Downtown / Koreatown
Farmer’s Market – The Grove
Downtown / Koreatown
Farmer’s Market – The Grove
10 Magazine is an all-English Korea info magazine. Great place to read about all the best ways to enjoy your life in Korea. Besides the great articles containing fashion, dining info, lifestyle news and travel features, 10 Magazine’s Calendar is divided into Korea six major provinces + Seoul and lists exhibitions, theater, concerts, film, community, sports, dining and nightlife events happening in each and every area.
Contributor profile: Shirley Hwang
“Shirley Hwang hails from sunny Southern California, where she majored in economics. Upon graduation, she decided to rediscover Korea through travel, food, culture, and photography. Shirley is especially fond of roaming through Seoul’s various enclaves in hopes of discovering new cafes, restaurants, and history along the way. Her current mission: to refrain from drinking perilous amounts of coffee during her Korea odyssey. Feel free to e-mail her with foodie finds and ideas for travel at firstname.lastname@example.org”
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Dance your heart away~
Personally, I think dancing is the best form of exercise ;]
NB [Gangnam, Korea]
credits to Sophie Cho who went all the way to Korea to take this picture for me ;]
Prior to her departure to Korea, she snapped a shot of a pseudo-NB and sent it to me with the headline “Noise basement is not too far”…
A good ten minutes of being giddy…then back to the books
-_-;; yes…at the library (Mainstacks level d)
My flight arrived in LA on the 14th of August…
Finally back … and everything was just as I left it three months ago
Landed at LAX and Katharine(my cousin) picked me up ;]
hmmm…really feels like we’re growing up….not having my parents pick me up from the airport
The weather was good~ cool LA breeze and the warm California sun…yup I’m definitely Back HOME!!
First destination…fresh off the plane…”Haus” the cafe and dessert boutique~
Kat and my usual destination ;]
Pasta for lunch ;)~ Yummy….reminds me of P&B in Korea~ Their pasta was fantabulous!! ah~
Craving some RIGHT NOW T_T
We didn’t get our usual…Chocolate fondue~ or Yuja Yogurt…but it was good just being back ;]
ME and Kat at home on my MacBook ;]
I’ve got one week to recuperate and get back into School mode sigh~
Spent the week Hosting some friends from Korea/Japan…fun fun but draining >_<
Everyday I’d crawl home around 4am T_T and K.O. until 1pm and the cycle goes on~
But all in all I had fun ;] ~
Del Amo Mall Gloria Jeans ;] Yummy Coffee~~~~
Santa Monica Pier
11PM decided to go to 3rd street Promenade ;]
Ended up on the Pier and even saw 90210 filming for their upcoming tv series ;] Nice!
Even went down to the Beach ;]
3AM~~ Palos Verdes Gazebo…
Took a Box of Krispy Kreme and enjoyed the breeze and the view overlooking the water
Project Ethos Fashion Show in Hollywood….
I forget the name of the venue >_< pretty nice though
Special Performance by Far East Movement too!~ Loved it!!
5 AM Manhattan Beach!!
Walking the Pier ~~~
Hmmm….been going to the beach a lot ;P
Fresh of the Plane from Italy…”Chipotle”… says Lori
Next thing we know…she’s got a burrito bowl in front of her
Kat with her Guacamole and chips 😉
“OMG Lori….slow down….I won’t eat your burrito…”
Cafe Tous Les Jours~~
Got to meet up with LEAH and BERNICE in Cerritos!! ;]
Went to get Yogurt teeheehee…
Night of my Departure….
HaeYong Oppa Bought me, Lori and Kat Dinner at K-town!!!
Yummmyyyy~~~~ He took us to this Korean place on 6th street inside the MonteCarlo plaza 😉
Abalone porridge and dweji galbi ~~
BACK to BERKELEY!!!
Didn’t think I would ever miss Berkeley…
SF HEARTS! in Union Square ❤
SeungGun and Me inside Macy’s ;]
Took the boys to Lawrence lab to get a whiff of the awesome view ;]
Ice Skating ;]
Wine and Chocolate with my roommate Sophie~
Me and Angela on the BART!!
Been over three years since we’ve gone on the BART together!! Oh-em-gee
Bringing back memories from Freshmen Year~
In the Dressing Room ;]
Trying on clothes….
Walking down Powell Street …
Wow~ that sums up my first week back at Berkeley ;]
My last days in Korea~~
This last post will sum up the end of my trip
A Bittersweet finale ;]
So here goes ;p
Hongdae cafe….I don’t think I noted the name of this place
We had strawberry Sangria ~
Strawberry Sangria here~~~~
and Pretzels ^^
Shin oppa dropped me off in his Car ~
Super cool!! Driver’s seat was on the right!!
It was imported from Japan 😉
Before our Final for our International economics class
Suji, Bernie, Leah and I went to 가로수길 (ga-ro-soo-gil)
A Chic street with BOutiques and unique restaurants, cafes, lounges and bars
We went to a very modern looking cafe with lots of good looking people lounging around also ;]
Next stop was…
Apkujung F.A.S (Fruit Alcohol Shop)
Ballin interior design~
Me and Leah with our cute apple Soju shots ;P
Our International Economics class!! woot woot
Caffe Bonne ~
They had the biggest baddest bingsoo !! 😉
With Nikko! Our end of the semester party!~
Night before Leah’s departure T_T
At the “술 파는 꽃집” that wasn’t as great as I hyped it up to be T_T sad…
But the first time I went it was super good~
Our after-club event…
Resting our poor little feet heeheehee
At the Airport!!~
Goodbye LEAH!!! T_T
MANCHAN’s VIsit to KOREA!
And his Amazing hotel room!!~ Balla~!!!
Richard = 임창정
Lotte World ~
Ice Skating!!! Super fun~~~
A dog cafe in Hongdae!! Love the pups!!! ❤
Youngwoo 오빠’s Birthday!! 😉
they gave us 서비스~
Some salmon appetizers 😉
This is how I ended my last night in Korea!!
WOW….time flies….Life goes on….
Back in the States…I will continue to blog about my random adventures
Hope you enjoyed ;]
Updating my blog once again…
This is just a continuation of my trip to Korea
So below is something like Brick toast from “11ses” a coffee shop right next to Beantage ;]
We decided to go here one day cuz it was cute…and they had good service and all…but we are devoted to Beantage ;] kkk
That’s ME~ with a face mask and a Yonsei Hockey Jersey I got as a present from my Friend “범진”
Bernice and I were up late making use of our face packs and i think doing our nails too~ kkk~
RICHARD PARK AND LEE~ THe Dicks 😉
The day before they left to Cambodia they made it out to Ehwa University area to meet up
We went to eat at 안동찜닭 mighty delicious 😉
Coffee Prince Cafe from the drama…Coffee Prince lol
It wasn’t anything special~ looked like a regular cafe…
Made our way to HongDae~
Walked along the Cafe street !! Love it here
Everything is so ARTSY~ 😉
NRB~ “수 Luxury 노래방”
Came in to SING SING SING 😉
An underground walkway with really interesting Graffiti~
This is Definitely HongDae Territory~
all dem art students who don’t have enough money to buy canvasses…
really know how to utilize their resources ;]
HongDae Subway Station…
Bernice and her pups 😉 SO CUTE!!!!!!!
Crowded Stairway…going out of Hongdae Subway Station Exit #5 I believe
It’s always crowded like this on the weekends ~
선유도 공원~!!! This Park is FAMOUS!! SO BIG~ and lot’s to see
I even got to write my name on the wall 😉 yayuh!!
Next was 유람선…A big boat that takes you along the Han RIver 😉
Pirate of the Caribbean was the name of the boat i believe…
SInchon…. A small hole in the wall Ramyun Restaurant 😉
Really yummy and affordable 😉
Not much of a Ramyun fan…so i got flat mandu (potstickers) and ddukbokki~!!!
Junco~ NRB in Gangnam that serves food 😉
태원, 준, 리아, 버니스, 수지, 히로오빠~ Party Party
FRO-YO 😉 yummy at yogurberry in front of school 😉
치우 in SInchon~
Nice Lounge 😉 with delicious fruit Soju cocktails
Bernice and Muah~
Serious FACE 😉
Bernice~ Ice cream Queen 😉
MAkING KIMCHI!!! lol
Rachel and Jack~
Salad at P&B ~ they have yummy pasta!!
BEANTAGE~ Bernice on the COmputer with the Cutest earphones!!! 😉
Dankook University Bear statue…with us models in the forefront ;]
OUr afterparty 😉
새우깡 and Banana MILK ;]
TIred….suzzie and Leah
Our presentation group ;] Deborah, Minji, Taeseok, and Corinne
JinHo with the Apron 😉 at 닭갈비집 😉
Omelet at Shinsaegae
Cute Cafe Menu~ They have a cute/romantic verse for each item ;]
Book Cafe was the name ~
Apkujung Wara Wara….
We Accidentally ordered Chicken Gizzard T_T…never get that!!!
Last night with 태원오빠 and 성민오빠 😉 off to Military service for one month 😉
At Jinho 오빠’s House 😉
We had yummy 짜장면 and 탕수육 delivered~
I LOVE delivery Service!!
Last but not least~
Our presentation group!!
Dressing up as Tajikistan natives ;]
Still got more to come…
My Favorite Cafe here at 단국대~
The owner is the sweetest and best Barista ever…
He hand brews every cup on the spot…So it takes some time but it tastes Amazing!!~
LOVE IT HERE!!~
Vintage interior to go along with the great MUSIC!~
Next is 대학로~ which roughly translates to College Avenue~
This is where a bunch of College students hang out
Streets are lined up with great Cafe’s, restaurants, play-houses and boutiques!
Below is LEMON BEER
Tastes better than it sounds!
I actually don’t like beer but the hint of lemon made it better ;]
Spicy Seafood Rice cake ~ yummy!!!
Leah and Muah!~
Eating a communal bowl of Bibimbap~ haha
태원오빠 랑 준 ;]
Shabu Shabu with Jinho and Seungri~
Lotte World entrance~~ Me and two of my students 😉
Jinho and Jiwon 😉
VIKING!!!! SO SCary!!!~ and we sat in the middle too!! T_T
Faith and Me on a pirates lap 😉
건빵 (gun-bbang) with 별사탕 (star-candy)
This is staple snack for Korean Military
I met up with a friend who came out for vacation from military service and this is wat he brought me 😉
ahahah~!! I loved it!!
Hyungjoon 오빠 bought me dinner with his meager Military stipend ~ kk
He looks SO different with his head shaved! hahah~
He had to go back to his base the next day T_T
Party with the Students 😉
Ah!!! I miss all you guys!!~
My FIRST Section Class students!!~
Seungri, Jinho, and Jiwon 😉
After a LONG day stuck in the dorms ~
Finally got out at night and played at Beantage
Writing in my Diary with a cup of Green tea latte 😉 kkk
Great view of campus from this top floor cafe 😉
Yummy Waffles and Ice cream at Praline too!!~
The Band club 😉 got a first hand experience of some awesome performances
Bernice and her apron ~
My masterpiece~ 😉 pretty ey? kkk
It was harder than i expected !_!
My Yonsei Ice Hockey player !
What a stud 😉 kkk
Awesome personality and great Sense of Humor~
Met up at Sinchon to catch up before he left for Japan to train for 1 month~
The Feast at East Sea
Tons of Seafood~
This was just the beginning~
Illegal Fireworks and sparklers on the beach !!! YAY!!!!
Rise and Shine~
One last shot in front of the beach before we bounced 😉
With Leah ~ 😉
Christina, me and Leah!~
So while everyone else decided to ride the cable car up to the top…
I decided to go for a walk up the mt. by myself 😉
And i ran into this~ Tablets with writing on them
Basically people come and write stuff here~ Mostly a couple thing 😉
SWEET!! So when i get a boyfriend…i need to come here ~ LOL
Still so much more to come 😉
Wowzerz~ it’s been a while since I’ve updated kkk~
Well I’m back in the States now ;] but I just wanted to update and reminisce 😉
오댕탕!! At Wara Wara in Gangnam~
Met up with Esther and and Stella and had some Watermelon Soju and this stuff~
I like ;]
Then went to NRB “수” luxury Karaoke
These are personal mikes for VIP members!!! ahahahahah!!!!!!!!
A wall of personalized mikes ~ ridiculous!!!
희종 and 경욱~ ㅋㅋ
In Gangnam again~
Three of my Students!!! Having Lunch at a Chinese Restaurant in front of School ~
More Student outings~
This time at Apkujung 😉
진호 and 진우~ ㅋㅎㅎ! Gotta love these two Architect Majors 😉
At Baskin Robbins 😉
Jinwoo with my Glasses T_T
EKang and Stella ~ Ran into them while walking around Sinchon 😉
Met up with Sopee and other Berkeley People 😉
Myungdong~ In front of ABC Mart kkk~
My Students took me to a Baseball game ~ haha
My first time in Korea~ These fans go Buck Wild!!! It was so FUN!!!~
I usually don’t like Baseball games but this one was SUPERB!!~
They even make us wear these ridiculous bags over our heads kkk~
I enjoyed it though heeheehee
On the Subway 😉 with Bernice, Faith, and Leah~
On our way to Apkujung!!!
Me, Jasmine and Leah got our helix all pierced together 😉 kk~
Ah~ what an eventful few days …
More to come ;]