Originally published at thefshow.com on December 3, 2014 by Lolita Taub.
Unlike Japan, there were neither heated toilet seats nor electric (heated) rugs. There was no other choice than for The FSHOW crew to bundle up in South Korea.
Neither the heated floors in our AirBnB apartment nor the heater were working. The temperature outside was below freezing and it was windy! Like troopers, The FSHOW host, Lolita, and The FSHOW videographer, Josh, put on as many layers of clothing as they could and braved the cold, (ate lots of great food), conducted 4 interviews and 1 F&F Brunch (with the help of the worldly O Joo)!
South Korea — Seoul to be exact — has yummy hygienic food, Psy (remember Gangnam Style?), and amazing public transportation. The cherry on top is the creative coffee shops you find in town — like the cat cafes (where you drink coffee or tea in a room full of cats) or the sheep cafes (where you drink coffee or tea next to sheep in the city).
In Seoul, The FSHOW interviewed TEDx speaker and education entrepreneur Gahmya and founder of Koreamya; Argentinian-Korean stylist and make up artist entrepreneur Carolina and founder of MAP; Mexican-Korean social retail entrepreneur Gaby and founder of Yolo Bag; and Mexican-Puerto Rican fashion entrepreneur Yvette and founder ofDistrict Gal. Needless to say, Lolita, The FSHOW host felt a bit nostalgic of her mother’s Mexican food.
Lolita and Josh, The FSHOW videographer/photographer/husband, addressed the Latin food cravings by eating lots of delicious Korean delights. These included but where not limited to: Korean BBQ, tons of kimchi, Bibimbap, boba drinks, much mystery street food (that tasted so yummy and that’s all that matters), etc. There was one visit to the sheep cafe (it was odd and fun!) and one attempt-visit to a tarot reader; it failed. The psychic needed a question and Lolita had none.
The F&F Brunch in Korea was epic. There were introductions and then a deep dive into intellectually stimulating topics such as: metaphysical female-moon connections, the monthly she-wolf cycle, mental limitations, strong Type A women along side Type B men, Josh’s perspective on self-empowered women, and dancing that heals the soul. It got even better when the food arrived at our table (YUM)!
A special thanks goes to Catarina for sharing one evening with The FSHOW crew, driving us around town, visiting the tallest building in Seoul with us, eating amazing Korean food, and Korean seaweed with us, on and on and on; Mammad for hosting a Korean BBQ meal (where Josh ate raw meat accidentally), for coming along to the sheep cafe, and for taking us to the best honey comb ice cream dessert place ever to exist; Gabby for a wonderful bag gift; and Gahmya for extending her assistance on getting The FSHOW on TEDx; and O Joo for coordinating a magical F&F Brunch!
Thank you South Korea (the country, in general) for having such great hospitable residents and for creating heating pads for the hands (I don’t know what they’re called but they keep your hands warm and that’s all that matters).
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