Sunday, 29 April 2012

Korea Folk Village

Kak Hafsa, Yus, Joyce and I went to Korean Folk Village as I really want to go there for a long time. From our hostel, we took subway to Suwon. It took around 1 hour and half from Hongdae to Suwon. There are many ways to go to Korean Folk Village from Suwon station. You can take local bus or free shuttle to go there. So, our option was to take local bus rather than free shuttle bus because we didn't want to wasted our time to wait for the shuttle bus. The fare from Suwon station to Korean Folk Village is KRW 1,100 and you can pay it with T-Money. We paid KRW 15,000 per person for the entrance fees without amusement park admission.We watched 4 performances there inclusive of Korean Traditional Dance, Tight Rope Dance, Traditional Wedding Ceremony and also Horse performane. The performace will be perform twice a day on 11.00 to 12.00 in the afternoon and 3.00 to 4.00 pm in the evening.

Below random pictures taken from my visit to Korean Folk Village.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Catch Me If You Can: Review

The musical took place in Blue Square. I arrived around 15 to 20 minutes before the musical started.  First thing I did was to claimed my tickets from the ticket booth. After that, I went straight to the theatre after took some pictures outside the building. Luckily, I met Kyuhyun father and rode the same elevator with him. I also took the opportunity to took picture with him.

With Kyuhyun father
Lets talk about the musical. The duration for this musical is 140 minutes including the intermission. The story is all about the Frank Abaignaille Jr. The story about himself, who has disguised himself as a teacher in his transferred school for a week, runs away from home after his parents divorce and begins using his talent to deceive people. By impersonating as a reporter, he found a loophole in Airline. Disguised as a pilot, he free rides on all the air routes and forge company checks to withdraw 14 million dollars.
 But FBIs best agent with 21 years of experience Carl Hanratty chases after Frank and after long pursuit, he finally catch frank at the hotel room but Frank pose himself as an agent and walks away with his fake checks. Carl finally finds Franks family and gets shocked to find out Frank is only a student. Will Carl ever be able to catch Frank?(summary taken from the website of Catch Me if You Can the musical)
 He also impersonating as a doctor and meet Brenda and fall in love with her. Brenda takes him to her house to introduce him to her family. Suddenly the FBI agent find him and try to arrest him. But he manage to run away. But at the end of this story, he turn himself in.
 The overall musical was very entertaining. I really enjoy myself. Even though I can't understand any single words (for Japanese, no worry because they have subtitle in Japanese on both side of stage), but I love to hear Kyuhyun lovely voice. My favourite part is when he sing with Brenda on the bed. His lovely voice make me fall in love with him.
For those who watch the musical for the 1st time, there are intermission during the musical. At first I thought the musical already ended when people start to go out but some remained on their seat. Luckily I just stayed at my seat and not to go out and went back to my hostel. Silly me^^.

How to go to Blue Square

-By Subway Take the underground passage in between exit no. 2 and 3 at Hangangjin Station, Line no. 6. When you go out, you will see the building but this musical is not in the building. You need to turn right and go down. You will see the large banner of the musical. 

The pictures below taken from the musical. (Attention: Camera is not allowed. But my friend manage to take some picture)

Most of the pictures taken by Kak Hafsa. Thanks kak for your wonderful pictures.