Photo Potpourri is a precursor to Recent Realities. Starting in July 2016, all Photo Potpourri posts will be known as Recent Realities.
If you’re on Blog Matter or Flickr, you will have seen these photos, but I feel like I can expand on them here through my new column known as Photo Potpourri, otherwise known as my photo dump posts. These photos were taken between my two bouts of bronchitis. I had it a couple of weeks ago, and got somewhat better, but this week’s field trip to an outdoor park brought it back for me when it started to rain and get chilly :( So I’m stuck home coughing up both of my lungs up instead of out doing fun stuff . . . hence this photo dump post. I hope everyone else is well and not sick like me. I definitely hope that the rest I get this weekend will heal me. That way I can enjoy my upcoming “spring break” from April 16 to 26! Can’t wait for that. Anyway, back to the photos . . .
My dad randomly brought this home saying, “Look what I found.” I had a kick seeing this, especially when he told me that this was disk 6 out of 13. I used one of these bad boys briefly in high school to save homework assignments and fanfics, but I don’t miss them at all. Not when thumbdrives, external hard drives, and CDs/DVDs are much better options! Still, I’m glad Dad brought this home. I can save this and show it to the kids I work with! Nothing like saying, “These things only held 1.44mb of information . . . ”
Mum made this delicious home-made curry :D This is what I call the “Korean style curry” of which may or may not be Japanese curry. Korean or Japanese or not, this curry was super fantastic. The curry seasoning was perfect, the addition of corn and broccoli was super, and it was just so good that there were no leftovers for me to eat the next day :(
A few days later, Mum made some fresh kimchi using napa cabbage and 양배추 (yangbaechu), another form of cabbage. I’m a big fan of fresh napa cabbage kimchi, so I chowed those down for dinner that night. So. Freaking. Good. I’m really lucky to have my mum! Her cooking skills are terrific! :D
Amidst all this, it’s cherry blossom blooming time! I’ve been enjoying this annual event, and it’s been a joy walking around all these cherry blossoms. It really saddens me that they don’t bloom so long, but I guess that shortness is why I appreciate them even more! This shot was taken on the day I went to Yongsan Electronics Market with my co-worker/friend, DB (see below). I was in a hurry, so I didn’t get a great shot . . .
. . . So that’s why I took this photo. I love how this shot came out! One of my best shots, I think :D This was taken on a day when I got off work early. I had the extra time to go browse the PX, so on my way there, I stopped to take a photo of the “Cherry Blossom Lane”. Every year, I try to come through here at least once. This street is lined with cherry blossom trees for about two of three blocks. This street is quiet and not crowded, so this place is ideal for cherry blossom viewing. I’ll choose this place over Yeouido!
Now to talk about my trip to Yongsan Electronics Market with DB. DB wanted to get a gaming computer, so I accompanied him to the building I frequent, and we looked around for his options. He ended up getting a used gaming computer and a 22 inch monitor for $300, which isn’t bad at all. While looking around, I saw this PK300 Pucca Isolation Keyboard for 9,000 KRW or $8.00 USD. I admit, I’m not a fan of Pucca, but I ended up getting this for three reasons:
1. It’s a wired keyboard. I used to use wireless ones, but I went back to a wired one to save on battery and to not deal with connection problem.
2. It comes with a plastic covering that will help prevent keys from fading and to keep the dust off of the keys.
3. It has a clean “Apple” look to it with flatter keys. I’m anti-Apple, but I do like their keyboard design, haha!
All in all, it’s a good keyboard, but because it’s smaller, the keys are placed differently, so I’m having to get used to that.
To conclude this photo dump, here’s a delicious photo of a hirekatsu set I had at Mika Japanese Grill in my neighbourhood. I am pleased that I finally have a place to get Japanese-style tonkatsu and other dishes in my area. Until this place opened, my area was severely lacking in a tonkatsu place. So yay for me!
P.S. Don’t forget about the domain giveaway!