Sunday, March 26, 2017

My Journey to South Korea - Hyeopjae Beach (협재해변) in Jeju Island








Hyeopjae Beach

329-10 Hallim-ro, Hallim-eub, Cheju, Jeju-do, South Korea

I really miss nature. Last time I went to the beach it was probably during my trip to Belitung Island with my dad. But I never exactly experience visiting beaches in South Korea. So this time, me and my friends decided to go to Hyeopjae Beach that being located in Jeju Island. 

Honestly, comparing to beaches in Indonesia Hyeopjae Beach is kind of small. It is good for a short gate away and taking good photos there while eating a delicious cone of ice cream. There are some parts that were not looking nice when we were taking photos and vice versa.* The water is quite clear but some parts of this beach is so dirty with garbage from foods or drinks. Nothing too special about this beach.

*)Me and my friends were taking photo with our phones.

I really need to admit that beaches in Indonesia are way better than beaches in South Korea. Maybe because Indonesia is a living tropical country. I am not saying that this place is not good, IT IS GOOD! But nothing much that you can do except standing or sitting waiting for the view. (or even picnic and taking more selfies?) Me and my friends didn't want to wait until it's dark.

By the way, just a general tip for you. If you are going to the beach, please do not seat at those beach chairs because they will charge you more (about things that you don't really know). That's how people trick some foreigners. So make sure, everything is going to be alright. I am not fully getting into this place yet. Maybe need several times to visit this place.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

My Journey to South Korea - Snacking at KAMONG Cafe (카몽 카페)









KAMONG Cafe

Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+8225225949

Just in case you are in Seoul right now and having your break time, I really recommend you guys this cafe. This cafe owned by famous K-pop star Kai's older sister. Fyi, Kai is member of the famous boygroup called EXO. Kai's older sister is gaining popularity and she decided to make her own business. After reading so many reviews about this cafe, I really want to try to step in by my own foot. KAMONG as name came from KAi and MONGu (basically Kai's family dog). It's kind of cute to start a business and named your business with such a basic lovely reason but it's still becoming meanigful. 

Before I am talking about this cafe in brief explanation, I will let you know things that we ordered there:

  • Basic Waffle
  • Ice Chocolate
  • Ice Green Tea
  • Hot Vanilla Latte

Price started from KRW 4,000 - KRW 23,000

+++

When I was going there with my friends, the cafe is still empty because it's still early. Around 11AM or something. We didn't want to eat heavy meal yet, but we are tired due to walking quite far away. I didn't get any unpleasant experience. We came in, ordered our drinks and waffle, and then waiting for 10 minutes. Sadly we didn't meet Kai's older sister. Maybe she was not there yet, I just met one cashier lady during that time. Even though we met Kai's older sister, I think we couldn't take photos with her. Because his sister is being strict about her own life and privacy. People know here, but she doesn't want to over expose herself in front of people or even her own brother's fans.

Fyi, I am not EXO-L or Kai's maniac fan girl. In the other hand, I might say visiting celebrity's cafe or restaurant is actually fun to do. Do not need to spend a lot of money because usually target market of Kpop mostly are teens and young adults. Mostly are still in school or started to work. That's why the price range is also quite friendly.

For interior, nothing special. It's just simple and typical cafe. Mostly purchased from IKEA, because I exactly have the same chair and table for my apartment in Indonesia. Nothing problem with IKEA furniture. The cafe is clean and also neat. I don't have anything to protest.

+++

Overal scores :

Interior : 4/5
Vibe : 4/5
Food and beverages : 4/5
Comfort : 4/5
Access : 4/5
Price 5/5

+++

How to get there?

I personally recommend you guys to take subway to get there. It is cheap and fast. Free from traffic jam.
  • Find a way to Gyodae Station or Seoul National University Station. Green Line, Go Out at EXIT 1.
  • Follow "EXIT 1" sign with "To Seoul Nat'l Univ. of Education" written on it.
  • Go super straight if you already walk out from EXIT 1 and you will stand at the sidewalk road.
  • Go straight and passed by 5 blocks (You need to count okay!)
  • At the end of the road, you are going to see GS25 sign and Kamong Cafe sign.

Monday, March 13, 2017

My Journey to South Korea - In The Middle of Seoul City [Quick OOTD]




Inner - was bought in Bangkok, Outer - Vintage from my mom, Socks - Myeongdong, Shoes - Adidas Superstar Leopard Core Black

These photos were taking during transition between summer to fall. So don't be surprise about my outfit here. I really love to go back there during summer to fall because I can wear clothes that I usually wear in Indonesia. 

***

Some people might think, I only go to South Korea for holiday but actually I need to meet several friends and search about master degree information there. Living in Korea is quite hard and everyone seems to be in hurry every single time. I already feel the pressure to stay there even I didn't stay there for a month or more. I really want to share details about that but I think I need more time to arrange every point. Sadly, I don't update my blog regularly and my life overseas because clearly I don't have time to sit typing on my laptop for my blog. Once again, sorry for that. 

I am 21 years old and I am in the crisis of my age because I started to find my own path in life. Thinking about where will I work in the future? where will I stay and take my master degree, blablabla. Do you know the feeling of "thinking to much"? People say just enjoy everything and keep going. Lol even my grandma would know that. But I need to make a plan in the first place, that's why I am feeling like losing my brain.


xoxo,
Margaret

comment, share, find, follow, add my accounts

Saturday, February 11, 2017

My Journey to Banten - ASAGAO coffee house 「コーヒー いつ でも」

















ASAGAO coffee house 「コーヒー いつ でも」
Ruko Graha Boulevard Blok A No. 9, Jalan Pondok Hijau Golf Raya, Gading Serpong, Curug Sangereng, Klp. Dua, Tangerang, Banten 15810

Opening hours :
Weekdays - 8AM-8PM
Weekend - 10AM-10PM

I was going to this cute japanese theme cafe in Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia. I also made a meet up schedule with my junior/high school friend, Kenny. I didn't have a chance to meet him for a quite long time. At the same time, I really wanted to try this kinda new cafe and told him about it. He was being cool with it and we decided to go. 

First time, I saw this cafe from my friend's instagram. She visited this cafe during weekend and I found it really cute. I was exploring ASAGAO Coffee House official IG (click here!) to know more about the information. I was feeling so glad to know that this cafe located not far away from Jakarta. I actually really want to go with Dara, Salwa, Mino, and other uni friends. But it seems, all of us have different time schedule.

Let's continue about this cafe review!

Interior and Exterior :
For me the interior is quite simple. I can definitely say this place looks better on instagram. It doesn't mean bad, but this place is so instagram-able and pretty much working as a place for chill, taking photos, and enjoy moment with friends / special ones. There is not too much exterior and things going out in front of the cafe. But yes, the place is kind of small. It's okay, I am definitely enjoy this cafe.

Food and Beverages :
For food, only my friend Kenny who ordered Salted Egg Yolk Croissant. He also ordered Artisan Tea. I was ordering Cold Latte with Caramel as extra syrup. I will give it a pass! Latte is quite good. But I don't really like the croissant because it's just not my preference. It was a sweet and I thought it was going to be salty, but maybe that's the Salted Egg Yolk Croissant pastry version. I definitely could taste the butter inside of the Croissant. If you are a sweet tooth person, that's going to be one of your favorite.

Price :
It's quite affordable for student or people who just started working.

Cold Latte : Rp 33.000,-
Extra caramel syrup : Rp 5.000,-
Cold Artisan Tea : Rp 28.000,-
Salted Egg Yolk Croissant : I don't really remember :")

***

Overall it's such a good experience. I really recommend this place for you guys who live in Serpong, BSD City, Jakarta, and nearest area to visit this cafe. Especially, take selfie or good pictures with origami / photo properties that they already prepared inside the cafe.


.
.




xoxo,
Margaret

comment, share, find, follow, add my accounts