Sunday, 25 August 2019

[Geoje] - Oedo Botania (외도 보타니아)

Let's continue our trip with Geoje City Tour Bus...

After witnessing the magnificent Haegumgang of the Sea, the ferry sailed and brought 
us to another island with breathtaking landscape, Oedo-Botania (외도 보타니아).


It's a marine botanical garden located in Hallyeo Maritime National Park.

  
Mr Kim told us to follow him, or else we'll lost our ways. We need to
move faster because we still have other places to visit after this.

 
Wait... It's beautiful double rainbow~!^^

 
Our guide knows Mr Lee Chang-ho and his wife. Here are the photos of the loving couple!

 The white building is Mr Lee,the owner house with awesome landscaping!

Well, I knew Korean drama "Winter Sonata" and "Hospital Ship" were filming here, but I didn't know that this Island is owned and developed privately. In 1969, Lee Chang-ho first came to this island to escape from the wind and waves as he was fishing. 

At first, they tried to grow tangerines and then breed pigs on the island before decided to grow rare plants there in 1976. They slowly brought in and planted 3,000 different species of plants, some from Korea, and some from more subtropical climates and some of the are very rare species.  

 
In order to maintain this huge beautiful island, they open the door 
for visitors to visit with a small fee.

 
'Green' Stairway to Heaven~!




Replica of Winged Victory of Samothrace.

Venus is lovely Greek style garden with white pillars arch facing the sea.

It's modelled the rear court of Buckingham Palace adorned with artistic structure reminiscent af an open-air Greek theater.


There are 12 statues including copy of Venus de Milo 
standing around the long garden with tulips.

Such a breathtaking picturaque scenery that make your heart wanna sing!



The Hill of Love offers a complete view of all the gardens of Oedo Botania.

Our tour guide showed us the 300-yearold tree that believed to protect the island... I didn't have the photo, but I did hug the tree~!^^

 Can you spot rocky Haegumgang Island?

Panorama Observation Deck offers stunning view of the sea which connects the East Islet. The EastIslet is a natural garden sitting atop awe-inspiring rock formationsm home to a pristine forest of Camelia Trees.

 We literally just took ferry fom Haegeumgang to Oedo.

According to our guide, on a clear day, you can see Japan's Tsushima Island.

 Serene small chapel overlooking the sea which built to 
console the souls which commit suicide from the cliff.

Adam and Eve sculpture at Eve garden.

Every corner is just so pretty and I couldn't stop taking photos...

 
 Cafe Oh! Bautiful...

with weird statues playing outside the cafe!

This cafe appeared on Hospital Ship (병원선).





Here are some others scenes taken around Oedo Botania...
 
 17, Oedo-gil, Irun-myeon, Geoje-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
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[Brow Art Asia] - Eyebrow Embroidery

Well, as you know I dont know how to make-up, especially on my droppy eyes and imbalance brows height. Therefore, I love to put on over-sized sunglasses because it's the easiest way is to cover cover my eyes and eyebrows.

I did 3D eyebrow embroidery about 3 years back, but I didn't like the result as it's still obvious that my left brow was higher than left one.

Will revisit Korea, my favorite country in 2 weeks time. Therefore, thinking to fix my eyebrows so I don't need to spend time drawing them or wear sunglasses so often.

I found a deal from Brow Art Asia from Fave. I made a call to their Tampines branch to check whether they have slot today. Candy who answered my call told me that she will call me back in a short while. She called me to confirm the appointment at 2pm.

She greeted me and asked me to wait as she said her Principle is on the way. She told me that I was lucky, because his principle will directly come down to design my brows. Even actresses needs to make appointments with him.

At first, I didn't know what she meant. She then showed me photos of the guy with so many famous actresses... was a bit stunned!!!

Principle Joseph Chen walked in and shook my hands. Then analysed my face shape and brows. After that he quickly grabbed the pencil and drew my left brow. I was amazed that it did make my left side face lifted up! Then he proceed to draw the right brow...

Was satisfied with everything until I heard that the voucher that I bought from Fave is the old-school tattoo type which you'll look like Crayon Shin Chan, which if even if you paid me I also won't do it!

Candy was patient and nice to explain to me and gave me some discount, since they also gave discounted for Fave customers, so she asked me to do Naturale Brow and Mr Chen with 20 years of experience will personally do it for me!

To be frank, I was quite happy and satisfied with the brows arches. But, not really for the strokes... maybe because I did 3/4D eyebrow embroidery before and the strokes looked more natural compared to  these neat straight lines.

I chose this Naturale Brow because budget constraint. You might want to check out thier other types of embroideries which suits your face and budget.


After applied for numb cream for about 45 
minutes, Mr Chen started to carve my brows.

Mr Chen did it very carefully and professionally
to make sure that my brows look balance.

Tadaa, here are my new embroidered eyebrows! 

   
Day 1 & Day 2 after the procedures.

Day 3 -4 Some parts peeling off...
A bit weird as if you forgot to draw the other 1/3 of the brows.