Mysterious Oz In Seoul Korea

After dumping our luggage at the pre-booked hotel in the city area of Seoul, we wasted no time as the cabbie was waiting to send us to lunch at Gangnam Myun Oak for Galbijjim which I posted yesterday.

Seoul Korea Day 1

Streets near the boutique hotel we had originally booked.

Right after lunch, we met up the wedding planner. Originally, we had wanted to hold the wedding dinner in Seoul (we told the planners during the previous visit to Seoul late 2013) but changed plans after discussing with Ryan’s parents during lunch at Imperial Treasure Nan Bei, prior to this trip. The wedding dinner will be held later this year in Singapore instead. It is easier to accommodate the smaller number of Korean relatives flying over. As the change of plans needed further restructuring of the package, it would require some time so Vany and I went for coffee while Ryan and Valerie got the matters sorted out.

Seoul Korea Day 1

The OZ Cafe, Seoul, Korea.

Seoul Korea Day 1

It was late morning to early afternoon and there was only one other table of 3 men besides us.

Seoul Korea Day 1

Even the barista seemed to be missing and service took a while.

Seoul Korea Day 1

Not too sure what this was although I had ask for Blue Mountain, it didn’t look nor taste like it.

After coffee which I had to gulp down in two sips, we were rushed by our chaperones to the wedding dress shop for fitting.

After coffee which I had to gulp down in two sips, we were rushed by our chaperones to the wedding dress shop for fitting.

The fitting took a couple of hours, maybe more. We were not rushed into making any decisions.

The fitting took a couple of hours, maybe more.
We were not rushed into making any decisions.
Their attitude were warm and sincere.
The dressers sized up Valerie before making suitable gowns for her to try on.
A few accesorizing pieces were customised overnight for the next day’s photo session.

Traditional Hanbok fitting immediately after the western gown fitting.

Traditional Hanbok fitting immediately after the western gown fitting.
This traditional Hanbok dressmaker suits up most of the top movie stars and celebrities of South Korea.

We had taken the late flight as Ryan had to teach the day we flew and the flight got delayed nearly 6 hours during our transit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We arrived late in Seoul, plus the time difference was one hour ahead,  our appointments were rushed from one place to another. Luckily, the planners and shopkeepers were understanding and stayed back for us.

It was already very dark by the time we were done. Everyone was tired, cold and hungry. One of the wedding chaperones recommended a place for us to have warm dinner, Korean BBQ. She instructed the taxi on the address and off we went!

See you in tomorrow’s post.

Happy Saturday 🙂

P.S. Sorry but I have no address for Cafe OZ. I tried searching online and FB but the OZ cafe didn’t seem to be the same place we went to.

Click here to see Gangnam Myun Oak’s Galbijjim.

Click here to see the wedding dress fitting.

Click here to see the lunch we had with Ryan’s parents at Imperial Treasure Nan Bei.

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