Monthly Archives: September 2011

Korean snacks in São Paulo – where to buy?

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 This month has been super busy and tiring, so I ended up not really finishing any of the posts I was supposed to and this part of the blog was left with random pictures I found on Tumblr and a couple I took myself. Right now, there are a couple posts on the works on Korean books I read, another about Iphone apps and some others with random things. I’m about to finish my freelance job in the publishing company and then I’ll have lots of time to finish all of this, but I’ll try my best to finish a couple this weekend.

While you all wait (I hope some do, at least, haha), here’s a tip for whoever wants to buy some Korean snacks in São Paulo, but do not feel like going all the way down to Bom Retiro. There’s this candy shop in the corner of Domingos de Morais and França Pinto, in Vila Mariana, that has a small selection of snacks and candies, as you can see from the picture above. I even found Choco Pie there once, but it was really a once in a lifetime thing!

And since we’re talking about this, there’s also a tiny market in Rua Augusta, near Espaço Unibanco, that sells a few different types of ramyeon. So if you’re ever near Paulista, that’s where you can get your ramyeon fix.

 


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Photo of the day #17

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Don’t you just love sunsets like this one? We do not have enough of them here in São Paulo, unfortunately.

And I wasn’t aware of this when I queued this post, but, apparently, this was taken by a Super Junior member and posted on his Twitter account (see the notes on my original tumblr post about it). This just makes me see Kpop IS everywhere and I should just give up on trying no to like it. I mean, it’s not that I hate it (I love Big Bang, after all), but it’s just that I feel that maybe I’m too old to fully enjoy this sort of music again. It’d be like going back in time almost 15 years to when I was a teenager (ugh, I feel old) and I just don’t have that kind of energy and extra positive outlook on life that’d allow me to identify with the songs. But then again, my level of Korean right now is not nearly as good as what it’d be needed for me to understand what these kids are saying, so, in the end, I could just see this songs as great workout soundtrack, right?

(via talktomeinkorean)


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Suzy Chung on Korean horror @ The Korea Blog

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“Have you ever wondered why so many Korean horror movies feature girls with loose long hair in white hanbok? And why most of them are so pale with sorrow? And why so many of them seem to be haunting schools?

Summer is the season for horror. Among many Korean ways to beat the heat, a favorite method is to break out in a cold sweat by scaring oneself silly. As a result, many horror movies are released in the summer and horror specials are broadcast on TV.

So why are long-haired girls in white hanbok the stars of summer horror? Let’s take a look…”

(by Suzy Chung, via Chilled to the bone: Korean ghosts and urban legends | The Korea Blog)