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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Korean Culture and Information Service 해외문화홍보원' Main Video Eng.

Hello everyone ! ^^

If you want to know the highlights about Korea, you may watch this video from Korean Culture and Information Service, music played by Sorea, the famous gugak group. They are so great !

'Korean Culture and Information Service 해외문화홍보원' Main Video Eng.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Jeju Photo Exhibition in Korean Cultural Center Indonesia

Hello everyone!
I came to The Jeju Photo Exhibition in Korean Cultural Center Indonesia, last week.Those photos were great!
If you come to Korea, please put Jeju-do in your travel itinerary, you will find a lot of unique things in Jeju-do in folk-art, culture, museums, natural view and unique culinary that only find in Jeju-do.
Some of Korean drama set location were in Jeju-do, such as Princess Hours, Secret Garden, Dae Jang Geum, Paradise Ranch and many more. Come and see the beauty of Jeju island ^^

Photos by : Maria Margareta

Sunday, October 23, 2011

How to get to The Seoul Station from Incheon International Airport

Travel to Korea highlights :

Video credits :
Korea Tourism Organization
Korail Airport Railroad
on youtube.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Best Way to Get The Incheon International Airport from Seoul Station

Videos are courtesy of Korail Airport Railroad

Seasonal Korean Drama Series

"4 seasons in The Land of Morning Calm ...
Laying on the falling leaves ... Make a pair of snow man together ... Saying "in the name of love" surroundings by pink colored clouds ... Walking together under the umbrella in the rainy day....

4 seasons of love will be everlasting ... forever ..." ~Maria Margareta

Seasonal Korean Drama Series

Autumn in My Heart
Title: 가을동화/Autumn Tale/Endless Love1

Song Seung Hun as Yun Joon Suh
Song Hye Kyo as Yun/Choi Eun Suh
Won Bin as Han Tae Suhk
Han Na Na as Shin Yu Mi
Han Chae Young as Choi/Yun Shin Ae
Choi Woo Hyuk as young Joon Suh
Moon Geun Young as young Eun Suh
Lee Ae Jung as young Shin Ae

Yoon Joon-suh and Yoon Eun-suh grew up as siblings but Eun-suh was in fact from a different family as there was a mixed up at the hospital where she was borned.The switch came to light when Eun-suh was involved in a car accident and it was discovered that her blood type was different from her parents. Eun-suh’s life took a complete turn when the 2 girls were returned to their respective families. Soon after, the Yoon family left for the States and Eun-suh was left living in sordid condition with her real family in Korea. Years after, Joon-suh returned to Korea and by chance the two former siblings were reunited.

Aired Year 2000.

Winter Sonata
Title: 겨울연가
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Bae Yong Jun as Kang Joon-sang/Lee Min-hyung
Choi Ji Woo as Jung Yu-jin
Park Yong Ha as Kim Sang-hyuk
Park Sol Mi as Oh Che-lin

Joon-sang moves to a new high school in search for his biological father. Yu-jin and Sang-hyuk are close childhood friends, although Sang-hyuk wants to be more than a friend, Yu-jin sees him as a brother. On a trip together with other high school mates, Oh Chelin , Jin-suk and Yong-kuk , Yu-jin is saved after an accident by Joon-sang. They become close and she opens up his cold heart. However, circumstances and fate dictate that their love will never be. He abruptly disappears from their lives.
Ten years later, the old High School buddies gather to celebrate Yu-jin and Sang-hyuk’s soon-to-be wedding. Yu-jin, who was deeply in love with Joon-sang, still has a fire in her heart for him. But at the party, Oh Chelin’s new boyfriend arrives, who appears the same as Joon-sang.

Aired Year 2002.

Spring Waltz
Title: 봄의 왈츠/Endless Love 4

Picts credit :

Seo Do Young as Lee Su Ho/Yoon Jae Ha
Han Hyo Joo as Suh Eun Young/Park Eun Young
Daniel Henney as Phillip
Lee So Yeon as Song Yi Na

Will the tragedy of spring be repeated years later?
To escape debt, Lee Su Ho’s father escaped to a remote island where his friend has a young daughter Eun Young, who is the same age as Su Ho. After being abandoned by his father, Su Ho sought to leave, but his mind changed after being touched by Eun Young’s pure heart. A series of unfortunate events ensue, and Su Ho disappears, while Eun Young is sick in the hospital.
Years later, while traveling in Austria, Eun Young meets the talented pianist Jae Ha, a man with a cold exterior with a few words, who bores a resemblance to Su Ho. As their love start to develop, the truth unfolds… Can their love endure the harsh spring tragedy many years ago?

Aired Year 2006.

Summer Scent
Title: 여름향기/Endless Love 3
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Song Seung Hun as Yoo Min Woo
Son Ye Jin as Shim Hye Won
Ryu Jin as Park Jung Jae
Han Ji Hye as Park Jung Ah
Shin Ae as So Eun Hye
Jo Eun Sook as Oh Jang Mi
Ahn Jung Hoon as Ji Dae Poong
Yoo Min Woo’s first love was So Eun Hye who gets into a car accident. Eun Hye dies, leaving him behind. Shim Hye Won has suffered from a terrible heart disease ever since childhood. Miraculously, she finds that she will be obtaining a heart from a donor, Soh Eun Hye.
Suffering from the pain of a heartache, Min-woo goes to Paris to study, the memories of Eun Hye still hunts his heart. When he returns to Korea, fate takes a turn and brings Hye Won and Min-woo together. When the two first meet, Hye Won’s heart (Eun Hye’s heart), oddly beats faster when she is around Min Woo.
Park Jung Jae is Hye Won’s boyfriend. Park Jung Ah is Jung Jae’s sister, she meets Min Woo in Italy and falls for him.

Aired Year 2003.

Credit of cast and synopsis :

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Hangul Day Part 1 : King Sejong The Great, The Profile

Photo by Maria Margareta
The spoken language of our country is different from that of China and does not suit the Chinese characters. Therefore amongst uneducated people there have been many who, having something that they wish to put into words, have been unable to express their feelings in writing. I am greatly distressed because of this, and so I have made twenty eight new letters. Let everyone practice them at their ease, and adapt them to their daily use.

- King Sejong's Preface to Hunmin Chongum

Sejong The Great 세종대왕
 (May 15th 1397 ~ February 17th 1450)
Reign : August 1418 ~ February 1450
Father : King Taejong.
Mother : Queen Wongyeong.
The 4th King of Joseon Dynasty

King Sejong The Great was the 3rd son of King Taejong and Queen Wongyeong. He became of  king over his 2 brothers. During his reigned, King Sejong created many things in science, technology, military and literature in the15th century. He strenghtened Korean military by created and developed them. He created a farmer's handbook named 농사직설 or Nongsa jikseol for his people, it contains about Korean agricultural subjects, reformed the Korean calendar system and the most important thing that he created was Hangul, TheKorean alphabet. Before the creation of Hangul, only members of the highest class were literate. King Sejong created Hangul to make his people from all classes would read and write. He announced it to his people in a document named 훈민정음 or Huminjeongeum.

King Sejong is one of only two Korean rulers posthumously honored with the appellation "The Great".

Hangul Day Part 2 : Hunminjeongeum 훈민정음

Hunminjeongeum is the original name of Hangul. Huminjeongeum is a document created by King Sejong The Great, the 4th king in Joseon dynasty in the 15th century. He saw that only middle to upper class of his people were literated by Hanja but the lower class were illiterated. The previous literature named Hanja, was difficult to learn by common people. Because of his care and loving to his people, King Sejong the Great created more simple and easier alphabet system to make all of his people would read and write.
Now Hangul Day is celebrating every October of 9th in Korea.

Photo by Maria Margareta
Pict credit :

The Classical Chinese (Hanzi/Hanja) of the Hunminjeongeum has been partly translated into Middle Korean. This translation is found together with Worinseokbo, and is called the Hunminjeongeum Eonhaebon.
"Because the speech of this country is different from that of China, it [the spoken language] does not match the [Chinese] letters. Therefore, even if the ignorant want to communicate, many of them in the end cannot state their concerns. Saddened by this, I have [had] 28 letters newly made. It is my wish that every man may easily learn these letters and that [they] be convenient for daily use"
Classical Chinese (original) :
故愚民 有所欲言

Mix of Hanja (Classical Chinese) and Hangul (Eonhaebon) :

Hangul :

Credit of attachment of Hunminjeongeum (Classical Chinese, Hanja and Hangul, Hangul) are from wikipedia.

Hangul Day Part 3 : My Special Design for Hangul Day ^^

Hello everyone,
In this special day, Hangul Day ^^ I would like to share my special design just for Hangul Day. I hope you like it~
Korean language is very interesting~! for me, it's very unique. I thought Hangul is cute isn't it ? ^^
I've learn Hangul and Hangugeo since 9 months ago and still learning until now.

If you want to visit Seoul Korea, you must visit The Sejong Center located in the lower level of Gwanghwamun square. It's located in the central of Seoul Metropolitan City and it's easy to get there. Here I want to share too my photos I had taken when I visit Korea few months ago.

Photo and Design by Maria Margareta
The Story of King Sejong
Address : Sejong Center for the Performing Arts B2, 81-3 Sejong-no, Jongno-gu, Seoul 

Jong-gak station (subway line #1)- use exit #1, go 350 meters towards Gwanghwamun  
Gyeonbok-gung station (subway line #3)- use exit #6, go towards Sejong-ro
Gwanghwamun station (Subway line #5)- use exit #2   

Admission: Free
Hours: 10:30 ~ 22:30 (admission closing: 22:00)
Closed: Every Monday

Photo by Maria Margareta
Photo by Maria Margareta
Photo by Maria Margareta
Photo by Maria Margareta
Photo by Maria Margareta
Photo by my self ~ ^^

Hangul Day Part 4 : Basic Hangul and How to say "I love you" in Korean

Hello everyone,

To celebrate Hangul Day on October 9th, I would like to share you some of the videos of basic Hangul.
It helps you a lot to understand how to write and read Hangul, it's just an introduction for those who want to learn Korean. Enjoy it and Happy Hangul Day ~ ^^

credit :

Do you have someone you crush for ? and you want to tell her or him that you love her or him? Do you have any idea how to say it ? Maybe you want to say "I love you" in Korean way by giving her some flowers or boxes chocolate ? ~^^ this video may help you how to say "I love you" in Korean and in Korean style.
사랑해요 ~^^ (with cute expression) 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Korea Food Festival October 20th - 24th, 2011 in Jeonju

Hello everyone~

This month is the best time to visit Korea. A lot of festivals will be held in Korea from early October, enjoy your autumn time in Korea with Hansik (Korean food). Have you tried Korean food ? ^^ so come to Korea Food Festival in Jeonju ^^

Website : and

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Korea - Indonesia Week 2011 : October 1st, 2011 Gandaria City Mall Jakarta, Indonesia

Hello everyone~^^

Korea - Indonesia Week with various activities, exhibition, competitions related with Korea and Hallyu concert are held in Jakarta, Indonesia. Topic of this year event is "Terbang Menuju Masa Depan" (in bahasa/Indonesian) or (in English) "Flying to The Future".

Here I want to share you some pictures that I had taken from Korea - Indonesia week in Gandaria City Mall, Jakarta, Indonesia and I was so lucky that I captured Mr. Kim Young Sun, The Ambassador of The Republic of Korea for The Republic of Indonesia and also the supporting team from Korea ^^
Photo by Maria Margareta
Photo by Maria Margareta
Photo by Maria Margareta
Photo by Maria Margareta
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Photo by Maria Margareta

Photo by Maria Margareta
Briefing from the coach before performance.
Photo by Maria Margareta
Warming up before performance. They were so amazing! I was hipnotized with their beautiful and dinamic performance. I realize taekwondo is not just a self defence sports, I can feel the spirit, the power, the beauty and the dinamic mixing all together in one harmony. But I was too shy to asked them take one or two photo shoots together with me ~^^
Photo by Maria Margareta
Photo by Maria Margareta
Photo by Maria Margareta
Photo by Maria Margareta
by Maria Margareta
Gandaria City Mall
Jakarta, Indonesia
October 1st, 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Korea - Indonesia Week 2011 : Korean Traditional Painting Exhibition

Korea - Indonesia Week 2011

Korean Painting Exhibition
The Spirit of Korea, Mun In Hwa (paintings in the literary artist's style)
Korean Cultural Center Indonesia, Jakarta.

Photo by Maria Margareta

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"Dream" by Kim In-jong
Photo by Maria Margareta
Throw out the mouth, toss the words
I answer with a dancing hand
I answer with a dancing heart
The universe is a dreaming musical instrument that has lost its owner
If you cry, a single star rises
The lives on earth dance a masked dance
The wavering leaves on the ends of branches
The rippling waves at the seaside

"The Dreaming Instrument" by Oh Se-yeong

Love by Yeo Tae-myong
Photo by Maria Margareta

No flower blooms without shaking
Every single beautiful flower in the world
Bursts forth after quaking
Shaking flowers set their stems upright
Likewise, no lover goes without shaking
No flower blooms without getting wet
Every flower that shines
Bursts forth after being soaked
Petals bloom warmed by the wind and rain
Likewise, no life goes without getting wet

"Flowers that Bloom Shakily" by Do Jong-hwan

"Warm Weather and Gentle Breeze" by Chang Chan-hong
Photo by Maria Margareta
"Deer" by Kim Young-chul
Photo by Maria Margareta

September 30th, 2011