The Seoul Searching Chronicles: Dongdaemun & Lotte World

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series The Seoul Searching Chronicles

Welcome to part five of The Seoul Searching Chronicles! Today we highlight our last day in Seoul with a trip to the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, and Lotte World–which is said to be the Six Flags Theme Park of South Korea.

We kicked off our last day emerging from the subway to the bustling area of Dongdaemun, which also houses many street vendors, and the interestingly designed Dongdaemun Design Plaza, which is home to many modern design exhibits when it comes to architecture and fashion. (It even as a SMTOWN store located on the second floor, which totally caught us off guard!)

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The Seoul Searching Chronicles: COEX Aquarium

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series The Seoul Searching Chronicles

Welcome to part four of The Seoul Searching Chronicles! In this post we went back to the COEX Mall to check out the COEX Aquarium, where we were told that we had to check out during our visit! It’s an aquarium that looks small on the outside, but it was very worth the price of admission (around $20 USD)–and you get to see sharks! Pardon the lack of words moving forward as this was in a format of a “speedrun” so to speak, while at the same time more of being in awe of the attractions. Although I think I took more pictures from this place than anywhere else in Seoul, so only select photos of interest will be highlighted in this post. More pictures and exclusives will be on the Centaku Media page on Facebook following the conclusion of the Seoul Searching series!

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The Seoul Searching Chronicles: N Seoul Tower

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series The Seoul Searching Chronicles

Welcome to the third part of the Seoul Searching Chronicles, highlighting my first ever visit to Seoul, South Korea, and it’s many surroundings in a week’s time. In this post, I highlight our visit to Namsan Village, also known as Namsamgol Hanok Village, as well as the famous Namsan Tower, now known as N Seoul Tower.

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The Seoul Searching Chronicles: Starfield (COEX) Mall

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series The Seoul Searching Chronicles

Welcome to the second part of the Seoul Searching Chronicles! If you’re just tuning in, check out part one chronicling our pathway to our first ever adventure to South Korea, which brings us to what we found in today’s post, featuring one of Seoul’s popular shopping spots. A few weeks prior to our trip, we discussed the places we needed to go check out during our stay, including with a couple of friends who have visited the country in recent years. Together with what we compiled, we set out on our first full day in Korea to the COEX Mall.

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The Seoul Searching Chronicles: Arrival in South Korea

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series The Seoul Searching Chronicles

If you’ve peeked in on this blog and social media accounts relating to Centaku Media for the past year, you remember that I announced that I was to embark on my first ever out of country trip, and the decisions that came about that led to our eventual journey to South Korea. While, out of the sake of privacy and suspense, I did not immediately reveal my trip date, but hinted that it would be in the Autumn of 2019 that this trip would happen, and it finally has. I present to you: The Seoul Searching Chronicles.

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Passport: Aqcuired. Where to now?

Centaku Media: South Korea Bound

I posted on my Twitter a while back of an acquisition of exciting proportions! It’s a key to an upcoming adventure coming later in 2019 that will change my life as I have made it to Level 30 on this planet. I have obtained my very first passport! It took a year, maybe more, or debate of where I should go for my first out of country trip. It originally started as just saying random things that may not come true, but a close friend of mine, who I will refer to as DJ Panda, suggested two places: South Korea or Japan.

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Tutorial: Auron’s Katana from Final Fantasy X

The tutorial, or rather a walkthrough, is of the famous Katana held by the Legendary Guardian, Auron, from Final Fantasy X. This could be an entry in the #ThrowbackThursday series of posts, but it has not been published until today, and on a Friday. This was originally written in 2011, a year after I finished a cosplay project that was several years in the making back then, after completing the game in late 2003. Though I finished the costume literally 48 hours before MTAC in 2010 (the year which is known to many attendees as SwiMTAC), I had little time left to work on the prop beforehand. I needed at least two weeks to make it. In the end, it only took a week and a half to finish it, and two days of cutting it between letting the Liquid Nails dry between the dowel.

Profile of Auron from Final Fantasy X

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