Alien's Day Out

Ice ice baby

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On the last day of 2012, some friends and I got to check out the ice sculptures at the Namsangol Hanok Village. The installation was pretty small, but there were some cool sculptures and I never knew this hanok village existed right in the middle of Seoul.

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A traditional hanok house made entirely of ice. Just a sculpture though, not functional, darnit.

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New year’s eve dinner was pad thai jay at Wang Thai in Itaewon. A tad oily, but so yummy and the portion was huge. I’ve been to this restaurant so many times, but I’m still not sick of their food.

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As part of my 101 List (#18, go to a museum), some friends and I went to check out the Tim Burton exhibit at SEMA yesterday. I loved the way they turned the whole museum into weird Tim Burton land. Spirals everywhere and monster characters in the windows. :) The exhibit itself though was really cool and it makes you appreciate all of his movies that much more. His work is so humorous, stylistic, and so full of personality I just love it.

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You can’t really tell by this photo, but it was really busy inside. Even though it was a week day, there were a ton of people and it was a bit tough to get an unobstructed view of all the art. I still recommend going, but just go mid-week and early in the day rather than late afternoon.

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oh you hipsters…

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And now moving onto some vegan eats. I’m trying to eat more grains and beans these days…. I bought these sweet soysauce blackbeans at a mom n pop banchan shop in my neighborhood. This is one of my favorite side dishes that I should probably start making myself. Love the salty-sweet combo. The rice is a mixture of sprouted brown rice, millet, and quinoa.

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A typical lunch…. A salad of quinoa-rice, mixed with random veggies, crushed gim, and sriracha hot sauce.

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My latest order from iHerb~~ I stocked up on quinoa and got some baking ingredients. :) I love sending packages to myself…

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I also had some sweet mungbean porridge at a small neighborhood cafe. When I don’t feel like working at home but it’s too cold to go anywhere far, I head to this small cafe near my house for some juk and coffee.

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In closing, here’s Bunny admiring her own shadow. Fierce. It snowed on New Year’s Day, so I took her to the roof to celebrate the new year together. teehee. Speaking of snow… there is so much ice on the sidewalks these days, if I had a nickle for every time I almost slipped and fell on my ass, I’d be ballin’. Walk safe, my friends, walk safe.

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9 Comments

  1. Aaaah, the bunny tracks! And she looks so cute in that position, just hangin’ out and standing on all four legs. <3 It seems unusual to see a bun in that position. Usually they're hopping or sitting up when I see them.

    I'd love to visit a traditional village again if I return to Korea. I adore traditional Korean architecture.

  2. Handsome hipsters though. I’d love to see that Burton exhibition, but I’m in rainy Germany.
    Do you have a rice cooker?

    • I think the exhibit is going around the world.. maybe they’ll stop at Germany! :)
      Yes, i use my rice cooker. Just a simple one, not a pressure cooker or anything.

  3. bunny in the city. love that photo :)

  4. Ah looks nice looking at the ice and snow. It so hot here. It was 40 degrees Celsius yesterday :/

  5. I have recently become obsessed with finding a vegan recipe for juk. Is most juk vegan in South Korea? Do you know of a good recipe?

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