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Cooking Cooking [Christmas Edition with Elke]

If you have been in South Korea before, you may have noticed that most cafes offer a treat on the menu that looks a lot like toast. If toast would be served with a lot of whipped cream and fruit that is. They call it honey bread (허니 브레드) and it is super tasty.

Because we can’t stay in Korea all the time and buy this lovely treat, we decided to bring bread – well, -the Korean kind at least – to the Netherlands and share the recipe with you so you can make it at home!

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Ingredients

For the honey bread itself

*sliced sandwich bread
*clear honey
*softened unsalted butter
*5-6 marshmallows (depending on size)

Used as topping

*stewed pear slices
*whipped cream
*sprinkles

In honor of the Christmas season we added some festive toppings in this recipe, but you can vary these endless...

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Beauty: BB Cream

BB Cream is a well known cream in Korea, used by many artists. But what exactly makes this cream so good? And why is everyone using it? We’re gonna explain it! 

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So first things first. What is BB Cream exactly? The BB stands for Blemish Balm and it’s promoted to be an All in one facial product to replace serums, moisturizers, primers, foundation and sunblock. It can be used in different methods. As a foundation, a make up base, it just depends on how much coverage you want.

It all started in Germany, back in 1960. a German dermatologist, called dr. Christine, created this cream to protect her patients’ sin after facial peels and surgeries.

It’s popularity started in Asia. Most Korean woman use it as a alternative for foundation...

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Interview with Cherry Pie Maid Café!

I have seen Cherry Pie Maid Café in action for a while now, from where they began till now. So it was time to interview their manager, Sky, to find out more about Cherry Pie Maid Café!
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Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Esmée, although I prefer to go by Sky, and among other things, I’m the manager of Cherry Pie Maid Café!

How did you come to the idea to start a maidcafé?

I visited other cafés at conventions and I absolutely loved it. The whole experience really inspired me to take the concept and try to take it to the next level. I had a lot of ideas, and when a friend suggested I should start my own café I thought; why not?

What makes this maid cafe different from other cafés? (Besides having cute and original outfits)

Based on simply facts, I believe we’re currently th...

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SET x Honey Garden Christmas Event Review!

Yesterday, the 19th of December 2015, I went to Arnhem to attend the SET x Honey Garden Christmas Event together with my boyfriend.

When we stood infront of the little shop SET for Wish, where they held their event, I saw A LOT of people I know! It was pretty nice to see them all again! That’s where we also saw Esmée and her girlfriend and we decided to share a table, as we noticed it was only possible to sit with 4 at one table. That was not a problem at all, as Head maid Faeyla has put us together already.

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It was a bit cramped, but we managed to sit down and we were given a menu card where we could choose what to drink.
There were a lot of hot and cold matcha drinks,calpis drinks, but also soft drinks.

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The menu on the other side was easy to follow and choose from as there were two sid...

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[Cheemchi Academy] Chopsticks Lesson 2.3 : Chinese etiquette

The summer vacation is (almost) over! Schools are starting their lessons again, so we also start our lessons ! Here one about the Chinese chopsticks etiquette.

China is one of the traditional chopstick cultures, along with Japan and Korea. If you want more information about proper chopstick etiquette, go to the Japanese etiquette lesson. There is one major difference between the Chinese chopstick and the Japanese chopstick. Chinese chopsticks are usually round unlike the square-sided Japanese kind. Also they don’t come attached , so you don’t have to snap them apart like Japanese ones. 

Like the other etiquette ( the proper chopstick etiquette) it’s not allowed to wave with your chopsticks around over different dishes trying to select what you want, don’t stick the chopstick ends into the...

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Special Edition Opening

Hey everyone!!

Sunday, I went to the second day of the opening of the new anime and manga shop in Dordrecht! They’re called “Special Edition”. Here you can see how it went/looked.

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So when i arrived there were people standing outside, just hanging around. The front of the shop looks pretty neat. There is a lot of glass and the showing rooms were filled neat and nicely.

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The atmosphere was nice and peaceful. The staff of the shop is nice and helps out where needed. You can choose from many different items and candies. They have Lolita clothes, a big manga wall, cold drinks, candies, figures and more. It’s a nice place to stroll around for your favorite manga’s.

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At the end of the shop you have a door to the game room...

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Review: Gamasot

Today i’ll be reviewing a Korean restaurant called: Gamasot. 

So I’ve been visiting this place for a long time now. I’ve also been following them since the start of the shop. I remember having a talk with the owner when it didn’t open yet (a long time ago). My friend and I were kinda creeping around the shop, since it was Korean but we didn’t know what it was. So Mr. Choi (owner) invited us in and we had a small talk.

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After it opened, I’ve went by several times, and i gotta say i LOVE the food! The food is fresh and made with love. You can choose several dishes, such as Ramyeon, kimchi Jeon, Bulgogi and much more! My favorite dish is the Bulgogi. It’s fresh and healthy. The meat is nicely grilled and the noodles aren’t overcooked, they’re just perfect!

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The service is great as well...

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Cheemchi meets Youtube: South-Korea

Last week, we gave you a few tips who to follow about Youtubers who are living in Japan. This week it’s about South-Korea! And to be honest I really don’t know that much South-Korea based Youtubers. I love Kpop and the country, but I love Japan longer then South Korea as maybe that’s the reason I love Japanese based bloggers more? But anyways here are some Youtubers ~ ( and writing this article with Kpop is not a very good idea especially watching some old live shows with extra stuff)

My Korean husband

Nichola and Hugh are a married couple, who are living in South-Korea. She is Australian and he is Korean. She grew in rural Australia, while Hugh grew up in rural South-Korea...

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