Sue Ramirez is having a major "travel hangover" after her recent visit to South Korea.
The Star Magic talent recently performed at the Korea Tourism Organization's (KTO) Meeting, Incentive, Conference, and Exhibition (MICE) on Thursday night, April 20, in New World Hotel, Makati City.
The Honorary Ambassadress to Korean Tourism gave her heartfelt renditions of OPM hit "Your Love" by Alamid, followed by the K-pop song "You Are My Everything," the official soundtrack of Descendants of the Sun.
In an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other members of the press, Sue revealed that she practiced the South Korean song for almost a week.
"Kinabahan ako sobra, siyempre may Koreans tayo na kasama so baka iba yung pronunciation ko. Pag iba kasi yung pronunciation mo, baka mag-iba na rin yung meaning. So medyo careful talaga tayo doon."
SUE LOVES KOREA. Sue was also asked about her trip to Korea last February.
She related, "Sa Korea, hindi lang masarap magpunta dun, masarap tumira dun. Yun ang napagtanto ko.
"Sobrang kalma lang sa Korea, chill lang lahat ng bagay 'tapos ang ganda-ganda ng weather nila.
"Meron silang four seasons, yun pa lang medyo parang sobrang masarap na sa pakiramdam."
One thing she missed was their food.
"Ibang klase yung pagkain nila.
"Masarap na yung Korean food dito sa Pilipinas pero pag pumunta ka dun, yung authentic Korean food talagang, 'Wow as in!'
"Parang hindi na ako aalis ng Korea dahil sa pagkain. Ganung level.
"May kinainan kami na buffet 'tapos lahat talaga ng klase ng pagkain na Korean meron dun.
"So talagang yung pinggan ko malinis pag alis namin. Hindi na nila kailangang hugasan kasi sinimot ko rin talaga!"
How would she describe the South Koreans?
"Yung mga tao dun sobrang lahat sila naka-smile lang lagi. 'Tapos sobrang cute lang nila, para kang nasa cartoons. Ganun yung pakiramdam talaga!
"'Tapos sobrang light lang sa Korea, sobrang kalma lang. Sobrang saya!"
TOURIST SPOTS. The I Can Do That star also had the chance to explore some tourist spots in the Land of the Morning Calm.
First stop: its capital Seoul City.
She dropped by the city's premier shopping district called Myeong-dong, which is known as a haven for big fans of Korean cosmetics.
N Seoul Tower: a 23-meter communication and observation tower on top of Mount Namsan.
Changdeokgung Palace: one of the "Five Grand Palaces" built by the kings of the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1897).
It's a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.
Suwon Hwaseong Fortress: the wall is 5.52 kilometers long, and features a great variety of military facilities.
It's also a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.
Sue also went to Pyeong-Chang county of Gangwon Province, which was a four-hour travel by land from Seoul.
She told PEP, "Doon gaganapin yung 2018 Winter Olympics so bago pa man sila mag-Olympics don, rumampa na ako ng picture."
Hopefully, she'd be able to come back next year.
Sue resumed, "Gusto kong bumalik, gusto ko mag-Winter Olympics. Kaso wala pa naman silang sinasabi kung ano yung mga next naming steps.
"Yung mga ganito muna na events, siyempre kailangan present ako so hopefully, pabalikin nila ako ng Korea. Excited ako."
Here's her first snow experience at Phoenix Park Ski Resort.
But her dream destination in South Korea is the island of Jeju, which, according to Inshik Park—KTO's Director in the Philippines—is their version of Palawan.
The actress added, "Ang ganda ng Jeju. Yun yung parang Palawan nila sa Korea. So siyempre dito, dinadayo yung Palawan. Doon naman as kanila, yung Jeju Island.
"Sobrang ganda talaga, yung ang gusto ko talagang puntahan at saka Visa free. So guys, kung nagpaplano kayong magbakasyon, Jeju island."