Thursday, April 29, 2010

POSCO : one of the Korean valuable asset.

South Korea's POSCO is one of the biggest giant steel company in the world.

The Pohang Iron and Steel Company, or POSCO is based in Pohang, South Korea. It is the world's second largest steel maker by market value[1] and Asia’s most profitable steelmaker.With the strong Korean shipbuilding and automobile industry dependent on POSCO for steel, POSCO has been seen as the bedrock of Korea's industrial development over the past 40 years.

With increasing global competition, POSCO looked to China and India for new opportunities and trying to expand its own reach. By 2006, POSCO had 26 subsidiaries and invested over $2.4 billion in fresh investment on mainland China, especially in galvanized and stainless steel to supply global auto and appliance makers that have opened plants there. In 2006, POSCO started operating the Zhangjiagang Pohang Stainless Steel(ZPSS) steel mill capable of producing 600,000 tons of stainless steel and hot-rolled products annually in China’s Jiangsu Province (according to the wikipedia source).

As a result, POSCO became the first foreign firm operating an integrated stainless steel mill in China, handling the entire production process from smelting iron ore to finished products, including the cold rolled stainless plant it already operates.

We can say that size does not matter if you have will and ability to do something like South Korea which is small in size and neighbouring with the powerful countries like China, japan, Russia . Although, South Korea is growing faster.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Innocent Smile

Serinity behind the innocent and pure heart of young child created by the heavenly nature as a boon to we human being.

An innocent smile which can clam the temper and make us realise how true they are..nothing is hidden but pure and clear heart they have.

Wish, we all can be like guilt, no jealousy, no over desire....

Korean -Indian mixed and match combination food.

Chak-hou or the brown sticky rice is famous in Manipu and Manipuri people love this brown rice. Because the Chak-hou of Manipur has a unique flavour and color. It is rare to find in other place in India, except North-East region specially in Manipur. Because in India Basmati is famous which is quite contrary with the brown sticky rice of Manipur.

The Manipuri people eat Cak-hou during the festive season or in big fest,prepared as sweetdish and eat together with Kheer ( a kind of sweet dish prepared with white rice , milk , sugar, butter plus dry nuts like coconut, dry grapes and cashnut). We consider Chak-hou as one of the rare and rich food item.

In Korea, when I visit to various Sikdang or the small resturant run by the "Ajuma's" I frequently come across this rare brown color rice sreved as main item to eat with the sopu or curries. And I always surprised to see this rice and always reminded my home town "Chak-hou".

Chak-hou with Mangal Uti and Singju

Today when I go to my senior place again I got surprised by surprised. First they cooked Chak-hou as the main item to eat for our lunch plus another surprised which is the Utsoi or the tender baby bamboo cooked with dry peas which is known as Uti in our local name. One of the famous curry among the Meitei and Manipuri people.

And last surprised of the day is the Singju in our local name or in common it is one kind of salad mixed with raw leafy vegetable mixed with fremented fish paste with chilli and salt with seasme and dried peas powder.

Seasonal singju...

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Spring Season view in Kyunghee University.

KYUNGHEE UNIVERSITY , The university which gives freedom to explore and extend the helping hands..

Kyunghee University is one of the best University in Seoul city. This university offers various subject as well as offer the languages course too. Right now I am persuing Korean language in this university.

The unique character of this university is that one can change their major while persuing the courses which is hardly applicable in any other universities and students are friendly and also can communicate in english too.

This university is one of the most beautiful university among the Korean universities in the Seoul city. Specially in the movie class they have filmed in this University. During the four season of Korea we can see the various changes in this university landscape. This time I am presenting some of the photograph of this year spring season in the campus.

Behind the library of the University

Colourful Korean Traditional Sweet dish

I saw numbers of Korean traditional sweet dish at Insadong , which is one of the best market to see the traditional stuff at South Korea in Seoul city. But this one is unique for me , as I haven't find at Insadong.

I find out somewhere away from Seoul city and steal my heart. The moment I see these items I just drool again and again only on in this very particular shop where they are selling these colorful sweet dishes ............I only can wow..

Colorful and well finishing and fine presentable..

Mouth watering Korean sewwt dish made by rice powders...

The colorful well wrapped with transparent plastic sea can buy as a present to gift someone..

These are a kind of gift package of sea food..I am so excited to see this colorful package of gift..I guess in korea gift culture is really popular when you visit someone's place and this gift is perfect for making a meal.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Korean Kimchi : Varities of Kimchi made mouthwatering of every onlooker's.

How much do we know about the Korean Kimchi and how many many varities does Korean Kimchi have. Korean Kimchi is worldwide famous and one of the nutritious side-dish.
one of numerous traditional Korean pickled dishes made of vegetables with varied seasonings. A common manifestation is the spicy baechu (chard) variety. Kimchi is the most common panchan or side dish, in South Korea and many South Korean communities and locales. Kimchi is also a common ingredient and combined with other ingredients to make dishes such as kimchi stew (kimchi jjigae) and kimchi fried rice (kimchi bokkeumbap).

Kimchi varieties are determined by the main vegetable ingredients and the mix of seasonings used to flavor the kimchi. The most popular type of kimchi is the baechu (also known as Chinese cabbage) variety but there are many regional and seasonal varieties. Popular variants include ggakdugi which is a kimchi made with cubed radish, pa-kimchi (made with scallions), chonggak-kimchi and oisobagi (hangul: 오이소박이), and gat-kimchi (hangul: 갓김치), boochoo-kimchi (hangul: 부추김치), a cucumber kimchi with hot and spicy seasoning. Kkaennip (hangul: 깻잎) kimchi features layers of perilla and other spices.

The Kimchi Field Museum in Seoul has documented 187 historic and current varieties of kimchi. Although the most common seasonings include brine, scallions and spices, ingredients can be replaced or added depending on the type of kimchi being made. Common seasonings also include, ginger, chopped radish, garlic, salted shrimp (hangul: 새우젓), and aekjeot (hangul: 액젓, fish sauce).

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Pride of Korea

The latest face of South Korea, she is non other than the korean very own golden girl Kim-Yu-Na.
At present, for teenager girls Kim Yu-Na is the idol. The entire Korean loves her and praise her for her talent as well as her contribution to put up Korea in an international arena in the field of sports. and Yonhap news.

Cherry Blossom: In the arrival of spring season, Korean cherry flowers are showering everywhere.

Beauty lies in the eye of beholder but a beauty of mother nature does not need these phrase..because nature made us feel what is the definition of beauty and eaternity as well as serinity.

In korea there are four season, Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. Each season has its own significance. This year due to heavy winter the spring has come a bit late.Even though, in each and every corner flower start blooming specially the cherry flowers start showering on the roadside and sneding the warm whises of the arrival of spring season. We Know the Japanese Cherry blossom festival but Korean Cheery is not less than the Japanses .

White cherry blossom..

People are gathering to take a picture and some are taking a walk to feel the spring season under the cherry flowers.

This is the sign of prosperity, happiness and well being in Korean society. In spring Korean people shine like a cherry and always carry a beautiful smile and receive the foreigner's.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Korean Creativity: Earthern work and Wooden design.

We all know very well about the Korean cultural wave called "Hallyu", Hallyu is very famous and spreading around the globe through Korean cinema , drama and pop music. But Korea is not only famous because of the Hallyu but their are other ingredients that made so beautiful and remarkable to keep Korean own space in the international arena.

The earthern ware or the pottery and the wooden work of Korea has their own style to represent korea around the world. Let's have a look.

Wooden work, producing so creatively.

Earthern work, starting from Kimchi pot to small tea cups.

Korean traditional wooden cupboard.

Small small earthern ware for serving side dish called "panchan".

Pyramid shape of utensil to serve korean traditional dishes.

From big drawer made by wooden to a small wooden drawer to keep precious things in Korean houses.

Korea is not only famous for drama, music, technology and trade but it is famous for traditional culture and values too.

Korean Painting that can steal million's heart.

This week the university fair for the admission held at Keimung University, Daegu. This festival is specially meant for the students who comes through The Korean Government Scholarship Programe.

Keimung University

I attend the fair with my friends and get a chance to see the other universities which are in different places in Korea, well this is one of the showchase which is displayed by the government specially for we students who all comes from different countries.

But , above all these, I manage to skip the fair and take a tour around the Keimung University, specially the museum of the university and the campus is so awesome. Specially, the Korean painting which are in the library steal my heart. I am so excited to see these wonderful paintings and I manage to capture some of these valuable paintings which are preserving inside the Keimung University Museum. I bet these paintings are worth watching.

This University fair for admission is one of the unique culture of Korea, displaying the various university all over in Korea taking part of the fair and showcashing their own spreciality to offer different subjects where students can get the opportunity to select the best one to presue their career.