Last Week I was in Seoul, South Korea. for about two days I stay in Seoul. Thank you to mas Soni for his kindness to gave me a place for sleep, I had a nice bed time.
Zakat Management Seminar was held at Indonesia embassy, Seoul. I came there to see the seminar, the main speaker is Mr. Juwaini, Executive Director Dompet Dhuafa Republika. on facebook, blog: blogspot, blogspot 2, multiply, twitter. He gave presentation about Zakat and moderated by Mr Shamsuddin (fb). This seminar was held incorporate with IMUSKA and DD-Republika, for more detail about the seminar please visit the site.
I might have been live in South Korea for about one year but only three times go to Seoul. therefore, I use this chance to take vacation with one of my friend, Jaya. we together with Mr Juwaini went to 어린이 대공원 (Children’s Grand Park) near to Konkuk University. see the video below
and here are some captions of us;
bergaya ala anak-anak
together at 어린이 대공원
Today I was wondering what would be the best food for breakfast; suddenly I remembered there is a Jelly-Chocolate powder in my storage food. Thank you for my friend, Edita M, who gave me the Jelly powder when she got her birth-day last month. To prepare the whole material I just need to read the cooking instruction at the back of the pack.
I need water about 700ml, 60gr sugar, and a pan for boiling the mixture. I though it just a very simple ingredient to put in my hand. After read all instructions I began to cook. But though I have fresh milk it might good to replace water as one of the ingredient. Take a look down here;
As the instruction say, I have to mix the jelly powder with the sugar and then pour down the milk. Stir all the dough until mixed. Here is the picture before mixed and after mixed, respectively;
Take a look the pictures above; it is different between mixes and unmixed. The mixture is faster if its boiled with heat source (sorry I am using formal language he he he ). And after boiled the dough, turn off your gas and pour it to a bowl or if you have a molding dough you can pour it to them. I don’t have a molding dough so I just use a bowl. Now while I am waiting my Jelly-Choco milk ready, I write this blog to all of you to give an inspiration in a breakfast time.
Here is my Jelly-Choco milk;
Have a nice try J
Now my Jelly-Chocolate is READY.. put on a clean plate with a piece of bread and grape juice. Take a look this caption;
your morning breakfast inspiration
A few months ago I was using an air service from South Korea to Jakarta-Indonesia. The journey was took about 9 hours if using direct flight but I would prefer using transit flight because it is cheaper even I must take about 12 hours. It was kind a travel for me visiting other countries international airport, I just look around spinning the whole areas in the airport. I can spend lot of time to see other countries culture and technology by what they sell.
Usually in international airport there so many stores selling traditional stuff something like souvenir. As we know that all product is free duty, although much more expensive rather than buy outside airport.
While I was waiting for the next flight which was took about four hours letter. I cannot wait for hunger stomach; I have to search for a food. Alhamdulillah [Thank God], I found halal [allowed] food for Muslim in this airport. Popeye has a certification of halal food. And then I ordered one package of chicken, potatoes, bread and soft drink. One package spent about 57 Hong Kong dollars, I change my money currency from Won (KR) to Hong Kong dollars at money changer inside the airport. After my stomach full, I took a rest while looking for internet connection.
In this airport I can connect anywhere because so many internet hotspot (Wi-Fi) and it is free, but my laptop batteries is not long enough to run. I look for cable connection but sadly it was not match. But I don’t have to worry, there is free computers connected with internet even sometimes I have to wait to use them, many people had same purpose to use them too.
Times running, as a Muslim there is an obligation to pray five times a day. I realize that have to pray but when I wanted to perform my praying someone said that there is a praying place, then I search for that place and I found sign like this;
This is a sign for a praying place, firstly I felt doubt to enter the place because a little bit weird sign. I though this sign was for Buddhist praying sign, take a look closer to the sign. Then I look inside to confidence my self, here the caption;
So this is the place I was looking for. A praying room for Muslim, complete with place to take wudhu. I felt so delightful that this airport provide a place for praying. So if you are a Muslim don’t worry about your shalat (paying). Just ask information table where is praying room for Muslim. J
I took some of moments when cherry were blossom a few weeks ago in Chonnam National University (CNU), Yeosu campus. it was remind me when it was the first time I came to this country, the weather is just so different with my country, Indonesia beloved. South Korea has four seasons meanwhile my country only two season, dry and rain.
here a video caption;
and some of pictures;
big Sakura tree
spring at campus
actually I have many pictures of spring season in my campus, but these three might represented them all.
Well, I will tell you my trip to Odongdo Island last Sunday (2010/04/18). Right now Yeosu city is on mood to promotes their tourism, take a look for the official website http://eng.yeosu.go.kr/. after browsing a while, I had my own travel idea.
I planed to go to Odongdo Island which is near by my campus, Chonnam National Univerisity at Yeosu Campus. This was my first trip around the city for more about one year I have lived in here, :). Let just see what I found in Odong do Island, take a look my uploaded video
this is the dancing fountain, aah what a nice musics presented with a harmonic dancing fountain. it is really a good combination. oh ya, it is nice to see this fountain at night, here is the video link (click me).
I was lucky, I found three starfish but two of them are already dried out so I just send them back to the sea, look at this
I found them dried already
and the other one is lucky trapped in a wallow, then I return her back to the mother sea. here is the video;
there so many adventure you can get at Odongdo island, although it is a small island but the management is very good, its clean and safety. the most important place that you should to visit is the light house; here some captions
I was inside of the light house
Mr blue light house
the light house, you should go there
I recommend to take trip at spring season, because the air is very good for hang-out. have nice trip to Yeosu.