ohkorea

Near Seomyeon exit 2 in Busan, you can visit the room cafe...













Near Seomyeon exit 2 in Busan, you can visit the room cafe called Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You.


When I first saw pictures of the Dreamy Camera Cafe (꿈꾸는사진기)...


















City of reading… Busan? Um, I dunno.



City of reading… Busan? 

Um, I dunno.


Korea and soju; the two are pretty intertwined. My dad likes to...

Korea and soju; the two are pretty intertwined. My dad likes to tell the story about how he once had a bad bottle of soju in South Korea. When I asked him why he thought that particular bottle was “bad,” he replied, “It was my third bottle in a row and it just tasted off. It made me sick.” Yeah, probably not the fact that it was his third bottle, right? Ha.

In 2014, Jinro soju was the largest selling alcohol in the world with sales of 71 million cases world wide. In 2015, they really brought the ruckus though with flavored soju. 


A year ago, Ghostface Killah canceled a show in Busan, which...







A year ago, Ghostface Killah canceled a show in Busan, which started a year of canceled and postponed shows in Korea for me. I’m still mourning over the fact that I haven’t seen CHVRCHES yet, and I may never hear them sing all my favorite songs from their first album. 

2016 is a new year, though -and I’m so ready to see Bon Iver in Seoul tomorrow, February 21, 2016!


My boyfriend and I tried foot peeling masks. What’s the point of...





My boyfriend and I tried foot peeling masks. What’s the point of having a boyfriend if I can’t make him join in my ever-changing beauty regimens? 

Don’t answer that. 

Also, I can’t make him do anything he doesn’t want to do.

Anyways. These things are nuts! You pop your feet in some plastic bags, pour the liquid in, and sit around for 10 minutes (or whatever the directions say). Many days later, the top layers of skin on your feet start peeling away. I don’t know what chemicals are in there, but that can’t be very healthy. Or maybe it is! I dunno. Google image search “foot peeling mask” if you want to see the chaos.


Lately, I’ve been seeing black eggs (aka charcoal eggs) pretty...





Lately, I’ve been seeing black eggs (aka charcoal eggs) pretty frequently in the market. They’ve always been around but they seem more popular lately. It seems like they’re just hard boiled eggs with charcoal coating. When I asked the lady at the market about them, she said they’re moister than other smoked eggs (which are really popular in Korea, especially in spas and saunas). It’s supposedly a healthy snack, but I still haven’t tried them because the color is off-putting. Has anyone tried them?


English slang that makes its way to Korea is random and often...



English slang that makes its way to Korea is random and often used incorrectly. Such as a street food vendor naming his stand #YOLO? Um, I don’t want to “only live once” when eating meat on the street. Just sayin’.


Look how expensive fresh asparagus and green beans are in Korea!...





Look how expensive fresh asparagus and green beans are in Korea! It’s disappointing. I regret taking these for granted in the past; they were plentiful for the picking where I grew up.


I find this advertisement both disturbing and hilarious. It...



I find this advertisement both disturbing and hilarious. It definitely hasn’t sold me, but it catches my eye whenever I see it.


Syndicate content
 

Koreabridge - RSS Feeds 
Features @koreabridge     Blogs  @koreablogs
Jobs @koreabridgejobs  Classifieds @kb_classifieds

Koreabridge - Facebook Group