Foodie food special!

Hello dear readers and fans (I know yall are out there!..somewhere ๐Ÿ™‚ )

As per my last post (which I didn’t realize didn’t get published until right now but whatever~) I spent my Chuseok holiday with my relatives in Korea! To be specific, I visited relatives living in the Gyeonggi province (or Gyeonggi-do as they say in Korea). I had a good 4-5 day weekend and all I did was eat, sleep, and repeat (with some family gambling mixed in here and there – don’t worry guys I lost money hehe)

Anyways this was my first time to really ‘celebrate’ Chuseok in Korea. Now what does that entail? Well basically Chuseok and Lunar New Years are known as ๋ช…์ ˆ (myung jul) in Korea, don’t ask me what the translation is cuz I don’t know. These two times of the year are the only times when the entire (and in my case extended) family get together to eat and talk and enjoy each others’ company. There are also specific foods prepared for these special occasions. First is ์†กํŽธ (song pyun) a delectable rice cake dessert-type item that is made with sesame seeds. (Yum!) Also my favorite type of meat BEEF is prepared as well. Marinated beef ribs or ๊ฐˆ๋น„์ฐœ (galbi jjim), spicy beef stew ์œก๊ฐœ์žฅ (yook geh jang) and of course a ‘national representative food of Korea’ (if you will) ๋ถˆ๊ณ ๊ธฐ (BULGOGI!) I had all of the above except for the beef ribs because to prepare it takes a lot of work or ์† (sohn – aka hands). We also make and eat a variety of ์ „ (juhn aka Korean pancakes) some vegetable ์ „ and my very favorite kind called ๋™๊ทธ๋ž‘๋•ก (dong guh lang ddeng) which is like dumplings except they’re round and have BEEF!! (I really like beef :P)

Oh and we can’t have holidays without alcohol and so I enjoyed some of that as well including ๋ง‰๊ฑธ๋ฆฌ (mak guhl lee aka the Korean version of sake except its better because I say so) and ๋งฅ์ฃผ (mek joo aka beer). Oh I forgot another thing everyone does when we get together and that’s watch tv.

I also would like to mention that I helped make ์ „ and collected some ingredients, namely pine leaves to make ์†กํŽธ (pine leaves are steamed with the rice cakes to give that oh so pleasant aroma and feel ^^)

I feel super recharged and well rested and also super duper fat after doing nothing but eating, sleeping, and repeating for 3 days straight. Haha it seems like September will fly by in no time what with a students’ field trip coming up as well as midterms. I think I will just glide into October!

Here are some pics of the various food dishes oh that reminds me about ์žก์ฑ„ (jahp cheh) a really good noodle dish with various veggies and BEEF!

enjoy and let your mouth water~ ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Multiple occurences

So I have been told on several occasions that I slightly resemble the late Korean actor and celebrity Park Yong Ha.

Now I’m sure it may be that the people around me are just ‘being nice.’ However, both guys and girls think the same thing. So here is another look at the Korean celebrity I resemble.

I’m quite flattered by these comments. I think he’s a good looking guy and he was quite successful too!

I hope I can be successful like him.

I looked up his profile and it seems our builds are similar too, except I’m like 10 kilos heavier than he is ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Guess I gotta ways to go if I wanna look like this..


That’s all for today.

Later World…

Monday – anotha day anotha dolla

So, due to my good friend David pointing out that I have not updated my blog in almost a month. Here goes!

I’m gonna change it up a little bit, you know throw a curveball out there and whatnot because I FEEL LIKE IT. Hahaha I am evil. (just kidding..or am I?)

Anyways enough with my “adventures.” I’m tired, broke (not really but I’ve been spending WAY too much on random shopping sprees lately), and yeah…lazy.

I had a 14 day vacation/break (which included the weekends which is BULLSHIT but i digress). AND its bs that I have 13 school days of work right up until the Fall semester starts up again. Oh well more on that later. If I count my Mon-Fri vacation days, its LESS than my days I’m supposed to be WORKING. BS!

Which reminds me of how I hate Mondays. Mondays just suck, its the beginning of the work week, I’m tired as hell, and not feeling very motivated to do well ANYTHING. As such, today was a “movie” day. And I must be getting pretty good at my job because I stretched out about 30 minutes of film into almost 2 hours of class! (Albeit I started class a bit late, and had a few worksheets, but mostly it was just “discussion” time haha). Anyways back to Monday…now I don’t know if y’all have seen the movie Office Space, but it’s one of the greatest classic movies of all time and YOU should WATCH it!

There’s SO MANY quotable quotes (I got this from Reader’s Digest which I used to read back in the day) in it including this gem: “Has anyone ever told you that you got a ‘case of the Mondays?’

“What? Hell no, I do believe you can get your ASS kicked by saying somethin’ like that.” (I paraphrased but yall get the gist of it.) God I love Diedrich Bader (aka Oswald from the Drew Carey Show!!) he is HILARIOUS – way better than that Drew Carey guy. lol Oh yeah of course Ron Livingston aka “Peter” aka the Hero of the film doesn’t do too bad in the film either. Oh yeah and Jennifer Aniston has a little bit of substance in the film too (WOW!)

Anyways, today is Monday and Monday sucks. But I did get a wake up call this morning and so THAT was AWESOME. Makes me feel all warm and speshul inside~

I’ll leave yall with ONE pic. It’s of me and my two homeboys from TEXAS who are on vacation (yet working English camps) here in the SK. Alright guys, take care. I’ll try to update more often, more often than not it’ll be in the form of ramblings. Haha~

My 2 homeboys from TEXAS. Yea-uh!