This past Sunday, I had an awesome afternoon visiting my friends over at Stompy Ruffers. Their product? Fusion patbingsu! Patbingsu (팥빙수) is a popular shaved ice dessert with azuki beans on top. The azuki bean is commonly eaten sweetened. In particular, it is often boiled with sugar, resulting in red bean paste. Stompy Ruffers has some interesting flavors that makes one reminisce of one’s childhood, such as this scrumdiddlyumptious Peanut Butter and Jelly Bingsu:
As many of you recall, I initially had a disappointing first red bean experience in Korea when I first came here. Apparently that and chocolate look very much alike (-_-). Needless to say, I’ve moved past that incident ㅋㅋㅋ. It has only taken 3 years and now I eat it every so often (^_^).
Head on over to Stompy Ruffers, and support a new business venture. The prices are awesome (single portions are 4,000 WON) and they also support KampKorea, a local mentoring program for underprivileged Korean children. For every bingsu or shirt sold, they donate 1,000 WON.
Head to Buy the Book (Above Mr. Pizza on the 4th floor). This is a weekend business so store hours are Friday, 6 to 9/ Saturday 1 to 9/ Sunday 1 to 9.
Here is the promo vid for Stompy Ruffers that I got a chance to be a part of:
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The Daegu Theatre Troupe partnered with the YMCA to bring a fun afternoon of acting and English! Our wonderful middleschoolers performed the story of Hungbu and Nolbum, which you can read here.
I only got to work with them for a day, but it was so cute trying to teach them how to flutter and act like a bird and slither like a snake. I love teaching students through theater. It is hard and challenging but it was what made me the come out of my shell when I was in middle school.
The troupe then performed “The Emperor’s New Clothes”. Check it out down at the bottom! ^_^
Love146 works toward the abolition of child trafficking and exploitation through prevention and aftercare. Love146 trains aftercare workers, multiplies safehomes, aids socioeconomic development programs in high risk communities and provides a voice for these victims of modern-day slavery.
The Dynamic Daegu Task Force is a local group working on behalf of Love146. Each person paid 10,000 won and competed as a team against others to win a variety of prizes generously donated by stores and restaurants in Daegu.
It was loads of fun. It was amazing to see the expat community come together for an awesome cause. Whether it was people who genuinely cared about supporting such a good cause, or those who wanted to just play an awesome game, it was a fun experience. There was so much support from businesses, the prizes were just amazing! Kerry won the main raffle prize – a new bike! Below are the best shots of the day.
And check out my team’s photos!