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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Nepal


Trails of destruction and a growing death toll left Nepal after a 7.8 magnitude earth quake hit the country last Saturday.  (Photos credit to www.nbcnews.com)

Powerful Earthquake

The 7.8 earthquake struck at noon on Saturday on the densely populated Kathmandu Valley. A 6.6 magnitude aftershock was felt an hour later and a number of smaller aftershocks rippled until Sunday morning. The epicenter of the earthquake was located 80 km north west of Kathmandu and has a shallow depth of 11 meters. US Geological survey calls the quake’s epicenter, which was located on a thrust fault, as one of the most seismically hazardous regions on earth.

Locals reported that the earthquake lasted for several minutes. As the earth’s shaking intensified, people rushed outside their homes and onto the streets. Large cracks opened up in the streets, floors and walls of houses. Several buildings collapsed and clouds of dust swirled around the ruins.

The powerful earthquake was even felt in neighboring places like India, Tibet, Pakistan, China, Lahore, Dhaka and Bangladesh. It even caused avalanche in Mt. Everest. The earthquake, which is of the same magnitude as the San Francisco earthquake in 1906 was said to be 22 times stronger than the one which hit Haiti in 2010.


Avalanche in Mt. Everest

The earthquake also triggered massive avalanches in Mt. Everest. The avalanche swept the Khumbu Ice Fall, which is one of Mt. Everest’s dangerous spots, and the Base Camp where most international climbing expeditions camp. 

The deadly avalanche has buried some people in their tents and has left around 30 people injured. As of writing, more than 200 climbers have already been rescued but an unspecified number of people are still missing. Other climbers have already left the base camp to look for safer places.

Damage to Life and Property

The earthquake has left more than 3000 people dead and more than 6,500 injured. Villages outside Kathmandu have also been buried by landslides so officials warned that the number of casualties may still rise with the continuation of the search and rescue operations.

Efforts are still pouring in to look for survivors and to rescue people which may have been trapped inside buildings. Authorities, volunteers, and locals are all digging through piles of bricks and rubbles by their bare hand to help recover the bodies of those who may have been buried alive in the collapsed structures.

The disaster has also left a huge extent of damage to Nepal in terms of property. Buildings and houses have been reduced to the ground leaving people camped up in tents out in the streets. Millions have been left starving and homeless.

In hospitals which have been affected by the powerful quake, doctors and nurses have been seen moving patients outside into the parking lots where thin mattresses have been spread to the ground. Still, a lot of injured people are filling up these hospitals and the hospital staffs are overwhelmed.

Cultural Loss

Apart from the damage caused to buildings and structures, the earthquake has also left damage to the cultural heritage of Nepal


The earthquake has reduced Nepal’s architectural jewels to the ground including the UNESCO-recognized monument, Dharahara Tower. The tower is one of Nepal’s landmarks which was built by Nepal’s royal rulers back in the 1800s. Other cultural landmarks which were heavily damaged by the earthquake include the Durbar Square in the Old City, the 16th century Vatsala Druga, buildings in Patan’s 3rd century Durbar Square and other century year old temples.

According to Nepali Times editor Kunda Dixit, “this damage culturally speaking [is] an incalculable loss.”

International Aid

Meanwhile, while organized relief and rescue operations is still generally absent in the area as government officials and employees have been affected themselves, aid from different international agencies and foreign government have poured in the aftermath of the disaster.

However, though international rescue teams, donations and other forms of aid has been coming in, they’re still not enough as the United Nations have estimated more than 6 million people affected. What’s worse is that most of these people are located in remote areas which are reachable only by foot or has been blocked by landslides so getting the help in these areas poses a great challenge to international agencies.

Challenges

Nepal is a relatively poor country in Asia. Much of Nepal’s economy relies greatly on its tourism. It has a rich scenery and cultural heritage but has limited resources. It has also been plagued with political and economic instability for the last number of years. The challenge therefore is how Nepal can rebuild itself as a nation and rise after this disaster. 

Mayweather vs Pacquaio: “The Fight of the Century”


Mayweather vs  Pacquaio: “The Fight of the Century

Dubbed as “The Fight of the Century”, the much awaited MayPac fight is finally going to happen this Saturday, May 2 at the Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena. 

Considered also as one of the richest bouts in world boxing history, the tickets for the big event was sold out in just a matter of seconds, nine days before the much anticipated fight. The most expensive ring side seats reached up to $ 77,500 while the general admission tickets were pegged at $ 4,500.

But before watching the much awaited fight, here are some of the things that you need to know about the May-Pac fight:

Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr.
38 years old
47 – 0 with 26 KOs
Height: 5 ft 8”
Reach: 72”
With 24 world title fights
Ranked by Forbes as the world’s highest paid athlete last year at $ 105 million.
Trained by his father, Floyd Mayweather Sr. with Rafael Garcia and Roger Mayweather.

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao
36 years old
57 – 5 – 2 with 36 KOs
Height: 5 ft 6”
Reach: 67”
With 19 world title fights
A Congressman in the Philippines
Trained by Freddie Roach with Justine Fortune and Buboy Fernandez.

Record Fight

Aside from the record selling tickets in general sales, the May-Pac fight is also expected to double the prior record when it comes to pay-per-view revenues. Other revenue sources like sponsorship and merchandise, closed-circuit TV and international broadcast sales are also expected to bring in a lot of returns. The fighters are guaranteed at least $ 150 million to be divided among themselves.

Conditions

Before agreeing to the fight, Mayweather imposed a number of conditions. 

First, the revenue will be divided in a 60-40 share in his favor. 

Second, both of the fighters will have to undergo a random blood and urine drug testing by the US Anti Doping Agency. If any of the fighters would turn out positive, the fight will be cancelled and a 4 year-ban will be imposed. It can be recalled that Mayweather Sr.’s comments that Pacquiao uses steroids lead to a defamation suit filed by Pacquiao’s camp against the Mayweather camp. 

Third, if Mayweather losses, he is entitle to a rematch. But if it’s Pacquiao who will lose, he won’t be entitled to one.

What’s at stake?

Aside from the undefeated title and status of Mayweather, at stake are also his WBC Welterweight and WBA Super Welterweight titles. Pacquaio’s WBO Welterweight crown is also on the line. 

The winning fighter will receive a newly created belt which is valued at $ 1 million. The belt features the faces of Mayweather and Pacquiao as well as Muhammad Ali and José Sulaimán’s. 

Fight Details

Both fighters has already arrived at Las Vegas, however they had separate entrances. Mayweather arrived at the MGM Grand while Pacquiao made his own entrance at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, his Las Vegas residence. Mayweather was greeted by a band and the loud scream of his fans. While Pacquaio received a warm Filipino welcome and was caught saying to his fans: “"Don't get nervous. I'm the one fighting, so relax." Though the fighters have separate entrances, they’ll meet face to face again for Wednesday’s press conference at 4:00 pm and Friday’s weigh-in at 3:00 pm.

As to the fight on Saturday night, the gates will be opened at around 2:00 pm local time. But the main event is expected to begin only at around 11:00 pm. 

The referee for the actual fight is Kenny Bayless, known for his “What I say you must obey” phrase. The jury will be composed of Burt A. Celements, Dave Moretti and Glenn Feldman, renowned judges in their own right. 

The lead promoter in charge of the fight and its other events is Mayweather Promotions. Pacquiao’s promoter, Top Rank, though has more experience, has to defer and make compromises just to make the fight happen.
Final Words

With the much awaited fight fast approaching, both fighters have been quoted to say a few words on the fight of the century.

Mayweather: “I’ve always got the remedy to solve the problem and come out on top. I don’t know if he can make adjustments. I’ve always been able to make adjustments . . . I’ve never wanted to win a fight so bad in my life.”

Pacquiao: “"I'm very excited and my confidence is 100 per cent. Any time I am the underdog, I like that. It means my killer instinct and focus is fully there. This is the moment I believe he will experience his first loss."

As to who will emerge victorious and claim the title of the best boxer of this generation, boxing fans will have to wait for Saturday night’s results.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Where to stay in Japan? Nara Hotel

Nara Hotel - A promise of Real Japanese Hospitality


The Nara Hotel is one of the historically richest places that I have had the pleasure of visiting and I would highly recommend it to anyone planning a trip to the Nara prefecture in Japan. I chose the Nara Hotel for few different reasons:

The rich, cultural history of the hotel
The ancient city of Nara with over 1300 year of history
Location, and
Proximity to local attractions




If you’re going to visit Japan, stop over at the Nara Hotel for an unforgettable experience. When I first arrived in Nara, the sheer size of the city amazed me. Perhaps I was initially small-minded in what I had expected to find, but, I assure you, the experience was a pleasant and surprising in so many ways and a memory that I will not soon forget. While the city of Nara provides a bounty of sight-seeing opportunities, my primary reason for visiting surrounded the Nara Park area and its numerous historical temples.




 Much like the rest of Japan, Nara is literally steeped in the cultural history and it’s the decadent beauty oozes in every direction drawing me into both the 1300 year old city as well as its renowned hotel. Built over 100 years ago, the hotel’s architecture speaks for itself, offering high coffered ceilings and interior designs that allows you to step back in time and surround yourself in the richness of the bygone eras of this ancient city’s past. The hotel, itself, was modeled after an ancient Japanese castle, which is another wonderful attribute that piqued my interest. 




Over its history, the Nara Hotel has been widely respected for its beautiful architecture and design as well as its prominent location in a reclusive corner of the beautiful and historical Nara Park. So respected is the Nara Hotel that since its opening, it has been frequented by a number of both political and royal dignitaries as well as historical figures from around the globe.





If your stay at the Nara Hotel is more for business than for pleasure, then the hotel has you covered. With six different banquet rooms that are available for use, for whatever your function, you can’t go wrong. Nara Hotel is happy to host your convention, wedding, or any other celebration you choose.



Since Nara Park is surrounded by the infamous Japanese cherry blossom trees, the view that you receive will depend on the time of year that you choose to visit the Nara Hotel. In the spring, cherry blossom trees abound in full bloom, though only for a short while. The park provides a scenic place to kick back your feet, relax, and take it all in. However, if you’re anything like me, autumn foliage calls your name each year and Nara’s bounty of visual candy will certainly tantalize your senses and leave them begging for more.

If Nara Park is not enough stimulation during your stay, fret not. There are plenty of sights to see and places to visit in Nara as well as its surrounding community. Nara Park also offers up four temples and a museum for your adventuring pleasure and all within a short five minute walk from the hotel. If you don’t mind walking a little further, the Kasuga Taisha Shrine sits a mere 20 minutes away by foot. However, expand even further out and additional sight-seeing options present themselves in bountiful delight. 

When it comes to dining, the Nara Hotel takes the cake. They offer two primary restaurants, which cater to two different cuisines: French and Japanese. Additionally, they also offer both a tea lounge as well as a bar in an effort to provide a little bit of something for everyone. Don’t worry about special attire for this kind of dining, so long as you are not wearing sandals or the traditional Japanese summer kimono known as the yukata, feel free to dress comfortably.




If you’re looking for a place to bring the whole family, Nara Hotel also welcomes children. However, it is preferred that they be accompanied by an adult, which would make sense anywhere else that you stay as well. 

In my opinion, the Nara Hotel and its surrounding community provide for a traveler’s paradise. It is one of the many aspects that I loved so much about my visit here. My only regret is that my trip was much too short this time around. However, now that I have my Nara adventure running through my mind, I strongly suspect I will return.

There are times when I plan my travels according to the adventure that I seek, the sights that I long to visit, and a love of deep, rich history. At other times, my travels take me down the path to tranquility and the promise of relaxation. Nara Hotel and its surrounding communities offer a little bit of both. With that said, regardless of what you aim to achieve, whether for business or pleasure, tranquility or adventure, come alone, or bring the whole family. Nara Hotel is certain to please all. As for me, I am already busy pre-planning my next adventure and who knows where it will ultimately lead me. For more details about Nara Hotel, You can click on any photos below. They will bring you to the hotel's website.






Sunday, April 26, 2015

Where to Stay in Singapore? Hotel Jen in Orchardgateway Singapore


Hotel Jen was one of the best hotels I’ve ever stayed at and I would highly recommend it to anyone traveling to Singapore. I don’t say this lightly. I’ve visited a lot of hotels and places in my travels, but Hotel Jen truly is top-notch.

I chose Hotel Jen, primarily for a couple of reasons, Location, Amenities and the Vibe.


It never ceases to amaze me how a first opinion, positive or negative, can be impacted within the first ten to fifteen seconds. It’s such a small amount of time, a fraction, really. Yet, in the first few seconds of meeting someone or encountering a new experience, we have already made up our minds on how we feel about it. Our opinion is formulated from that point on and changing it presents a challenge.  

Knowing this, I walked into Hotel Jen (together with my friends) with an open mind. After all, while the images online of their accommodations were impressive, I knew from personal experience that you can’t always trust what you see or read online. That was never a problem with Hotel Jen.

Customer service and experience are both attributes that I am all too familiar with when visiting various business establishments. I know them like the back of my hand. The dedication and pleasantries that need to be put forward in order to attain the best possible customer experience in the hospitality industry where immense competition can make or break you is the driving force behind it all. However, when it comes to Hotel Jen, customer service was the first thing that I noticed upon my arrival. The hotel staff greeted me as they would a long-time friend. Their smiles and conversations were genuine and what granted me my first positive impression of this wonderful oasis within the city. I didn’t have Singaporean Dollars yet when I arrived and the cab’s credit card terminal wasn’t working. So I had to humbly ask the hotel staff who welcomed me to pay for it first and have it charged to my room. With smiles on their faces, they were more than happy to assist me. Such a shame on my part. 




I just love everything in my room. From the comfortable 5 star quality bed, the elegant couch, room to ceiling glass window with a great view of the streets of Singapore, the lovely bathroom that made me feel like a member of the royal family, the fridge with complimentary fruits for guests, the big closet to the customized led television. I couldn't ask for more.

Sitting snug along one of Singapore’s most renowned shopping districts, Hotel Jen’s prime location makes for another wonderful reason to stay here. Stepping out of the hotel, the hustling and bustling going on along Orchard Road is enough to make your nerves buzz with excitement.  The place is truly a shopper’s paradise and my first thought was “so many malls, so little time” to explore them all during my short stay. If shopping is your thing, then Orchard Road is the place to be.

However, shopping isn’t the only thing to do in the area. Orchard Road also offers spas, museums, and historical sights to visit. Emerald Hill is among one of the must see places to go. While the area can be a bit hilly at times, it is worth the effort to step back in time and visit a rich piece of Singapore’s history.



When you’re not out exploring the many sights that Singapore has to offer, step back into Hotel Jen for a little relaxation and self-indulgence. The hotel offers a number of amenities to its guests such as a 24-hour fitness center. After all, maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle is important as well.






The hotel also offers several dining options, so that there is always something available regardless of when that hunger pang strikes, day or night. A vending machine and an ice cubes dispenser are available in every floor.



One of the many things that I really like to see in hotel amenities is a pool. Call me what you like, but there is just something incredibly appealing about relaxing at poolside and maybe taking an occasional dip. What is unique about Hotel Jen’s pool is its location, which is on the rooftop where you get this glorious view of the city’s skyline. However, that’s not all the Hotel Jen’s rooftop has to offer.





If you enjoy the night life, step into one of Hotel Jen’s two lounges, kick back your feet and relax with a drink. My personal favorite is the hotel’s Baywatch@Jen lounge. There’s something magical about enjoying a nice cold drink in an outdoors with all of the comforts you could ask for in a lounge, plus a gorgeous view of the city’s skyline to boot.




One of the really special differences with Hotel Jen that stood out for me in a big way was the offers page listed right on their website. The hotel lists the different specials and activities that are planned and when you can plan your trip to take advantage of them. I’m not talking about simply cost savings either, although that’s always nice. Hotel Jen also offers special activities on their calendar such as High Teas, Ladies’ Night, Men’s Night, and even room deals that can get you a complimentary 2-hour cocktail party. 

At Hotel Jen there is always something for everyone. Whether you come alone, bring your friends, or are bringing the whole family, you’re sure to find something special at Hotel Jen. If you’re thinking of traveling to Singapore, stop on by Hotel Jen for a stay. I promise that you won’t regret it. For more details about Hotel Jen in Orchardgateway Singapore, click here.



What to do in Seoul? A travel guide to South Korea’s Capital


With Kpop making waves nowadays in the international scene, it’s no wonder why more and more people are drawn to visit South Korea. But it’s not just music and fashion which draws people to travel to this country. It’s delicious food, bustling city life, rich culture and unique people also makes it a wonderful tourist destination. South Koreans are known to be one of the most polite and friendliest nationals in the world.


What’s more amazing is that you can experience these many facets of South Korea just by staying at its capital, Seoul. While it may be highly advisable to visit many cities and other places, it’s best to always start your exploration at the country’s capital.  I remember saying few months back that I’m in love with Phuket, until Seoul started courting me.


I almost thought I couldn’t make it to Seoul to experience winter festival. My Visa was delayed and was released only the afternoon before my flight. When it was confirmed that I could fly, I immediately booked a hotel in Seoul’s central area near Seoul’s City Hall. It was still freezing when I got there. Temperature was at 4-6 degrees in the high noon and would drop to negative 12-15 from night til early morning and I didn’t have any winter clothes with me. Good thing at almost every subway station, there are stalls that would sell cheap winter clothes good enough for me to use during my 1 week stay there. 

The list of things that you can do in this huge and fascinating city is endless, but below, you’ll find my most recommended when in Seoul, South Korea:

1.Pay a royal visit to Gyeongbokgung or Gyeongbok Palace.

Gyeongbokgung, Korea’s most famous palace is the seat of the last Korean dynasty, the Joseon dynasty. The place is an authentic picturesque, with Mt. Bugak in the background. The palace, being conveniently located in the capital, has long been the symbol of national sovereignty. You can watch the changing of the guards every hour at its main gate, Gwanghwamun, stroll towards its outer and inner court and wander through Donggung which is the palace of the crown prince. This attraction is open from 9:00 to 18:00 and will cost you 1,500 to 3,000 won to enter.

Getting there:
Take the subway train from Jongno 3-ga to Gyeongbokgung (Exit 5). The ride takes about 10 minutes and costs 1,500 to 1,600 Won.

2.Learn more about Korean history by visiting its museums.

Korean history is rich, vibrant and colorful. To learn more about their history, you can make the most of your time in Gyeongbokgung by visiting the two museums located inside the palace grounds – The National Palace Museum of Korea and The National Folk Musem of Korea. The museums have thousands of artifacts and historical objects which depicts the traditional life of the Korean people. There is no fee to enter the museums.

3.Let the panoramic view of Namsan Park and Seoul Tower take your breath away.

Namsan Park is located at the heart of the city, offers both locals and tourists alike a change of scenery and a momentary escape from the metropolis. This park, aside from having a scenic view of Seoul, also boasts of housing 600 animal and plant species. 

It also holds one of Korea’s most popular attractions, the Seoul Tower. If you’re a fan of Korean dramas, then you’re no stranger to its fence which is covered by thousands of love locks (like Paris’s bridges: Pont des Arts and Pont de l'Archevêché.) However, its main appeal is the four observation decks which give a panoramic view of Seoul, especially at night. The tower also features a gift shop, a revolving restaurant located at the top, a Teddy Bear Museum, a Wishing Pond and a posh French restaurant called N Grill. Admission to observatory will cost you 9,000 won.

Getting There:
Go out at exit 2 or 3 at Myeongdong Station on Seoul Subway Line 4. Walk towards Lila Elementary School for approximately 10 minutes to Palgakjeong Pavilion (N Seoul Tower) and take a Cable Car. The fare is 8,500 Won.


4.Time travel in Namsangol Hanok Village.

If you don’t want to climb up Namsan Mountain, you can always settle at its base and travel back in time in this little neighborhood. The village has traditional style hanok homes, which are mostly the residences of the upper-class during the Joseon era. The village depicts the traditional Korean way of life. They have artisans who practice their trades, a theater which specializes in traditional Korean music and a time capsule. This attraction is closed during Tuesdays. Admission is free.

Getting there:
Take a train from Myeongdong Station, take line 3 and 4 and get off to Chungmuro Station Exit 4. The ride is approximately 5 minutes and costs 1,500 to 1,600 Won.


5.Shop at Seoul’s Shopping Districts.

Korea is noted for their fashion style and shopping districts. Dongdaedum and Myeongdong are the major shopping centers. Dongdaedum has the largest market and offers all sorts of fashionable goods. Myeongdong on the other hand is trendier and contains Seoul’s top stores and premier fashion boutiques. Other shopping districts include Itaewon (which caters mostly foreigners’ tastes), Hongdae (for vintage stuffs), Namdaemun (for Korean souvenirs), Insadong (for traditional Korean arts and crafts), Gyeongdong Market (for traditional medicine) and many more. 

6.Dine and check the must-eats.

It’s not just Kimchi and Korean BBQ which made people love Korean cuisine. So while in Seoul, take time to discover other Korean must-eats and fall in love with their rich and flavorful dishes. Some of the dishes that are worth checking out include Bibimbap (Korean mixed rice), Sannakji (fresh baby octopus), Ddeokbokki (Korean spicy rice cakes), Samgyupsal (grilled pork belly bbq), Chi-maek (fried chicken and beer), foot-long ice cream cone, and the well-loved Patbingsu (red bean shaved ice).


7.Indulge in the Korean street food culture.

If you’re feeling hungry after the late night partying or just want to stroll the streets at dawn, the best course to take is toward those crowded tents which offer a variety of (mostly spicy) street food. The most common finds include Tokkebi hotdog (hotdog coated with deep-fried potatoes), Odeng (fish cakes), Kimbap (rice rolls), Soondae (blood sausage), Bongeobbang (fish shaped bread with red bean paste) and Cup Chicken.

8.Try their amazing Korean drinks.

Whether it’s alcoholic or not, Koreans are also known for their hearty drinks. Koreans are said to have a long-standing love affair with alcohol that’s why it’s not surprising that their national liquor is Soju. They’re best known for this alcohol – the one in bright green bottles which characters from Korean movies drink to get hammered. Other alcoholic drinks work checking for are Makgeolli, Cheongju, Sansachun and Bokbunja.

If you’re not up for any alcohol, you can always try their non-alcoholic drinks like their tea and milktea. Highly recommended also are Milkis (soft drink), Aloe Vera juice, banana milk, Omija tea, Sungnyung and Sujeonggwa. Try them out; you may even end up craving for more. 


9.Try Café-hopping in different themed cafes.

The Café hype in Seoul is impressive. Unlike the regular cafes, you’ll not only get good coffee, but also lovely interiors, unique concepts and one of a kind menu. Some of the themed cafes worth visiting include the The Coffee Project in Anam (coffee theme), Hoho Myoll in Hongdae (Volkswagen), The Nature Café near Hongik University (Sheep), Bau House Dog Café and Toms Cat Café in Hongdae, Hello Kitty Café, Book/Study Café in Gangnam and Miss Lee Café in Myeongdong (wishes).

10.Winter in Korea

While a lot of people may choose to visit Korea during the spring or autumn, visiting the country during winter should also be included in your Korean bucket list. The beauty of Korea in the winter must also be appreciated in its own merit. Aside from the winter wonderland atmosphere, Korea also offers a lot of activities in winter like hot spring tours, skiing and snowboarding, Korean winter fashion, romantic Christmas date in different café, eating winter street food, sledding, ice fishing festivals, watching the Nutcracker ballet and outdoor ice skating.  I recommend going to Everland Park. You can take the bus from the Seoul’s City Hall to bring you straight you to the park. Just look at these photos and they will tell you why you should go here.


Why not take a side-trip to Nami Island?

Taking a side trip to Nami Island is another activity I would suggest only if you have more days to still explore South Korea. Just 90 minutes away from Seoul. The island is said to be a haven for lovers and romantics and has become very popular to locals and tourists because of the Korean drama Winter Sonata. The indescribable beauty of Nami Island would charm you captivate your heart during Winter and Autumn. 



Traveling to South Korea and taking in all the beauty and wonders that it has to offer will surely turn out to be a memorable experience for anyone. You will love not just the amazing country, not just the organized city, not just the delicious food but most importantly the friendliest and most respectful people in the world. Anywhere I go, people would smile at you, wave their hand and say Annyeonghaseyo. If ever you ask them about directions and they can’t say it well in English, they’ll be more than apologetic that you would wanna hug them and say it’s okay.  There was also an instance in a coffee shop in Everland Park when I accidentally spilled my coffee, they came to me and replaced my coffee with a new one for free.  How would you like having a special treatment like that? That’s why I made a promise to go back there during autumn. 

So what are you waiting for? Visit Seoul and let the wonderful Korean culture enrich your soul.