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Mind Hack – How to do More Stuff in Less Time!

Okay, here’s a fun mind hack for all of you working in a cubicle, home, or whereever.

It’s a mind exercise that can possibly help you do more stuff in less time.

Now let me begin by saying that I used to work from 6am to 12am in Korea when I used to work at Comfile. (That’s 6am until midnight, 18 hours of work)

I am very very familiar with working overtime at a cubicle, especially because I had the chance to work with fellow Korean people couple years ago, they work really freakin’ long hours.  (with no efficiency whatsoever though)

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Home DIY – How to Decorate Your Walls with Letters!

If you ever go to traditional rice wine bars in Korea, you will often notice that the walls are covered with newspapers.  Well, here’s a similar idea for retro-fitting your recreational room (if you have one):

Who knew old letters apart from jogging those memory cells can also be used for home décor? Just check out this wallpaper made entirely from vintage letters! However if your letters are too personal to be displayed on walls then you can also use old n

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Home DIY – How to Make Japanese Lamp from Recycled Materials!

Check out this cool DIY that shows you how to make Asian-style Japanese Lamp from recycled materials.  I can personally say these Asian-style lamps can add some unique look to your home as these lamps have been used over centuries in Asia including China, Japan, and Korea.

A cheap but attractive paper “shoji” style lamp that uses mostly recycled parts and is easy to put together.

via craftzine,

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Food Hack – How to Make Korean Style Soy Sauce!

When I was growing up in Korea, it was pretty common to see people making their own soy sauce including my mom, who used to have 3 barrels of soy sauce that lasted us about 10 years.   I used to wonder why it took so long to make soy sauce but it lasts a lifetime once you make it.

Soy sauce can be created along with fermented soy bean paste, which is another by-product while making soy sauce.

Soy sauce has scientifically been proven to help prevent Cancer and other diseases(One of the Top 10 antioxidants on Eart

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DIY Interactive Toilet by College Students

College students from Korea are working on their senior year project, that’s right, an interactive toilet that will make sounds and display different shapes of pictures on an LCD based on the size and shape of “poop”.

This is very interesting as I’ve always wanted to hear something else than my regular ol’ “poop”.


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Crawling, Begging Japanese Robot!


This actually reminds me of Korea, where sometimes there are “fake” beggars on the street who have no legs but in reality they can jump up and run after people who steal those fake beggars’ money.

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Concept Grill Table for your next House Party!

Although still barely a concept, it might not be too hard to come up with your own BBQ table that embeds the grill as part of the table.  Actually, I’ve seen these concept grill tables in life over in Korea.  All the Korean BBQ restaurants there got these about 20 years ago.  Well, talk about a new concept when it’s been beat to death in another country more than a decade ago.

But yes, it never hurts to make one for us consumers.

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Samsung WiMAX Wave2 Products!

Isn’t it great that Samsung has probably developed over couple hundred WiMAX devices in the last few years while we, in the U.S., don’t even get to see WiMAX yet?

But no worries, as soon as Sprint gets their stuff together, we should be able to take advantage of the numerous different WiMAX devices available already by Samsung.

The good news?

They just rolled out with WiMAX Wave2 products which is even faster than the standard WiMAX.

Whoo Hoo!  Do expect to be watchi

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Zojirushi Rice Cookers are the Best in the World!

When it comes to cooking rice, there’s no substitute for Zojirushi rice cooker from Japan.  Even as a Korean American who has lived in Korea for almost 1/3 of his life, Zorirushi is widely accepted even by Koreans as the best rice cooker.

You see all those “other” American rice cookers and they are all junk.  Now you can say anything about other gadgets but this one, I am right.   (But then again, this

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Philadelphia takes on 3D Road Bumpers!

I remember they had 3D fake bumpers in Korea about 20 years ago when I lived there.  Well, now Philadelphia is trying them but the bumpers look too fake and I don’t think they will work well…

A new program dubbed “Drive CarePhilly” is being rolled out in Philadelphia in an attempt to get drivers to follow speed limits. As part of the program, approximately 100 intersections will be fitted with high tech 3D decals that they believe will fake out drivers into thinking there is something in the intersection.

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