Food Art: Gimbap and Pottery

gimbaploveThe first time I made any type of sushi, it tasted pretty bad.  One of the hardest parts is getting the rice just right and the amount of vinegar.  Sushi Chef Toyoung Kwak expresses herself through her pottery food plates and “Gimbap.”  She splits time between her ceramic studio and restaurant, she has recently opened with her friend Jeomsook Noh.

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The Culture of Beauty in South Korea

southkoreaindustyOver the past decade South Korea is known around the world for it’s K-pop music, Korean entertainment in films & TV programs and fashion culture.  There is also an incredible $6 billion dollar domestic beauty industry.  Beyond Beauty host Grace Neutral takes us on an interesting journey of what is South Korean beauty and cosmetic products used.  Both men and women spend lots of money on looking beautiful aka “K-Beauty.”

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The First Marvel Store: Marvel Collection Enter-6

marvelcollectionhottoysstoreFor all you Marvel fanboys and fangirls your next destination might be Seoul, South Korea.  The first official Marvel store, the Marvel Collection Store by Enter-6 will have lots of Hot Toys products and official Marvel gear.

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Food: Eating Celebrities in South Korea

mukbangI’m guilty too of watching videos of people eat, like for me, I admit I watch Ken Domik’s YouTube channel KBDProductions TV.  Munchies foody journalist Charlet Duboc flys to Seoul to look at the hot trend of Mukbang which translates to “food porn” or eating for an online audience.  In South Korea, many of these online eating stars called BJ’s (Broadcast Journalists) are very popular.

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Grab An Espresso & Pet A Sheep

thanksnaturecafeHave you ever thought about ordering a Chai Latte and also petting a live sheep all in the same place?  Well, you can do this in South Korea at The Thanks Nature Sheep Cafe.  Now have coffee & waffles and see sheep roaming around the cafe.

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Drink: Soju

sojudrinkingIn South Korea the drink of choice is Soju.  My fellow Retrenders blogger Stephen Jang has told me many “Soju Drinking Tales” from his Ktown experience when he lived in LA.  As for me, I rather drink Tequila, but I do really enjoy the flavored soju concoctions like Lemon Soju.  In this new episode of Al-Kee-Hol, host Charlet Duboc goes to Seoul to experience Soju drinking.

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Adidas Unite All Originals – Snoop Dogg & 2NE1

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Adidas has been rocking a solid PR campaign with “Unite All Originals” line-up of kicks and apparel wear.

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A couple of weeks back, Adidas sponsored a concert featuring rapper Snoop Dogg and Kpop power girl group 2NE1 who are known to rock Adidas Originals x Jeremy Scott sneakers and clothing.

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Lollipop House

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This “Lollipop House” from Korean architecture firm Moon Hoon looks tiny in scale, but it’s actually really big inside.  It’s deceiving to the eyeballs.

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