SNS channels are a god-sent gift for all K-Pop idol fans around the world. Even though we’re hundreds and thousands of miles away from our idols, we get a daily glimpse into their private lives bringing us closer to them. SM Entertainment understands the fans’ desire to keep their oppas and unnies close, so they’ve created their very own SNS channel to give you fast and frequent exclusive updates to their artists!
I’ve found my SM Haven. It’s an app that has everything that I’ve ever needed to fill up on my daily addiction to my favorite SM Entertainment stars… It’s called Vyrl.
Vyrl is a mobile SNS application created by SM Entertainment that keeps you connected to K-Pop idols and their fans 24/7. You can create, explore, learn, and collect all the photos you’ve ever needed of your SM biases. From photo archives to magazine features, the app allows you to interact directly to idols and fans from all over the world. It conveniently has over 50 language translations to break down the language barriers and connect us into one fandom.
Think of it like your go-to database for everything you’ll ever need to fangirl/boy your favorite SM stars. You can search their hashtags for an endless list of amazing photos and gifs made by the stars and their fans. You can follow their official accounts or their devoted fans for your daily dose of eye candy. Like what you see? Save that photo straight to your phone/tablet!
You can just follow them on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc… so why Vyrl?
SM artists upload never before seen exclusive contents straight to Vyrl and Vyrl only! Get the fastest updates to their exclusive content, pre-order sales, daily news and more just by following their official accounts!
Their beautiful faces are everything I needed and more~
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Vyrl’s not just about the SM Artists. It’s the fundamental, but Vyrl also includes your extracurricular interests, such as magazine spreads, lifestyle tips, pets, food and more! Follow these official interest magazine accounts to get the latest updates on other interests from other idols to fluffy bunnies napping with fluffy ducklings~
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Just wait for me, my idols!
Download and begin your own adventure with the SM idols through Google Play and iOS!
See you next week for our Made In Korea coverage – where we bring Korean trends straight to you~
Whenever you’re in Seoul, you can’t miss out on the night life. The streets of Gangnam, Itaewon, Hongdae and so much more will be bright with youth way past the late hours and much past dawn. But that doesn’t mean the bus drivers and subways will be staying up all night with you.
That’s why we’ve got the perfect transportation app that’s cheap, easy and basically your best friend.
So you’ve had a few drinks and you never realized the time fly past you. You swear it was midnight ten minutes ago, but the clock reads 1 AM. The subways are closed and the last bus stopped a while ago. How do you get home?
Instead of paying for an expensive taxi back home, carpool with others for a cheaper price with Callbus! Callbus is a transportation app that was developed by bright, young Korean entrepreneurs – and basically it saved my wallet more than a couple times while I was out! 😛
The Callbus can basically get you home at the 50% price of a taxi. For example, a taxi from Gangnam to KonKuk University would cost about 12,000 won (~$10.50 USD), but with Callbus it’ll only cost you about 6,000 won (~$5.27 USD)! It’s the perfect app for university students, working employees, friends, family and anyone.
How does it work?
It’s basically a carpooling bus that’s easy to call with just a touch of a button.
2. Choose your starting destination and final destination
3. Follow the directions to the designated bus stop
4. Check the number, show your ticket, and hop on!
5. Check on real time your destination route!
Easy peasy~ Safe to ride and fun to use – you really meet new people on the ride home. You’ll be riding with people who are also headed towards a similar destination.
How’s the service?
The interior of the Callbus vehicles are absolutely superb. They’re clean as a new car, but they also go crazy with decorations for Holiday fun! The numbers are clearly shown to make sure you get on the right bus. And when else would you be able to ride a Mercedes Benz for such a low price?!
Arcades used to be a thing of the past, but a booming arcade opened up that’s drawing in crowds of all ages and paths! Funny Land isn’t just popular among kids, students, friends, lovers and families, it’s also highly popular among K-Pop idols. If you’re planning on visiting Seoul anytime soon, we highly recommend this throwback to the past (with a sprinkle of now) – Funny Land!
I’ve got the latest news on the latest hot trend among all Korean fun lovers out there. The first signs of this fad began through K-Pop idols’ Instagram flooding with photos of tiny, cute little character dolls. Then we began seeing our idols battling it out on various colorful, loud machines.
It’s fun, bright, loud & things get srs biz real quick.
So where do our favorite idols, friends, families and loved ones go to fulfill their arcade addictions? Funny Land! Funny Land is an arcade that opened up just a few years ago. Within such a short time, the place was packed with customers of all ages that they expanded and expanded.
Funny Land isn’t named Funny Land for no reason. It’s literally packed with various arcade games, sports and challenges in every space that they can manage. Need I list them all? They’ve got doll claw machines with the latest hot characters, BB shooting ranges, darts, batting cages, coin karaoke stalls, basketball games, racing games, fighting games, colorful games… the list is endless!
Just let me know if you’re ever in Seoul. We’ll get our rage on at the Funny Land arcade!
Check it out. Kpopmap’s first hand experience at Funny land! 😛