Category: Odds and Ends.

A little bit of everything.

Rice: Feeding Half The World Every Day.

As my regular readers have no doubt noticed, I have started to think a lot more about the food I eat. We have so many food choices here in the west and I think sometimes we just buy ingredients and make or eat our…

Banner Time: Making a Fan Banner for a Kpop Concert.

The popular Kpop group Got7 will be on their Fly tour in the US in less than a month and lots of fans are gearing up for the concerts. In the past I’ve noticed all sorts of fan made posters, banners, t-shirts, and other…

Gamja Jorim: A Braised Potato Side Dish.

Gamja Jorim is a Korean recipe for potatoes in a garlicky soy based sauce. It is quite easy to make and doesn’t take too much time to prepare. There are quite a few different variations online as to how it is made and I’m…

Hwarang: The Flower Boys of Silla.

Please note that although the article is a little old now, the information on the Hwarang is still valid. Those of us who follow Korean Dramas have probably already heard news of the upcoming sageuk, Hwarang, the Beginning which is already in production. The…

Gonggi: Korean Jacks, or Fivestones.

Gonggi is an old, perhap ancient, Korean version of the game of Fivestones or Jacks. You can see by the photo above that there are many versions of this game. While we in the West tend to associate it with children it historically was…

Sweet Stuff: A Trip to Tous Les Jour Bakery.

On a recent trip to Austin, TX. my daughter and I made a beeline to one of our favorite places to stock up on goodies for the 3 day weekend ahead of us. It was the French-Asian bakery Tous Les Jour. (I don’t have a…

Happy 300th Running Man, part 2.

Both parts 1 and 2 focus on the seven members of Running Man against 300 of something. In the first part we see them having to choose an old episode and answer a question about that episode. Then it is them having to write…