Painters Hero (페인터즈 히어로), Your Must Watch Show in Korea!

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I’m usually not a show-going person, except for Kpop related ones. This time, thanks to Global Seoul Mate, I got to experience THE MOST engaging show I have ever watched.

Before going there, I did not have a high expectation as I was not even interested in such activities. All that I know about the show is that it has a high popularity among Chinese tourists and the show would not have any spoken words involved throughout. So I thought, it is probably going to be boring as how on earth can performers be engaging without any words being spoken?

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Well, the show has totally proven me wrong, it was really amazingly, humourously entertaining and engaging. The performers have a strong stage presence and their painting skills are superb! From paintings of Michael Jackson, Bruce Lee, Beethoven, characters from The Romance of Three Kingdoms to Little Mermaid, all these were done on the spot and has shown a great effort in resonating with the audience, despite of age and cultural differences. What is also worth mentioning is their dance skills~ They danced to Michael Jackson’s songs.

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Not just merely engaging the audience with humerous body languages. They also came off stage and brought a few audience members to stage to join the performance. The moments were hilarious, sadly photography and videography were both not allowed.

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From the show, I really got to understand the true meaning of ‘a picture speaks a thousand words’ (in this case, a painting) and how language barriers can be broken down with no words being said, yet you understand every essence of it.

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I strongly recommend you to come to watch Painters Hero if you come to Korea. The show lasted for approximately 1hour and is located in central seoul, (Jongno-5-ga). No wonder, it is listed as THE MUST WATCH SHOW in Korea.

At last, you can get autographs from the performers in the hall after the show ends. You may even ask them for a photo together~

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Making my own perfume in Seoul

Today, i got to make my own perfume for the very first time. The place is a hanok house located near Anguk station (very quiet and nice).

The instructor here can speak in English so you do not need to worry even if you dont know korean. 

Firstly, i got to smell 30 different scents, consisting of Top, Medium and Base which are the three scents components of a perfume.


To help with selection of the scents we want, we are asked to give a score of 1 to 5 when smelling each scent.

My choice was Sweet Citrus (top), Magnolia (medium) and Gipsy Soul (base).

Tadaaa! Here is my perfume! One 50ml and one sample (portable version).

And gift box is also provided so if you are thinking of some gifting ideas, coming here would be a cool option.

The perfume making class can be booked from OneMoreTrip (www.onemoretrip.net). Hope you would have just as much fun as i had!

Global Seou Mate Induction Ceremony 2017

The induction ceremoney for Global Seoul Mate 2017 was held o April. About 120 of us gathered for the occassion. We were grouped into teams according to our nationality and area of residence.

One highlight of the ceremony was the ‘Bibimbap’ performence. I guess it’s something similar to the Nanta Show, which probably more people have heard about..? The show is about 2 chefs competiting with each other, combined with dances and singings. It was a great show and I was glad to be able to experience it.

 

 

[Info] Live updates for Kim Hyun Joong ‘Anemone’ FM

Finally tomorrow will be the D-day! Its been a long time since his last fanmeeting. For the benefits of old fans who are not able to come, I will be doing live updates (I will try my best) on twitter and instagram(for live videos).

Twitter : @wangziqi

Instagram : @ziqi_tt

I will make my instagram account public tomorrow for your convenience.

p.s. so excited for the fanmeet that i have been losing sleep.

Global Seoul Mate Mission

One of my favourite place to go and hangout with friends is Garosugil in Sinsa-dong. You can literally get everything you want here! (Shopping, cafe hopping, getting pampered by beauty salons, famous restaurants and bars.)

One of the popular tourist attraction at Garosugil is the Line Friends Store. The store has 3 levels, on the first level, there is the famous bear that everyone takes a photo with~ and on the basement level is their own cafe, where you can chill and relax if you get tired with all the shopping.

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Garosugil is also very suited to take photos. On normal days, you can easily spot bloggers taking photos along this street.

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There are a few cafes with good interiors and atmospheres. I highly recommend C27 (a signature cheesecake cafe), Dore Dore(the interior is very pink and girlish~), Art C (a cozy English decor style cafe).

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There are so many good food at Garosugil that I never get tired of going there.

Bad Farmers – A popular salad shop that has people queueing throughout the year. It is by far the best salad I had in Seoul.

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The Original Pancake House – A good place for brunch! Their seasonal menu with strawberries are soooo good!

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Table Star – A Italien Restaurant opened by a famous fashion designer in Korea. Their fries are honey dipped which is really delicious.

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