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Sunday, April 29, 2012

My Favorite Super Junior Songs

Shining Star from Sorry Sorry album

The very sweet song and also nice lyrics. I feel flying like a bird when I listening to this song ^^



Lyric :

Shining Star like a little diamond, makes me love
내겐 꿈결같은 달콤한 미소로 날 바라보며 속삭여줘 항상 함께 할거라 till the end of time

Rap
Oh! Day by Day 항상 내 곁에 그대가 머물러 줘
Stay in my heart 눈부신 Shining my love

늘 바라고 있죠 항상 거기에서 웃음짓기를
뜻 모를 오해와 이유 없는 미움에 힘이 들어도
더 먼 곳을 봐요 이제 시작이죠 울고 싶을 땐 내게 기대요
부족하지만 그댈 지킬게요

사랑은 그렇게 처음 순간부터 찾아와 가장 깊은 곳에 날아와 날 뜨겁게 해
변하지 않는 떨림 그대는

Shining Star like a little diamond, makes me love
내겐 꿈결같은 달콤한 미소로 날 바라보며 속삭여줘 항상 함께 할거라 till the end of time

Shining Star 태양보다 밝아 햇살 같은 그대 눈빛은 내게 휴식을 줘
지쳐있을 땐 내 맘을 밝혀 줘 Promise 믿기로 해 언제든 네 편이 되어줄게
누구보다 더 큰 사랑으로 네 작은 어깨 감싸줄게

사랑은 그렇게 처음 순간부터 찾아와 가장 깊은 곳에 날아와 날 뜨겁게 해
변하지 않는 떨림 그대는

Shining Star like a little diamond, makes me love
내겐 꿈결같은 달콤한 미소로 날 바라보며 속삭여줘 항상 함께 할거라

Shining Star like a little diamond, makes me love
내겐 꿈결같은 달콤한 미소로 날 바라보며 속삭여줘 항상 함께 할거라 till the end of time






Mr. Simple from Mr. Simple album.

I really like the intro of this song using swing jazz style but the beat and the color of the music is totally change after the intro and I never think about it before. Very creative composition. This song is strong with manly feelings and ofcource I always remember the choreography in the music video, very unique style :)





Lyrics (credit : Million Miles Apart)

Because You Naughty, Naughty Hey! Mr. Simple
Because You Naughty, Naughty 슈주 간다!
세상이 내 맘대로 안 된다고 화만 내면 안 돼 그럴 필요 없지
걱정도 팔자다 작은 일에 너무 연연하지 말자 몸에 좋지 않아
성적이 좋았다가 나빴다가 그런 거지 뭐 흥! 실적이 올랐다가 떨어졌다 그런 때도 있지
어쩌면 괜찮아 쉬어 가는 것도 좋아 모든 것이 때, 때, 때, 때, 때가 있는 거니까
그대가 남자라면 친굴 만나 술 한 잔에 털어버리고 (Alright!) Alright
그대가 여자라면 친굴 만나 수다 떨어 날려버리고 (Alright!) Alright, Alright

*봐라 Mr. Simple, Simple 그대는 그대는 그대로 멋져
봐라 Miss Simple, Simple 그대는 그대로 예뻐 (S J Call!)
봐라 Mr. Simple, Simple 그대는 그대는 그대로 멋져
봐라 Miss Simple, Simple 그대는 그대로 예뻐 (S J Call!)

**가자 가자 어서 가자 막혔을 땐 돌아가자 골치 아파 죽겠다면 오늘 하루만 놀고 보자
안 그래도 거친 세상 죽어라 뛰면 나만 지쳐 기다려봐 아껴둬 봐 너의 날이 곧 올 테니까
Blow Your Mind 가라 Mr. Simple
Blow Your Mind 때가 왔잖아 두려워 말고
Blow Your Mind 가자 Mr. Simple
Blow Your Mind 때가 왔잖아 준비 됐잖아
속 썩는 일이 한 두 가지 아닌 세상에 우린 살아 그건 애도 알아
뭐 이렇게 어렵나 우리 잘 먹고 잘 자고 또 잘하면 그렇게 하면 되지
그대가 화가 나면 친굴 만나 뒷담화로 풀어버리고 (Alright!) Alright
그대가 괴롭다면 노래 불러 소리 질러 날려버리고 (Alright!) Alright, Alright

*Repeat
Dance 자유란 게 뭐 그리 별거 있나 Just Get It Get It
소소한 일탈의 재미 둥둥둥 쿵쿵쿵
살아있는 그댈 느끼고 싶나 Just Grab It Grab It
가슴 뛰는 내 꿈들의 얘기 둥둥둥 쿵쿵쿵
(Because You Naughty, Naughty)
이제 걱정 하지마 앞엔 좋은 날이 올 거야 심각한 얘긴 다 뒤로 미뤄두고
오늘은 밝게 웃어봐 그대의 환한 웃음에 모두 기분 좋아져

*Repeat
**Repeat

Blow Your Mind 가라 Mr. Simple
Blow Your Mind 때가 왔잖아 두려워 말고
Blow Your Mind 가자 Mr. Simple
Blow Your Mind 가라 Mr. Simple


Victory Korea

Listening to this song makes me feel in the world cup stadium and watching a soccer game and when I listening this song I always follow Super Junior and shout (in my mind) "대한민국!" ^^

 



Lyric(credit : Daum + http://www.twelfs.com)

K.O.R.E.A 대한민국 화이팅!
K.O.R.E.A 태극전사 Let's Go!
K.O.R.E.A 대한민국 화이팅!
K.O.R.E.A 태극전사 Give it up!

[*]
Victory Victory Victory 꼬레아
Victory Victory Victory 꼬레아
승리를 향해 힘차게 외쳐봐
Victory Victory Victory 꼬 꼬 꼬레아

눈부신 태양아래 하나된 붉은 물결
뜨거운 열기 속에 우리는 태극전사
승리의 함성을 더 크게 외쳐봐
끝까지 달려 힘차게 앞으로

오 레 오, 오 오 레 오
한마음으로 승리의 노랠 불러
오 레 오, 오 오 레 오
다함께 외쳐봐 (대한민국)

[*]
Victory Victory Victory 꼬레아
Victory Victory Victory 꼬레아
승리를 향해 힘차게 외쳐봐
Victory Victory Victory 꼬 꼬 꼬레아

딴딴 따라 딴딴딴 딴딴
딴딴 따라 딴딴 (Oh~ Ha!)
딴딴 따라 딴딴딴 딴딴
딴딴 따라 딴딴 (대한민국!)

우리의 함성이 하나된 붉은
물결 영광의 그 순간을 모두 함께 느껴봐
나가자 앞으로 오로지 승리뿐
Victory Victory 꼬 꼬 꼬레아

오 레 오, 오 오 레 오
한마음으로 승리의 노랠 불러
오 레 오, 오 오 레 오
다함께 외쳐봐 (대한민국!)

[*]
Victory Victory Victory 꼬레아
Victory Victory Victory 꼬레아
승리를 향해 힘차게 외쳐봐
Victory Victory Victory 꼬 꼬 꼬레아

딴딴 따라 딴딴딴 딴딴
딴딴 따라 딴딴 (Oh~ Ha!)
딴딴 따라 딴딴딴 딴딴
딴딴 따라 딴딴 (대한민국!)

Let's go, let's go - let's (go! go! go! go!)
Let's go, let's go - let's get get together now
Let's go, let's go - let's go( go! go! go! go!)
Let's go, let's go - let's git git git give it up!

[*]
Victory Victory Victory 꼬레아
Victory Victory Victory 꼬레아
승리를 향해 힘차게 외쳐봐
Victory Victory Victory 꼬 꼬 꼬레아
 
Happiness
Nice beat and really Korean beat. I also remember Girls Generation also has some kind of the beat on this song. I really like it! ^^ This song is really cheering my day ^^





Lyric credit : humanoid483
한 번도 난 너를 잊어본 적 없어
오직 그대만을 생각했는 걸
그런 너는 뭐야 날 잊었던 거야
지금 내 눈에선 눈물 흘러 배신감
널 찾아갈까 생각했어
난 난 잘 모르겠어
이 세상이 돌고 있는 지금
난 너밖에 없지
할 말이 없어, 할 수도 없어
눈물도 없어 느낌도 없어
네 앞에서 있는 날 바라봐
널 위해 살아있는 날
약속된 시간이 왔어요
그대 앞에 있어요
두려움에 울고 있지만
눈물을 닦아 주었어요
그때 내 손 잡았죠
일어날 거야
함께 해 준 그대에게 행복을
눈 감고 그댈 그려요
맘속 그댈 찾았죠
나를 밝혀주는 빛이 보여
영원한 행복을 놓칠 순 없죠
그대 나 보이나요
나를 불러 줘요
그대 곁에 있을 거야
너를 사랑해
함께 해요 그대와 영원히
(Break it down)
한 번도 난 너를 잊어본 적 없어
오직 그대만을 생각했는 걸
그런 너는 뭐야 날 잊었던 거야
내 눈에선 눈물 글러 배신감
약속된 시간이 왔어요
그대 앞에 있어요
두려움에 울고 있지만
눈물을 닦아 주었어요
그때 내 손 잡았죠
일어날 거야
함께 해 준 그대에게 행복을
눈 감고 그댈 그려요
맘속 그댈 찾았죠
나를 밝혀주는 빛이 보여
영원한 행복을 놓칠 순 없죠
그대 나 보이나요
나를 불러 줘요
그대 곁에 있을 거야
너를 사랑해
함께 해요 그대와 영원히
저 파랑새들이 전해주는 행복이라는 건
늘 우리 곁에 가까이 있는 거죠 건
눈 감고 그댈 그려요
맘속 그댈 찾았죠
나를 밝혀주는 빛이 보여
영원한 행복을 놓칠 순 없죠
그대 나 보이나요
나를 불러 줘요
언제라도 그대 마음을 열어 보아요
앞엔 내가 있어요
나를 불러 줘요
그대 곁에 있을 거야
너를 사랑해
함께 해요 그대와 영원히




Video credits on Youtube :
32. Super Junior - Shining Star [Super Show 2 DVD] uploaded by kikiikyu
Super Junior 슈퍼주니어_Mr.Simple_MUSICVIDEO uploaded by SMTOWN
Super Junior(슈퍼주니어)_Victory Korea_MusicVideo uploaded by SMTOWN
[MV] Super Junior - 행복/Haengbok/Happiness uploaded by xlilhammx

Super Junior World Tour in Jakarta


When I got this poster from my friend's facebook, I read it more than five times, over and over, I still can't believe of what I see, this beloved Korean superstars will held the concert in Jakarta on April 2012. The concert as planned will held in two days only, but it extended one day into three days concert. This is one of the spectacular live show this year, especially for Indonesia which is "falling in love" with the Hallyu wave. Indonesia is one of the country which gets the great influence from Hallyu wave, as I see here Korean products sales jump up as high as the hallyu wave influences. Indonesia as a one of big population country in the world is a good place for Korea to expand their commodity, from Hallyu wave including Korean Drama which is the most popular, Kpop influence which makes Indonesians make some local Korean style boys/girls band and adapting the way of Korean style singing and dancing, fashion as I see here a lot of Korean style fashion are selling here, and also a lot of beauty products made in Korea are selling here by outlets or by online shops, Lotte supermarket is growing fast and still expanding, in IT sector, Samsung and LG are the king of IT and electronic products, tablet and touch screen mobile phone with Android OS are getting popular in Indonesia, and many more. It is very easy to find Korean products in Indonesia especially in Jakarta. Ok ... let's go back to the main topic about Super Junior. This April is closed very sweetly by Super Junior who held three days concert in Indonesia, all of Indonesian media are reporting on this group from a week ago until now. Not only about Super Junior, the media also describes about the Hallyu wave itself and how does it give the influence all over the world.

Although I did not come to the concert, I am very proud that the concerts ended in success.

Super Junior! thank you so much for comming, please come again, your fans are waiting for you here! ^^

I would like to share some of  media links about Super Junior's Concert in Jakarta, some of them written in English and Indonesian.

The Jakarta Post : 
The Jakarta Post is one of English newspaper in Indonesia.

Link :  http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/04/29/suju-dazzles-k-pop-enthusiasts-ancol.html


Antara News : 
Antara is The Indonesian news agency.


Link : http://www.antaranews.com/berita/308207/terimakasih-fans-indonesia-kata-suju


Republika :
Republika is one of Indonesian newspaper.
Link : http://www.republika.co.id/berita/en/jakarta-region-others/12/04/29/m376zd-super-junior-hysteria



Metro TV news :
Metro TV news is one of Indonesian broadcasting news television.
Link : http://www.metrotvnews.com/read/newsvideo/2012/04/28/149974/Suju-Bikin-Elf-Indonesia-Histeris/12

Video is included on this website.



by Maria Margareta






K.Will Korean Ballad Singer

He is one of my favorite Korean ballad singer. He has strong voice character and his voice range is very wide, especially for high notes. His bariton voice type can melting everyone's heart while listening to his voice completed with great song's compositions.
People know him as a singer, but beside that he's also a dancer, an actor and also working behind a stage as a composer and a song writer.  Born in South Korea on December 30th 1981 with name Kim Hyung Soo then given a stage name as K.Will, this young multitalented artist has released many albums and Kdrama soundtracks and also colaborations with another artists.
I hope we can see his acting in Kdrama someday.
Keep up the good work K.Will! ^^


Music Video is uploaded by starshipTV on Youtube

Sunday, April 22, 2012

My Korean Mask Painting Experience

Painting a Korean mask is my first experience. Thank you for Korean Cultural Center Indonesia for accomodating this opportunity. The Korean mask painting activities was held together with Korean Culture's Icon Exhibition also in Korea Cultural Center Indonesia.

Painting a mask needs more patience, because you have to paint in 3 dimension media. Creativity and imagination are the two important things for this activities. I would share my photos here and check this out ^^
 

 
 We can choose which one is the mask do you like

so I choose this mask! happy and friendly expression mask, and looks cute too ^^

the tools for the mask painting, oops! the painting brush were hiding in this picture...ㅎㅎㅎ~~

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...

and ...

This is my mask, I painted, I hope you like it ^^

It took one hour sharp to finish this painting. The unique fact, Korean masks are made from 한지 Hanji, the Korean paper. Hanji is a very strong paper. I proved this previous statement that the mask is still on the shape until now, even I put it on my bag, wrapped in a plastic bag without any protection, together with five thick and heavy books inside. Hanji is amazing! ^^

by Maria Margareta



Sunday, April 15, 2012

심청전 Simcheong Jeon a dutiful daughter story

When I visited Korea and took the subway everytime, I saw that people in Korea are very respectful to the elders. There are part of seats which are designated for elderly people and young people vacating his or her seat for the elders. I'm so very touched by that.

Then today when I was starting to learn Korean and opened my book, I found an interesting story which is still related with my previous experience in Korea.


The story of an exceedingly dutiful daughter named Simcheong Jeon. Simcheong Jeon was born in a poor family. She had a father who was blind and raised Simcheon Jeon by himself because her mother was passed away after delivered her.

There was a part of the sea called In Dang Soo, the most dangerous sea for the ships. The ships should sacrifice the virgin to keep the sea calm and they could go through that section safely. The virgin will paid as a price for her life.
In order to make her father cure from his blind, Simcheong Jeon wanted to give herself to be sacrified on In Dan Soo because she would paid and the money can be used for curing her father.
She lied to her father that she would go to somewhere to marry the rich man, after got the permission from her father, she went to the ship that brought her to the sea and she jumped to the water. She was safe, because the god of the sea was very touched with her love to her father was safe her and keep her alive in the big flower. The big flower then found by the merchant of the ship and he gave that big flower to the king. The king was very happy especially when he opened the flower and found Simcheong Jeon inside. Simcheong Jeon then married the king and lived happily ever after and took care of her father then he cured from his blind. She, then became the queen of the land.

Based on this story, a woman who is respectful with her parents and take good care of them is called a Simcheong. The Korean belief in the virtue of having a filial heart has led the public to feel the need to show respect for elders and not just one's own parents, and it happens until now, I can see younger age always vacating seats for the elders in public space either in the subway or other public transportation.

Simcheong Jeon story is also one of five pansori stories, the traditional Korean story telling drama, and has been made in animation movie. It is a good moral story for children to respect the elders and loving their parents.

Photo credit : www.kuhn.kr

Simcheong Jeon story is also presented by Universal Ballet of Korea on their world tour in Singapore. 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Cherry Blossom Spots in South Korea

Welcome spring and welcome blooming flowers. Cherry blossom is one of the most attractive flower while spring, it blooms near easter, and if you have a plan to visit Korea next year on spring and want to watch cherry blossom blooming I suggest you to set the itinerary few days after easter.
For this year some of cherry blossom festival will be held in South Korea from this week. I found a map of the location from olleh on facebook and I try to romanize it because it's written in Korean. I hope it will help you to trace the spots of cherry blossom in South Korea.




Video Credit : 
A fine day in spring, Seoul, Korea [Arirang TV] Published on by arirangnews on Youtube

Still Single ? Let's Celebrate The Black Day and Eating Jjajangmyun ^^

Missed from valentine's day dan white's day and still single? don't be sad. Korea has a special day for those who are still single. When ? yes! today is a special day for singles. Singles celebrate the black day every the 14th of April. When the valentine's and white's day come, there will be chocolates and candies everywhere, but no chocolate or candies for the black day. The special meal for the black day is 자장면 jjajangmyun.



Jjajangmyun is also called black noodle, is served with another ingredients which are cooked first together with the black sauce called jjajang which is made from dark soy bean and then stir together until they mixed before ready to eat. Besides as a special menu for the black day, jjajangmyun which is introduced for the first time by chinese migrants who lived in Incheon around 1905, is also a favorite dish in Korea and sometimes appeared in Korean drama such as Coffee Prince and Goong S.

so singles, Happy Black Day! and enjoy jjajangmyun together with your friends ^^


  Video credit :
인천 자장면 골목 uploaded by maranata7ful  on Youtube

Thursday, April 12, 2012

KDrama Review : 발효가족 Fermentation Family




Before I watched this drama, I heard the OST of this Kdrama first, mmm sounds nice and very Korean style, they put traditional Korean instruments mixed with modern instruments and also put Arirang in that song. I really like it, this is the reason, why then I searched for the DVD because I was so courious about this drama.
Peaceful location, simple love story, with full moral of the story and also great descriptions about Korean aspects are my conclusions after watching this drama. The smart director and a script writer who put a lot of Korean icons in this drama, indirectly the great way to promote about Korea through drama.
Let's say it captures and describes various types of kimchi and also tells the meaning and philosophy, a lot of items of Korean dish, hanok, bojagi, maedeup, hanbok especially men's hanbok which is use in the daily life, all of them are captured in this drama. About the moral of story, this film also talk about family, love, and friendship, also tought us how to love the nature and life balancing with the nature. The story about gangster and the missing child, I think is just an additional story for this drama.
It is good for those who love to watch Kdrama and also want to learn about Korea.

I recommend this drama.


Casts :
Song Il-Guk as Ki Ho-Tae   
Park Jin-Hee as Lee Kang-San
Lee Min-Young as Lee Woo-Joo   
Choi Jae-Sung as Kang Do-Sik   
Kang Shin-Il as Lee Ki-Chan
Kim Young-Hoon as Oh Hae-Joon
Yoon Hee-Soo as Na Eun-Bi
Lee Dae-Geun as Mr. Sul
Kim Byeong-Chun as Han Pyung-Man
Lee Il-Hwa as Jung Geum-Joo


by Maria Margareta

Video on Youtube :
Park Sun-Joo(박선주) _ Heaven, Earth & Man(천지인) (Fermentation Family OST) Published by LOENENT
                                                 [Korean food] Korean Traditional Kimchi 19 Story Published by jungah0

도장 Dojang

도장 Dojang is a Korean personal seal with the owner name craved on it. The use of seal had become popular in The Three Kingdoms period. Now, the seal is using for legal documents or official documents such as business transactions etc, it added also with the signature. In Korea, the personal seal is registered and should keep securely.
The material of the seal could be made from wood, jade or other materials.

The Korean seal is also made for souvenir. Some of the souvenir shop at tourist spots like Insa-dong, offering the Korean seal souvenir. Because it is used just as an souvenir, we can choose the name we want to crave on it.
It takes around 30 - 45 minutes to wait until your seal is ready to use.

Here is my Korean seal craved my name in Hangul ^^


 by Maria Margareta

Korean Culture's Icon Exhibition in KCC Indonesia

This exhibition shows us some of Korean arts and handycrafts which made by details and have a lot of ornaments. Very details and needs time in the process of making. Korean arts also have a lot of phylosophical meaning which are mentioned in shapes, colors, pictures and ornaments. Here are some photos I captured in Korean Culture's Icon Exhibition in Korean Cultural Center Jakarta Indonesia. This exhibition still held until April 20th, 2012. If you have interested about Korean art especially handycrafts which also have the historical record, this exhibition is very good to visit.

my reflexion on the jewelry box's mirror. Photo Maria Margareta

Icon #1 : Pottery crafts.
 

Icon #2 : Seashell on the Woods crafts.
All of this crafts are displayed on the table.



Icon#3 :  The metal crafts.

Icon#4 : Korean embroidery.
also including maedeup (Korean knots), bojagi.

일월오봉도 (Irworobongdo) Painting of The Sun, Moon and the Five Peaks"
The folding screen with a highly stylized landscape painting of a sun and moon, five peaks, which always was set behind the king's royal throne during The Joseon Dynasty. The sun and moon symbolize the king and queen. The five peaks denotes the mythical place.  

일월오봉도 in Gyeongbokgung Photo Maria Margareta
Embroidered folding screen


 Made by details.

 Photos Maria Margareta

Monday, April 9, 2012

T Money good solution for Travelling in Korea

I had some questions when I went to Korea last year, why there is a lot of coins change after buying something or other transactions? I got coins as a change from subway ticket machine, I got coins as a change after buying meals (especially in convenience stores). So that I put my coins in the plactic bag and my pocket got heavier because of that coins. I tried to use that coins as much as I could but until the last day, I still had a lot of coins stayed in my pocket, wow Korean coins love my pocket hahaha they love to stay longer in my pocket. I didn't think another solution about this.
And because of that coins, I had to open my bag, taken out by belongings and showed them to the custom officer in Incheon Int'l airport, because she was suspicious about the metal in my bag and forced me to open my bag. And I showed her my plastic bag full with Korean Won coins and said "Miss, this is because of this. I have a lot of coins". I never forget her expression when she saw it. 

Photo by Maria Margareta
Based of my experience, I think I should take another way to reduce the remaining of my coins in my pocket when I return to Korea someday. and the solution is... T-Money.

It is easy to use T-money MPass because it can be used in many place and public transportation. Such as subways, convenience stores, or many places. The T-money counter can be  found in Incheon International Airport or other places.

Some of the useful links below :





It's a good solution for foreigners to get more convenient while travelling in Korea.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Dream Insect Exhibition and Experience April 1st ~ August 26th 2012

Good exhibition about insects and to introduce insects everyone who are interested with this creature will be held in The Sangsang Toktok Gallery of The Dream Forest Arts Center, Seoul South Korea.


Time/Date: 10:00~18:00, April 1 ~ August 26 (closed on Mondays)
Venue: Sangsang Toktok Gallery, Dream Forest Arts Center
Admission: 9,000 won (for all age groups)
 
Directions:
To the Visitor Center (East Gate)
    Subway line #1 to Wolgye Station (exit #2, 50 meters, then take bus #147) or Seokgye Station (exit #7, 20 meters across the street, then take Seongbuk bus 14)
    Subway line #4 to Mia Station (exit #10, 10 meters, then take Seongbuk bus #09 or #11)
    Subway line #6 to Dolgoji Station (exit #3, 30 meters, then take bus #147)
    Subway line #7 to Hagye Station (exit #5, 100 meters, then take bus #149)


To the Art Center and Observatory (West Gate)
    Subway line #4 to Mia Station (exit #2, 40 meters across the street, then take Seongbuk bus 05) or (exit #3, 70 meters, then take bus #1124)
 

Yin Chi Hyeok The 4th Solo Exhibition at Korean Cultural Center Jakarta

"Over the years, the mind and the thirst that I feel in the world of my works were has been same alike. In His time, I discovered the touch and traces. And they leaded me, who always lack, into strong impression. Also; helped me to see bigger picture about what HE's going to perform.


Seems like we're in hte time that changeless for everyday, but after a long ting passes, we will realize what path we walked and which direction we were going to. This makes us to understand the feelings of a farmer who plow and sow seeds in his field.


My emotions, memories, motivations and experiences become seed and through the process of plant and cultivate, forms pieces of works as a fruit, which brings pleasure in HIS big vision.


There's no such a seed as big as the fruit that it can bear.


Even though the seed and the fruit are not look like another, but there's logic hides in the seed of become a big tree. Therefore, I want to sow these seeds to everyone's mind who faces my works, and I hope these sowed seeds all scatter over and cultivate the new land, which will forms a big forest".
 February 2012, Yin Chi Hyeok

Seeing of his paintings in this exhibition such as fulfill my empty space of my emotion room in my heart. Meditavite paintings with good materials, creative imagination and deep meaning of philosophy. So that's why I captured all of his works on this exhibition. I felt relieved when seeing of those paintings.
The funny story behind this exhibition, was when I captured some photos, I saw an ajjushi who also looked at those paintings and also captured something with his mobile phone camera, I thought that he was a visitor like me and I did not realized that an ajjushi who was with me is the painter! ha ha ha. When I filled the guest book then he came over me and said he would contact my by email for the upcoming event. I had a small conversation with him before he went lunch. I hope I can meet him in the future time to interview him. This exhibition was held in March 2th ~ 16th 2012 in Korean Cultural Centre Jakarta.




Artist's Profile :

Mr. Yin Chi Hyeok was born in 1962 in Seoul, South Korea. He graduated in 1985 from Western painting major from Hongik Art University, Seoul. He entered Shalom Seminary in year 1998 and became a pastor of Chang-Jo missionary church in Incheon, South Korea. He came to Indonesia in 2003 and has been lived here for 9 years. There are some exhibitions he had from 2005 until now. Ten times group exhibition and his four times solo painting exhibition had been held in Jakarta and Cikarang area, two of them had been held in Korean Cultural Centre Jakarta. Besides his activity as an fine artist, Mr. Yin Chi Hyeok is also a cooperative pastor for some of Christianity churches in Jakarta.





One of my favorites : HISTOY 2012 – 008


HISTOY 2012 – 008 

어떤의식 보다, 어떤 행위보다, 어떤 희생과 드림보다 우리가 할 수 있는 최선과 최고의 일은 우리의 왕되신 그분을 찬양하는 것이다.
그분이 그분되게 하는 것! 그것이 나와 당신의 비전이다!

The best thing we can do is not some ceremony nor some actions, nor some sacrifice, but praise him who is our king.
Let him be he! That’s your and my vision!

시150:1~6
” 너희는 주를 찬양하라. 그 성소에서 하나님을 찬양하고 그의 권능의 창공에서 그를 찬양하라. 그의 능하신 행적들로 인하여 그를 찬양하며 그의 뛰어난 위대하심을 따라 그를 찬양하라. 나팔 소리로 그를 찬양하며 솔터리와 하프로 그를 찬양하라. 탬버린과 춤으로 그를 찬양하며 현악기들과 오르간들로 그를 찬양하라. 큰 소리 내는 심벌즈로 그를 찬양하며 높은 소리 내는 심벌즈로 그를 찬양하라. 호흡이 있는 모든 것들로 주를 찬양케 하라. 너희는 주를 찬양할지어다.”

Psalms 150:1~6
“Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.”









Here is my favorite too : HISTOY 2012 – 018
 

HISTOY 2012 – 018
파란하늘에 작은 깃털 하나가 날라가듯, 아주 작고 미미하게, 아니 전혀 아무 것도 느끼지 못하는 그런 임재의 시간을 지나갈때…
우리는 그 분의 존재함에 대해 회의론자 같은 의문을 느끼게 된다.
하지만 언제 그 먼길을 걸어왔는지, 어떻게 그 일들을 해냈는지 문득 깨달을 때… “아 ! 나는 절대로 혼자 할 수 없는 일을 해나가고 있었구나 !”
나는 그 분을 느끼지는 못했지만, 지나온 삶의 열매들이 그 분의 흔적과 도우심을 절실히 깨닫게 한다.

Like a small feather flies in blue sky, when we pass through the time that is very small and slight that can’t feel anything… we have doubts about his existence like a skeptic.
However, when we realize suddenly about when we walked through that long path and how we accomplished those things… we think “Ah! I was completing things that never can do alone!”
I couldn’t feel him, but the fruits of past life help me to realize his trace and help.
 
시27:7~9
” 오 주여, 내가 내 음성으로 부르짖을 때 들으시고 또 나에게 자비를 베푸셔서 내게 응답하소서. 주께서 말씀하시기를 “너희는 내 얼굴을 찾으라.” 하셨을 때에 내 마음이 주께 말씀드리기를 “주여, 내가 주의 얼굴을 찾으리이다.” 하였나이다. 주의 얼굴을 내게서 숨기지 마시고 주의 종을 노하심으로 버리지 마소서. 주께서 나의 도움이 되셨으니 오 내 구원의 하나님이여, 나를 떠나지 마시고 나를 버리지 마소서.”

Psalms 27:7~9
“Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my hear said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek. Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.”


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Photos and digital editing : 
Maria Margareta

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

My Korean Music Genres

When I became addicted to Korea for the first time, it wasn't through Kpop. In fact, I felt strange with Kpop when I heard that for the first time. Why? because I thought I'm too old for listening to the Kpop ha ha ha.
In my opinion, Kpop is more suitable for younger age such as the teenagers than me. My definition about Kpop here, is a genre which is related with boybands or girl's group, although I realize that the real definition about Kpop is wider than I thought. But later then, I'm so thankful with Kpop! ^^ big thank's to Super Junior and Girls Generation, I even become a big fan to both of you now ^^ Why I'm so thankful ? because I found another of Korean music genres that I haven't known before after I know Super Junior and others.

Photo credit : ksnaps.sg













I classify my favorite Korean music genre into three groups, they are :

Korean indie bands/groups
Through my observations, each of Korean indie band or group has an unique character with Korean style rhythm. Simple compositions and easy listening. The group also played live and accoustic in the music video, so that I know exactly the musicians skills while playing the instrument and identifying the voice character of the singer. I thought they are so great young musicians! ^^
은초 and 모든 Moden are some of my favorite Korean indie groups.

Korean crossover and electropop genres
I already asked for my self, "is there any Korean band who performs the Brazillian rhythms mixed with Korean traditional instruments?" and the answer is yes! 
Bossanova in Korean style, can be found only in Korea!^^
Electropop is also my fave, has upbeat or slowbeat with easylistening melody, can be chilled my day when listening this and also tapping my foot ha ha ha . Stone Jazz, Oriental Express, Humming Urban Stereo and Clazziquai Project are my favorite in these genres.

Classical Korean style
A lot of classical Korean style compositions can be found as a backsong in Korean dramas. If I compare with other compositions from other countries, it is also has unique characters. Light and sweet melody compositions played in the orchestra with strong violins part and piano solo are some of the Korean style melody character for this genre.Yang Bang Ean and Yiruma are my favorite in this genre.

by Maria Margareta

The WKB's Welcoming Ceremony, March 2012

Here is about us! The Worldwide Korea Bloggers! ^^ check this out! ^^



Video credit :
Welcoming Ceremony for the WKBs uploaded by GatewayToKorea on Youtube