simple kimchi rice

super “simpre” kimchi rice. get it? L’s become R’s? i’m bad at this.

“To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.”  ~William Londen

Simple and easy kimchi rice. It’s not for everyone but for someone like me who’s almost allergic to everything(shrimp, shellfish, gluten, soy, etc) Its quite hard to find different recipes you can cook everyday that’s easy and yummy at the same time.

Thus I went to a korean grocery store and bought some locally made KIMCHI.

But why KIMCHI?

  • Why to try it: Kimchi (or kimchee) is loaded with vitamins A, B, and C, but its biggest benefit may be in its “healthy bacteria” called lactobacilli, found in fermented foods like kimchi and yogurt.
  • This good bacteria helps with digestion, plus it seems to help stop and even prevent yeast infections, according to a recent study.
  • And more good news: Some studies show fermented cabbage has compounds that may prevent the growth of cancer.  -from health.com (awesome!)

How I thought of making the kimchi rice was when me and my friends went to this Korean Restaurant to eat and they had Kimchi rice.

And yes, I did try to re-make it at home in my own way.

this is Gluten-free, but I warn those who are reactive to spicy food and are new to KIMCHI.

What you need:

1/2 cup of kimchi(any brand to your liking will do)

1 potato, peeled and cut into cubes

1 cup of rice

1 tsp. of Sesame oil

pinch of salt

Any good oil for stir-frying stuff(i used olive oil for this one hehe)

What you will do:

  • Heat a pan then add oil, heat the oil then add the potatoes.
  • Mix in the sesame oil and add a pinch of salt.
  • Cook the potatoes through and add a cup of rice.
  • Mix it together and make sure the potatoes are evenly scattered.
  • Add the kimchi then continue mixing until the rice is nice and orange-red.

this serves 1 person but you can always cook for more, just add more kimchi and potatoes! 😀

TRY IT! HEALTH IS WEALTH YO!

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”  – Hippocrates

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Cereal and Perfection

I’ve often had many cereal fails wherein you put too much milk and after a few minutes all the cereal becomes soggy and gross. (maybe there are people who like soggy cereal but I DON’T)

And then one day I thought to myself, why not put a lot less milk(not all the way filled up), it could save me milk for later.

Then the MAGIC happened.

Lo and behold, the cereal was covered with a nice amount of milk but still CRUNCHY at the same time.

For those of you who already know of this, I’m sorry that I only knew this PERFECT RATIO now.

 

PERFECTION

How would you even describe something that is PERFECT? Maybe to me this bowl of cereal and milk was perfect, but what is it to another person? to you?

I never really liked how man always wanted to achieve perfection, specially for women. The PERFECT bodeh. The S-LINE. The sexy k-pop girl group “PERFECT” legs. Yes, I do look at these things and often let out a sigh

“I wish I had her body, her clothes, that car, that phone, money to buy things for me and my family, etc.”

But does perfection really equals to happiness?

I don’t know. Maybe a temporary happiness, yes. But after that, what next? A wonderful friend of mine told me that he “would rather spend on experiences rather on material things.”

What that means is, instead of buying that car, why not book a trip to Greece or Korea? Instead of buying that luxury bag, why not save it for that weekend getaway with friends? It may not be the perfect life, but it would be a very happy and fulfilling one, don’t you agree?

Anyway these are just my thoughts. how about you? What is perfection to you? What are some perfect moments in your life you’d like to share? I’d love to hear from you! 🙂

“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.”
-Salvador Dali

Memoirs of a Geisha(2005)

Hello guys! I’m back after a long time of absence, I was taking care of my paperwork and stuff for my study in Singapore(OH YEAAAH!).

This was taken April 2012

Sadly, I wasn’t able to finish that 30-day challenge, oh well. Next time then!

Anyway, I shall continue to post Filmspiration for you guys!

Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

Directed By: Rob Marshall

this was just one of the most beautiful shots I’ve seen in the movie.

Story wise, I am a SUCKER for period films as you’ve all seen in my previous posts. This movie did not disappoint, although it would’ve been better if the dialogue was in Japanese(they could just subtitle it and it would’ve looked even more authentic). Overall, not bad at all, even the OST isn’t bad.

This movie was all about their freedom, freedom to be who they were, to love who they wanted to, etc. A topic that a lot can relate to, specially women in under slave labor/domestic violence and the like. I urge women out there, if you can read this and you are oppressed in ANY way,

Please don’t be silent, don’t tolerate it. speak out, tell someone/anyone.

If you don’t have anyone to share your problems with, you can email me instead, or call your local help line. Silence won’t get you anywhere.

Anyway, what do you guys think of the film? Leave a comment or a suggestion below, or suggest a movie you’d want me to watch next.

 **COMING SOON to a theatre near you**

Speaking of Japanese movies, how AWESOME is the news of an upcoming Rorouni Kenshin Live Action Movie! *fangirl*

The trailer looks GREAT. I hope they do justice to the original anime. Anyway here’s a link to the trailer if you haven’t watched it yet. Share it with all your friends! Yeah!

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Stay awesome ♥

The Wallpaper Project: Day 18

Since today is Dr. Jose Rizal’s birthday…here is my submission for day 18, sorry I’ve not been able to post almost everyday.

The Wallpaper Project: Day 15,16,17

I apologize for the lack of posts for the past few days, but I made up for it by making 3 wallpapers.

I really love that quote from the book “The Joy Luck Club”

“I looked in the mirror, I was strong. I was pure. I had genuine thoughts inside that no one could see, that no one could ever take away from me. I was like the wind. And then I draped the large embroidered red scarf over my face and covered these thoughts up. But underneath the scarf I still knew who I was. I made a promise to myself: I would always remember my parents’ wishes,

but I would never forget myself.

Lindo Jong from The Joy Luck Club

Reading good quotes everyday is somehow making me a better person. It helps me think more positively about life. Why not do that too?

Download an app or go to a quotes website and just read some quotes you like. You never know, maybe it’ll make your day a little brighter. 🙂

The Joy Luck Club (1993)

The Joy Luck Club

1993

Directed by: Wayne Wang

Produced by Ronald Bass, Amy Tan, Patrick Markey

based on the New York Times bestseller “The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan

Let me just say this is a film that is close to my heart, being Chinese and Filipino. The emotion and tension felt between the mothers and daughters in the film is as real as you can get if you look at most Chinese mother-daughter relationships.(pretty darn awkward indeed in my case)

I suggest if you haven’t read the book yet, to go out and read it, its whimsical and touching in a cultural way(specially if you know a bit of chinese). It is an excellent read.


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GOLD and BLACK

I don’t usually paint, but when I do, somehow I improve a little bit more.

It took me a while to decide which colors would look best, I ended up using 2 bold and simple colors which me and my mom love so much.

GOLD + BLACK

this is also for her birthday. She doesn’t show much emotion but you can feel if she’s in a good mood. Chinese mothers are very VERY hard to please(and that is an understatement).

Comments? Commissions? Freelance work? email me at audzter@gmail.com, I’d really LOVE to hear from you guys!