Saturday, February 13, 2010

Greetings from Korea!

Hey everyone! So I finally landed in Seoul a couple days ago. First thing I've noticed is how cold it is here. As a L.A. guy, I'm definitely not used to this weather.

I got to meet a few relatives today and it was great seeing them again. Since it's the lunar new year, I had to bow to the elders and wish them a happy new year. Got a little money out of it which was a nice gesture.

Pictures are coming soon so keep posted. In the meantime, check out my hotel!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Breaking Bread

I really don't what to say in terms of me moving to Korea. Today marks the official one week countdown to me flying out. And that's really what I have been mostly thinking about.

Over the past week and a half, I've been literally stuffing myself with food that I'm going to miss (I'll post pictures in the next blog). I've probably gained a little around the midsection, but it has been well worth it. But what I think I'm going to miss more is the people that I have been eating with. Yes, the food is amazing. But what I take away the most from those meals is the absolute hilarity that ensues during those meals. I seriously have the best friends in the world.

As for an update on how I'm doing to prep for Korea, it's quite sad to say that I really haven't started much. Yes, I know exactly what to bring. But in terms of execution, I have failed to do much. I think the reason is that I don't have a panicking feeling in my gut yet. That feeling for me is what gets me to do things efficiently. It's gotten me through college and in other ventures. And when that feeling comes rushing back to me, I'll know that it's time.

Oh wait.... Here it comes.


P.S. I just saw Julie & Julia yesterday. I loved it!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Countdown to Korea!

Today, I booked my flight to South Korea. February 11th @ 10:30AM.

I already know I'm going to miss all the aspects that LA in known for. And one that is near and dear to me is the food. Everyone knows you can get pretty much anything to eat, no matter where you are in this great city. So I am doing my best to cram as much food as I can that is indigenous to LA. You can say it's a bit like a food bucket list.

To start it off, Fab Hot Dogs.

Posted by Picasa Carolina Slaw Dog w/ Tater Tots

Please list any suggestions in the comments below!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Pie Fundraising Complete!

Sorry I haven't written in sooner, but better late than never.

So my fundraising is finally over and I am proud to announce that it raised $242 for Toys for Tots! Yeah!!!! Whoooo! It was a real joy to start it up and a even bigger joy to see how many people joined the cause. And thank you for all the compliments on the pies that you guys gave me. It really means the world to me.

It definitely was a learning experience for me as well. I learned to be a lot more efficient with my baking and learned a lot about time management. There were days where I spent it all on baking so that came in the clutch. While the experience was tiring, it was a really joy doing it!

So as I stated earlier, $242 raised with a total of 40 pies made in one month. WOW! Until the next one, thanks guys!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Harry And David

As some of you know, I was employed by Harry and David for the holiday season. And some of you know I was laid off after 45 minutes on the job. Yes, funny I know.

Well my check came in the mail today for my hard labor!

Side Note:
Happy Hanukkah to my Jewish friends!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Pie Fundraising Update

Wow! Since announcing the Pie Fundraiser last week, I've made 11 pies! Total awesomeness!

Right now, that puts the current donation amount at $68! (A few gave more than they needed). Thanks to all that have supported the cause and hope you enjoyed it!

I'm still cranking them out with more orders to go. So please let me know if you like one! You'll be helping out Toys For Tots and getting an delicious pie! (FYI, I can't ship or deliver the pies anywhere beyond LA County. It just costs way too much. Sorry Annie in Boston!)

They are still $13 each but I'm fearing the price could go up. Some ingredients are a little higher in prices, and I might have to compensate on that. Remember the pies are priced at cost, plus 5 dollars for Toys For Tots. It might be one or two dollars more, but we'll see.

Hope all of you are enjoying your day!


Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Dinner (Korean Style)

Pictured: Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Cucumbers, Sashimi, Seaweed, Soju, Red Pepper Paste Sauce, Banana Cream Pie.

Not Pictured: 3 Kinds of Kimchi, Korean Pears, Rice