Taedonggang Beer is a brand of North Korean beer brewed by the state-owned Taedonggang Brewing Company based in the country’s capital, Pyongyang. It is named after the Taedong River, which runs through the center of Pyongyang. In 2000, the North Korean government bought a complete brewery from the defunct British brewery, Ushers of Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England for £1.5M via broker Uwe Oehms. There were, of course, concerns the equipment could be used for chemical weapons production but the North Koreans promised to only use said equipment for its intended purpose. Everyone knows the regime often breaks their promises, however, thanksRead More
Archive for April, 2014
Why Emma Stone Loves Korean Food
Emergency workers at the scene of a capsized ferry were finding bodies but not survivors Friday morning in an increasingly grim operation marred by confusion and complicated by strong currents.
(Reuters) – All 338 high school students and teachers on board a South Korean passenger ferry that was reported to be sinking on Wednesday have been rescued, a school official told Reuters. The ferry, identified as the Sewol, was carrying about 470 passengers, including the students and teachers, en route to Jeju island, about 100 km (60 miles) south of the Korean peninsula. It sent a distress signal after it began to list badly.
Post by Joe Wabe.
from the ROK Drop: Here is an interview with a North Korean defectors that has many themes similar to what other North Korean defectors have experienced. I lived in North Korea for the first 15 years of my life, believing Kim Jong-il was a god. I never doubted it because I didn’t know anything else. I could not even imagine life outside of the regime. It was like living in hell. There were constant power outages, so everything was dark. There was no transportation – everyone had to walk everywhere. It was very dirty and no one could eat anything.Read More
Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish, made with Chinese cabbage and somewhat reminiscent of sauerkraut. There are many ways to make it. This is yet another option.
2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan
Busan Cherry Blossoms Spring has arrived in Korea! Thank’s to Scott Beckingsale for the photo’s.