Friday, January 27, 2012

Korea part III

We left the Alpensia Ski resort and went to stay In Seoul that night but we drop by at Everland for a couple of hours. We totally forgot to bring our camera and left it in the bus :( We took some pictures from the blackberry but they're not that good. Arggggh.... No pictures in such beautiful place. We're in a rush because we had a reservation dinner at Tony Romas.

After dinner, we went to Myeong Dong, wondering around. Not only lots of nice stores over there, but lots of food stalls on the street. Some sell accessories, clothes, shoes etc in front of branded store.

These below pictures were taken from our hotel, Fraser Place. Seoul is organized and clean. I like it. Maybe, I already fall in love with South Korea now. hahahahah

Monday, January 23, 2012

Chinese New Year


My dad in law always invite his sisters and their families to have dinner together before the day of the Chinese New Year. It's a great opportunities for us to catch up with each other. What a lovely evening! As a family, we value family relationships a lot. David's dad is the eldest in the family, he always gives good examples for all of us to care about each other so much. He's like the problem solver in our big families. 

Here I post our outfits and delicious food we had.

Me and Warren.

Warren is wearing our own design by Nancy&Warren Couture.

Warren with her sky-high gold glitter Christian Louboutin.

Gucci clutch

This is me and Mee Djin. She's David' s cousin. She's also a fashion designer like me. Tough woman. One day I'll write about her. You'll be amazed by her testimony.

Me, Mee Djin and her daughter.

Lobster Salad

Shark Fin

Roasted piglet.

Abalone with broccoli.

Gindara Fish

Seafood deep fried noodle.

Mango desert.

 Clear lychee jelly dessert.

Restaurant: Tang Palace (JW Marriot hotel, Surabaya)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Korea part II

Look at me! I look like a walking pillow with my puffer jacket. This was our second day, my body still shocked with the sub-zero degree temperature. I had to wear this bulky boots to keep my feet warm since I did my mistake wearing the other boots to Nami Island that afternoon. It's far from what you call it fashion,huh? 
All I care was keeping my whole body warm.

In Alpensia ski resort, there are many hotels. There is also Holiday Inn. But we stayed at the Intercontinental hotel. It was the right choice. As we entered the lobby, we could feel the warm and cosy atmosphere. We loved it.  One day, we want to go there again and stay longer on the mountain. 

This pictures below was the view at the ski area at night. I wish I took more pictures, it's beautiful at night.

My husband took these two scenery  below from our room balcony. I love watching the white snow every where.

You know, we  studied in Boston where it was snowing during the winter, but we never went skiing at all before. In the beginning of our study in Boston, there was a student from Surabaya had an accident and died on the way of his trip to play ski. My dad in law happenend to know his parents. So, we were forbidden to play ski at all during our study there. So this Korea trip was our first time learning how to ski ever. Too late huh? I'm older now. They say it's easier to learn every thing when you are younger, especially in sports. We hire a coach for the whole family.  Nice guy, but I think he lost his faith in us since he found out after  two hours lessons we chose to play snow slide instead of continuing  practicing  skiing. My body was aching especially my back. it was harder than I thought :)

I think I fall in love eating Korean food. I gained two kilograms when I was there.

Bibimbap in a hotstone bowl.

This dish below has pork intestines, tofu, dumplings and vegetable in the sup. It's spicy and tasty. Hmm...... Yummy.

This restaurant serve Korean beef. Korean beef is different than the beef in other countries. Usually, they are fed with corn, but in Korea they feed the cow with hays.
But I'm sorry I forgot to take a picture of the beef. Too busy eating at that time. Hahahahah

I found out the salads in some Korean food restaurants are very different than the ones in any other countries. They taste so good and fresh.

I usually eat yukhoe (raw beef salad) always with egg yoke, but I found out some places serve yukhoe without it. Great! I personally don't eat egg due to allergy reason.

Location: Alpensia Ski Resort, Pyeongchang, Korea.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

KOREA part I

Every end of the year is my treat after working the whole year. Lately my family always choose super cold places to visit for holiday just to get a different sensation since we always live in very hot climate country. This time, Korea is our choice since Japan still in the risk of radiation.

Our first journey is Nami Island where it's very famous for shooting Korea's drama setting of Winter Sonata. I didn't watch it, but I know how the ladies around me are crazy about the actor, Bae Yong Joon. Lucky us going during the winter season where more than half of the places covered with white snow. It's beautiful. 

This is where we had our breakfast in the morning before we left for Nami Island at Grand Hyatt Hotel, Incheon.

What I loooooove most in Nami Island is there are many  frozen Water Fountain. They are so pretty.

David and me are joking around by posing like Bae Yong Joon on the picture behind us. Hahahahah

I wish I could take more pictures of the lake. But, my foot was freezing. Wrong boots!

The two ostriches.

My husband and my son posing copying the funny statue.

I chose the right bag travelling with me (Coach). It' very handy. My best friends gave it to me as birthday present last November. But my mistake was wearing this long coat. It's heavy and space consuming when I got into the restaurant. 

This was my lunch. The restaurant is in the middle of the island. The chicken is served already marinated and steamed. Then, we charcoal grilled it ourselved on the table.