Saturday, 26 October 2013

8 Korean commercials

Today i came across a site that was showing 8 weird commercials of korea, 
I'm pretty sure that the last one of them is banned in korea or send out late because of the idea you can get of it. But still it's worth to take a look at them, and maybe to find even more strange korean commercials. Of course every country has his normal and weird commercials, but are those as weird as these?

Sunday, 8 September 2013

[DRAMA] The King and I


  • Drama: King and I
  • Revised romanization: Wangkwa Na
  • Hangul: 왕과 나
  • Director: Jae-gyeong Kim
  • Writer:
  • Network: SBS
  • Episodes: 63
  • Release Date: August 27, 2007 - April 1, 2008
  • Runtime: Mon & Tues 21:55
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea


In the Joseon Dynasty period, the kingdom was enveloped in a political maelstrom. Cheo-seon was born as a posthumous child and separated from his mother immediately. He was raised by Weol-hwa and the old Swe-gwi, who ran the eunuch school. When he meets So-hwa, the daughter of a powerful noble, he falls in love with her immediately. He voluntarily becomes a eunuch to be close to So-hwa and is assigned to work for Cho Chi-gyeom, a senior eunuch. Entering the royal palace, he sees King, Sung-Jong and So-hwa spend their first night together. He becomes So-hwa’s loyal protector. As the political battles rage on among the courtesans and wives in the palace, So-hwa is chosen by the king to be his queen and Cheo-seon vows to be her loyal servant. But So-hwa is eventually dethroned as the queen and leaves the palace in disgrace. Cheo-seon helplessly watches these events unfold and he secretly helps So-hwa. But in a cruel twist of fate, he is the one chosen to execute So-hwa’s death sentence by serving her a bowlful of poison. After So-hwa dies, he looks after her son King, Yeonsangun as if he were his own son....


King and I-Oh Man-Seok.jpg King and I-Ku Hye-Seon.jpg King and I-Ko Joo-Won.jpg King and I-Jeon Kwang-Leol.jpg King and I-Yang Mi-Kyeong.jpg
Oh Man-Seok Ku Hye-Seon Ko Joo-Won Jeon Kwang-Leol Yang Mi-Kyeong
Kim Cheo-Sun Yoon So-Hwa King Sung-Jong Jo chi-Kyum Queen Jung-Hee
King and I-Jeon In-Hwa.jpg King and I-Yang Jeong-A.jpg King and I-Lee Il-Jae.jpg King and I-Sun Woo Jae Duk.jpg King and I-Choi Jung-Won (1971).jpg
Jeon In-Hwa Yang Jeong-A Lee Il-Jae Sun Woo Jae Duk Choi Jung-Won
King Sung-Jong's mother Choe-Sun's mother Kim Ja-Myung Yoon Ki-Kyun So-Hwa's mother
King and I-Lee Jin.jpg King and I-Kim Sa-Rang.jpg King and I-Han Da-Min.jpg King and I-Han So-Jung (1980).jpg King and I-Yoon Hye-Kyung.jpg
Lee Jin Kim Sa-Rang Han Da-Min Han So-Jung Yoon Hye-Kyung
queen Jung-Hyun Uh Woo-Dong queen Kong-Hye king's concubine Uhm king's concubine Jung
King and I-Shin Goo.jpg King and I-Jeon Hye-Bin.jpg King and I-Kim Soo-Mi.jpg King and I-Yun Yu-Seon.jpg King and I-Ahn Kil-Kang.jpg
Shin Goo Jeon Hye-Bin Kim Soo-Mi Yun Yu-Seon Ahn Kil-Kang
Eunuch No Sul-Young old woman So-Gwi Wol-Hwa Kae Do-Chi
King and I-Kang Nam-Kil.jpg King and I-Kim Jung-Min (1989).jpg King and I-Ahn Jae-Mo.jpg King and I-Lee Gun-Joo.jpg King and I-Kim Da-Hyun.jpg
Kang Nam-Kil Kim Jung-Min Ahn Jae-Mo Lee Gun-Joo Kim Da-Hyun
Eunuch trainer Choi Beo Deul Yi Jung Han-Soo Song Kae-Nam Choi Ja-Chi
King and I-Kang In-Hyeong.jpg King and I-Kim Ha-Kyun.jpg King and I-Kim Myeong-Su.jpg King and I-Han Jeong-Su.jpg King and I-Kim So-Hyun (1977).jpg
Kang In-Hyeong Kim Ha-Kyun Kim Myeong-Su Han Jung-Soo Kim So-Hyun
Moon So-Woon Jang Soon-Moo Yang Sung-Yoon Do Geum-Pyo Jo chi-Kyum's wife
King and I-Kim Byeong-Se.jpg King and I-Yoo Dong-Hyuk (1984).jpg King and I-Jeong Tae-Woo.jpg King and I-Kim Jong-Kyeol.jpg
Kim Byeong-Se Yoo Dong-Hyuk Jeong Tae-Woo Kim Jong-Kyeol
King Se-Jo King Ye-Jong King Yeon-San Han Myung-Hwe
King and I-Joo Min-Soo (1994).jpg King and I-Park Bo-Young.jpg King and I-Yoo Seung-Ho.jpg King and I-Kim Hie-Jeong (1992).jpg King and I-Jo Jung-Eun (1996).jpg
Joo Min-Soo Park Bo-Young Yoo Seung-Ho Kim Hee-Jung Jo Jung-Eun
Kim Cheo-Sun Yoon So-Hwa King Sung-Jong Queen Kong-Hye Beo Deul Yi
(young) (young) (young) (young) (young)
King and I-Baek Seung-Do (1995).jpg King and I-Maeng Chang-Min.jpg King and I-Yoo Tae-Woong (1994).jpg King and I-Jeon Ha-Eun.jpg
Baek Seung-Do Maeng Chang-Min Yoo Tae-Woong Jeon Ha-Eun
Jung Han-Soo Song Kae-Nam Choi Ja-Chi Moon So-Woon
(young) (young) (young) (young)
Additional Cast Members:

My own thought about this drama: I came across this drama on arirang TV (English TV channel of korea defentily worth to watch) and only saw 2 episodes of the drama yet. You are used that 1 episode is 1 hour or longer but in this serie they only are around 30 minutes. But have much more episodes then the most drama's. I was caughted at a point when they cut the testikels of the boy (you don't see anything of only blood that comes on other people so don't worry :P) So try to check it out and if you already have seen the drama tell me about it what you thought!

If you want to watch it online you can do that here: and i hope you will enjoy the drama just like i hope i will enjoy it to!

Saturday, 7 September 2013

[Newspaper] The soul of Seoul

Yesterday in the newspaper i found some article about Korea. It was about the soul of korea and the things you really should do when you go there.

What it's writing in this article are the 5 things you need to do when you go to seoul! and also the best times to travel to korea


The soul of Seoul

Big chance that you don't directly get travel Jitters when you think about south-korea. That is why the Metro give 5 travel tips to dream away. 

 1. Explore the metropool of 25 million
    The coming in the endless tangle of Daewoo car's, Samsung skycrabbers and Hyundai shopping centra is more overwelming then 3 crazy days in the beefhive (Bijenkorf). Start your travel in Seoul slowly. Get into the rhythm in the palace of Changdeok, across the Cheonggyeriver or the student area Hongik, where saterdays the students sell handmade bags, impellers and commic books. In the evening you go via Namdaemunmarket, where you can be amazed on the silkworms with lots of omega-3 and preserving jars with ginseng roots to Namsan. That hill is like an island in the concrete jungle, where you look down from the Korean version of the Euromast. Still not a culture shock? Visit the 30,000 stores of Dongdaemun, because they are open all night.

2. Climb the roof of the city

the best thing Bukhanberg, just outside Seoul, the Koreans are reluctant scramble in the weekends. Because although you can stand within two hours they get halfway up the climb their rolled Sushie and kimchi (fermented cabbage) from their backpacks. They drink soju-like pine needles with a drink as strong as vodka and fresh as the pine forest. with a good drink they will meet the last leg that runs along Buddhist temples, on stairs and through a few meters of steel cables to the top. Are you there with the Koreans, then you have a 360 degree panorama of the metropolis and surrounding mountains. Maybe you can see on the horizon are. Even North Korea

3.Experience tensions on the border

There is no border in the world where the tension is so intense as on the border of North Korea and South Korea. with an excursion bus you can visit the border area from the capital. which is only 53 kilometers away. The tour starts with the signing of a waiver after you enter the domain of bunkers, roadblocks, secret tunnels and tanks escorted by armed American soldiers. Every now and then you look at absurd propaganda flags or lifeless cities in North Korea. Right on the border near panmunjom, are sometimes barracks where discussions take place between north and south. walk a circle around the conference table in the middle you can only hope that the door suddenly flies open on the north side.

4. Sweat it out in the bathhouse

of a regular sauna is a korean not hot or cold, because living is at least once a month in a bathhouse. The ritual in such jumjulbang starts on a plastic stool in front of the mirror. Poodle Nude is cleaned, shaved and scrubbed. After a round Finnish saunas is the float ride in the healing baths. What exactly is it depends on the bathhouse. With some luck you should do it with mineral rich water, but in a little jimjilbang badder you coffee, pine needles, mud or bitter ginseng. In the mixed space lie in your one size fits all t-shirt and shorts puffing on salt stone gravel or sit next to a snowman in the ice room. A movie theater, dormitory and internet space belong anywhere as standard, because in Korean bathhouses is the day and night sweats and play.

5. Live with the monks

There is also a south korea where time stands still for centuries. Buddhist blush berfachtige parameters are spread over the area of the peninsula. whom the pace of the forest and the mountains wants to experience staying in a temple. Often the complexes consist of a collection of painted wooden buildings with gel walls and curved eaves, texts with chinese wijheden, Buddha images and a lot of rest. During the day you follow the tea ceremonies, discuss about your wisdom, you eat vegan, you mumbling mantras and meditate with the monks. Thus there around four o'clock in the morning 108 times kneeling on a cushion. Although you this in the middle of the night on your tatami is tumbled, gives meditating under the watchful eye of a smiling Buddha a real euphoric feeling.

Some practical things for those who want to south korea.
- To go there (from Netherlands) can fly to Seoul from 599 euros, a three-month visa issued upon arrival.

Best travel times. Winters and summers are hot and wet bar. Therefore travel in April, May, June, September or October.

Health. Protection against hepatitis A and DTP get recommended.

Hotels, a hotel room can be a gamble. Western chains such as Best Western are barely more expensive but a safe choice
[Transelation still not good still for check up used google transelate as base]   


Saturday, 10 August 2013


This week and very first post is for TVXQ, I start with them because it's my favorite band, but don't worry i shall make updates about other bands or singers as well.

Tong Vfang Xien Qi (東方神起; Rising Gods of the East) (also known as Dong Bang Shin Ki (동방신기) in Korea and Tohoshinki (東方神起) in Japan, or by the acronyms TVXQ, DBSK, TVfXQ) is a K-Pop/J-Pop male duo (formerly five-member group) from Korea. They debuted in Korea in 26 december 2003 under SM Entertainmentlabel with the single "Hug", 

and in April, 2005 in Japan under rhythm zone label with the single "Stay With Me Tonight". 

In 2009 legal disputes arisen with SM Entertainment leaving at that moment the future of the group in Korea uncertain. In 2009 a lawsuit was put up by 3 members, Jaejoong, yoochun and Junsu. (JYJ) It was against there unfair contract. The other 2 members remained in SM ent. The other 3 members made there own band called JYJ. It was a silent time for both sides, sm made sure right after jyj made there first album that the 3 could not appear in shows. The 3 only could appear on tv by acting in a drama. The other 2 came back for the first time during sm town, before that time it had been more silence around them then JYJ. One year later, in April 2010, avex stated through a press release that their activities in Japan were also put in hold or suspended.
On April 14, 2010, it was announced the creation of a new group JUNSU / JEJUNG / YUCHUN by the three members that started the legal disputes. On November 23, 2010, SM Entertainment announced Tong Vfang Xien Qi comeback including only two members, U-Know and Max.
They own various records in Japan, with the single "Purple Line" they become first foreign male-group to have a #1 single on Oricon charts, Tohoshinki also broke Elton John's record for the highest first week sales by a foreign artist, which lasted for twelve years and four months with their 29th single "BREAK OUT!", and the release of their first best album, BEST SELECTION 2010, in February 2010 become the most sold album in its first week by a foreign group selling 412,861 copies.

From left to right- Kim Junsu, Park Yoochun, Kim Jaejoong, Shim Changmin and Jung Yunho (leader)



U-Know (or YUNHO in Japan) is a Korean singer and actor. He is the leader of the SM Entertainment group 
Tong Vfang Xien Qi, and of the one-time unitSM The Performance.

  • Real Name: Jung Yun Ho (정윤호)
  • Korean Stage Name: U-Know, U-Know Yunho (유노윤호)
  • Korean Stage Name: YUNHO (ユンホ)
  • Birthdate: February 6, 1986 (age 27)
  • Birthplace: Gwangju, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 184cm
  • Weight: 66kg
  • Family: Father, mother and younger sister
  • Skills: Dancing, Rapping, Aikido, Taekwondo
  • Hobbies: Music, Reading, Sports
  • Religion: Christian
  • Favorite Artists: The Gospellers, MISIA and Nakashima Mika


Max (or CHANGMIN in Japan) is a Korean singer and actor. He is the youngest member of the SM Entertainment


  • Korean Stage Names: Max, Choikang Changmin (최강창민)
  • Japanese Stage Name: CHANGMIN (チャンミン)
  • Real Name: Shim Chang Min (심창민)
  • Birthdate: February 18, 1988 (age 25)
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Blood Type: B
  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 61kg
  • Religion: Buddhist
  • Favorite Artists: Kobukuro, MISIA

TVXQ ex- Members

Kim Jae Joong

Kim Jae Joong (also known as Jaejoong/JEJUNG and previously known as Hero) is a Korean Pop singer and actor. 
He is a member of the trio JYJ, and former member of the SM entertainment group Tong Vfang Xien Qi.


  • Korean Stage Name: Jaejoong (재중)
  • Japanese/English Stage Name: JEJUNG (ジェジュン)
  • Former Korean Stage Names: Hero, YoungWoong Jaejoong (영웅재중)
  • Birth Name: Han Jae Joong (한재중)
  • Birthdate: January 26, 1986 (age 27)
  • Birthplace: Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea
  • Blood Type: O
  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 63kg
  • Family: Adoptive parents, eight adoptive older sisters (he was the youngest), 
one half-brother, one half-sister (both younger), birth parents
  • Religion: Christian, Atheist before joining TVXQ
  • Favorite Artists: Sisqó, R. Kelly, Yoo Young Jin, Fukuyama Masaharu, 
     Tokunaga Hideaki, Kubota Toshinobu, L'Arc~en~Ciel

Kim Jun Su

 Kim Jun Su (김준수) (also known as Junsu or XIA) is a Korean Pop singer and musical actor.
 He is a member of the trio JYJ, and former member of theSM Entertainment group Tong Vfang Xien Qi.


  • Korean Stage Names: Junsu (준수), XIA, Xiah Junsu (시아준수)
  • Japanese/English Stage Names: JUNSU (ジュンス), Xiah
  • Birthdate: December 15, 1986 (age 26) (Registered on January 1, 1987)
  • Birthplace: Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Blood Type: B
  • Height: 178cm
  • Weight: 60kg
  • Family: Twin brother, singer ZUNO
  • Religion: Christian

Park Yoo Chun

Park Yoo Chun (also known as Yoochun/YUCHUN and formerly known as Micky) is a Korean Pop singer and actor. 
He is a member of the trio JYJ, and former member of the SM Entertainment group Tong Vfang Xien Qi.

Name: Park Yoo Chun (박유천)Profile

  • Korean Stage Name: Yoochun (유천)
  • Former Korean Stage Namea: Micky, Micky Yoochun (믹키유천)
  • Japanese/English Stage Name: YUCHUN (ユチョン)
  • Birthdate: June 4, 1986 (age 27)
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea (grew up in Chantilly, Virginia, USA)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 64kg
  • Family: Mother, father, younger brother (Ricky)
  • Religion: Christian
  • Favorite Artists: BeBe Winans, Sade, Yoo Young JinFukuyama Masaharu

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