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WARNING: there is BL contents in some post as well as heavy use of Malaysian English! And also unrelevant fangirl spams everyw
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Saturday, October 4, 2014

★★Gundam Base Busan Korea : Seomyoen (서면 건담베이스) ★★

Season II : Episode 1
September 2014

Probably the first acg related post for this time around in Korea Busan.
Honestly never really got into the fandom of Gundam before though I know a certain friend of mine tried to poison me to watch Gundam 00 when I was in high school www.  

I always knew that Gundam Base existed in Korea. However I never bothered to check it out on my stay in Korea 2 years ago. This time around I decided to check it out since there is one in Busan and honestly, this post is actually dedicated to my Gundam crazy boyfriend in Malaysia wwww. (*´▽`*)
There was still a week till my semester in Korea officially starts. 
My parents followed me to Korea as well and so we had nothing to do until then. 
Since my father is also interested in plastic models and they lived in lotte hotel Seomyeon. 
I suggested to go check out the Gundam Base in which they were actually fine with the idea. 
Gundam Base Busan is located at Dong Bo Plaza . 

Upon arrival at Dong Bo Plaza from the underground roads. 
We were greeted by a very big screen screening Gundam Build Fighters on our left hand side right opposite MCD as well as a row of Gashapon machines. Right in front of us stood a pillar written with floor plans of the whole Dong Bo Plaza (동보프라자). The Gundam base is located in the basement. Pretty snuggish. 

Ja! Hapi! Ikimasuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!! 

 screening GBF
 Floor guides of Dong Bo Plaza
 mcd on our right
 underground entrance to Gundam Base 
yolo pilot hapi incoming :v //gets bricked

This is probably war for all the gundam fans....
with their wallets of course XD.

Upon arrival in the interior, we were greeted by this large scaled banshee in which If I know if my boyfriend is here, he would probably talk about all the scenes in GU and keep shouting 
as if he is Riddhe =A=

There were also cosplay costumes on display from one of the gundam series, Gundam Seed. 

  Aside from just having Gundams being sold here. Other products manufactured from Bandai are also sold here which includes plastic models and action figures such as Taibani figures and random kancolle ship models. There are also some hard to find gunplas here that couldn't be found in Malaysia like the Acguy mg and other stuffs. Honestly out of all the Gundams, I have a soft spot for Acguy (probably due to that gag manga kidou senshi Gundam San). And surprisingly my mother as well took a liking to Acguy too ._. 
 one piece figures on a rack
 all the perfect grades
 some master grades.
p/s: damn acguy QAQ

 some are on bargain.

And of course behold, one of the largest kits up to date. 
The Neo Zeong is also sold at this official bandai store as well. And of course, for a hefty price. 
I remember once my boyfriend said he wanted to save up and get one of these and one day during an event, carry it in a baby stroller while cosplaying full frontal. >_>

damnnn this thing is huge OAO

There were also some Kamen Ride Figurines for sale.
and uhh I am not sure whether this is a normal thing from the series but damn I find this weird. 

and if u cannot afford to buy the neo zeong that can fit ur baby stroller, maybe get the smaller one?
 Which I saw many netizans post up with random nendroid madoka or mario piloting it :0
its currently sold out here though. 

 There is also a tcg corner for those who play Gundam trading card games.  And Gundam Build Fighters music playing on loop in the background ._.

There were also these super old vintage kits for sale in one of the small corners.
As a lover for vintage old school art, I couldn't resist but to buy the Acguy kit in the end as a souvenir upon visitng the gundam base. 
Just for collection purposes :)

Thus this concludes my pilgrim to gundam base. ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ
Yeap the bench are Gundam hands. 
I remember having an inside joke that happened during few cons ago, where we were at our booth drawing .My boyfriend wanted to join and he ended drawing gundam hands. We made a joke where if he could draw gundam hands well and become a gundam hand meister in the future, we will print his drawings of the gundam hands in badges to sell XD  
Wonder how is he doing now? wwwww

p/s: No wonder those people don't hurt so much after they have been grabbed by a gundam in the shows. they are actually quite comfy HAHAHHAHAHHA

Just so you guys know, this place is actually really big! The photos I took may not be much justice but it is huge. 
Those pilots out there who are interested. 
You all better get ready for war, with ur wallet resource all stocked up of course! XD 

Here is a map from lotte department /hotel underground path. 
From lotte you keep going straight passing by in between nature republic and the face shop towards the subway station. 
Keep going straight until you see a flight of stairs, go up those stairs and soon u will see ways splitting either to the left or right. 
Turn to your right.
and then keep moving forward and you will see plenty of shop lots selling accessories and clothes. 
When u pass by standard chartered (should be on the left side), start keeping to your leftest side of the road until u see a sign where it shows Dong Bo Plazza on top on your left.
 Then turn to your in and walah! You are already there! 

>> Hint: keep following the signs in the subway to Judies Taehwa (쥬디스태화 ) until u see standard chartered so you wouldn't get lost ~

 the map, its actually quite close to judies taehwa.

passing by the station in order to get to that flight of stairs.

 just follow those sign boards to Judies Taehwa and You wouldn't loose your way.

Shop lots after upon turning to your right after the flight of stairs.

keep to the leftest part of all the shop lots and u will see the signboard of Dong Bo plaza there on your left.
Dong Bo plaza is written in Korean in Blue.  
There will be a screen screening random gundam animes and a mcd there.



Address : 

B2F DONGBO PLAZA, 704, Jungang-daero, Busanjin-gu, Busan, Korea

★★★ Back to Korea 【2014】 ★★★

Not sure whether it is fate or not, but Sunway Uni offered me another scholarship to Korea to study Korean at Silla University (신라대학교) for one year.

 It was said that my tuition fees are completely waved which tempted me very much and I immediately applied for it!
.............and so here I am back in Korea again! (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧
However this time, I reside in the southern part of South Korea in which is also known as the second largest city after Seoul, Busan (부산).  Which I am completely unfamiliar with QwQ
My korean communication skills has already dropped so I gotta improve it again!
My kimchiland journey therefore continues with a part two. 
I shall bring more acg news to you and other cool stuff about Busan >w<

♥♥♥ love and peace ♥♥♥