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( Info ) the korean flag

15 Feb

The flag of South Korea, or Taegeukgi (also spelled Taegukgi in convention) is derived from the taijitu symbol and has three parts: a white background; a red and blue taegeuk in the centre; and four black trigrams, one in each corner of the flag.

The general design of the flag also derives from traditional use of the tricolour symbol (red, blue and yellow) by Koreans starting from the early era of Korean history. The white background symbolises “cleanliness of the people.” The Taegeuk represents the origin of all things in the universe; holding the two principles of yin and yang; the former being the negative aspect rendered in blue, and the latter as the positive aspect rendered in red, in perfect balance. Together, they represent a continuous movement within infinity, the two merging as one.

History

The earliest surviving depiction of the flag was printed in a U.S. Navy book Flags of Maritime Nations in July 1882.
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The flag was designed by Young-Hyo Park and first adopted as a symbol by the Kingdom of Korea in 1882. During the Japanese rule of Korea (1910–1945), the flag was banned. The Taegeukgi was used as a symbol of resistance and independence during the Japanese occupation and ownership of it was punishable by execution. After independence, both North and South Korea initially adopted versions of the Taegeukgi, but North Korea later changed its national flag to a more Soviet-inspired design after three years (see article Flag of North Korea). The Constituent Assembly of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) has officially adopted the Taegeukgi as the national flag since July 12, 1948. After the establishment of the government of the Republic of Korea, “The Rules for the flag of the Republic of Korea” was first enacted.

Colours

The official colours of Taegukgi are specified on the “Ordinance Act of the Law concerning the National Flag of the Republic of Korea There was no specification for shade of colours until 1997, when South Korean government decided to provide standard specification for the flag. On October, 1997, Presidential ordinance on the standard specification of the flag of the Republic of Korea was promulgated, and that specification was acceded by the National Flag Law in 2007.

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Flag construction sheet

 

( Drama ) cutie pie

15 Feb

Cutie Pie korean drama

Title: Cuter by the Day / Bolsurok Aegyomanjeom / Cutie Pie
Genre: Sitcom, family, comedy
Episodes: 100+
Director: Sa Hwa Kyung , Im Jung Ah , Kang Young Sun
Screenwriter: Choi Jin Won , Yang Hee Seung , Kim Yoon Hee
Broadcast network: MBC , Monday to Friday 19:45
Broadcast period: 2010-Mar-22
Synopsis

There’s a flying woman above a running man!
There is a fervent mother who raised her three daughters on her own after her husband left her.
One day, the divorced man who moved in at the top floor of her building with his son decides to marry her eldest daughter. This is when her family’s peace was shattered, but on top of all this, her husband who had walked out on her suddenly returns!

Cast Character

cutie-pie-cast-1Song Ok-suk (55)
Her husband walked out on his family when his business went bankrupt. After he left, she spent 15 years running a hair salon and raising her three daughters alone. Ji-won, her eldest daughter, lived up to Ok-suk’s expectations and became a doctor. Ok-suk thinks the world of her. But Ji-won becomes a widow not long after getting married and Ok-suk is worried sick about this. She has had no one to look after her while raising her daughters and has developed a quick and fast temper. She often cuts people off while talking and can even eat her meals standing up. Her best friend these days is her granddaughter. They get a kick out of badmouthing their neighbors.

cutie-pie-cast-2Im Ha-ryong (60)
After an unexpected bankruptcy, he leaves his wife Ok-suk and his three daughters for 15 years. He has the nerve to suddenly decide to come back, saying that he missed them.
He is immature and irresponsible, and is full of talk. He likes to bluff and when it seems that people aren’t buying it, slyly changes his story.
He likes to cover himself with, “I didn’t mean it that way?” and tries to take advantage of any situation.
He is the type who wriggles out of hard work, but still gets what he wants.

cutie-pie-cast-3Im Ji-won (34 / actress Ye Ji-won)
She is a doctor in charge of the obesity clinic below her house. Her husband died not long after her first marriage. She has a young daughter who is in elementary school. She is a good student, logical, and meticulous, but she lacks people skills and is a mama’s girl. Ji-won does a 180 and breaks out of her shell after meeting Seong-soo, who is fun-loving and masculine. Until now, she has only gone to the academy her mother picked out, associated with friends that her mother liked, went to the college her mother preferred, and even married the man her mother selected. She goes against her mother’s will for the first time after falling in love with Seong-soo, a stuntman. “Mom, I am going to marry this man!”

cutie-pie-cast-4Im Yeo-jin (26 / actress Choi Yeo-jin)
Ok-suk gave birth to Yeo-jin after drinking herbal tonics that were supposed to help her have a baby boy. This may explain why she is such a tomboy. She had a tough childhood, growing up between an older sister who was a stellar student, and a younger sister who was sly.
But she is pretty laid-back and has no hard feelings despite her mother’s differential treatment. She was a professional tennis player for a while but had to quit after an injury.
Afterwards, she gave up going to college and is working as a nurse’s aide at her sister’s hospital. She has a crush on Yeong-gwang, her younger sister’s friend but would rather die than to tell him about her feelings. She acts even more wildly in front of him.
She already has a tough life, but she meets a man of her past that she had never wanted to see again at the hospital. Life just got more complicated.

cutie-pie-cast-5Im Ba-ni (22)
A typical 20-something girl who is self-centered and likes money.
She studies photography.
She has to have everything go her way and treats her best friend Yeong-gwang like a slave.
She isn’t good at anything but hates to lose anyway.

cutie-pie-cast-6Han Yu-na (11 / actress Lee Yeong-yoo)
Ji-won’s daughter.
She refuses to wear thermals when she goes outside because they’re not fashionable and loves to dress up like a princess.
But she dresses like a lazy bum at home.

cutie-pie-cast-7Kim Seong-soo (36)
A single father who lives at a studio room at the top of a building with his young son. He used to be a famous stuntman, with his rugged good looks and fast reflexes.
But he starts to lose his status as he ages and becomes weaker. He knows the younger stuntmen are better than him. Nevertheless, he always keeps his chin up!
He never worries about anything. He has swept Ji-won off her feet with his well-built body and simpleminded spirit, and the two are secretly seeing each other.
They try to keep it a secret until they can get Ok-suk to like Seong-soo, but they get caught by a stupid mistake. Ok-suk is dead against their relationship! Seong-soo is willing to do anything to change her mind! Who will be the last person standing?

cutie-pie-cast-8Kim Jun (11)
Seong-soo’s son.
He is only 11 years old but he takes after his father’s rugged good looks, is a good student, and is a born leader.
He is very popular amongst the girls in his class.

cutie-pie-cast-9Lee Gyu-han (30)
Ba-ni’s advisor and a well renowned photographer. He is well-known in the U.S. as Gary Lee. He doesn’t care if you are older or younger than him ? he will speak his mind. His students call him Satan and Ba-ni calls him Mr. Trash. He is obsessive compulsive and mysophobic and cannot stand messy environments. He always carries around his own spoon and chopsticks, and will not touch someone else’s food. He is scared to drive after a serious accident and has Ba-ni drive him around. He uses Ba-ni as his graduate assistant but is constantly unhappy with the work she does. But Ba-ni is not the type to let people walk over her and the two of them fight every single day. One day, he suddenly can’t get her out of his mind? Then he finds out that his brother, Yeong-gwang, has feelings for Ba-ni…

cutie-pie-cast-10Lee Yeong-gwang (22 / actor Kim Yeong-gwang)
Ba-ni’s best friend and Gyu-han’s younger brother.
He is a college student, majoring in computer science. He cares excessively about his body and his possessions. He is an early-adapter and loves buying new electronic products and is also quite fashionable. Thanks to his sense of fashion, girls flock around him.
One might say that he just has a lot of pass around, or that he is a player. He is not on good terms with his irritable older brother, Gyu-han, who studied in the U.S.
But Gyu-han suddenly announces that he wants to move in after coming back to Korea. So Yeong-gwang begins to live with his mysophobic brother as his roommate. Talk about hell on earth! He has been best friends with Ba-ni ever since they were little. But one day, he realizes that his brother may have feelings for her. How dare he ‘ she’s mine!

cutie-pie-cast-11Lee Seon-ho (30)
He is a doctor working at Ji-won’s obesity clinic. He is from a well-to-do family, is good-looking, tall, gentle, and honest. He is popular amongst women and the elderly alike.
But he suffers from a “good boy” complex.
He cares a great deal about what other people think about him. He always wants to be the good guy.
He pushes himself to the extreme to maintain his perfect façade. At the hospital, he meets Yeo-jin who gave him a hard time when he used to be fat and begins to plan revenge.

cutie-pie-cast-12Ha Yoon (27)
A nurse at Tantan Clinic.
Unlike her demure looking appearance, she is slow to understand situations.
She always says, “No problem” but always does too little or too much than is needed.
She’s from a poor family and has very strong survival instincts.
She has a great body and a pretty face, but guys just aren’t attracted to her for some reason.
Credit : MBC

Main Cast
Ye Ji Won
Choi Yeo Jin
Vani
Kim Sung Soo
Lee Sun Ho
Lee Kyu Han
Jung Joo Ri
Song Ok Sook
Im Ha Ryong
Kim Young Kwang
Lee Young Yoo
Chae Sang Woo
Jin Seo Yeon

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(Info) Artist’s Twitter Account

15 Feb

Follow them on twitter :

@B2stGK = Lee Gi Kwang B2ST
@BeeeestDJ = Yoon Du Jun B2ST
@Joker891219 = Yong Jun Hyung B2ST
@beastdw = Dong Woon B2ST
@helloimys = Yo Seob B2ST


@JungMin0403 = Park Jung Min SS501
@mystyle1103 = Heo Young Saeng SS501
@2kjdream = Kim Kyu Jong SS501
@HyungJun87 = Kim Hyung Jun SS501


@mjeje = kim jaejoong
@0101xiahtic = xiah junsu
@6002theMicky = park yoochun


@special1004 = Lee Teuk SUJU
@GameGyu = Cho Kyuhyun SUJU
@siwon407 = Choi Siwon SUJU
@shfly3424 = Yesung SUJU
@Heedictator = Heechul SUJU
@henrylau89 = Henry Lau SUJU M
@donghae861015 = Donghae SUJU
@AllRiseSilver = Eun Hyuk SUJU
@ryeong9 = Ryewook SUJU


@Jun2daKAY = Kim Junsu 2pm
@Khunnie0624 = Nichkhun 2pm
@dlwnsghek = Lee Junho 2pm
@taeccool = Ok Taec Yeon 2pm
@2PMagreement211 = Hwan Chansung 2pm
@NBA0430= Jang Wooyoung 2pm
@JAYBUMAOM = park jaybum


@Kevinwoo91 = kevin u-kiss
@KISSeop91 = kisseop u-kiss
@90KKB = Kim Ki Bum u-kiss
@u_kisseli = Elison u-kiss
@DongHo94 = Dongho u-kiss
@ukissSH = Soohyun u-kiss
@alexander_0729 = alexander u-kiss

Hope, It’s not wrong thanx for my friends in some fandoms (TripelS, KissMe, Jwalkerz,Hottest, Cassiopeia, Beauty)

(Vacation) Myeongdong

15 Feb


Myeongdong can be your alternative vacation when you grew weary and nice place to spend your time all day long for shopping. Myeongdong is Korea’s trendiest shopping area, with over 300,000 square meters of shops.
Located in the heart of Seoul, Myeongdong is a representative shopping district in Korea. It also houses the headquarters of banks and securities brokers, and many Western and traditional restaurants. Compared to Namdaemun and Dongdaemun Market which sell products at low prices, most shops in Myeongdong deal with mid-priced items. The main street in Myeongdong is lined with quality brand name shops, while mid-class brand name shops and no-name brand shops are located in the side alleys. Moreover, large shopping malls like Avatar or Migliore and department stores are present as well. All kinds of shops and restaurants are densely located on the main street with lanes which resemble the shape of a chess board, so it’s advisable to divide Myeongdong into a few sections in your mind and explore each section separately.

Myeongdong Street (A)
Migliore, U-too Zone (Shopping Malls)/ Brand Name Shops (Levi’s, Bean Pole, Geumgang Shoes Store, Elkanto Shoe Store, Esquire Shoe Store, etc.)
Side Alley (B)
mid-priced brand name shops (Ssamzie, Club Monaco, Guess) / No-Name Brand Stores/ Trend 20, Myeongdong Uiryu (Shopping Malls)
Side Alley (C)
No-Name Brand Shops/Brand Name Shops (Giordano, Jangbangee)/Restaurants/Coffee Houses
Central Street (D)
National Souvenir Center / Avatar (Shopping Mall)/banks/fast food restaurants
Chinese street (E)
Chinese Embassy/Chinese restaurants/stores for Chinese medicine, books, etc.

Maybe you ever seen Myeongdong before, Goong took one scene here, You’re beautiful and some dramas ever used Myeongdong as shooting location too.

Source : visitkorea.or.kr

(Drama) Three Brothers

15 Feb

Title: 수상한 삼형제 / Susanghan Samhyungje / Three Brothers
Chinese Title : 可疑的三兄弟
Also known as: Suspicious Three Brothers
Genre: Romance, drama
Episodes: 50+
Broadcast Network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2009-Oct-17 to 2010
Air time: Saturdays & Sundays 19:55
Cast
Kim family
Park In Hwan as Kim Soon Kyung
Lee Hyo Choon as Jun Kwa Ja
Ahn Nae Sang as Kim Gun Kang
Do Ji Won as Eom Chung Nan
Oh Dae Gyu as Kim Hyun Chal
Kim Hee Jung as Do Woo Mi
Lee Joon Hyuk as Kim Yi Sang
Oh Ji Eun as Joo Eo Young
Joo family
No Joo Hyun as Joo Beom In
Lee Bo Hee as Kye Sol Yi
Jang Da Yoon (장다윤) as Joo Bo Young
Go Se Won (고세원) as Jae Soo
Production Credits
Director: Jin Hyung Wook
Screenwriter: Moon Young Nam

Synopsis
Kim Sun Kyung is a retired police officer and father of three sons, Gun Kang, Hyun Chal and Yi Sang.

His eldest son Gun Kang made many wrong decisions in life, ending up being divorced and going bankrupt. Gun Kang gets remarried to Chung Nan. His second son Hyun Chal is the envy of the town and pride of his father. He runs a number of businesses which are quite successful. His wife Woo Mi often sacrificed her happiness for the benefit of the Kim family. As for the last son Yi Sang, he follows in his father’s footsteps by becoming a police officer. Oftentimes the father and the son clash each other. As Yi Sang married Eo Young, the daughter of his father’s deadly foe, an ex-convict Sun Kyung traced and eventually arrested a long time ago.

“Three brothers” revolves around their relations full of conflicts and love

Source : hancinema.net
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