written by: Hugo J. Smal Seollal 설날 2021 has passed, Korean Lunar new year. The year of the Ox sets in. In normal times family members come together on Seollal. In the morning people bow to the ancestors and look ahead and hope for a year full of prosperity. But this is not a normal … Continue reading Korean Koi in the year of the Ox
Become friends with koi. written by Hugo J. Smal How do you become best friends with your koi? That is the ideal of every koi hobbyist: to build a close relationship with your ornamental carp, a relationship that provides mutual pleasure. Many koi keepers are happy and proud to say that their fish are 'tame'. … Continue reading Become friends with koi
Tosai are growing well! Kim Young Soo is very happy. The Goyang Koi are 2 months old now and doing great. They are growing very well and are promising stunning fishes in the future. Of course, they will be selected again and again. Hopefully, they find next year their way to the ponds of Nishikigoi … Continue reading Goyang Koi farm Tosai 2 months old.
Food: not only the fish but the total environment. Written by Hugo J. Smal I don't know what's more fun. Buy or feed Koi. I already went into buying the beauties. You can find the story "Buying is more than counting." So now the focus on feeding. Daily quality time with your fish. The moment … Continue reading Food for thought
A good start is half the work. Written by Hugo J. Smal There is a lot to discuss how best to build a koi pond. Every advanced koi lover has his thoughts on this (which, incidentally, are quickly elevated to dogmas) and tricks that are often worth taking over. Visiting many koi ponds is therefore … Continue reading A reliable Koi pond.
Kim Young Soo was very enthusiastic. New Nishikigoi from Japan means a lot of work. But it means also a lot of joy. First, the quarantine ponds had to be prepared. In this case four. Two for the fish and two as a buffer for the water changes. The water must be treated so that … Continue reading The breeding season has started!
South Korea's beautiful gardens and landscape design For over 2000 years Koreans have been shaping the landscape around them into pleasing contours and vistas. The arrangement of rocks is a crucial element of local garden design, as is a more natural appearance than the equally venerable styles of gardens in China and Japan. — Read … Continue reading South Korea’s beautiful gardens and landscape design
Zen Gardens & Asian Garden Ideas We handpicked for you an impressive collection of ideas and visions all inspired from the Eastern philosophy that explores the connection between nature and human beings. We will commence with the brightest and most mesmerizing examples of 68 images, and we will explore the key elements which compose such … Continue reading Zen Gardens & Asian Garden Ideas
[:en]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 [:en]Mantifang Story Telling[:nl]Mantifang Story Telling[:]