Archive | January, 2011

(Fanart) K-idol

31 Jan

Source : JYJ musicessay and jihoonfans

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(Learn Korean) Traditional Men’s Clothing

31 Jan



Men’s Clothing

Cheogori and Paji

Men’s cheogori were generally longer than their women’s counterparts, reaching down to the waist or even lower. Like the women’s version, they are tied across the chest in front.

The earliest versions of the paji had narrow legs to facilitate horseback riding and hunting. However, a more agrarian society dictated wider legs to facilitate squatting in the fields. The baggier pants are also more comfortable for sitting on floors than narrower pants.

Dop’o

The dop’o was a scholar’s overcoat used from the middle of the Chosun Dynasty (1392-1910), although commoners could also wear it for family rites or other special occassions. It was worn over other articles of clothing.

Hankch’angui

This style of clothing was worn by scholars during the Koryo (918-1392) and Chosun (1392-1910) periods. Hak means “study” in Korean, and the style symbolizes a sublime, noble mind.

Shimui

These clothes were worn by scholars during their free time. The name came from the feeling that people had when looking at the clothes. “Shim” means to ponder or contemplate. Similar to hakch’angui, shimui represents a more passive state than actively studying.

Teol Magoja

The magoja was originally Manchurian clothing. It became popular in Korea after Deawongun, one of the most famous political figures of the late Chosun dynasty, returned from seclusion in Manchuria wearing the clothing. It was used to keep the body warm and was considered a luxury.

Jignyeongp’o
This robe-like clothing first appeared during the Koryo period (918-1392) and was worn by low-level government officials. From the Chosun Dynasty (1392-1910), the clothes were also worn by commoners.

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(Learn Korean) Traditional Korean Clothing

30 Jan

Traditional Korean Clothing

Traditional Korean clothing has its roots extending back at least as far as the Three Kingdoms Period (57 B.C. – 668 A.D.), as evidenced by wall paintings in tombs dating from this period. The Korean hanbok represents one of the most visable aspects of Korean culture.



The top part called a jeogori is blouse-like with long sleeves with the men’s version being longer, stretching down to the waist. Women wear skirts (chima) while men wear baggy pants (paji). Commoners wore white, except during festivals and special occassions such as weddings. Clothes for the upper classes were made of bright colors and indicated the wearer’s social status. Various accessories such as foot gear, jewelry, and headdresses or hair pins completed the outfit.

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(Pandora’s Lyric) Trans How Can I_TVXQ

30 Jan

How Can I

Words, I shouldn’t have heard
My phone which I should’ve just forgotten to bring.
Words that makes me at a loss for words.
Words, that don’t care about how I feel.

*How can I forget you?
Should I put an effort to try and forget you?
will we ever be able to go back to what we had?
Last words which made us both at a loss for words.

When I would tell you that I loved you
You would stop, and my heart would feel like it was exploding.
I have stopped and.
I’m simply waiting for your next words.

*Repeat
Words that hurts no matter what
Words of Goodbye.

If only time could stop.
If only we could erase.
If only we could go back in time,
To the day when we first met.

*Repeat
My words are frozen, tears keep flowing, words which I don’t want to believe.

*Repeat
Even when I dream, I don’t want to believe those words. Because I love you.

Credit: romanization.wordpress.com + KimKenoa@twitter + Jaejoongie <3@soompi + Daum + lyricsmoon.com

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(Pandora’s Lyric) Trans Holding Back The Tears_TVXQ

30 Jan

Holding Back The Tears

Lyric & Compose : Park Yoochun(Micky)

A picture that gets smeared in white
And my fragrance that seems to have faded away
All get concealed by the glaring cloud

My heart that has no words
Slowly starts to move my feelings
Those times that slipped through
Are in my hands

I’m holding back the tears
I walk trying to lessen the weight of my heart
To a place that is neither close nor far
Where a different me stands
I will not cry

I bring my two hands together again
To a place that will hear it
As I live though these unmemorable times

Though it seems stupid, we’re always together
The pain that I want to let go
Dries the tears that flows through my body

I’m living with my tears
I walk trying to lessen the weight of my heart
To a place that is neither close nor far
Where a different me stands
I will not cry

I’m holding back the tears
I run adding to the weight of my faith
To a place that is neither high nor low
Where a different me stands again
With a small smile I can laugh

[Credits to o2_intake and aheeyah.com]

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(Pandora’s Lyric) How Can I_TVXQ

30 Jan

How Can I
deutji marasseoya hal yaegi
oneul harujjeumeun itgo nawado johasseul jeonhwa
malmuni makhineun yaegi
eochapi nae maeumeun sanggwan eomneun yaegi

*eotteoke neoreul ijeulkka
ijeuryeogo aereul sseobolkka
dasi doragal sun eobseulkka
amu maldo kkeonael suga eobseotdeon
uri majimak yaegi

saranghanda mareul haesseul ttaen
neon meomchwobeoryeotgo nan gaseumeun teojil deut haenneunde
jigeum nan meomchwobeorigo
ne daeum yaegireul gidaril ppunya

*Repeat
eotteokedo apeugiman han yaegi
geumanhajaneun geu yaegi

meomchul suman itdamyeon
jiul suman itdamyeon
dasi doragandamyeon
cheoeum mannan geu nallo

*Repeat
ibeul mageun chaero nunmul heullineun
mitgi sirheun iyagi

*Repeat
yeojeonhi neol saranghagi ttaemune
kkumeseorado mitgi sirheun iyagi

credit: http://romanization.wordpress.com

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(Vacation) Travel : Gyeongbokgung Palace

29 Jan

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Known as the Northern Palace because of its almost northern location, the Gyeongbokgung Palace was built in 1395. As compared to its sister palaces such as the Changdeokgung, Deoksugung, Changgyeonggung, and Gyeonghuigung, it is largely argued that Gyeongbokgung Palace is the grandest and most beautiful of all the 5 palaces.

With Japanese occupation of Korea from 1592 to 1598, the premises of the Gyeongbokgung Palace were largely destroyed by fire. Nevertheless, all of the over seven thousand rooms of the palace were later reconstructed under the mantle of Heungseondaewongun during the reign of King Gojong (from 1852 to 1919) .

Korea’s National Palace Museum is situated on Heungnyemun Gate’s south side, and east of Hyangwonjeong is the National Folk Museum.

The name “Gyeongbokgung” in Korean means the “Palace Greatly Blessed by Heaven.”

The particular site of this palace was declared auspicious because of its location between two

important mountains, with Mount Bugaksan behind it and Mount Namsan in front of it. Gwanghwamun Gate, the palace’s main entrance, has facing it the Street of 6 Ministries or Yukjo-geori (present-day Sejongno), which is the location of major state offices. On the central axis on which Gwang-hwamun

Gate is located was the center of the palace, including the reception hall, throne hall, and the residence of the king.

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(Learn Korean) Makgeoli and Insa-dong Makgeoli Festival

28 Jan

Makgeoli and Insa-dong Makgeoli Festival

The Makgeoli festival is held every year in Insa-dong under the sponsorship of the Seoul Rice Wine Manufacturing Association, a company founded by makgeoli manufacturing companies in Seoul by merging them into one. Makgeoli, meaning roughly filtered wine, is also called takju, meaning cloudy wine, because it is opaque. Makgeoli was once the most popular alcoholic beverage in Korea – it accounted for 70 percent of alcohol consumption in the 1970s. With the urbanization and Westernization, however, its consumption has fallen to 3-4 percent now and beer has taken over its place.

Makgeoli is also referred to as nongju (literally meaning “farm liquor” in Korean) as it is popular with farmers. It usually has an alcohol content of around 6 percent, which means that one bowl is enough to have an effect. Farmers drink makgeoli when they take a break because they say it helps them work without feeling tired. In a big city such as Seoul, makgeoli is no longer consumed for that purpose.

One of the places where makgeoli is sold most in Seoul is the entrance to a mountain trail. Some people climb the mountain with a bottle of makgeoli in their backpacks to drink at the summit, while others enjoy it served with tofu when they climb down. They say there is nothing like makgeoli to satiate hunger and thirst. According to them the best way to appreciate makgeoli is to first climb a mountain.

Source : koreanherald.com

Cr : Heo Shi-Myung

(Fanart) Kpop Idol Anime TVXQ and JYJ

28 Jan

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28 Jan

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