December holiday is coming soon and if you are looking for a place to experience winter, do consider Korea 😉 Here’s sharing my winter trip to Korea this year in January (yes i know i’m abit slow haha) but still I think it’s not too late to share these with you guys here. On my itinerary, I started off from Singapore to Seoul, followed by a domestic flight to Jeju Island to explore the place before heading back to Seoul again. There are no direct flights from Singapore to Jeju, so I got a return ticket from Singapore to Seoul, and purchase a return domestic flight ticket from Eaststar Jet from Seoul to Jeju. Let the adventure begin! 😀 It’s a morning flight.. soo…. yawnz~ Breakfast on board and after 7 hours later… here we are in Korea! 😀 Ice skating rink in the airport Selfie time! As the domestic flight from Seoul to Jeju does not depart from Incheon airport, you will need to head over to Gimpo airport for your flight to Jeju. …
Special thanks to Clover Films for inviting, we attended the Gala Premiere of Obsessed, top grossing erotic movie of 2014 in Korea! Not only being able to catch this film before it’s release, we got to meet Korean heartthrob Song Seung Heon 宋承宪, best known for his TV dramas such as AUTUMN IN MY HEART, MY PRINCESS and DR. JIN, as he is in town to promote his latest feature film OBSESSED《人间中毒》!
Sponsored Advertorial YOOHOO!! it’s been quite awhile since i wrote a hair entry as my last haircut/dye was kinda long ago.. like during feb for cny? haha~ anyway, i’ve decided to chomp off a little bit of my hair as it’s getting a little too thick for this horrendous weather nowadays. Time for hair cut!!
It’s been almost 2 months since i visited my salon as i wanna let my hair have a good rest from all the bleaching and dying of crazy hair colors for the past few months. So i decided to fix it just in time for chinese new year! 🙂 Here’s a pic of my hair color before the change. It faded off from blue to turquoise and to this color… and let the transformation begins~~~
The year is coming to an end soon and as what i will usually do in the past, i will be consolidating all the highlights of darren bloggie in the year 2012 in this entry. 🙂 at the same time to recall what i’ve done or achieve for the past one year. So let’s begin with the first month of the year! Januaury Went for a 3D2N Bangkok Escapade with my boss and colleagues as out company retreat! 🙂 just in time for me to shop for my cny clothings! 😀 Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
It’s my monthly visit to the hair salon again and my previous color faded from purple to pink, so i requested to change a color and my hairstylists are very creative and awesome as they managed to create a new hair color for me! So it all begins like this …
Still remember my previous hair color? It started from Blue and faded to a gradient galaxy color and lastly to pink with a bit of ashy color in it. It’s pretty unique and it caught quite a few attention and having people telling me that it looks cool~ very G Dragon. lol~ but as it went lighter and lighter, it got a little toooo attention seeking which i don’t really feel comfortable with, i decided to change my hair color.. Partially was due to my bbf wedding as well as i doesn’t want to shock the elderly pple with my hair when i stand on the stage lolx~ So it’s time to bid goodbye to my pink hair and welcome a new color 😉 As it’s not supposed to be too exaggerating, and upon discussing with my hair stylist, we decided to go for a darker tone of hair color.
After trying out colors like blond, red, brown, which are still considered pretty safe colors, i decided to go for a crazy color as suggested by the hairstylists at 99 Percent Hair Studios, which is BLUE! If you’ve been reading my recent Korea travelogue, you will notice my blue hair as i got it down on the day before i depart from singapore 😉 and i spent like 4 to almost 5 hours there before my hair turned blue~~~
Sponsored Trip By Korea Tourism Organisation & Wah! Korea Club After bidding goodbye to Gyeongju, i’m back in Seoul after a 5 hours ride. Upon reaching back to the Korea Tourism Organisation HQ, bid goodbye to the friendly staff and i’m now officially ALL ALONE in KOREA! this is my very first time traveling ALONE and what i can say is that it’s really a unique experience for me! ahahaha~ So with the aid of the street view from google map, i managed to find my hotel without any help from the local. 🙂 Booked a night stay at the KPOP RESIDENCE II, located right in the heart of Myeongdong.
Sponsored Trip By Korea Tourism Organisation & Wah! Korea Club After a few hours of sleep the night before (too excited from the kpop concert), woke up at 6am in the morning to prepare and head down for breakfast before setting off for our half day tour ard Gyeongju at 8am. Awesome view and weather greeted me when i woke up from bed. 🙂 loved that cooling weather over there.
Sponsored Trip By Korea Tourism Organisation & Wah! Korea Club Continuing from my first entry, i think this entry is gonna make all the Hallyu fans go SCREAMING :“OMG!~ OMG~!” as there’s lots of images and some video clips which i’ve taken from the Gyeongju Hallyu Dream Festival Concert! So are you ready? here we go~~~ *Note : All images are copyright of Darren Bloggie. Would appreciate it if you could credit accordingly with a link back if you are posting this images somewhere else. Thanks!*
Sponsored Trip By Korea Tourism Organisation & Wah! Korea Club Just when i was craving for a short getaway from work, this trip came in just in time! 😀 was really excited to visit Korea once again and this time round, i’m going for the Hallyu Dream Festival Concert held in Gyeongju! 😀 So let the journey begins now! My previous trip to korea was with Asiana Airline and this time round, im taking Korean Air 😉 looking forward to it.
Sponsored Trip by Korea Tourism Organization Counting down to less than 24 hours, I am going to FLY over to KOREA once again! woohoo~ and this time round, i will be going on a 2D1N tour at gyeongju and the most important part is to attend the Gyeongju Hallyu Dream Concert featuring a total of 26 KPOP artistes~! 😀 Just to list a few of the artistes below that will be performing at the concert. Any of them your favourite? let me know, i will snapped more photos for you! hahaha~
Sponsored Trip by Chan Brothers Travel & Korea Tourism Organisation The VOTING phase for the Korea Trailblazer had started and i really wanna thanks every single one of you whom’ve cast your vote for me (though im still lacking behind from the leading trailblazer) but still i wanna thank you guys for the support! I’ve actually prepared small gifts which i’ve brought back from Korea for you guys to show my appreciation for the support you’ve given me! 😀
Sponsored Trip by Chan Brothers Travel & Korea Tourism Organisation This entry marks the last day of my 72 hours in Korea whereby we visited quite a few places like the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, Busan Aquarium, Haeundae Beach, Shinsegae Centum City, Gwangalli Beach and Seomyeon Shopping Streets! Weather was good that day! no raining, which means a perfect day to head down to the beach!
Sponsored Trip by Chan Brothers Travel & Korea Tourism Organisation After returning back to JangseungpoFerry terminal from the popular Oedo Paradise Island located in Geoje, we took a bus (Bus No.111) from the ferry terminal to Gohyeon Intercity Bus Terminal and transit toanother bus to TongYeong Island.
Sponsored by Chan Brothers Travel & Korea Tourism Organisation The sky was gloomy and raining when i woke up from a good night sleep from bed. Praying hard that the rain would stop so that we can head proceed on with our island hopping while we went for breakfast. Luckily the rain stopped but we are actually an hour behind time, BUT im sure we will be able to finish our island hopping tour today!
Sponsored by Chan Brothers Travel & Korea Tourism Organisation It time for Korea Trailblazer Episode 02~! 😀 have you watched my episode one? if not, please go watch over here yeah!!! After checking in to our rooms and had a quick wash up, we are all ready to GO! ;D Our hotel is located just right above Bujeon subway and it’s really convenient for us! A picture with Pui Yen from KTO 😉
Sponsored by Chan Brothers Travel & Korea Tourism Organisation YOOHOO!! aren’t you guys excited?! I AM as this is like my first first time hosting a online travel documentary and the part which got me REALLY EXCITED was that i’m going to KOREA!!! if you’ve been reading my blog, you will know that i’ve always wanted to visit korea and one of my wish was to be able to go there this year. THANKS to Chan Brothers Travel and Korea Tourism Organisation, my dream came true! 😀 SO before i proceed, let me give you a rough idea of what this trailblazer thing is all about. A total of 5 trailblazers was selected to go on a challenge to trailblaze korea within 72 hours! every single one of us was assigned to a different location and the place which im heading to is Gyeongsangnam-do, whereby BUSAN, the second largest city in korea is! Finally on 18th June, the journey begins from Changi Internation Airport Terminal 2! 😀
Annyeonghaesayo~! All ready at the airport now, waiting to depart! 😀 The day is finally here after all the intensive research that i’ve done, i’m finally flying off tonight to the country which im extremely looking forward to… KOREA!!! Special thanks to Korea Tourism Organisation and Chan Brothers Travel for giving me this opportunity! 😀 So I’m ready, how about you?! Follow me on my twitter and facebook as i bring you along and Trailblaze Korea in 72 hours! 😀 FIGHTING!! 😀