For the month of April, we pay homage to some of the Korean dishes–authentic dishes we’ve actually tried in Seoul and in Busan. Since language barrier can be one of the challenges in exploring Korea, you may want to keep these dishes in mind or show them the photo when you order, as the menus are usually in Korean. There’s no harm in asking if they have the English version of the menu, just politely ask and don’t forget to smile and bow as you say, “Kamsahamnida!”
Gopchang-jeongol (Beef tripe hot pot)
Streetfood stalls along Myeongdong
Authentic Korean meat roasting spread called Gogigui
Dak Gomtang or Korean Chicken Soup
Yukgaejang/Spicy Beef soup
Jjimdak/Korean Braised Chicken
Imagine your Korea
Here are some works by David LaChapelle as exhibited at the Ara Modern Art Museum in Seoul, South Korea. This post features LaChapelle’s photographs of big shot celebrities he has worked with, as well as some chromogenic prints of celebrities whom the artist admired.
My Own Liz
My Own Marlin
Archangel Michael: And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer
Eminem; Sir Elton John
Angelina Jolie: Lusty Spring
Pamela Anderson: Over Easy Half-breed
Tupac Shakur: Solitary
Christina Aguilera: I Got You Babe
Madonna: Devotional Pose
Marilyn Manson: Rigor Mortis
David Bowie: Face Masks
Milla Jovovich: Collage
Leonardo DiCaprio: Nostalgic Styling
Sylvester Stallone: Alone
Courtney Love: Pieta
Ewan McGregor: Dollhouse Disaster, Love Scorned
LACHAPELLE STUDIO: http://www.lachapellestudio.com/
From him: I’ve learned that hard work does pay and it pays long-term.
From him: I’ve learned to listen carefully with my heart.
From him: I’ve learned to stay calm yet smart amidst crisis.
From him: I’ve learned to rise up early and organise the duties for the day.
From him: I’ve learned the importance of being physically and mentally active.
From him: I’ve learned that eating more vegetables and fish is good for me.
From him: I’ve learned to find joy in keeping a close contact with the people I care about.
From him: I’ve learned the value of humour–to laugh at almost everything.
For him: I will always find time to walk, dance, jump, and keep my Fitbit vibrating.
For him: I will try to create a more healthy lifestyle for my own well-being.
For him: I will try to hone and nurture my interpersonal relationships.
For him: I will wake up each day with a plan to do good to self and others–to always go above and beyond duty.
*Lolo (Grandpa) turned 100 years old this year; and today, quite sadly, he will be put to his final rest and for the rest of us who will not be able to be there to send him off to his next adventure, Lolo’s legacy will remain in us and through us, no matter where we live. “Mayo lang nga paglakat, Lo.” Farewell and fy high, Lolo dearest!
Photo credit: Oak & Friend Typography
Tread lightly, she is near
Under the snow,
Speak gently, she can hear
The daisies grow.
All her bright golden hair
Tarnished with rust,
She that was young and fair
Fallen to dust.
Lily-like, white as snow,
She hardly knew
She was a woman, so
Sweetly she grew.
Coffin-board, heavy stone,
Lie on her breast,
I vex my heart alone,
She is at rest.
Peace, Peace, she cannot hear
Lyre or sonnet,
All my life’s buried here,
Heap earth upon it.
Today, I remember two exemplary women–two mothers; and so I wanted to pay them a tribute through this poem. One is my own, Mercedes, and the other is my friend Claudette’s mom, Josephine. They may no longer be with us physically in this universe, but the ever-so-loving-memory of them will live on with us for ever, and, in any universe too. Fly high, Mercedes and Josephine!
Poem by Oscar Wilde
Image by Unsplash
Poolside Fiesta by W Hotel Sentosa Cove
Topinambur Risotto by Atlas
Hummus, Baba Ghanouj, Tabbouleh, Falafel with Tahini sauce by Urban Bites
Breakfast Deluxe by McDonald’s
Chicken Briyani by Sedaaap
Watermelon Soju by Chicken Up
Easter Cake by Pacific Marketplace
Cafe Latte by Monument Lifestyle
Claypot Rice by Lian He Ben Ji
Temari Sushi Set by Tsukiji Sushi Takewaka – Japan Food Town
Sakura Ebi Okonomiyaki by Osaka Kitchen