Balt House
Pyeongchang-ri, Yangji-myeon, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
(경기 용인시 처인구 양지면 평창리)

On the first episode of Mr. Back, old Chairman Choi Go Bong (Shin Hakyun) went to Silver Town as part of his 'charity' work. The visit didn't turn out as planned as he met some unfortunate incidents. However, it became a turning point in his life when he met Eun Hasoo (Jang Nara).

Anyway, the Balt House in Yongin is a luxurious village as I may call it. The houses are definitely beautiful, reminiscent of those in Korean dramas. Rich families must be living here, right? For a moment, I have this crazy instinct that probably, this is where Teuk and Sistar lived with Kyumin for Hello Baby. ♥

Balt House features a variety of architectural styles, and I think it's not a surprise considering that it's in Gyeonggi. Beautiful place, beautiful drama. I really wish I can visit it soon! :)

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Hill House
San 11-2 Jeonsu-ri, Ganhamyeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi
(경기 양평군 강하면 전수리 산11-2)

When I first saw the scene, I immediately knew it! The Hill House in Gyeonggi, the very same house used in The Heirs. It is a beautiful tourist spot which features cafes and scenic areas for your photography and romantic ideas. :p

Anyway, the Hill House is where Cha Yoojin (Joo Won) grew up. It was described as the place he's most comfortable in, and it says a lot coming from a character who is supposed to have phobias on planes and seas. Cool, right?


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Canal Walk
Art Center-daero, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon
(인천 연수구 아트센터대로)

When Choi Go Bong realized that he had transformed into his young self, he escaped his house just as the police arrived and headed for a walk.

The location is the Canal Walk in Incheon. It's located in Art Center Street, which you must be familiar with if you watched the first meeting of Key and Arisa in Global WGM. Well, the meeting's not exactly in the area above but it's close. :)

I'm really having a nice time catching up with my Korean dramas online. I'm watching it from Gooddrama.net so if you're looking for a nice portal with a lot of dramas to offer, check the site out. ^^

Anyway, for more pictures of the Canal Walk, you can check out these blogs:
zksldp | gom02052


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Castle Assisi
319 Gangnam-ro, Gangha-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
(경기 양평군 강하면 강남로 319)

Personally, I think Birth of a Beauty featuring Han Yeseul and Joo Sangwook is one of the best Korean dramas in 2014. The exciting treatment of the plot and the bold move to touch one of the most sensitive issues among the society today are probably what hooked me to this story.

At some points though, it may be quite ridiculous to a few people considering that this Korean drama is like insinuating that being fat is ugly. But I don't think this should garner controversies because at the end of each day, that thought - no matter how stupid and childish it is - is the truth which everyone lives with.

So enough with the main drama... The first Korean drama filming site I will upload is the Castle Assisi. In episode 4, Gyo Chaeyeon (Wang Ji Hye) and Kang Joon (Jung Gyuwoon) got married abruptly. This is where they had their secret marriage.

Castle Assisi is a wedding hall located in a themed village. The name was basically derived from Assisi, a town in Italy; hence, the similarities on building and landscape designs.

Anyway, the place is in Gyeonggi and once again, I'm amazed at how much this province has to offer. Indeed, it's the place to be when I finally get there.

If you wish to see more pictures of Castle Assisi, please do visit these sites:
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Eternal Sunshine - Cho Kyuhyun
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생각이 참 많아졌어
saenggagi cham manhajyeosseo
A lot of thoughts are piling up

네가 떠난 이후로 작은 틈 보이면 너야 
nega ddeonan ihuro jageun teum boimyeon neoya
I see a tiny crack after you left, that's you.

잊고 싶은 마음과 잡고 싶은 내 맘이 헝클어지도록 또 싸워 
itgo sipeun maeumgwa japgo sipeun nae mami heongkeureojidorok ddo ssawo
My heart that wants to forget and the heart that wants to hold to the point that it gets entangled and fight again


난 오늘이 어제 같고 내일 같아 
nan oneuri eoje gatgo naeil gata
Today I am like yesterday and tomorrow

작은 먼지처럼 내가 흘러가는 듯 해 
jageun meonjicheoreom naega heuleoganeun deut hae
Like a little dust, I look like passing by


애써 너를 미워해 보려 해 
Aesseo neoreul miwohae boryeo hae
I painfully try to hate you

헤어져야 할 이율 찾아 
Heojyeoya hal iyul chaja
Find reasons to break up

그러다 맘이 덜컥 내려앉아 
Geureoda mami deolkeok naeryeoanja
Heart keeps going and it collapses suddenly

그 무엇도 잊지 못한 나와 마주쳐 
Geu muotdo itji mothan nawa majuchyeo
That encounter I cannot forget

이렇게 하루가 또… 
Ireohke haruga ddo
Like this day again



기억을 지우는 방법 내 손 안에 있다면 그 때는 어떻게 할까 
Gieogeul jiuneun bangbeom nae son ane itdamyeon geu ddaeneun eottoke halkka
If you have ways to erase the memories, how do I (erase) that time?

내일 눈을 떴을 때 너의 기억 없다면 편하게 살 수 도 있을까 
naeil nuneul ddeoseulddae neoui gieok eopdamyeon pyeonhage sal su do isseulka
How to live comfortably if I open my eyes tomorrow without your memories?

너란 사람, 너란 행복, 너란 아픔 
neoran saram, neoran haengbok, neoran apeum
You are human. You are happiness. You are pain.

모두 사라지면 나도 사라질 것 같아 
modu sarajimyeon nado sarajil geot gata
If it all disappears, I will feel like disappearing too


애써 너를 미워해 보려 해 
Aesseo neoreul miwohae boryeo hae
I painfully try to hate you

헤어져야 할 이율 찾아 
Heojyeoya hal iyul chaja
Find reasons to break up

그러다 맘이 덜컥 내려앉아 
Geureoda mami deolkeok naeryeoanja
Heart keeps going and it collapses suddenly

그 무엇도 잊지 못한 나와 마주쳐 
Geu muotdo itji mothan nawa majuchyeo
That encounter I cannot forget

이렇게 하루가 또 흘러 
Ireohke haruga ddo heulleo
Like this day again pass by



숨을 곳이 있을까 참 뜨거웠던 우리의 기억으로부터 
sumeul gosi isseulkka cham ddeugowotdeon uri-e gieogeurobuteo
Is there a place to breathe? From our passionate memories



지울수록 너는 특별해져
Jiulsurok neoneun teukbyeolhaejyeo
 The more it clears out, you become special

잊혀지는 너를 찾아내 
Ijyeojineun neoreul chajanae
Find a forgotten you.

나 반쪽으로 살아가도 좋아 
Na banjjogeuro saragado joah
Living incompletely is okay too

그 기억 속에 주저앉아 울어도 
Geu gieok soge jujeoanja ureodo
Those memories inside sinks in and (I) cry

나의 하루는 온통 
Naui haruneun ontong
My day entirely


네가 아닌 사람은 생각 않아 
Nega anin sarameun saenggak anha
I am not that person who's not thinking

다른 기억 하나 없잖아
Dareun gieok hana eopjanha
There's not a single different thought

나 반쪽으로 살아가도 좋아 
Na banjjogeuro saragado joah
Living incompletely is okay too

그 기억 속에 주저앉아 울어도 
Geu gieok soge jujeoanja ureodo
Those memories inside sinks in and (I) cry


나의 오늘은 온통... 너야
Naui haruneun ontong... neoya.
My today entirely... is you.





IMPORTANT NOTE!
I am just a trying hard translator.
I am not even sure if I translated everything right.
But whatever...
DO NOT TAKE THIS OUT!

It took me real effort to translate this song which I consider very special because I've been waiting a long time for Kyu's solo album, believe me. ♥

Anyway, as I said,
please do not assume that everything here is right.
I might have mistakes but hopefully, this translation gets close.






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Maiim Vision Village
443 Yongeun-ri, Neungso-myeon, Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do
(경기 여주시 능서면 용은리 443)

When I first watched Cantabile Tomorrow (내일 칸타빌레), I really just couldn't help but get curious as to where it was filmed. The location was indeed appealing to me, especially with all the trees and all. I personally think it was conducive to learning music because of its naturally calm and quiet surrounding.

I did researches and found out that it's actually the MAIIM VISION VILLAGE. As expected, it is in the province of Gyeonggi and is quite a famous Korean tourist spot. It's like a huge park where people go for family or couple dates.

As the name suggests, it is a village where you can see several beautiful structures. Nature and architecture photography are best practiced here!

Going back to the Korean drama, here are some proofs that the scenes were actually taken here.


This is the dormitory. I am not entirely sure but apparently, this is an actual dormitory where guests can stay overnight? Like a Korea hotel?


If you're watching the Korean drama, you're gonna notice how often the board members and faculties go on meetings (to plot the downfall of S Orchestra most times lol) and those scenes happen in this building.


Now, what makes Maiim Vision Village more special? The fact that it is also where Hyun Bin's house is in Secret Garden. Remember that? LOL
If not, here's a picture:
photo from garam0627@Naver


Okay so if you wish to see more pictures of this beautiful village, you can visit these blogs:
garam0627 | ibagblog | lydia_gb





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Hana Academy Seoul
129 Jingwan-dong, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul
(서울 은평구 진관동 129)

It's 2AM when I found this and I'm just so happy in all levels because normally, schools are the most difficult to find among Korean drama filming sites, and yet, here goes the one for High School Love On. :)

So this is where Woohyun transferred to. This is where Sungyeol originally studies. And this is where Seulbi enrolled. This is basically where the lives of the three students were intertwined and where the connection was revealed.

Subjectively, I cannot believe that this is just a high school in Seoul. I should have known, considering their educational standard, but this looks more like a mall to me than a school. Anyhow, I'm just so fascinated because obviously, the structure's totally amazing.

I honestly think that the school's too familiar. Then I realized that it must have been the same school used in A Gentleman's Dignity. Yeah, the one where Haneul teaches and the one where Jonghyun and Woobin study. :p

Don't you think so?

from Hana's official website


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Mugunghwa-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
(경기 고양시 일산동구 무궁화로)

In the end, there is still Gyeonggi. Haha. :)
Anyway, this is where Sungyeol and Seulbi parted ways after a sudden 'date', if you may call it.
I could have paid no attention to this location if it wasn't for the scene that happened here.
I don't know how to explain it but there's just something soooooo kilig about Sungyeol and Saeron that convinced me. :)

For more filming sites of High School Love On, please click here.

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Sun Cheon Hyang University Library
22 Suncheonhyang-ro, Sinchang-myeon, Asan-si, Chungnam-do
(충남 아산시 신창면 순천향로 22)

What I thought was another library in Gyeonggi turned out to be in Chungnam.
Okay, I'm not gonna pretend that I'm familiar with the province, but I am sure enthralled by this library.

So yeah, the Korean drama High School Love On began with a flash forward scene (Spring 2016) with Woohyun running and bumping into a girl whose necklace pendant matches with his.
Okay. So yeah, there goes the story. haha. Anyway, the scene was shot at the library of the Sun Cheon Hyang University.

I have expressed my fascination over libraries in Korea and I'm just so glad to have found another to include in my list!


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Ms. Gong Ddeokbokki
13 Nonhyeon-ro 150-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
(서울 강남구 논현로150길 13)

I TOLD YOU GUYS I'M GOING TO START ON HIGH SCHOOL LOVE ON!
I honestly never thought I'll end up doing this Korean drama but when I saw a clip on Youtube, I just realized that two of my biases in Infinite are here and it could be a crime to my hidden addiction on Yeol and Namstar if I wouldn't this one, right?

So to begin the adventure, I got the ddeokbokki place owned by Woohyun's grandmother.
The nice thing was it kept its original name, so there really is a Ms. Gong Ddeokbokki (미스공 떡볶이) in Nonhyeon-dong and it is a few blocks away from the Sinsa Station.

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HOW TO GET THERE?

I do not assure you 100% accuracy on the directions, but I hope these will help you find your way to the shop:

(FROM SINSA STATION)
1. Find your way to the Sinsa Station (Orange Line/Line 3). Use Exit 1.

2. Upon exiting the station, head towards the direction you're facing. So that's going northeast. All you have to do is walk straight until you get to a wide traffic intersection, You're gonna have to cross the street and get to the side of the beautiful Gangnam Hospital.

3. Turn to your right (as if you're headed to Yeoksam Station or Hakdong Station). But you'll have to turn left on the first block (going to Dosan Park). If it's still there, the landmark is a bank. :p

4. Walk straight until you get to see Ms. Gong Ddeokbokki on your left.

(FROM HAKDONG STATION)
1. Find your way to the Hakdong Station (Green Line/Line 7). Use Exit 8.

2. As you get out of the station, head towards the direction you're facing. Pass by several blocks until you get to the street before the wide traffic intersection. That's basically headed to Dosan Park.

3. Turn right and then walk straight until you get to the ddeokbokki house.


Both constitutes LONG WALK if you're gonna take the subway.
But I think it's gonna be worth it because Seoul is a fun way to explore.
If you ask me, I think I'll prefer taking the risk of following these directions from the Hakdong Station.
But then, it still depends on your accessibility. After all, some locations do not have direct access to the lines indicated, and would require them to change trains throughout the course of travel.

Anyway, let me just repeat it again that I don't assure 100% accuracy on the directions.
It's up to you if you wish to follow, okay? 





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International St. Mary's Hospital
(국제성모병원)
Simgoklo 100-gil, 25 Seo-gu, Incheon Metropolitan City
인천 서구 심곡로100번길 25

In the Korean drama, Minwoo plays the role of a young man born with a silver spoon. Meaning he's rich and he's that one person Minki apparently hated - since he seems like the reason for the band's split.

The hospital is actually the International St. Mary's Hospital in Incheon, one of the most advanced and world-renowned hospitals in South Korea. It is not just known for its up-to-date facilities but also for its uniqueness. Imagine? It's a hospital with an arcade, mall, and a theme park.

You won't believe me? Check out these sites: Official ISH Websitewhat0117

If these seemed familiar to you, you must have watched Doctor Stranger.
This was the "Myeongwoo Hospital" owned by Kang Sora's father, and where everyone was employed. LOL





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Cheonggyecheon
Seorin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울 종로구 서린동

After running away from his friends, Minki (Lee Hongki) found himself getting emotional at Cheonggyecheon in Jongno-gu, Seoul.

One of the most famous tourist attractions in South Korea, Cheonggyecheon is a beautified stream crossing the district. It is designed for the public to find solace and sanctuary. It's a wonderful and free venue for some picture taking, romantic dates, morning exercises, and a lot of other activities.

Cheonggyecheon is the home of the Seoul Lantern Festival.
It is also a popular filming site for Korean dramas and music videos.



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