Jurassic World Exhibit!!!

So the most usual exhibit came to South Korea and is still currently going on. I mean I saw the advertisement for it on the subway and several bus stops, so apparently it seems to be a big deal. “What is it?” You may ask. Well, if you didn’t read the title, it is the Jurassic World Exhibit.

The exhibit was by the Gimpo airport, way out of the way, but it is probably one of the few spaces in Korea they can meet the energy and height requirement for the dinosaurs.

The gift shop was outside and had some nifty stuff. What they don’t tell you is that a lot of the merchandise comes from Universal Studios. You didn’t hear this from me.

The exhibit was split into a few parts, show casing dinosaurs, the DNA lab, among many other things. A lot of it was in Korean so Ali Just glossed over it.

The entrance was similar to that of the movie. There was some connection between the movies (both park and World Series) and also as an educational theme park.

There were many dinosaurs that were animatronic this bad boy was the first one you see as you walk in. It has scars from being attacked by other dinosaurs. The models were really detailed and quite realistic.

This bad boy was just a neck and a head but still took up a lot of space. It was one of the few dinosaurs where you could see the rope. Still, the feel of the zoo was apparent.

The T-Rex enclosure was one of my favorites. The noise and the lights added to the atmosphere. Hell, even the kids crying was a very nice touch. The kids were real and in my group.

Hammonds were the big bad of the movies. They had incubators, fossilized ambers of mosquitoes where they extracted the different DNA of the dinosaurs, and even an egg chamber. The eggs had QR codes that can tell you what dinosaur would hatch. They even had a create your own dinosaur. Mine is currently being emailed to me, so when it comes I will post it.

The T-Rex skull fossil was great to see as well. It was so big, it was bigger than most of the children in my group. I wanted to get a side by side comparison but no parent would allow it. My sisters better step up their baby making game.

Also there was a guy who allowed you to pet a baby Dino. He seemed so happy. Must have been the best job.

After the lab was the gyro sphere trail. If you remember from the first Jurassic world movie was the safari like tour, but the destroyed and endangered part.

Seriously. My photos doesn’t do this place justice at all. The ones I am posting are the cream of the crop.

There was also a raptor (my favorite Dino) enclosure. It was blue from the Jurassic World movies, but I couldn’t get a good photo or video. The adult male next to me kept pushing and shoving me out of the way so his kid could see. Plus the poor lighting killed that part of the experience.

Overall, I would have to save it was worth my money. It was a great experience to see dinosaurs and learn a little about them as well.

If I were to make a recommendation, go on a weekday to avoid the family crowd if you like photo ops.

Outside was a dinosaur theme cafe. It was really cute, and kind of pricy. I wish I ate there because everything looked so delicious. Maybe I’ll come back again before the exhibit leaves.


Cherry Blossoms (and other Flower Viewing)

Yesterday, after being ghosted my my boyfriend, I was invited to go look at cherry blossom trees with a friend. I feared I would miss them this year as the weather was cold consistantly up until a few days ago.

For those wondering what cherry blossoms are, because they are not a weeb like me, don’t want to look at my poor took pictures, or just want a definition, I’ll tell you.

A cherry blossom, or sakura (the Japanese and weeb word), is a flower of several trees genus Prunus (Don’t tell my teachers I paid attention). The genus Prunus is basically trees or shrubs which include plums, cherries, peaches, etc. They usually grow in the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere.

Enough with the science lesson. My friend and I walked along Seoul, specifically Yeoudio Park, to see if we could see some cherry blossoms. We saw quite a few, but not as many as we wanted. The park was beautiful and we saw some other flowers blooming too.

I do admit, I did tear up a little. My mom was a landscaper, and while I have no talent for plants, beautiful gardens and flowers are how I feel closer to her.

After continuing our leisurely stroll, we noticed the crowd was getting massive. Like, cherry blossom viewing is a pastime (and now a must for social media influencers here in Asia) but it should have been this jammed packed. Turns out we stumbled in to a mini festival for cherry blossoms and a gender equality awareness festival. Which reminds me that my friend and I need to continue that chat.

Overall, it was a nice and relaxing Sunday. The introvert in me wasn’t as prepared for that many people however. Cherry blossoms are nice anf worth checking out at least once if your ever in Asia. But, don’t loke go out of your way for them. They are just trees. Like I don’t get the hype (but I understand it).


P.S. We also passed by a closed building with a gaggle of Astro Boys. I wish I could have found a way inside.