With its bold, wide variety of different tastes and textures, it’s no surprise that Korean food has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years. Now that it’s finally truly autumn, the weather has cooled down enough to enjoy the best of what Korean cuisine has to offer: soup. You read that correctly. Bulgogi … Continue reading Five Hearty Korean Soups to Warm You Up This Autumn — Autumn Abroad
Mantifang: social media magazine! Readers binding for Social Media In a traditional medium as a magazine, "readers binding" was the holy grail. The editorial content had to be such that the subscriber at his mailbox was waiting for the new number. The advertisers had a benefit because they belonged to the same club. Everything that … Continue reading Mantifang Story Telling
A book is an adventure! It has been on my bedside table for several years now: "The tale of Genji" by Murasaki Shikibu. A very extensive work written between 1000 and 1008 in Japan and certainly belongs to the big world classics. I have to be ready for such a job. The mind open, my … Continue reading A book is an adventure!
Tea too cool down. My family has a tradition of utilizing Traditional Chinese Medicine in everyday life. Here is a simple recipe to Brew Cool Tea in Summer. Fresh bamboo leaves, 50g, wash clean; Green tea leaves, 30g; Red jujube 4 or 5, tear open Put all three in a jar, add water 1000 ml. … Continue reading Brew Your Own Cool Herbal Tea
I have arranged with Shikibu at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. It is her initiative and I am very curious why right here. The World Museum in Rotterdam was more obvious. There they have an extensive Buddha collection and even a complete Mongolian Yurt, a tent that served as a temple in the country … Continue reading Beotkkot, sakura, falling in love with flowers.
During an appointment in the castle gardens Arcen, the clouds and the sunlight falling down now and then played a beautiful game with the budding green. Few people get to see it because there is a lock on the gate at the beginning of March, but also between cold and heat, between the desire for … Continue reading Shikibu’s “Mono no aware” predicts transient beauty
We were young men, naïve men who ambitiously entered the Koi world with our feet in the wet blubber of the show grounds of the first Koi show on the European mainland.
"The Grand Champion, I may assume, is the one who won the beauty contest, the white and red of that fish gives me a sense of clarity, of immaculate." "True", I answered. "She is called in Japanese Kohaku which means" of a clear feeling.
The potential is still hidden for Europe. South Korea has a number of fanatical and ambitious koi lovers. Hugo Smal has been well established in this fascinating country for quite some years now. He has assisted a number of founder members of the koi hobby in setting up the right facilities. A report of a … Continue reading Korea, big adventure!
The gods are praised. On the 11th of February, 2008, Sungnyemun burned down the Southern Gate, from Seoul. King Yi T'aejo, the founder of the Choson Kingdom, had this gate built around 1400. He also built Kyongbok palace. Together with the Han River, these treasures of the world heritage form a Feng Sui constellation. Not … Continue reading Korean gardening