Seoul, South Korea
SooYoung, 31
Digital Marketer
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I am a digital marketer. Like most of us, this wasn't my career dream from the beginning, but I like my job. Still a lot to learn, I want to dig more in this field.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Everytime my heart is broken, I go to Blink-182. I Miss You by Blink-182 would be the no.1 heartbreak song for me. And then to lighten up the mood, I would listen to Deuces by Chris Brown.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Before I watch Game of Thrones, House of Cards was definitely on the top of the list. Now that I'v seen Game of Thrones, House of Cards, GOT, and Breaking Bad would be the best TV shows of all time for me. The Simpsons is on the honorable mention list.

Name some spots in Seoul that are good for a Tinder date.

Han river and Itaewon would be great spots for Tinder date. Walking along Han River can never go wrong, especially in spring and fall when the night breeze is just perfect. If you want to hangout in more exciting area, Itaewon is definitely the spot.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

I would love to do/learn surfing, but Seoul doesn't have any beach nearby. The nearest beach is Eurwangni Beach which is about 40 minute drive from Seoul and too shallow for surfing.

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Seoul?

Gangnam is overrated. Psy did his job, but I think Gangnam doesn't deserve its hype. It needs more cultural color to it.

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Seoul?

Jong-ro area I think is still quite underrated in Seoul, especially among young Seoulers. Jong-ro is history-rich and full of Seoul's unique color. I am trying to discover more about the area these days. Join me!

What are the Seoul spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Kyungbok Goong is the must-go place if it's your first time visiting Korea. Forget all the clubs, cafes, or other attractions. You should visit the palace and check out other traditional places nearby.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Seoul. How do you spend it?

My last day in Seoul would definitely include walking along Han River. I will avoid going to crowded area like Gangnam and Hongdae for sure. This is a tough question, but I know I will end up at some club in Itaewon when the day is over.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

I gotta say my favorite vacation city is Honolulu, Hawaii. I'v been there when I was 10, and it was just like a paradise. I wish I can visit there again in near future.

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