Showing posts from October, 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

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. Dan

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'

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.

Cooking for Hazell: tofu chicken soup, jumokbap rice balls and homemade apple sauce. #dadslife

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