Monday, November 29, 2010

Matt Cardle sings Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Matt Cardle > Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

You make me like all of the song you sang in the show :)

Matt Cardle sings Knights in White Satin

Matt Cardle > Knights in White Satin

Matt, you're amazing :)
You're totally deserve to win this year!

You are always more than I expected.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Kimbap Cheonguk, a Korean food Chain!

To be honest, I cannot say this is the best restaurant I've ever visited. Oh, definitely not! However, I should talk about this restaurant on my blog, because I've been thinking about their food which is typical Korean since I left Korea.

"Kimbap Cheonguk"

Kimbap is a Korean style roll and Cheonguk means heaven. Haha To me, the name seems to be pretty childish, but it would be good to appeal to Koreans! Everyone can notice what kind of restaurant it is even though they only mention one type of Korean food in the name.
They sell Bunsik, flour based Korean food. Indeed, Kimbap is not flour based, but Koreans put it into the same category as Bunsik.

What I dare to say is that Kimbap Cheonguk is one of the cheapest places where people can have a full meal, one of the largest Korean food chains, and one of the most successful restaurants in Korea as well.

Then, why are they doing well in Korea?

Firstly, everything is very cheap and cheerful!
Secondly, there are lots of menus that you can enjoy selecting from. Roughly, 50 to 70?
Thirdly, it feels homely. The restuarant is not overly decorated and usually an old woman wearing an apron serves you like your mother!

There should be hundreds of reasons why it has succeeded, but those are the main ones, I think.

Oh, the last time I went was already the summer in 2009. I miss Korean food so much.

I would like to show you luxury Korean food that PGA champions like Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, Phil Mickelson, and Youngeun Yang had for Champions Dinner! Click here: Y.E Yang hosts PGA dinner - Korean cuisine on menu!

Are you adventurous? Then, I'll introduce adventurous Korean foods! Click here: Korean foods for the adventurous

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The fandom in Korea

I'm so glad that lots of people are getting interested in the Korean wave  or K-pop nowadays. Whenever I read any article about the Korean wave or K-pop, I remember when I was a teenager. I used to be a big fan of Shinhwa, one of the popular boyboands in Korea.

a popular Korean boyband Shinhwa

Today, I'm going to introduce several culture of fan clubs in Korea as a former fan of Shinhwa. Every fan club has their own culture, so what I'm talking about is just something very general.

1. Fan club has their own color!

Yes, you may literally understand what that means.
Every fan club has their own color to express themselves. Also, that makes them easy to indentify themselves and recognize who's fan others are among numerous fans in a concert where many singers perform.

Shinhwa's fans in Shinhwa concert

For example, orange represents Shinhwa, so I would have an orange jacket on with an orange balloon when I attended the concert. As I remember, white is for HOT, red is for FILKL, purple is for SES, green is for Click-B and skyblue is for god.

2. Special slogans for the stars!

We had special slogans for the stars such as 'a little prince', 'a killer smile', or something like that. The interesting thing is all fans are chanting the slogans in time to the starr's music in concert. That's why the fans have to memorize all the slogans before the concert. I liked this kind of thing, because I could enjoy the song in the differendt way. Can you imaging all fans including you chating the same slogans at the same time to the music? It was really fun! To me, this was sort of play.

3. Fan's fiction 'Fanfic'

Some very creative fans write fanfics which stand for Fan's Fiction. The star they love is the main charactor in the fanfic and the fanfics are mainly about love stories. However, there are lots of fanfics about homosexual love especially when the fiction is for a band consist of the same gender, becuase the fans don't want them to love others. It could be kind of jealousy! Oh, just because they write and read homosexual fanfics doesen't mean that they are homosexcual. Also, none of the fans thinks that the fiction would be real! They already know very well that's just a fiction for fun.

There are thousands of interesting cultures and stories in the Korean fandom. I think the fandom provides you with another way to enjoy the Korean wave and K-pop!
Looking back on it now, I was just a fan of the fandom instead of Shinhwa. That was my favorite play to relieve stress which was from studying all day. I experienced and learned a lot of things thanks to the fandom!

If you're interested in the Korean wave or the history of K-pop, I'd like to introduce this post: Wonder Girls release new single – 2 different tears/ the history of K-pop
Click the link above! You can get well-organized information =)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

[Daniel Henney] An inside tour of Seoul

Who doesn't want to visit Seoul even though Daniel Henney introduce there like this? ♥
That's why I'm going to Seoul this December! See you, Daniel =D

It'd be fabulous if I could meet him in person in Seoul >_<

To watch this video, you have to visit Youtube!

[Daniel Henney] VOGUE interview

Daniel Henney :)
I like the way he thinks.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Matt Cardle > The First Time

Matt Cardle > The First Time

Matt, that was absolutely stunning, fantastic and amazing.
I love your song more than the original version.

The first time, ever I saw your face,
I thought the Sun rose in your eyes
And the moon and stars were the gifts you gave
To the dawn and endless sky,The first time, ever I kissed your lips,
I felt the earth, move in my hands
Like the trembling heart, of a captive bird
That was at my command, my love.
The first time, ever I lay with you,
I felt your heart, so close to mine
And I knew our joy, would fill the earth,
And last, 'til the end of time.
The first time, ever I saw your face,
Your face,
Your face,
Your face...

Saturday, November 6, 2010

G20 Seoul Summit 2010

G20 Seoul Summit 2010 has taken place in Korea. If you want more information, click the link I put above.

Vanilla Lucy > French Love

Vanilla Lucy > French Love

I imagined listening to this song in France, but I still don't understand why the title is French Love.
Personally, I don't think the title matches with this song perfectly..
Oh, that doesn't mean that there's another proper title. I just thought like that.

Anyway, I love this song =)

Probably, I should listen to the song in France :D
It will be the end of this year possibly? haha Hopefully!