so after 나미섬 Nami Island, it was only 6pm. and it was THAT dark.

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포장마차 pojangmacha’s, which are those food stalls around, covered because it’s cold, outside 동서울 dong-seoul station.

we then headed to COEX mall, hoping we could still visit the aquarium. but sadly, it was 7:30 and that place closes at 7. U_U.

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what’s so fantastic about COEX, is the INTERNET BOOTHS.

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lost? need internet? here. FREE INTERNET in SUPER SPEED. best of all? TOUCH SCREEN!!

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just for fun hahahaha.

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COEX is like, the BIGGEST mall I’ve ever been to. well, it IS the BIGGEST underground shopping mall in Asia. =D.

and I’ve yet to travel out of Asia yet. T_T. hur hur.

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the streets of Gangnam; the place you’d see lots and lots of barbie and kens =D. also, filled with rich, fashionable people. such eye candies!

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this shop totally attracted me. it’s so cute. and it’s chinese food. it’s weird how noodles go with dim sum. but this is how it is in Korea! =D. well, it isn’t weirder than that rice burger in HK’s McD. as in, other than bread, they used rice.

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that’s so Jackie Chan! but since when he could cook too?! hehehe. and that’s only one thumb. haha. xD.

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look at the LENGTH of those boots please. the one on the right. farrr right. you’d show no skin even if you wear shorts. haha.

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bling bling bling! it matches Xia Xue’s zh’ng-ed gadgets! though I think her blings look better. =X.

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maek do nal deu.

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don’t know what building this is. but it’s FAB! =D. architecture in Korea is NUMBER 1. modern architecture. might not win Dubai but it’s as good!

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NICHKHUNNNNNNNNN!! *drools*

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small boobs with big butt or big boobs with smaller butt?

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<3. beautiful room installations. COEX mall is filled with all these pretty little things. and also a WHOLE LOT of shopping. there are plenty of accessory stalls and also those.. cute notebooks.. handphone accessories.. camera straps.. and so on. =D. definitely must visit if you’re in Seoul for more than 5 days!

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outside COEX. they were filming a movie/drama. I don’t know what but they were just preparing. there were at least a hundred people hired behind me to become the “fans” on the set!

NEXT STOP, 동대문 DONG DAE MUN. I’ve read that stalls here open until 5am. but I was wrong. I went there at 11 and many shops were already closed =(. they were not ENTIRELY closed. but more than half was.

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inside the buildings. it reminded me a lot of the whole sale market in Guang Zhou China. but it was definitely must brighter and cleaner!

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belts? anyone? it wasn’t that cheap. RM40 yo.

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EARMUFFS!! only 5,000 won =D.

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beanies and fox tails above. fox tails are some really famous handbag accessory just because some celebrities took a picture of their handbag with a hugeeeeeass fox tail. haha. but it was definitely cool. not too cool for Malaysian weather though =P. and it’ll definitely get dirty using it here. haha!

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SLEEPING SOCKS! super cute okay? 3,000won!

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청계천 Cheonggyecheon river!  it’s at Dong Dae Mun yes. =D.

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I call it the froggie car. don’t it look like a frog? haha.

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DOOTA MALL! the famous famous one. NOW THIS is until 5am.

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but the clothes are really overpriced =(. but it’s really pretty! =D.

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like, REALLY PRETTY.

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I am very envious of how the Korean designers brain work. how come they are soooooooo freaking creative.

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Jacqueline
Jacqueline
9 years ago

Hello,I wanted to know that whether Korea has snowing in end of February?

dennis
dennis
8 years ago

hello 🙂 i will visit korea at the end of December..can u give me tips for what should i have for winter season?
it is will my first time winter hihihi gomawo

dennis
dennis
8 years ago

hahaha ok ,I will wait for your blog about winter season 🙂

pororoo
pororoo
7 years ago

I think you’re so cute. I’ve been addicted Korea/kdrama/kpop for years. But since I live in Turkey, I don’t know even how is “real” Seoul. I know from just kdramas and a little from internet/google. 😛
I want to thank you!! It’s so nice, you had took many photos. I am really happy to I found this blog.
Now, I know what should I see or do If I go Korea!! I hope I can go. (I’m 15 ad my mom thinks I’m too young to go Korea alone and its too expensive to go there 2 people – for Turkey – ) TT-TT
At least, you give me a chance to see these places.
Am I crazy ? Do you think this at the moment? No I’m not! >< I just want to go Korea, China, Amerika etc. 🙂

Tan Baoli
Tan Baoli
7 years ago

Hi Dear, the phone price u mention here….does it mean buy off rack no need contract? and by the way do u know where to buy not so expensive phone like in malaysia or singapore without contract in Seoul?

baoli
baoli
7 years ago

Hi jamie,

Will be going to seoul in aug… any nice place to recommend for latest n not so expensive electronics thingy like mobile, computer part?

Btw I have finish really ur seoul blog….very very nice

Mandy
Mandy
5 years ago

Hi Jamie,

I am thinking of traveling to Korea. Right now the plan is for October so it was good to see your beautiful autumn pictures! I have only a week and I am planning to do some shopping there as well. I have looked up the sales period in Korea and they seem to be in January, April, July and October. Do you know when exactly in October so that I can time my visit to coincide with the sales? Cheers and thank you for your help!