신선

hitewizard
I do not know who this Hite Wizard character is, but regardless I will be usurping his name.

신선: a legendary hermit with miraculous powers, an immortal, a benevolent wizard living in the mountains.

I will now be using this term to refer to anyone living in Korea with a beard. Oh and I guess you can check this ridiculous character out on his facebook page.

Let’s try this again

I haven’t been playing with this blog in years and years now, but I always maintain it. I guess it’s time to actually use it. I have no idea for what yet, maybe just my own space.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Watch this great little documentary about 85-year-old Jiro, who is considered to be the greatest sushi chef in the world. One thing I took away from the film is a new Japanese word for me “Shokunin” (In Japanese, 職人). Shokunin literally means ‘craftsman’ or ‘artisan,’ but emphasizes great focus and pride. This can be seen with Jiro who has been making sushi for the past 70 years and still works everyday to improve his skill. I’ve been really interested in skilled labor since reading some of what TV persona Mike Rowe has to say on the stuff…

A trillion dollars in student loans. Record high unemployment. Three million good jobs that no one seems to want. The goal of Profoundly Disconnected is to challenge the absurd belief that a four-year degree is the only path to success.

Anyways, here is a link to a trailer for Jiro Dreams of Sushi

David Tran, Inventor of Sriracha

David Tran

As may have been recalled by some, I absolutely love Sriracha. Hell I even made a post about it last year when I got a bottle from a friend here in Korea, see relevant article here (also just noticed I spelled the name of the sauce wrong on that article too). Well here is an article of this pillar of a man that has saved so many mediocre dishes with his epic sauce!