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My First Solo Trip to South Korea: Day 2

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Cherry Blossoms near KBS Hall

Day 2: Songdo Incheon, Yeouido, YG Entertainment, Hongdae, Sinchon 

On my second day of #SeoulSearching, I went to the Song Triplet’s turf in Songdo, Incheon. I know it sounds crazy, traveling by subway for 2 hours just to see a building where three little kids live. But hey, they were like sunshine on a gloomy Monday to me (They show Return of Superman in Korea every Sunday but the subbed version is posted every Monday. haha). And RoS is actually the only Korean show that both my brother and I watch <3.

It took me about 38 stations and a few transfers before I reached Incheon Central Park station. Songdo, Incheon has a more “community” and laid-back feel to it. There’s a vast space for children to play, animals like deer and rabbit, exercise equipment, picnic tables, and a lot more. I relived the triplets’ moments while I was there. I event went near their apartment complex and playground. Nakakaiyak! I super miss our Song triplets!

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Songdo Central Park apartments

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Song Triplets’ Playground. Nasaan kayo Daehanie, Mingukie at Manseya? 😀

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Herd of deers in the middle of the park

After my short trip to Incheon, I went back to Seoul and headed straight to Yeouido to visit KBS and the National Assembly. I was so glad to see that the cherry blossoms were already in full bloom.

I was having fun taking photos and eating street food when I noticed that I already reached KBS Hall. I got lucky when there was an ongoing radio show and got to listen to a live performance. There was also a man singing and playing guitar in front of a small audience at the building’s steps. Kung wala sila dun sisigaw sana ako, “il bag i il! (trans: 1 night 2 days). Normally, 2D1N casts would start their show in this area.

I went in to take a tour and get to know more about KBS’s history as a broadcasting station – from their variety shows like Happy Together and 2 Days 1 Night to Kdramas like Boys Over Flowers and Endless Love to their public affairs shows and a lot more.

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KBS Mascot beside the KBS Hall

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My Korean Craze – TV Shows

If you asked me 2 years ago if I will ever write a blog about the Hallyu craze, I would have answered a resounding NO. But things have changed since then. Thanks to Sky Cable for including KBS in our channel line-up which allowed me discover a lot of incredible Korean television shows.

Here are some of my favorite Korean tv shows that have captured my attention and that drew me to become a huge fan of anything and everything Korean.

Running Man

This show was not actually introduced to me by KBS since it is shown by rival network SBS. It was my college friends who asked me to watch one episode with Jung Woo-sung, Junho(2PM), and Han Hyo-joo during one of our sleepovers. The show is a good mix of comedy, suspense and excitement with many Hallyu stars participating in every episode. I really like the themes they have each week – from the latest sporting events to the most recent movie and tv shows. They have missions to accomplish each episode and members may compete against each other or their guests. Plus factor of this show – I learned a lot of new games which I was able to use for different team activities.

Stars discovered: Yoo Jae-suk, Kim Jong-kook, Kang Gary, Haha, Ji Suk-jin, Song Ji-hyo, Lee Kwang-soo, Song Joong-ki

Favorite Episodes: Almost all the episodes made me laugh but my favorites are 104, 140 and 195

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