Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Mok Bang (Food Porn) Broadcast by just Eating in South Korea


This is a very bizarre news which is happening in South Korea. The latest internet trend is a dinner porn which is known as "mok-bang" — a combo of the Korean words for "eating" and "broadcast" where people live-streaming themselves eating dinner. It has become a phenomena or a trend whereby the audiences become obsess watching the "hosts" gorging tons of dinner meals in front of a live stream on Afreeca TV website. In order to keep viewers to be entertained and stay tuning, the stars will try their bests to eat as tasty and soundly as much as they can besides, they perform all kinds of physical funny movements.


Food Porn: How to Make $40K a Month Just Eating

Jan. 14 (Bloomberg) -- From your TV set to Instagram, images of food are everywhere. A new South Korean phenom is taking the obsession with food to a whole new level. On peer-to-peer video site Afreeca TV, people are performing the act of Mok Bang, which roughly translates to broadcasting eating. Bloomberg's Rachel Crane reports.



(Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/video/food-porn-how-to-make-40k-a-month-just-eating-JKLixzReTHSRLp72_CYGJA.html)

Mok-Bang: Food Porn Dinner Trend Sees South Koreans Live Streaming Meals

The Huffington Post UK  |  By Brogan Driscoll Posted:


If you thought food porn amounted to posting a photo of your eggs Benedict on Instagram, think again. It's just taken on a whole new form.

Allow us to introduce the South Korean craze mok-bang. A fusion of the words for 'eating' and 'broadcast', the trend sees young people gorging on evening meals in front of a live stream, which is broadcast to thousands.

Unlike regular porn there's no sex, nudity or horny plumbers - all of the pleasure comes directly from the food. And that food comes in abundance.

So Dinner Porn is a thing in S.Korea now?
The celebrities of the mok-bang world, such as The Diva (pictured above), can spend a lot of money on their evening feasts. 

According to Kotaku.com, The Diva spends the equivalent of about £1,835 ($3,000) per month on food. In the past she has been known to munch through an expensive monthly food bill of between $5,000 and $6,000.

It may seem like an expensive past time, but it certainly pays well - with some of the mok-bang gang expecting to rake in thousands of dollars a month.

The stars of the live stream show eat for approximately two hours at a time and can consume copious amounts of food - on an average night The Diva can be known to tuck into 30 fried eggs and crabs' legs or two medium pizzas.

(Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/12/18/food-porn-live-stream-dinner-mok-bang_n_4465548.html)

Monday, January 6, 2014

Largest Harbin Ice & Snow Festival in the World


If you wish that your vacation won't be affected by the weather disaster such as winter storm then, you should make a visit to the freezing city of Harbin in China, with the average temperature of -22 degree Celsius. Harbin International Ice & Snow Festival is the biggest ice and snow festival in the world.

Harbin International Ice & Snow Festival is held from January to February yearly in a 750,00 square meter park. About 10,000 workers built ice towers and ice sculptures and lit them up with lasers by using 180,000 cubic meter ice and 150,000 cubic meter snow within 15 days.  

 

The Harbin Ice Festival Is A Compilation Of Everything We Love About China

The Huffington Post  |  By Suzy Strutner  Source: The Huffington Post Posted:
It's likely that temperatures will plummet to -20 degrees Fahrenheit during China's Harbin International Ice & Snow Festival this month.
But that won't stop thousands of tourists from showing up to see some towering, glimmering, stunning sculptures lit with lasers in the middle of a frigid tundra. This festival is a tradition, and they're committed to it whatever the weather... which we can't say would ever happen in America.

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The Festival, now in its 30th installment, is one of the biggest "ice and snow festivals" in the world. It takes 15,000 workers to construct the frozen playground, which opened on January 5 and will stick around until whenever things get melty, usually around mid-February.
This year, the theme for the Festival is “Global Ice and Snow Dream, World Cartoon Tour." This may explain why the walkable wonderland is home to re-constructions of the Colosseum, Mickey Mouse, and... rubber duckies?!
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The Festival is no random expression of ice art-- it's a reference back to the days of yore, when fishermen on the Songhua River used lamps carved from ice to light their work at night.
During the Festival, you too can show reverence for their ancient practice when you visit the special "Ice Lantern Garden Party," where activities include "sitting on the ice sailing boat, hitting the ice monkeys, seeing the wedding on the ice." Oh, what fun!
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(Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/06/harbin-ice-festival_n_4548904.html)