Kyuhyun’s Mom House + Cafe

I was compiling the directions on how to get to the various businesses run by either Super Junior and/or their parents and I couldn’t find directions to Kyuhyun’s Mom House until I went to the website.

If you are like me (needs landmarks and pictures), then here’s the directions for you (:

1. Take the train to Myeongdong Station (Line 4).

2. Look for Exit 2 and 3 towards Namsan Park.

Exit 2 and 3(:

Exit 2 and 3(:

3. Stay focused! There will be shops selling merchandise. Keep calm and carry on ;p

4. Keep going towards Exit 2 and 3.

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keep going towards Exit 2 and 3.

5. When you reach the end, you will have 2 choice – Turn Left for Exit 2 or Turn Right for Exit 3. I know the map says Exit 2 but take Exit 3! There’s escalator! So rare in Korea!

escalator ~

escalator ~

6. Once you are out in the open air, just turn left twice (i.e do a 180 degree turn).

7. Then walk straight. You will pass by Exit 2 and you can see “Mom House” sign amidst the tall buildings.

8. Walk straight and cross the zebra crossing. Constructions ongoing on your right.

9. Walk pass the traffic light and turn right at the zebra crossing and into the lane. Landmark: Hotel Prince.

10. After turning into the lane, you will see “Seoul Namsan Elementary School” at the end of the road. And MOM House will be smiling at you.

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11. Walk right in (or run if you must) and you can see Mom House on your right (:

Kyu welcomes you.

Kyu welcomes you.

I have been there twice. Once to check out the cafe and once to study. Saw Kyu’s mum at the hostel side of the business on the first trip and saw Kyu’s dad on my second trip. Kyu’s dad is so friendly! He greeted us. He sounded so much like Kyu and it was so unexpected that I got shocked and didn’t reply. So rude please!

The cafe is a pretty nice place to study or just chill (: There’s no windows for the most part but you can stone to the SJ related videos that’s constantly playing on the screen. Was rather distracted by the screen when I went there to study ;p

the cafe.

the cafe.

The barista was rather nice and gave me a loyalty card 😀

loyalty card. motivation to go back.

loyalty card. motivation to go back. but i only have 7 weeks left…

loads of kyu cushion to choose from.

loads of kyu cushion to choose from.

the usual 'shrine' dedicated to the SJ owner (only not in MoBit)

the usual ‘shrine’ dedicated to the SJ owner (only not in MoBit)

Loads of these small Kyu hanging around. Real cute!

Loads of these small Kyu hanging around. Real cute!

Kyu cup! TOO CUTE! But I already bought an Elmo cup in USJ :(

Kyu cup! TOO CUTE! But I already bought an Elmo cup in USJ 😦

With that said, I haven’t eaten there yet. But the drinks are quite reasonably priced. 4000 won for a cup of vanilla latte. It’s a little on the bitter side. Then again….all coffee is bitter to me ;p I have a sweeeeeeetttt tooth. So yeah. That’s it from me 😀

MoBit, Mom House checked! 3 more to go! (:

Rubber Duck Project – Seoul

While planning to ‘visit’ the Rubber Duck, I needed to dig quite a bit before I found out where it was located. So here’s the short quick version (:

Where is the duck?
It’s currently living at Seokchon Lake (석촌호수) @ Songpa Naru Park (송파나루공원).

The park is opposite Lotte World, close to Avenue L and the newly opened Lotte World Mall.

quack!

How to get there?

It’s pretty simple (:

1. Take a train to Jamsil Station (Line 2)
2. Take Exit 2
3. Follow the crowd.

I’m serious! I was there on a weekend and we didn’t even have to ask for directions! Just followed the crowd to the lake and viola! Duckie! (:

But just in case (and luck is on your side) there’s no crowd for you to follow….

4. Turn left and walk straight. You will walk pass a bicycle place and walk under a temporary shelter.

5. Cross the traffic light (you will see the huge Lotte mascot on the opposite street on your right, constructions on your side of the street/left).

6. Turn left and keep walking straight. It feels like you are walking in a construction site but just turn (:

7. DUCKIE!!!

Visually…it looks like this –

map.

map.

Alternatively, you can walk through Avenue L and the newly opened Lotte World Mall (:

There’s a Rubber Duck Project Shop somewhere in the park too. Merchandise like rubber ducks (duh!), badge, post card and bath toys (4 ducks + a net) can be purchased there. Opened till 7pm (I think).

What else can you do there?

Shopping. Really.

Lotte World Mall has an aquarium so you can check it out. Entrance fee is about 15 000 won. Pororo is also there!

i want that donut!

i want that donut!

There is also a Totoro/Spirited Away shop selling merchandises at B1 (:

i don't watch totoro but jumped in anyway ;p i love "Spirited Away" though!

i don’t watch totoro but jumped in anyway ;p i love “Spirited Away” though!

AvenueL reminds me of Ion Orchard. LV was opposite Chanel on the first floor with Cartier tucked away in the corner.Waaay too familiar. Haha! It’s…atas. There’s even a grand staircase GOLD staircase leading to the 2nd floor (and for you to take pictures with).

cant get any more tacky.

cant get any more tacky.

so yup! That’s about it! Good luck though. Ducky was so “jet lagged” on the first day that it “fell asleep” on the job. HAHAHAH!