Month: August 2016

Top 5 Foreign Songs to Listen To

As amazing are the songs that we hear through the radio, sometimes hearing something new for a change is never a bad idea. Sure, Imagine Dragons with their song “I’m So Sorry” is extremely catchy with its rock n’ roll fervor and the latest pop song to hit the billboards gets us all on our feet, but with a world so big there are plenty of songs that are worth listening to, even if you don’t understand the lyrics. As Lao Tzu quoted, once you have “music in the soul, it can be heard in the universe”. Without further ado, here are the top five non-English songs to start listening to today: 1. Jarabe de Palo: “Bonito” Originated from Spain, this rock group started out in 1996 and are notoriously known to constantly repeat a word or phrase throughout the song. “Bonito” is not only catchy, but the lead singer (who strongly resembles Seth MacFarlane) emphasizes his admiration for finding everything beautiful which ultimately puts a smile on your face. 2. Stromae: “Tous les Memes” …

Learning Swedish the Easy Way

With plenty of learning language apps out on the market, deciding which language to speak can be quite daunting. Some only give you the general basics and others make you pay even more money for learning a few more lessons. And when it comes to the learning process some are vague, skip a few fundamentals, and start you off thinking that you already know the basics. But after searching in the haystack you finally find the needle, and Say It In Swedish is that very needle. Sweden holds roughly 9 million speakers and is home to one of the worlds oldest monarchy, a low crime rate, high life expectancy rate, health care levied by taxes, and has much more to offer than just IKEA and ABBA. Traveling to Sweden should be on everyones travel list, and although English is spoken by many Swedes, learning the language is never a bad idea. Starting from lesson one, you begin to learn the simple basics to get you on track to learning Swedish. With an audio guide hosted …

Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong

If you are not familiar with Korean television personalities, hearing the name Kang Ho Dong will probably spring a question mark in your head. As a pro-wrestler turned comedian and television host, his tumultuous laugh not only caught the attention of Korean viewers, but also the attention of many Americans. But it is not through his comical whips and laughter that caught the attention of Americans, but through food. Kang Ho Dong is not only a television personality, but also is a restaurateur. With several restaurants in South Korea, the opening of yet another restaurant, but this time in California, only seemed plausible. Located in the heart of Koreatown, Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong is not only the place to get the best Korean food in town, but it also the toughest place to get into. From the moment it opens at 11:30am for lunch, there is already a line of people waiting to get a table. But once inside, it is like entering a restaurant in Seoul. With stainless steal chopsticks and a generous amount …

Top 10 Road Trip Playlist

It is officially August and the end of the summer season is coming to an end. But before we begin to sulk, there is still plenty of enough time to end this summer vacation with a bang. With a only a few weeks left, this gives the perfect opportunity for a mini road trip. And what is a road trip without music? Here is the top ten ultimate road trip playlist that will help make your vacation a little more memorable. 1. Born to be Wild – Steppenwolf As a forever classic for any road trip adventure, this song is a definite must to listen to. 2. Here I Go Again – Whitesnake There is something great about singing at the top of your lungs the lyrics, “Here I go again on my own!”, at the beginning of any crazy adventure. 3. I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) – The Proclaimers Whether walking or driving 500 miles, this song is a definite must to sing along to. 4. Life is a Highway – Rascal Flats Thanks …

Find Your Zen In Little Tokyo

When it comes to exploring the city of Los Angeles, nothing is better than taking a stroll through the streets of Little Tokyo. As one of the best destinations, finding your inner zen in this small village will no doubt leave you filled with memories and a full stomach. Just as it is in Japan, the mix between old and new is clearly seen in Little Tokyo. With many of the original buildings standing next to the new modern ones, this allows visitors to see just how much the village has changed over the years. But even with change, somethings still remain the same. Whether you are into Japanese culture or not, binging on sushi, udon, ramen, and dessert is always worth visiting Little Tokyo for. With plenty of small grocery stores and restaurants, getting your fill of Japanese food is never enough. From authentic snacks such as shrimp flavored chips, the best tempura available, refreshing Ramune soda to quench your thirst, and above all there is enough mouth watering sushi to feed a small country. …