28 October 2014

Korea Travelogue; Day 4

Hi. I know, it has been 4 months since I've came back from Korea and I didn't really have time to sit down and write about my travelogue, needless to say about the editing and filtering of the photos.

So I finally had the time to sit down and properly write my post, despite the fact that I'm really really busy with my internship and stuff.

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For Day 4, we went to Gyeongbokgung Palace, Coex Museum, Itaewon and did some shopping at Myeong Dong.

So we woke up early in the morning, and decided that we ought to have something different rather than having the same old Isaac Toast. We walked around Myeong Dong in search of of Budae Jjigae, also known as army stew luh! Its really really nice and affordable as well. It cost us 14,000 won for 2 people, so its around $8.75 per person.

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It is located at a ally whereby its quite hard to look for. Just take not that its at the ally beside burger king shown on this picture below. And once you walked into the ally, turn right and you'll see a few stores, its the one at the middle.

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Next, we went on to the subway station, but before that, Andy bought a backpack for 10,000 won which is about $12 SGD?? Its dirt cheap! As for me, I bought myself a banana milk cuz Korea subway allow its passengers to drink on their train station and its awesome!!!

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We arrived at Gyeongbokgung Palace and we managed to witness royal guards changing ceremony. Took  some photos around the palace, but we didn't pay the entry fee to go on further, so we only manage to take some pictures outside of the palace.

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There were quite a number people over there waiting to see the guards changing ceremony, some people tried to take pictures with the guards but were kinda shuff off  by them, including Andy. LOLOLOL!!

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Took a mandatory touristy photo with the palace before leaving the place. After which, we walked to the King Sejong statue which is just a stone throw away from the palace. There's also a underground museum behind the statue which tell you about the history and some interactive machines that teaches you Hangul.

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After exploring the underground museum, we headed off to our next destination, Coex Aquarium. Here's Andy trying to figure out how to go to Coex Aquarium.

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I've seen these QR Code marketing gimmick on websites and such but never actually get to see it right with my own eyes. And on that day, I've finally seen it.

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We arrived at Coex Aquarium after a distance walk. entrance ticket costs 22,000 won, which is $27.50 SGD.

Even though its called an aquarium, but there's so much more to that than just sea creatures. Over at Coex Aquarium, you can see fishes on quirky looking fish tanks. Bats, Electric Eel, Beaver, and etc.

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We pretty much spent our entire afternoon over at Coex Aquarium. Here's Andy getting fancy over starfishes. I don't know, I can't even.... I've heard that starfish will suck your blood or something when you put them on your hands. LOL?!!!

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After we exit the aquarium, we settled our early dinner at some hotdog restaurant nearby. Spent about 7400 won, which is around $9.25 SGD. Quite expensive though.... LOL!!!

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Up next, we went to Itaewon in hopes of finding something that would be interesting or at least some good food. But to our disappointment, we found nothing. Lol! We ended up walking around the streets and it was getting quite late already and so we headed back to Myeong Dong after that.

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Around evening time, the weather temperature will drop and it will tend to get a lot more colder. I really regretted not bringing extra outerwear there. DAYUM!!!

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When we're back at MyeongDong, it started pouring, luckily I brought out my umbrella. HAHA! *pats on my back*

Andy wanted to get something from the MCM store, by hook or by crook. In the end, he got himself a MCM Classic Wallet, which costs about $200 over SGD. But I think by now he haven't even used it yet. Prolly lying somewhere around his wardrobe. LOL?!!

Settled down after shopping around the streets of MyeongDong, some of the stalls were already closed by the time when we were done at the MCM store. So we settled down for supper at Burger King before we head back to our hostel for Everland the next day.

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For more information you can check out Andy's post on the link below. His is more informative than mine. Hahah! Till next post. Ciao~

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25 October 2014

ANTM Cycle 21 Episode 10

So fast, it is now already episode 10! Last week, it was the comeback episode, where Chantelle and Ben came out on top as the most fan favorite in each of the guys and girls category.

Later then they know, that there will only be 1 ticket for 1 of them to board the plane to Seoul Korea, which is their travel destination for this cycle. In the end, it was Chantelle that was the one that come back.

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It was then, when the models found out that Chantelle was the one that comeback, they were the least happy for her as they felt that she don't deserve it and she doesn't want it as much as the other contestants thus, they also felt that she was a tad arrogant.

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Will was super happy that he won best photo and Denzel went home, reason being what Denzel have previously said of wanting any guy to win but not Will because he doesn't want to be beaten by a guy that wears heels to win and that his friends will be laughing at him.

Here's Will telling Denzel: Bye Denzel, guess you have to explain something to your friends~

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In the house, everyone was asking how's Chantelle, and how does it feel to be back in the competition, and her reply was a bit arrogant and some of the contestants were a bit thrown off by her attitude.

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Next up. The models arrive at a slaughter house for their challenge, where they will have people dressed up as monsters scaring them, and they would need to keep their composure and have their fierce face on as cobra snake, the photographer for this challenge shoot will be shooting them while they're in the dark room.

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In the end, it was Shei and Lenox that impresses Cobra Snake, but because Chantelle's performance at the challenge was more consistence, she ended up winning the challenge, which made Shei even more pissed off cause Chantelle is the last person that she would want to lose to.

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Back home, the models see their challenge score, Lenox, Will and Raelia end up having a score of 6, which is the lowest among everyone. Somehow, Raelia broke down because she really want this and she doesn't want to go home so soon.

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As Will got best photo last week, he was treated to a Tyra Treat, where it was kept secret at the beginning, until Will was told that his Tyra Treat was actually him being able to use the line app on the phone to video call his parents. Later did he know that his Mom and Dad was actually at the top model house visiting him.

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Next, it was their photoshoot. And this time round, the theme of their photoshoot is "No Glove No Love", where it is to raise awareness of AIDS and HIVs.

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Lenox and Adam once again impresses the Yutsai and Tyra at the photoshoot. Chantelle struggled a little bit but she managed to take some really good shots. Keith on the other hand failed to impress Tyra and Yutsai.

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It was panel, and there were 8. 1 of them needs to go before the remaining top 7 flies to their country destination, Seoul Korea.

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With a high challenge score, and all 3 judges love her photo, it was in no doubt that Chantelle got a pretty high score. True to be, Chantelle got best photo this week. But IMO, I feel that Shei should totally get FCO instead of her.

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In the end, it was Raelia and Mirjana who ended up being the bottom 2. And despite having a challenge score and fan vote higher than Raelia, Mirjana still could not keep up her game, and she was sent home.

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27 results

Here's episode 10 of ANTM Cycle 21. Watch it while you still can before it is being remove!

Just saw this HUGGGEEE Spoiler on this video.

If you realize at 0.05, on the bus, Lenox isn't there. At 0.06, it shows Will and Raelia doing a photoshoot, which the background is similar to the one that they did for the final one. Last but not least, at 0.13, Raelia and Will was saying Top 2.

Does this mean they're the final 2??? We're still wondering though, this is really a huge spoiler!!!

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