stress. The river is beautiful. The lights change colors, the water is shallow.
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Hongdae (again) // Dongdaemun + Cheonggyechon .
This was a particular day where we didn’t have internet, but I relied on the little arrow thing in google maps to direct us. It was an adventure finding this place after a lot of walking done already earlier that day.
We went and ate PAJEON! PAJEON! PENGUIN! PENGUIN! It was super filling. My face got red and felt paralyzed. And I stumbled around a bit. But other than that I was okay.
Did we go night shopping around Hongdae afterwards? Where I first bought my first round of souvenirs (earrings, socks) and a hat and a head band for myself. The night life sure is fun and lively. I really enjoyed exploring Hongdae, all the little shops and dessert places, and the coffee places!
There’s seriously so much to see!
Dongdaemun + Cheonggyechon River
We ate at a restaurant here that Running Man ate at. We shopped the different buildings.So many floors and levels and CLOTHES! What on earth, it’s seriously mentally overstimulating! The sellers are desperate to make a sale. If you buy a lot of items, you can get discounts here. But then again, some sellers start off really high, so be careful!

Travel tip: It’s always good to buy at stores where the prices are marked, that way you know you ain’t being ripped off.

When we went to the Men’s section, they tried to persuade us to buy clothes, but we said no. Then the guy was like “Don’t go! PLEASE HELP ME” Ah, so funny!
I ate one of those corn pop ice cream filled things. They are popular in Korea. As well as churros and ice cream….. *drools*
We sat by the Cheonggyechon river for an hour. It’s really nice and relaxing. We saw friends, couples, Ahjummas, Ahjusshis, little children. Good vibes were felt when I saw all the people, sitting along the river bank, just enjoying their lives. Maybe after a hard day at work or school, they came to de-stress. The river is beautiful. The lights change colors, the water is shallow.
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Hongdae (again) // Dongdaemun + Cheonggyechon .
This was a particular day where we didn’t have internet, but I relied on the little arrow thing in google maps to direct us. It was an adventure finding this place after a lot of walking done already earlier that day.
We went and ate PAJEON! PAJEON! PENGUIN! PENGUIN! It was super filling. My face got red and felt paralyzed. And I stumbled around a bit. But other than that I was okay.
Did we go night shopping around Hongdae afterwards? Where I first bought my first round of souvenirs (earrings, socks) and a hat and a head band for myself. The night life sure is fun and lively. I really enjoyed exploring Hongdae, all the little shops and dessert places, and the coffee places!
There’s seriously so much to see!
Dongdaemun + Cheonggyechon River
We ate at a restaurant here that Running Man ate at. We shopped the different buildings.So many floors and levels and CLOTHES! What on earth, it’s seriously mentally overstimulating! The sellers are desperate to make a sale. If you buy a lot of items, you can get discounts here. But then again, some sellers start off really high, so be careful!

Travel tip: It’s always good to buy at stores where the prices are marked, that way you know you ain’t being ripped off.

When we went to the Men’s section, they tried to persuade us to buy clothes, but we said no. Then the guy was like “Don’t go! PLEASE HELP ME” Ah, so funny!
I ate one of those corn pop ice cream filled things. They are popular in Korea. As well as churros and ice cream….. *drools*
We sat by the Cheonggyechon river for an hour. It’s really nice and relaxing. We saw friends, couples, Ahjummas, Ahjusshis, little children. Good vibes were felt when I saw all the people, sitting along the river bank, just enjoying their lives. Maybe after a hard day at work or school, they came to de-stress. The river is beautiful. The lights change colors, the water is shallow.
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Hongdae (again) // Dongdaemun + Cheonggyechon .
This was a particular day where we didn’t have internet, but I relied on the little arrow thing in google maps to direct us. It was an adventure finding this place after a lot of walking done already earlier that day.
We went and ate PAJEON! PAJEON! PENGUIN! PENGUIN! It was super filling. My face got red and felt paralyzed. And I stumbled around a bit. But other than that I was okay.
Did we go night shopping around Hongdae afterwards? Where I first bought my first round of souvenirs (earrings, socks) and a hat and a head band for myself. The night life sure is fun and lively. I really enjoyed exploring Hongdae, all the little shops and dessert places, and the coffee places!
There’s seriously so much to see!
Dongdaemun + Cheonggyechon River
We ate at a restaurant here that Running Man ate at. We shopped the different buildings.So many floors and levels and CLOTHES! What on earth, it’s seriously mentally overstimulating! The sellers are desperate to make a sale. If you buy a lot of items, you can get discounts here. But then again, some sellers start off really high, so be careful!

Travel tip: It’s always good to buy at stores where the prices are marked, that way you know you ain’t being ripped off.

When we went to the Men’s section, they tried to persuade us to buy clothes, but we said no. Then the guy was like “Don’t go! PLEASE HELP ME” Ah, so funny!
I ate one of those corn pop ice cream filled things. They are popular in Korea. As well as churros and ice cream….. *drools*
We sat by the Cheonggyechon river for an hour. It’s really nice and relaxing. We saw friends, couples, Ahjummas, Ahjusshis, little children. Good vibes were felt when I saw all the people, sitting along the river bank, just enjoying their lives. Maybe after a hard day at work or school, they came to de-stress. The river is beautiful. The lights change colors, the water is shallow.
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Hongdae (again) // Dongdaemun + Cheonggyechon .
This was a particular day where we didn’t have internet, but I relied on the little arrow thing in google maps to direct us. It was an adventure finding this place after a lot of walking done already earlier that day.
We went and ate PAJEON! PAJEON! PENGUIN! PENGUIN! It was super filling. My face got red and felt paralyzed. And I stumbled around a bit. But other than that I was okay.
Did we go night shopping around Hongdae afterwards? Where I first bought my first round of souvenirs (earrings, socks) and a hat and a head band for myself. The night life sure is fun and lively. I really enjoyed exploring Hongdae, all the little shops and dessert places, and the coffee places!
There’s seriously so much to see!
Dongdaemun + Cheonggyechon River
We ate at a restaurant here that Running Man ate at. We shopped the different buildings.So many floors and levels and CLOTHES! What on earth, it’s seriously mentally overstimulating! The sellers are desperate to make a sale. If you buy a lot of items, you can get discounts here. But then again, some sellers start off really high, so be careful!

Travel tip: It’s always good to buy at stores where the prices are marked, that way you know you ain’t being ripped off.

When we went to the Men’s section, they tried to persuade us to buy clothes, but we said no. Then the guy was like “Don’t go! PLEASE HELP ME” Ah, so funny!
I ate one of those corn pop ice cream filled things. They are popular in Korea. As well as churros and ice cream….. *drools*
We sat by the Cheonggyechon river for an hour. It’s really nice and relaxing. We saw friends, couples, Ahjummas, Ahjusshis, little children. Good vibes were felt when I saw all the people, sitting along the river bank, just enjoying their lives. Maybe after a hard day at work or school, they came to de-stress. The river is beautiful. The lights change colors, the water is shallow.
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Hongdae (again) // Dongdaemun + Cheonggyechon .
This was a particular day where we didn’t have internet, but I relied on the little arrow thing in google maps to direct us. It was an adventure finding this place after a lot of walking done already earlier that day.
We went and ate PAJEON! PAJEON! PENGUIN! PENGUIN! It was super filling. My face got red and felt paralyzed. And I stumbled around a bit. But other than that I was okay.
Did we go night shopping around Hongdae afterwards? Where I first bought my first round of souvenirs (earrings, socks) and a hat and a head band for myself. The night life sure is fun and lively. I really enjoyed exploring Hongdae, all the little shops and dessert places, and the coffee places!
There’s seriously so much to see!
Dongdaemun + Cheonggyechon River
We ate at a restaurant here that Running Man ate at. We shopped the different buildings.So many floors and levels and CLOTHES! What on earth, it’s seriously mentally overstimulating! The sellers are desperate to make a sale. If you buy a lot of items, you can get discounts here. But then again, some sellers start off really high, so be careful!

Travel tip: It’s always good to buy at stores where the prices are marked, that way you know you ain’t being ripped off.

When we went to the Men’s section, they tried to persuade us to buy clothes, but we said no. Then the guy was like “Don’t go! PLEASE HELP ME” Ah, so funny!
I ate one of those corn pop ice cream filled things. They are popular in Korea. As well as churros and ice cream….. *drools*
We sat by the Cheonggyechon river for an hour. It’s really nice and relaxing. We saw friends, couples, Ahjummas, Ahjusshis, little children. Good vibes were felt when I saw all the people, sitting along the river bank, just enjoying their lives. Maybe after a hard day at work or school, they came to de-stress. The river is beautiful. The lights change colors, the water is shallow.
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Hongdae (again) // Dongdaemun + Cheonggyechon .

This was a particular day where we didn’t have internet, but I relied on the little arrow thing in google maps to direct us. It was an adventure finding this place after a lot of walking done already earlier that day.

We went and ate PAJEON! PAJEON! PENGUIN! PENGUIN! It was super filling. My face got red and felt paralyzed. And I stumbled around a bit. But other than that I was okay.

Did we go night shopping around Hongdae afterwards? Where I first bought my first round of souvenirs (earrings, socks) and a hat and a head band for myself. The night life sure is fun and lively. I really enjoyed exploring Hongdae, all the little shops and dessert places, and the coffee places!

There’s seriously so much to see!

Dongdaemun + Cheonggyechon River

We ate at a restaurant here that Running Man ate at. We shopped the different buildings.So many floors and levels and CLOTHES! What on earth, it’s seriously mentally overstimulating! The sellers are desperate to make a sale. If you buy a lot of items, you can get discounts here. But then again, some sellers start off really high, so be careful!

Travel tip: It’s always good to buy at stores where the prices are marked, that way you know you ain’t being ripped off.

When we went to the Men’s section, they tried to persuade us to buy clothes, but we said no. Then the guy was like “Don’t go! PLEASE HELP ME” Ah, so funny!

I ate one of those corn pop ice cream filled things. They are popular in Korea. As well as churros and ice cream….. *drools*

We sat by the Cheonggyechon river for an hour. It’s really nice and relaxing. We saw friends, couples, Ahjummas, Ahjusshis, little children. Good vibes were felt when I saw all the people, sitting along the river bank, just enjoying their lives. Maybe after a hard day at work or school, they came to de-stress. The river is beautiful. The lights change colors, the water is shallow.

Bukchon Hanok Village
This place has a quaint quiet charm to it. It’s a bunch of traditional Korean style houses that people actually live in. On the main road, there’s a bunch of cute shops and food stalls as well. On my second visit to this store, I waited a long time in line for Hoddeok but when I got it and bit into it, it was so hot I dropped it ;A;. Fail whale!
We ate patbingsu twice here, Green Tea Patbingsu and good ol regular patbbingsu! Ah! I want to eat patbingsu now.
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Bukchon Hanok Village
This place has a quaint quiet charm to it. It’s a bunch of traditional Korean style houses that people actually live in. On the main road, there’s a bunch of cute shops and food stalls as well. On my second visit to this store, I waited a long time in line for Hoddeok but when I got it and bit into it, it was so hot I dropped it ;A;. Fail whale!
We ate patbingsu twice here, Green Tea Patbingsu and good ol regular patbbingsu! Ah! I want to eat patbingsu now.
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Bukchon Hanok Village
This place has a quaint quiet charm to it. It’s a bunch of traditional Korean style houses that people actually live in. On the main road, there’s a bunch of cute shops and food stalls as well. On my second visit to this store, I waited a long time in line for Hoddeok but when I got it and bit into it, it was so hot I dropped it ;A;. Fail whale!
We ate patbingsu twice here, Green Tea Patbingsu and good ol regular patbbingsu! Ah! I want to eat patbingsu now.
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Bukchon Hanok Village
This place has a quaint quiet charm to it. It’s a bunch of traditional Korean style houses that people actually live in. On the main road, there’s a bunch of cute shops and food stalls as well. On my second visit to this store, I waited a long time in line for Hoddeok but when I got it and bit into it, it was so hot I dropped it ;A;. Fail whale!
We ate patbingsu twice here, Green Tea Patbingsu and good ol regular patbbingsu! Ah! I want to eat patbingsu now.
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Bukchon Hanok Village
This place has a quaint quiet charm to it. It’s a bunch of traditional Korean style houses that people actually live in. On the main road, there’s a bunch of cute shops and food stalls as well. On my second visit to this store, I waited a long time in line for Hoddeok but when I got it and bit into it, it was so hot I dropped it ;A;. Fail whale!
We ate patbingsu twice here, Green Tea Patbingsu and good ol regular patbbingsu! Ah! I want to eat patbingsu now.
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Bukchon Hanok Village
This place has a quaint quiet charm to it. It’s a bunch of traditional Korean style houses that people actually live in. On the main road, there’s a bunch of cute shops and food stalls as well. On my second visit to this store, I waited a long time in line for Hoddeok but when I got it and bit into it, it was so hot I dropped it ;A;. Fail whale!
We ate patbingsu twice here, Green Tea Patbingsu and good ol regular patbbingsu! Ah! I want to eat patbingsu now.
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Bukchon Hanok Village
This place has a quaint quiet charm to it. It’s a bunch of traditional Korean style houses that people actually live in. On the main road, there’s a bunch of cute shops and food stalls as well. On my second visit to this store, I waited a long time in line for Hoddeok but when I got it and bit into it, it was so hot I dropped it ;A;. Fail whale!
We ate patbingsu twice here, Green Tea Patbingsu and good ol regular patbbingsu! Ah! I want to eat patbingsu now.
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Bukchon Hanok Village
This place has a quaint quiet charm to it. It’s a bunch of traditional Korean style houses that people actually live in. On the main road, there’s a bunch of cute shops and food stalls as well. On my second visit to this store, I waited a long time in line for Hoddeok but when I got it and bit into it, it was so hot I dropped it ;A;. Fail whale!
We ate patbingsu twice here, Green Tea Patbingsu and good ol regular patbbingsu! Ah! I want to eat patbingsu now.
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Bukchon Hanok Village
This place has a quaint quiet charm to it. It’s a bunch of traditional Korean style houses that people actually live in. On the main road, there’s a bunch of cute shops and food stalls as well. On my second visit to this store, I waited a long time in line for Hoddeok but when I got it and bit into it, it was so hot I dropped it ;A;. Fail whale!
We ate patbingsu twice here, Green Tea Patbingsu and good ol regular patbbingsu! Ah! I want to eat patbingsu now.
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Bukchon Hanok Village

This place has a quaint quiet charm to it. It’s a bunch of traditional Korean style houses that people actually live in. On the main road, there’s a bunch of cute shops and food stalls as well. On my second visit to this store, I waited a long time in line for Hoddeok but when I got it and bit into it, it was so hot I dropped it ;A;. Fail whale!

We ate patbingsu twice here, Green Tea Patbingsu and good ol regular patbbingsu! Ah! I want to eat patbingsu now.

Touristy stuff - Palaces, Statues, Museums.
We went to see the statue of King Sejong and General Yi. There was an underground museum that we browsed through. It was awesome, because I literally felt like a kid again on a field trip. We wanted to watch a  4D movie at the museum but it was too long of a wait.
I remember going to the palaces and a museum that outlined Korean culture and the Lifespan of a Korean Person. Very interesting stuff.
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Touristy stuff - Palaces, Statues, Museums.
We went to see the statue of King Sejong and General Yi. There was an underground museum that we browsed through. It was awesome, because I literally felt like a kid again on a field trip. We wanted to watch a  4D movie at the museum but it was too long of a wait.
I remember going to the palaces and a museum that outlined Korean culture and the Lifespan of a Korean Person. Very interesting stuff.
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Touristy stuff - Palaces, Statues, Museums.
We went to see the statue of King Sejong and General Yi. There was an underground museum that we browsed through. It was awesome, because I literally felt like a kid again on a field trip. We wanted to watch a  4D movie at the museum but it was too long of a wait.
I remember going to the palaces and a museum that outlined Korean culture and the Lifespan of a Korean Person. Very interesting stuff.
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Touristy stuff - Palaces, Statues, Museums.
We went to see the statue of King Sejong and General Yi. There was an underground museum that we browsed through. It was awesome, because I literally felt like a kid again on a field trip. We wanted to watch a  4D movie at the museum but it was too long of a wait.
I remember going to the palaces and a museum that outlined Korean culture and the Lifespan of a Korean Person. Very interesting stuff.
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Touristy stuff - Palaces, Statues, Museums.
We went to see the statue of King Sejong and General Yi. There was an underground museum that we browsed through. It was awesome, because I literally felt like a kid again on a field trip. We wanted to watch a  4D movie at the museum but it was too long of a wait.
I remember going to the palaces and a museum that outlined Korean culture and the Lifespan of a Korean Person. Very interesting stuff.
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Touristy stuff - Palaces, Statues, Museums.

We went to see the statue of King Sejong and General Yi. There was an underground museum that we browsed through. It was awesome, because I literally felt like a kid again on a field trip. We wanted to watch a  4D movie at the museum but it was too long of a wait.

I remember going to the palaces and a museum that outlined Korean culture and the Lifespan of a Korean Person. Very interesting stuff.

Myeongdong & Hongdae
Two different days I believe. See, this is what happens when you don’t journal it! Most of the days we were here, it was raining or drizzling just a bit.
Myeongdong had cosmetics shops ALL OVER THE PLACE. A lot of Nature Republic, The Face Shop, The Saem, It’s Skin, Olive Young, Holika Holika, VDL, Aritaum, Etude House. Every other store was a cosmetic place. You won’t believe it.
Towards the end of my trip, we went back to Myeongdong. I was on the search for D.O.’s tinted flower lip balm. I hit up like 3 stores in the span of 20 minutes, couldn’t find it because he’s a popular member. It was all sold out. Then the fourth store I went to, which was a minute walk from the third store, I found it. They gave out photocards too!
The cosmetics stores will try their best to get you into their stores. And they do it by giving out freebies. From Nature Republic, I got two boxes with cotton puffs in it. The boxes had Exo on it. The workers are trained in a variety of languages, English, Chinese, Japanese. If you don’t speak Korean, they will attempt all these languages.
Myengdong has a lot of shopping malls and stores. They also have Subway shopping as well.
Hongdae. Oh Hongdae, what can I say? I went to Hongdae multiple times throughout my time in Korea. It’s bumpin at night. Night and Day, it’s like, “Is this even the same place?”
In the alleyways, there’s  a bunch of artsy shops, cafes, and little boutiques. The alleyways are definitely my style. On the main streets, at night, there’s a lot of cars and clubs where you see people line up to get in.
One thing that I find endearing about Hongdae are the street performers. They get out their guitars and sing mellow, relaxing, and nostalgic music. It’s very down to earth and romantic, so to speak. They want to reach people with their song, that I can respect.
We drank coffee multiple times in Hongdae in cute coffee shops. We went to You Are Here Cafe, I got my haircut at Hair & Joy. Hongdae has the trick eye museum. Loads of gelato and nitrogen ice cream places. Loads of shopping and cosmetic stores as well.
Hongdae is home to First Coffee Prince House shop. Let me tell you something, or state my honest opinions. Coffee is very expensive over there. Close to $7. I have more to say but I shouldn’t.
Hongdae exit #9. We saw a drama filming. I took a picture of it but the guy told me not to take pictures so I stopped. It’s the drama with the mermaid. Something Princess??  Well, anyways, Exit #9 is always packed. Kerry says it’s because it’s waiting place for friends and lovers to meet. In the subway systems, especially at Hongdae, you see couple fashion frequently. You see people with similar just outfits and shoes frequently. Girls get similar haircuts. Hongdae is definitely for the young and hip folk.
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Myeongdong & Hongdae
Two different days I believe. See, this is what happens when you don’t journal it! Most of the days we were here, it was raining or drizzling just a bit.
Myeongdong had cosmetics shops ALL OVER THE PLACE. A lot of Nature Republic, The Face Shop, The Saem, It’s Skin, Olive Young, Holika Holika, VDL, Aritaum, Etude House. Every other store was a cosmetic place. You won’t believe it.
Towards the end of my trip, we went back to Myeongdong. I was on the search for D.O.’s tinted flower lip balm. I hit up like 3 stores in the span of 20 minutes, couldn’t find it because he’s a popular member. It was all sold out. Then the fourth store I went to, which was a minute walk from the third store, I found it. They gave out photocards too!
The cosmetics stores will try their best to get you into their stores. And they do it by giving out freebies. From Nature Republic, I got two boxes with cotton puffs in it. The boxes had Exo on it. The workers are trained in a variety of languages, English, Chinese, Japanese. If you don’t speak Korean, they will attempt all these languages.
Myengdong has a lot of shopping malls and stores. They also have Subway shopping as well.
Hongdae. Oh Hongdae, what can I say? I went to Hongdae multiple times throughout my time in Korea. It’s bumpin at night. Night and Day, it’s like, “Is this even the same place?”
In the alleyways, there’s  a bunch of artsy shops, cafes, and little boutiques. The alleyways are definitely my style. On the main streets, at night, there’s a lot of cars and clubs where you see people line up to get in.
One thing that I find endearing about Hongdae are the street performers. They get out their guitars and sing mellow, relaxing, and nostalgic music. It’s very down to earth and romantic, so to speak. They want to reach people with their song, that I can respect.
We drank coffee multiple times in Hongdae in cute coffee shops. We went to You Are Here Cafe, I got my haircut at Hair & Joy. Hongdae has the trick eye museum. Loads of gelato and nitrogen ice cream places. Loads of shopping and cosmetic stores as well.
Hongdae is home to First Coffee Prince House shop. Let me tell you something, or state my honest opinions. Coffee is very expensive over there. Close to $7. I have more to say but I shouldn’t.
Hongdae exit #9. We saw a drama filming. I took a picture of it but the guy told me not to take pictures so I stopped. It’s the drama with the mermaid. Something Princess??  Well, anyways, Exit #9 is always packed. Kerry says it’s because it’s waiting place for friends and lovers to meet. In the subway systems, especially at Hongdae, you see couple fashion frequently. You see people with similar just outfits and shoes frequently. Girls get similar haircuts. Hongdae is definitely for the young and hip folk.
Zoom Info
Myeongdong & Hongdae
Two different days I believe. See, this is what happens when you don’t journal it! Most of the days we were here, it was raining or drizzling just a bit.
Myeongdong had cosmetics shops ALL OVER THE PLACE. A lot of Nature Republic, The Face Shop, The Saem, It’s Skin, Olive Young, Holika Holika, VDL, Aritaum, Etude House. Every other store was a cosmetic place. You won’t believe it.
Towards the end of my trip, we went back to Myeongdong. I was on the search for D.O.’s tinted flower lip balm. I hit up like 3 stores in the span of 20 minutes, couldn’t find it because he’s a popular member. It was all sold out. Then the fourth store I went to, which was a minute walk from the third store, I found it. They gave out photocards too!
The cosmetics stores will try their best to get you into their stores. And they do it by giving out freebies. From Nature Republic, I got two boxes with cotton puffs in it. The boxes had Exo on it. The workers are trained in a variety of languages, English, Chinese, Japanese. If you don’t speak Korean, they will attempt all these languages.
Myengdong has a lot of shopping malls and stores. They also have Subway shopping as well.
Hongdae. Oh Hongdae, what can I say? I went to Hongdae multiple times throughout my time in Korea. It’s bumpin at night. Night and Day, it’s like, “Is this even the same place?”
In the alleyways, there’s  a bunch of artsy shops, cafes, and little boutiques. The alleyways are definitely my style. On the main streets, at night, there’s a lot of cars and clubs where you see people line up to get in.
One thing that I find endearing about Hongdae are the street performers. They get out their guitars and sing mellow, relaxing, and nostalgic music. It’s very down to earth and romantic, so to speak. They want to reach people with their song, that I can respect.
We drank coffee multiple times in Hongdae in cute coffee shops. We went to You Are Here Cafe, I got my haircut at Hair & Joy. Hongdae has the trick eye museum. Loads of gelato and nitrogen ice cream places. Loads of shopping and cosmetic stores as well.
Hongdae is home to First Coffee Prince House shop. Let me tell you something, or state my honest opinions. Coffee is very expensive over there. Close to $7. I have more to say but I shouldn’t.
Hongdae exit #9. We saw a drama filming. I took a picture of it but the guy told me not to take pictures so I stopped. It’s the drama with the mermaid. Something Princess??  Well, anyways, Exit #9 is always packed. Kerry says it’s because it’s waiting place for friends and lovers to meet. In the subway systems, especially at Hongdae, you see couple fashion frequently. You see people with similar just outfits and shoes frequently. Girls get similar haircuts. Hongdae is definitely for the young and hip folk.
Zoom Info
Myeongdong & Hongdae
Two different days I believe. See, this is what happens when you don’t journal it! Most of the days we were here, it was raining or drizzling just a bit.
Myeongdong had cosmetics shops ALL OVER THE PLACE. A lot of Nature Republic, The Face Shop, The Saem, It’s Skin, Olive Young, Holika Holika, VDL, Aritaum, Etude House. Every other store was a cosmetic place. You won’t believe it.
Towards the end of my trip, we went back to Myeongdong. I was on the search for D.O.’s tinted flower lip balm. I hit up like 3 stores in the span of 20 minutes, couldn’t find it because he’s a popular member. It was all sold out. Then the fourth store I went to, which was a minute walk from the third store, I found it. They gave out photocards too!
The cosmetics stores will try their best to get you into their stores. And they do it by giving out freebies. From Nature Republic, I got two boxes with cotton puffs in it. The boxes had Exo on it. The workers are trained in a variety of languages, English, Chinese, Japanese. If you don’t speak Korean, they will attempt all these languages.
Myengdong has a lot of shopping malls and stores. They also have Subway shopping as well.
Hongdae. Oh Hongdae, what can I say? I went to Hongdae multiple times throughout my time in Korea. It’s bumpin at night. Night and Day, it’s like, “Is this even the same place?”
In the alleyways, there’s  a bunch of artsy shops, cafes, and little boutiques. The alleyways are definitely my style. On the main streets, at night, there’s a lot of cars and clubs where you see people line up to get in.
One thing that I find endearing about Hongdae are the street performers. They get out their guitars and sing mellow, relaxing, and nostalgic music. It’s very down to earth and romantic, so to speak. They want to reach people with their song, that I can respect.
We drank coffee multiple times in Hongdae in cute coffee shops. We went to You Are Here Cafe, I got my haircut at Hair & Joy. Hongdae has the trick eye museum. Loads of gelato and nitrogen ice cream places. Loads of shopping and cosmetic stores as well.
Hongdae is home to First Coffee Prince House shop. Let me tell you something, or state my honest opinions. Coffee is very expensive over there. Close to $7. I have more to say but I shouldn’t.
Hongdae exit #9. We saw a drama filming. I took a picture of it but the guy told me not to take pictures so I stopped. It’s the drama with the mermaid. Something Princess??  Well, anyways, Exit #9 is always packed. Kerry says it’s because it’s waiting place for friends and lovers to meet. In the subway systems, especially at Hongdae, you see couple fashion frequently. You see people with similar just outfits and shoes frequently. Girls get similar haircuts. Hongdae is definitely for the young and hip folk.
Zoom Info
Myeongdong & Hongdae
Two different days I believe. See, this is what happens when you don’t journal it! Most of the days we were here, it was raining or drizzling just a bit.
Myeongdong had cosmetics shops ALL OVER THE PLACE. A lot of Nature Republic, The Face Shop, The Saem, It’s Skin, Olive Young, Holika Holika, VDL, Aritaum, Etude House. Every other store was a cosmetic place. You won’t believe it.
Towards the end of my trip, we went back to Myeongdong. I was on the search for D.O.’s tinted flower lip balm. I hit up like 3 stores in the span of 20 minutes, couldn’t find it because he’s a popular member. It was all sold out. Then the fourth store I went to, which was a minute walk from the third store, I found it. They gave out photocards too!
The cosmetics stores will try their best to get you into their stores. And they do it by giving out freebies. From Nature Republic, I got two boxes with cotton puffs in it. The boxes had Exo on it. The workers are trained in a variety of languages, English, Chinese, Japanese. If you don’t speak Korean, they will attempt all these languages.
Myengdong has a lot of shopping malls and stores. They also have Subway shopping as well.
Hongdae. Oh Hongdae, what can I say? I went to Hongdae multiple times throughout my time in Korea. It’s bumpin at night. Night and Day, it’s like, “Is this even the same place?”
In the alleyways, there’s  a bunch of artsy shops, cafes, and little boutiques. The alleyways are definitely my style. On the main streets, at night, there’s a lot of cars and clubs where you see people line up to get in.
One thing that I find endearing about Hongdae are the street performers. They get out their guitars and sing mellow, relaxing, and nostalgic music. It’s very down to earth and romantic, so to speak. They want to reach people with their song, that I can respect.
We drank coffee multiple times in Hongdae in cute coffee shops. We went to You Are Here Cafe, I got my haircut at Hair & Joy. Hongdae has the trick eye museum. Loads of gelato and nitrogen ice cream places. Loads of shopping and cosmetic stores as well.
Hongdae is home to First Coffee Prince House shop. Let me tell you something, or state my honest opinions. Coffee is very expensive over there. Close to $7. I have more to say but I shouldn’t.
Hongdae exit #9. We saw a drama filming. I took a picture of it but the guy told me not to take pictures so I stopped. It’s the drama with the mermaid. Something Princess??  Well, anyways, Exit #9 is always packed. Kerry says it’s because it’s waiting place for friends and lovers to meet. In the subway systems, especially at Hongdae, you see couple fashion frequently. You see people with similar just outfits and shoes frequently. Girls get similar haircuts. Hongdae is definitely for the young and hip folk.
Zoom Info
Myeongdong & Hongdae
Two different days I believe. See, this is what happens when you don’t journal it! Most of the days we were here, it was raining or drizzling just a bit.
Myeongdong had cosmetics shops ALL OVER THE PLACE. A lot of Nature Republic, The Face Shop, The Saem, It’s Skin, Olive Young, Holika Holika, VDL, Aritaum, Etude House. Every other store was a cosmetic place. You won’t believe it.
Towards the end of my trip, we went back to Myeongdong. I was on the search for D.O.’s tinted flower lip balm. I hit up like 3 stores in the span of 20 minutes, couldn’t find it because he’s a popular member. It was all sold out. Then the fourth store I went to, which was a minute walk from the third store, I found it. They gave out photocards too!
The cosmetics stores will try their best to get you into their stores. And they do it by giving out freebies. From Nature Republic, I got two boxes with cotton puffs in it. The boxes had Exo on it. The workers are trained in a variety of languages, English, Chinese, Japanese. If you don’t speak Korean, they will attempt all these languages.
Myengdong has a lot of shopping malls and stores. They also have Subway shopping as well.
Hongdae. Oh Hongdae, what can I say? I went to Hongdae multiple times throughout my time in Korea. It’s bumpin at night. Night and Day, it’s like, “Is this even the same place?”
In the alleyways, there’s  a bunch of artsy shops, cafes, and little boutiques. The alleyways are definitely my style. On the main streets, at night, there’s a lot of cars and clubs where you see people line up to get in.
One thing that I find endearing about Hongdae are the street performers. They get out their guitars and sing mellow, relaxing, and nostalgic music. It’s very down to earth and romantic, so to speak. They want to reach people with their song, that I can respect.
We drank coffee multiple times in Hongdae in cute coffee shops. We went to You Are Here Cafe, I got my haircut at Hair & Joy. Hongdae has the trick eye museum. Loads of gelato and nitrogen ice cream places. Loads of shopping and cosmetic stores as well.
Hongdae is home to First Coffee Prince House shop. Let me tell you something, or state my honest opinions. Coffee is very expensive over there. Close to $7. I have more to say but I shouldn’t.
Hongdae exit #9. We saw a drama filming. I took a picture of it but the guy told me not to take pictures so I stopped. It’s the drama with the mermaid. Something Princess??  Well, anyways, Exit #9 is always packed. Kerry says it’s because it’s waiting place for friends and lovers to meet. In the subway systems, especially at Hongdae, you see couple fashion frequently. You see people with similar just outfits and shoes frequently. Girls get similar haircuts. Hongdae is definitely for the young and hip folk.
Zoom Info
Myeongdong & Hongdae
Two different days I believe. See, this is what happens when you don’t journal it! Most of the days we were here, it was raining or drizzling just a bit.
Myeongdong had cosmetics shops ALL OVER THE PLACE. A lot of Nature Republic, The Face Shop, The Saem, It’s Skin, Olive Young, Holika Holika, VDL, Aritaum, Etude House. Every other store was a cosmetic place. You won’t believe it.
Towards the end of my trip, we went back to Myeongdong. I was on the search for D.O.’s tinted flower lip balm. I hit up like 3 stores in the span of 20 minutes, couldn’t find it because he’s a popular member. It was all sold out. Then the fourth store I went to, which was a minute walk from the third store, I found it. They gave out photocards too!
The cosmetics stores will try their best to get you into their stores. And they do it by giving out freebies. From Nature Republic, I got two boxes with cotton puffs in it. The boxes had Exo on it. The workers are trained in a variety of languages, English, Chinese, Japanese. If you don’t speak Korean, they will attempt all these languages.
Myengdong has a lot of shopping malls and stores. They also have Subway shopping as well.
Hongdae. Oh Hongdae, what can I say? I went to Hongdae multiple times throughout my time in Korea. It’s bumpin at night. Night and Day, it’s like, “Is this even the same place?”
In the alleyways, there’s  a bunch of artsy shops, cafes, and little boutiques. The alleyways are definitely my style. On the main streets, at night, there’s a lot of cars and clubs where you see people line up to get in.
One thing that I find endearing about Hongdae are the street performers. They get out their guitars and sing mellow, relaxing, and nostalgic music. It’s very down to earth and romantic, so to speak. They want to reach people with their song, that I can respect.
We drank coffee multiple times in Hongdae in cute coffee shops. We went to You Are Here Cafe, I got my haircut at Hair & Joy. Hongdae has the trick eye museum. Loads of gelato and nitrogen ice cream places. Loads of shopping and cosmetic stores as well.
Hongdae is home to First Coffee Prince House shop. Let me tell you something, or state my honest opinions. Coffee is very expensive over there. Close to $7. I have more to say but I shouldn’t.
Hongdae exit #9. We saw a drama filming. I took a picture of it but the guy told me not to take pictures so I stopped. It’s the drama with the mermaid. Something Princess??  Well, anyways, Exit #9 is always packed. Kerry says it’s because it’s waiting place for friends and lovers to meet. In the subway systems, especially at Hongdae, you see couple fashion frequently. You see people with similar just outfits and shoes frequently. Girls get similar haircuts. Hongdae is definitely for the young and hip folk.
Zoom Info

Myeongdong & Hongdae

Two different days I believe. See, this is what happens when you don’t journal it! Most of the days we were here, it was raining or drizzling just a bit.

Myeongdong had cosmetics shops ALL OVER THE PLACE. A lot of Nature Republic, The Face Shop, The Saem, It’s Skin, Olive Young, Holika Holika, VDL, Aritaum, Etude House. Every other store was a cosmetic place. You won’t believe it.

Towards the end of my trip, we went back to Myeongdong. I was on the search for D.O.’s tinted flower lip balm. I hit up like 3 stores in the span of 20 minutes, couldn’t find it because he’s a popular member. It was all sold out. Then the fourth store I went to, which was a minute walk from the third store, I found it. They gave out photocards too!

The cosmetics stores will try their best to get you into their stores. And they do it by giving out freebies. From Nature Republic, I got two boxes with cotton puffs in it. The boxes had Exo on it. The workers are trained in a variety of languages, English, Chinese, Japanese. If you don’t speak Korean, they will attempt all these languages.

Myengdong has a lot of shopping malls and stores. They also have Subway shopping as well.

Hongdae. Oh Hongdae, what can I say? I went to Hongdae multiple times throughout my time in Korea. It’s bumpin at night. Night and Day, it’s like, “Is this even the same place?”

In the alleyways, there’s  a bunch of artsy shops, cafes, and little boutiques. The alleyways are definitely my style. On the main streets, at night, there’s a lot of cars and clubs where you see people line up to get in.

One thing that I find endearing about Hongdae are the street performers. They get out their guitars and sing mellow, relaxing, and nostalgic music. It’s very down to earth and romantic, so to speak. They want to reach people with their song, that I can respect.

We drank coffee multiple times in Hongdae in cute coffee shops. We went to You Are Here Cafe, I got my haircut at Hair & Joy. Hongdae has the trick eye museum. Loads of gelato and nitrogen ice cream places. Loads of shopping and cosmetic stores as well.

Hongdae is home to First Coffee Prince House shop. Let me tell you something, or state my honest opinions. Coffee is very expensive over there. Close to $7. I have more to say but I shouldn’t.

Hongdae exit #9. We saw a drama filming. I took a picture of it but the guy told me not to take pictures so I stopped. It’s the drama with the mermaid. Something Princess??  Well, anyways, Exit #9 is always packed. Kerry says it’s because it’s waiting place for friends and lovers to meet. In the subway systems, especially at Hongdae, you see couple fashion frequently. You see people with similar just outfits and shoes frequently. Girls get similar haircuts. Hongdae is definitely for the young and hip folk.


The first few days.

We arrived in Incheon airport in the evening. Looking back, I can definitely say that I felt the culture shock then. Everyone spoke Korean instead of English. Everywhere you look, there’s Koreans. So, you know, the obvious.
When we arrived at Dangsan, we didn’t know how to get to our apartment. Luckily for us, an ahjusshi stopped and asked us if we needed help. We asked for directions and he did the best he could to help us but ended up flagging down two girls walking by to help us. They used their smartphones to look up the location and led us to our apartment. We thought they were so kind to help us, we were grateful.
We settled into our apartment and we needed to figure out the power appliance situation. Kerry brought a power converter, power strips, and adapters. I plugged in one with a hair straightener and almost died. Kerry plugged in another hair straightener and it fried. It was a mess.
Our first priority was buying some adapters. So I believe it was the next day, we went to I park in Yongsan to the electronics department. The guy at the entrance was the first guy to talk to us and see what we needed. We bought power adapters and went on our way.

Travel tip: We got ripped off in the end because we found the same stuff we bought at Hongik University for cheaper. Always check and compare prices before buying!

Yongsan Theater. That’s where he went to film showtime. With his nachos and cheese sauce song. What movie did you watch?
I may be getting my days mixed up. But we went to Times Square in Yeungdeungpo. The ambiance in these malls are really nice. A lot of the stores I wanted to browse in, but figured I shouldn’t because I needed to save money. Beanpole, Lacoste Live!, Mixxo! Why do I want clothes from you guys?
To be honest, I don’t remember much shopping in actual malls, but rather subway stations.

Travel tip: In the Yeungdeungpo Station, there a connecting underground mall that sells a lot of cheap Korean fashion, some of the prices and selections are better than Dongdaemun. We figured this out on the end of my trip. So, check Yeungdeungpo station out! It’s past the lotte deparment store!
Zoom Info

The first few days.

We arrived in Incheon airport in the evening. Looking back, I can definitely say that I felt the culture shock then. Everyone spoke Korean instead of English. Everywhere you look, there’s Koreans. So, you know, the obvious.
When we arrived at Dangsan, we didn’t know how to get to our apartment. Luckily for us, an ahjusshi stopped and asked us if we needed help. We asked for directions and he did the best he could to help us but ended up flagging down two girls walking by to help us. They used their smartphones to look up the location and led us to our apartment. We thought they were so kind to help us, we were grateful.
We settled into our apartment and we needed to figure out the power appliance situation. Kerry brought a power converter, power strips, and adapters. I plugged in one with a hair straightener and almost died. Kerry plugged in another hair straightener and it fried. It was a mess.
Our first priority was buying some adapters. So I believe it was the next day, we went to I park in Yongsan to the electronics department. The guy at the entrance was the first guy to talk to us and see what we needed. We bought power adapters and went on our way.

Travel tip: We got ripped off in the end because we found the same stuff we bought at Hongik University for cheaper. Always check and compare prices before buying!

Yongsan Theater. That’s where he went to film showtime. With his nachos and cheese sauce song. What movie did you watch?
I may be getting my days mixed up. But we went to Times Square in Yeungdeungpo. The ambiance in these malls are really nice. A lot of the stores I wanted to browse in, but figured I shouldn’t because I needed to save money. Beanpole, Lacoste Live!, Mixxo! Why do I want clothes from you guys?
To be honest, I don’t remember much shopping in actual malls, but rather subway stations.

Travel tip: In the Yeungdeungpo Station, there a connecting underground mall that sells a lot of cheap Korean fashion, some of the prices and selections are better than Dongdaemun. We figured this out on the end of my trip. So, check Yeungdeungpo station out! It’s past the lotte deparment store!
Zoom Info

The first few days.

We arrived in Incheon airport in the evening. Looking back, I can definitely say that I felt the culture shock then. Everyone spoke Korean instead of English. Everywhere you look, there’s Koreans. So, you know, the obvious.
When we arrived at Dangsan, we didn’t know how to get to our apartment. Luckily for us, an ahjusshi stopped and asked us if we needed help. We asked for directions and he did the best he could to help us but ended up flagging down two girls walking by to help us. They used their smartphones to look up the location and led us to our apartment. We thought they were so kind to help us, we were grateful.
We settled into our apartment and we needed to figure out the power appliance situation. Kerry brought a power converter, power strips, and adapters. I plugged in one with a hair straightener and almost died. Kerry plugged in another hair straightener and it fried. It was a mess.
Our first priority was buying some adapters. So I believe it was the next day, we went to I park in Yongsan to the electronics department. The guy at the entrance was the first guy to talk to us and see what we needed. We bought power adapters and went on our way.

Travel tip: We got ripped off in the end because we found the same stuff we bought at Hongik University for cheaper. Always check and compare prices before buying!

Yongsan Theater. That’s where he went to film showtime. With his nachos and cheese sauce song. What movie did you watch?
I may be getting my days mixed up. But we went to Times Square in Yeungdeungpo. The ambiance in these malls are really nice. A lot of the stores I wanted to browse in, but figured I shouldn’t because I needed to save money. Beanpole, Lacoste Live!, Mixxo! Why do I want clothes from you guys?
To be honest, I don’t remember much shopping in actual malls, but rather subway stations.

Travel tip: In the Yeungdeungpo Station, there a connecting underground mall that sells a lot of cheap Korean fashion, some of the prices and selections are better than Dongdaemun. We figured this out on the end of my trip. So, check Yeungdeungpo station out! It’s past the lotte deparment store!
Zoom Info

The first few days.

We arrived in Incheon airport in the evening. Looking back, I can definitely say that I felt the culture shock then. Everyone spoke Korean instead of English. Everywhere you look, there’s Koreans. So, you know, the obvious.
When we arrived at Dangsan, we didn’t know how to get to our apartment. Luckily for us, an ahjusshi stopped and asked us if we needed help. We asked for directions and he did the best he could to help us but ended up flagging down two girls walking by to help us. They used their smartphones to look up the location and led us to our apartment. We thought they were so kind to help us, we were grateful.
We settled into our apartment and we needed to figure out the power appliance situation. Kerry brought a power converter, power strips, and adapters. I plugged in one with a hair straightener and almost died. Kerry plugged in another hair straightener and it fried. It was a mess.
Our first priority was buying some adapters. So I believe it was the next day, we went to I park in Yongsan to the electronics department. The guy at the entrance was the first guy to talk to us and see what we needed. We bought power adapters and went on our way.

Travel tip: We got ripped off in the end because we found the same stuff we bought at Hongik University for cheaper. Always check and compare prices before buying!

Yongsan Theater. That’s where he went to film showtime. With his nachos and cheese sauce song. What movie did you watch?
I may be getting my days mixed up. But we went to Times Square in Yeungdeungpo. The ambiance in these malls are really nice. A lot of the stores I wanted to browse in, but figured I shouldn’t because I needed to save money. Beanpole, Lacoste Live!, Mixxo! Why do I want clothes from you guys?
To be honest, I don’t remember much shopping in actual malls, but rather subway stations.

Travel tip: In the Yeungdeungpo Station, there a connecting underground mall that sells a lot of cheap Korean fashion, some of the prices and selections are better than Dongdaemun. We figured this out on the end of my trip. So, check Yeungdeungpo station out! It’s past the lotte deparment store!
Zoom Info

The first few days.

We arrived in Incheon airport in the evening. Looking back, I can definitely say that I felt the culture shock then. Everyone spoke Korean instead of English. Everywhere you look, there’s Koreans. So, you know, the obvious.
When we arrived at Dangsan, we didn’t know how to get to our apartment. Luckily for us, an ahjusshi stopped and asked us if we needed help. We asked for directions and he did the best he could to help us but ended up flagging down two girls walking by to help us. They used their smartphones to look up the location and led us to our apartment. We thought they were so kind to help us, we were grateful.
We settled into our apartment and we needed to figure out the power appliance situation. Kerry brought a power converter, power strips, and adapters. I plugged in one with a hair straightener and almost died. Kerry plugged in another hair straightener and it fried. It was a mess.
Our first priority was buying some adapters. So I believe it was the next day, we went to I park in Yongsan to the electronics department. The guy at the entrance was the first guy to talk to us and see what we needed. We bought power adapters and went on our way.

Travel tip: We got ripped off in the end because we found the same stuff we bought at Hongik University for cheaper. Always check and compare prices before buying!

Yongsan Theater. That’s where he went to film showtime. With his nachos and cheese sauce song. What movie did you watch?
I may be getting my days mixed up. But we went to Times Square in Yeungdeungpo. The ambiance in these malls are really nice. A lot of the stores I wanted to browse in, but figured I shouldn’t because I needed to save money. Beanpole, Lacoste Live!, Mixxo! Why do I want clothes from you guys?
To be honest, I don’t remember much shopping in actual malls, but rather subway stations.

Travel tip: In the Yeungdeungpo Station, there a connecting underground mall that sells a lot of cheap Korean fashion, some of the prices and selections are better than Dongdaemun. We figured this out on the end of my trip. So, check Yeungdeungpo station out! It’s past the lotte deparment store!
Zoom Info

The first few days.

We arrived in Incheon airport in the evening. Looking back, I can definitely say that I felt the culture shock then. Everyone spoke Korean instead of English. Everywhere you look, there’s Koreans. So, you know, the obvious.
When we arrived at Dangsan, we didn’t know how to get to our apartment. Luckily for us, an ahjusshi stopped and asked us if we needed help. We asked for directions and he did the best he could to help us but ended up flagging down two girls walking by to help us. They used their smartphones to look up the location and led us to our apartment. We thought they were so kind to help us, we were grateful.
We settled into our apartment and we needed to figure out the power appliance situation. Kerry brought a power converter, power strips, and adapters. I plugged in one with a hair straightener and almost died. Kerry plugged in another hair straightener and it fried. It was a mess.
Our first priority was buying some adapters. So I believe it was the next day, we went to I park in Yongsan to the electronics department. The guy at the entrance was the first guy to talk to us and see what we needed. We bought power adapters and went on our way.

Travel tip: We got ripped off in the end because we found the same stuff we bought at Hongik University for cheaper. Always check and compare prices before buying!

Yongsan Theater. That’s where he went to film showtime. With his nachos and cheese sauce song. What movie did you watch?
I may be getting my days mixed up. But we went to Times Square in Yeungdeungpo. The ambiance in these malls are really nice. A lot of the stores I wanted to browse in, but figured I shouldn’t because I needed to save money. Beanpole, Lacoste Live!, Mixxo! Why do I want clothes from you guys?
To be honest, I don’t remember much shopping in actual malls, but rather subway stations.

Travel tip: In the Yeungdeungpo Station, there a connecting underground mall that sells a lot of cheap Korean fashion, some of the prices and selections are better than Dongdaemun. We figured this out on the end of my trip. So, check Yeungdeungpo station out! It’s past the lotte deparment store!
Zoom Info

The first few days.

We arrived in Incheon airport in the evening. Looking back, I can definitely say that I felt the culture shock then. Everyone spoke Korean instead of English. Everywhere you look, there’s Koreans. So, you know, the obvious.

When we arrived at Dangsan, we didn’t know how to get to our apartment. Luckily for us, an ahjusshi stopped and asked us if we needed help. We asked for directions and he did the best he could to help us but ended up flagging down two girls walking by to help us. They used their smartphones to look up the location and led us to our apartment. We thought they were so kind to help us, we were grateful.

We settled into our apartment and we needed to figure out the power appliance situation. Kerry brought a power converter, power strips, and adapters. I plugged in one with a hair straightener and almost died. Kerry plugged in another hair straightener and it fried. It was a mess.

Our first priority was buying some adapters. So I believe it was the next day, we went to I park in Yongsan to the electronics department. The guy at the entrance was the first guy to talk to us and see what we needed. We bought power adapters and went on our way.

Travel tip: We got ripped off in the end because we found the same stuff we bought at Hongik University for cheaper. Always check and compare prices before buying!

Yongsan Theater. That’s where he went to film showtime. With his nachos and cheese sauce song. What movie did you watch?

I may be getting my days mixed up. But we went to Times Square in Yeungdeungpo. The ambiance in these malls are really nice. A lot of the stores I wanted to browse in, but figured I shouldn’t because I needed to save money. Beanpole, Lacoste Live!, Mixxo! Why do I want clothes from you guys?

To be honest, I don’t remember much shopping in actual malls, but rather subway stations.

Travel tip: In the Yeungdeungpo Station, there a connecting underground mall that sells a lot of cheap Korean fashion, some of the prices and selections are better than Dongdaemun. We figured this out on the end of my trip. So, check Yeungdeungpo station out! It’s past the lotte deparment store!

OOHYO(우효) - 06 Teddy Bear Rises

Photography Break

Teddy Bear Rises || 우효

You gotta say what you wanna say
Otherwise it’ll become a disease
Even if you try and bury and hide it
It’s gonna come up to the surface eventually

Certain things you just gotta say
Otherwise you’ll really regret it
There’s not much time left
To be honest

Hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo- (x4)

You gotta say what you wanna say
You have to tell them before it’s too late
That beautiful evening sunset
Won’t say it for you

Certain things you just gotta say
Otherwise you’ll really regret it
Just like the sun rises everyday, everyday
I’m looking at you

Hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo- (x4)

translation (x jinny)

Yellow House Cafe.
My friends and I went to L.A. the other day and met up with a mutual friend of ours who showed us the Yellow House Cafe in Ktown.
The eating area is set in a backyard of an old house. It’s covered with Christmas house and has flowers everywhere.
Someday I would like to eat here with my special other half during warm summer nights.
Zoom Info
Yellow House Cafe.
My friends and I went to L.A. the other day and met up with a mutual friend of ours who showed us the Yellow House Cafe in Ktown.
The eating area is set in a backyard of an old house. It’s covered with Christmas house and has flowers everywhere.
Someday I would like to eat here with my special other half during warm summer nights.
Zoom Info
Yellow House Cafe.
My friends and I went to L.A. the other day and met up with a mutual friend of ours who showed us the Yellow House Cafe in Ktown.
The eating area is set in a backyard of an old house. It’s covered with Christmas house and has flowers everywhere.
Someday I would like to eat here with my special other half during warm summer nights.
Zoom Info
Yellow House Cafe.
My friends and I went to L.A. the other day and met up with a mutual friend of ours who showed us the Yellow House Cafe in Ktown.
The eating area is set in a backyard of an old house. It’s covered with Christmas house and has flowers everywhere.
Someday I would like to eat here with my special other half during warm summer nights.
Zoom Info

Yellow House Cafe.

My friends and I went to L.A. the other day and met up with a mutual friend of ours who showed us the Yellow House Cafe in Ktown.

The eating area is set in a backyard of an old house. It’s covered with Christmas house and has flowers everywhere.

Someday I would like to eat here with my special other half during warm summer nights.

I’m going to Korea and my parents are going to London, Paris, Italy. My mom wanted to bring a camera. She’s not tech savy, so I decided to let her use my Olympus Pen.
I took my mom out to Balboa Park today and this was our practice tourist day. I’m trying to teach her how to take pictures so she’ll be ready for her trip. At the same time I’m trying to get better at photography as well. It’s been awhile.
I’m glad we went today and I hope my mom can see why I love photography. Hopefully, she’ll understand me better after seeing the world through the lens of a camera.
Zoom Info
I’m going to Korea and my parents are going to London, Paris, Italy. My mom wanted to bring a camera. She’s not tech savy, so I decided to let her use my Olympus Pen.
I took my mom out to Balboa Park today and this was our practice tourist day. I’m trying to teach her how to take pictures so she’ll be ready for her trip. At the same time I’m trying to get better at photography as well. It’s been awhile.
I’m glad we went today and I hope my mom can see why I love photography. Hopefully, she’ll understand me better after seeing the world through the lens of a camera.
Zoom Info
I’m going to Korea and my parents are going to London, Paris, Italy. My mom wanted to bring a camera. She’s not tech savy, so I decided to let her use my Olympus Pen.
I took my mom out to Balboa Park today and this was our practice tourist day. I’m trying to teach her how to take pictures so she’ll be ready for her trip. At the same time I’m trying to get better at photography as well. It’s been awhile.
I’m glad we went today and I hope my mom can see why I love photography. Hopefully, she’ll understand me better after seeing the world through the lens of a camera.
Zoom Info
I’m going to Korea and my parents are going to London, Paris, Italy. My mom wanted to bring a camera. She’s not tech savy, so I decided to let her use my Olympus Pen.
I took my mom out to Balboa Park today and this was our practice tourist day. I’m trying to teach her how to take pictures so she’ll be ready for her trip. At the same time I’m trying to get better at photography as well. It’s been awhile.
I’m glad we went today and I hope my mom can see why I love photography. Hopefully, she’ll understand me better after seeing the world through the lens of a camera.
Zoom Info
I’m going to Korea and my parents are going to London, Paris, Italy. My mom wanted to bring a camera. She’s not tech savy, so I decided to let her use my Olympus Pen.
I took my mom out to Balboa Park today and this was our practice tourist day. I’m trying to teach her how to take pictures so she’ll be ready for her trip. At the same time I’m trying to get better at photography as well. It’s been awhile.
I’m glad we went today and I hope my mom can see why I love photography. Hopefully, she’ll understand me better after seeing the world through the lens of a camera.
Zoom Info

I’m going to Korea and my parents are going to London, Paris, Italy. My mom wanted to bring a camera. She’s not tech savy, so I decided to let her use my Olympus Pen.

I took my mom out to Balboa Park today and this was our practice tourist day. I’m trying to teach her how to take pictures so she’ll be ready for her trip. At the same time I’m trying to get better at photography as well. It’s been awhile.

I’m glad we went today and I hope my mom can see why I love photography. Hopefully, she’ll understand me better after seeing the world through the lens of a camera.