Monday, October 26, 2015

Trend: Pastries Industries turn SOUTH KOREANS to be more WESTERNERS???

Long long time ago, South Korean having rice as their main dishes all the time. This including breakfast, lunch as well dinner. However during these past few years we can see the trend changing! In fact NOT only in South Korea but almost across ALL Asia! ㅋㅋㅋ Why I choose South Korea then?? I choose South Korea because this country favor me more. ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

Travel have taken me to a few countries, yet I found myself back and forth to Korea for few times! ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Even I've been there three times so far, I felt there are still so much to explore!ㅋㅋHowever, I take a break for one or two years maybe as to give myself a chance to explore other countries too! ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

Looking at our topic, maybe my next trip to Korea (somewhere in the future) ll be eye opener to me?? Or I will find new side of Korea as its quite hard to look for RICE while I'm there??ㅋㅋ I hope NOT!ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Everyday I have to eat RICE at least once!! ㅋㅋㅋ Don't take away my rice!~ ㅠㅠ I can't live without RICE!!ㅋㅋㅋ

Apart from that, we know that Korean are obsessed with anything that looks cute!! Just list it down, from fashion, pets, even to meals!ㅋㅋㅋ For me if meals/food are too cute I might NOT eat it! ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Even though you guys knows right that I'm addicted to their coffee??Too bad I'm NOT a fan for their pastries!!ㅋㅋㅋ It's NOT because the taste is NOT up to my expectation but I need to make sure is it HALAL or not. That's one of the reason, why I don't eat it much! Another reason is like other people, seen such cute pastry, cake or dessert I cannot help myself to snap some of  photos! yet I can't eat it!ㅋㅋ

Back to our topic, do you know why these days Korean are more keen to pastries, cake or dessert?? The first reason is due to their hectic schedule! Many Korean wives who works prefer to prepare bread/toast for family breakfast instead of rice.ㅋㅋㅋ This is because to preparing rice, it takes many times and most of them need to rush to the office!! Preparing toast is simple as A, B,C compare preparing rice with side dishes!ㅋㅋ Some even just buy it from shopping mall and add some other stuff like cheese, jammed, peanut butter or chocolate syrup! Depend on their taste buds.ㅋㅋ

Another reason is quite cliche.ㅋㅋㅋ People might wonder why I said like that isn't it?? Well there are many Korean who adores western culture!!ㅋㅋ For them western culture is the best!ㅋㅋㅋ Hearing it makes me think "aha!quite.." ㅋㅋ It's not only culture but almost anything related to The State.ㅋㅋ Movie, drama, ability to fluent in American English and even food!ㅋㅋㅋ For them eating fancy bread or pastries will make people around kept eye on them.ㅋㅋㅋ Hmm I'm NOT sure if I used correct phrase!ㅋㅋㅋ However one of my Korean friend said that.ㅋㅋㅋ Which I found it quite funny! ㅋㅋㅋ

Those two reasons already show some significant downturn to rice producing! I guess some people think that this topic is not much important isn't it?? I mean people might says," who cares?? If I eat pastries or rice"??ㅋㅋ For those whose NOT working in agriculture sector might think that way ㅋㅋㅋ However for farmers who planting paddy, this had affected them! Poor them.. Yes Korea produce both paddy as well wheat. However paddy production is greater than wheat. This make them to import more wheat from outside to cover the demand. If you asking me which one you prefer I still said rice ㅋㅋㅋ because for me eating those pastries cannot fill my tummy for a long time!ㅋㅋㅋ

p/s: Too cute pastries??? Well, yes but its contains so much sugar in it! ㅋㅋㅋ Be careful or you will register yourself as diabetic patient soon ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Life: KOREAN had their FIRST KISS at a very YOUNG age?? O-o

Raising a kid is NOT simple as you THINK! You might think that you can EMBRACE them all the time. However there are TIMES where they will drive you CRAZY with their MISCHIEVOUS behavior. ㅋㅋ You guys might WONDER why am I saying this and if I had RAISE one?ㅋㅋㅋ Well for the time being I DON'T have any nor raising. Yes I do have MANY nephews and nieces but they are NOT the same as raising our OWN!

I love BEEN around them even SOMETIMES they drive me CRAZY!ㅋㅋThey just a KID, always PLAYFUL yet charming on their own WAYS, every ONE of them! I’m sure WE were like that too during our CHILDHOOD isn’t it?ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ O-o Back to our TOPIC, Korean had their FIRST KISS at a very YOUNG age??!! What is the RELATION between this TOPIC and RAISING a child??!ㅋㅋㅋ

Every PEOPLE/SOCIETY has their very OWN ways to RAISE their CHILD. Some are SEEMS very MEANS or strict, some are very PLAIN or people might think did they raise a kid or simply IGNORED them?? ㅋㅋ Since I LOVE to watch one of KOREAN Variety SHOW, SUPERMAN RETURNS, I guess some of you know this PROGRAM isn’t it?? I saw EACH of them have their own WAYS to RAISE their kids but at ONE point all of them have COMMON or similar action raising their kids.

To DISCIPLINE a kid is NOT an EASY job! Yes we must LOVE them but sometimes we also NEED to PUNISH them when they do WRONG DOING! However after PUNISHING them you NEED to make them feel WARM and SAFE around you again!! From the PROGRAM I saw how KOREAN PUNISH their kids but at the SAME time make them to LOVE you MORE! INTERESTING isn't it?? The SIMPLE way is KISSING. Kissing kids is NORMAL. Like me I love to KISS my nieces and nephews too!ㅋㅋㅋ However SMOOCHES a kids on their LIPS is UNCOMMON action at MY COUNTRY!! Over here we HARDLY saw it! I’m NOT even SEEN any of my SIBLINGS doing that to their CHILD!ㅋㅋ

Most Korean KISSES their child all the TIME too, but they KISS on kids LIPS. COMPARE to here at MALAYSIA, most of US kiss kids on their CHEEKS! We know that KIDS sometimes ACT in mischievous ways as to get our ATTENTION isn’t it??Some of their mischievous actions may LEAD to parent BLOW UP!ㅋㅋ When parent blow up normally they will PUNISHING their child. If you see how Korean TRAINING their child, I guess some of you might SPEECHLESS!ㅋㅋㅋHowever, one of their GOOD ways to TEACH their child is NEVER to BEAT them EVEN they did WRONG! Does it MEAN just to LET them go?? Of course NOT!ㅋㅋㅋ   

If we SAW how most Korean PUNISHING their child when they did WRONG, sometimes we felt like did it WORKS?? Will they LISTEN?O-o Sometimes we FELT like it’s too STRICT! ㅋㅋㅋ However we saw from the SHOW its WORKS! Sometimes I WONDER is it really works?? Or for the SAKE of PROGRAM so they simply ask kids to BEHAVE or perhaps SHOWER them with GIFT???ㅋㅋ Well ONE of important FACT is, kids DON'T know how to LIE, so I think they did OBEDIENT! ㅋㅋㅋ

Even if Korean PARENT punish their kids, at the END we saw that kids were ATTACHED to their parent a LOT. ㅋㅋ   Apart from KISSING, most of them offer HUGS a lot too! This TWO ways seems to be very EFFECTIVE to DISCIPLINARY kids. No WONDER most of Korean KIDS seems OBEDIENT too much isn’t it?? ㅋㅋㅋ Maybe SOME of us didn’t BELIEVE it right?? I did some more RESEARCH by READING on PARENTING blog, and books as well WATCH parenting videos. I found out that its TRUE!! Some of GOOD ways to get CLOSE with KIDS and make them obedient is by KISSING and HUGS them a lot per DAY!ㅋㅋㅋ. I guess that's WHY we can see that many Korean kids WELL BEHAVE around their OLDEST!ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

p/s: Even if kids been PUNISHED for WRONG DOING, make sure to HUG and KISS on their lips as to create more BONDING with them! SOMEDAY if I have MY own, I would LOVE to try this too!~ ^^   

p/s: For THOSE who have KOREAN as LOVER, you DON'T own their FIRST KISS.ㅋㅋㅋ Their PARENT did! :P


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Monday, October 5, 2015

Event: Black Friday is here!

I think MOST of people around the WORLD knew about BLACK FRIDAY isn't it??? Somehow it makes us who NOT living in THE STATE envy them for this EVENT!ㅠㅠ Starting this YEAR, for those who LIVE at SOUTH KOREA, SHIFT away your ENVIOUS and WORRY!ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ BLACK FRIDAY South Korea VERSION is HERE!! Wee ^^ Technically for this YEAR its NOT their very FIRST event. This BLACK FRIDAY event had BEEN started LAST YEAR but it ONLY host by ONLINE SHOPPING MALL like 11st,,AK Mall, HyundaiHmall,CJ Mall and etc.

After a DAY event, they were SURPRISED to see the OUTCOME! Hence for 2015, all of them DECIDED to HOST South Korea BLACK FRIDAY on the SAME period ACROSS the NATION!! NOT only PARTICIPATING by ONLINE shopping mall, but also PARTICIPATING by LUXURY department stores,LARGE discount chains, CONVENIENCE store and TRADITIONAL market. This EVENT will ON-GOING for 14 DAYS, STARTED on 1st OCTOBER to 14 th OCTOBER! How I WISH I'm there!! T.T  Just like in THE STATE their Black Friday is AFTER Thanksgiving, South Korea Black Friday also been HOSTING right after KOREAN THANKSGIVING (CHUSEOK).

Wonder how BIG the EVENT is??Well from what I READ, they said many involved in! About 27 000 STORES and markets INVOLVED across the COUNTRY! This make it as the most very FIRST and LARGEST nationwide SALES event ever! Woww!!O-o This makes me ENVY my KOREAN FRIENDS!!ㅠㅠ According to their GOVERNMENT, this LARGE scale EVENT been ORGANIZED as to STIMULATE the GROWTH of their DOMESTIC economic. Due to the HARD hit sagging of their EXPORT sector and WEAK consumer SPENDING, as well after the IMPACT of slow economic since MERS.

p/s: Some of my Korean friends said due to NOT FULLY preparation, this EVENT makes people CONFUSING too. Well I'm NOT sure as I'm NOT there now. Perhaps after FIRST day it will getting BETTER?? O-o For those who already visited, let me know how was it.~ 


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