Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Most Bizarre Asian Street Food You Must Try Out

Warning: May not be advisable for viewing to those currently eating

Some food will make you drool at first sight. Some might give you a fright. What am I talking about? Here are few examples.

Scorpion, at Beijing, China. You would never dare get close with this poisonous arachnid. What more eating them? Okay, so the venom is removed before serving. But still, it's hair rising.

Tuna eyes,  at Japan streets. Imagine creepy instances when you feel as though somebody’s watching over you. Look no further, it may be just these tuna eyes, oh well, that the Japanese seem to enjoy a lot.

Balut, Philippines. Half-fertilized duck eggs that locals eat with vinegar. It does not look appetizing, but most food essay example say that the taste is pleasing. Bet you probably have to close your eyes first. That’s how you do it.

Oh and by the way, the moral lesson here? No guts, no glory. :)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

7 Most Popular Korean Movies of the 20th Century

Nowadays, Korean Movies are widely captivating the heart of many fans. The quality of Korean Movies are comparable to Hollywood films. There is a difference on the effects but if we speak on quality, Korean movies can be level on Hollywood films.

Here are the 7 most popular Korean Movies of the  20th Century.

Windstruck. film in 2004, directed by Kwak Jae-yong. The lead female character is Jun JI-hyun as officer Yeo Kyung-jin, and the male lead is Jang Hyuk as Go Myung Woo.  The romantic-fantasy comedy was a major success film, and ranked as the 8th highest grossing film of 2004. 

My Sassy Girl. A 2001 romantic comedy film, directed by Kwak Jae-yong. This is a story of a man (Cha Tae-hyun) chance meeting a drunk girl (Ja Ji-hyun) which changes his life forever. My Sassy girl is the highest Korean comedy film of all time, it became a mega blockbuster to South East Asian countries.

A Millionaire’s First Love. Released in 2006, directed by Kim Tae-gyun. The story is about a typical rich kid, stubborn and arrogant who soon fell in love in a simple girl who happens to be his childhood sweetheart. Starred by Hyun Bin and Lee Yeon-hee.

A Moment to Remember. 2004 drama movie directed by Lee Jae-han. The lead stars are Son Ye-jin and Jun Woo-sung. 

A Tale of Two Sister. The horror movie is about two sister came from mental institution, return to their cruel stepmother. There is an interfering ghost who deals with their step mother’s cruelty. Directed by Kim Jee-Woon.

Hwang Jini. One of the famous gisaeng of the Joseon Dynasty, she was noted for her exceptional beauty and extraordinary intellect. She became an almost myth like figure in modern Korea. 

200 Pound Beauty. Is a story about an overweight girl who undergo a plastic surgeries to become a pop sensation. In a essays samples of a Korean Critic, it is indicated that the story earns $45 million, and received Best Cinematography and Best Actress for Kim Ah-jung.

Feel free to submit your favorite Korean Movie.

5 Recommended Books for Student-Mountaineers

Mountaineers, prepare not only for the adventure but also for the danger and unexpected circumstances they might face on the mountain. For the beginners or let us call them  “the students”, must know the basics of Hiking and Backpacking.

The knowledge about Mountaineering can be acquired in two ways:

  • Knowledge thru Reading
  • Knowledge thru Experience

We all want to create our adventure and have fun, but we must prepare and ready ourselves for the unexpected things we will face through the journey. I recommend 5 books that will serve as a guide as you begin your backpacking adventure.

Backpacking: One Step a Time, by Harvey Manning. This book will help your soul fo to the timeless place, where you can play and enjoy in outdoors. The author reminds us that there is a limited amount of wilderness to be enjoyed by a huge amount of people. The book will help you realize how to enjoy the wilderness, without destroying the reason you escape the city life.

The Complete Walker IV, by Colin Fletcher. This is the new edition of the classic book “The Hiker’s Bible” This book will lead you through ethical, technological, and spiritual changes.

Trail Food: Drying and Cooking Food for Backpacking and Paddling, by Alan Kesselheim. We all know that the most essential to bring in the outdoors are, food and water. This book will help you bring the real meals, this is all about fulfilling your food fantasies.

Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, by the Mountaineers. The book is all about climbing fundamentals, climbing techniques, safety procedures, and emergency responses.

Mountaineering Maps of the World, by Yoshizawa. If your body, heart and soul are ready, then you can make notes when and where your next climb is. This book will help your adventure list for your mighty students essays, and set your goals.

Comments are open for your book recommendations, Happy Climbing!