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!

Too much media hype about N. Korea

What's happening in Korea at the moment

What’s happening in Korea at the moment

My family keeps worrying about me being in South Korea at the moment because of all the news about the North. I’m still wary of conflict and that would be a terrible thing, but I’m not too concerned about war breaking out. This kind of stuff has been going on for literally over half a century and this is just the latest version of the same old news here in Korea. So here are some articles and stuff about that topic (just click the pictures), but first a message from the US Embassy in Seoul:

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that despite current political tensions with North Korea there is no specific information to suggest there are imminent threats to U.S. citizens or facilities in the Republic of Korea (ROK). The Embassy has not changed its security posture and we have not recommended that U.S. citizens who reside in, or plan to visit, the Republic of Korea take special security precautions at this time. The U.S. Embassy takes as its highest priority the welfare of American citizens in Korea. Should the security situation change, the Embassy will issue updated information.

Don’t be afraid, Seoul’s message to tourists

Kim Jong-Un is hungry

Kim Jong-Un is hungry