Korean Alcoholic Beverages

Fermentation has been used by many cultures for most of civilization. The results have usually been enjoyed for their flavour, and occasionally for their intoxicating effect. In some cases the results of fermentation are actually healthy; early beer was sometimes the only source of vitamin B, and Korean Kimchi (fermented) has been shown to be health and extremely good for the immune system.


Alcohol at Korean Restaurant Sydney

Varieties of Korean alcohol are not too far removed from many western beverages. Their ongoing popularity is probably due to this.



Apparently the most consumed alcoholic beverage in South Korean, and the world; over 70 million cases are sold annually. It tastes a little like Vodka, but with a slightly sweet taste.

Soju is basically alcohol and water, produced by distillation of any grain, though rice is the most common variety. The alcohol content is usually about 20%, but can be anywhere up to 40%. It is usually drunk neat in Korea, but Westerners have discovered its use as a mixer.

The mid-range alcohol content of Soju allows an interesting loophole. Being lower in alcohol content than any spirits it only requires a beer/wine license to sell and serve. This allows many otherwise authorized restaurants to sell cocktails, provided that they are made with Soju.


Fruit wines

There are many varieties of fruit wine, making this an umbrella term for many drinks. Some are a combination of berries and fruit with an alcohol base; others use rice and grapes, sometime a combination of the two. Plum wine, Green Plum and Raspberry wine varieties seen to be the more popular variations with western diners.


Rice Wine

Again, this term applies to a set of different beverages. Fermented rice and barley are the base ingredients. This is often flavoured with honey, or fruit such as plums or mangos, though some patrons enjoy the rice wine without additives.




Korean Restaurant Sydney CBD

Many of the best Korean restaurants Sydney has to offer server Korean alcoholic drinks. Some are reason enough to visit, even if you are nor hungry enough for a meal.

Asian Bridal Makeup Sydney

We tend to focus more on somebody’s eyes than on any other facial feature. It is for this reason so much makeup concentrates on the eyes. The eyes aren’t the only factor, but they are probably the most important. Our eyelashes are part of this. Good lashes are a very female feature, and many of us go to great trouble to get the right look for our lashes.


Semi-Permanent Eyelash Extensions

False lashes are one solution, but they are neither permanent nor the best looking option. Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent, lasting several weeks. And if they are expertly applied they approach the appearance on natural lashes. These extensions use mink or synthetic fibres that are individually glued to the base of each natural lash. The individual lashes can be curved, straight and single, double or triple strand. They need to be replaced as each lash grown out; top ups to lashes are needed after about 6 weeks.


Asian Bridal Makeup Sydney

European fashions tend to prefer longer, thicker upper lashes, both for general wear and for formal occasions. Asian bridal makeup tends to distinguish more strongly between a formal wedding look and general, daily fashion. Thicker, longer lashes are popular for casual wear, but Asian weddings often see brides with decorative patterns around their eyes. These patterns are a combination of temporary tattoo and attachments to the lashes themselves. The effect is quite detailed and intricate.


Any Asian Bridal Makeup Sydney has to offer will need to coordinate the makeup and eyelash extensions. Sometimes regular eyelashes extensions will need to consider the extra lash decorations used for a wedding. Discuss the look you want with all the individuals involved. For an indication of how effective lashes can look Google ‘paperself’ for a few images.


Asian Wedding Makeup Sydney

If you are considering false lashes to complement Asian Wedding Makeup Sydney has many fine eyelash extension clinics. Talk to both the eyelash technician and the makeup artist to achieve the bridal look you want.

Some Sights on Blue Mountains Day Tour

Glow Worms

The Glow worms in the Tomah/Berambing region are a lesser known attraction in the Blue Mountains. This is largely due to the inaccessibility of the site.


Thousands of spectacular glow worms have creates a colony in the Tomah/Berambing region. They are fascinating creatures in their own right, but even without any understanding of their lifecycle or the chemical processes that produce the light the sight of a colony of glow worms are quite poetic. Some have compared the sight of glow worms to illuminated undersea coral, others to the night sky. Really, all natural phenomena are unique.



Not for everybody, but those who do like this find they like it a lot. Katoomba is the home of Australian School of Mountaineering. As abseiling and mountaineering require considerable skill and substantial equipment the use of an instructor is mandatory.



Today’s world is the result of a long and ongoing historical process. Capture some of that history in one of many museums.

  • Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
  • Norman Lindsay gallery and Museum
  • Valley Heights Locomotive Depot
  • Waradah Aboriginal Centre.
  • Leuralla Toy and railway Museum
  • Hawksbury regional Museum
  • Kurrajong Radio Museum
  • Ferry Artists Gallery

And many others.


No Blue Mountains Day Tour can cover all the points of interest in such a large area. The Mountains are worth a few visits. There’s always more to see.

Choosing a Marital Arts School



This is a factor in every aspect of life. Few of us have unlimited resources. Sometimes spending money is an investment, so we can justify spending more. Other times we spend because we should be enjoying life at least some of the time.


Cost is only loosely related to quality. It is quality that has to be prioritised, though admittedly this is a complex matter. There are many average priced martial arts, schools; some are quite good, some are mediocre. If you find a good school, don’t hesitate if it costs a little more. If you learn more rapidly, it is worth it. If the results are better, it is worth it. If your life is improved even slightly, you are probably getting your money’s worth.



All things being equal, closer Martial Arts training is preferable. But no two schools are really the same. Find the better school and train there. Really, you should think of convenience rather than location. 15 minutes travel is hardly different to 5 minutes. And if you can catch a train a moderate travel time hardly seems to matter.


What is being taught in the Martial Arts Training?

Sometime the schools are just turning out coloured belts, and giving you a little exercise. Others emphasis competition rules. The competition schools tend to be serious and high quality, but if you’re not looking to compete they are the wrong school for you. Do you want discipline, fitness or just some solid self-defence? Choose accordingly.


Read Fine Print.

Don’t lock into long term deals. Pay per 3 to 6 months is good; this may encourage you to get past the initial adjustment period, and when you see some benefits you can make an informed decision. Children often change their minds, so avoid locking them into long term deals. Avoid anything that might lock you into compulsory camps or competitions.

Psoriasis Clinic Sydney

Psoriasis Treatment Sydney

Psoriasis is a complex issue. We know psoriasis entails red, scaly skin. We also know it is an autoimmune disease. Matters become a little vague when we try to understand the connection it has with Obesity, Crohn’s disease, and the increased risk of developing diabetes and some cancers. There are various treatments that effectively reduce psoriasis symptom, but our present limited understanding has not found a cure.


Psoriasis Cure Sydney

There is presently no cure for psoriasis, only various different treatments that have been demonstrated as effective. But even the reason for the effectiveness of the treatments is still not fully understood. Some of these include:

  • Ultraviolet Light, including sunlight, can reduce the red scaly skin. This has to be limited as over exposure causes sunburn and increases skin cancer risk.
  • Topical agents applied to the affected skin can reduce the severity of the red, scaly outbreaks, and reduce the itching.
  • Ixekizumab is a drug recently approved (2016) for psoriasis. It initial result look impressive, though it hinders the patient’s immune system.
  • People with food allergies find that removing the specific food benefits the psoriasis as well as the symptoms of the allergy. Undiagnosed allergies may be aggravating some psoriasis sufferers.
  • Acupuncture – As acupuncture can benefit the immune system so it can help autoimmune problems like psoriasis.


Psoriasis Clinic Sydney

Acupuncture is something of an adaptogen treatment – it helps the body deal with whatever health problems it encounters. It does this by optimizing the immune system. And as psoriasis is directly linked to the operating of the immune system (unlike other problems that are dealt with by the immune system) so psoriasis benefits from any improvement in the immune system functioning.


There is no reason why acupuncture treatment need by done in isolation. Indeed, combining with other treatments may be the best approach. The drug Ixekizumab has been show to significantly reduce psoriasis symptoms, but it does so while compromising the patient’s immune system, leaving them prone to flues and infections, including infections form the Ixekizumab injection!  Acupuncture can both reduce the psoriasis issues and reduce the side-effects of the Ixekizumab treatment. Ultraviolet light treatment might also be included here as UV lights are quite inexpensive.

How to live more full


Embrace the larger picture. You are a small part of a large Cosmos. If you harbour egotism you will see less of the outside world and more of yourself, which is very limiting. If you harbour arrogance you are not open to new opinions and ideas, which admittedly includes bad ideas as well as good. Remember, there is infinity beyond us, or more than we can experience in a lifetime.


Set goals, both short term and long. There is much satisfaction in being able to mentally tick off goals on a list. If you have something tangible to show for the goal, all the better.


Don’t let others make you decisions, but be mindful of how your decisions affect others. If you are spiritual, pray about each choice, large or small.


Serendipity is the accidental discovery of something fortuitous. If we look for one thing and find something else, then rejoice in the good luck.


Don’t sweat the small stuff. There will be things that go wrong. Sometimes we bond with somebody over a shared misfortune. The connection with others is probably worth more than the misfortune cost us.


Jealousy is a destructive emotion and only the result of something wrong inside us. Perhaps jealousy of an unfaithful lover is legitimate, but this should probably be given a different name. Most of what we term jealousy is envy of another’s success. Be glad of other’s legitimate success, and appreciate your own. Never


Endeavour to be as healthy as possible. Eat well, exercise, and find how to get a better night’s sleep.


Avoid exposing yourself to cheap junk, gossip or trashy entertainment. Find things that truly engage your interest. Look for classic literature, classic films and classic Television. Cartoons more than a generation old that have remained popular are worth watching; they have proved their appeal by endurance. By contrast, cheap Saturday product promotions are not doing you any good. The same goes for music. If people are still listening to songs a generation after they were released, then there must be some substance in what’s there. There are countless classics, you will find at least some that you like.


Enjoy people and develop social skills.


Pursue creativity, even when you work. There is nothing wrong with conventions if they work, but there are always other options. And todays conventions were creative new ideas at some point in the past.

Aluminium Cladding

Centuries ago there was not a distinction between art and science. It was considered quite normal for a mind to engage in both (think Leonardo Di Vinci); it was simply considered advanced learning.


Modern technology has reached a point where we expect products to be art and science; stylish and functionally advanced. We expect our phones to work without fault, and to look as stylish as any accessory. The same goes for everything from cars to computers. We can still make a mental distinction between art and science; we just expect technology and products to reflect both.


Aluminium cladding has seen a fair amount of use in architecture. Homes with aluminium cladding need not look like some retro-future design with brushed metal. The cladding colour can look like wood, or fibro, or any bright or neutral colour. Houses with aluminium often look no different to the houses around them, except that the aluminium cladding lasts much longer.


Furniture made from aluminium pipe cladding varies a lot. A bed made from pipes is not at all unusual, easily made to blend in with traditional furniture of the same style, or stand out should you want a brightly coloured bed. Coffee tables, stands, shelves, bookcases and many other items are easily made partially of entirely from aluminium pipes. The colours and design possibilities are enormous.


Traditional or modern, consider aluminium cladding for modern architecture and décor. The results can be immensely satisfying.