Friday, February 26, 2010

LG Korea travelogue: Day 2!

It's finally the start of Day 2! Gonna keep things short, 2 posts/day which means i'm still left with... 5 posts! (Still sound quite alot though =/) Had a good night sleep after the nong nong day 1 which lasted from morning 6am to midnight 3am!
Buffet breakfast!!! Love their buffet breakfast! They have everything! My breakfast looks damn delicious right! I can have it for everyday and i won't get bored of it! :D

A group photo before we start Day 2!
The first half of Day 2 is a trip to the LG design lab center where a workshop is organised for us to learn more about LG and also to design a concept phone! (:

"Welcome to LG Design Lab Center"
It's considered Day 3 for the rest of the bloggers because we arrived a day later than them, but let's talk about that later. That's Mr. Chang moon addressing us!

That's my LG eve which i brought to Korea! Love it to the max!
Once again, we were divided into different groups to meet new people and share out ideas of a new concept phone, so no Beatrice and shawn for another 4 hours :(
That's me. Super chui. We were writing down what we want in our dream phone.

So while the other gadget bloggers were writing some weird technical "blah blah blah sound card", "xxx processor" and all those terms that i cannot understand, I was writing things like, "Scratch resistant touchscreen", "Sleek design", "Good camera", "Huge screen" -__- Oh wells. After all, I'm not really a gadget blogger!

4 hours later, we are back at the Conference Room, ready to present our ideas!

Everyone listening attentively at all the brilliant ideas, trying hard not to sleep =/
Before we left the place, Shawn and I sneak out to the side of the LG building to see all the snow, and of course, to take photo with the chio background! Shhh...

See all the snow! This photo would be perfect if those people aren't behind. FML

Now this looks sooooo much better! I'm been to korea! :D

Country photo before we leave the LG building! Singapore FTW!
After we left the LG center, we were off to watch one of Korea's most well know performance! NANTA! Have you heard of it before?

It's a performance based in the kitchen, and they use their kitchen tools to create music. If you ever go korea, this is a show you must catch! It's sooooo amazing

By the way, when Shawn and I sat down at the theatre, we got scolded because the seats were "VIP seats" and not for locals. Turns out we ARE the VIPs, they thought we are locals that got the wrong seat. Wthh. I look like Korean meh -__-

After the exciting show which everyone enjoyed, we were "transported" to Gogujang for our Farewell dinner. (Yes... Day 1 was our welcome dinner, then Day 2 is our farewell, abit... dots.) Nevertheless, dinner was the famous Korean BBQ!

I know that in korea, there is definitely gonna be a time whereby i will be served beef for one of the meals, afterall BBQ beef is one of their signature food.

I don't eat beef btw BUT Wayne was like telling me i should try it because i won't get to eat it in Singapore. Even if i wanted, it would be at those expensive high end place that serve high quality beef. So after heading that, I decided to give it try! :D

The raw beef was cooked right infront of our eyes. When i took the first bite, I was like, "Woah, it's nice!" and i continued eating and eating, pieces after pieces! :D

While having dinner, a video montage was played and we realised it's a compilation of all the videos took during the amazing race! The LG people are so efficient!

Other food items was also served but everyone was mostly focused on the beef :D

Some seafood pizza and Kimchi soup.

"Yummmm seng!" (Mine's coke disguised in a wine cup =P)

Being the "Farewell night", LG Korea prepared farewell gifts for us too. Everyone was wondering what's in the paper bag, thus my expression:

I let my imagination go wild, and was thinking, "OMG, is it a LG netbook!"

Country photo! We are from Singapore! Btw, in the paper bag is a HUGE digital photo frame which everyone had difficulty bringing it back to Singapore. SO BIG.

After dinner, they brought us to Dongdaemun, which is famous for their night market and shopping! The things inside the shopping center are FREAKIN' expensive! Shawn bought a shirt, only to realised it's seriously overpriced.

Photo with the tour guide. Pure korean :D

While we were mingling outside the shopping center, i spotted this little store which sells korean snack! Exactly like those in Korea dramas:

HUGE variety of snacks to choose from. Priced at only 2000 won each! :D

It feels damn nice to have something hot in such a cold weather

A group photo to end Day 2 in Korea :D

PRELUDE | DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3| DAY 4

Friday, February 19, 2010

Experience life beyond big screens at The Cathay!


When anyone mentions "The Cathay", the first thing that comes to most people's mind would be the cinema. But hey! Do you know that The Cathay is MORE than just about the cinema? It's a shopping mall with other forms of entertainment!
Guess most of you know where The Cathay is located, but for those living in their own world, The Cathay is just a 5 mins walk from Dhoby Ghaut MRT station!

Went there recently to check out the different stores to share with you guys!

#03-11: Xsquad! If you are looking for trendy exclusive streetwear, Xsquad is the place! XSQUAD offers its customer a choice of exclusive labels such as SAINT OF ROCK, WALUX, DESTROYLAND, OUNO and KHILOSOPHY. BE a trend setter! :D

#01-06: WhatHEwants! Girls have their etude house, guys have WhatHEwants! Everything in this shop is for guys. From facial wash, cologne to hair removal products! Girls, dunno what to get for your guy friends? This is the place :D

#01-21: Gramophone! Looking for a CDs? DVDs? Earphones? Gramophone has a HUGE collection for you to choose from. This outlet is the New Lifestyle Concept Store, there's definitely gonna be something that is gonna catch your eye ear :D

#04-03: Astons! Everytime i pass by this Astons outlet, there is CONFIRM a long queue outside, can someone please explain why? I have tried other outlets, and i got to say their food is really nice and affordable! If you haven't try, YOU SHOULD.

#02-12: Ben & Jerry's! This is one of the BIGGEST outlet i've seen in Singapore! I think it's rather a good place to chill before or after your movie. Just order a specialty sundae and share with your friends! I Chocolate Fudge Brownie :D

B1-04: Nihon Mura! If you are a Japanese food lover like me, you should totally try Nihon Mura! The Sushi cost only 99 cents per plate! Cheap and nice! Their Ala carte is also nice. Or why not gather a few friends and go for their High tea buffet :D

To find out about the other stores in The Cathay, you can actually checkout their newly launched website:! Their website has all the info that you need to know before heading down to the mall itself! Join their mailing list to be updated with their latest promotions and activities happening :D

They also have a Facebook page! Become a fan and be updated with latest promos, events, contests & giveaways!

Alright, shall end the post here! Remember, "The Cathay is more than just the cinema, it's a shopping mall with other forms of entertainment too" :D

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Happy New Year! 恭喜发财!

恭喜发财! 恭喜发财! Chinese New Year last for 15 days, so it's not too late to wish you guys HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!. CNY is getting more and more boring as the years goes by, perhaps it's because everyone has grown up...

I still remember playing block catching with my cousins every CNY! Just wanna record down things that happened during the first few days of CNY in this post!

#1: Steamboat at Yingzi's house!

I thought it was quite bad to go to someone's house empty handed so i decided to drop by Sakae Sushi to buy Yusheng (30 bucks!) for everyone! Honestly, i don't really like to eat Yusheng (Veggie, yucks!) but i like to see everyone gather and "play" with the Yusheng! Got the very happy CNY feeling, don't you think so too? :D

Everyone getting ready to mix the Yusheng!

Looking at everyone's happy faces makes me feel that the 30 bucks was worth it!

Caught on camera with my million dollar smile! *ka-ching*

Love to see the aftermath of the mixing! Total mess, hand kena leg kena :D

Group photo to end the night! HUAT AHHHHH!

#2: Chinatown on CNY eve!

It's like a MUST for my family to do down to chinatown during the eve. No idea why, but i don't really mind going down cos the things there are quite interesting :D

Sweets at $1 for 100gm!

The crowd at night is damn scary.

#3: Reunion dinner at home!

It's not everyday we get to sit down and have dinner together due to our busy schedule, CNY eve would be a good chance! My mum, being overly-excited, prepared a lot a lot of food. Really too much for 4 person, you shall see later.

Didn't know i have a steam boat cooker at home. I think 5 years never take out le!

I see nothing special in abalone. It's like rubber to me -__-

See see see! All the leftovers! Have to pack into little little plastic bags and keep in the fridge. The tragedy is, we have to eat steamboat for the next few days...

#4: Actual CNY day, visiting!

2 act chio photo of myself. Minor photoshop done only :D

From the left: My sis, my dad and my mum. I was taking the photo!

Love CNY goodies! CNY is the only time i get to spam all the heaty food.

Me and my cousins gambling in the room. Using seeds as our bet -__-

Love letters! One of my favourite CNY goodie :D

#5: Aunt's house!

My dad gave me 100 bucks to become the banker for blackjack. Was on a winning streak but slowly the luck went out, and i lost $70 in the end! So when they switch bankers, my sis and I won back 50 bucks, so we only lost $20 in the end! YAY!

Stayed overnight till the next morning. Was playing the "Dungeons and Dragons"! Quite exciting but it took 3 hours to explain each and everyone "Roles & abilities", finally at 3am, we started the game! It's like dota, but in a boardgame format!

Left my aunt's house at 6am. Headed for Mac breakfast & slept all the way till noon.

That's all for my CNY. Guess everything is back to normal now. Realised i did not talk anything about Ang pows! But then, i haven't count them yet. Lol! 新年快乐! :D