Pinoy Abroad team in Nami Island

I’m cleaning up my computer and I noticed that there are just so many pictures to write about. One of them were a group of photos taken at Nami Island when I accompanied the team of “Pinoy Abroad”. It was on October 20 last year (same day I learned I was pregnant ;)). Anyway, “Pinoy Abroad” is a television show hosted by Ivan Mayrina. From what I know, it’s not on-air anymore and replaced by a similar themed show hosted by the popular tandem of Paolo Bediones and Miriam Quiambao. By the way, Ivan Mayrina is a “cabalen” and a schoolmate. I was just a year ahead of him. In fact, he was my niece’s classmate (oh yeah I’m old!).

Nami Island is one of the locations for the highly-successful Korean drama “Winter Sonata” starring Bae Yong Joon and Choi Ji Woo. It was my third time that year to visit the island. First was with my mom and husband and second was with my pinay friends here in Seoul.

Here are some photos I took…

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Winter Sonata stuff at the souvenir shop…
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  1. I love WInter Sonata! But I love My Girl better..are you planning on visiting places that was in My Girl? Say..Jeju Island? I’ll link you up in my blog. πŸ™‚ Great site!

  2. Hello! I can’t find your e-mail address. Tanong ko lang, is it hard to live in Korea? Mahirap ba mag-migrate? Hehe πŸ™‚

  3. hi jeff! it depends… kahit naman saan mahirap mamuhay… but i don’t think korea is accepting migrants the way the US and Canada do…

  4. korea and canda has a big kaibahan. korea is poor country compared sa pnas way back 1969. but look at korea now. unlike canada korea stands on his own. korean people help each other for their country’s success.canada is a wealthy country and they are accepting immigrants in few years. since canada is under another country.everywhere is difficult. thats why, many canadianas are working here.

  5. hi betchay! im so happy to stumble upon your blog. tagal ko na naghahanap ng blog abt korea thru pinoy’s eyes! =) yes, bcoz i happen to like koreanovelas dito sa pinas kaya sobra interested ako sa korea. hope to visit skorea soon.

    yup..nasan nga ung contact email mo? can’t find it there sa contact page.

    til next time. take care!

  6. hola soy de peru, la verda a mi me gusto la novela sonata como quisiera verlos asi en persona y abrazarles por un momento por lo menos por que yo soy tu fanz nº 1 y quisiera ser como ustedes. chau me despido , saludos desde peru.

  7. Are you related to Leda and Rommel Mayrina of Dau, Mabalacat, Pampanga. They’re my schoolmate in high school way back the 60s. Send them my regards!

  8. I would love to see Korea and plan to visit Nami Island. I would like to go to the ski resort but how cold does it get? Planning to there by march/april/may.

    good time to see Korea?

  9. wow! ganda nga, sana soon makapunta din aq jan kahit tour lng.

    ate bethchay bat ang mga korean madaling mkapsok s pinas bat tyung mga pinoy daming proseso p bago mkpunta jan?

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