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X5 Magnae Sulhu Creates Twitter

12 Jul

Twitter is really becoming trend for kpop idols right?
Now X-5 maknae started to tweet!

Follow him @SulHu95 his latest updates, photos and tweet^^

Posted by shaynekay@dkpopnews.net

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JYJ’s Junsu, Jaejoong, Park Ji Sung, and Han Hye Jin @ Asian Dream Cup 2011 Pre

14 Jun

Take a look at the video here where JYJ’s Junsu and JaeJoong,Park Ji Sung and Han Hye Jin at the press conference of Asian Dream Cup 2011.

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[Story] Pigling a Korean Cinderella Tale

27 Feb

a Korean cinderella tale ^^

Pear Blossom had been the name of a little Korean maid who was suddenly left motherless. When her father, Kang Wa, who was a magistrate high in office, married again, he took for his wife a proud widow whose daughter, born to Kang Wa, was named Violet. Mother and daughter hated housework and made Pear Blossom clean the rice, cook the food and attend the fire in the kitchen. They were hateful in their treatment of Pear Blossom, and, besides never speaking a kind word, called her Pigling, or Little Pig, which made the girl weep often.

It did no good to complain to her father, for he was always busy. He smoked his yard-long pipe and played checkers hour by hour, apparently caring more about having his great white coat properly starched and lustered than for his daughter to be happy. His linen had to be beaten with a laundry club until it glistened like hoar frost.

Poor Pigling had to perform this task of washing, starching and glossing, in addition to the kitchen work, and the rat-tat-tat of her laundry stick was often heard in the outer room till after midnight, when the heartless mother and daughter had long been asleep.

There was to be a great festival in the city and for many days preparations were made in the house to get the father ready in his best robe and hat, and the women in their finery, to go out and see the king and the royal procession.

Poor Pigling wanted very much to have a look at the pageant but the mother, setting before her a huge straw bag of unhulled rice and a big cracked water jar, told her she must husk all the rice, draw water from the well, and fill the crock to the brim before she dared to go out on the street.

What a task to hull with her fingers three bushels of rice and fill up a leaky vessel! Pigling wept bitterly.

While she was brooding thus and opening the straw bag to begin spreading the rice out on mats, she heard a whir and rush of wings and down came a flock of pigeons. They first lighted on her head and shoulders, and then hopping to the floor began diligently to work with beak and claw, and in a few minutes the rice lay in a heap, clean, white and glistening, while with their pink toes they pulled away the hulls and put these in a separate pile. Then, after a great chattering and cooing, the flock was off and away.

Pigling was so amazed at this wonderful work of the birds that she scarcely knew how to be thankful enough. But, alas, there was still the cracked crock to be filled. Just as she took hold of the bucket to begin, there crawled out of the fire hole a sooty, black imp named Tokgabi.

“Don’t cry,” he squeaked out. “I’ll mend the broken part and fill the big jar for you.” Forthwith, he stopped up the crack with clay, and pouring a dozen buckets of water from the well into the crock, filled it to brimming so the water spilled over on all sides. Then Tokgabi bowed and crawled into the flues again, before the astonished girl could thank her helper.

So Pigling had time to dress in her plain but clean clothes. She went off and saw the royal banners and the king’s grand procession of thousands of loyal men.

The next time, Violet and her mother planned a picnic on the mountain. So the refreshments were prepared and Pigling had to work hard in starching the dresses to be worn—jackets, long skirts, belts, sashes, and what not, until she nearly dropped with fatigue. Yet instead of thanking and cheering her, the heartless woman told Pigling she must not go out until she had hoed all the weeds in the garden and pulled up all the grass between the stones of the walk.

Again the poor girl’s face was wet with tears. She was left at home alone, while the others went off in fine clothes, with plenty to eat and drink, for a day of merrymaking.

While she wept thus, a huge, black cow came along and out of its great, liquid eyes seemed to beam compassion upon the kitchen slave. Then, in ten mouthfuls, the animal ate up the weeds, and, between its hoof and lips, soon made an end of the grass in the stone pathway.

With her tears dried, Pigling followed this wonderful brute out over the meadows into the woods, where she found the most delicious fruit her eyes ever rested upon. She tasted and enjoyed, feasting to the full and then returned home.

When Violet heard of the astonishing doings of the black cow, she determined to enjoy a feast in the forest also. So on the next gala-day she stayed home and let the kitchen drudge go to see the royal parade. Pigling could not understand why she was excused, even for a few hous, from the pots and kettles, but she was still more surprised by the gift from her stepmother of a rope of cash to spend for dainties. Gratefully thanking the woman, she put on her best clothes and was soon on the main street of the city enjoying the gay sights and looking at the happy people. There was tight rope dancing, music with drum and flute by bands of strolling players, tricks by conjurers and mountebanks, with mimicking and castanets, posturing by the singing girls and fun of all sorts. Boys peddling honey candy, barley sugar and sweetmeats were out by the dozen. At the eating-house, Pigling had a good dinner of fried fish, boiled rice with red peppers, turnips, dried persimmons, roasted chestnuts and candied orange, and felt as happy as a queen.

The selfish Violet had stayed home, not to relieve Pigling of work, but to see the wonderful cow. So, when the black animal appeared and found its friend gone, it went off into the forest. Violet at once followed in the tracks of the cow that took it into its head to go very fast, and into unpleasant places. Soon the girl found herself in a swamp, wet, miry and full of brambles. Still hoping for wonderful fruit, she kept on until she was tired out and the cow was no longer to be seen. Then, muddy and bedraggled, she tried to go back, but the thorny bushes tore her clothes, spoiled her hands and so scratched her face that when at last she got home, she was in rags and her beauty gone.

But Pigling, rosy and round, looked so lovely that a young man from the south, who saw her that day, was struck by her beauty. As he wanted a wife, he immediately sought to find out where she lived. Then he secured a go-between who visited both families and made all arrangements for the betrothal and marriage.

Grand was the wedding. The groom, Su-Wen, was dressed in white and black silk robes, with a rich horsehair cap and headdress denoting his rank as a gentleman. Charming, indeed, looked Pear Blossom, in her robe of brocade. Dainty were her red kid shoes curved upward at the toes.

So with her original name now restored, and henceforth called Ewa, or Pear Blossom, the daughter of Kang Wa was to be Mrs. Su-Wen.

Leaving her home in a palanquin borne by four lusty bearers, Pear Blossom went forth to live amid rich rice fields of a southern province. Her home was with a father and mother-in-law, who, having no other children but their one son, became very fond of their new daughter. Summer after summer the pear trees bloomed and Ewa, the Pear Blossom, lived ever happily.

source :

story-lovers.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bicky’s B’day Cards (An Author)…….

25 Feb

All KpopRocks crew who establised kpopislandrocks want to say :

Story :
Lily : Bicky, We love you especially me… hehehehe…. ^^
Rose : What??? We love you too Bicky…… Lily come here… 😦
Raro : Lily, don’t run. Sahome catch her…..
Sahome : Daiiri, help us catch Lily…..
Daiiri : As you wish
Lily : Mom, help me they want to kill me. Suddenly, I stop and said, “Bicky, thanx being born. We love you. Runnnn…….nnnnn…”

Today 18 years ago, you were born. Thanx being born and thanx you came to our life. Although we never meet you before and just knew you in cyworld. We really love you….. Love you Bicky….

Reporters uncover the dark reality behind celebrity auditions

20 Feb


The alarming hidden truth behind celebrity auditions was revealed through the February 18th episode of KBS’s “VJ Special Forces.”

Reporters of the show went under cover in discovering what actually happened behind the scenes inauditions and what trainee hopefuls were forced to endure, especially since many more teens now are choosing celebrity career paths than ever before.

One trainee was found stating, “Even I knew that I wasn’t able to show off my full potential during my condition, but they gave me a positive review. But after I passed the audition, they demanded that I pay $2,700 USD.”

The trainee was also asked to call the director of her agency without alerting him that he was being recorded. When asked about the contract fee she was forced to pay, he replied, “There are no agencies these days that support you financially 100%. Since we do support you 100%, don’t leave us. Even if you say that we forced you to provide sexual favors, you really have nothing to say in the end.”

Upon hearing his shocking statement, reporters visited the agency themselves while hiding their cameras. They found that the agency, on the outside, looked no different from any other agencies, and when asked to name the celebrities they housed, they had no trouble listing the names.

Reporters were able to contract with the agency on the spot, but under the condition of paying $4,000 USD. The contract had a clear clause that prohibited the trainee from making refund requests.

Another trainee hoping to become an actress later gave her own account, revealing, “The agency said they were looking for a small role and wanted to meet me in person. They instead dragged me to their home and force fed me various drinks, claiming that they needed to check my limit. After a while, they taped my mouth shut so that I couldn’t scream, and further claimed that in order to become a celebrity, I needed to have sex with him.”

What was even more shocking for viewers was that this all happened before she entered her third year of junior high school.

Source + Photos: Newsen via Daum, Credit: Allkpop

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Jeongwol Daeboreum

16 Feb

Daeboreum (literally “Great Full Moon”) is a Korean holiday that celebrates the first full moon of the new year of the lunar Korean calendar. This holiday is accompanied by many traditions.

Traditions
One familiar custom is to crack nuts with one’s teeth. It is believed that this practice will help keep one’s teeth healthy for the year.
In the countryside, people climb mountains, braving cold weather, trying to catch the first rise of the moon. It is said that the first person to see the moon rise will have good luck all year or a wish will be granted.
Historically, people played the traditional game named geuybulnori (쥐불놀이) the night before daeboreum. They burned the dry grass on ridges between rice fields while children whirled around cans full of holes, through which charcoal fire blazed. These cans fertilized the fields and got rid of harmful worms that destroyed the new crops.

Food
For breakfast on Daeboreum, Ogokbap (오곡밥 / 五穀밥), a five-“grain” rice consisting of rice, millet, Indian millet, beans, and red beans is served (gok includes grains and beans). This is eaten with various dried herbs. One of the special foods of Daeboreum is Yaksik (약식 / 藥食). This treat is made of glutinous rice, chestnuts, pinenuts, honey, sauce, and sesame oil.
On this day, Koreans traditionally do not give any food to dogs since it is believed that dogs that eat on this day will contract gad flies and become ill during the coming summer.

Ogokbap (오곡밥 / 五穀밥)

The most prominent ingredient in ogok-bap (오곡밥) is chapssal (찹쌀).
Chapssal (찹쌀) is glutinous rice. When glutinous rice is cooked, it becomes sticky. Despite it’s name, glutinous rice does not contain gluten. So for all of you who are on a gluten-free diet, ogok-bap (오곡밥) is perfect for you.
Pat (팥) is a type of red soybean. Red soybeans are often sweetened and consumed as a type of paste in Korean desserts. In ogok-bap (오곡밥) red soybeans are not sweetened and consumed as a bean, not as paste.
There are also black soybeans called komjung kong (검정콩). Komjung kong (검정콩) contains a lot of protein. Komjung kong (검정콩) is the most recognizable ingredient in ogok-bap (오곡밥). They are huge and scattered all throughout the ogok-bap (오곡밥).
Bori (보리), which is barley grain in English, is used to make Korean tea. Bori (보리) is also used in U.S. goods like bread and oatmeal. Bori (보리) is really healthy and known to regulate blood sugar levels.
Lastly, ogok-bap (오곡밥) contains chasusu (차수수). Chasusu (차수수) is sorghum. Sorghum is used in the US as fodder for livestock and sometimes to produce molasses in alcoholic beverages.

So those are all the grains in ogok-bap (오곡밥). As you can see, it’s really healthy. There is some salt in ogok-bap (오 곡밥), but not enough to be bad for your health. Also, ogok-bap (오 곡밥) is consumed with a stew, so it’s not consumed just in and of itself.

Ingredients
– 360 g (2 cups) glutinous rice
– 80 g (½ cups) black bean
– 85 g (½ cups) glutinous African millet
– 85 g (½ cups) glutinous millet
– 83 g (½ cups) sweet red bean
300 g (1½ cups) scalding water
500 g(2½ cups) boiling water
– rice water
100 g (½ cups) sweet red bean boiled water
500 g(2½ cups) water
10.5 g (¾ tbsp) salt
Preparation
1. Wash the glutinous rice, soak in water for 30 min. and drain water on a strainer for 10 min. (440 g).
2. Wash the black bean, soak in water for 3 hours and drain water on a strainer for 10 min. (140 g).
3. Wash the glutinous African millet by rubbing until washing water to be clear, soak in water for 1 hour, and drain water on a strainer for 10 min. (120 g).
4. Wash the sweet red bean and remove foreign elements, drain water on a strainer for 10 min.
5. Wash the glutinous millet and drain water on a strainer for 10 min. (114 g).
Steps :
1. Put sweet red bean and scalding water into the pot, heat it up for 2 min. on high heat. When it boils, discard the scalding water. Add fresh water to the sweet red bean, heat it up for 3 min. on high heat. Lower the heat to medium, boil for 20 min. taking care the bean not to be burst, drain through a strainer (131 g). Prepare rice cooking water with sweet red bean boiled water after adding water and salt.
2. Put the rice, black bean, glutinous African millet, sweat red bean and rice water into the pot.
3. Heat it up for 2 min. on high heat. When it boils, continue to boil for another 3 min. Lower the heat to medium, add glutinous millet and boil it for 10 min. When the rice become sodden, lower the heat to low, steam for 13 min. Turn the heat off, and let it sit there for 10 min. more to be well-done.
4. Mix them with scoop thoroughly and serve in a bowl.

Source :

wikipedia

http://www.transparent.com

http://www.koreataste.org

 

 

 

 

Heart and heart…….

14 Feb

Moroccan dresses for women : “Caftan and Takchita”

12 Feb

I would like to present you the traditional dresses of Morocco for women !! We call them “caftan” or “takchita” !

A beautiful dress for every woman wishing to distinguish, or even a thousand lights sparkle and inflame the desire among others.

However, the caftan was originally a men’s clothing, men were distinguished by increasing it, especially if it was a caftan embroidered in gold or silver thread, then, the habit was the man!

But, little by little, women have captured the caftan, making this habit distinguished emblem of their beauty.

Even if the caftan took his fame in Morocco, history shows that its origins well worldwide. The Ottomans and the Russians wore embroidered caftans, especially on the front and sleeves. Sultan Sulaiman had the magnificent port itself. And although expensive caftans were offered the most significant and important victory of the day.

The art of caftans rises towards the second half of the seventeenth with tissue type Selimiye with wide vertical stripes and sumptuous and detailed embroidery. The fabrics were produced in Turkey, Italy, India and China. These fabrics with names such as bürümcük, aba, Canfer, gatma, Gezi, diba, kutnu, kemha, serasera; indeed, some of these names are still used in Morocco (kemha pronounced kemkha).

It is now in Morocco found that the caftan its charm. Object of different creations day after day, the caftan is the soul of authenticity. Indeed, the whole world began to recognize its beauty, all with events like Caftan Maroc sees the competition between charming Moroccan and foreign designers to offer the best of their innovative talent, which is also the best top clothe models in the world, delighted, this beautiful gift of history.

HowL Korean Pop Singer

10 Feb

HowL’s real name is Kim Dong Wook. Korean pop singer. It was from a novel by Japanese writer Murakami Ryu.
When “Goong” (Princes Hours and Prince Hours) used 2 of his songs (“Parrot” and “Perhaps Love” – a duet with J, which was released in “Goong” OST), his became very popular as both songs topped the chart at the same time. He has 2 other songs which was used in OSTs – track #5 “Deo eesang” which was used in “A Love To Kill” drama (starring Bi and Shim Min Ah) and track #4 “Eel nyeon jjae” / “For A Year” which was used in the Korean anime version of “I’m Sorry, I Love You”. Most of the songs are mellow, some a bit sad and of course, all of them are ballads.

HowL is a rookie in the local pop music scene whose debut finally has been realized after a year and half of preparation.
HowL has a great voice and the songs on his album are great and very nice to listen..His Hobbies is Playing the guitar, keyboards, golf and exercising.
HowL’s debut album “Infinitely Clear Blue” has an overall atmosphere of J-Pop music that very accessible to any listener.
The debut album by HowL was produced by Ahn Jeong-hoon, former member of the band “Position.” Song writers who participated in the album are Hwang Se-joon, who wrote Tei’s “Love in One” and Fly to the Sky’s “Although a Long Time has Passed,” Jeon Hae-sung who wrote Yoon Do-hyun’s “It Might Have Been Love” and Hwang Chan-hee, the writer of “One Man” by Kim Jong-kuk.

 

Discography :

Album Title: Transparent Blue
Released: 15 November 2005
Label: Sponge Entertainment
Genre: Ballad

Track List:
01 Monologue / Intro

02 Go Jeeb

03 Aeng Moo Sae / Parrot

04 Eel nyeon jjae / For a Year

05 Deo eesang

06 Keu raett ji, Keu raett eott ji

07 Keu rae yo

08 Jan so ree

09 Hon Jat Mal

10 Kyeo ool sarang

11 Amooree

12 Een Yeon

Music Video from this album:
01 Aeng Moo Sae
02 Eel nyeon jjae – “I’m Sorry I love You” Korean Anime

Album Title : Howl (Vol.2) – 바람의 노래를 들어라 (Param e noraereul deureora)
Release Date :May 15, 2008

01. 바람의 노래를 들어라 (Intro) (Param e noraereul deureora) – Listen to the wind’s song
02. Les Amante
03. Good-bye day (Feat. J) (외로움은 안녕!) (Weroumeun annyeong)
04. 소년, 소녀를 만나다 (feat. J) (Sonyeo, sonyeoreul mannada)
05. Ciao! Let’s Go!!
06. 사랑아 추억아 (Album version) (Saranga chueoga)
07. 우리가 사랑했다면 (Uriga saranghaetdamyeon)
08. 사랑이야기 (Duet. 소닌 Sonin) (Sarangiyagi)
09. Good-bye day (Feat. J) (외로움은 안녕!) (Instrumental)
10. 우리가 사랑했다면 (Instrumental)

OSTs
Princess Hours OST.

Prince Hours OST.

Boys Before Flowers OST.

A Love to Kill OST.

 

Source :

lautanindonesia.com

kpopwiki.com

asianfanatics.net

Valentine’s Day in South Korea

10 Feb

Annyonghaseyo ^^

Have you prepared Valentine’s gift to your love one ? ^^ Have a Nice Valentine’s Day ^^

Saint Valentine’s Day, commonly shortened to Valentine’s Day, is an annual commemoration held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentine and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 500 AD. It was deleted from the Roman calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI, but its religious observance is still permitted. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”). The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.
Modern Valentine’s Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.

In South Korea, similar to Japan, women give chocolate to men on February 14, and men give non-chocolate candy to women on March 14 (White Day). On April 14 (Black Day), those who did not receive anything on the 14th of Feb or March go to a Chinese restaurant to eat black noodles (자장면 jajangmyeon) and “mourn” their single life. Koreans also celebrate Pepero Day on November 11, when young couples give each other Pepero cookies. The date ’11/11′ is intended to resemble the long shape of the cookie. The 14th of every month marks a love-related day in Korea, although most of them are obscure. From January to December: Candle Day, Valentine’s Day, White Day, Black Day, Rose Day, Kiss Day, Silver Day, Green Day, Music Day, Wine Day, Movie Day, and Hug Day.

Source : en.wikipedia.org