Club Syndrome
205 Dosandae-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
(서울 강남구 도산대로 205)

I told you, It's Okay, That's Love has its spots reserved in my blog and I'm starting now!
If you watched the first episode already, you'll understand why it immediately got 9.3% ratings on viewership! The plot line introduced is interesting. The main characters were all shown on the first episode. The soundtracks are nice, matching well with the cinematography (because I still can't get over the cliff episode!).
Indeed, it was a drama to watch for!

So okay. In the first episode, there was a scene when Ji Hae Soo (Gong Hyojin) was kicked in the face and she stumbled on the plight of stairs. Quite funny, if you think, but it was inevitable to the story and it led to the climax of the episode. LOL.

But where exactly was the place? It's the Club Syndrome in Gangnam.
To all those who think it's familiar, I have already ID-ed this place as it is a filming site for the Korean drama Triangle starring Kim Jaejoong. I am not sure though if this is where the first scenes were shot as well (where Jang Jae Yeol (Cho Insung) was stabbed with a fork by his own brother, considering there was a pool there.

Club Syndrome has this sexy atmosphere and I want you all to see that through pictures.
You can click here and here and here if you wish to see more about the club:

Going on a tour to Korea and wishing to enjoy the night at this club?
Drop a comment and I'll help you with the directions!



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Naksan Beach
Jeonjin-ri, Ganghyeon-myeon, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do
(강원 양양군 강현면 전진리)

Remember that scene when Ah Mo Ne was trying to convince Loman Lee to invest on her plans?
She brought him to a beach and there, she discussed her plans for the hotel; and for a moment, we were made to believe that he was really serious about his investments. LOL.

And this was the place.
Although it seems quite different in the scene, it is the Naksan Beach in Gangwon-do.
Many people, even foreigners, come here to swim. It's one of the cleanest and most famous beaches in the province after all. The Korean drama sure did a good decision in using this as a filming site.

To be honest, I think this is also where they filmed that scene when Jaewan (Dongwook) was sitting on the rocks, thinking, after he was fired by Chairman Baek.

Anyway, if you wish to see more pictures, click here.


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(HANGUL) 
아무래도 난 니가 좋아
아무런 말도 없이 웃던
나를 아나줘 babe

오늘은 기다렸죠
그대 달콤한 나를 봐요
그대 예~ 지켜줄게요 babe
매일 매일 꿈을 꾸죠
그대 손을 잡고 날아가
영원히 언제까지나

*** 보고싶은 나의 사랑
운명이죠 피할수도 없죠
Everyday, I'm so lucky
숨겨웠던
내 맘을 고백할래
너를 사랑해

떨리던 내 입술도
그대 설레던 이 마음도
그대 내 사랑이죠, babe
이런게 사랑 인걸 알죠
그대가 있어 행복하죠 예~ 
사랑이예요, babe.
매일 매일 꿈을 꾸죠
그대 손을 잡고 날아가
영원히 언제까지나

*** 보고싶은 나의 사랑
운명이죠 피할수도 없죠
Everyday, I'm so lucky
숨겨웠던
내 맘을 고백할래
너를 사랑해

(디오랑) 나의 모두를 걸만큼
널 사랑하고 아껴준다고
그대 약속할게요~ oh~
시간 지나 모두 변해도
이 세상이 끝난다해도
나의 사랑아~

그대 내게 행운이죠
피할수도 없죠
Everyday, I'm so lucky
숨겨웠던
내 맘을 고백할래

너를 사랑해


(ROMANIZATION)
Amuraedo nan niga joah
amureon maldo eobsi utdon
nareul anajwo babe

oneuleun gidaryeotjyo
geudae dalkomhan nareul bwayo
geudae yeah~ jikyeojulkeyo babe
maeil maeil kkumul kkujyo
geudae soneul japgo naraga
yeongwonhi eonjekkajina

** Bogosipeun naui sarang
unmyeong ijyo pihalsudo eobjyo
Everyday, I'm so lucky
sumgyeowotdeon 
nae mameul gobaek hallae 
neoreul saranghae

ddeollideon nae ipsuldo
geudae seolledeon i maeumdo
geudae nae sarangijyo babe
ireonge sarang ingeol aljyo
geudaega isseo haengbokhajyo
yeah~ sarangiyeyo, babe.
geudae soneul japgo naraga
yeongwonhi eonjekkajina

** Bogosipeun naui sarang
unmyeong ijyo pihalsudo eobjyo
Everyday, I'm so lucky
sumgyeowotdeon 
nae mameul gobaek hallae 
neoreul saranghae

naui modureul geolmankeum
neol saranghago akkyeojundago
geudae yaksokhalkeyo, oh~
sigan jina modu byeonhaedo
i sesangi kkeutnandahaedo
naui saranga~ 

geudae naege haengunijyo
pihalsudo eobjyo
Everyday, I'm so lucky
sumgyeowotdeon
nae mameul gobaek hallae
neoreul saranghae

(ENGLISH)
(NOTE: I am still learning Korean and I cannot assure you that this is the right translation. But at least, you'll get the gist of the song from this. ^^)

Somehow I like you.
Without words, you hugged the quietly smiling  me, babe.

Today, I waited.
The sweet you, look at me.
You yeah, I will protect, babe.

Everyday
dream the dream
I'll hold your hand and fly
Always and forever

***My love who I want to see
This is fate, I cannot escape.
Everyday, I'm so lucky.
I cannot breathe.
Should I confess my heart?
I love you.

My lips are shaking, you.
My heart is fluttering.
You are my love, babe.
You know this is love.
I have you, I'm happy.
Yeah, This is love, babe.

Everyday
dream the dream
I'll hold your hand and fly
Always and forever

***My love who I want to see
This is fate, I cannot escape.
Everyday, I'm so lucky.
I cannot breathe.
Should I confess my heart?
I love you.

With all my heart
I promise to care and cherish you
I promise you, oh~
Even if time passes by and everything change
Even if this world comes to an end,
my love. 

You are lucky for me. 
I cannot escape.
Everyday, I'm so lucky. 
I cannot breathe.
Should I confess my heart?
I love you.

CREDITS!
Korean lyrics from lu_iamyours@Naver
romanization and translation from Manager Hyung


The song means so much to me.
It's sung by Jongdae and Kyungsoo for the latter's first drama.
Jongdae's voice was awesome, mixed with Kyung's.
I loved the melody. I loved the lyrics. I loved how it appeal to my emotion even without understanding the lyrics at first; and I loved it more how it touched my heart the moment I understood its translation.

Kim Jongdae has got to be one of the best singers in SM Town, and in the KPOP industry.
I don't want to go through the comments because I don't want to see negative comments, as I may not be able to keep calm. LOL
But I really hope you guys liked this.
And I'm sorry if there are discrepancies on the English translation. I'm a newbie. :D

Please take out with credits.
It's not easy translating!


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Rice Cake Shop
Seongbuk-ro 21-gil, Seongbuk-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul
(서울 성북구 성북동 성북로21길)

I can't remember if it's in Episode 2 or 3 where Seho was seen buying rice cakes so the roommates can give it to their neighbors. I guess that's the Korean tradition when you're new to a community.

And this is the shop where he ordered the rice cakes from!
This is near the bakery from where Chanyeol bought the cake for Sungwoo. Hihihi.



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Once in a Blue Moon
85-1 Chungdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
(강남구 청담동 85-1)

On the first episode, Im Siwan was seen watching a jazz singer inside a club called Once in a Blue Moon.
Well, it's actually the club's name and it is located in Gangnam District, beside the gym where Roommate's Son Gayeon trains.

Actually, this jazz bar was introduced to me by a reader who shared the location for Cunning Single Lady featuring Seo Kangjoon and Lee Minjung; and personally, I find it really interesting because from the two scenes, I thought that it would be a great place to unwind. I love jazz music, after all!

For the directions and questions, you can drop me a comment okay? :)



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Samcheong-dong Road
Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
(서울 종로구 삼청동)

Sora once said that she loves Samcheong-dong so much and I just can't help but agree.
It has the same appeal as Pyeongchang-dong but I think it feels like Bukchon. The place is a mix of old and new and it just creates a wonderful and charming atmosphere.

The thing about Samcheong-dong is it cafes and restaurants. There are so much to visit in here and I am personally attracted by the fact that you would have to climb steep stairs to get to some places.
Exciting, and everything's just so picturesque so it's not a wonder why Sora and Soohyun actually had a swift photoshoot while walking around :p

Anyway, one of my favorite cafes in the area is the one used in I Need Romance 3. :)



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Wondang Haemuljjim
(Wondang Steamed Seafood)
22 Goyangdae-ro 1369-beon gil, Deogyang-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi
(경기 고양시 덕양구 고양대로1369번길 22)

A lot of people are actually requesting for the filming sites of Korean drama Let's Eat which starred B2ST's leader, Yoon Doojun.
Actually... ACTUALLY! I've long planned to do it since I love finding restaurants in Seoul and other parts of the country, mainly because I love food and I look forward to eating a lot when I finally get to Seoul. But being someone who is trying so hard to lose weight, it's quite difficult to keep my mind off food when I'm watching this. LOL. So, forgive me if it took too long. But I'll try to make sure I'll work on it starting now.

The first filming location "청해대왕" where Lee Sookyung brought her blind date to. In the drama, the restaurant is famed for its steamed seafood. And in reality, it actually is.
LOL

For more pictures, you can visit these sites:
kk18027 | zihye9000



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Sejong Center
Sejong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
(서울 종로구 세종로)

Remember when Chanyeol went to this restaurant to celebrate the end of Three Muskeeters with his Sungwoo hyung and the rest of the cast members, including Super Junior's Kyuhyun?
Okay, so this is where Sungwoo was prior to that.

This is the Sejong Center, probably the largest concert venue in Seoul. It is located in Gwanghwamun, and is one of the most famous tourist attractions. I remember when this was featured in Running Man, they said that only the biggest and most prestigious productions are held there and even artists feel honored to perform on its stages. ^__^

It is not difficult to locate the Sejong Center. As I've said, it is in Gwanghwamun, along Sejong Road. It faces the Gwanghwamun Square and is definitely just a few steps away from the Gyeongbuk Palace.



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second photo from choco0429@Naver

English Village
1779 Beomheung-ri, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
(경기 파주시 탄현면 법흥리 1779) 

Just last week, Kim Hyunjoong from SS501 released the music video of his new single, Beauty Beauty.
The scenes were shot at the English Village in Paju, Gyeonggi.

The village is really one of the favorite filming sites for many Korean dramas.
It has the European feel, and is really nice when seen on the screen.
I have ID-ed several programs and music videos filmed in the area actually and you can view the list here.

For more pictures, please do visit this site.
For the directions, please feel free to drop me a comment! :)



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Imperial Palace Hotel
248-7 Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

With the drama set to start on July 23rd, the casts of new SBS Korean drama It's Okay, That's Love (괜찮아, 사랑이야) had their press conference at the Selene Convention Hall at the prestigious Imperial Palace Hotel in Gangnam. The hotel is particularly known to be a famous filming site for many Korean shows.

Personally, I'm anticipating the drama because of Do Kyungsoo. Everyone knows I love EXO, right? But to be honest, I'm curious as to how Cho Insung and Gong Hyojin will team up. I don't know if they did a project together already before, but whatever, I'm curious as to how they're gonna give me impressions different from the one they give me from their previous dramas, That Winter the Wind Blows and Master's Sun.

Apparently, the plot will be quite medical-related again; but this time, it's going to focus more on the psychiatric department. According to Asianwiki, Hyojin will play the role of a psychiatry student whose life will get entangled with the mysterious DJ and writer played by Insung.

Previous reports said that Kyungsoo will be playing the role of a special child, which I think is quite challenging. So I'm looking forward to it. It will begin its airing on July 23, 2014 and will run every Wednesday and Thursday (9:55PM) on SBS.

How about you? What do you look most forward to about the drama?



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Yakhyeon Cathedral
27 Jungnyim-no, Jung-gu, Seoul
(서울 중구 중림로 27)

I cannot describe how popular the Yakhyeon Cathedral is among Korean dramas. For many wedding scenes, it is usually the setting. I'm pretty sure many people living in the area are always excited to know who among the top Korean actors today they will be seeing in action. LOL

Well, I don't think I can blame anyone for always choosing this cathedral. It's smaller than usual but it does exude that solemn charm that adds to the romantic vibe of the place. To be honest, I want to attribute the atmosphere to the color of its interior and the fact that it sits atop an elevated area, which I believe is a hill. 

Among the top dramas in Korea which filmed in the place are Prime Minister & I and Emergency Couple.
For more pictures, by the way, you can visit rudals120 now.

Coming to this place is not difficult. If you need help, please do drop a comment! :)




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Home Plus
46-73 Hawolguk-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul
(성북구 하월곡동 46-73)

I'm sorry. I'm not that sure about this but the location makes sense.
I've been trying to find a large Home Plus (YES IT'S HOME PLUS NOT ROOM PLUS) branch around Seongbuk-gu mainly because Soohyun said it's just around 10 minutes away from their house; and this is the closest thing I can find. HAHA. The buildings are quite the same though, and the road around the area was just as complicated as Nana experienced it to be. LOL.

I've always wanted to ID a supermarket, ever since Minhyuk decided to do some grocery shopping with Jungshin in the past. But I failed because there's just no clue, so I'm just elated to have found this one. I love grocery shopping after all and I'm pretty positive that that's going to be the first thing I do when I finally get to Seoul!

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Jeongdongjin Beach
Jeongdongjin-ri, Gangdong-myeon, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
(강원도 강릉시 강동면 정동진리)
I love beaches even though it doesn't seem so in my personality so I had to find this beach where Cha Jaewan and Ah Mone had their first formal date. After this is the steamy make out (sex?) scenes so it's kinda difficult to forget about this place. HAHA

The main clue is that ship perched on the cliff. Well, that's not a monument. That's actually a hotel in Gangwon which has an land cruise theme. It's named the Sun Cruise Resort and it's a really nice hotel. I've reviewed it once for my previous work so I'm kinda positive about it. I just don't know if it is actually where the make out scene happened though. LOL

This hotel in Korea basically has 211 rooms, function rooms, sky lounge, dining venues and recreational spots including night club, karaoke and a sea water pool. Nice, right?

As for the beach, it's one of the famous attractions in Korea. People usually go there not just to swim but also to do bonfire picnics and gaze at the beautiful sunset and stars. :) For more pictures of the beautiful place, please do visit this link now.

For the directions, go drop a comment!!!!



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