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Moderator introduction!
Hello! I finally came around making this introduction card, sorry I took so long! let me introduce myself! Welcome to South Korea! most people know me for my Igot7 loves collection =) and activity in the anime world as well. Now I will be your new tour guide to "travel South Korea"!! I'm so excited to show everyone around! it's my first time being a moderator and I'm very excited! South Korea is an amazing place to be! in the next few months I'll be with you I plan to keep my "if you come to korea" series running to give everyone tips on traveling to korea. Ill show you guys not only the tourist side of things but also what it is like to live in Korea. (pictures of me with my boyfriends) I encourage my fellow kpop members to join the " Travel South Korea " There are many kpop related places to visit that I can't wait to show you guys! Sm Studios, Jyp, Kpop star road and all the kpop shops! discover where you'd like to go when you come to Korea! since I love everything Korea I will show everyside of Korea, That includes food,culture, architecture,fun, and of course the kpop side! If you guys have any questions or suggestions I'd love to hear about it! I'll make a special card to hear where you guys would like me to go to next! I'll be your beautiful awesome tour guide =D ( too much about myself) also I should mention some other fun things 'rules' of the community @poojas made this awesome card on community guidelines http://www.vingle.net/posts/1139375?shsrc=v please Publish Cards in Relevant Communities! can't wait to meet everyone, sorry if my first card as a mod sucks =D if you'd like to learn more about me >>>http://www.vingle.net/posts/1328622?shsrc=v If you would like to be tagged please let me know! tagging my girls (kpop community) if you wish to be untagged for the korea community please let me know . thank you A: @AnnaArai @alekxb5 @AliciaStransky @AmandaOwnbey @AnnieGoodman @ArielaPicazo @amandamuska @alittlejoy @armystarlight @Annahizaragoza @AshleyAndino @ARMYStarlight @aliciasalinas @Angelblue @adikillerC @amobigbang @AlmaRangel B: @babrajan1 @bangtanella @BekiKunstman @Bitterlimelight @btsgotshinee @B1A4BTS5ever @BluBear07 @briannan C: @clovershadows @CocatolaOtaku @creetheotaku @CheyenneJessee @ChelseaJay @ChavaBerry @christianliu @CassidyRoush @sosoaloraine23 D: @Dabaesaplayer @dreemer13 @destiny1419 @DesireeChucklez @DreaG1518 @DulceOjeda @DayzC E: @exobts947 @elinwyatt @Elena166 @Emealia F: @funnelcakeboo G: @glo86 H: @herreravanessa9 @hyolouxx @H7zAngel I: @inuyashagal @ivyvega1245 @ImanLMamdouh @ILikeHisFace123 J: @JazzyJazJaz @JasmineWilliams @julissaMartinez @Jiyongixoxo @jasminewilliams @johnevans @justcallmekyki @JukiLove @JosiTorres @JadeNarine @JasminPerez @jiminsabs @jazgaara33 @JessicaFigueroa K : @krin @kyky97 @KatieRussell @Kpossible4250 @KellyOConnor @KeziahWright @Kpoplover20 @KpopGaby @kpopbunny9 @kpopandkimchi @Kyokeo @KPopFandom @Kyokeo @KathyCrew @kwaja @kmeier230 @krin @KokoroNoTakara L: @Lizzeh @lizanightshade M: @madandrea @minimonkey07 @Maddie27 @Michelleibarra @moonchild03 @mandynoona @mayracastro N: @nerdy3000 @NerukaWong @NicoleGoodrich @NinjaGirlEmber @nenegrint14 O: P: @poojas @PrettieeEmm @passthesuga Q: R: @Rhia @rosajlm2 @raenel @ryannkayla S: @SunshineChang @StephaniePoore @saraortiz2002 @seventeenbias @Sharong @shannonl5 @sarangseoitang @SunnaWalo @staceyholley @SusiBosshammer @SugaOnTop @skyrollins @StephersTaylor @squishyseokjin @SilentPianist @swimrocks05 @SierraBecerra @Simba14 @Stefany17 @SamanthaRae19 @SarangRavi @SkyRollins @sugakookie @StephanieDuong @sherrysahar @Sammie99522 T: @ToppDogg @TLeahEdwards @TiffanyBibian @tannyo @tinaechle @thePinkPrincess @thatoneoutcast @TeaeraHarrell U: @UnnieCakesAli V: @VioletaDelRio @vyntnguyen24 @VKookie47 @valerie816 @vixenvivi @VeronicaArtino @vlargos @VIPFreak2NE1 W: X: @xsandos17 @xojuliettexox @XionHeart @xXYGXx @xxxtina Y: @YaehyungV
Extraordinary You (Korean Drama Recommendation)
Episodes: 32 (35 Minute Episodes) Genre: Friendship, Comedy, Romance, School, Fantasy Other Genre Tags (listed on MDL): High School, Student, Adapted from a Webtoon, Coming of Age, Unrequited Love, Love Triangle, Rich Female Lead, Multiple Mains (Characters), Youth Romance, Rainbow, Webtoon World, Idol Actor Rating: 15 + Where to Watch: Viki Status: Currently Airing - October 2nd-November 21st, 2019 Main Cast: Ro Woon, Kim Hye Yoon, Lee Jae Wook, Lee Na Eun, Kim Young Dae, Jung Gun Joo, Lee Tae Ri Notes/Warnings: -There is bullying going on but this is mainly a comedy, there are still some deep meaningful situations though. (I mean so far, there's only 4 episodes out so far...XD) Synopsis: What would you do if you found out that you were, in fact, a character in a comic? And an extra character on top of that? Change the course of the story, obviously! Eun Dan Oh is a 17-year-old high-school student from a wealthy family who suffers from a lifelong heart condition that inevitably means she will not live past her teenage years. However, when Dan Oh realizes she is experiencing longgaps in her memory as well, she comes into the unhappy inheritance of another fact in her life: she is a character in a Korean webtoon and all of her actions are predetermined by the artist who draws her. To make matters worse, she discovers she is only a supporting character in the cast. With her newfound understanding of the world she inhabits, she is determined to find true love in her own plot-line and circumvent the author’s plans for her character by utilizing the flashes of storyboard she alone is able to see. (Source: onehallyu, MDL) My Remarks: It's really good so far! If you liked the drama W you'd like this one most likely. They both have a similar concept. Except W had a serial killer in it...this one does not, or at least if it does it hasn't yet. XD - Asian Drama/Movie Taglist: @KendraReeve @travelloveskin @MelissaGarza @KpopIsPleasing @LostMage @2ilVer @LinnyOk @rocklvr @VeronicaArtino @Just2BLoved @Kyla05 If you'd like to be tagged in any of my Asian drama/actor stuff please let me know!
Moment At 18 (Korean Drama Recommendation)
Episodes: 16 (1 hr and 5 min episodes) Genre: Friendship, Romance, Life, School, Youth, Drama, Family Other Genre Tags (listed on MDL): Shy Male Lead, Controlling Parent, High School, Youth Romance, First Love, Love Triangle, Single Parent, Idol Actor, Perseverance, Family Conflict, LGBT Character Rating: 15 + Where to Watch: Viki Status: Completed Main Cast: Ong Seong Woo, Kim Hyang Gi, Shin Seung Ho Notes/Warnings: -Bullying/manipulating people is present in this drama. Synopsis: Transfer student Jun Woo has no interest in school life, as he is traumatized from being expelled from bullying. Class president Hui Yeong greets Jun Woo warmly on his first day of school. Jun Woo rejects Hui Yeong’s kindness as Hui Yeong’s popularity and influence intimidate him. When an incident breaks out, Jun Woo is falsely accused of stealing a watch. Everyone thinks Jun Woo is the culprit, and Hui Yeong useshis influence among his peers to fuel this rumor. Meanwhile, Soo Bin has been watching Jun Woo all this time. She sees a different side to Jun Woo than the one that other people see, as she notices his cute, goofy streak and innocent smile. Everyone knows that Hui Yeong has a crush on her, but it’s the quiet and attentive Jun Woo that Soo Bin finds herself gravitating towards. Soo Bin’s warmth opens up the softest part of Jun Woo’s heart, and he decides to break out of his shell. As the seasons change, will these youths also turn over a new leaf? "At Eighteen" captures the innocence of first love as these eighteen-year-old teens between immature and innocent. (Source: JTBC, MDL) My Remarks: I watched this because Moon Bin from Astro is in this! I saw a FMV about his character and had to check it out! It was really good! - Asian Drama/Movie Taglist: @KendraReeve @travelloveskin @MelissaGarza @KpopIsPleasing @LostMage @2ilVer @LinnyOk @rocklvr @VeronicaArtino @Just2BLoved @Kyla05 If you'd like to be tagged in any of my Asian drama/actor stuff please let me know!
Kpop is Actually Born from Korean Protest Songs
Alright so I'm a total history nerd, I majored in East Asian Studies and eat stuff like this up. Read the full (long!) article here - I will try to explain it basically, but its really worth the read. Here we go: It all started with Japan. As you might know, Japan colonized Korea eventually trying to erase Korean culture all together on the peninsula. In the very beginning though, that wasn't the case. Japan was willing to share Korean and Japanese culture, and the Japanese and Korean elite often spoke together and traded pop culture. Japanese elite brought over Western-influenced music because of their connections with the Western world (which Korea didn't interact with other than missionaries at the time) The Korean elite wanted to be modern and successful like Japan, so they adopted this music (called Changga) as their new favorite genre. (You can hear a lot of European influences in early Korean music...) This is where it gets interesting. The Korean elite wanted to be independent of Japan. They wanted Korea to stand alone as a strong nation, not pushed around by China or Japan anymore. They stared the pro-independence movement. Now, most revolutions like this would turn to traditional music, traditional culture to strengthen the country (for example, Korea would use ancient Korean songs to protest the Japanese occupation) but the Korean elite didn't! They wanted Korea to be strong, and to be strong they felt like they needed to modernize - ie be like the West. They used this Changga music (ironically brought to them by Japan) to protest Japanese rule! To this day Korea is always trying to "keep up with" the Western world so that they can be considered modern and powerful. Most things that they do is to modernize and stay trendy because that is how the country has always defined strength. But then, Japan decided to make money off of that... Japan had seen its first real pop music hit in 1914. People were buying records, following tabloids, and really getting into pop culture. That was really the birth of the Japanese music industry. In 1926, Korea had a similar experience. A song called the "Death Song" appeared, sung by Yun Shim-Deok. The singer committed suicide with her lover right after the song was released and the story made HUGE headlines. It was chilling, 'romantic,' and dramatic. Korea ate it up. Japanese record companies came in and started selling the record, selling over 50,000 copies! (In 1926 that number is totally insane!) You can listen to the death song here: The record industry after that was run mainly by the Japanese yakuza and their partnered Korean gangsters. The industry was set up very similar to how it is now, with entertainment industries doing everything in-house (SM has specific song writers that only work for SM, and their artists are actors, singers, models, etc) This is also why so many Kpop artists become actors...because even back in the 1920s musicians couldn't make enough money so the real way to make a living was through acting. That still stands today. So, today's Kpop is based off of this first "Korean pop" hit (the death song) AND protest songs against Japan. So when people say that Kpop is just a copy of Western music, they're sort of right but not in the way that they're thinking. Yes, its a reflection of Western culture, but the reason behind it is that Korea has been fighting to be recognized as a modern, powerful force to be reckoned with since the early 1900s. They want people to know Korea is strong, modern, and a country to look up to, not look down upon. So the next time someone tells you Kpop is a lame copy of American pop - give them this little history lesson. Again, PLEASE read the full article - its so interesting! HERE it is!
Korean Winter Street Foods
Korea is proud of its food, but it REALLY proud of its street food. There are different foods depending on the season, and I have to say that winter is the best. Here's a list of foods you MUST TRY if you get the chance: 군고구마 (kun go-gu-ma) 군 means "roasted" and 고구마 is Korean sweet potato. The potato is roasted in a huge barrel oven, then handed to you with the skin still on. It's your job to peel it and eat the sweet goodness inside. You can buy an entire bag if you want! 호떡 (ho-ddeok) 호떡 is sort of a pancake/donut combination. It is fried dough filled with cinnamon, sugar, and occasionally nuts. It is flattened into a pancake shape and handed to you in a tiny paper cup. Be careful with the first bite because the inside are often boiling hot! (There are also vegetable versions but the dessert version is much better in my opinion!) 군밤 (kun bam) We just learned that 군 means roasted and now we learn another word: 밤 means chestnut! Just like in New York where there are roasted nut stands everywhere around Christmas time, the cold weather brings out the roasted chestnut vendors. 계란빵 (kye-ran bbang) 계란 means egg while 빵 means bread so voila! Egg bread! The bread part is similar to corn bread, but a little less corn-y and the egg is steamed on top to make a really, really delicious combo. It's my favorite street food after 군고구마 :D 호두과자 (ho-du kwa-ja) The small of this is unnnnbelievable! 호두 means walnut and 과자 means cookie or snack. Therefore 호두과자 is a walnut cookie! They are shaped like walnuts and filled with sweet red bean. You can buy these by the bag full too! 회오리감자 (hwae-o-ri kam-ja) LOOK AT THESE THINGS! They are called 회오리감자 because 회오리 means tornado and 감자 means potato. Behold the potato tornado! I have NO idea how you eat these :) Have you guys tried any of these? Which are your favorite? @NysA @xanderskissme @AmbieB @Jiyongixoxo @BabySheep @phantomsluvr @Rhia @VixenViVi @JohnEvans @RobertMarsh @ElizabethT @ArmyofKookie @shantalcamara @KittyKpop @jannatd93 @cthulu @HarperKennett @musicundefined9 @DekaraMiller @Mahealani @kpoplove89 @tannyo @IMNII @kpopisnylife @KoreanLove2 @lawtont @baileykayleen @oceanseokjin @Sammie99522 @RoyallyPrincess @heidichiesa @asterkimchee @CurrySoop @malibella @puppycatX0X0 @notgucci3 @Lizzeh @reallychelsea @JorgeRAMME @adikiller @blazinpurplehl @kvnguyen @lupemontserrat @ParkMinRin13 @peytoncarter2 @aguileragissel @FallingByeol @adritha13 @toughcookie @TesneemElAlami @VWolf12XOXO @ToyaH @aleciaLOVES @no5alive @AnnahiZaragoza @TravelSizedGirl @kthyl @Adetoro @linzi0302 @hahabts @primodiva93 @cindystran @Saeda1320 @misssukyi @preeta @Yearnin2learn @DorisMay27 @iforisabelle @TLeahEdwards @robertakm64 @azaraa @JeanNwagbuo @aliahwhbmida @WiviDemol @ariana2k @sosoaloraine23 @hisundays @3mmY4 @sukkyongwanser @asterkimchee @misssukyi @MandySpaulding @LatoyaHudson @Claymorex @SaraHelguero @thatkdramalover @sierradimes @TokkiGwiyomi @AnelVega @KaiTakashima @UKissMeKevin @jemitza @VWolf12XOXO @HuonTreeRoo @lovebluecolor @kel53 @JezziCrypt @LysetteMartinez @Fleurdemai00 @oxSoZeroxo @k0reanbbyq @ceramoore3 @YessicaCardenas @Kuramariin @jannatd93 @herreravanessa9 @WiviDemol @VixenViVi @Roxy1903 @NiaLuv19 @kmayong @Baekyeol27 @9thMuse @Ilikepancakes @CandaceJordan @RobertMarsh @KiKi29 @Rhia @AnnahiZaragoza @YGWinner @EllieDean @LizaNightshade @panouvang123 @sherrysahar @mistymaity @GuerlyReyes @maralatto @shantalcamara @paszikelly @SerenaMcG @unbreakable1109 @Diablo6 @YessicaCardenas @Tigerlily84 @JorgeRAMME @Bose @AegyoBunny @VivianCrespoMed @Airess95 @SHINee808 @DaisySalazar @Pickles440 @BryAnnaAhrens @CloverShadows @JordanShuler @ChrystalA @Diajuni @minsangu @TatyTheTot @GraceWatson @NickySerban @Sinique @AnaMata7397 @nightcoreanimen @KarlythePanda66 @KellyOConnor @trashlord @hyolouxx @Sarahwifi @JayDay @nettaj1013 @Miyukichan @XergaB20 @pharmgirlerin @JasmineWilliams @toughcookie @warjeensuleiman @DasiaB @talimarks @ckienitz @KeyBoss @ChristiMarie @YokoUdoran @hayesfordaze @KagamiTaiga @malibella @ocherrylimeadeo @DjKpop12 @reyestiny93 @ZeeRow