Today we Naughty Aunties woke up in the fashion of Caucasians; i.e. 12pm, and had brunch at 1pm. The cold weather has really made us sleep way longer than we usually do! But no, we are no White-lovers, unlike these Seoulites. Once again, we found a new White-hugging trend in their society. We got to a cinema in Jeongbalsan, and saw the top ten movies rating there. Surprisingly for a nation that produces numerous good-quality local movies, and the people unable to speak English, three outdated English movies made it to the Top 5; whereas a supposedly-hot movie with Big Bang’s TOP (A Korean Hip-hop band member) inside was only in eighth place. These Koreans rather watch White movies and read the Korean subtitles than their local movies! Just learn the language damnit!
Auntie Yan is skeptical about the confidence of the locals in their local dramas. Like in Singapore, infamous Jack Neo’s movies always make it to the top. Is the local dramas really not as good of a quality as the western dramas, or is it really them being white supremacist? What do you think?
Jack Neo’s “I Not Stupid” Movie
Though we set out pretty late today (about 2pm), we managed to discover cool places far away from metro-Seoul. We went northwest along Metro Line 3 and first alighted at Yeonsinnae station. This fashion street has not been highlighted in our tourism guide book or in online sites, but damn it’s hella good! Obviously there were no foreigners except for us, so we figured that this must be a shopping district kept for locals only. It’s huge, divided into many alleys (we didn’t have time to comb through the whole place) and has a large variety of shops, cafes and restaurants. How we wish we’ve been here earlier instead of wasting time at Dongdaemun! It’s a must-go, Yeonsinnae Fashion Street! Not over priced, self contained and a place where ignorant tourists can feel free to shop. Except that there are no tax free shops I guess? That’s why the government didn’t want to promote the area?
The Never-Ending Yeonsinnae Street
An Awesome Patisserie Shop in Yeonsinnae
A Sports Shoe Shop for Problematic Skin?
Well the real reason why we bothered to travel so far out today was because Auntie Yan had secretly harboured her wishes to meet her future father-in-law in Jeongbalsan. This father-in-law is actually DBSK Junsu’s father, and his pizza restaurant is in Jeongbalsan! (OH MY GOD COVERS EARS SHRILLING GIRLS SCREAMING) Like Micky’s Mama’s Gelato Café, this restaurant is also a DBSK temple for fans to give their offerings to the Xiah Junsu Altar. Please also take note that no urn or joss sticks will be provided, so bring your own. For Christians, just say Amen loudly and his father will say, may Junsu Bless You.
Vandalism on the Walls Welcome Us to Junsu Papa Pizza’s Restaurant
Welcome to Xiah Junsu’s Shrine
Prized Poster of Xiah Junsu
Go Ahead, Stick Your Head In!
More Vandalism In the Toilet By Over-Crazed Fangirls All Over the World
Well, not to forget that other than being a Junsu Shrine, Imsilcheese Pizza actually sells pizza (really good pizza!!) freshly baked on order by Junsu’s dad. The food is thankfully not overpriced and pizza we ate was really good; so our long journey was pretty worth it. Auntie Yan later realizes the reason why it’s called Imsilcheese Pizza and not Imsil Pizza. Because the Pizza there really has loads of cheese in it, and every table is equipped with a cheese powder bottle. You have a choice of a local brand called Gold or the imported Brand called Kraft. Cool right? And the Pizza not only has loads of cheese but a nice thin crust that does not overpower the taste of the cheese and the other ingredients. We had roasted pumpkin pizza today at Junsu Papa’s place, but we reckon the meat pizzas will taste much much much better! For vegetarians and muslims, not to worry the place has pumpkin, roasted pumpkin and pineapple pizza for you!
We also realized that Junsu has inherited the stature of his father. The reason why Junsu doesn’t have broad shoulders like JaeJoong is because his father is the same. His father is not too tall, not too short either. Around 170cm? And looks like a typical Korean, with typical Korean features. We didn’t take a picture of Junsu’s Papa because we thought it would be rude to snap him like that and didn’t wanted to bother him though at that point of time, the restaurant is not busy. If you want to catch the chance to talk to his father, go on a weekday afternoon or evening, it will be less busy.
Golden Pumpkin Pizza
After dinner at the Imsilcheese Pizza, we continued wandering around Jeongbalsan and found that it has huge shopping malls too! Another awesome shopping district to visit! (Also no foreigners found teehee) The shops too open till past 10pm, and there was a hidden IMAX Cinema in one of the malls too!! (OMG we should’ve watched Prince of Persia in 3D here instead of the Sinchon Theatre)
Huge Lafesta Mall!
Reverse Bungee Jumping on a Trampoline! In Lafesta Mall
Hidden IMAX Theatre in Lafesta Mall; for viewing movies in 3D on LG screens OMG
We also realized that here in Korea, gluttony is indeed punishable and a sin at that. Every time Auntie Yan eats more than a certain calorific value, she would get severe runs! And nonetheless Auntie Aiman is now fat and broke. So when you are in Seoul, don’t eat too much because by the time you return home, it wouldn’t be a nice sight would it?