January 19, 2015
Whoa we suck at vacationing. Hahahah! I think the hardest part of taking a vacation for us is that we always want to shoot videos for you guise because we honestly enjoy sharing our adventures. The problem with our plan is that once we finish filming, the importing to the computer, editing, exporting, uploading to youtube, tagging, thumbnail making…and so on is very time consuming. Do we mind that time being consumed? No not at all, but that’s why we try to not film during vacation time because if we don’t draw the line at filming, we just end up going to the studio and working a normal work day! Sometimes you need to just recharge. Just sleep in, go to the doctor, organize your exploding messy closet (yeah right…like I’m going to do that), cook a crazy difficult meal, or just read a book. It’s a really difficult situation for us because I genuinely enjoy editing videos, so spending Friday night with a martini and a laptop isn’t a bad night for me, but you really get sucked into a zone. Editing is a lot like watching an addictive Korean drama, you promise yourself just one hour of watching and then suddenly it’s 3am, your eyes are burning, you haven’t peed in like 6 hours and you’re hungry and cold. HAHAHAHAH! Is that just me? I think Boys Over Flowers ruined my sleep life when it first came out…DAMN YOU LEE MIN HO!
The point of this ramble is that yes, here’s a video! We thought a little day in the life type of video might be interesting to you. This isn’t a realistic look at how the EYK studio runs because we’re not on a normal filming schedule right now, but since we’re still recording our weekly radioshow for SBS PopAsia radio as well as making exciting changes on the website, we’re still popping into the studio to have meetings with our awesome web developer Rose. Also, Hongdae is just a fun place to hang out in general with a lot of Korean style pub food, coffee shops, and clubs. You can see how busy and bustling the streets are even during the middle of the week! On the weekend it’s just craziness.
Also, I’m curious as to how many of you have tried Japanese curry. The first time I heard about it I thought, “how different can it be from other curries?” Oh it’s different alright. It’s hard to explain the flavour but think of a more chai spice kindof curry flavour. Korean curry, on the other hand, is actually totally different and very sweet. It’s usually made with yellow curry powder and has a strong honey and apple taste. So getting to know what your curry preference is very important or else you’ll be disappointed. The place we went to was called Abiko Curry and they deal with a 1-4 scale of hot death pain. CocoCurry is our ultimate favourite place and they deal with a 1-9 scale of hot death. We almost killed our friend Brian by getting him a level 6 CocoCurry and he likes spicy food. Haha oops! Well hopefully you’ll learn from us when you first try Japanese curry and pick a suitable level of spice. Let me know if you’ve every tried Japanese curry!
Oh and I almost forgot. Here are the cocktail recipes that I made at the end of the night. If you try them out or tweak them in anyway let me know how they turn out. These are very strong tasting so if you needs to dilute them, you can add some soda water/sparkling water to your glass after you pour your final drink. If you add the sparkling water to your cocktail shaker it will explode from you shaking up the carbinated drinks! Not that I’ve done that. I have done that. Enjoy!
1 oz Cognac (or Brandy)
3/4 oz Grand Marnier (orange Liqueur)
1/2 oz Lemoncella
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
Lemon twist (use a vegetable peeler to remove a thin strip of lemon peel)
Shake the liquid ingredients vigorously in a cocktail shaker filled half way with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Twist the lemon peel over the top of the drink (you’re misting the drink with the lemon oil from the peel) and then drop it in. If you want to get fancy, run a wedge of lemon on the rim of the glass first and roll the cocktail glass in superfine sugar, then add the shaken ingredients.
1 1/2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Grand Marnier (orange liqueur)
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz lingonberry syrup (or use 1-2 oz cranberry juice instead)
Shake the liquid ingredients vigorously in a cocktail shaker filled half way with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the lime twist.