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나들이! Day Out + SM TOWN TOKYO 3D Movie Concert

My ears are still ringing from all the fanchants and screaming.

No, I didn’t exactly went for a k-pop concert.

But sitting in a cinema didn’t make the fans any less excited.


Exams have finally ended and decided to have a fun day out with the plus one (bff). We were set on eating 자장면 today, to commemorate our love for Fantasy Couple, but fate was not to be and the place was closed today. Ended up having lunch at Wang Dae Bak Korean restaurant, which I’ve raved about dinner HERE. Awesome foooood!! 😀 And it’s even better for lunch, since the prices are NETT. No GST and Service charge. 아싸! The set lunch prices are between $10 to $13, which is pretty decent for a very authentic Korean meal.

I had the 알탕 (fish egg stew) and the plus one had the 유개장 (beef stew?). 알탕 is something that probably scare a lot of foreigners away and not many Singapore Korean restaurants offer it. This tastes FANTASTIC, even better than the one I had in Korea (which according to the Koreans, is very good already!)

알탕! Fish egg stew

If you are interested in how the fish egg looks like:

This monster was 10 times the size of the egg I had in Seoul. WTF.And I already cut in into half….

I told the plus one that this was fish brains…. okay I’m kidding. Contrary to the fiery soup look, this is not spicy at all! In fact, it’s very 시원하다 hahaha 😀 Sorry I have no adjectives for it in English. Refreshing I guess?

The plus one’s 유개장! So much nicer than other places. Definitely recommended!!!

Side dishes were absolutely delicious (5 in total) but unpictured because my photo doesn’t do them worthy!

We were on a lame self-given mission to photograph all the christmas trees that we came across and here’s a few!

And yes, that’s another rare picture of me on the blog. ^^

Time flew by and it’s time for the concert (movie)!!! 😀

For those that plan to go, please please please make reservations way ahead! ^^

As with all concert / fandom reviews, I need to be really careful with what I say, to prevent inciting all kinds of comments on the blog ><;;

Particularly since SM isn’t really my fandom.

Wasn’t sure what to expect and I was wondering if there would be screaming or “오빠~~~ 사랑해!!!!” during the concert.

And woah.. the fans were sure enthusiastic!

I’m pretty sure that the fans today were from the same fanclub or something, given that whole rows of them looked like they knew each other.

And when the screen lighted up, I immediately knew which fandom they belonged to.




It was a pretty awesome experience, and the enthusiastic fans really made it more fun 😛 They started the fanchants without any cues and the plus one and me were really… surprised.

I don’t even know the fanchants for my own fandom OTL

Kinda fun to see who they screamed the loudest for. 😛 Today’s winner was clearly LeeTeuk ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

No one really screamed for Ryeowook ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ I simply squealed and giggled every time he appeared 😛

Loved the whole show! It wasn’t really 3D (like in your face kind), but it was definitely HD and awesome!!

Krystal’s legs are THE BEST. Like omg.

Seeing how it’s SM TOWN TOKYO, most of the songs were Japanese versions ㅠㅠㅠㅠ Me sad. I’m only familiar with their Korean songs, so it made it hard for me to try to sing along.

Priced at $18 for GV members in Singapore ($24 for non-members), the 98 min show wasn’t cheap, but it was definitely worth the experience!!


GV, please bring in the BIG BANG 3D show, and I’ll gladly pay for the experience again. And again. And again. ^^

p.s. Wolf Boy will be showing in GV from 13th December onwards in Singapore, and it’s time to oogle at SONG JOONG KI.

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    11 December, 2012 at 3:47 AM

    Sounds like a fun day! Wish I could see something like this. Actually, I would rather just buy it and watch it at home. Less screaming that way. Unless it was a real concert; screaming is required then, haha. 😀
    So, the 3D part wasn’t like…dizzying? I would think a 3D movie concert would be.

    Surprisingly, that fish egg stew looks really good! Normally I would be put off by something like that but it looks good enough to make my mouth water. XD I really want to try Korean food. It looks so yummy!

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      11 December, 2012 at 1:29 PM

      haha! The 3D wasn’t that bad, since it was more of it being awesome HD rather than 3D effects. In fact, the subtitles felt more 3D than the actual concert LOL.

      That stew was awesome! Is it easy to get Korean food in your area?

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        12 December, 2012 at 12:44 AM

        LOL I guess it would be hard making a concert 3D? At least it was HD! XD

        No, there aren’t many Korean restaurants. I decided to do a search for some and there are two. Both of them are bit out of my way and not in the greatest of places to be put it nicely.

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    11 December, 2012 at 5:00 AM

    I’m so jealous! 😀 You’re so lucky! I’ve never been to a k-pop concert. I was going to go to a BigBang concert in England this Saturday, but I can’t now..D:
    I want that stew! Why you make me hungry? 😀 I prefer Korean (and any other kind of Asian) food over Western food.

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      11 December, 2012 at 1:31 PM

      hehe! I’ve only been to one real kpop concert, the first 2NE1 concert in Korea last year! (: And it was aweeeesome! My dream is to go to the BIG SHOW once. But I keep pushing it back and now I’m hoping to go for the 2014 one D:

      I prefer Asian food too! But perhaps because I haven’t had much of authentic Western food. But Western food in Korea is much nicer than in Singapore ><;

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    11 December, 2012 at 5:02 AM

    O_O Forgotten to add this! I’m extra jealous because you get to see WOLF BOY! Gaaah. I want to see it but sadly England doesn’t have it in cinemas! D: Gonna have to wait till it’s on DVD.

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      11 December, 2012 at 1:31 PM

      HEHE 😀

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    Lucie D
    11 December, 2012 at 6:10 AM

    One of the down sides being in central Europe is the lack of access to anything “asian” – of course apart from a whole lot of Chinese restaurants, which don’t really serve proper Chinese food. And to my bad luck even if concerts take place in Europe I am too far away…. why does Big Bang have to have a concert in London a year after I left, no idea.
    And thoughts of Korean food make me hungry… time to make Kimchi… Also reminds me that I have a Korean food voucher. Curious how Korean food will taste here.
    Oh the photo of you standing in shorts in front of a Christmas tree make me feel cold… guess that is only because I associate Christmas with cold weather and now it’s freezing here. How I wish I could go to Singapore now.
    Looking at my reply – it’s a set of completely random ideas. 😀
    PS: I feel sorry for Ryeowook….

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      11 December, 2012 at 1:34 PM

      Big Bang!! I wanna see them live at least once D: Is Korean food easy to find in your area? Singapore has quite a number of Korean restaurant these days, and they are getting more authentic, with the increased numbers of Koreans here (:

      haha I never associated Christmas tree with cold, but now that you mentioned it, it’s really natural to think that way. ><;

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        Lucie D
        13 December, 2012 at 6:00 AM

        I think there are more and more restaurants appearing here and there. The trouble is, that things need to be adjusted to the taste buds of Czech people. I think you will find more authentic asian food in London, not in Prague. So I’m quite curious about it. They say the cook is Korean….

        Generally I just try to get the ingredients and cook the food myself. 😀

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    11 December, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    I want to watch it as well! Though it’s a little ex. (I did watch SMTOWN I AM though, the whole theatre –including me– was screaming like we’re mad!) I live in Singapore as well and I just cant seem to find korean restaurants anywhere. Even if i find random korean dishes in a not-korean-restaurant, it seems scary to eat them. They just dont seem to fit me. I’ve been to south korea in 2010 though, and i LOVED the food. Hope to visit Korea again soon. ^^

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      11 December, 2012 at 9:30 PM

      haha there are so many good restaurants in Tanjong Pagar! ^^ You should give it a try sometime!

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