Monday, April 10, 2017

Steamed Abalone and Steamed Pork Slices with Ripened Kimchi and Kelp of Yongdamgol in Jeju Island in South Korea


I'm in Jeju Island which is called Hawaii in South Korea because it is the only place where palm trees grow in the country.

On arriving in the island, I went to a local food restaurant Yongdamgol to eat Steamed Abalone and Steamed Pork Slices with Ripened Kimchi and Kelp.

It was a really really good. :)
The first meal was successful! Yeah~
And especially doenjang stew, bean paste stew, with fish whose name I don't even know, was awesome.

Jeju island Steamed Abalone and Steamed Pork Slices with Ripened Kimchi and Kelp Yongdamgol
Steamed Abalone and Steamed Pork Slices with Ripened Kimchi and Kelp of Yongdamgol in Jeju-do

cherry blossoms jejudo
Cherry Blossoms of Jeju Island

Luckily I watched lots of cherry blossoms that I had never seen in Kyoto in Japan two weeks ago due to cold weather. Actually cherry blossoms are everywhere... Pretty~~ :)


Saturday, April 8, 2017

Hot Brain: Problematic Men EP.103 Questions (Brain Warm-ups) with Kang Nam of M.I.B


problematic men questions ep 103 Kang Nam M.I.B
Kang Nam of M.I.B

Today's guest is Kang Nam who is very curious about everything around them.
The all-around entertainer is originally a vocalist of M.I.B and speaks three languages: Korean, Japanese, and English fluently.





[NOEPULGI QUESTIONS]

problematic men questions ep 103
【QUESTION NO.1】 Seok-soon, Ju-suk's girl friend, loves to ask her boyfriend, "Do you notice something different about me?" with different one of make-up, accessories, and hairstyle everyday. List pictures in the order she has taken selfies for 10 days.



problematic men questions ep 103
【QUESTION NO.2】Move three matchsticks to make equation. (The big caveat to reiterate is that the equal sign cannot be moved.)



problematic men questions ep 103
【QUESTION NO.3】 On a sunny day, Kang Nam watched a strange sign in the subway while taking a walk. What does it mean?



problematic men questions ep 103
【QUESTION NO.4】 A packed lunch that Kyung ordered in Hot Brain food court has disappeared and a suspect left a message below. Who is the culprit?
① Owner of an ice-cream parlor: "I' was selling vanilla ice-cream."
② Baker of a cake shop: "I've been on the go all day because customers loved a brand new cheese cake."
③ Server of a juice bar: "I scuffled with a customer since apple juice was sold out."
④ Cashier of the food court: "I was fixing a broken receipt printing machine."



problematic men questions ep 103
【QUESTION NO.5】 When Hyun-moo says date, he switches to dollars adding up month and date to show off his wealth in an unusual way. In other words, April 1st is 4+1=5$ and June 1st is 7 bucks. His friend Seok-jin asked him to borrow money at the end of consecutive five odd numbered dates which is total 97 dollars. When does he need to lend money to the friend?





[NOEPULGI ANSWERS]

problematic men questions ep 103
problematic men questions ep 103
【ANSWER NO.1】 F,B,G,D,H,C,J,A,I,E



problematic men questions ep 103
【ANSWER NO.2】 SUN=해

※ '해' means sun in Korean.



problematic men questions ep 103
【ANSWER NO.3】 出口

If '出口' is overlapped, it looks '田田'.

※ '出口' means exit in Chinese.




problematic men questions ep 103
【ANSWER NO.4】 ③ Server of a juice bar

‐ The number of strokes in the left and the right are same.
‐ Lines of digital number can be given a number from 1 to 7.
- You can infer where each line goes.

I'd like to have a son like Park Kyung. lol



problematic men questions ep 103
problematic men questions ep 103
【ANSWER NO.5】 June 5 & March 3

May 29, May 31, June 1, June 3, June 5 = 97
February 25, February 27, February 29, March 1, March 3 = 97

※ February has 29 days in a leap year.







Starring
Jun Hyun-moo, Ha Seok-jin, Kim Ji-seok, Lee Jang-won, Tyler Rasch, and Park Kyung

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Hot Brain: Problematic Men EP.100 Questions (Brain Warm-ups) with Viewers_Part 1

problematic men questions ep 100
Park Kyung, Kim Ji-seok, Jun Hyun-moo, Ha Seok-jin, Lee Jang-won, and Tyler Rasch (from the left)
problematic men questions ep 100
For 100th episode, today's special guests are viewers who are big fan of Problematic Men. Let's start to solve the problems with the audiences~ :)





[NOEPULGI QUESTIONS]


problematic men questions ep 100
Question No.1】 A mathematician Tyler handed over a mysterious password box saying "There is the money for Tteok-bokki (Stir-fried Rice Cake) which I borrowed last week." How much money did Jang-won lend Tyler?



problematic men questions ep 100
Question No.2】 Having an adventure, Kyung found a coded letter of a treasure chest. A real rascal Ji-seok had the letter muddle up with other papers to block his work. What is the secret code in the letter?




problematic men questions ep 100
Question No.3】 Arabic numerals in rows and columns outside of the puzzle are the number of points consisting of letters. Arrange the letters from A to I on the puzzle. (The big caveat to reiterate is that the letters cannot be rotated.)



problematic men questions ep 100
Question No.4】 A teacher asked Hyun-mo whose score of mathematics increased recently, "Create formulas to make the number of problems become the answer using the numerals only once in sequence." How can he make the formula?




problematic men questions ep 100
Question No.5】 Ji-seok wrote a note for the 100th episode of the variety show. What did he write on?







[NOEPULGI ANSWERS]

problematic men questions ep 100
Answer No.1】 10000

510612=9 ➡ 5+6-2=9
5十(ten)6一(one)2=9
※ '十' means ten in Chinese and '一' means one in Chinese.

86509105015=? ➡ 8605+900+500-5=10000
八千六百五十=8605十, 九百十=900十, 百十=500
※ '八, 千, 六, 百, 五, 十' mean eight, one thousand, six, one hundred, five, and ten respectively.
'九 百, 十' mean nine, one hundred, and ten respectively.



problematic men questions ep 100
Answer No.2】 上下左右 (up, down, left, right)

problematic men questions ep 100




problematic men questions ep 100
Answer No.3



problematic men questions ep 100
Answer No.4】 





problematic men questions ep 100
problematic men questions ep 100
Answer No.5】 감사 

※'감사[gamsa]' means thanks in Korean.

Rearrange three-digit numbers in the first row vertically and draw a line along number 1.
Apply the rule to every rows same way as above.

Row 1: ㄱ
Row 2: ㅏ
Row 3: ㅁ
Row 4: ㅅ
Row 5: ㅏ







Starring
Jun Hyun-moo, Ha Seok-jin, Kim Ji-seok, Lee Jang-won, Tyler Rasch, and Park Kyung

Boyfriend's 'Let's Get It Started' in K-pop Star 6: The Last Chance

Boyfriend, Kim Jong-seop and Park Hyun-jin, advanced to the top 4 attracted audiences again. The young boy group's performance was too exceptional, awesome, extraordinary, excellent, and brilliant for words.
They are real genius. The little boys have a remarkable inner strength and never missed the chance from lots of fans who voted by cell phone text messages.

Am I need to be calm down??
If you see the video clip below, you cannot but agree with what I said. :)

kim jong seop park hyun jin let's get it stated top 4
Park Hyun-jin & Kim Jong-seop

kim jong seop park hyun jin let's get it stated top 4
Boyfriend

kim jong seop park hyun jin let's get it stated top 4
Park Jin-young, Yoo Hee-yeol, Yang Hyun-seok (clockwise)
Park Jin-young, Yang Hyun-seok, and Yoo Hee-yeol were struck with admiration.
See the perfect score of the three judges. :)





Let's Get It Started of The Black Eyed Peas

Monday, April 3, 2017

Boyfriend's 'HER' in K-pop Star 6: The Last Chance

Expectations were pretty high for Boyfriend's first appearance in K-pop Star 6: The Last Chance. The eleven-year-old boy group of Kim Jong-seop and Park Hyun-jin were awesome although Jong-seop was a little bit nervous since he missed a beat in the first part of the song. 

I totally agree with You Hee-yeol's comment. lol
"If I were a second or third grader at elementary school, I would desperately want to drink yogurt with both of you."


Kim Jong seop park Hyun jin boyfriend her
Kim Jong-seop (up) & Park Hyun-jin (down)

Kim Jong seop park Hyun jin boyfriend her
Boyfriend

Kim Jong seop park Hyun jin boyfriend her
Jong-seop with other participants







HER of Block B


Juknokwon, a bamboo forest, of Damyang in South Korea

I've just come back from Kyoto in Japan where I visited a bamboo forest of Arashiyama and it recalled Jungnogwon Bamboo Garden of Damyang-gun in South Korea where I had been to. Both were pretty beautiful themselves but the only difference was there were a lot of foreign tourists. That's why I wanna introduce the Korean bamboo grove hoping that Jungnogwon also will be loved by many foreigners. :) 

sound of wind bamboo grove Juknokwon
Jungnogwon(Juknokwon) in Damyang

Sound of wind in the bamboo grove (Juknokwon in Damyang)
Isn't the sound lovely? :)

bamboo couch Juknokwon
Bamboo couch(?) doesn't look comfortable but I love its unique design. :)
bamboo grove damyang

bamboo grove damyang Juknokwon

bamboo grove damyang

bamboo grove damyang Juknokwon

bamboo grove damyang Juknokwon

bamgoo grove crocks
Cute crocks at the entrance~

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Pen and Ink Drawings_Mom-and-Pop Stores_Lee Me-kyeoung_Korean Artist

Pen and ink drawings of South Korean artist Lee Me-kyeoung who has been drawn mom-and-pop stores for two decades make me recall my childhood when everything seemed so much easier and less complicated. The fairy-tale corner shops which almost disappeared are simple and warm. I really love them. :)

korean artist corner shop pen and ink drawings
When I was young (2016)

korean artist corner shop pen and ink drawings

korean artist corner shop pen and ink drawings

korean artist corner shop pen and ink drawings

korean artist corner shop pen and ink drawings

korean artist corner shop pen and ink drawings

korean artist corner shop pen and ink drawings

korean artist corner shop pen and ink drawings

korean artist corner shop pen and ink drawings

korean artist corner shop pen and ink drawings

korean artist corner shop pen and ink drawings

korean artist corner shop pen and ink drawings
Fate 120512 (2015)
korean artist corner shop pen and ink drawings

korean artist corner shop pen and ink drawings

korean artist corner shop pen and ink drawings

korean artist corner shop pen and ink drawings

korean artist corner shop pen and ink drawings

korean artist corner shop pen and ink drawings

korean artist corner shop pen and ink drawings

korean artist corner shop pen and ink drawings

korean artist corner shop pen and ink drawings

korean artist corner shop pen and ink drawings