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How To Learn A New Language At Home
I've been trying to improve my French recently, and came across these awesome YouTubers called DamonandJo. They have self-taught themselves nearly 6 languages! I believe they speak French, Spanish, Portugese, Italian, German, and of course English! You can either watch the video above (which I suggest cause they have the BEST sense of humor) or check out their tips below: 1. Follow Famous YouTubers in the language you want to learn! There are tons of youtubers in other languages, and often if they are famous enough, there will be english subtitles. Listen to them to hear real people speaking the language rather than a text book! They're usually super entertaining too so it helps :) 2. Follow those YouTubers or famous people on twitter so you see that language each day! The easiest way to get used to a foreign language is to see it all the time and this really helps! 3. Change your phone/facebook/etc language to your desired language! Since you probably already know where everything is in your phone or facebook, you wont be confused and you'll learn a ton of new vocab! 4. Listen to audio books in the language you want!!! Audible has a ton of foreign language books. Try starting with a book you already know well (like Harry Potter for me - I'm trying to read that in Korean right now...) and listen throughout your day! 5. Sign up for foreign magazines or newsletters! Or even better download their app in another language! For example, my boyfriend gets push notification from Le Monde which is a french newspaper :) Even if you only read the headline, its practice. 6. Try cooking a meal using a recipe in a different language! You start to learn that a lot of words you actually already know (for example, sautรฉ means the same thing in french and in korean bokkeum (like bokkeumbap) means fried! so literally "fried rice!" 7. Watch TV shows in the language Duh!!!! 8. Talk to yourself and dont be afraid! Practice speaking whenever you can, even to people who are strangers! be brave! What languages are you trying to learn?!
6 Korean Olympians To Watch!
You know I can't WAIT for the Olympics so let's look at a few awesome Olympians representing South Korea :D PS: ์˜ฌ๋ฆผํ”ฝ - oh-lim-pik! Ki Bo Bae - Archery A South Korean archer who was ranked the worldโ€™s number one archer in August 2015. She is the current World Championship and the defending Olympic champion in archery. An Chang Rim - Judo South Koreaโ€™s premier lightweight Judo champion and the nationโ€™s representative in the 2016 summer olympics. He is currently ranked first in the world and seeded first in the Olympics. Kim Ji Yeon - Fencing A South Korean sabre fencer and the 2012 Olympic champion. Having started foil fencing at the age of 13, she is the first South Korean woman to win a gold medal in fencing in the Olympic games. Shin A Lam - Fencing A fencer whose 2012 duel sparked a huge controversy in the Olympic games after a timekeeping error gave her opponent a timing advantage. When South Korea immediately appealed the decision, Shin waited for over an hour on the duelling ground, in accordance to the fencing bylaws, while judges deliberated and eventually gave the win to Shinโ€™s opponent. Son Yeon Jae - Rhythmic Gymnastics An individual rhythmic gymnast, dubbed the โ€œNational Fairyโ€ of South Korea. She has won titles in the 2014 Asian Games, 2010 Asian Games, and 2014 World Championships. Calling it now: she's going to be the next Kim Yuna and have her face on EVERY advertisement lol! Park Tae Hwan - Swimming An Olympic swimmer who is the first South Korean to win an Olympic medal in swimming. He has competed and won medals in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, and is to compete once more in the upcoming 2016 games. Who else is PUUUUUMPED for the Olympics?!
After School is One of The Hardest Working Groups Out There
I was revisiting some older Kpop tracks and came across the magic that is After School. And it struck me just how hard these girls work for each comeback. Check it out below! Their first three songs were instant hits and blasted them to stardom. 1. Ah! 2. Diva 3. Because of You** ** You hear remixes and covers of this song on Korean TV all the time. Before their debut, Pledis said that their concepts would be heavily influenced by the Pussycat Dolls. The Pussycat Dolls must have loved their style because when they had their Asian leg of their world tour, they had After School open for them! They were already known for their amazing performance skills (((did you see the choreography in the When I Grow Up performance?!?!?!??))) They then began to commit heavily to concepts, starting with BANG. The girls learned how to play the drums to fit into the marching band concept of Bang! And they basically killed it. The next few years were spent making Orange Caramel a HUGE success and becoming mega-famous in Japan. Then they came back with Flashback which is still such an iconic Kpop song today. Every Korean probably could sing this chorus :) Like with Bang! the girls decided to commit to an entirely new concept: They all learned how to pole dance. Nana even showed off the ridiculous bruises she got from training for 6 months. Various members have "graduated" or been added, including Kahi who went solo after her long stint with After School. (She actually founded the group^^) I hope that these girls get the attention they deserve! I love how much they put into their work :)
Female Idols in School Uniforms Before & After Debut
Ello mates! School uniforms in Korea is very popular and pretty! We probably always wanted to wear them right? We see our favorite idols wearing them either for a drama or a CF. Here are some female Idols before and after debut pictures with school uniforms! AOA - ChoA โ™ก APink - Eunji โ™ก KARA - Hara Girl's Day - Hyeri โ™ก Sistar - Hyorin โ™ก IU โ™ก Rainbow - Jaekyung โ™ก Lee Hyori โ™ก After School - Nana โ™ก Girl's Generation - Seohyunโ™ก AOA - Seolhyun โ™ก MissA - Suzy โ™ก GFriend - Yerinโ™ก Girl's Generation - YoonA โ™ก 4minute - HyunA โ™ก Before and after they all look pretty :) Linku: (Credit to Allkpop) http://www.allkpop.com/article/2016/04/then-and-now-female-idols-in-school-uniforms-before-and-after-debut *Kpopint does not own any of these photos. Reporter @parktaemi KPopINT Chairs: @bbyitskatie @MichelleIbarra @Sailynn KpopINT Fam: @amobigbang @daniimals @elaynethtrumpet @Gaarita100 @JohnEvans @Insfired @KpopBeat @krystalrikpop @LenaBlackRose @LexiMintkgtopty @ParkHwaYoung @reyestiny93 @Stefany17 @tayunnie Tagging more of my fam @mercii @kpopandkimchi @ercurrent @PrincessUnicorn @roxy1903 @yongsongmi @sarangseoltang @nnatalieg @allobaber @creetheotaku @poojas @lextay327 @veronicaartino @deniecesuit @beckah1327 @mellyortiz @nicolejolly @drummergirl691 @crystalguerra @carleB @eliseB @raquelarredondo @erinee @sarahdarwish @xxygxx @jennyyang143 @geetanjalirao @toppdogg @donnalykaroxas @aegyoxprincess @ninjamidori @hayleyyates @ayannawelch @yaya12 @ladeda7 @maddie27 @danamichelle @brisalopez @aliciazitting88 @sashalove @shadowcyrmbbcl @neoisrealo @taisa @sabrinasakura @kpossible4250 @topstarlight @jjrockstar @marisamusic @izzy987 @shinoyuki @starbell808 @maricelvaromero @sugamint @thetrillestkid @stephaniepoore @nicolejolly @polarstarr @pamelapenaloza @lexxcisco @rebeccalondon @vickyle @JiyongLeoย  @JinsPrincess @KaeliShearer @JadeOwens @BBxGD KpopINT tag list: @krystalrikpop @DamarisCisneros @KDSnKJH @ortizwendy17 @MelissaGarza @FannyWard @StefaniTre @Kieuseru @GDsGF @Sammie99522 @izabelpillado @drummergirl691 @P1B2Bear @LizaNightshade @ScarletMermaid @AnaP @ArhenBurris @CallMeMsDragon @AyameTenchu @Pickles440 @VeronicaArtino @aliahwhbmida @ShinoYuki @ShyrllBorden @TiffanyBibian @Jasminep96 @ESwee @CloverShadows @mellyortiz @ekahjw @moonchild03 @NykeaKing @AubriePope @maldonadosonia1@monikad @mycreativename @AaliyahNewbell @Swhitta @Jasminep96 @xxkkarlah @jenjenkhreim @JessicaVang @SatinSkies @BluBear07 @ninjamidori @CamrynCherry @Jinnyrod3 @MadAndrea @imiebegay14
Kpop Relatables for every Kpop fan. You do this too, don't lie.
Hey everyone! In honor of today being my birthday starting.. 3 hours ago, I have decided to post these relatable and fun kpop pictures I have found and wanted to share with you all. I wanted to make sure you all got a couple laughs and know that you are absolutely not alone in this community. I just found some of these while I was looking up kpop things( like I always do) and stumbled upon them. Thank you all for always being there and tagging me in things i may like. It always makes me feel wanted and like I'm part of something which is something I have always wanted. If any of you ever want to talk or let me know what you want me to post about, you can always message me or comment, my inbox is always open!! Enjoy guys!!! I'm pretty sure most, if not all of us have done this at one point or another. Even I did it yesterday when I watched the end of the dance for EOEO by Uniq when they are grinding on the floor- yes I literally said "I wish I could be that floor." This is true in a lot of ways. Having a bias sometimes does seem better than having a boyfriend. Having a bias as a boyfriend would be AMAZING!! But also I've set my boyfriend bar so high to match my bias, so that's one reason I will never have a relationship. ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹! Am I the only one that does this? Ah eye smiles. They hit you right in the feels! The eye smile isn't iconic just because our idols are so adorable when they do it (although it is a big part of it) but it's that they happiness that shows on their face that makes their smiles huge and their eyes sink away to tiny adorable slits. Haha. I think we can all agree eye smiles are dangerous, heart melting things. Who do you think has the best eye smiles in kpop? ^ใ……^ This couldn't be more true to me. What people who aren't kpop fans don't understand is, we have all joined together and not just became friends and fellow fans, but we have also become a family who support each other and each other's fandoms. Yet another statement that couldn't be more true. Before kpop, I wouldn't have met so many people both here and outside of the Vingle kpop community. Before someone mentions they like kpop i find it hard to take a lot of interest in them but once the word kpop comes up, I break into my kpop loving self. And a lot of the time, we become friends and continue to stretch kpop love across the world. These quotes just make me smile and are over all inspirational to me. I really enjoy how wise and knowledgable our idols are. They are more than people may think. I've heard people say, "yeah they are good at singing and dancing, but that's all they are good for." But we all know that's not true. Our idols rank high in sports, school, languages, performing and so much more, which makes me happy when I read these amazing words they say in their music and in real life. Being a kpop fan takes a special kind of person. We are able to look past the language barriers, the distance, the age differences, the unnecessary and sometimes hurtful remarks from others and still support and love continue to love Kpop and idols with all our hearts. No matter how hard it may be to be a kpop fan, international or not, we still stick it out and support that Hallyu wave all the way!!! As I said before, we have some of the most wise people as idols. This quote from CL makes me incredibly happy and I couldn't have said this better myself. I get bashed all the time by people I don't know, non-kpop friends and even my family always saying there is no point to listening to music that you can't understand, but what they don't understand is music truly IS universal. You don't have to know the words to a song to be able to jam to it. Honestly, since I'm so used to kpop, even though I can't understand what they are saying, it doesn't seem like a foreign language to me. So there is no point to the hating on kpop music and it's fans, because to us, we can enjoy the music just fine without knowing the words. And we are proud of it!! And yes, I have thought about this a lot before. My parents don't really get why I like kpop, but I even said to them, "it could be worse, I could be drinking, doing drugs, partying and hooking up with guys like most kids my age." But I don't really do that. My social life is just a relationship between me and my cell phone. And all of you of course. I really gotta get out more, but I like staying in and doing nothing. Who else has had this problem where your family just really doesn't get that this is a good thing and you could be doing MUCH worse things? This is just a relatable kpop thing that I thought many of you would know about and have also done. There are so so so many pictures of my biases on my phone of the EXACT SAME PICTURE!! I just never know if I had saved it or not. There are times where I'm like "I know for a fact that I have seen this picture," so I screenshot it and when I go through all of my pictures later on, It turns out I have seen it before (a few times apparently) and thought the same thing back then too, so I have multiples of the same pics. These are just things I feel that I want to happen just because I am a fangirl and I do honestly think I can end up with my bias someday. It's true. There have been times where I needed to focus on my studies so I tried to leave the kpop world and I couldn't even do it for a day, let alone forever. Kpop is just to Fantastic to even try to leave. Once we got you, you ain't ever gonna be able to leave. You're in for life. I've done it. I bet some of you have too. Kpop does take over your world, but it's actually a good thing. Since I became a kpop fan, my life has become better and I've met some really good and dependable people who can relate to me as well. Fangirling is my job though, besides my actual job... Yeah, international fans can relate. Being an international fan, you learn to make it work. One of the things we must make work is the distance and knowing we won't be able to see concerts unless we watch the fancams. And even though it's hard sometimes, fancams are fun to watch because there are so many from so many different angles and shows that it makes being an international fan easier. Find your bias idols and groups! Let me know who is your favorite!! The light stick oceans. "Only in kpop can you see the different colors of the ocean" I love kpop oceans; they are a life goal of mine, and I really hope to get to be in one one day. What about you guys? Have you been in a light stick ocean before? Which ones if so, and if not whose would you want to be in most? And lastly, the things that connect us are not only how crazy we are, but that we are all crazy together. Kpop has the ability to bring different people together and give them something in common that most people can never relate to. It makes me really happy when I randomly think about the people I have met from being into kpop and the thing I have learned. Since I started listening to kpop and learning about korea in general I've learned to be more considerate of people and to try and understand people more for what they like and not judge them for it. Kpop has absolutely changed my life for the better and I can't and don't want to imagine what my life would be like without it.
Things To Say To Our Idols On Twitter, Instagram, etc.
์•ˆ๋…•ํ•˜์„ธ์š”! So, I've been on Twitter and for the past few days, I've been seeing fans replying to idols' tweets, saying, "F*** me." or "Daddy." I think this is extremely disrespectful to our lovely, hard-working idols. Here are some nice things to say to our idols on Twitter and Instagram. ^^ (This ___ means someone's name goes there! ^^) ___ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•ด. (I love you, ___.) ํ™”์ดํŒ…! (Fighting!) ___ ํž˜๋‚ด. (โ€œ___, I support you." or "___, feel better.โ€) ___ ํž˜๋‚ด๊ณ  ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•ด. (___, feel better. I love you.) ํ•ญ์ƒ ์‘์›ํ•ด. (I support you always.) ___, ์ƒ์ผ์ถ•ํ•˜ํ•ด์š”. (Happy birthday, ___.) ๊ฑด๊ฐ•ํ•˜๊ณ  ํ–‰๋ณตํ•˜์„ธ์š”. ์ข‹์€๋‚ ์„์ง€๋‚ด์š”. ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•ด์š”. (Always stay happy and healthy. Have a good day. I love you.) ์ด๋Ÿฐ ์†Œ๋ฌธ์— ํœฉ์“ธ๋ ค ๋ง˜์•„ํŒŒํ•˜์ง€๋ง์•„์š”.์‚ฌ์‹ค์ด ์•„๋‹Œ๊ฑธ์•Œ์•„์š”.์šฐ๋ฆฌ๊ฐ€ ํ•ญ์ƒ ๋’ค์—์žˆ์„๊ป˜์š”. ํž˜๋‚ด์š”, ์•Œ์•˜์ง€์š”? (Please don't let rumors get to you. We know they're fake. We're always here to support you guys. Keep your heads up, okay?) ๋ณธ์ธ์„์ž˜์ฑ™๊ฒจ์ฃผ์„ธ์š”. ํž˜๋“ค๊ฒŒ๋…ธ๋ ฅํ•˜๋Š”๊ฒƒ์„์•Œ๊ณ ์žˆ์œผ๋‹ˆ๊นŒ ๋งŽ์ด ๊ฑฑ์ •ํ•˜๊ธฐ๋„ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ ๋ฟŒ๋“ฏํ•ด์š”. ๋‹น์‹ ์ด ๊ฑด๊ฐ•ํ•˜๊ณ  ํ–‰๋ณตํ• ๋•Œ ์šฐ๋ฆฌํŒฌ๋“ค๋„ ๊ฐ€์žฅํ–‰๋ณตํ•ด์š”. (Please take care of yourselves, we know you work very hard and this makes us both very proud and worried. Your fans are happiest when you are happy and healthy.) ๊ธฐ์จ๊ฐ€๋“ํ•œ๋‚ ์„ ๋ณด๋ƒˆ์œผ๋ฉด ์ข‹๊ฒ ์–ด์š”. ๋งŽ์ด์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•ด์š”. ๊ฑด๊ฐ•ํ•˜๊ณ  ๋งŽ์ด์‰ฌ์„ธ์š”. (I hope you have a wonderful day full of joy. I love you very much. Stay healthy and rest lots!)