Sm ent. JYP and other entertainment companies
this yellow old looking building is SM's main building and everyday there are people there. Japanese, chinese girls were out there like everyday hoping
to catch a glimpse of anyone walking in and out, it happened to be SuperJuniors comeback so there were lots of girls. I got to see Lee Soo Man (chairman CEO of SM)
himself leaving the building.
Heres the new SM Trainee building with actual signs
Heres JYP's main building
If you watch alot of korean variety shows, you know celebs dont take limos they take these pimped out Chevy Celeb Vans
On our second to last day we were wandering around Apgujeong to check out SM and go out to eat. Apgueong is the Beverly Hills of Korea, it even has a Rodeo Street.
If you wanna see celebs this is your best bet and SM and the other companies are around her as well. so we went to a Boba shop that Sm artists are known to frequent and
lo and behold outside this shop we meet Amber from F(x), she just wrapped up her promotions with Hot summer and pinocchio(danger). we spoke with her (shes from LA)
but couldnt take pictures cause of SM rules etc. so we respected that and went on our ways.
We went to another music show which was at KBS (Korean Broadcasting Station) and we watched "Immortal Song" which was a singing competition for Idols
the show was epic and we got to see the idols and other singers like DJ DOC, Moon Hee Jun (former leader of HOT)
the Idols were Hyorin from Sistar, Huh Gak, Jay Park former 2pm, Jiyoon from 4minute, Kyuhun of SuperJunior, G.O of Mblaq
it was a great show and we even go to vote for the people to move onto the next round.
Queuing up outside to try to get into the show
we couldnt take pictures inside so, i managed to snap a photo of the logo on stage ehh blurry but i didnt want to get kicked out
Patbingsoo- ice shaving ice cream various toppings
Soooo much good food but i lost weight instead of gained, probably cause of all the walking we did and we walked EVERYWHERE from subway stations and its humid there too
Goodies from Korea & Souvenirs
Vita 500 collection plus a bottle made at the concert with my picture on it.
Albums, photobook, DVD set galore
Souvenir for friends and family
innisfree goodies, flyers, postcards, hankerchiefs etc.
My prized possession found on the ground at the Concert, when the girls had their first fanmeeting these were passed around. To attend a fan meeting you need to be apart
of the official SONE fanclub in Korea and register with a Korean SSN which i have neither and am not a citizen, but to find this on the ground was just epic
So many posters with no room on my wall
IU shes adorable
Miss A poster free from a store
Vita 500 poster from the Concert
Models for Intel Asia, free DVD and too many posters, i have 20-30 more posters from various albums but you get the idea
My buddy Jon basically had a Fan account with more pictures and basically explains what went on from day to day and you can read that here:
and here: more SNSD concert info with Fancams during the concert
If you guys are interested in being a member of Soshified and want to go on a trip with us, they are planning to do this every year and it wasnt that bad cost wise.
join up spazz about SNSD and the girls and maybe go on a trip next summer.
Its been a month since I got back sorry for the late reply but better than nothing.
I would totally make this a must visit destination if you ever want to go to Korea or Asia in general.
Cross this off my bucket list.