Some photos that I took when in Jeju, South Korea..
Never forget-On my way to South Korea trip. First stop – Jeju Island
Semi back-packing trip to South Korea with 3 girlfriends.. 6 months planning and finally it went through and yes, it was an awesome holiday this year!
PART 1 – 7-12 April 2016 (Kuala Lumpur-Incheon-Jeju-Busan)
Depart KLIA2 via Air Asia to Incheon at 8:00am flight. We arrived at Incheon around 3:30pm. After immigration and luggage pick-up, went straight to buy T-Money and local sim card. Bought wrong sim card (my phone was with micro sim) and luckily the cashier was so helpful and accepted return goods although I have to top-up another KRW10,000 for the micro sim package of 1GB. I used SKRoaming package. Then bought T-Money and upload KRW20,000. Without the help of my frequent SK traveller’s friends, I would be lost.
Went off to AREX line to go to Gimpo airport ~ take plane to Jeju…flight via Jeju Air at 7:35pm, about 1-hour journey. Arrived in Jeju at 9:30pm. We rented a car at ‘Hertz rent-a-car’..there a coach on standby at arrival to ferry us to their office to collect our car. Rented a KIA Morning car for 6 days, totalled of KRW192,100. Just nice for 4 ladies. 2 friends applied for the international license before our holiday. Staff showed how to use the GPS and some basic road safety in Jeju. Then off we go to our Guesthouse via GPS. Just awesome.
Arrived Lyndon Guesthouse almost to 11pm. The building is only up to 8th floor and our Guesthouse is on 6th Floor. Fortunately there was elevator, and all of us really tired from a long journey. We booked one room with 4 bunk-beds and personal toilet. It’s a nice room although a bit cramp for 4 people.
First Day (8 April 2016)
Second Day (9 April 2016)
Third Day (10 April 2016)
Fourth Day (11 April 2016)
Fifth Day (12 April 2016)
I seriously love Jeju. The island was so beautiful and the people were super nice. Food were awesome, weather was awesome, and we really enjoyed our holiday there. Would love to come again, but next time, I would want to come during autumn or winter season.
Till next time, Busan. Will share some photos in next post.
I just need to pen this down here because I just don’t want to forget my first solo trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand. It was a wonderful journey .. and I love every bit of the time I have spent there.
Photos that I took on my phone during my trip…
Since I alone, I took the tour package from the Inn. I took a day tour-package ChiangMai – ChiangRai (Baht900). There are four couples together with me (one couple from Malaysia (yaay), two couples from China (honeymooners & mother-daughter) and one couple from England). The whole experience was just wonderful, except that I forgot to tell them before hand that I’m a Muslim and lunch was arranged at pork restaurant (delicacy of ChiangRai). So, I skipped lunch. It’s ok but yup, I’m super hungry until back to my Inn, cook instant noodles that I bought from home, and grilled prawns at the Night bazaar.. hehehe..
Some I made myself..some eat out with friend.
New BBQ Chicken restaurant in town. Menu more variety with combo of korean/western recipe. Delicious altho I prefer spicy korean chicken than the one I tried, chicken stirfry with black soya sauce.
This is my local famous Sarawak porridge type. Mom’s cook. Its full with different types of local vegetables, prawns, wild mushroom, peanuts that cook with special blend homemade spices.
Just pancakes for lazy me..hehe. But sometimes I wish I can make ‘expensive’ food with elegant presentation like this one.
I wonder when I can be this creative coz all the food I made just can be easily pour in the plate or bowl and ready for eat. I have zero presentation skills..huhu
Beef pie accompanied with mashed potatoes and mashed peas..yummyyyy…
I had it with my friend at Marmalade Cafe in Bangsar Village last weekend. My first time perception..I love the decoration and color combo..it makes the small cafe bright and cheerful.
We were rushing so only spent about 30mins or so..I’ll come back of course because I have not try the other food^___^
So at home was kinda hungry on one boring Sunday…thinking what to cook..lazy to go out..lazy to buy raw food..look in the freezer..only squids left…so what else..lets cook curry sqiuds with boiled eggs..
What do you know…its yummy with hot steamed rice^__^
This journey was one of the ‘dream-come-true’ journeys that I had this year! Can I scream now? Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa…
It’s been a week and although I’m already passed the ‘cloud 9’ stage, I think I’m still in a daze, and please apologize if my journal might be a bit messy here and there..hehe
Myself and five other girls reached Soekarno international Airport slightly after 6:00pm local time. Taking time through the immigration and collecting our luggage and buying local SIM card data package took a good one hour. Met @rin, @lyn and other Indonesian JYJ fans..we chit-chat and get to know each other. It was super great because these are people that I met online and we all just like old friends..talking, laughing, and nervously waiting for KJJ to arrive. A bit later we went to the Exit gate that KJJ will to go through.
They put out the welcome banner, one on each side..the above was on the other side that I took. YJS came a bit later in a group and started chanting those words. JYJ/KJJ fans chant much louder “Kim Jaejoong!Kim Jaejoong!Kim Jaejoong!” It was awesome. A fight almost happened because YJ side provocation but it was immediately under control. Those freaks!! I just really want to wall-face them one by one! A friend told me that the YJ followers mostly teenagers with one adult acted as leader. I just hope she took pictures, but she didn’t. I was standing on the same side with those freaks so I didn’t see them.
Finally KJJ came out and he already looked pale and seriously sick 😦 😦 He walked straight without looking up. It was okay when he passed by us and then fans especially those YJS started to push around but of course, his two handsome bodyguards 🙂 protecting him, along with the local hired security crew. Although it was briefed by the security not to shout and to behave, well in the end, fans failed to keep good space for him to enter the car!
We came early to the venue Mata Elang International Stadium (MEIS) and while waiting for organizer/promoter to do setting up, we hang around at the restaurant nearby. I got my banner towel and Iphone case ^__^..but hot selling item was the light-stick. I was told that a Japanese fan bought all the light-sticks available. Means those behind her are not getting any. But it’s not fair to the rest of fans. Promoter should just tell the maximum amount one fan can buy so others can buy too!
We hang around at the venue until time to go in. It was long queue but quite fast. The security checked all the bags and I saw a lot of water bottles on the side. My friend refused to surrender her water tumbler, she drank all the water in it and she was like taking it one-go I almost thought she could be choking hehe..and the security was trying not to laugh his eyes twitched. I was trying to be cool and smile but in my heart, I was like ‘buahahahaha’. We waited about 15-20 mins before the FM starts. He came out with yellow sweater (Marc Jacob) but I tell you, he wore it just nice. For someone who is really sick, he looks as gorgeous as usual. During event, he smile less that night. I think this FM, he didn’t smile much, except during photography and high5 session. I can understand that with that kind of fever and cold, he has to endure it all and with his high-spirit to see us, his fans, I really respect him. With a 40 degree fever, he could just collapse anytime but you know, he never give in, not for at least 2-3 hours that he’s there with us. His expression during his apology letter says it all. The MC voice and his face on the screen, it’s really heartbreaking for all of us there.
Photogrid thanks to dearie @chewyalmond^^..to see him making extra effort to smile despite his fever, it hard for me to watch him because he should be lying in bed, resting, listen to light music and sleep 24hours straight to gain his strength and recover faster. After the apology letter, he sat on the red sofa and a very straight forward program commences. He speaks (well, Ipad texting) not as much..it was more of showing ‘behind the scene’ Codename: Jackal, 5 top selection scenes in ‘Dr Jin’ and ‘Protect The Boss’. Normally he sang to his fans in all his fan meeting, but this time, due to his voice-loss, we sang for him, ‘Living Like A Dream’. As much as we really want to hear his voice, I think all of us feel kind of intimate with him because we sang for him..all in one voice, synchronized and some were even crying while singing for him. He didn’t even turn around to face us after the song ended, even when the MC requested him too.
Questions and answers were funny at some parts. He wrote the answers fast..and deleted it faster too hahaha..I like the part when MC asked if he ever fall in love with the actress that he work with, of which he answered he did have a crush to one of the female staffs! Gosh, I hope those YJ freaks realized that KJJ fall-in-love with a woman! He is a real man! The one they been delusional fantasizing are just plain delusional stupid!! When the MC asked him whether he likes to drink or not..even before he wrote the answer, I can hear fans chants ‘yessss’…then on the ipad he just put ‘^____________^’..how cute was that!!?? Oh Jaejoong, even being sick you still being cute..*love.love.love*
I seated about 4 rows from him during the photography session and when he walked by to his chair, those few seconds just enough to be mesmerized by his handsomeness and paleness hehe..vampire, anime character, porcelain skin~whatever terms we use for him, YES, he is all of that! He is tall (5’11’). He is skinny. He is super eye-candy. He is polite. He is calm. He is ONE IN A MILLION!
Finally the FM ends. Doesn’t feel like 2 hours ++..not enough. Greedy? Yes, for me to finally see him after idolizing him since 2010, I’m so greedy to see him longer, hear his voice, hear his laughter, hear his cheekiness, watch is boyish naughtiness, watch him bonding with his fans and those lucky ones that can play games with him, take picture with him, and a lot more!!
Another best thing during this FM, I met new friends and I have a wonderful time with everyone. Some hiccups can be forgotten. It’s nothing compare to the great time that I had. Someday, God willing, I want to see all three of them on stage. That I want! 🙂 🙂 🙂
After 4 years, I am back to Jakarta for a short break with friends. Well the main reason to be there was to meet and see world star korean artist, Kim JaeJoong!
I missed Jakarta. Its a gorgeous city with so many similarity with Kuala Lumpur but what I miss especially is my favourite ‘Nasi Ayam Penyet’..simply delicious^^..but I did not manage to eat it this time because of time and places we went don’t have in their menu 😦
But I did try other food tho..hehe
Nasi Ayam Hainan (Hainan Chicken Rice) served a bit different from our local Malaysia..its a bit dry but I like the soup. We tasted some dimsum with prawn filling..yummy^^
The spring rolls were filled with chicken meat..no minced carrots or beansprouts and its not too bad although I preferred all mixed together in my spring rolls:-)
Me and two friends stayed at Aston Marina Jakarta..it look a bit like Penang Island and still a lot of development going on. View from our room.
Food was good at the hotel. Breakfast not so widely spread and more to western selections. Well for me, I will always take omelette with croissant for breakfast when on holiday..haha
Before we leave for airport, we just had to try the ala carte keke..so I tried the Fried Rice. Its good^_^♥♥
So long Jakarta…till we meet again. I missed my new friends already huhu….
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