Korea Day 5 : Nami Island + Petite France | carol_herbert

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We woke up pretty early, got our breakfast and did our laundry. Breakfast was the usual bread with strawberry jam. And yes!! Coffee. I got my to go coffee almost every day since they have a lot of cafés to try with.What could I say about Nami Island or should I say Namiseom Island (남이섬 종합휴양지)? Namiseom Island is 63 km away from Seoul in the direction of Chuncheon, and is famous for its beautiful tree-lined roads. We took a bus from Gapyeong to Nami ticketing centre and took a ferry to Nami Island. The place was very cold and it was still winter. You can take the zipwire into Nami but it will cost you about 38,000 won. Crazily expensive for a short time thing that was why we acted sanely and took the ferry instead.

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There was also hardened snow that we could play and take pic with. The place was filled with tourist from different nation. My worlds!! I could see the entire world in Nami. One funny thing happened was there were this China people who were willing to take our pics and they talked to us in Mandarin thinking we knew their language. The whole entire Nami Island was like a mini adventure I would say.

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They gave us a map to follow and to make sure we had seen the entire Nami and wouldn’t miss any tourist spot. We started at the entrance and followed the map heading towards the winter sonata place of shooting. It was a mandatory spot for us to go and see for ourselves. There were also ostriches and birds going around pecking for food. Since its winter, the stomach gets hungry often. Even we humans also are always finding for food to eat at odd hours due to the coldness. We stopped by a stall to get some hot-dogs to nibble on while waiting for lunch. Thousands of pics we took and I was already exhausted . I don’t know how models do it with photo-shoots. I can’t even stand for just few hours.

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Our stomachs were growling as we were walking nonstop the whole entire morning. We went and tried Korean packed lunch boxes ~ Dosirak. The lunch boxes were packed lunch boxes, usually made with seaweed, kimchi, sausage, gochujang, egg and rice. Actually ‪‎this is a traditional culture in ‪‎Korea. At the older generation, Korean parents prepare Dosirak for their children as they go to school. Children put their Dosirak on the charcoal burner and keep it warm until lunch time. Nowadays, Dosirak is the childhood of many Koreans.

 

After lunch we left for Petite France around 4pm. We rushed because if we were late and reached there by night, we can’t take nice pics with the buildings. We boarded the bus and headed straight there. A French cultural village set in the Korean countryside! Petite France serves as both a French cultural village and a youth training facility (Goseong Youth Training Center), and consists of 16 French-style buildings where visitors can lodge and experience French food, clothing, and household culture. The concept of Petite France encapsulates ‘flowers, stars, and the Little Prince.’

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The village contains a memorial hall dedicated to Saint-Exupery, the author of the celebrated French novel, Le Petit Prince (1943) and as such it is called the Little Prince theme park. It also has a gallery displaying sculptures and paintings of le coq gaulois (the Gallic rooster), the national symbol of France; Orgel House where a 200-year-old music box plays a sweet melody; a shop that sells herbal and aromatic products; a souvenir shop; and many other locales where you can experience French culture. The village can accommodate up to 200 visitors with 34 guest rooms that hold four to ten people each. The history of the place is just magnificent. Petite France was also featured on many dramas and variety shows, such as Beethoven Virus, Secret Garden, and Running Man. We toured till around 8pm then left for Gapyeong. From Gapyeong we left for Cheongnyangni Station. We had dinner a School Food and then went on shopping at Lotte Mart in Cheongnyangni Station. Lotte Mart was like a heaven to me. Everything is so cheap and delicious and eye-catching. Even the cheap snacks were out of the mind and shoju was about RM4 there compared to Malaysia is around RM25 per bottle. Can you see the difference? I went shopping like a mad woman and went home with 2 bags full. I don’t know how I survived coming back to the guesthouse at the wee hours , cold and frozen but happy because I bought souvenirs for all.

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In courtesy of http://chloewl.blogspot.my/2015/01/guide-to-nami-island-petite-france.html

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Blessed Birthday | carol_herbert

Happy Birthday Malaysia!!! It was the 16th of September. One of the coolest date that we have in Malaysia. Firstly, it is a public holiday due to the commemoration of the establishment of the Malaysian federation on the same date in 1963. It marked the joining together of Malaya, North Borneo, Singapore and Sarawak to form Malaysia. Secondly, it is of course definitely my birthday..HAHAHA!!!! Yes, thanks to me the malaysia day baby, we all have public holiday on this cool day.

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Anyways, i had so much plannings to meet up with so many people but some had to postpone as time wasn’t enough. I went back home earlier on the 15th of September to avoid the rush hour so called peanut-butter jam in Malaysia. I had to fetch my aunt from JB town and head back home to Melaka. Thank God we reached like on time and there weren’t much of a jam. When i reached home, my parents were already waiting for us to bring both me and my aunt for dinner. Hungry die us. I was like after work and i already celebrated my lunch birthday with my colleagues.

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matcha ice cream

 

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Below picture is my father’s side of family. My aunts and cousins all in total, we celebrated earlier , all the Sept babies at my cousin’s house. We had like a get together and lunch.

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This was at Hard Rock cafe melaka. Birthday dinner.

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That night we went to Jonker street in Melaka to walk around and shop a lil. Too many people but it was a fun night out. You can check Hard Rock Cafe out and try as their ambiance is super cool and they have an awesome bar. Rock ’n’ roll-themed chain based cafe with a high-energy vibe serving burgers & American classics.

 

Hard Rock Cafe Melaka

Address: 28, Lorong Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia

 

Weekend + OOTD | carol_herbert

The weekend is the only time i like where i could escape home and travel. So called a travel-kaki* i am so addicted to Singapore. It is the only place where you can find good authentic food and people from all around the world. This weekend in particular, was a farewell kinda thing. My godsister , Evon was leaving for her MBBS studies to Kelantan, Malaysia. She will be studying there for almost 5 years and then later decides whether she wanna specialized or just be a normal doctor will do.

While in Singapore, we didn’t subscribe to any data so we were kinda depending on stealing* restaurants wifi and like pretending we were lost tourist. Bahahaha..!!! so drama but yeahh…anyways….we stop to google where to eat first for lunch. And Evon suggested we go hunt for a good western food that we can’t really get in Johor. Then burgers started appearing in our brains, and we were like…okaY!! HUNT FOR BURGERSSSSS…..Crazy as we sounded , we managed to come across The Butcher’s Club Singapore in Clarke Quay . It was surrounded by a lot of ang mo*s and we predicted that the food must be at the level where you could satisfy the Americans and Europeans.

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Screenshot this amazing Instagram Stories.

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Mini mooncake-Walnut

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This is Evon 🙂

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My second model, Elaine 🙂

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They are photogenic huh…the power of sisters,,,,,

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Smiles everywhere 😀

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Wefie with the awesome burgers

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Red-Eye Reduction

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The Gambler

Then we took few buses to go to Bedok, which is the East of Singapore to have some desert. I was so looking forward to try Fat Cat Ice cream because first, it is affordable and second the flavor are just commendable. I mean , being an ice cream addict i know that mixing flavors , you really need the sparks and the right flavor.

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Fat Cat Cafe

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Cheap right?

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the amazing beer butter

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beer butter, assam tea and matcha sea salt

It was super delicious. We kinda ate the ice cream as our dinner. After that we took the bus straight to woodlands . At the customs, i don’t know why lah we got stuck for almost an hour. Elaine and Evon was like stuck because apparently one of the officers were new and he couldn’t scan one of the tourist passport. I saw him calling on the line for seniors to come and help but NO!! No one came to the rescue. My legs were so hurting as we were like walking the damn whole day. And now we had to deal with this?? Come on.. If you can’t scan it, at least move the fella aside lah. Why wanna make the rest que so long and wait . I really don’t get this system. They really must look into this matter because i have seen so many people got stuck just because of others.

We reached home like by 1am. By hook or crook , i managed to even drive back home sanely. Till the next adventure. Chao.

The Butcher’s Club Singapore

3A River Valley Road #01-01B
Clarke Quay
Singapore
179020

Opening hours

Everyday from 12pm | Until 10pm, Sun to Tues | 2am, Wed & Thur | 3am, Fri & Sat
Phone +65 6837 0675

Fat Cat Ice Cream Bar

Blk 416 Bedok North Avenue 2 #01-25, Singapore 460416

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