Food Tour 2017: April

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

Ramyun/Korean Ramen

Yukgaejang/Spicy Beef soup

Jjimdak/Korean Braised Chicken

Imagine your Korea

Inscape of Beauty: Celebrities

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/

Poem: Lolo

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

Food Tour 2017: March

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

The Smile by William Blake

There is a Smile of Love
And there is a Smile of Deceit
And there is a Smile of Smiles
In which these two Smiles meet

And there is a Frown of Hate
And there is a Frown of disdain
And there is a Frown of Frowns
Which you strive to forget in vain

For it sticks in the Hearts deep Core
And it sticks in the deep Back bone
And no Smile that ever was smild
But only one Smile alone

That betwixt the Cradle & Grave
It only once Smild can be
But when it once is Smild
Theres an end to all Misery

 

Poem by William Blake
Photo – Stefan Stefancik