Have a fabulous 2012

FOR PHOTOS: PLEASE ASK FIRST, I WOULD APPRECIATE THE COURTESY OF BEING ASKED!

FOR PHOTOS: PLEASE ASK FIRST, I WOULD APPRECIATE THE COURTESY OF BEING ASKED!
Gaga: Rest in Peace (b.2002 - d.2010)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WIN A TRIP TO KOREA WITH BUZZ KOREA!




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FOR DETAILS CLICK HERE OR  VISIT BUZZ KOREA WEBSITE.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Peshawari Chappal vs."Robert" Sandal - A Controversy



Sir Paul Smith, the well-known British designer behind the popular label,  launched a high-end sandal earlier this summer that looks like the Peshawari chappal, a popular shoe worn by millions of Pakistani men on formal and informal occasions. A pair that costs between 10USD to 15USD  has a price tag of about 600USD .

Colonizers had the mentality and  the metal to rob nations of their freedom, of cultural heritage and it hasn't stopped even in the 21st century. Old habits die hard!

When the shoe originally went up for sale, there was no reference to Pakistan or Peshawar (the capital of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, formerly the North-West Frontier province), where this design originally originated from!

Paul Smith’s current listing for the chappal previously known as Robert no longer sports the name “Robert,” and now features on overt reference to being “inspired by the Peshawari Chappal.”

"JERKS" is the right word for this company - shame on them!

Pakistani Siblings on an Expedition to Climb Seven Summits on Seven Continents




 Pakistani mountaineers Samina Baig and Mirza Ali successfully scaled Mount Mickenly (Denali) the highest mountain of North America on 28th June 2014 at 7.20 pm local time. Mirza Ali wrote on his FB page that :

 " .....  it took us 15 and half hours for return climb! after having extremely harsh weather for .nearly five days at Camp IV 17200ft. it was just one day weather window and the Mountain and nature was very kind to accept us to be on top of the mountain otherwise the weather situation was extremely harsh and unpredictable."

The sister-brother mountaineer duo, which hails from Shimshal in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B), has been on an eight-month expedition to climb seven summits on seven continents since the end of November 2013.
They successfully climbed the 6,962-meter Mount Aconcagua in Argentina in December 2013 to complete the first leg of their expedition, which aims to promote gender equality and world peace.

They have covered six continents and only the last leg of their expedition is remaining!


Wish them the very best!



Monday, June 30, 2014

Ramadan in Korea 2014




Happy Ramadan to all!

In Korea,Ramadan kicks off with the sighting of moon in Saudi Arabia!

For Sehr and Iftar Timings for Ramadan in Seoul and other cities in Korea - click here.

You can read about Ramadan in Seoul in detail HERE!

Koreastay (Homestay by KTO)

What is Koreastay?
Koreastay is a Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) certified homestay program that provides international visitors with a special opportunity to experience Korean culture and lifestyle by living with a Korean family for a desired amount of time. Koreastay hosts are carefully selected after undergoing strict assessment of such criteria as residential environment, guestroom & cleanliness, mindset, service and convenience.
Koreastay is a great starting point for Korean travel as
well as cultural immersion. Koreastay hosts, found in
major cities and tourist sites throughout Korea, are
prepared to welcome their foreign guests with open
arms, provide comfortable accommodation and
home-cooked meals, and offer local travel information.
We invite you to join Koreastay, the epitome of a modern Korean family and the beginning of a new friendship.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Lee Hyori's Blog

 K-Pop icon  and animal rights activists - Lee Hyo-ri's amazing blog is here or click the link below:

http://blog.naver.com/hyori79lee

The blog is truly  inspirational

Hardly started a month ago, it has over 4.2 million hits.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

A PRETTY BUILDING IN GANGNAM

VIEW OF MY NEIGHBORHOOD FROM HANNAM BRIDGE

SHINYONGSAN:신영산

ZEBRA CROSSING!

RAMYEON IN SEOUL:라면

HODEOK @ NAMDAEMUN

NAMDAEMUN - A POCHA

BANPO DONG IN SEOUL

COFFEE WITH A KOREAN FAMILY

MOVERS: GANGNAM STYLE

HOME: NITE VIEW