Thursday, 31 December 2015

Things I'm Grateful for 2015

Assalamualaikum.

Hello! 

This would be the last post for this year. It's amazing how time flies from a year in South Korea to one semester of my degree. I've been thinking of what I should blog about and I decided to list the things I'am grateful for throughout 2015.

#1 Supportive family

I couldn't be happier with sporting and supportive parents, husband, siblings, and relatives. My parents support the business I'm doing. My husband supports my new obsession and hobby for planners. I couldn't ask for more. ^^


#2 Travel to South Korea

I came back to Malaysia in September and went back to Korea for a week in September. I got to enjoy the autumn there, met new people and realized someone's dreams of traveling in South Korea.

#3 My job

I love what I am doing right now- trip planner. Even though I'm doing it as a part-time job and it's getting out of my hands sometimes, I would love to continue doing this in the future. 

#4 Buy a car using my own money

Well, it's not really my money but it's our money (my husband and I) that we worked for together. Even though it's just an old second-hand car, it's enough for us to go around the university and travel back and forth KL-JB. So, we're free from debt for the next 8 years.

#5 The viral-phenomenon

At first, I was a bit irritated by our pictures going on viral especially with the nasty comments on FB. But since I was in Korea at that time, I just ignored it. All praises to Allah, every cloud has a silver lining. It turns out to be more rezeki for us both. :') 
pssst.. I got 3 interview offers this year. Did email interview for Berita Harian once, couldn't do the 2nd one since I was in Korea and thinking whether I should do the 3rd and last I received today, 31st December for SIS, Tv9. *emoticon monyet tutup mulut*

#6 Learn Korean

I always love language since I'm enrolled in Foundation in TESL so, to be able to learn Korean language and communicate well enough for me to survive in Korea is another great thing I'm grateful for this year. I wish to learn more languages in the future!

#7 10k likes on Ke Korea KimFad fb page & 55k followers on ig

These numbers might not be a reflection of my success but I am grateful that these strangers who like and follow our fb page and my ig have been part of what make me laugh or motivated each day. :'D


There are more things that I'm grateful for but I would like to save it for myself. 

Before 2015 comes to its end, I would like to say sorry for all the mistakes I've done (intentionally or unintentionally). Wish you all another best year ahead. Happy new year! ^_^v

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

#KimFadtourguide backpacker packages

Salam and hello.





If you're looking for tour guide in Seoul, we can help you finding one under these packages:

You can choose your own dates and will be travelling within your group ONLY.




BACKPACKERS 4 Days 3 Nights

2-3 pax : RM1850 
Children : RM950 (3-6y/o) RM1450 (7-12y/o)

4-5 pax : RM1400 
Children : RM750 (3-6y/o) RM1050 (7-12y/o)


6-10 pax : RM1200 
Children : RM550 (3-6y/o) // RM 750 (7-12y/o)

BASIC ITINERARY

Day 1:
-          International Incheon Airport, Seoul (pick-up service)
-          Namsan Tower
-          Myeongdong

Day 2:
-          Namdaemun market
-          Gyeongbukgung Palace
-          Insadong

Day 3:
Nami island
-          
-        Day 4:
-          Flight back to Incheon Airport (airport bus)





BACKPACKERS 5 Days 4 Nights

2-3 pax : RM2200 
Children : RM1150 (3-6y/o) RM1150 (7-12y/o)

4-5 pax : RM1650 
Children : RM850 (3-6y/o) RM1250 (7-12y/o)

6-10 pax : RM1400
Children : RM750 (3-6y/o) // RM 1050 (7-12y/o)


BASIC ITINERARY
Day 1:
-          International Incheon Airport, Seoul (pick-up service, airport bus)
-          Namsan Tower (Namsan cable car)
-          Myeongdong 

Day 2:
-          Cheonggyecheon Stream/Insadong
-          Gwanghwamun Square
-          Gyeongbukgung Palace
-          

Day 3:
-          Namdaemun market
-          Dongdaemun Design Plaza
-          Ewha Women’s University

Day 4:
-          Nami island

Day 5:
-          Flight back to Incheon Airport (airport bus)







BACKPACKERS 6 Days 5 Nights

2-3 pax : RM2650
Children : RM1250 (3-6y/o) RM1950 (7-12y/o)

4-5 pax : RM1850 
Children : RM1050 (3-6y/o) RM1450 (7-12y/o)

6-10 pax : RM1650
Children : RM950 (3-6y/o) // RM 1250 (7-12y/o)


BASIC ITINERARY
Day 1:
-          International Incheon Airport, Seoul (pick-up service)
-          Namsan Tower
-          Myeongdong

Day 2:
-          Cheonggyecheon Stream
-          Gwanghwamun Square
-          Gyeongbukgung Palace
-          Insadong

Day 3:
-          Namdaemun market
-          Dongdaemun Design Plaza
-          Ewha Women’s University

Day 4:
-          Hanok village
-          Itaewon Mosque
-          Itaewon Street

Day 5:
Nami island
-  

Day 6:
-          Flight back to Incheon Airport (airport bus)







BACKPACKERS 7 Days 6 Nights

2-3 pax : RM2950
Children : RM1250 (3-6y/o) RM1950 (7-12y/o)

4-5 pax : RM2200
Children : RM1050 (3-6y/o) RM1600 (7-12y/o)

6-10 pax : RM2050
Children : RM950 (3-6y/o) // RM 1500 (7-12y/o)


BASIC ITINERARY
Day 1:
-          International Incheon Airport, Seoul (pick-up service)
-          Namsan Tower
-          Myeongdong

Day 2:
-          Cheonggyecheon Stream
-          Gwanghwamun Square
-          Gyeongbukgung Palace
-          Insadong

Day 3:
-          Namdaemun market
-          Dongdaemun Design Plaza
-          Ewha Women’s University

Day 4:
-          Hanok village
-          Itaewon Mosque
-          Itaewon Street

Day 5:
Nami island
-  

Day 6:
-          Free & easy (t-money card will be given. Lunch & dinner aren't provided. Guide will let you know where you can eat halal meals).



Day 7:
-          Flight back to Incheon Airport (airport bus)

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

*price PER 1 PERSON
*kids under 3 years old are free-of-charge (FOC)
*price could be changed depending on the KRW-MYR conversion rate at the moment of travel dates

Price includes:

-          Meals (breakfast - at guesthouse, lunch & dinner – Korean foods at Muslim-friendly restaurant)
-          PUBLIC transport
-          Airport transfer (airport bus)
-          Entrance fee to places in itinerary
-          Accommodation (guesthouse)
-          Malay-Korean speaking tour guide (9am-7pm)

Price excludes:

-          Flight tickets + insurance
-          Optional Tour
-          Personal expenses (taxis, shopping, drinks at cafĂ©, souvenirs, laundry)


REMARKS
1.       The nature of backpacking trip in Seoul is WALK. Please wear comfortable shoes.
2.       Amendment on itinerary could be changed based on your flight itinerary. Additional visiting place will be on your expenses.
3.       Foods of your choice will be on your expenses.
4.       Guided tour normally ends around 7pm. After that time, clients will have their own free & easy time.
5.       T-money card has to be returned at the end of the trip.
6.       Please expect to pray under stairs, in the fitting room etc. since Korea isn’t a Muslim country.


HOW TO BOOK US?

- Deposit RM100/pax is needed to book your slot with us (choose your own dates & group). 
- Deposit RM300/pax is needed for JOINED trip (dates have been decided, mixed with other group).
- DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE.


If you wish to use our service, please PM us directly on our FB page:
KE KOREA KIMFAD

Really appreciate your inquiry to follow these format:

1. Flight itinerary:
2. No. of traveler(s):
3. Package chosen:
4. Additional request(s):


Thank you very much! ^^

P/S: For the time being, other Malaysian students in Seoul will be the guide under our packages. 

Friday, 18 September 2015

Jeonju Hanok Village & One-day Hanbok Experience

Assalamualaikum.
Hello.

Kim and I have been planning for a short getaway. Busan's too far from Seoul. So, we decided to go to the slow city, Jeonju, famous for its bibimbap and hanok village (Korean traditional house). Basically, Kim arranged everything (now he feels more like a Korean lol).
Meanwhile, I got a chance to try out one-day hanbok experience so I thought this is it.

The day before we went to Jeonju, I went to One-day Hanbok rental shop. 
The shop is located near Euljiro Line 2 stop. Visit their website / FB page / IG @onedayhanbok for more info!

LOTS of choices.

Hard to choose now huh?

So many designs and sizes.

Now, see what they have here..

Head accessories! 

How nice are those? <3

Last but not least.. A picture with the kind owner.
p/s: Don't wear sweater/hoodie if you want to wear hanbok!

Now, are you readyyyyy? *shout out loud* 
To Jeonju we go!


After 2 hours in the train.

Hello Jeonju!!

Hanok style information counter

Wifi router at the bus stop. Oh yeahh!

First snack in Jeonju. 
Other than bibimbap, you can eat A LOT of street foods here (some you can't find in Seoul).
Famous ones including the croquet (shown in first snack picture), yogurt ice-cream, but my favourite is the Jeonju choco pie. I was too excited I didn't take any photo of it *sigh*

If you have got limitless budget, you might wanna try the royal cuisine where they have a full-table meal you can eat like an eating machine (btw, that's Kim's nickname sometimes kkk).

RM700 for a meal. *wallet cries lol*




We stay in a hanok guesthouse in the same Jeonju Hanok Village neighborhood. So, it's not that hard to go around the attractions by walking (or it's just me adapting well to the Korean-walking-culture).


First, let's have a meal.

The RM30 meals we had kkkk

SEDAP GILER

Telur separuh masak tambah seaweed yang dikoyak2. Boleh cuba dirumah.

Nasi, sup taugeh sotong pedas.
 I don't know why but this is one of the most delicious foods I've tried in Korea. Simple je tapi yummeh. After lunch, I put on the hanbok and went around the Hanok Village for PICTURE TIME!! Beware. You. Might. Collapsed.



Classic.


*pose pandang langit*

*pose acah2 keluar rumah*



Jom ke matahari, sayang? *hilang akal*

"Selamat datang ke teratak kami"









Ehem *shy shy cat*





It's normal for people to wear hanbok while visiting Jeonju Hanok village. 
I felt like I was in those old Korean dramas seeing so many Koreans wearing hanbok. Something I didn't get to experience in Seoul. 



*Assalamualaikum.. Saya datang nak beraya*

Remind me of the ever famous wall of leaves at Nature Republic in Myeongdong



Have to keep this in my wallet


So those are pictures taken by Kim. You don't know how hard I had to pull out my duck face to get those pictures. Have to admit my photography skill's better than his. Hahaha.
 Time to go home and take a rest. 

Cozy.



I reaaaaaally love Jeonju! I mean.. it's really nice to get a chance sleeping in Hanok. In Seoul, this kinda room is expensive really. Really grateful he arranged everything and while my job is to just have fun. >.<

You should visit this city if you've the time (I suggest 2D1N is okay). Oh! I forgot to mention, I went to visit the filming set of Sungkyunkwan Scandal drama in this place but it was at night and it didn't open. LOL 

Probably gonna visit here again if I had the chance.