Korea 2012: Korean Celebrities

I had two in mind for possible fan encounters in Korea: actor Jo In Sung and Lee Chaelin of 2NE1.

I waited for them to appear out of nowhere, everywhere. Well, technically not everywhere since most of our shuttling around was in the subway/Seoul Metro. I don’t think famous people would attempt riding a train packed with people. I waited, even at the Incheon International Airport. Desperation was creeping in as I walked the halls of the number one airport in the world, but to no avail. As I took my seat in the plane on the way back to Manila, I left all hopes in Korea. No fangirling as a foreigner during this trip.

I had a back-up plan that I put into place even before the day came for me to face the reality that I failed. Pure brilliance I must say. No freaking out, no awkwardness, no fangirly craziness. How? I walked around the streets and found all of them there. In Myeongdong. A building next to our hotel. At the subway station near our exit. Smiling, waiting for me.

Jo In Sung for Outback Restaurant, South Korea

Jo In Sung for Outback Restaurant, South Korea

ANNYEONG HASEYO, JO IN SUNG! ♥

Then there’s So Ji Sub, who played the part of Ryan Kang in Memories of Bali.

So Ji Sub for Beaute

So Ji Sub for Beaute

To complete the cast is the super popular Korean actress, Ha Ji Won. She is everywhere!

Ha Ji Won for Smart Bank KEB

Ha Ji Won for Smart Bank KEB

So Ji Sub and Ha Ji Won

So Ji Sub and Ha Ji Won

And then, the KPop stars…

Girls’ Generation. It says here in this subway ad that they are the ambassadors of Gangnam. I did go to Gangnam but didn’t see their faces there.

Girls' Generation

Girls’ Generation

To go to these standees (LOL), get off at Jamsil station and find the exit that leads to Lotte World. You won’t miss it. If you do, there’s a fountain beside these girls. Basically, it’s the central area where you can access either Lotte World or the Lotte Department Store.

This is the real Girls' Generation

This is the real Girls’ Generation. Kidding.

This building in Myeongdong is for SM Entertainment talents’ fans.

Everysing/SPAO

Everysing/SPAO

You can find them outside, though.

Yoona for Innisfree

Yoona for Innisfree

Seohyun for The Face Shop

Seohyun for The Face Shop

KARA Girls!

Goo Hara for Nature Republic

Goo Hara for Nature Republic

Nicole of KARA for Kappa

Nicole of KARA for Kappa

Jiyoung and Park Gyuri join Goo Hara in Nature Republic

Jiyoung and Park Gyuri join Goo Hara in Nature Republic

The closest I can get to 2NE1, Sandara Park.

Dara at Etude House

Dara at Etude House

4Minute for Shoemarker

4Minute for Shoemarker

2PM for Mr. Pizza

2PM for Mr. Pizza

The stars on the subway:

Rain on the subway

Rain on the subway

Girl's Day

Girl’s Day

See, told you, they are everywhere. I don’t even need to compete with other fans or be shoved out of the way. Fuss-free fangirling! :)

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