Hello! I'm a newbie to Korean cooking. Actually, I don't know how to cook any Korean dish yet. However, my desire to learn is so great that by this time next year I hope to be able to host my own special Korean dinner parties. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York then moved to Puerto Rico where I had to learn Spanish and the likes. I had always been a diet freak until I had my 1st child. That's when the love for eating took over. I believe eating is not just something to survive. Eating should be passionate. I mean, eating should affect all the senses, what with the colors, forms, different tastes, smells and textures it's not just about survival. I am not an obese person for those who may wonder. I just think cooking is an art. A few months ago I began to view Korean Drama series and was surprised at all the effort put into their dishes. That made me curious to try them. Unlucky so far, I hope this site can teach me how to make the dishes so I can taste them at last. Did anyone start out as a newbie? Does anyone else view cooking as an art? Well, I can take all the help available. Especially, where can I buy the Korean ingredients and have them shipped to me since in P.R. I have not been able to find a store that sells them. Thank you!