New president, Rodman in North Korea - end of February 2013

What a wholesome week of new and surprising events.

Korea now officially has a new president to run the country for 5 years.

Park Geun Hae parading in an open car

We will see how much (or not) Korea will change.


Rodman came to entertain and hangout with North Korea's leader KimJungEun.  For a country that teaches their kids to kill Americans - I see this event very mind boggling (it has so many - or not many meanings)  hmm hmm hmm

Rodman in North Korea


Exciting event.  I went shopping for a new cutting board.  I am replacing my "plastic" boards and replacing them with all wood for health reasons (BPA - hormonal..etc).   I found the cheapest and smallest wooden board for 7900won.  I got it and it is a piece of 7900won board...

Is BPA exposure a cause of autism spectrum disorder?

Dr. Liedtke's latter comment, of course, implies that widespread BPA exposure through food can linings, thermal paper receipts, plastic water bottles, and other sources may be a direct cause of the epidemic of neurodevelopmental diseases that are occurring all around the world. Such disorders include conditions such as Type I diabetes, Down Syndrome, and of course autism spectrum disorders, which have increased inexplicably by about 78 percent over the past decade.

"Our study found that BPA may impair the development of the central nervous system, and raises questions as to whether exposure could predispose animals and humans to neurodevelopmental disorders," added Dr. Liedtke. "Our findings improve our understanding of how environmental exposure to BPA can affect the regulation of the KCC2 gene. However, we expect future studies to focus on what targets aside from KCC2 are affected by BPA."

Even the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now admitting that predisposed genetic factors are more than likely a red herring when it comes to explaining away the continuing rise of neurodevelopmental disease. As quoted in a recent Huffington Post piece, Diana Schendel, a CDC scientist with the agency's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, admitted that the widespread assumption that autism is largely a genetic condition "was perhaps made in error."

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I saw this cute cartoon print/post on our apartment building informing the residents to check for efficiency of electricity in housing/apartments/buildings.  This is very useful to know because we highly praise efficiency - especially electricity - this info would be useful if you are considering moving/buying a new apartment.

We are lucky because we barely turn our lights/heater in our house - efficiency to the max - and our electricity/heating bills are much lower than what it could be.   Thanks to our "green" apartment building!


I think this was my first time having soju and lunch :)   Good kimchi jjigae and jjim at Seodaemoon (station).


These are my new additions to my nursery.  One day I want to build my own garden/green house/nursery of plants and trees :)  one day!

Those are some of the excitements for the past week (sarcasm not!).


  1. It's so exciting about our new President! I am hoping for new changes and advances.

    I never knew that bout cutting boards or plastic in that matter, we've always used wood ourselves. It's so scary, but it's always good to be safe!

    1. Definitely! Yeah, we're trying to eliminate as much plastic goods for those reasons~ Better to be safe~^^

    2. Use plastic so u die quicker! >:D

  2. Buykpop you are amazing!!!!


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