Pyeong Chang Special Olympic Games & Snow K-POP Festival

just a week ago I was here in Pyeongchang as it is near Seorak Mountain. but before I blog about my school trip to Seorak Mountain, I would like to share a little bit with you about this fabulous event held in a famous Ski Resort, Alpensia Resort. I thought I was at another country.

IMG_1037 copy

the scenic view in Pyeongchang. mmmm. travelling 3 hours here was definitely worth it. but it’s just such a pity that we didn’t get to go to the beach this time.

IMG_1045 copy

at the resort! 3 different levels, hard, medium and beginner. =D. the beginner is like almost a flat land. and the hard is…. so super duper steep.

IMG_1062 copy

with the Russian contestants! they were teaching me how to say “cheese” in Russian. it was something like “SIIII” and I ended up with that stupid face hahahaha. met 2 friendly Caucasians and they called me the Waldo girl before knowing my name hahhah.

IMG_1077 copy

the hotel rooms! =3. so very pretty.

IMG_1079 copy

and that’s Continental Hotel.

IMG_1088 copy

there were plenty of visitors all over the world here to support the contestants! the contestants were “Special” but the thing is, I do not see anything wrong with them, they were all so fabulous and probably better than any of us non-special people.

IMG_1096 copy

it is much steeper than it look. the cones were very nearby and to ski board it in a criss cross manner, it wasn’t easy. at all. the Russians were the fastest when I was there. completing it at 35seconds!

IMG_1104 copy

with Marinah from Kazakhstan! she’s so adorable.

IMG_1106 copy

another picture.

IMG_1115 copy

they all had cool skate boards. not like the normal ugly ones you see everywhere teehee.

IMG_1116 copy

spam =D. aww she’s so pretty U_U. she has a cook blog which is pretty famous I heard!

IMG_1119 copy

these two mascots were so super duper cute. I was so curious on how they look like. we were fooling around with both of them and found out the “girl” is a guy hahahaha. and they were like hitting each other. it was so funny xD.

IMG_1125 copy

=D.

IMG_1136 copy

supposed to be clothes for married women but oh well =X.

IMG_1138 copy

not a fan of my chinese name but they had to make me a fan out of it. U_U. but it is still so pretty. I’ll use it well! thank you KTO!

IMG_1142 copy

ahhhhhh <3.

IMG_1148 copy

and then it was snowing heavily. I wasn’t wearing any sort of thin leggings at all. =D. bare legs. but of course it was freaaaaking cold. =S. but not too bad because my feet were warm. snow boots 쨩~!

IMG_1154 copy

and then we headed to the Winter K-pop concert. I have some pictures of the poster but it’s in my phone and I’m lazy. but anyway, the line up was Ze:a, U-Kiss and N Train (a new group. 6 months old.) who just got back from their Japan promotions.

IMG_1166 copy

to be honest, I’ve never heard any ZE:A songs before. but I had always stalked Kwanghee and Siwan’s pictures when they attend radio talk shows. =3. Kwanghee wasn’t there and I couldn’t recognize which was Siwan T_T (phail stalker). but this guy above was hot hot hot =D.

IMG_1171 copy

and this guy had such old-school hair but it was some hair to die for.

IMG_1183 copy

which is Siwan?! which which?! I am guessing the 2nd from the left. hmm? but the guy who had the nicest voice was the guy on the far left. which seemed like was totally ignored because he wasn’t as cute as the others. such a shallow world.

anyway lets skip to U-Kiss!!!

another truth to be told. I don’t think I’ve heard U-Kiss’ songs before. maybe I had. but I don’t recognize any. I am just not that into K-Pop. but after watching them perform once, I’M GOING TO SPREAD THEIR AWESOMENESS!

IMG_1242 copy

I still couldn’t recognize most of them as it was my first time seeing them (despite meeting Alexander twice and had a long long long talk; around 5 mins whom was awesome) and hearing their songs. it was not bad to be honest. pretty catchy. awesome stage performance; they were such energizer bunnies. and that guy on the far right is called Eli. I’m a fan of his starting from the day I saw him. his coolness melted me D=. and that guy with long hair has awesome hair. I once went up to a HK artist (as in, he draws comics. his name is Johnee =3.) and asked him for a picture because I liked his hair. and it was similar to his. hahahahaha.

IMG_1245 copy

I’m such a troll. Eli’s face was epic. hahahahahhah. and the first guy is Kevin (probably 2nd cutest in the group?). he speaks most of the time. in English of course. this was actually an event organized for foreigners. I don’t think there were any Koreans other than those working for KTO.

IMG_1254 copy

spam.

IMG_1264 copy

and some closer pictures for N Train. there was a photo session but I wanted to go home quickly before we get stuck in the jam so I just left hahaha. plus I am not a fan so =/.

IMG_1266 copy

don’t know their names yet =S.

IMG_1268 copy

a group picture with a foreigner from Kyunghee Univ.

IMG_1269 copy

and guess who I saw upon exiting? UKISS! Eli smirked at me. or at least that was what I believed so. only caught Kevin and Mr pretty hair on camera because their aggressive guards literally smacked my camera =_=. guards in Korea uses VIOLENCE. no joke. I heard SM guards are worst. they don’t tell you not to take pictures but instead they slam your camera. if you drop it, it’s your problem I guess. oh well I will just not take any more pictures. it’s just for you guys to see actually =S. anyway! I said hi before I took out my camera and they responded with a pretty smile. but I guess I was like a weird paparazzi who just said hi and then pointed a camera at them. so rude of me T_T.

anyway, good experience. organized by Korean Tourism Organization (KTO). =).

Tags: , , , , , ,

14 Responses to “Pyeong Chang Special Olympic Games & Snow K-POP Festival”

  1. Adeline Says:

    Alexander is no more in the group:(..the mr. Nice hair guy is dongho..the youngest in the group..

    [Reply]

    Jamie Liew Reply:

    yeah I know T_T. it’s so sad =S. would like to see him again! even though I’ve seen him twice (or more. forgot but think twice.)

    [Reply]

  2. Hanneebuff Says:

    Eli is really cool. Saw them when they came here in our country. My hand was shaking from excitement when I saw them so when I took a picture with them, Eli said to put my hand on his. *swoonmoment* haha! Kevin is too cute for his own good. I just love how candid the boys were during their pressconference here and of course, he was able to translate it in his flawless english. :D

    [Reply]

    Kristine Reply:

    You from the Philippines? :)

    [Reply]

    Jamie Liew Reply:

    nice! but I still prefer Eli hahah.

    [Reply]

  3. June Says:

    ah it’s Hyung Sik (ZE:A). so nice u went to the snow kpop festival.

    [Reply]

    Jamie Liew Reply:

    HOT HOT HOT. that snow festival thing was kind of only for foreigners though now that I come to think of it lol.

    [Reply]

  4. calisc Says:

    i went Pyeongchang before also ~~and skiing really hard to learn~i keep fall down >.< ~~ Hyung Sik (ZE:A) have a show in Romantic Idol season 1 ( an entertainment show) ~~ nice to watch ~ is about the idol couple pairing up.

    [Reply]

    Jamie Liew Reply:

    something I want to learn some time later but I heard it’s reallllllllly hard D=. I shall watch that when I have time T_T.

    [Reply]

  5. Kristine Says:

    Hi Jamie! Me again! :)
    I love reading your blog. I am planning to go to Korea in September, I hope you are still there. Your site is bookmarked on my browser and I already listed the URL on my “Trip to Korea notebook” for when the time is near and I need to write my itinerary already. You blog is SO helpful! :)

    Btw, how did you meet Alexander? He was one of my faves in Ukiss when I was still a fan back in 2010. I disliked them when 2 members left…. and the last photo, the person was telling you to turn off your cam? Why is it so strict in Korea? From where you are from, is it also like that? Because here in the Philippines, its not like that. Stars aren’t supposed so stop their fans from taking their pics… Fans may ask for some photo op, and when they decline, expect that your reputation or image will become negative, no joke. Here in the PH, the fans are more impt than the stars. lol (not in a bad way, but stars just value the fans more)
    Last time, Infinite had a concert here and my friend went to the press con, she was even able to take a photo with Kim Myung Soo(if you know him) so lucky! Myung soo even had his hand around my friends shoulder. I BET YOU CANT DO THAT IN KOREA?! haha WHYYYYYYYYYY???

    Also, that N train Photo op, if that was Infinite, I’d wait in line forever. haha. I waited in line for the Infinite concert last month for 9 long hours just to see them perform 6 songs in about 20 minutes. :/ what an Infinite fan I am! haha

    I hope you respond to this long comment.

    ^_^

    [Reply]

    Jamie Liew Reply:

    ur welcome =). Alexander? I bumped into him at the same shooting set where my friend was a candidate at and when they were filming, I was waiting for my friend and Alexander was stoning there as well so I went to talk to him =D. very nice guy. the “security” guys here are assholes. it’s true. heard SM’s ones are worse.

    [Reply]

  6. Lucy Says:

    Hi Jamie! Could you make a post on how you maintain your eyebrows, maybe also where you get them shaped if you don’t shape it yourself? Thanks!

    [Reply]

    Jamie Liew Reply:

    I shape them myself. =). I don’t exactly know how to make a post on that because I suck in make up =S. my eyebrows look different every time and sometimes it is so different like having one side thicker than the other. sometime light sometimes dark. and its basically how I draw my eyebrows. my real eyebrows do not shape like how they are in pictures =). I watch a lot of Michelle Phans videos. I guess there’s where I learned a little?

    [Reply]

  7. Brigitte Says:

    Woah Pyeongchang really is such a pretty place ;A; We just passed through it and had a stopover, but I was already very amazed by its scenery!

    Hahah Actually there was no Siwan in your picture! Dongjun (my fav member XD ) and him are missing it seems :3
    And you saw N-Train ;___; I’m really sad that they are so underrated :( I wish they would promote more… T_T (N’aww Yujin’s face is so chubby it’s so cute haha!)
    Btw, I really love what almost everything that KTO organizes! As a foreigner, I totally appreciate that they’re having so many events (I know I went to one Tourist office once while I was in Seoul and they had like all those programs eg.: Theater with Pansoori etc.. It was really awesome!)

    And. I really love your camera ;A; May I ask what kind of camera you’re using? :3

    [Reply]

Leave a Reply