There is a 'cabbage crisis' in Korea. Shut the front door. The country is running out of cabbage. Who would have thought this would be so devastating? Heads of napa cabbage are going for $10-$14 each due to the mass amount of rain we've had in the past couple of months. Usually a head of cabbage is around $4. This is a disaster for the country because Koreans, literally, cannot live without their kimchi. Apparently, a man outside of Seoul was arrested for stealing 10 heads of cabbage-now that is dedication.
Kimchi usually consists of cabbage, which is fermented in chili paste and garlic. It is a side dish (banchan) that is served everywhere, at every meal- for free. It is even available to the kids at lunchtime. I think it is their favorite part of their lunch. Koreans are obsessed with the stuff. They eat it hot or cold, in soup or mixed with rice. Instead of smelling coffee in the morning when I walk into the office- what do I smell? You guessed it- fermented cabbage.
I'm not going to lie- I like the stuff; but Korea better get their hands on some cheaper cabbage soon- otherwise, we're in for some real problems.
On Sunday, I stumbled across a petting zoo full of deer in Seoul Forest. Conveniently, there is deer food for purchase and you can casually feed and pet the deer that are behind a metal fence. Sad for the deer, but win for everyone else.
I was unsure whether or not I was going to attend Global Gathering a few weeks ago, but I am so glad I did. Global Gathering is a massive electronic music festival which tours around the world. I was never a huge fan of electronic music but this show blew me away. With great artists like Fatboy Slim, Justice and Armin Van Buuren-it was well worth the money. On Saturday we prepared ourselves with a little galbi and soju around 3pm and 5 hours later arrived at the show. Twelve hours had gone by since I had left and I stumbled into my apartment (around 4AM), body aching and with a new collection of glow sticks. Here's a few pics from the night: