Search Articles on This Blog

Sunday, January 20, 2013

[WKB Trip September 2012] N Seoul Tower

One of the spot I visited while my trip to Korea on September 2012 is N Seoul Tower. I hadn't been there in my first trip to Korea in year 2010 and from this trip, my wish list has been realized, I had a chance to visit one of the most popular spot in Seoul. It was fun experience I had with another WKB (Worldwide Korea Bloggers) from another countries and also my new friends from Korea while visiting this place. We took a cable car to reach the upper side of Namsan.It was awesome!
I captured some pictures of Seoul night view at that night and also enjoyed the Italian fine dinning at the restaurant at N Seoul Tower with my fellows. I also had a great experience inside the elevator which brought us to the top level of the tower. Not much time I had to get around here, just captured some pictures and bought some N Seoul Tower's souvenirs, in my precious limited time on this tower, I promise someday I will back to N Seoul Tower and take some more time to hang around this place in my future trip to Korea.
Here is a tip if you visiting this place : this place is a good recommendation for dating, please go to N Seoul Tower for dating and feel the love atmosphere. You will have a marvelous time with your special one ^^

Website : (in Korean) (in English)

How to get here :

Address :
산1-3 Yongsandong 2(i)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

서울특별시 용산구 남산공원길 105 (용산동2가)

 By Maria Margareta

3 Words Which Are Represents The Impression about Korea From Indonesian People

Hello everyone!^^

This is the second mini research I have made for Indonesian respondents regarding of
their first impression about Korea. I asked them to write down in three words, "What is your
first impression about Korea ?"

Most of them wrote that Korea is "Amazing", "Awesome" or "Cool"
The second word is "Beautiful", and the third word that most written is "Culture, Tradition and Art"

"Hallyu", "Modern and Hi Tech" and also "Creative" are followed on the next word.
They also mentioned "Romantic" for Korea. The most interesting part I have found is only two respondents said "Gangnam Style" as their first impresion.

and here is the results :

Korea is ... (in three words)

Total :

102  Amazing, Awesome, Cool
86    Beautiful, Wonderful
53    Culture, Tradition and Art

55    Hallyu and Entertainment, fashion
48    Modern and Hi Tech
36    Creative, inovative, influencing, inspiring
20    Romantic
18    Dreaming Country
16    Unique
16    Hardworking, discipline and organized
15    Love
14    Dynamic, energetic
14    Attractive
9     Must visit country / for travelling destination
8     Friendly
7     Clean
6     Heavenly country
6     Eco Friendly and nature
5     Historical value
5     Colorful
4     Famous
4     Polite people
3     Role model and trend setter
2     Perfectionist
2     Gangnam style
30    Others

 By Maria Margareta

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Reason of Why People Are Interested To Learn Korean Language

Long time I'm not writing to my blog, due to my busy working schedule within lately three months.
Curiously about why Indonesian people are crazy about Korea and eager to learn Korean language, I made some simple quiz and made a simple research of the motivation of Indonesian people, especially young people here to learn Korean language.
I have got 204 respondents from all ages and I'm sure most of them are young people between age of 13 - 35 and here is the result.

Total of Participants

29 Korean language has unique shape, intonation and expression 14%
24 To meet and have some conversation with the idols (Hallyu stars). 12%
23 To propose of continuing study, working and living in Korea 11%
19 To understand and make some conversations with Koreans 9%
17 Just for the knowledge

15 To understand Korean drama plot without a subtitle
13 Because of interesting about Korean culture and way of life
12 To understand the meaning of Korean song lyrics, novels written in Korean 6%
6 Feeling different and cool while using a different and unique language  3%
6 For travelling

5 Interesting to have a Korean boyfriend or girlfriend
5 Curiousity

5 Working in Korean institutions or company in the future
4 Kpop

4 Korean language is easy to learn

17 Others


Total : 204 participants.

I'm quite surprised and never expected before, that the unique shape and pronounciation of Korean alphabet itself is the first reason of  people here to learn Korean language.
I tought, it's because of the Hallyu (Korean Wave). But it isn't like that. It is placed on the second
reason of why they like to learn Korean language. They are dreamed to meet their idols!
no only meet but they hope and dreaming that they can make some conversation with their idols.
I don't know why those fans of Hallyu stars feeling closely with their idols even they have never met before or known each other. It's amazing for me as an observer.
The third reason why Indonesian people are interested to learn Korean language is to be able
speaking and understanding Korean language very well so that they can propose to continue study or working in Korea. I think this is influenced by Kdrama which is captured many aspects of Korean daily life.

These fatcs are quite interesting :)

by Maria Margareta