Friday, October 28, 2016

Artist Lee Jeongin's Any Given Place

Artist Lee Jeongin's Any Given Place Hongdae artist Lee Jeongin was the winner of an art exhibition and digital marketing campaign to help share her paintings with Korea and the world. Here she talks about her inspirations and her goals. This event is being sponsored by Hyunhee Shin and iFood Korea.

Fat Korean Food Trends

Koreans are getting fatter these days and part of that reason is the influence of western foods - especially dairy. Cream, butter and cheese are trending food products and it is coming around in various forms such as snacks, meals, drinks and toppings. These days you'll find that many barbecue and hot pan grilling shops (like dakgalbi or pork rib joints) will offer cheese as a topping. Koreans tend to wish to indulge a bit more.

Nowadays no-carb eating is becoming more popular so more people are eating proteins and cheese is thought of as a non-carb food. Unfortunately, many of the cheeses are processed (including the mozzarella) so dining no-carb in Korea can be a tad difficult.

Another attributing factor is the rise of the "singles" lifestyle. Many more people are choosing to stay single so they tend to indulge more and these new types of food are considered comforting. There have been a rise in western-style cocktail bars where bartenders will talk with you.

Even older generations are getting into indulgences as they don't have as many grandkids to take care of and they have more expendable income.

What this means is that Korean food culture is taking another shift and this shift maybe poor for public health.


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Cheese Rice Beer!?

So Makgeolli is sorta creamy and milky since it has rice in it. So I guess it would make sense to make it cream cheese flavored, right? I mean the banana Makgeolli from guksangdang is delicious. It is so good in fact that I could see myself just walking around town with a bottle. ( I would if I had no class.) As for this one, I decided to skip on it. Maybe next time.


Saturday, October 22, 2016

The iPad is NOT a computer replacement device

I had hoped that the awesomely powerful iPad Pro 12.9 could be my go-to computer. It was supposed to be a creative machine that I could use to compose letters and articles, take and edit photos, take and edit video and much more. It was a failure. For one the 12.9 is too large to use it on the go and I was constantly afraid of dropping it. You can't type on it well unless you are sitting. The Apple Pencil is cool but I lost one so it cost money replacing and then I was constantly paranoid I would lose it again so I rarely used it. Charging via the 12 watt charger was glacial.

Now it was powerful but being stuck in the iOS ecosystem didn't make it particularly useful. I spent money on apps trying to get it to do what my computer could do better.

The iPad was good for two things: games and watching movies which killed my productivity. So... not very good.

Anyway, Apple is supposed to do a MacBook refresh in 5 days. I am waiting. My 2009 MacBook is still fine but it isn't my goto machine these days.

Now I haven't written off the iPad entirely. I would get a iPad 9.7 or possibly a new iPad mini. I think the mini could be a great camera replacement and livecasting tool especially in this 'need it now' society.

I am writing this on my reliable iPhone 5s and I will wait for the iPhone 8 before changing. Well that is unless I can pick up a decent secondhand 6s Plus.

The one thing I do know is that I won't be relying on my iPad to be my computer. It's a shiny toy, not a computer. 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Hazellbaby eats broccoli and shrimp

Hazellbaby eats broccoli and shrimp I prepared breakfast for my baby. She is loving brocolli and i had some nice potatoes so i boiled them and made a soup with some chopped shrimp. Will she eat it? Watch to find out.