Alien's Day Out

Coming out of hibernation


Wow, the weather is sooo warm this weekend! It was pretty cold a few days ago and then all of a sudden, it got so nice out.

The other day, with the smell of spring in the air, I laced up and went for my first outdoor run in a loooooong time. I hate being cold so I can never bring myself to run outside in the winter, so I’ve been resorting to my gym treadmill. In general, I don’t have any problem with treadmills, but lately, I’ve gotten to the point where I really feel like a caged hamster on a wheel. Time to break out of the rutt! It was still pretty cold last week but I wanted to try out the iMapMyRUN app on my new iphone. haha. It’s definitely motivation to get my butt moving because now I can know exactly how far and fast/slow I’m going. Boramae park is near my area so I ran around there and back home~ It looks pretty stark and bare, but I can’t wait for things to turn green again.

My local outdoor market is better than ever these days. So much fresh fruit, cheap kabocha, and vibrant wild mountain greens, it’s simply the best.
Deep fried things…. hehe. Not fresh or healthy, but it’s fun to watch them being made.

This past week was also included my mom’s birthday, so I made a quick trip down to Cheonan to celebrate. We made some healthy pumpkin cake (recipe here). The addition of applesauce made it really really moist and delicious.

A typical breakfast at the Lee’s. Toasted whole wheat bread with nondairy butter and marmite, split pea & lentil soup, fresh fruit, and lipton tea. My parents are so English when it comes to breakfast…. Birthday flowers in the background.

My mom’s homemade kumquat jam which I’ve been spreading on everything lately, including the strawberry scones I made yesterday.

Happy Birthday to my umma~

More random eats to come. :)


  1. It is spring here in the States! (or most of it.) It has been between 50 and 70 degrees for two weeks now. It was about 80 degrees the other day! So now everything is blooming and the bees have even come out of hibernation. Running has been marvelous for me with this weather!

  2. Is that 5000 won for ONE APPLE? ;o;

  3. Is that 5000 won for ONE APPLE? ;o;

  4. @lobotronic: nonono, 5,000won for a basket. :)

  5. Your food is awesome and the presentation ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!

  6. Beautiful, all of it! I can't wait for it to warm up a bit more for me to start running again – I probably could have already but I'm only slowly emerging from hibernation.
    The farmer's market looks lovely! I would lovvveee some kabocha right now.

  7. I just came across a small string of vegan restaurants on the west coast of the US calle Native Foods. Anyway, the chef there has a blog with a ton of nice recipes you might be interested in cooking up.

    Here's the addy:

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