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Kawaii Pocky
09-20-2011, 10:17 PM
I'm going to Korea in a week or less to visit family and I was hoping to find some people to hang out with while I'm there. I'm going to be there a whole month and I've got no friends there. Cosplayers are a plus. I'd prefer girls though because it would make me feel more comfortable, since I'm a girl myself. Since I'm probably going to miss Halloween here I'm thinking of bringing a cosplay with me but no idea what.

And I won't be in Seoul, I'm staying in a city near Seoul, about 3 hours away I can't remember what it's called. I keep thinking of Choson or Inchon? Probably cause they sound similar... But if any one's in the area where I'll be staying at I'd love to meet up so I have friends to hang out with for a month! AH! And must be decently fluent in English. I'm not fluent in Korean at all. If your interested just pm or reply here, thanks!

Oh and if any one might know any cosplay events going on near my area where I'll be staying (once I definately find out where I'll be) let me know! I'll probably bring my finished cosplays but afraid to lose them when I fly over since they probably won't fit.

There weren't any real recent threads in this forum so I made a new one.

Remeny
09-21-2011, 03:22 AM
Once you find out where you'll be for sure let me know and I'll try to help with cons. If you are going to be in Inchon it's only about a 30-40 minute train ride to Seoul. As for Choson I'm not sure where that is on the map so I can't be of much help for that one.

Kawaii Pocky
09-21-2011, 07:47 AM
Once you find out where you'll be for sure let me know and I'll try to help with cons. If you are going to be in Inchon it's only about a 30-40 minute train ride to Seoul. As for Choson I'm not sure where that is on the map so I can't be of much help for that one.

Okay, awesome. Honestly, I have no clue yet I know I'm going to be leaving for Korea this month on the 30th. I'll ask my mom tonight, I forgot to ask last night. >.<

I dunno if I'll be around long enough to attend a con, but any other cosplay events would be great.

Magical Machete
09-21-2011, 08:38 AM
About how long will you be in Korea for? We have a con coming up next month. ^ ^
Maybe you will still be here for that! : 3

Incheon (where the major airport is located) is fairly close to Seoul. Easy to get here from there by train or bus.
Choson... I don't know of a place by that name, but places that sound similar are Ulsan (3-4 hours away) and Daejeon (2-3 hours away).

Kawaii Pocky
09-21-2011, 03:08 PM
About how long will you be in Korea for? We have a con coming up next month. ^ ^
Maybe you will still be here for that! : 3

Incheon (where the major airport is located) is fairly close to Seoul. Easy to get here from there by train or bus.
Choson... I don't know of a place by that name, but places that sound similar are Ulsan (3-4 hours away) and Daejeon (2-3 hours away).

My mom said we're staying at her sister's which is 3 hours away from Seoul. I'm going to be in Korea for a month for just about all of Oct. I suppose it would be all Oct because 30 days, we leave on the 30th and arrive on the 1st so all of Oct. No clue if I'll be able to afford it or not though if I can manage to make it cause I'd have to get money from my mom because I'm broke. Only reason I'm able to go is cause my parents are paying for every thing and my mom is going to help pay my rent. Cause if I don't work I don't paid. I don't get paid time off unfortunately.

Maybe I keep thinking of Choson because I think I was born there. Dunno.

So confused. My birth certifercate says Kyongki-Do. O.o

What ever. lol

But I don't know really how far we're going to venture out. I did tell my mom I want to go to Seoul so I think she'll probably take me there since this is the first time I've been back to Korea since I was born. And she hasn't been back in over 20 years. I just want to go to a cool hole in the wall and get drunk off of soju and eat pulgogi and kimchi. lololololol

Magical Machete
09-21-2011, 07:34 PM
Well, you'll be here for a con! ^ ^ It's the... 22-23 of October. ^ ^
I don't know why your parents wouldnt want to come to Seoul when they visit. There is so much here!~ ^ ^ And, right around the con is a really well known flower market so maybe you could talk them into going there while your at the con or something?

Kawaii Pocky
09-21-2011, 11:39 PM
Well, you'll be here for a con! ^ ^ It's the... 22-23 of October. ^ ^
I don't know why your parents wouldnt want to come to Seoul when they visit. There is so much here!~ ^ ^ And, right around the con is a really well known flower market so maybe you could talk them into going there while your at the con or something?

Okay so I found out we're going to be staying in Osan? I know that's where my dad used to be stationed when he was in the air force so this is probably gonna be awesome for him. And my mom said we're landing in Incheon but we're probably not going to be there for long. Since I don't even know what time we'll be landing.

Kawaii Pocky
09-22-2011, 12:03 AM
Okay! So I've been having a hard time finding Osan on any map website, google maps, map quest, etc to get a general idea of how far away it is from Seoul. But there's nothing listed as just Osan but my mom couldn't remember the full name. But I found Osan-Si which I think is it and it's only about an hour and a half by public transit from Seoul. Soooooooooo. If either way I don't think it would be so bad. I'd just need my mom with me so I feel safe because I can't read Korean and I don't know what a won is worth. lol I know that the exchange rate is good, you get more Korean money from American money I do believe. Unless it changed from the last time I looked.

Magical Machete
09-22-2011, 05:42 PM
Osan is where a friend of ours lives. Her name here is Pinapplegum. ^ ^
It's about an hour south of Seoul.
About 1,100~1,200 won is $1.
And you should be able to take public transit without knowing Korean. It's all really easy. ^ ^

Kawaii Pocky
09-22-2011, 08:42 PM
Osan is where a friend of ours lives. Her name here is Pinapplegum. ^ ^
It's about an hour south of Seoul.
About 1,100~1,200 won is $1.
And you should be able to take public transit without knowing Korean. It's all really easy. ^ ^

It's not that, I just feel scared traveling alone. I have to take the bus to my parents, and then we're going to go to the air port about 2 or 3 days after that. Since I rode on the bus to where I live now I know riding the greyhound isn't so bad. I think it's a little bit different when I'm on my own and don't know the language of the country even if most Koreans probably know basic English. I'd feel safer with my mom or atleast my dad around. My dad knows Korean even if he can't speak it very well. lol

Oh well maybe I'll message her if they wanna hang too. Osan shouldn't be bad because I think that's where my mom lived, or around there because my dad was stationed at Osan AB and he met my mom around there.

So she might or might not remember all the stuff around there. Plus my dad told me around the airforce bases they speak English. So yay. I only really know a few words. lol

Kawaii Pocky
09-27-2011, 02:17 PM
Alright, leaving tonight to go to my parents, and then we're leaving Oct 3rd to go to Korea. We're landing in Incheon and we're staying at a hotel for the night. If any of you feel comfortable giving me your number I'm gonna try to get a go phone in Korea, or the very least I think my dad will have his lap top. Since I don't know if my mom ever got that international cell phone thingy she wanted.

I'm excited and hoping I can go to that con for atleast a day since I don't know how much spending money I'll have. I get another paycheck while I'm in Korea and before the con but depending on how much it is the whole thing may have to go to my next month's rent when I get back. So... I'll have to see. I think I'm going to bring my Misa and C.C. though I think I'm just going to wear a dress for C.C. since I don't have any of her actual outfits but I have a wig for her.

Magical Machete
09-27-2011, 05:39 PM
Yay!~ Well, let us know if you can go either day for sure. ^ ^
My number is 010-4965-0460. Let me know it's you if you call or text me. ^ ^

Kawaii Pocky
10-05-2011, 11:49 AM
Yay!~ Well, let us know if you can go either day for sure. ^ ^
My number is 010-4965-0460. Let me know it's you if you call or text me. ^ ^

I might have to get a calling card or some thing cause my mom just got a cell phone but she's only got 40 minutes on it. We came in Incheon but we're staying in Songton, I don't know how to spell it. lol By the Osan ab. I've got internet until we get more minutes or some thing for the phone.

Magical Machete
10-05-2011, 10:26 PM
Contact pinapplegum! She has posted on the Korean forums before. She lives on Osan and we have a 4 day weekend comig up. We can all meet. ^ ^

pinapplegum
10-05-2011, 10:49 PM
I might have to get a calling card or some thing cause my mom just got a cell phone but she's only got 40 minutes on it. We came in Incheon but we're staying in Songton, I don't know how to spell it. lol By the Osan ab. I've got internet until we get more minutes or some thing for the phone.

OHMYGOSH! I live on the military base CALLED Osan, but it's actually situated in Songtan... so 2 stops away from where you live. As for going alone - Korea is one of the SAFEST places you'll ever go to. I walk alone at night with no problems, and the subways are awesome.

When you get to Korea, send me a PM and I'll give you my cell#. ^.^

Kawaii Pocky
10-05-2011, 11:31 PM
Contact pinapplegum! She has posted on the Korean forums before. She lives on Osan and we have a 4 day weekend comig up. We can all meet. ^ ^

Hell yeah! This is why I was looing for people to hang out with. I've got nothing to do because my parents are being old people and I don't really like going out alone in places I'm not familiar with. I dunno what I'm going to do for a cell.

pinapplegum
10-05-2011, 11:45 PM
Hell yeah! This is why I was looing for people to hang out with. I've got nothing to do because my parents are being old people and I don't really like going out alone in places I'm not familiar with. I dunno what I'm going to do for a cell.

Cell phones here are pretty cheap - you can get a used one right off my base for about 30,000 won (rougly $28) and add 10,000 won worth of minutes on to it. It should last you the entire month... or possibly 20,000 won worth.

LOL 'old people'. You sound like you might be still in high school... are you? ^.^

I'm TWENTY-THREE

Kawaii Pocky
10-06-2011, 12:05 AM
Cell phones here are pretty cheap - you can get a used one right off my base for about 30,000 won (rougly $28) and add 10,000 won worth of minutes on to it. It should last you the entire month... or possibly 20,000 won worth.

LOL 'old people'. You sound like you might be still in high school... are you? ^.^

I'm TWENTY-THREE

I';m the same age. I just tease my parents because we went and ate breakfast and walked around for an hour and then they're all like "my back hurts, my hips hurt, we need to go lay down" and I'm all wide awake and want to walk around and see stuff and buy stuff but I don't have any one to hang out with. I got my one friend but his English isn't very good. He's my parents old Korean land lord's son. He understands English but it's hard for him to respond. I dunno if he likes cosplay or if he'd want to hang out with us. lol But he's really nice. And if we were both single, yeah. He's cute. lololololololol

Me: Are you old people up yet?

My Parents: MEH...

lololololololol

Magical Machete
10-06-2011, 12:34 AM
lol I'm still the baby... T ^T So sad~ Except Ji Min. But she is never here anymore. ;~;

Kawaii Pocky
10-06-2011, 03:19 AM
lol I'm still the baby... T ^T So sad~ Except Ji Min. But she is never here anymore. ;~;

lol I'm older then most people at my job. And I'm not even that old. O.o It's okay. *hugs* lol

lukamiku
10-16-2011, 06:49 AM
. w . Oh I was going to make a thread like this~
I'm Korean-American~ Living in Bundang~~ I am ok literate at Korean... I love English 8D

And I've been wanting to make friends with cosplay people and am going to Comicworld this Saturday~
Would anyone like to meet up with me too? XD;;;;;

pinapplegum
10-16-2011, 07:26 AM
. w . Oh I was going to make a thread like this~
I'm Korean-American~ Living in Bundang~~ I am ok literate at Korean... I love English 8D

And I've been wanting to make friends with cosplay people and am going to Comicworld this Saturday~
Would anyone like to meet up with me too? XD;;;;;

We're all going as a group - maybe we can meet you there and have a picnic! :)

lukamiku
10-16-2011, 09:32 PM
We're all going as a group - maybe we can meet you there and have a picnic! :)

Oh that would be so lovely > w < ~
Picnic as in, potluck style, or going to a restaurant like the pizza hut nearby? XDDD

I'll probably be going around 10:30-11:00 c:
C-can I exchange numbers? >///<

Remeny
10-18-2011, 03:50 AM
I'm pretty sure she means a picnic there, we did it last time and we have to bring icecream cake this time.

If you like my number is 010-4096-2069 and you can pretty much text any time and I'll either be awake or answer it after work.

pinapplegum
10-18-2011, 06:17 AM
Oh that would be so lovely > w < ~
Picnic as in, potluck style, or going to a restaurant like the pizza hut nearby? XDDD

I'll probably be going around 10:30-11:00 c:
C-can I exchange numbers? >///<

Yeah, what ^she said. Outdoor picnic. We need to bring ice cream cake! (although I can't have any sugar right now...)

My number is 010-3040-9185
Name: Sarah

Duces!

Kawaii Pocky
10-18-2011, 08:13 PM
I'm trying to find out where and what time Comic World is so that I can go because I was going to try and make it since it's super cheap. But the website is in Korean and I can't read it...

I was probably going to maybe go a day early and stay the night with a friend, but I have to find out how far away the convention center is from them. I have to be home the 23rd because the 24th I leave to go back home to the states.

celery
10-18-2011, 09:21 PM
http://www.atcenter.co.kr/
There is an English translated page... Yangjae station if your too lazy to read =P

The times are: Saturday- 10:30am to 5:00pm and Sun.- 10:00am to 5:30pm

Kawaii Pocky
10-19-2011, 09:42 AM
http://www.atcenter.co.kr/
There is an English translated page... Yangjae station if your too lazy to read =P

The times are: Saturday- 10:30am to 5:00pm and Sun.- 10:00am to 5:30pm

Thank you. I couldn't find the English thingy. Um, what's the best way to get there? I'm trying to figure out a route but I'm not sure. I want to go by train. And then from the station take a taxi. I'll probably be staying with a friend so not sure if they can help me or not. I have to talk to them about it. But I google mapped a route by train and it wants be to go an extra hour out of my way to the at center and it's kind of stupid when it only takes a little over an hour to get from Songtan to Seoul. I feel more comfortable riding on the train and stuff alone. But I hate the public bus and want to avoid it if possible. So if any one can help me with a route or some thing I'd appreciate it because I would really like to go. Especially I'm leaving the 24th so I'll just be able to make this before I go back to the states.

celery
10-19-2011, 10:45 PM
If you look at the main website for the aT Center, there should be a "Eng >" on the top right of the page next to the search box.

Your recommended route to Yangjae would be riding the subway from Songtan station to Geumjeong station(This is Line 1 - The Dark blue line). You transfer from Geumjeong to Line 4 (Light Blue line) to Line 2 at Sadang(Green Line). From there, Transfer at Gyodae at Line 3(Orange line). From gyodae, its two stops away at your final destination at Yangjae. Then you get off and take the bus to the aT center.

In Korea, google is kinda terrible for directions (-_-;) Naver is king over here.

Kawaii Pocky
10-20-2011, 08:35 PM
If you look at the main website for the aT Center, there should be a "Eng >" on the top right of the page next to the search box.

Your recommended route to Yangjae would be riding the subway from Songtan station to Geumjeong station(This is Line 1 - The Dark blue line). You transfer from Geumjeong to Line 4 (Light Blue line) to Line 2 at Sadang(Green Line). From there, Transfer at Gyodae at Line 3(Orange line). From gyodae, its two stops away at your final destination at Yangjae. Then you get off and take the bus to the aT center.

In Korea, google is kinda terrible for directions (-_-;) Naver is king over here.

LOL See that was a lot less confusing then attempting to figure out the train map/routes. And google. I could just write this all down and I might be fine for the most part. lol

I did find the English site for the at center but I couldn't find the address for the place, it gave like 2 different addresses but I couldn't figure out which one was the one I need to go to... T_T