Ggul Tteok(꿀떡) and Makgeolli (막걸리)

tteok and makgeolli

tteok and makgeolli

Koreans have lots of varieties of traditional sweet rice cakes or in Korean –  tteok (떡) which are usually made with glutinous rice flour. I do not usually like sweet stuff but I definitely can’t resist tteoks which are usually not too sweet. The above picture shows Ggul tteok (꿀떡) which literally means honeyed tteok.  Unlike the name, they are not stuffed with honey but with Korean syrup.

Usually tteoks are eaten with a cup of tea but I chose having them with a can of Makgeolli (막걸리) !

See also
Teumsae Ramyeon – A review of the Korean instant noodles
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Kpop Night Concert 2010

kpop concert

kpop concert

I went for the Korean Pop Night Concert 2010 on the 23 Oct 2010. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any good pictures of the artistes.

I am not a huge fan of any of the K-pop groups ( FTIsland, Infinite, ZE:A, D-Na, SHINee, SNSD, Big Bang) but I truly enjoy K-pop for its catchy music and fantastic dance moves.

The first group, FT Island did an awesome job for their repertoire of K-Rock. I really enjoyed ” Sarang Sarang Sarang 사랑 사랑 사랑” . The words ” 안녕 내 사랑 사랑 사랑. 잘가요 내 사랑 사랑 사랑”  just can’t get out of my mind. My favourite song a.t.m (at the moment)!

Infinite, ZE:A and D-NA (대국남아) are 3 new boy groups which debuted this year. I believe this concert might be their debut overseas performance and they can perform with Superstar Sunbaes (SHINee, Big Bang, SNSD). They didn’t disappoint me with their songs and dance.  

SHINee’s “Lucifer” received a lot of cheers from the audience. The song is just too catchy. Probably my favourite SHINee’s song.

No doubt, SNSD(소녀시대) won the most cheer that evening. Fans even wore pink and dyed their hair pink for them!

Big Bang was probably the best performer and had the most interaction with the audience. I was really excited when they sang ” Haru Haru 하루 하루” and “Geojitma 거짓말”.

Really hope that there’ll be more K-pop performance to come!

See also
MNET Ultimate Live Concert 2010
SHINee’s main vocalist – Jonghyun will be part of “S.M The Ballad”

The Korean way of saying Hello



Since this is my first post, I’ll begin by saying 안녕하세요!

Many of us may already know the Korean way of saying Hello is “Annyeonghaseyo – 안녕하세요”. Koreans love this greeting as it literally means “Are you at peace?”  Do use this phrase often when you visit Korea! As you can see,  Koreans are indeed peace-loving people. You may also greet your close friends or those much younger than you with just a simple “Annyeong – 안녕.”

So guys, Are you at peace?

See also
How to say Peak Hour in Korean?
Fly to Seoul
About Seoul Awesome
Shop names in Hangul