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(Vacation) Jeju Island – Island of the Gods The Romantic and Paradise Island

3 Feb

Jeju Island – Island of the Gods The Romantic and Paradise Island

Jeju Island or Chejudo the largest island in South Korea, is about 130 Km south of Korea Peninsula. Jeju Island a land mass that rose from the seabed about 1~2 million years ago after an undersea volcanic eruption. The whole Jeju Island consists of basalt, dark-brown volcanic rock, lava rock and volcanic soil. ChejudoThe Island of Gods is a living folk village, a paradise island of South Korea, and a popular destination for honeymoon couples and tourists.

Originally Jeju was an independent country called Tamna. In 662AD Jeju became a province of Goryeo which was a part of present day South Korea. In 1121 Tamna was renamed Chejudo or Jeju Island. In 1910 Jeju and Korea were occupied by the Japanese. After the Second World War Jeju became a province of the Republic of Korea.

Jeju Island is culturally distinct from Korea due to its isolation from mainland Korea.Chejudo is never short of local legends; the most famous legend is the Tol Harubang sometimes spelled as Dolharubang. Tol Harubang is often regarded by Jeju folks as the god of protection and fertility, also believed as the guardian deities of Chejudo. Tolharubang is easily seen everywhere in Jeju Island as the statue of an old man sculptured from block of dark lava rock. Dol Harubang together with the Haenyo or Jeju women divers, are Jeju Island’s most unique symbols. Traditionally Jeju women were often the head of the families. In olden days the Haenyo or women divers were usually the main income earners of the families but the Haenyeo is now becoming a dying trade.

Jeju Island’s geographical location with its mild subtropical climate makes it a favourable tourist destination and tourism is Jeju Island’s major contributor to its economy. Jeju Island’s success in tourism owe much to its many magnificent natural wonders and Jeju Island’s pre-historical background and mystical past is another big boost for Chejudo’s tourism industry.

The major tourist attractions in Chejudo are its many sandy beaches, captivating natural sceneries, beautiful waterfalls, lakes, lavacaves and lava rock formations, volcanic rocky land, huge craters, historical places and National Parks, plus living folk villages and folk relics. Jeju Island also has abundance of fresh sea food, local delicacies and exotic food.

Jeju Island being blessed with all these natural wonders, angelic sceneries, local lengends, pre-historic and mystical past have long earned Jeju Island the coveted title “Island of The Gods“.

Source : stsite.com

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(Vacation) Jeju Island – Island of the Gods The Romantic and Paradise Island

3 Feb

Jeju Island – Island of the Gods The Romantic and Paradise Island

Jeju Island or Chejudo the largest island in South Korea, is about 130 Km south of Korea Peninsula. Jeju Island a land mass that rose from the seabed about 1~2 million years ago after an undersea volcanic eruption. The whole Jeju Island consists of basalt, dark-brown volcanic rock, lava rock and volcanic soil. ChejudoThe Island of Gods is a living folk village, a paradise island of South Korea, and a popular destination for honeymoon couples and tourists.

Originally Jeju was an independent country called Tamna. In 662AD Jeju became a province of Goryeo which was a part of present day South Korea. In 1121 Tamna was renamed Chejudo or Jeju Island. In 1910 Jeju and Korea were occupied by the Japanese. After the Second World War Jeju became a province of the Republic of Korea.

Jeju Island is culturally distinct from Korea due to its isolation from mainland Korea. Chejudo is never short of local legends; the most famous legend is the Tol Harubang sometimes spelled as Dolharubang. Tol Harubang is often regarded by Jeju folks as the god of protection and fertility, also believed as the guardian deities of Chejudo. Tolharubang is easily seen everywhere in Jeju Island as the statue of an old man sculptured from block of dark lava rock. Dol Harubang together with the Haenyo or Jeju women divers, are Jeju Island’s most unique symbols. Traditionally Jeju women were often the head of the families. In olden days the Haenyo or women divers were usually the main income earners of the families but the Haenyeo is now becoming a dying trade.

Jeju Island’s geographical location with its mild subtropical climate makes it a favourable tourist destination and tourism is Jeju Island’s major contributor to its economy. Jeju Island’s success in tourism owe much to its many magnificent natural wonders and Jeju Island’s pre-historical background and mystical past is another big boost for Chejudo’s tourism industry.

The major tourist attractions in Chejudo are its many sandy beaches, captivating natural sceneries, beautiful waterfalls, lakes, lava caves and lava rock formations, volcanic rocky land, huge craters, historical places and National Parks, plus living folk villages and folk relics. Jeju Island also has abundance of fresh sea food, local delicacies and exotic food.

Jeju Island being blessed with all these natural wonders, angelic sceneries, local lengends, pre-historic and mystical past have long earned Jeju Island the coveted title “Island of The Gods“.

Source : stsite.com

(Drama) Baker King, Kim Tak Goo @ Bread, Love and Dreams

3 Feb

Baker King, Kim Tak Goo @ Bread, Love and Dreams

Title: 제빵왕 김탁구 / Jeppangwang Kim Tak Goo / Baker King, Kim Tak Goo
Chinese Title : 烘焙王金桌球
Also known as: King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo / Bread, Love and Dreams
Genre: Family, romance
Episodes: 30
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2010-June-09 to 2010-Sep-16
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
Viewership ratings: Peak=50.8%, Avg=38.6% (TNS Media Korea)

Synopsis

Kim Tak Goo is the eldest son of Goo In Jong, the president of Samhwa Enterprise, a legend in the baking industry. Although he is an extremely talented baker and seemed destined to succeed his father as president, Goo In Jong’s family plotted to rob him of his inheritance because he was born to In Jong’s mistress. Tak Goo’s determination to become number one in the baking industry drives him to rebuild his career from scratch despite the many trials he faces.

Cast

Yoon Shi Yoon as Kim Tak Goo
Oh Jae Moo (오재무) as Tak Goo (child)
Eugene as Shin Yoo Kyung
– Jo Jung Eun as Yoo Kyung (child)

Goo family

Jun Kwang Ryul as Goo In Jong
Jun In Hwa as Seo In Sook
Joo Won (주원) as Goo Ma Joon
– Shin Dong Woo as Ma Joon (child)
Choi Ja Hye as Goo Ja Kyung
Ha Seung Ri as Goo Ja Kyung (teen)
Choi Yoon Young as Goo Ja Rim
– Kim So Hyun as Goo Ja Rim (child)

Yang family

Jang Hang Sun as Oh Doo Yong / Master Pal Bong
Park Sang Myun as Yang In Mok
Hwang Mi Sun as Oh Young Ja
Lee Young Ah as Yang Mi Sun

Other people

Jung Sung Mo as Han Seung Jae
Jun Mi Sun as Kim Mi Sun (Tak Goo’s mother)
Lee Han Wie as Heo Gap Soo
Park Sung Woong as Jo Jin Goo
Park Yong Jin (박용진) as Go Jae Bok
Kim Jung Hak as Doctor Yoon
Jun Sung Ae (전성애) as woman from Gongju
Jung Hye Sun as Madam Hong
Choi Il Hwa as Park Choon Bae
Kim Sun Hwa as Tak Goo’s landlady
Kwon Yong Woon as Shin Bae (Yoo Kyung’s father)
Kim Hyun Ah (김현아) as (Yoo Kyung’s mother)
Jun Sung Hwan as fortune teller
Jun Hae Ryong
Byun Shin Ho (변신호)
Choi Eun Suk (최은석)
Jun Hae Ryong
Min Joon Hyun

Production Credits

Director: Lee Jung Sub
Sceenwriter: Kang Eun Kyung

Awards

– 2010 KBS Drama Awards: Top Excellence Award – Actress (Jun In Hwa)
– 2010 KBS Drama Awards: Excellence Award, Mini Series – Actor (Yoon Shi Yoon)
– 2010 KBS Drama Awards: Excellence Award, Mini Series – Actress (Eugene)
– 2010 KBS Drama Awards: Writer Award (Kang Eun Kyung)
– 2010 KBS Drama Awards: Youth Actor Award (Oh Jae Moo)
– 2010 KBS Drama Awards: Best Couple Award (Yoon Shi Yoon and Lee Young Ah)

Source : koreandrama.org