Though I was on vacation and usually would have liked to experience the local food, I was constantly drawn toward the Korean stall in the upstairs food court called Corea Corea for several reasons. The first reason is that there is a TV that is always rerunning kpop music shows and music videos. In the middle of a tropical, beachy tourist town are signs of Korean culture! As my family continuously passed by this stand, I couldn't help but stare at the TV for a dose of kpop. Another reason is that restaurant prices are extremely expensive around Cairns, and this food court is a more affordable option. There is also complementary tea that is self-served. My apologies for not writing a better review on the actual food or service; I wasn't planning on blogging about something I had experienced 6 months ago!
I got the best seat in the house: my view was the TV! The clips usually alternated between girl groups and guy groups, but I was more interested in the guy groups. Starting from the top left and going clockwise, I first saw CNBlue's Love music video. Next was Ss501's Love Ya music video (which includes a close up of Kim Hyun Joong), and lastly Gummy's music video starring Hyun Joong. These songs are all from 2010, so what this TV plays is a bit outdated. However, CNBlue and Ss501 were one of the first bands I discovered and Love and Love Ya are two songs I cherish deeply, so I really did feel a connection! For a better view of the TV, zoom in on the photo!