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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! 😀


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


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.



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

of ramen and mochi

FInally, the long awaited post is here!

Me and my friend Ness went to The Collective, it was my first time to go there and I must say its more of a night crowd kind of place.

7274 Malugay St. San Antonio Village, 1203 Makati, Philippines
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