Virtual Trip To JeonJu Hanok Village (By KTO)

The Korea Tourism Organization took us on a virtual trip to South Korea’s Jeonju Hanok Village!

According to Wikipedia, “Jeonju Hanok Village is a village in the city of Jeonju, South Korea, and overlaps with the Pungnam-dong and Gyo-dong neighborhoods. The village contains over 800 Korean traditional houses called ‘Hanok‘.[1] The village is famous among Koreans and tourists because of its traditional buildings that strongly contrast with the modern city around it.”

The tour guide showed us some of the interesting souvenirs and buildings around the area. I particularly enjoyed the food that he ate on camera. The bibimbap was suppose to be the most famous there.

“The term “bibim” means mixing rice (burned rice at the bottom of the dish and cooked rice), while the “bap” noun refers to rice. Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul (sautéed and seasoned vegetables) or kimchi (traditional fermented vegetables) and gochujang (chili pepper paste), soy sauce, or doenjang (a fermented soybean paste). A raw or fried egg and sliced meat (usually beef) are common additions. The hot dish is stirred together thoroughly just before eating.”—-Wikipedia

The Hanok buildings were the traditional style of houses that were first built in the 14th century during the Joseon dynasty.

This place will definitely be on my bucket list now!

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Vendor Feature: MyFunvelope Circus

This month’s theme for myFunvelope was CIRCUS! What a fun craft subscription for 3 to 9 year olds! There’s colouring, drawing ideas, scratch art, and much more!

This Canadian monthly subscription gives young ones the gift of opening their own mail to make crafts for fun!

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Book Review: Midnight Prince

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Summary

Prince Milos saved the faerie king from a witch’s curse and became a frog in his place. The only way to break the curse was to have the Princess give Prince Milo a kiss. Unfortunately, she was a very cautious and hesitant person and didn’t believe that the frog was a prince…..

Conclusion

This funny comedy highlighted each character’s point of view and their stance towards the issue. I enjoyed reading about what the characters were thinking about and their backgrounds.

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Vendor Feature: Princess Scones

Who Is Princess Scones?

Audrey, a homeschooling mom of two, grew up in Malaysia and learned to bake at a young age. After obtaining an advanced degree of music from London, England, she taught for many years.

“I started this business because I LOVE scones! And almost all the places I have tried don’t measure up to what I like. Oh this business started in January of this year. I would love to find a way to do this full time. I know there is a market for princess scones!

So I decided to make them myself. Then I wanted to make different flavours and the rest is history.

I also love feeding people. Making people happy with my food makes me happy.

I enjoy coming up with new flavours and combinations.”

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Movie Review: The Swarm

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Summary

A single mother started a farm to raise locust to sell as a protein source to support the family. Her son was proud and fascinated with her project, but her daughter hated it. She was bullied at school because the locust farm. Unfortunately, the farm was not thriving and the family was struggling to keep it together.

One day, the mother lashed out at the dying colony and hurt herself. When she woke up, she discovers that the colony suddenly began to act lively after tasting her blood…..

Conclusion

This story highlighted the struggles of a single parent fighting to keep the family alive at all costs. Sometimes, one might lose their logic too…

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Book Review: The Twelve Clues Of Christmas

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Summary

Lady Georgiana got to play hostess at a fancy Christmas holiday party. Since her boyfriend and mother weren’t around to spend time with her, she was excited to be surrounded by the guests at the party.

Then, suddenly, guests were dying, one by one, from accidents! Things were getting suspicious… Who was behind these accidents and why?

Conclusion

Another exciting story following Georgie and her beau, Darcy. This was the sixth book so I am really getting to like her and her investigative senses.

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Urban Safari Rescue Society

According to their website, the “Urban Safari Rescue Society, ….rescue and care for exotic animals surrendered to us, as well as educate the public about animals, the natural world and conservation issues. The numbers of animals our dedicated group of volunteers and staff care for is always growing. We provide a safe, secure home for these unwanted animals for the rest of their natural lives.”

There were many different types of amazing reptiles, amphibians and furry creatures. Naturally, there were all sorts of creepy crawlers too like insects and such.

It was a nice place to spend some time with the family to walk around and learn about the different animals. Donations were gladly accepted too!

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Art Inspiration: Giraffe Greeting

Stretching your neck

To see where the future

Leads to

Can be a challenge

To focus on where

You are and

Where you

Will be

Can be exhilarating!

——-Chocoviv

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Senederm’s Skincare Bootcamp

I was invited and received this set of SeneGence skincare packets to try out for a week! For a nominal fee to just cover mainly the postage, I got to try out this infamous line!

One of the more memorable products that I used was the Climate Control that I used as a makeup primer. There were facial cleansers, moisturizers and tinted ones too! It’s a wonderful way to try out new products.

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Movie Review: Willy’s Wonderland

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Summary

Driving into a small town, Nicholas Cage’s character discovered that his car needed help. So, he asked for the help of the local mechanic. The mechanic said that it would take a while to get all the parts needed. Also, the closest hotel was full, so he offered a place for Cage’s character to stay for the night, for free! In exchange for a free stay, he had to do someLight cleaning at the currently closed children’s party place, Willy’s Wonderland.

As Cage’s character began his cleaning, his intuition and senses were kicked into high gear as the animatronic robots started to move on its own…

Conclusion

This movie was like a murderous “Chuck E Cheese” rampage! I enjoyed seeing him destroy those murderous robots! The back story was the typical cursed place that was run by sadistic psychopaths……

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