30 May 2014

A Day to be Ladylike

A trip to Ewha Women's University/Edae area was planned on the second day of our trip. I'm, One word: Envious, extremely envious of the girls there as they have SO MUCH SHOPPING and cafe establishments right at their doorstep. But then again according to my good friend Vans' instagram, there's apparently quite decent dining establishments hidden around Pulau NTU so I shall not complain too much.

The idea of an all-women's university is very interesting and homely to me. Studying in an all-girls school was the best period of my life. All girls there, you can change in class behind the projector, shout at your classmate and ask for a sanitary pad, all the disturbing things we do, e.t.c. Though there are many bitches and cat fights happening all the time (not everyday of course), but I find that it is easier to forge stronger bonds in an all-girls school with the absence of the guys around causing lots of draaaamaa and discord and whatever rubbish they bring. However, imagine if a Korean girl has been in an all-girls kindergarten/elementary school/junior high/senior high/college ALL HER LIFE, how big a shock would she get when she finally enters the working world when the first time she interacts with men is like, at the workplace. I rather interact with boys in school when they are not all that scheming and corrupted-by-the-real-world yet.

Feminist and sexist comments aside, I am so in love with the European architecture of Ewha Women's University's campus. They have a beautiful little garden for the girls to walk through as they have campuses on the other side of the school. Everything is so european-boarding-school-like..... hmmmmmmmm should I aim to get into this college for exchange?

Edae is literally a feminine town. Hong Kong has its 女人街 but Seoul has Edae, which comprises not only one street but a whole area! Guys will feel (kind of) awkward here as most shops are catered to the female population, but if you are here to check out the pretty Korean girls, you have came to the right place.

It was Mother's Day weekend that week, and the entire Edae main street had mini roadside stalls selling potted flowers. Wanted to send one pot back to Singapore for my dearest Empress Dowager Soh but I have no idea how to do that so I didn't get any in the end :/


Princess Diary Cafe
Ewha Women's University Station Exit 3
Walk straight upon exiting the station and turn right at the second alley.
It is right opposite Chef's Guksu (if you have seen my previous post), on the third level.
Click here for map ----> x
(It is kind of useless giving you the address in English as Korean addresses are one of the most confusing addresses in the entire world. We have met Koreans who still have no idea where the place is when given the address.)

Princess Diary Cafe is one of the reasons why we decided to visit Edae. It was definitely one of the trip highlights for girly girl Min as she really wanted to get married to her KangMH oppa but Kang oppa was in SG so sobz, she went without him but anyway, the dresses here are ranged from 10,000 to 40,000 won. The nicer ones are within the 25,000 to 35,000 won range. Regardless of whether you are super skinny or super fluffy, no worries, they have lots of ways to make you fit into the beautiful gowns. 

Min picked a typical puffy wedding dress, I chose my favourite toga wedding gown, and Ying looked absolutely adorable in a short wedding dress. It is compulsory to buy a drink at the cafe (Drink menu price range is from 5,000 to 8,000 won) and all three of us chose the cheapest Yuzu tea hehehe. We chose to have our drinks served after we had enough fun in our wedding dresses. 

Please do note that there are no professional photographers there to take your photos for you, however the counter girl is always happy to take pictures for you and your sistahs. Remember to redeem a coupon from trazy.com for a free Polaroid picture, here.

Apart from westernized wedding gowns, they also do have traditional Korean Hanboks, headdresses and fancy headbands for you to camwhore with. I would not recommend you to visit this place if you are on a tight budget, but if you do have excess in your wallet and love to play dress-up, then this place would be really ideal for you!

We bought so many things till we couldn't even carry and ended our shopping trip prematurely at 4p.m. after spending some time at Cafe Noriter (there's a review on it in the previous post!). Do check out the famous 10,000 won bag shop at Edae. There are quite a few 10,000 won bag shops but we chose to return to this lovely couple's shop twice as their service standards were so good. I told the ajussi that his shop was famous on the internet and you should see the way he beamed so happily. The three of us bought so many bags from him!

The 10,000 won bag shop is on the right along the same stretch of road as Cafe Noriter.

I'll be back to try you in June.

The three of our shopping loots combined, mine took up the entire top and extreme right side of the bed (excluding the white bag) YES THAT CONCLUDES OUR EDAE DAY.

I need to give myself a pat on the bag for sitting down at Starbucks, fighting against the disgusting internet and pain from cramps to type this post out. Off to rest now bai.


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