Hi everybody my given name is Carolyn, aka Peachez916, I have an appreciation for Korean food and have tried many of the recipes here; Galbi jjim; Uhmook Bikkum; Jeon Bokjuk; Kimchi chigae, Jjajangmyun; Kang namool muchim; naenymyeon; gamjatang; hobajuk and most recent baechu doenjang guk. I've even made Kimchi and Kkatugi. It took me at least 1 whole day, but I did it, and I'm proud of myself to say the least. The videos are great to use as guides; they help a whole lot. I took some to work to share with a few coworkers, everyone seemed to enjoy it. I even had the opportunity to show one of the physicians how to prepare it. Now she's making it at least once a month. As you see I'm from New Orleans, LA. African American & Creole by heredity. I became interested in the Korean culture quite by accident. Simply by watching Korean dramas, which I am definitely addicted to. So much better than the stuff that on the T.V. these days. I have come to appreciate the family values that the Koreans have. Respect and honor still exist among them especially towards the elders of the family. I am learning to speak Korean via the internet (i.e. Koreanclass101.com) as well as learing to read and write in Hangul. I am working very hard this year with a goal in mind to visit Seoul, South Korean by or before the end of the year of 2011. I plan on staying there at least 1 month to soak it all in. Can't wait...but until then I'm still studying and becoming familiar with all aspects of Korean culture and social structure. I am also looking forward to posting and asking questions about some of the recipes.