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KTO Trip to Jeounju Bibimbap Festival 2012

its me in font of the bibimbap festival booth

Do you know bibimbap? Bibimbap (비빔밥, Korean pronunciation: [pibimpap]) is a signature Korean dish. The word literally means “mixed rice”. Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul (sautéed and seasoned vegetables) and gochujang (chili pepper paste). A raw or fried egg and sliced meat (usually beef) are common additions. The ingredients are stirred together thoroughly just before eating. It can be served either cold or hot. In Korea, Jeonju, Jinju, and Tongyeong are especially famous for their versions of bibimbap. It is listed at number 40 on World’s 50 most delicious foods readers’ poll compiled by CNN Go in 2011.

its me with the last Lee dynasty

In korea, there was a bibimbap festival from 18-21 october 2012. I was visited on 20 October together with KTO. It was super awesome experience! We was VVIP! I have a chances to meet the Legend Mr. lee, who is the last dynasty of lee family.

The mayor of Jeounju, The governor, KTO President, Ambassador from many foreign country in Korea making bibimbap together

i also have a chances to make bibimbap with very very big bowl. After making that bibimbap we distribute it to more than 50 thousand people who are come to the bibimbap festival. after visit this festival. I geuss i am more and more love bibimbap. Its super awesome experience ever! I love KOREAN FOOD!!! 🙂

The big bowl of bibimbap. For 50 thousand people

 

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KTO Trip to Nonsan Jeotgal Festival 2012

My trip as K-Performance Supporter with KTO

Last 19-20 October 2012, I have a chances with Korea Performance Supporter to come to the Nonsan and also visit Nonsan Jeotgal Festival 2012. nonsan city located in the middle of korea peninsula..I was so surprised that the participant of this trip was a leaders in many embassy. I meet Ambassador of Taiwan, DCM (Vice Ambassador) of Thailand, DCM (Vice Ambassador) of Taiwan, Ambassador of Chilie, Ambassador of Ukrain, and many more.

The jeotgal festival

The trip start with visiting Jeotgal Festival. There we have a nice buffee and try many different kind of Jeotgal. This is my first time had this kind of experience! I just know that jeotgal can be so delicious. 

Jeotgal or jeot is a salted fermented food in Korean cuisine. It is made with various seafood, such as shrimp, oysters, shellfish, fish, fish eggs, and fish intestines.Jeotgal is mainly used as a condiment in pickling kimchi and as a dipping sauce for pig’s feet (jokbal) and blood/noodle sausage (sundae). Sometimes jeotgal, commonly saeujeot, is added to Korean style stews (jjigae) and soups (guk and tang), for flavor instead of using salt or soy sauce (ganjang).

Many different kind of Jeotgal

The types of jeotgal vary depending on main ingredients, regions, and family and personal preferences. In past times, due to the limited transportation, regions near seas had more types of jeot compared to the inland areas.

making jeotgal with oyester

After try jeotgal, we have a chances to make our own jeotgal with oyester. The jeotgal that we make could sustain for 1 week. Actually many kind of jeotgal can even sustain until years. So the jeotgal that we make kind of fresh jeotgal.

After making jeotgal we also make kimbap with jeotgal. The jeotgal that we use to put in the kimbap was fish jeotgal. I was tasted it, it super tons delicious compare to normal kimbap. I geuss i want to remake this kind of jeotgal kimbap at home in the future. Its simple and taste so delicious.

its me with angga from Inha University

 

It was fun experience, after that we have a chances to meet the mayor of Nonsan he so kind and welcome us to the festival. this festival held every fall season. i geuss if next year i am still in korea i would like to bring my mother to this cool places, since i saw so many ajumma, ajoshi, halmoni and harapoji in this festival.

The nonsan mayor played korean traditional instrument

In this festival there are so manythings happen such as a performance, flower festival, many booth with many interesting things related with jeotgal and much many more. I geuss this festival is interested if you love korean foods.

its me with handsome seoul man in the flower both at jeotgal festival

 

 

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AMAZING F1 KOREAN GRANDPRIX 2012 TRIP with KTO!

The proud of K-Performance Supporter, Thank you KTO!

I won a trip from KTO as part of my participations in Korea-Performance Supporter, to watch the prelimenary and final F1 Korean Grandprix 2012 from 12-13 october 2012. This F1 Tour also follow by other 28 Foreigner who was also as lucky as i am to join this amazing time. We depart from KTO at 8am on 12 october 2012. I finally meet for the first time my team mate jessica, we are on the Super-Q team. Jessica is Chinesse-korean who had been in Korea quite long, her family also live in korea. She is nice and kind, she also look so pretty just like one of the girls grups. 🙂

Its me and Jessica, Super Q, in the Yongnam F1 Korean Grandprix Circuit

We was stop over for lunch near to gongju, and than we finally arrive in Mokpo around 1.30Pm as schedule. I am so excited for this trip since i am huge fans of F1, i really hope i could see hamilton win in this 2012 F1 Korean Grandprix. So watching prelimenary is also important for me since in this prelimenary could determine the start on final. Once again i hope hamilton would be in the top 3.

hamilton go and do your best!

As i predict hamilton could be one of the top 3, while 2nd and 1st are Vettel and webber from the Renault team. After we watch the prelimenary we went to the Mokpo city for sightseeing and also see cool places around mokpo, you could read more detail in this LINK. After that we went for dinner and the dinner was so amazing and delicious. one of the best food i ever eat! its was seafood restaurant located in mokpo city.

the delicious foods

after the dinner we went for shopping in lotte mart and then went to our hanok stay, you could read more detail in this LINK.

The second day of our F1 Tour was watching the final. Before in the morning we went to sightseeing in the hanok stay area, you could read in this LINK. and in the afternoon we have lunch and than went for  final and this final we watch almost 55 lap, and i am so amaze, since the racer really do their best to be the winner on this final.

we enjoy lunch before watch final

I could see how hamilton try his best to get 1st and 2nd. The amazing was alonso who finally made it to be top 5. As many people predict VETTEL won the First place at this korean grandprix. Maybe the amazing part is renault team success won as 1st and 2nd. I bet renault team had big party after this racer!

the racer try their best to be the winner

I could say this is one of amazing experience for me, since i meet great friends and also i meet amazing people plus the KTO arrange very nice trip. I am really suggest you to come and watch this KOREAN F1 GRANDPRIX in the near future, and i hope my experience could be your reference to manage your F1 tour. 🙂 Once again i would like to say thank you to KTO for this amazing experience.

its me in front of the KTO tour bus

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2012 GLOBAL KOREA SCHOLARSHIP for UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

To provide international students an opportunity to study in Korea the application for the Korean Government Scholarship Program for  an Undergraduate Degree is open!

Qualifications:Prospective applicant must meet the following qualification criteria;

(1) Must be a citizen of the country to which scholarships are offered, which is also applied to his/her parents
※ Both applicant and his/her parents must not be a holder of Korean citizenship
(2) Should be under 25 years of age as of March 1, 2012 (Should be born after March, 1, 1987)
(3) Have adequate health, both physically and mentally
   ※ NOT Eligible: those who are pregnant or who have a severe illness
(4) Have graduated or be scheduled to graduate from a high school as of March 1, 2012
   ※ NOT Eligible: those who have already obtained a bachelor’s degree or a higher degree
(5) Must possess above 80% (out of 100%) cumulative grade point average (C.G.P.A.) during their entire high school period
※   C.G.P.A. should be 2.64/4.0, 2.80/4.3, 2.91/4.5 or higher
※   If applicant’s high school evaluation criteria differs from the stated above.
(6)Must not at any time have ever received a Korean government scholarship for an undergraduate study
(7) Must not have enrolled in an undergraduate course in
Korea before  NOT Eligible: those who have ever enrolled at a Korean university as an exchange student.
(8) Must have no limitations in travelling abroad
(9) They may be preferential selection for applicants who have proficiency inKorean or English

Visit http://www.korea.com.ph/xe/Notice/14645 for a detailed guideline, application form etc. or you can dowload in thiS link: KGSP 2012 Guidelines

You can also visit www.niied.go.kr or www.gks.go.kr
although when I checked it earlier there’s no information about
the scholarship yet. I guess they will upload it by September.

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