Thursday, 2 November 2017

101 Days to Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Game

Here is the new post for continuing the 101 News about Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018, because it's super long and running slow because of too many links.

3rd day of the Olympic Torch Relay.

Meet the highlights from the 3rd day of the Olympic Torch
in a beautiful island #Jeju-do in Korea (Source).

Suzy is the 6th torch bearer for the Olympic Winter Games.

 Check the video here.

 First torch bearer, South Korean figure skater You Young

First torch bearer, South Korean figure skater You Young
 starting the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics 
Torch Relay for its 101 day journey (Source).

PyeongChang2018Winter Olympics G-100 Concert 

 see more at Miki Mikimochi, Youtube (

PyeongChang 2018 Torch Relay

PyeongChang 2018 Torch  will travel across land, sea and underwater Olympic relay includes turtle ships, robots and Jeju’s famed free divers! See more at


Olympic Torch from Greece arrived at Incheon Airport 
on 1 November 2018.

Source:  PyeongChang 2018


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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

[Jeonju] - Traditional Liquor Museum (์ „์ฃผ ์ „ํ†ต์ˆ ๋ฐ•๋ฌผ๊ด€)

Although makgeolli is available in Singapore, but the taste is different from freshly brewed makgeolli. It's because the exported versions have to be sterilised to stop the fermentation process. The bottled makgeolli sold here didn't have the natural carbonated fizzy which found in the latter stages of fermentation.

I like soju but my first choice or alcohol drink is makgeolli.
It's because I like the sweet flavor of makgeolli and the 
alcohol content is lesser than soju, so I can drink more ;P

It's because according to the report, there are lots of anti-carcinogenic substances in the makgeolli.  A bottle of makgeolli has 70-80 billion lactic-acid bacteria when a bottle contains around 700-800㎖ makgeolli. Probiotics or lactic-acid bacteria has a lot of benefit health, strengthen body immune system and  help to destroy harmful germs and bacteria that cause inflammation or cancer in the intestine.

Jeonju is famous for its savoury food such as bibimbap, kongnamulgukbap and makgeolli. Yes, you read it right. Makgeolli is considered as food instead of drink in Jeonju.

 Traditional Liquor Museum (์ „์ฃผ ์ „ํ†ต์ˆ ๋ฐ•๋ฌผ๊ด€).

Traditional Liquor Museum is the place where the tradition of home-brewed liquor is alive. This unique museum has the exhibition hall, showing the process on how to make these traditional liquors.

This galery has models showing how the preparation, boiling,
distillation until it's ready for comsumption.

 Comic-style of how to brew traditional wine.

 Japanese Sake.

Not sure what books are those as they're in Chinese characters.

History of Soju and explanation on how to make soju.

Wow! so many types of soju from different regions.
Various types of yeast ingredients such as: millets, barley, 
green beans, corn, wheat, rice,...

Makgeolli, come to me oh my makgeolli!

 Wines... (Interesting article: Alcohol in Korean Life).

Noticed that a lot of street vendors selling Moju (์ „์ฃผ ๋ชจ์ฃผ; ๆฏ้…’).

Curious about this alcoholic drink so I googled to find out more about this drink. Moju is a local beverage from Jeonju although not as famous as Jeonju Makgeolli. It's actually means, "liquor made by the mother of the queen consort." This is according to the "Daedong Yaseung" (๋Œ€๋™์•ผ์Šน, ๅคงๆฑ้‡Žไน˜), an unofficial collection of histories, anecdotes and essays compiled during the reign of King Injo (1595-1649). Based on the book, the mother of Inmok Daebi (1584-1632), the queen consort, made handmade liquor by reusing the rice alcoholic beverage grain from making makgeoli and sold it to local residents at a cheap price when she was exiled to Jeju Island. 

Moju is made from mixing Makgeolli with a range of Oriental medicines ingredients including cinnamon, ginger, jujubes, ginseng, kudzu, roots of arrowroot, and fruit, then boiled for about 24 hours, which causes most of the alcohol to evaporate  leaving about 1.5% of alcohol content. Thanks to the medicinal ingredients, it is known as a healthy drink, helping to prevent colds, especially in the winter. It goes well with any kind of ordinary Korean meal, such as hot soups and rice. These days, Moju is even used to create more varied food items, like ice cream. (Source: Korea.Net)

People love to drink on the platform (ํ‰์ƒ = pyeong sang) outside the house.

Now, I think I know why Jeonju is famous for Kongnamul Gukbap (์ฝฉ๋‚˜๋ฌผ ๊ตญ๋ฐฅ) too, because it's good for relieving hangover after drinking alcoholic drinks. 

  This wavy waterway pond is use to serve the wine.

In old days, seonbi will recite a poem when the cup filled with wine 
is flowing in front of him. It's such an interesting game.

This decoration wooden fish looks like Mokeo (๋ชฉ์–ด),
which usually found in Korean temples.

There are many programs with small participation fee such as: making sweet rice
 alcoholic beverage, Moju (crude liquor) filtering, Hyangeumjurye (local 
wine-drinking rituals). Please note that reservation is needed in advance.

Add: 74, Hanji-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si
Phone: 063-287-6305

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Thursday, 26 October 2017

[Jeonju] - Traditional Hanji Center (์ „์ฃผ์ „ํ†ตํ•œ์ง€์›)

Another special product of Jeonju is Hanji, which had a reputation to produce paper since 1,000 years ago. So, we went to Hanji Center after visited interesting cultural centers.

Jeonju Traditional Hanji Center (์ „์ฃผ์ „ํ†ตํ•œ์ง€์›)

Initial plan was to introduce Korean traditional handmade paper to kids 
through hands-on activities, but the activity center was not open.

 However, they permitted us to take a look inside the workshop.

Hanji is excellent and extremely durable for it can last for a thousand year, while silk only last five hundred years. Korean paper has strong vitality to endure without decomposition even if it is immersed in the water for 1 year.

Do you know what is the main material to make Hanji paper?

It's using inner bark of mulberry tree. And the best-known silk is obtained from the cocoons of the larvae of the mulberry silkworm. Therefore, I also plant this awesome plant because you can eat the fruits and use the leaves for tea which is rich in antioxidants (read: anti-aging). But, it's not this mulberry, it's using another genus called Broussonetia Papyrifera (Paper mulberry or known as Dak).

If you watched K-drama "Saimdang, Light's Diary," the process 
of making traditional Hanji paper is taxing and tedious.

Forming Hanji sheet on the bamboo screen. 


 It's said the completion of a sheet of Hanji required 99 touches by 
the Hanji maker,  and a final touch by its user.

After scraping and removing outer part of the bark, it's steamed and the fiber is pulled out, then it's handbeating to pull the long fiber aparts,... forming sheet, drying, and so on.

Hanji has outstanding ventilation and insulation effects,
natural breathable properties and water-resistance.

It's better tearing strength, tensile strength, heat insulation, sound insulation, water absorption, and air permeability than Washi (traditional Japanese paper) and Xuanzhi (traditional Chinese paper) as well as typical Western paper.

 There are many types of Hanji for different usages such as for 
calligraphy, oriental paintings, crafts, lanterns, fans, gifts and more.

It's widely used as windows and doors to the keep rooms warm and protect from the wind, let the subtle light passes through creating elegant ambience.  

The durability of hanji has been proven by good condition of The Sillok: The Annals of The Joseon Dynasty which recorded on Hanji paper. Please click the link to know how they reuse hanji to record draft of Sacho (draft of Sillok).

 Hanji garments.

 Add: 100-10, Hanji-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
Tel: +82-10-8959-7757 (Korean only)  

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