Wednesday, November 26, 2014

[Exhibition] The opening of National Daegu Meteorological Science Museum / The first weather museum in Korea

The building of National Daegu Meteorological Science Museum
A very new science museum currently opened under the theme of 'weather' for the first time in Korea. ‘National Daegu Meteorological Science Museum’ is the name of it, which allows visitors to learn the principle theories and phenomena of the weather by offering in-person experiences.

Exhibition hall 1

Exhibition hall 1
3D theater

Weather forcasting experiential program

Weather forecasting video zone
In the exhibition hall composed of 3 rooms, a guide explains what causes weather, how the weather affects people’s lives and so on. There’s a ‘3D theater’ that offers an interesting experience of standing up against typhoon and tsunami. In addition, a ‘weather service experiential class’ is prepared for you to manage a weather forecast task yourself.

virtual reality experiential program hall
The most interesting one is a virtual reality experiential program in which you pilot a plane going through the reproduced typhoon, Maemi, which hit Korea in 2003. Though it is a virtual reality, the force of typhoon you will meet is never easy to manage.

The view of meteorological science park
Outside the museum is made a meteorological science park. As the concept is 'meteorological science', the garden looks like a chart of high/low atmospheric pressure.
The museum opens every day except Mondays/10:00~18:00 and the admission is free of charge.

[National Daegu Meteorological Science Museum]
-Address : 2-gil 10, Hyodong-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu (대구광역시 동구 효동로 2길10)
-Website :

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

[Beautiful Daegu] The view of Dongchon Haemaji bridge seen through fish eye lens

The view of Dongchon Haemaji bridge seen through fish eye lens
Do you like sometimes look at the view in different angle like looking at the sight upside-down by hanging down from the horizontal bar? Interestingly, everything looks unfamiliar even the things are what you see every day. The view of Dongchon Haemaji bridge seen through fish eye lens is the same for me as well.

[How to get to Dongchon Haemaji Bridge]
-By subway: Get on the subway line 1 and get off at Dongchon station. Take exit 2 and walk toward the Geumho river around 50 m.

[Tour] Gukchaebosang Memorial Park is lit up with sparkling lights!

I don’t remember how it started, but when the end-of-the-year comes, the twinkling lights on the street trees are brightening up Daegu Gukchaebosang Memorial Park, which is one of the busiest streets of Daegu. The place boasts its beautiful night views good enough to make passersby heart-flutter. Though the lights are not set up completely yet, the street will be brightly lit soon with colorful lights on blue color basis! 

The lights operating period/hours in Gukchaebosang Park
-Period : Dec 1, 2014 ~ Feb 28, 2015
-Time : 17:30~

Sunday, November 23, 2014

[Cafe/Press Article] Daegu/Korea Dress & Photo Studio Themed Cafe, Dress Hyang(드레스향)

Daegu/Korea Dress & Photo Studio Themed Cafe
There have been many things I’ve tried while I’ve been in Korea that have been out of the ordinary….and then there is the ‘Photo Dress Hyang’café. The concept is simple enough. Turn up with your friends ,rifle through the magazine, and choose your clothes. Luckily there aren’t just wedding gowns but also Kimonos, Hanbok tuxedos and male Hanboks for the boys, as well as short party dresses for the adventurous among you. The three of my friends went for very classic styles and I went for the puffiest purple number I could find.

You pay a 5,000 won fee to be in the café and there is self-service coffee and tea. Each dress has a different price attached to it and the price is for the half hour rental. The dresses in these pictures ranged from 10,000 to 15,000 won. The shop is open every day until 8pm.

When we arrived the lady working in the shop directed us to the hair and make-up table. The hair and make-up table has everything from gel to hot rollers. There is also a fantastic array of fancy dress hats, masks and mustaches to make your look effortlessly 80’s. The lady was really helpful and lovely and even took a load of photos for us. If you would rather, there is also a professional photographer on hand to create portraits if you want to pay extra.

It is the perfect way to spend a day with your friends or a great place to bring family and friends visiting Korea. After two years in Korea it is still the most bizarre thing I’ve done.My cheeks hurt at the end of our half hour from laughing so much.
But mark my words, it is the current trend to open cat cafes all around the world but in the next five years we will all be playing dress up with our lattes. Why not get in here now before everyone’s doing it.

How to get there:
If you are stood looking at the stage in down town Daegu, turn right and walk straight. You will walk straight past a Lotteria on your right and a few 100 yards further you will also walk past a surf/summer clothes shop on your right. From the stage it is about a 10 minute straight walk.  It is located on the 2nd floor and you will see pictures of westerners in hanboks and Koreans in wedding dresses on the 2nd floor windows.
-Phone number: 053-254-3319
-Name: 드레스향( Dresshyang )
-Address: 2nd floor 59-2 Gongpyeongdong, Jung Gu, Daegu