The Raum
564 Eonju-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
(서울시 강남구 언주로 564)
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So I have officially started ID-ing Cantabile Tomorrow with Joo Won and Shim Eunkyung and I'm loving the Korean drama so far. I have to admit I wasn't able to watch Nodame Cantabile (Japan) nor read the manga so this story is all new to me. :)

I could've begin the ID-ing with better scenes and settings but as I'm so much into weddings and elegance these days, I put this first.

The Raum is a social venue in Gangnam where different events, mostly weddings, are held. It is a typical shooting location for many Korean dramas and variety shows because of its sophistication and telegenic qualities. I love the scheme, it screams total luxury; and I love how this one building could present so much beauty inside.

Curious as to what I'm talking about? You can visit this blog for pictures:



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Teheran-ro 13-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
서울 강남구 테헤란로13길 

So this is where the cute ruffling of Soeun's hair and their holding hands. HAHA
I really like this couple!
Jaerim's so straightforward and Soeun's just so game about everything!
♥ 

This is in Yeoksam-dong ♥


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Blind Art Hall/Blind Restaurant
145 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul
(서울 광진구 능동로 145)

I'm kinda interested with Jaerim and Soeun so I began watching their episodes.
And their first meeting was held here.

The Blind Art Hall is basically one of the most interesting restaurants in Seoul.
The establishment lets diners eat in total darkness, placing their orders before they were guided by waiters who wear eyegears that let them see things clearly in nightmode inside.

At first, I thought it was a galaxy-themed dining area but it was much more than that.
More than its uniqueness, I think BLIND has undeniably relayed the idea that how you see your date should not depend on their physical aspects. Talk to them while you're in the dark and see their inner beauties. :)

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To the Different
63 Dokmak-ro 7-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
(서울 마포구 독막로7길 63)

In Episode 7 of My Lovely Girl, Yun Sena (Krystal) met Sunjin (Alex) after she knew who actually rejected her song. It's a cute cafe, known for its desserts which I think was totally delicious even by looking at pictures here.

This is actually a request from a reader. This cafe is in Hongdae so it's fairly easy to locate.
There are two nearby Subway stations so Bibie, I suggest that you put on comment where you're coming from coz maybe I can help you with the directions if you're not taking a cab. :)




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

i've lost track of my posts here in Manager Hyung because of several personal and KPOP issues but I'm back, and hopefully I can actually update this blog regularly!

Anyway, I decided to skip and watch the 7th episode of My Lovely Girl.
And then I came across this Korean drama filming scene where a proposal happened. LOL
Okay, so this is in Once in a Blue Moon and all you who had been following my posts will surely find this familiar?
I have posted about this jazz club quite a number of times already :p

For directions, feel free to drop a comment!



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Am I okay? Clearly, I'm not. But for some reasons, I have expected this to happen. I knew that eventually, the absence will turn into another goodbye. 2014 sucks, right? It does. My top three biases clearly shoved me to the ground with the issues they got into.

But Luhan's issue seems to be the most striking to me. Without hesitations, I can actually say that his is the only termination issue which I can openly accept without bitterness or whatever.

Funny how some people hate on him; but it's inspiring how many are still in the same position as I am. Perhaps, he has the same reason as the others for leaving; but you know what made it all different? Luhan said goodbye to the members and had the decency to take it slow. 

No, I'm not comparing. I'm mainly pointing out the facts. Luhan must have said goodbye to the members. Remember Sehun changing his IG profile to 'EXO Let's Love' and unfollowing everyone? That's my biggest clue. Something came up and I knew right then and there that it must have something to do with Luhan. Meaning, he knew beforehand. 

And with Yixing posting on Weibo that message of support, I was convinced that they really were given a heads-up before everything happened.

For the past few weeks, I was restless. I knew something was bound to happen. This morning, when I woke up at around 6AM, I stared at Luhan's posters pinned on my ceiling and I just posted on my private Twitter account a picture of him with the caption: "Whatever happens, happens. From the beginning til the end, I love you." 

I also had to post on my Facebook account this:



And the news broke out three hours later.

No, I'm not a sasaeng fan. I'm mainly relying on instinct.


I'm not the only one who must have felt this though. Those who are actually stanning Luhan as who he is and not just because he's a member of EXO will understand. During the two years that he was with the group, it's not difficult to know him fully. After all, like Tao and Yixing, he's one of the most honest in the group. He's one of the easiest to read because he makes it possible to read him. He doesn't hide. He doesn't pretend that much. If ever he did, it's to not make his fans worry.

But everybody has his limits. And maybe, he really did came across his before TLP Bangkok.

If you're asking me if I believe his health issues, yes I do. He has a serious fear of heights and being someone with one, I can tell it's difficult. Remember that episode from Showtime when they got into the cable car? You must have all think it was funny but for Luhan stans like us, it was so painful seeing Luhan crunched up on a corner fearing the whole ride. Remember when they put him on a pole in the beginning of a performance? All we were asking was why were they doing this to Luhan. 

But did you guys hear him complain? When it all became too much to bear, he did. But let's all bear in mind that that's after two years. He doesn't have a right? He's still ungrateful? I don't think so.

Please don't compare this with Kris' situation. It's totally different except for the reasons.


Now, here's what's making my blood boil: SME is trying to turn the tables. They released a statement implying Luhan to be an ungrateful member who left after gaining from them. The question is WHO GAINED FROM WHO? Luhan was part of SME's biggest cashcow, EXO. Luhan is the biggest name in China right now. Put Luhan's face in every SME merchandise and it will get sold out easily. Even in Korea, Luhan has managed to establish a big fan group. Now who gained from who?

I'm not forcing anyone to believe Luhan. I'm sorry for putting my insights here. We all have different opinions. We all have different thoughts about this. And I know I might come off unfair because I never did this when Kris left. But I've got my reasons. I've got my own understanding. And right now, even though it hurts, I'm with Luhan on this.

It's amazing how from the beginning until the end, this guy had taught me a lot of things about life. He taught me about fighting for his dreams when he pushed through with being an idol despite his parents disapproval. He taught me about staying humble when he preferred pushing his brothers to the spotlight than stepping on it. He taught me about always being patient despite the harsh treatments when he continuously smiled even though he was pushed down in the airport. He taught me about still being himself when he never forget to be who he has always been with his friends whenever he goes back to China. He taught me how to be grateful when he decided to push through with his limits and perform in his hometown before leaving. 

He taught me how to be a person, and that's why his influence will never fade on me.

Luhan is more than just a KPOP idol who has a beautiful face, lovely voice and awesome dancing skills. He might just be the most wonderful person I've known in this whole industry. 

And so whatever happens, wherever life takes us, I will be with Luhan until the end.  







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The Ananti Club Seoul
90-2beonji, Bangili-san, Seorak-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
www.ananticlub.com

Replacing It's Okay, That's Love is the Korean drama My Lovely Girl starring f(x)'s Krystal and Rain. Also in the casts are Hoya and L of Infinite.

I must admit Soojung's line got me, but apparently, the plot of this story is yet to interest me.
I think I've read a lot of fanfics with this theme so my expectation died a little.
But it's only the first episode.
I'm waiting for possible plot twists and what-not. I need the story to put spices and twists.

So in the drama, Krystal was working as a part-time hotel staff.
And the exciting thing is that the scenes were shot at The Ananti Club Seoul, the very same hotel used in The Heirs where Krystal acted as the sweet and bratty Lee Bona. This is where the class went to for a field trip? LOL I forgot.

The hotel is definitely one of the bests in Gyeonggi and it kinda struck me senseless when I learned that this is actually where they filmed the fishing scenes of Do Min Joon for My Love From the Star. *_*



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E-Land Cruise
290 Yeouido-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
(서울 영등포구 여의동로 290)

It's Okay, It's Love is finally done.
As it is one of the best Korean dramas of the year, I can't help but feel a little sad about it ending.
It basically reflects the reality I'm trying to avoid and it struck me senseless with each scene.
I'm so never gonna forget Jaeyul, Hyesoo, and Kangwoo.
And personally, I am just so thankful that D.O. was given a great project as this for his debut in acting.

They say that to move on from something, you have to find another to replace it.
I don't want that, but one line convinced me:

"사람 엄청 많은데... 나 만 혼자야"
(There is awfully a lot of people, but only I am alone.)

So this was Krystal's line in her new starring drama with none other than Rain.
And the moment I heard it, I knew I need to watch the drama.

I am yet to understand the plot. But the fact that Krystal is here, with Rain and Myungsoo definitely hypes me up on the interest department. I'm practically drooling over the fact that they paired my princess with the superstar because this is like a huge milestone in her career.
The first thought was a fiction story I read starring Krystal and Kris though. LOL. It was about Rain being a douchebag, hitting on Krystal when they worked together for a drama. LOL Of course, that was just a fan fiction.

And then there's L.
God. You guys are informed about the MyungStal ship right? haha
Two bitch-faces I really love. <3

So moving on, I'm kinda excited as to how Krystal's acting will be here.
I am entirely addicted to how natural she was in The Heirs and the other drama she did with Jongsuk so I'm really looking forward to this.
^___^

Since I've got this here, expect more!!

AND OH!
About the location...
E-Land Cruise is actually where the yacht scenes of My Love from the Star were filmed.
^___^


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Caribbean Bay
199 Everland-ro, Pogok-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기 용인시 처인구 포곡읍 에버랜드로 199

The heat was on that August and so on the 2nd episode of A Pink's Showtime, the girls (minus Eunji) went to Caribbean Bay in Gyeonggi for a photoshoot/vacation.

Familiar? Why should it not be?
Caribbean Bay is basically the most popular resort in South Korea. Among its endorsers are 2PM, SNSD and Miss A. Victoria and Khun had their separate commercial for it too. And a lot of Korean variety shows had filmed here.

To be honest, it's one of the places I really wanted to go to. Although I'm not a fan of swimming and my body isn't fit for wearing those bikinis and all, I still want to experience the fun there. It's a huge development that features several pools and slides and I really want to conquer my fear of height there. :p

The Caribbean Bay is just within the Everland complex. I'm not entirely sure about how to go there but let's see what I can do. :) Should you need help, drop a comment!




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Riverland Bungee Jump
2320 Yumyeong-ro, Seorak-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
(경기 가평군 설악면 유명로 2320)

To show the strong conviction of the APink members, they were brought to Riverland Bungee Jump to do, well, the bungee jump.
I think it has become a trend among KPOP stars to come here for some MT or whatever. After all, jumping into a 50-meter height is quite difficult even for strong ones.

As for the girls, it was fun seeing them especially Naeun because I saw her bungee jumping episode on WGM with Taemin. It's just so cute how she didn't hesitate to talk about her previous experience despite not mentioning her ex-husband's name.

Okay so I'm not going to religiously watch the show because of my tight schedule, but I might be browsing through pictures and hopefully, can identify KPOP shooting locations from them.
Wish me luck!



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Namsan Cable Car
83 Sopa-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
(서울 중구 소파로 83)

When Jessica went back to Seoul from her tour after three weeks, she wanted to play with her sister and drove them to the Namsan Cable Car that Friday Night on Episode 7.
I think it's very sweet for them to go on an evening date like this especially after not seeing each other for a long time. ^__^

The Namsan Cable Car is an important tourist destination in Seoul because it is the easiest way to the famous Namsan Tower. Although it is quite expensive than walking, it is less tiring and much more exciting.

If you think it's familiar to you, well I think it should be.
A lot of Korean dramas had used this as a shooting location for important scenes.
Like Boys Over Flowers. This is where Junpyo and Jandi got stuck at. Yep, that moment when Junpyo decided to vandalize the cable car, it's this.

Also, this was what EXO used to go to Namsan Tower.
I don't think I'll easily forget that because Luhan was really so scared. :'(



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

I'M BACK!!!!!!!!
I'm so sorry for neglecting this blog for so long.
I was too busy with real life.
And now, I'm making it up to all of you guys by bringing this out!

Just recently, Lay starred in the remake of the Missing You MV with SM Rookies Taeyong.
They showed it via their new show: EXO 90:2014.
To be very, very honest, I am yet to watch an episode of the new Korean variety show but I'm gonna find time to watch everything soon!

So in this new MV, Lay and Taeyong were in the English Village Paju Camp.
Yep, the same place where they filmed Miracles in December.
As I've said repeatedly, it's a famous filming location even before.

This is one of my most favorite tourist spots in Korea and I'm hoping you're liking it too.
Super Junior filmed U in here too so yeah. :)


What do you think of this place?






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