납작한슬리퍼 <3

This is my favorite coffee shop here in Korea 🙂 The ambiance in this shop is really different compared to the other coffee shops. I can stay here for hours if I want to. If this shop is only nearer that I won’t have to take a bus to go here, I would probably be here often.  :))

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거기에서 우리 오빠는 아르바이트가 있어요. 오빠와 호텔경영학을 공부해요. 그래서 그 커피숍은 알고 있어. ^^ Since my friend is working here, we know how to get here. It’s quite difficult to see this shop in Gaeksa (downtown) because it’s not located in the main streets. From Zara, you have to go straight that will lead you to Holly’s coffee, rice story, church and then at the edge of the street, this coffee shop is located.

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this is the name of the shop “nap-jak-han-slipper”

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Actually, the first time I came here was during the Jeonju International Film Festival. I came with my friends from Hotel Dept. Because, a lot of our classmates in Hotel management volunteered in this shop. So during that time, a lot of visitors of JIFF were here because it has partnership with JIFF 😉 After a month, we visited this place again and then I started to love this place. ❤ Here’s a link to my previous blog about JIFF 🙂

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ImageWhenever we order any coffee, our friend gives us “service” . That’s how koreans call it when they give out freebies. 🙂 So, he always gives us free brownies, macaroons, bread, chocolates and cupcake. 🙂

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This one is my favorite. He made it for us 🙂 He’s really nice and generous. 🙂 Image

What I also love here is I can use their iPad. ;p The customers can actually read books and they have two iPads with WiFi of course. It’s very comfortable to stay here. Just like Starbucks — as “third place”.  I think I found my fourth place in here. haha! 😛 Though I don’t usually drink coffee, (i don’t drink soda as well), I love to drink water at all times, I just want to spend time here that’s why I go here. And I also love their coffee and how it was prepared. I actually would love to work here if I’m allowed to have part-time job.

So this is why I recommend this place to my friends. I bring them here with me and they would also love the ambiance and the service in this place. Our friend is also happy because we frequently visit his place.

Jeonju Hanji Culture Festival

Hanji is a traditional Korean paper. It has so many uses! 😀 The best place to see the wide range of uses for Hanji is at the Jeonju Hanji Culture Festival. Here in the museum, you’ll see a lot of creative crafts made of Hanji paper. You’ll see cupboards covered with Hanji paper, tables, dolls, paintings, lamps with intricate cutouts on the glass and lid, interesting shapes, and work of art. 대박! ;))

ImageCan you believe these are actually made of paper?? I wonder how they do it..? hmmmm…

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ImageSee the effort they put into it.:) Image

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ImageThey don’t even look like they’re made out of paper.

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I’ve always loved Little Prince.:) Seeing some acts from the book in these creative pieces was actually surreal, like I was seeing what’s actually inside the imaginative book. 😛

ImageThey actually passed out already. Bet, I won.:) Drinking is part of Korean culture. This shows it.;p

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I would want to have this in my bedroom.:)

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I’ve always wanted to try calligraphy. Maybe I should take calligraphy lessons.:)

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It was quite a long and tiring day of walking around Hanok Village. But, it was really worth going here since festivals do happen only once in a year. You guys should visit this place if you want to be mesmerized by the creative artworks of Korean people.:)

Tambayan (Koren version)

Just because we were so bored and we don’t have anything to do. We went to the road where we always pass by when we do our grocery at lotte mart. 🙂 It’s a peaceful place where one can rest and relax their minds. It’s a comforting place to be.:) When I was there, I was thinking of the past, what could have been this place like 300 years ago.:P Korea has really preserved their culture and traditions because of this heritage spots.

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The red sun 🙂

Just like in history books. The sun represents their King.. the blessings from Heaven.:)

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This picture would be perfect if I was wearing a Hanbok. 😛

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 eating my milk ice cream.:P

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Playing around.:D :)))

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I’m not sure about the meaning of this but it talks about the Jeolla province and its cities.:)

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They even have this cute sink made of stone.:)

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In a small city like Jeonju, it unfolds the wonders of nature, the historical past and the rich culture of Korea. There are still so many beautiful places to see. Two awesome months has already passed. A lot of beautiful memories were made. I met a lot of friends, each with unique personality.

There’s nothing more I can say but to be thankful for everything. 😀

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EASTER SUNDAY! :D

Happy Easter everyone!

The cross of Christ shows us that God’s love is of deepest descent…
universal distribution and of eternal duration. 🙂

These are the pretty and cute designed eggs from the church.

After the mass, we passed by this beautiful mugunghwa, the national flower of Korea.:) It’s so beautiful! 😀 The flower’s English name is Rose of Sharon, which is also used to identify classes of hotels in Korea.

“In Korean, mugunghwa means “immortal flower.” The flower’s tenaciousness, seen it’s ability to survive even insect attacks, makes it an appropriate symbol for country that has fought throughout history for it’s very existence. Despite wars and occupation, the Korean culture and people have persevered and endure.”

I also tried making a flower. With the help of hyun mi (i’m not sure with spelling of her name) .:D this is the one i made!! 😀 It was easy to do but the leaves are quite confusing to fold.

These are the flowers which other people made. I also put mine in here. I really enjoy making crafts.:)))

I also want to be a volunteer ever since. I want to be able to reach out to the people and make them happy. I want to live with purpose.

Visit their site mannamintl.org 🙂