Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Love in Busan Guest House, Busan National University

Looking for budget guesthouse in Busan? 
Well, there is one here i would personally recommend you all.

Love in Busan Guest House is located near Busan National University station (orange line- stn 128, 5 mins walking distance). It is 6 subway stations away from Nopo Express Bus Terminal. The area itself has abundance of cafes, restaurants, shopping attractions and entertainment options.  
It takes about 30 minutes to Haeundae, 25 minutes to Guangalli Beach, and 35 minutes to Jagalchi Market.

Ahjussi  (아저시)  from the guesthouse, the boss

The dining area

The living room

See the whole stack of towel? They prepared towel for change everyday. You don't have to worry if you didn't bring along your towel. 

You can use the computer whenever you want. They do provide free wifi.

The place where i used to lye on every night texting with my boyfriend, haha!

Breakfast is normally included when you make your booking. Breakfast is available on 7am-1030am.
The ahjussi normally prepare bread, fruits, coffee, cereals, and ramen for breakfast. After 1030am, he will put the ramen back to the drawer. The rest thing on the table (as shown below), you can have it anytime you want. 

You can make your own coffee, make your own bento using the microwave. Ahjussi will prepare rice every morning. You can take the rice, fry an egg (if u want), then take any side dishes prepared by him to eat. If you want to save cost, you may consider taking your meal in the guesthouse.


U can eat anything you like in the fridge (Juices/Eggs/Side dishes/Ice cream). All is free, even the fruits are. Some is being labelled, it might be other guest's food so better ask before you eat.

My favourite dumpling! SO GOOOOD.

Tadaaa! Free meal prepared by me =)

You can actually cook if u want to but please wash it after used.

Travel guide books available in multiple languages. Ahjussi allowed us to take the book out. So kind of him =) I think he kinda like me & my friend. 

My dorm for 4 nights (20,000KRW per night-according to season), approx RM58 per night.
Mine is basic 4 bed female dorm. Every room are well equipped with air-conditioned, bunk beds, a dressing table and a personal locker.

Basic 6 bed mixed room

Met lot of Koreans there, mostly for holiday.

You can also order delivery as well. You probably need ahjussi to help. See what we got for supper? 
The must-try fried chicken. The best fried chicken ever <3 .="" p="">

Sent HuiYi off to the airport & i got to hang around in Busan myself. Thanks for taking me to places & bringing me around. She's the best translator ever =)

They do provide free laundry/ironing services, dry cleaning services and luggage storage. 
 They also have seperated shower rooms for men and women with all the toiletries provided.

You can make your booking through hostels.com/agoda.com/bookings.com to look for the availability of room. Really thumbs up for this guesthouse. The guesthouse i stayed in Seoul is so much lousier.

Log Off, nightsy.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Korean class in CNU, Gwangju

Though it was just a one month summer program, but participants were still required to pick up classes each day except for wednesday & weekend. Why?


okay la, not exactly a "play" day, but there were field trips on every single wednesday & weekend so we don't have to go class.

Everyone was supposed to take 2 classes but i took only one. Reason why is because all others classes were fully booked so i can only take one. My tuition fees were being waived so it doesn't really matter to me.Taking one korean speaking & listening class was already more than enough for me! 

My classroom, 9am-12pm (Korean time)

Those days before exam T____T

My korean 선생님 (teacher)

Daniel, the korean buddy in our class.

My desk mates! PeiTzu (Taiwan), HuiYi (M'sia)

Teacher gave us all chocolates, a book and a picture as souvenirs. I wasn't in the picture cuz i skipped my class on the day they took that picture T____T

Our autograph for Daniel & 선생님

Here are some pictures with my classmates:

Thanks to my korean teacher, now i manage to read Korean words.
at least i know how to pronounce those 'circle and square'. HAHA!
might consider to take classes here to brush up my Korean.

Till then.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Chonnam National University, Gwangju

Decided to write something about my university in Korea so there you go :)
I did my summer school exchange in Chonnam National University (CNU), Gwangju.
Well, not many people heard about Gwangju 光州. People most heard about Seoul/Busan.
Gwangju is the 5th largest city in South Korea, roughly 3.5 hours drive from Seoul.
it's not a big city,its something like Ipoh, a peaceful place.

There were 2 guys to welcome me & huiyi once we were at the arrival hall. Sadly i didn't get to walk around in the airport even on the day i left =( i didn't get to visit their duty free shops. There's like MANYYY duty free shops but yea, i was in a rush when i caught my flight back to Malaysia so i missed shopping around. T_______T

Bought a bus ticket to Gwangju from Incheon Airport & it costs around 33000won (approx RM99).
i slept all the way because i was so tired & i'm glad that the bus seat was so comfortable =)

Arrived in Gwangju Bus Terminal around evening & coordinator from CNU sent a van over and drove us to CNU. Something similiar to public uni in m'sia, national university has a better local qualification and it's slightly harder for student to enter.

The most historical building in CNU

Music college

Walked pass this road every single day


I was staying in Block D, the newest block

Recycle bins

Humun (后门)  street, the place where i normally hanged out every single day. Lots of restaurants/cafes/boutiques etc. Heaven for me when was there.

All my housemates, from Taiwan, China, France & Russia

When i first saw this, i was like: "Wah, very canggih!". Well, at least mmu hostel doesn't have this. 
oh yea, the entrance of block D has a lockpad as well. You need to key in your student id, put your finger print then only it opens. 

Laundry room. Put 200won (around RM0.50) then you can do laundry already.

I've a weird habit. I like to iron all my clothes (except pyjamas) before putting in to the cupboard. 

Mirrors! Right outside the lift.

The electronic weight machine, the epic one! Every time i came out from my room, i saw girls stood on it. I myself did the same thing as well. I gained 2kgs =(

There are 3 rooms in total. I was the first to check in so i picked my own room. 
I chose the last room, room C! 


Uni's compound is pretty big and i used to get lost inside. I knew the way to class and to humun street only. The dorm is quite well equipped and of course, loving my housemates very much. They're beyond friendly and i miss them!

Till then.
Happy Raya Holiday everyone.