Fashion in Korea:
I never really cared about the way I dressed. After coming to Korea and seeing the way girls dressed, my view on fashion has changed. I don't know how girls can wear stockings, leggings or nothing underneath those short skirts in minus degree weather. (It's something I would not feel comfortable wearing in minus degree weather, but I will admit the girls have definitely inspired me to buy a super cute, fobby dress!)
I mean yes, they look good, but have you no feelings? Koreans definitely believe in the saying beauty over pain.
Pescatarianism in Korea:
A pescatarian is a vegetarian that eats seafood. At this point of time, being a vegetarian is too troublesome for me as MEAT IS EVERYWHERE in Eastern Asia (kudos to the people who do it). Finding seafood options is much more easier than a vegetarian one, but it's still challenging if you can't read the menu/speak the language.
For lunch, I got something called a VEGETABLE pastry. I emphasize the VEGETABLE. I took a bite out of this delicious piece of bread only to find a piece of ham in it. Apparently ham is a vegetable in Korea. But dessert, a sweet potato churro thingie, was much better.
"vegetable" pastry + Korean "churro" thingie = 2800 won
Cooking in Korea:
We had a special lesson on Korean food making today. SO EXCITING! We made three main dishes: bulgogi (beef), bibimbap (mixed rice), and my personal favourite kimchi!
|Diana, Kristie, and Tanjin getting into cooking position|
|The far plate are toppings for the bibimbap and the plate in front are the ingredients for kimchi|
|Our bulgogi chefs|
|Tanjin - holding the plate of beef|
|Kristie - preparing the meat|
|Catherine - marinating the meat|
Bulgogi and mushrooms
|Diana - bimbimbap maker|
|beautiful! She even made one without meat for me =)|
How it looks like to make kimchi! as demonstrated by yours truly
(Recipe can be found on the internet or I can send you mine by request)As a result of the only one who eats kimchi in our lovely little group....
|Me, the kimchi chef/lover - mixing dry ingredients|
|eww, red meat.|
|mixing the red pepper chili paste|
|licking the spoon of chili paste|
|mixing it all together|
|put the paste between the salted cabbage and voila!|
|part time teachers/part time chefs|
|Look at all my kimchi!|
(Photo cred: Diana)