I was transferring photos from my phone to my laptop when I realized that I’ve been to Somang Kimchi Restaurant a lot of times. No, scratch that… I meant way too many times! The first time I tried out the restaurant was in 2008 (when they were still Kimchi Restaurant) and I’ve been frequenting it ever since. Because it’s one of my favourite restaurants in Davao City.
And yet another realization: I haven’t blogged about Somang Kimchi Restaurant. Unthinkable! *mentally smacks self in the middle of the face*
Well, what about Somang Kimchi makes me keep going back for more? For starters, they offer generous servings of delicious Korean dishes at affordable prices. I also love the simple eatery setting and the speedy, no-nonsense service.
Here are photos of Somang Kimchi’s offerings. Ready, set, drool!
I have been watching Korean dramas for years and being Filipino, it’s somehow a way for me to learn about how different or how similar Korean culture is to my own culture.
Attempting to find one’s lifelong partner through blind dates is a recurring theme in Korean dramas. I have lost count of how many Korean dramas I watched used this theme. But it was My Name is Kim Sam Soon, that introduced me to the concept of blind dating, Korean-style. I can still remember my reaction to the scene where Sam Soon (Kim Sun Ah) desperately tries to win over her blind date’s by pretending to be girly and cute. And I was like, wait a minute… is this even remotely true? Do they really go on blind dates?
In all of the Korean dramas I watched (My Name is Kim Sam Soon, Coffee Prince, Personal Taste, 9 End 2 Outs), blind dating is always shown as an uncomfortable meeting that the characters have to go through. Like it’s not something that you want to do if you’re not on the desperate side. Think must-do, have to do, rather than than a want-to-do activity.
I never thought I’d say this but Fashion King is such a big disappointment that I couldn’t even finish it. How is it even possible that a drama with both Yoo Ah-in and Lee Je-hoon in it can be so bad that I have decided to drop it altogether? Oh it was fun and at first and looked like it was headed in the right direction. And then it got dark and pointless and not even my love and adoration for the male leads could make me watch some more. After watching the first 10 episodes, I felt like I was beaten in the head with a club, left in the middle of a desert to starve and bleed out, and then got run over by a truck.