Monday, May 20, 2013
Revisited? hmm...sort of. Well, for me..but for the girls, their mom included, it was their first time. But, as for theme park visits, it's countless time for them as well. We are at Giheung station waiting for Everline express to Everland.
It's so convenient that we did not have to take the bus to Everland anymore! From home, we can go right until the parking lot of Everland by Everline Light Train. It's so comfy. The kids loved riding on the front.
The first girls-only pic that I --gladly-- took was in front of the giant tulips gardens near the entrance before we start exploring....
Are you excited, gals? ^^
With the map on hands, we were ready to explore the park! We took the English guidebook which led to Eyra's disappointment hahahaha..because she is now getting used to read and understand stuffs in Korean....^-^
The first show: Pororo Show and 3D Adventure. Yes..the huge theater could accommodate more than 500 kids and their parents at the same time..I guess...well, maybe. Ok..they loved to see their favorite characters came to life.
"Yeeaaacchhh" I know..I know..don't get too excited or lest you'd dehydrated yourself.^^ chuckles.
Now let's take a ride on human sky. yes..it's called human sky..since the cable-car bring humans up and down the hill to save the time.....Wait? save the time? are you kidding me? It took us about 15 minutes just to wait in line.^^
But..eventually...Freya was having fun, too.
Mom and Eyra was right behind us so..I could easily took a snapshot of them on the ride.
Oh, sea lions and penguins: a small zootopia before heading to the parade...
Yeach..the parade started. The crowd was overwhelmingly crazy..that we could barely see the whole parade. oh, well...
Madagascar LIVE. Yes..Madagascar came to Everland.
We did not manage to see it LIVE, though..but at least we got a snap picture of it. hahaha.
I wonder what this little girl next to us was doing....
What would a theme park ride without riding on a carousel? The kids loved it as usual. well..they've been on these ones in other places..but..their eyes turned green whenever they see this...
But...this is the one that surely made their laughter and smile burst...'Flash Pang-Pang' the going up and down..the shooting up and down ...on the colorful chairs along with the music that came with them.
Aesop's Fables Village. They were enjoying the Lamb who Cried Wolf. Hmmm..what a day, right, kiddo?
Aren't you tired?
Amsterdam Village. Er, what?
Anyhow..Freya seemed to have an endless energy...
Now we arrived at the Four Seasons Garden...with the ferries wheel and lush colorful arrays of flowers, mostly roses, on display.
Me, too...me,too..of course..I want to take a memorable moment with the kids, too.
Love the afternoon and love the scenery.
Especially the gleeful moment we shared with the kids.
The Grecian Park where we could be transported into the naked statues of all shapes ^-^ typically Grecian Ones.
To top it off, there is a circular waterfalls that beautified the surroundings.
Rose Garden....where Mama could be seen frantically and hysterically lost in mind....^^
Now..let's take another trip to the upperworld after being soaked in the underworld...
Yeach...to save time..let's go to the different section of the resort..by this cable car.
Since it was about 7 pm, the park was already lit with lights and the glittering and flickering lights that dotted the park made it even more marvelous.
Freya could not stop wondering in awe...
Let's go back again.....
Yes..we're going back and forth to other rides by taking this cable car...well, to save time..
Just when..we were about to go home..
It's already 8.30 pm...'Freya said something like: Please daddy,,..can I go and take a ride again?
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The third Friday of May, 2013. At around 3 pm and the sky was bright blue...a perfect combination to do the outing activity with the girls. We took them to War Memorial Museum in Yongsan, Seoul.
Freya...looked so excited. Gosh..I wonder why...^^
A daddy with his two girls ...put on a show.
* one more thing: one of the reasons as to why I took the girls here was because it was one of their class assignments.
Just look at this breathtaking view of the surroundings. Except the high-rise apartment at the back...this memorial indeed kind of reminds me of the one in Canberra.
Yes...the facade of that particular section indeed 'resemble' the one I saw. If I am not mistaken.
The park, the pedestrian lanes, the lake, the fountain, the ducks, and..once again..and again..the blue clear sky....with occasionally some clouds that dotted the sky...
were all...the splendid time to go out.
At the front facade of the Korea War Memorial..
Before entering the indoor museum...we were amused and the kids were enthralled by the appalling features of tanks, war planes, rockets, ships...that occupied the whole section of the yards...*this particular tank did move and make sounds..which to Freya's surprise...kept her 'nearly un-entertained'
She found it scary.
Then..off we went to the one of the planes displayed on the backyard where we could stroll and enter into one of them.
Surely the kids loved to be here.
*More on the stories later on later parts.
Friday, May 17, 2013
One monk approached a bystander and asked for a light for his (as I suspected) un-lighted lantern.
Me, too. Me, to, Me, too.^^
Eyra got one tiny purple lantern filled with candies from one of the parade participants.
An elephant float just floated us by.
Got no idea of what these were.... but neat, though.
Some (I supposed) fairies(?)....correct me if I am wrong....were on the float.
Butterfly-shape ladies..I mean the ...
Finally..I got a chance to capture the moment with the kids during the lantern parade.
Oh, wait...is that another lantern on my hand? Yup, someone gave us a lantern, this one..was bigger than the one Eyra got earlier.
On our way home....waiting for the subway.it's about 9 pm and the parade was not over actually..but since we got to be home by 10...oh well...let's go home, kiddos.
Got a nice time, eh?
7 pm...the sun was about to set...and yet...the flocks of people already blocked our view^^ should've come earlier.
*Wait....where are the lantern?:)
Hmm...guess..the first parade was the line up of people parading along the Jeongno street.
Voila...at last we found some empty/half-deserted seats since some people prefer standing..up close to the street.
*So..it made us feel relieved that we could at least sit while enjoying the parade.
I guess..it was the first float of lantern we encountered.
Was it Haechi? I don't know it for sure....I could be wrong, though.
Then..along came the ibu-ibu/ladies clad in hanbok while uplifting the lanterns with the sticks on.
Some dances were put on the show...right on the spot.
Led by a monk in the first row of more parades to come..we could finally see the start of the parade...