I’m Seoul Excited!

October 25, 2010 in Commercial Break

I can’t believe i’m just 3 weeks away from going to Korea!

I have been planning for so long on what to wear there and completely forgot about planning the itinerary -_-

I kinda did a few monster fur and knitted wear mix and match but every single day i checked the weather with Scott (before you get confused, i need to explain again, he is Korean, despite his not very Korean sounding name, we met on AirAsia’s FB page and he’s going to be my local guide in Seoul) he’s like, “oh, it’s still quite warm, you know, about 14°C in the afternoon and 3°C at night”.


And i was bugging him with all the questions, mostly fashion related, like, where can we find the Korea equivalent of Gyaru (I believe the word is Ulzzang) fashion in Seoul? I was hoping there’s a Korean 109 that sells Korean equivalent of Liz Lisa and whatnot.  And he told me apparently the young people are not very big on brands, because they are so sensitive to trends they normally buy affordable and in-trend apparel, so they can keep up with the fast-moving fashion trends!

And as far as my research goes Korean fashion is so different from what i used to wear, am i going to look all like a lost Furry Monster there!!! T_T

But anyway, i am super excited! Scott shared his website with me and he’s like a world traveler! He lived in France, Japan and Philippines for a period of time and i’m sooooooo in love with his photography! And he told me he’s looking forward to take plenty of photos for me <33333!!!

Anyway i was trying to dig a photo of him to share with you all but looks like he’s a very shy person and all i got was like artsy picture of his, erm shadow -_-

So cannot-see-face-one subtle unlike my camwhore style which is so blatantly IN YOUR FACE (with my face) with circle lens and Dolly Winks and the largest pixel possible to fit into the blog template.


So i was planning my itinerary with Scott and he could free himself for 4 days to fit into my schedule and bring me around <3.

Was planning to explore around the city for 3 days, (thanks for all the tips you guys gave in the comment and on Airasia’s FB fan page but i forgot about all the Korean names already they just seem to hard to be registered into my brain T_T) go shopping, shopping and more shopping! Someone told me Dong-daemon is operated 24 hours IS THAT RIGHT!!!!

When i heard it i was like, YOU MEAN I CAN GO SHOPPING AFTER CLUBBING DRINKING AND DRUNK??????? (I hope 109 is like that T_T)

But this is so awesome! Where else but in Korea can you find 24 hours shopping!!!

And then i wanna go to a nice night spot and get a feel of the music and clubbing scene. Erm, what else ah.

Overly excited wtf.

And then when Scott is gone for his work, i think i can do a little adventure to the highly recommended DMZ (Korean Demilitarized Zone).

At first i was like all scared and damsel travel in distress lol and thought omg will i get shot at the border!?! Looks like i really need to do a bit of research. But i’m really lazy i really don’t liek to do any form of research except maybe about Liz Lisa’s collection, cuz it’s so much faster to just ask do a shout out on facebook or twitter than to beg Uncle Google for answer.

For those of you who don’t know about DMZ:



So i think i’m more or less all set!

Now i just need to pack! Scott is being super helpful he said he will put up a blog post for me and ask his readers about things i wanted to know (which he couldn’t answer, like the Gyaru fashion one). Erm then i think he will have to translate for me cuz his blog is in korean -_-

And now there’s just one last thing i’m concern about.



Can’t wait!

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  1. Hi Cheesie!
    Wow this is a coincidence! I have been an avid reader for a very very long time but have always been too shy to comment. :blush:
    But your latest post prompted me to say hi.. coz I’m also going to Seoul in 3 weeks time! ^_^
    and I haven’t done all my planning yet. Heehee… die die.

    Perhaps you can share where and what are the places you are planning to visit? (and what to wear?!) In fact I found your Bali itinerary so useful that my trip to Bali was mostly based on your post. :)

    Anyway, have a great trip and keep up the great blog.


    • Hey there, i’m actually going to seoul in 3 weeks time too with a friend. we are still planning on where to go. would really appreciate if cheesie can share some of her itinerary. seems like it’s really cold now. initially we plan to go nami island and mt sorak, however, from seoul official website, it seems that mt sorak is not accessible from 15 nov till jan. quite sad coz my friend said that it is very beautiful. besides that, we plan to go either lotte world or everland, still hvnt decide which to go. where else should we go? hopefully cheesie u can give us some suggestions from your friend. thanks! =)

    • wow thats so great to hear that!! :D

      I will be in seoul mostly. havent finalized itinerary yet! when is yoru travel date?

  2. :D omg I went to korea when it was summer this year but it was still very breezy and kinda chilly because of the wind! The weather there super naisu(:
    But since summer so cold liao…
    Autumn sure more jialat, no?

  3. I love your blog =) Are you using blogger or wordpress?
    Do you know how to add nuffnang ads to wordpress? =|

  4. Please be safe ! He is, afterall, a stranger….. :neutral:

  5. I went to Seoul last year Nov! It was awesome! To me the weather was cold.
    And yes Dong Dae Mun opens 24 hours but the shops which open during the day and night are different which means shops which open during the day close at night. So probably u will have to go there twice. I prefer to shop at Myeong Dong. They have everything there. Ahhh!! I want to go Seoul again!! Have a nice trip!

  6. I iz living in seoul now. Don’t forget some warm clothes or you’ll freeze to death hihihi. Today is the first day feeling very autumny (thought it’s been almost two months into autumn) and tomorrow will be 0 degree wtf(maybe my fb friends cheat me one i dunno). Weather is crazy :evil: Have fun :D Autumn is beautifuuuullll~

  7. Scott is really helpful!

  8. :twisted:
    I am just one week away to seoul…. seems like korean’s english is ok… phew..

  9. I’ve been to DMZ and its really interesting – you wont get shot haha but they have soldiers coming on the bus thing and checking your passport and you might catch some soldiers scanning the ground for mines! Kinda scary!

    Go on it and visit the tunnel – it taught me a lot. Also theres a war museum – AMAZING place, I spent a whole day there, very interesting!!!!!!!!!

    Tanoshinde ne x

  10. I’m traveling this week!

    I hope you have a fun and safe trip cheesie! :)

  11. you really do have a lot of time and money to travel… :twisted:

  12. LUCKY!!! have a safe n fun journey! autumn is so romantic~ hmm…a korean romance story? hehe…

  13. AWESOME. I wanna go to Seoul someday. Can’t tell my Mommy though…she’s super paranoid about everywhere ever. o_o;;

    Anyway, have a fabulous trip!! <3 You should go to an Etude House, I've heard they're super cute stuff.

  14. how niceeee, so jeles!

  15. chuchumuahz says:

    I’ve been a silent reader of yours and since you are coming to Korea, I’d recommend hanging around in Hongdae. Most tourists don’t go there but it’s a hang-out for young people, it’s like Harajuku in Tokyo but of course not as good^^;; There are lots of small boutiques that sell “ulzzang” fashion. The fashion here is still conservative I’d say. If you wear furry fashion like what’s “in” in Japan now, you’d be kinda out of place here…And to warn you, it’s really cold now! Today is -1 degree in the morning and 8 degrees in the afternoon>_< If you need to know anything else, just e-mail me. I live in Seoul ;)

  16. scott sounds like a nice guy, i dont wanna bitch but please be careful!!!! i mean.. u know what i mean.. :/

    hope u’ll have an awesome trip, are u going to amusement park too? if im not mistaken it’s lotteria/lotte world or something..

  17. Doosan (doota) tower in dong dae mun is the Shibuya 109 equivalent in Seoul! Enjoy!! :)

  18. have keeps of fun :)

    cant wait to see the photos

  19. Hayy.
    If you find any gyaryish shopping places or good places for shopping in general (I know some already, but more won’t hurt.) do tell please!
    I’m going to Seoul at the end of January next year and I’d love to do some japan-y!clothing purchases, if possible. Or maybe I’ll just start dressing Korea!style. Or not.

    Have a fun trip! :D

  20. Hello! Migliore in dongdaemon opens till like 4am or something. I just went in june, and my DAD actually went shopping till about 2am! Hippier than I am! Hahah. FML

    Anyway have lots of fun! Korean fashion, in my opinion is pretty interesting than (boring) singapore style, with blogshops selling all the same stuff… But do note that those “made in korea” items are not cheap. A skirt could cost like 50sgd, whereas a china made one will cost like 10sgd… But the material is a lot better! And yes, you can still bargain for the price a little. Have lots of fun there!!!

    Oh, ps and faceshop items are really cheap there! Go buy their masks! It’s only 1buck plus sgd there, but 3 for 10sgd here in sgp :(

  21. Oh ya, anyway.. For fashion, I prefer myeongdong than dongdaemon.. Less messy, less pricey, a lot of variety :)

  22. Ringo,

    You just might catch the last fall colour before the leaves turn brown of blow away.

    Where I am in the States our color peak past a week or two ago and lately strong winds are blowing remaininge leafs off the trees.

    We will not have any more color until the first snow fall occurs.

    I look forward to your adventures and Korean fashion finds.

    I am sure you are aware that many Korean girls are very much into changing fashion trends!

    Happy travels!


    • sob i heard winter started d in seoul :(

      • Ringo,

        Yes, 1C in Seoul today.

        Winter comes quickly now in the next few weeks.

        If you do not have waterprood insulated boots, get some!
        You will also need a real winter coat, look for a light weight down filled, or Thinsulate filled coat.

        A fashion coat may look great but leave you freezing.
        Check our Korean fashion sights for winter dressing tips.

        Stay warm!


  23. Hi Ringo,

    Guess you might like Insadong and SamCheong-dong, is where old meet new, all the quirky arty farty stuff is there, with all small boutique, really quaint area. This is also in our itinerary, will be going there in 4 weeks time , well slightly later after you

    Enjoy your trip, i cant wait for mine!

  24. remember to bargain more when u’re in Dong Dae Mun! that building is like a live version of their online shopping site G Market. many of the stock and designs that can be found in Dong Dae Mun are about the same as those found on G Market. so u can roughly gauge for yourself how people dress in Korea generally (:

    Busan is awesome! it’s not as happening as Seoul and it’s the choice of retirement place for many elderly. but still, there’re places good for shopping in Busan too! there’re university streets such as Hong-Dae, Pusan National University, etc where students shop at too. and dont miss out on cafe-hopping when u’re in Seoul/Busan too. there are soooo many pretty, quaint and cute cafes there :D I enjoyed myself there when i was there on an exchange.

    have fun!

  25. I went to korea in dec and there are stil those yellow orange leaves ! its really pretty and it looked just like a scene from those korea dramas:D

  26. wow! i am so excited and happy for you too, cheesie! i can feel your anticipation and excitement too. have a great time there!

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