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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: 올림픽 - oh-lim-pik! Ki Bo Bae - Archery A South Korean archer who was ranked the world’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 Korea’s premier lightweight Judo champion and the nation’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 Shin’s opponent. Son Yeon Jae - Rhythmic Gymnastics An individual rhythmic gymnast, dubbed the “National Fairy” 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?!
HOW TO STYLE 6 MUST-HAVE STOLES THIS WINTER Share
Lately, we’ve seen our Instagram flood with fashion girls experimenting tons (a lot!) with this must-have accessory - stoles. Fashion bloggers and influencers like Komal Pandey have shown us a few of various stole styles, by making it a crop top or a blouse, as a bandeau or a headgear, the chances are absolutely endless when it involves this versatile accessory! But now that there’s a nip within the air, we’d rather keep ourselves warm and chic by wearing this winter essential for layering. From luxurious pashminas to cotton silk stoles, from pom pom to festive red stoles, we bring back you 6 cool stoles and fun ways to style them this winter 1. CHEERFUL MULTI COLOR STOLE HOW TO STYLE 6 MUST-HAVE STOLES THIS WINTERShare on: Lately, we’ve seen our Instagram flood with fashion girls experimenting tons (a lot!) with this must-have accessory - stoles. Fashion bloggers and influencers like Komal Pandey have shown us a few of various stole styles, by making it a crop top or a blouse, as a bandeau or a headgear, the chances are absolutely endless when it involves this versatile accessory! But now that there’s a nip within the air, we’d rather keep ourselves warm and chic by wearing this winter essential for layering. From luxurious pashminas to cotton silk stoles, from pom pom to festive red stoles, we bring back you 6 cool stoles and fun ways to style them this winter 1. CHEERFUL MULTI COLOR STOLE This winter accessory won't only keep you warm but also assist you stay chic during this sweater-weather. Make your winter days happy and bright with our softest multi-colored stoles in luxurious Pashminas. you'll team it up with any monochrome ensemble to spotlight the stunning shades. Try the essential loop drape where all you've got to try to to is to drape the stole unevenly around your neck and loop the longer end around your neck twice before letting it hang and voila, you’re able to rock the winter look! 2. FIERY RED STOLE HOW TO STYLE 6 MUST-HAVE STOLES THIS WINTERShare on: Lately, we’ve seen our Instagram flood with fashion girls experimenting tons (a lot!) with this must-have accessory - stoles. Fashion bloggers and influencers like Komal Pandey have shown us a few of various stole styles, by making it a crop top or a blouse, as a bandeau or a headgear, the chances are absolutely endless when it involves this versatile accessory! But now that there’s a nip within the air, we’d rather keep ourselves warm and chic by wearing this winter essential for layering. From luxurious pashminas to cotton silk stoles, from pom pom to festive red stoles, we bring back you 6 cool stoles and fun ways to style them this winter 1. CHEERFUL MULTI COLOR STOLE This winter accessory won't only keep you warm but also assist you stay chic during this sweater-weather. Make your winter days happy and bright with our softest multi-colored stoles in luxurious Pashminas. you'll team it up with any monochrome ensemble to spotlight the stunning shades. Try the essential loop drape where all you've got to try to to is to drape the stole unevenly around your neck and loop the longer end around your neck twice before letting it hang and voila, you’re able to rock the winter look! 2. FIERY RED STOLE the colour ‘Red’ exudes boldness and confidence - prepare to form a press release with a fiery red pashmina stole, especially when the temperature starts to dip. On those freezing days, when the puffer jackets don’t suffice, it’s the additional accessories which will actually assist you keep you warm. Nuzzle up in our statement-making red stole that goes with almost everything, whether you would like a badass look with leather jacket or a classy look with a parka. 3. MUTED TONE STOLE Looking for a stole which will accompany anything and everything? Crafted in soft and luxe pashmina, choose a muted tone coffee cream stole which will accompany everything you wear! contribute on on add some color to an otherwise dull outfit or wear it around your neck as another layer to stay you warm. While there are numerous ways of wearing a shawl , we specifically recommend the ‘loop through’ drape - looks difficult but is extremely simple. Just fold your scarf in half and drape around your neck. Then, put one end through the loop and pull through. That’s all, you only learned a replacement stole wearing style!
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!
Are Emirates Flights Cancelled?
Step by Step Guide on Are Emirates Flights Cancelled If you are looking forward to flying with Emirates but the only thing troubling you in this scenario is whether or not the flights are operational then don’t worry. If something has been done from the Emirates side then it is only for the well being of the passengers and for the smooth running of the business and for security reasons. The below mentioned points will help you with the routes Emirates is closed for. Cancelled Flights- Well, Emirates is smoothly working in domestic locations but has cancelled the flight coming from international locations due to the drastic situations. This is not for an indefinite time but only till a fixed time till the situation gets good and everything is normal again. This has been done for the well being of the passengers so that they can be sure of their health and can have a smooth running life. If you were in a transit in between this phase and now you can neither come back to your hometown or reach your destination then you can definitely contact several travel vendors for assistance. Cancellation Policies- The cancellation policies of Emirates are as follows- Because of the current situation, there will be no charge if you cancel your booking due to any circumstances under which you can no longer take the flight for which you had the booking. If any of the flights got cancelled from Emirate’s side then you’ll be getting a complete refund on your booking or you’ll be getting a future flight compensation through which you can take a flight with Emirates under a limited time.  Therefore, with the help of the above mentioned points one can have an idea about Are Emirates Flights Cancelled very easily.
Korean 101: Christmas in Seoul
There is a department store in the center of Seoul called 신세계 (Shin-sae-gye) which means "New World." It decorates like crazy for Christmas so I'm going to use some pictures as inspiration for a few Learn Korean words today :D Christmas decorations: 크리스마스의 장식 (keu-ri-seu-ma-seu jang-shik) Christmas stocking: 크리스마스 양말 (keu-ri-seu-ma-seu yang-mal) Christmas tree: 크리스마스 트리 (keu-ri-seu-ma-seu teu-ri) Pretty: 예쁘다 (ye-ppeu-da) Beautiful: 아름답다 (a-reum-dap-da) Cool!: 신기하다 (shin-ki-ha-da) Do you guys have places with cool decorations (장식) near you?! @RobertMarsh @darcmana @thePinkPrincess @AmbieB @XergaB20 @Ercurrent @adikiller @darcmana @JohnEvans @BtsIsLife @sherrysahar @Bose @NickySerban @EvelynBravo @KellyOConnor @CloverShadows @JasmineWilliams @VixenViVi @EllieDean @SHINee808 @BabySheep @KiKi29 @WiviDemol @KarlythePanda66 @ChrystalA @ElizabethT @Sinique @merryjayne13 @exoxerox @robertakm64 @exoxerox @Sarahwifi @ArmyofKookie @unbreakable1109 @saraortiz2002 @JezziCrypt @jannatd93 @panouvang123 @herreravanessa9 @cherriblossom17 @kpopisnylife @Rhia @RainaC3 @viparm @StephyBAP @Emealia @DekaraMiller @mistymaity @themrshongki @AbbyCoday @Exoexo @DestinyGLove @RishaDC @Baekyeol27 @Ilikepancakes @meoutofme @JosieAnime15 @LilMcGriddle18 @Aripendragon @LizaNightshade @DasiaB @Diajuni @zoila205 @ChoHee1 @aguileragissel @mjmora8 @Taisa @Belenrodexo @SamanthaLimon @GuerlyReyes @NysA @ckienitz @kamijo @LelaCrockett @JasminMartinez @paigelynnmag @shantalcamara @JeonJungkook17 @Thelovelyscout @swoopingisbad99 @yxngjia @JessicaSchnipke @RihannaTiaMay @QueenLele @faith12246 @lizdickson @thedopeshow1994 @chrissimari @animelova346 @Lizluvspurple @staceyholley @NellaKim @jeppblackmen @Cattt @nerdykeira @izzy08290 @kanatm @drewmortem @Izab3lla @qlo2011 @nerdykeira @lupemontserrat @MaeganHickerson @angelicpsyche @namyoongi @KayLu @blockbbum @CyrahImaniRich @NoChillSavana @theseoulofkiara @KirstieHocker @kaehyun702 @aiisson @JinAsh @cheesyginger64 @clenkendrick @hana09 @LilyVang @kawaiieeyxre @BrianniWilliams @LaynicornLay @thedaylifeofana @MichaelLosquadr @TayDee @jinstaekookie @JustinaMclean @DejaunaeSiders @alientae1095 @Alysworld @mellowsmootheex @KiroTheNeko @CatherineBrooks @Banime21 @AnimeInhale @stirlingite @BereniceEsparza @AlleyWoozi17 @JoanneJr @mrsfullbuster @NinzeePhyu @gabriellarramos @ManiGray @jenjenkhreim @GeraldoJacobo @justcallmekyki @CeilidhHoadley @MandySpaulding @hazell1013 @shellyfuentes70 @ChansyVang06 @HayleyEastman @mudkip @Shadowsfyre @BrittanyBelken @cheersmacky @KayleeLong @Chocolat09 @KaiOppa @oreofrenzy09 @lovebluecolor @Xmochachip @KaylaBurge @BreeHubler @coyote122014 @kchavens09 @ChelestiEdwards @Ninado @Swhitta @desesoray @VaneRodriguez @JazminQuiroz @AnnaArai @ReiRei @DanHenley @FelicianaRomero @kelleyvinh @DustanCarpenter @Jimidiot @NatalyaRodrigue @maivtsov @yohanlee127 @squishypanda @MikeKusanagi @KatieRussell @namjoonswife @ivyheart13 @OliviaMcAuley @Venisce @Taehyungie @rosepinkerton16 @BrendaValdez @ShannonSaysHey @Tiyanekia @twinxon @Saeda1320 @k8mccombs @ZitaMahoney @kvnguyen @Solimar @jader @AngelaLaurent @mari7 @kraft226 @CristalTrujillo @JHOPE1435 @MakenzieBonney @notgucci3 @AnelVega @Rainbowlady16
Hajj Ifrad as a kind of major pilgrimage
It is one of the three types of Hajj. Performer of this kind of Hajj is called Mufrid. It said that Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) performed this kind of Hajj. It is almost similar to Hajj Tamattu. It is also said that Holy Prophet performed the Hajj Tamattu. No matter which type of Hajj Holy Prophet performed, he liked all the three types of Hajj and suggested all the types. It depends upon the time that pilgrim has to perform. A person can choose any type of Hajj. All the three types have greater value as compared to one another. Hajj and Umrah travel agency make your journey of Hajj very easy. In Hajj Ifrad you have a little bit relaxation. It is that if you have performed more than one Umrahs in your life and you suddenly hear Hajj news. You prepare yourself for Hajj and you do not have much time to perform Umrah before Hajj. On the other hand you have the chances to perform Umrah later in other months. Then you can perform Hajj Ifrad without performing the rituals of Umrah. You can perform this Hajj without Umrah if you have already performed Umrahs in your life or you will perform Umrah in the future through Cheap Umrah packages Birmingham. Those who do not have performed Umrah before, should perform Umrah first. You should complete all the rituals of Umrah before the days of Hajj. After you have performed the rituals of Umrah, you should perform the rituals of Hajj when the days of Hajj start. Step by step guide to perform Hajj Ifrad: Following is the step by step guide of performing Hajj Ifrad: • First of all cut your nails and also trim extra hair on body below arms and below navel. • Then wear Ihram. Two pieces of cloth should be worn in the way that right should of the men should remain naked. It is not must to perform the niyyah of Hajj at the time of wearing of Ihram. • It is said that perform the niyyah of Hajj while you are going to enter Miqat because after intending for the Hajj you have to follow the restrictions of Ihram. • First of all a person goes into the Holy Mosque reciting the Talbiyah which means that Allah we are present here for you. • Then perform the Tawaf of Kabah. • You should complete seven rounds around the Kabah in anticlockwise direction. • Then kiss the Black Stone that is the Sunnah of Our Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH). • After performing the Tawaf of Kabah, Pilgrims move for Sa’eey. • Sa’eey is the name of running seven times between two hills called as Safa and Marwa. Sa’eey is the Sunnah of Hazrat Hajar. • After Sa’eey Muslims go to perform Sacrifices of their animals. Muslims sacrifice the animals in the remembrance of sacrifice of Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S). • After performing all these rituals of Hajj male pilgrims get their heads shaved. • In the end Alwida Tawaf is performed. This is the way how Muslims should perform Hajj Ifrad. Every year a large number of Muslims go to perform Umrah by booking Umrah Packages Manchester from travel agencies like Umrah Experts.
5 Luxurious Travel Essentials
Who doesn’t love to travel, right? And we need to have some travel essentials whenever we plan a trip. I am calling these items luxury because I do believe that all these items will make your day-to-day life, while you’re traveling, a little bit easier and will add some sort of luxury to your day. So, without further delay, let’s get into it! · Silk Sleepwear The first thing that I have to have with me while I’m traveling is luxurious and comfortable sleepwear. I always make sure that I pack some silk pajamas with me. The reason why I’m stressing over silk sleepwear is that generally when we are traveling, we do get very tired. While sightseeing, we walk a lot more than we usually do. So, the last thing I would want is to not sleep really well. Also, you can’t just predict how comfortable your hotel room is going to be. So, the least I could do is wrap myself with really comfortable silk sleepwear. It is anti-bacterial and quite good for your skin as well. · Foldable Change Tray I know it sounds strange to carry around a change tray with you when you’re traveling but it does make an amazing companion to your trip. The one that I have is made of leather and I use it at home as well. I feel more at home when I carry these small pieces with me. Whenever I have to come back to the hotel after traveling around, I take off all my jewelry and its bits and pieces. I always worry about losing things in the hotel or dropping them off from the side table. So, I use this change tray to put all my jewelry safe and secure and I know where to find them the next morning. · Affordable Sunglasses A pair that protects your eyes from the direct sunlight and looks stylish at the same time is a must to carry. Whenever you take traveling pictures, they add so much style and aura to your travel outfits. You need to protect your eyes because you will be outside most of the time. Don’t buy an expensive pair of sunglasses because there are chances that you end up losing them during your travel. So, carry an affordable pair. · Vanity Case My next travel essential is a vanity case or a toiletry case that is waterproof and also one that comes with a hook to hang on the wall. Whenever you are not sure how much space you’re going to have in your hotel’s bathroom, this is such a good item to take with you. There are many varieties of vanity cases available on sites like Shopify. So do check them out too! · Versatile Scarf/Shawl Whenever you are traveling, even if it is during summer, the weather can be a little bit unpredictable. I do find shawls or scarfs that can be worn in a lot of different ways, a lot more versatile than a cardigan or jacket. A scarf or shawl can be carried around very easily because they fold up really well, taking up the least space possible. So, these were my favorite travel essentials that I make sure to carry around every time I go on a trip. Hope you found them useful. Happy Traveling!