Tuesday, 22 December 2015

If you have any tips or advice to offer ^^


Finally, I get to finish the updates on my Autumn trip 2015. Kinda sad becos I miss my second home a lot. Not sure whether I can go back next year although I hope to. Anyway, I am planning to visit Germany next year on a solo trip in early May for two weeks. Yeah only two weeks...wish I can spent more time there.
My plan is to fly to Frankfurt and venture from there. Do drop me an email at happydalkis@gmail.com if you have any tips on food, places to visit, transportation, hidden gems or any advice. I have been thinking for a long time to check out Germany but didn't succeed becos going back to my second home has been so effortless lol 
Feeling nervous to travel to a further place on my own but I really want to visit Germany next year.  So I will definitely appreciate if you can give me your good tips and advice for my solo trip in Germany ^^

May the world be a peaceful, harmony and compassionate place for all to live in and all to travel.

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to all ^^

26 Oct 2015 - 안녕 My beloved second home

Of course, how can I forget my Dunkin Donuts when in my second home ^^
Hmm....Breakfast before heading out to the airport.
Surprisingly, there's no queue at the tax refund counter!
Really good to see that they provide chairs & workstations for the staff at the tax refund kiosk.
Salute the staff for their patience in handling all kinds of tourists...if you know what I mean.



25 Oc 2015 - 미미네떡볶이에서 저녁 식사

The second night of 씨엔 블루 콘서트 continued ^^
I got the standing ticket for the second night.


Talented guy ^^

Towards the end of the concert, a lot of fans heck care & took out their HP to take pictures.
And the crews were busy shouting no photograph taking(in Korean)
ㅋㅋㅋ
Thank you guys!
Such a high & happening performance!!
I had a fantastic weekend before flying back to SG. No sign of depression this time becos I am very thankful to be able to catch 2 nites of awesome performances in my second home ^^
Went back to Hongdae for dinner at 미미네떡볶 before some last minute shopping!
Pass by this place so many times and it got me curious ㅋㅋㅋ
Waiting for my food..
Yeah..I'm not a fan of Tteokbokki but I felt I got to eat some before flying back.
Hmmm...This was ok but I still prefer the one at 용산포장마차골목 Yongsan Pojangmacha.
미미네떡볶 is in the middle of Hapjeong Station, exit 3 and Hongik Univ Station, exit 9.

25 Oct 2015 - Budae Jjigae for lunch

Came to Biya for lunch before going for 씨엔 블루 콘서트 second day concert.
So excited that I didn't really have any appetite.
But I had to eat for energy to stand during the concert ㅋㅋㅋ
Yeap.  I bought standing ticket for their second day concert.
Anyway, I was also quite happy to see Biya offers single serving of Budae Jjigae.
Always wanted to try the food here and finally, I had the chance.
You can request to add cheese, sausages, tteok, tangmyeon, ramyeon or mandu at additional price.
The place was filled up shortly after I was seated.
Omggg...Can't wait to eat!!
I did not request for any extra ingredients.
Ramyeon was already included in my order.
It may not be the best Budae Jjigae I have ever ate but this was pretty decent.
I like the service hahaha
Very attentive cute young Korean boys lol 
The cute Korea waiter asked what drink I would like to have.
He said, "Service"!!
와 고마워 ^^
Nearest subway station is Hongik Univ Station, exit 9.
Biya is located at the basement.

24 Oct 2015 - Happy Sat Nite ^^



Comfort food at a small eatery in Hongdae after the concert.
I really like 잔치국수 Janchi Guksu a lot ^^
I miss the churro ice cream from Mr Churro but I couldn't find it in Hongdae this few trips. So I decided to go for Churro 101 again. This kiosk was near Hongik Univ Station, exit 8.

Mr Churro is still better in terms of the ice cream used.

24 Oct 2025 - 씨엔 블루 콘서트

Yayyy!!!
They were the reason why I looked forward to my last two days in my second home!!!
ㅎㅎㅎㅎㅎ
First time to feel excited and happy towards the last few days of my stay.
Actually, becos of them I didn't have the usual depression mode.

정신친구 ^^






So soooooooooooooooooo excited!!!
I bought the sitting ticket for the first day concert.
The crews or rather the management was very strict with photos taking.
Towards the end, I heck care!!!
When I looked around, many people also heck care lol
Thank you very much for the great performance!
내일 봐 ^^

I have no regrets for sitting ticket!

24 Oct 2015 - Brunch at 플랩잭 팬트리 FlapJack Pantry

My last 2 days in my second home but I was looking forward to these 2 days lol
왜??

Well, to start off my beautiful day,I decided to go for a nice brunch in the neighbourhood. I can walk to the brunch place but decided to take bus no. 6 instead cos I had always been curious with this village bus. The bus stop is outside Hongik Univ Station, exit 2.
This is the bus stop to alight.
The 7th stop including the Hongik Univ Station bus stop.
That's the place I wanted to go.
Across the road.


I came here becos it seems like a well received place in Yeongnam-dong.
The portion was too much for me and I couldn't finish everything lol
Anyway, I guess my expectation was too high and was a bit disappointed...
The food was nice but normal...
The bus route from Hongik Univ Station, exit 2 bus stop to FlapJack Pantry.


23 Oct 2015 - Back at 봉구비어


I went back to 봉구비어 for some beer & fries.
However, the bartender was really kind!
He gave me a combo of finger food instead of fries ^^
He told me "service"!!
Awesome 안주 Anju to go with beer ^^
This is the kind bartender!
This place was like an one man show!
He was the only one running around the place, taking orders, cooking, pouring the beer and serving.
Good for him!
Hardworking and nice chap.
As I was halfway through my second glass, the kind bartender asked if I would to try fruit beer.
Sounds delicious and I said,"Sure"!
He gave me a few flavours and I chose pomegranate flavour.
I think its something like fruit syrup and he simply add it into the beer.
Again, he said,"Service"!!
Woww...that's so kind of him!
He was actually very busy but still willing to offer good service.
I will be back if I ever go back to my second home again ^^
많이 감사합니다.
I wish him good and smooth business!!



Monday, 21 December 2015

23 Oct 2015 - Yummy Gamjaguk

Early dinner at a popular eatery, 동원집. 
Ajusshi working hard to peel potatoes for 감자국 Gamjaguk ^^

Finally I get to try their popular 감자국 Gamjaguk! It is almost similar to Gamjatang but the soup for Gamjaguk was a bit thicker and there were 2 pieces of potatoes in my Gamjaguk ^^
The meat was so tender that it just melt in my mouth.
This was really delicious but I still craved for 영동감자탕
It was very easy to get to 동원집. Euljiro 3ga station has a few exits to get there. I got out from exit 2 (Green Line) and it took me less than 5 mins to reach the eatery, The other 2 exits are Euljiro 3ga Station, exit 4 (Orange line) and exit 3(Green Line).