Alien's Day Out

February 25, 2010
by Mipa

Finding oatmeal in Korea

I recently finished the package of rolled oats that I had brought back with me from the States, so I was in desperate need of replenishing my oats supply. Finding affordable oatmeal can be a bit of a challenge in … Continue reading

February 24, 2010
by Mipa


If I lived near Hongdae, you would probably find me at one of the cafes there every single day. How many independent coffee shops are hidden in the alleys of Hongdae? Mm…, a lot. Case closed. My most recent Hongdae … Continue reading

February 23, 2010
by Mipa

If Bunny Could Speak…

Dear Readers of Aliens Day Out,This is Bunny speaking (I’m the official mascot of this blog). A few of you were asking how I’ve been, so Mipa has let me take over for this one post. Don’t worry, she understands. … Continue reading

February 22, 2010
by Mipa


I’m really into steamed acorn squash right now! I’ve been eating it with almost every meal~ no joke. This is steamed squash with sauteed broccoli, tofu, and red bell peppers. More steamed squash beside a bowl of lentils, red bell … Continue reading

February 20, 2010
by Mipa

Delicious food and friends

Last Monday, some friends had a mini potluck dinner at their place to celebrate Lunar New Year. D and B cooked the most delicious Thai red curry that I’ve had in a LONG time. I forgot how much I love … Continue reading

February 19, 2010
by Mipa
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The China Study

About half a year ago, I began reading ‘the China Study‘ by Dr. T. Colin Campbell. Unfortunately, I got sidetracked and distracted by other books, and only got one or two chapters in. Now, 7 months later, I have finally … Continue reading

February 18, 2010
by Mipa

Delightful Delight

My parents recently went to Turkey and came back with pressies- boxes of Turkish delight! :) If you grew up reading ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ like me, you would instantly think of ‘The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,’ when … Continue reading

February 16, 2010
by Mipa
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Over the Lunar New Year Holz, my mom and I attempted some homemade ddeok! :) There are so many different types of Korean ddeoks, but the kind we made is called ‘백설기’ or ‘white rice powder cake’ (loose translation). There … Continue reading

February 15, 2010
by Mipa

Happy (belated) Lunar New Year!

As expected, my Lunar New Year holiday was filled with mouth-watering homemade food. My mom is an amazing cook and I’m always thankful to her for cooking veg meals whenever I visit home. In fact, my parents both eat mostly … Continue reading

February 14, 2010
by Mipa

Gift-Giving in Korea

Koreans are all about boxed gift sets during the major holidays. Supermarkets display all sorts of different options, ranging from toothpaste or cooking oil sets, to the notorious artery-clogging SPAM gift sets. (photo taken from here)Yes, apparently, spam meat can … Continue reading