Have a fabulous 2012


Gaga: Rest in Peace (b.2002 - d.2010)

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Pakistan's Role in the Korean War (1950-1953)

Some photos that I saw at Gwanghwamun

This open-air/street exhibition was to remember the Korean war and I saw Pakistan's flag - we were not among the combatant troops but we provided the  material support.

Almost everyone who passed by, stopped and had a look at it.
Remembering Korean War's through a street exhibition early this month at Gwanghwamun Station - a few meters from Cheongaechun Stream.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

60th Anniversary of Scaling Everest

It was today that Everest which is 8, 848m high was first scaled. More than 3,500 people have successfully climbed the 29,029 ft. mountain—and more than a tenth of that number scaled the peak just over the last year. On one day alone in 2012, 234 climbers reached the peak. 

Samina Baig: First Pakistani Woman to Summit Everest

Samina Baig reached the top of the highest peak in the world at around 7:30am last Sunday becoming the first Pakistani woman.
The 21-year-old mountaineer is from the Shimshal valley of Hunza. On Saturday night, Samina Baig sent her brother a message how she had reached Base Camp IV at the height of 7,900 metres on the South Col between Mt Everest and Lhoste, the fourth highest mountain in the world, after eight hours of hard climbing.

To the surprise of many in the mountaineering community, Samina Baig summited Mount Everest with twin sisters from India - Tashi and Nugshi Malik - also 21 years old and her 29-year-old brother Mirza Ali.

Both Mirza Ali and Samina Baig took everyone by surprise when they held a press conference in Islamabad a day before leaving for Nepal on March 31.

The two were joining a gathering of climbers at the Mount Everest to celebrate 60 years since it was first summited in 1953. Samina Beg said she was about to become the first Pakistani woman to be part of it.

While the climbers from around the world were celebrating the 60 years, the 21-year-old climber was accompanying her brother with another mission.

“Together we are promoting gender equality,” said Samina Baig. Although the brother and sister had not attempted any of the five 8,000 metres plus peaks in Pakistan, the climbing community was in doubt of the pair’s success rate.

Samina Baig and her brother had been climbing for the last three years together.
In 2010, she became the first to ascend the virgin peak Chashkin Sar (above 6,000 meters) now called the ‘Samina Peak’. She conquered another virgin peak in 2011 that was named ‘Koh-i-Brobar’ or the ‘Mount Equality’ in 2011. Samina Baig and her brother were not so lucky on the 7,027 metres high Spantik Peak when bad weather forced them to abandon their summit attempts.

You can visit Samina Baigs' Facebook page HERE to track her activities


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Spring 2013 is Finally Over

Rice Paddy in Bundang

Blue berry flowers blooming

Dry Cherry Bloossoms

Duinjang Jars


Flower Shop Right Behind the Campus

Monday, May 27, 2013

My First Harvest: Coriander/ Hara Dhanya

I have harvested some of the very exotic vegetables from home such as corriander(hara dhanya)
, Zucchini (torie), ocra (bhindi).

Yesterday, I harvested my first batch of corriender (if I had bought that much quantity - it would have cost me 10USD. Celantro is available these days but it is still expensive. I gave it to a few friends that made them very, very happy.

I also used it in my food and made a bottle full of chuntnie with load of garlic and cumin in it along with chunyang Kochu or the hot green peppers from Korea.....yeahhhhhhhhh!!!

Friday, May 24, 2013

“PSY” Event Coming Soon!

In the pic. above, Psy at seoul Citizen's Library at the City Hall

The big event with global KPOP diva, “PSY (Gangnam Style/Gentleman)” will be starting on June 3rd. 2013 for details visit BUZZ KOREA site! 

He entertained the whole world with his song and dance and became a household name and I'm sure that on June 3rd event..he will entertain us again.

Spread the word about this event and win attractive prizes by Buzz Korea.

Visit their website at:  www.ibuzzkorea.com

Fir more points follow KTO (Korea Tourism Org on SNS.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Concert at Doeksugung Palace: Court Music

In conjugation with Seoul's Spring Festival, on May 19th.(Sun.) at 6:00 p.m Chamber Music (court music) performance is scheduled for the evening.
Free entrance on first come, first served basis.
Visit Korea Foundation website for details.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Seocho Festival at Yangjae on May 16th.

The 25th Anniversary of Seocho District is being celebrated at Yangjae (Line :3) exit 12 tomorrow.
You can also watch Tango and the famous Nanta performance tomorrow for free.
Wonderful concert is going to take place at 1900 hours besides various events including performances and French & Korean food stalls all day long .
You can also enjoy some wine and flowers.
Enjoy the festival with your friends and family!