Monday, September 9, 2013

I call this K-POP art.

I found these two brilliant idea
of re-interpreting old Korean folk art into...
its own commercial art.

1. Grill5

( The original artwork below comes from Chosun Dynasty.
Drawn by Shin Yoon-Bok, titled "Wol-Ha-Jeong-In" (월하정인)
Obviously, the man and the woman are attracted to each other,
meeting illegally when everybody's asleep.
Despite the moon is even facing the ground, keeping their secrets,
the woman and the man have different paths to take
that this love cannot be made through.

It was fun to see contemporized,
and some kind of rhetoric sense is melted in 
Grill5 commercial that man has brought the best food
to the woman and guiding the way to go out in a quiet night.

If you can read Korean, visit the link below
to go into a depth about the secret of this painting.
It even shares the secret of the time they met each other based on 
the shape of the moon...
Lot of historians assume that they met at 11:50pm )

2. Gook-Dae-Ddok-Bbok-E (국대떡볶이)

국대떡볶이 is a franchised Korean stewed rice-cake restaurant.
It's not a fancy restaurant, rather it's more like Subway
or a Quizno feel, where you order, eat and go, fast.
But! it's NOT a fast-food! 떡볶이 is quiet a mid-level difficulty food.

Anyways, I was walking by 삼청동,
and I saw this big poster during a hot-humid summer 
right infront of 국대떡볶이.

The drawing is famous-
Everyone knows it because they are the character from Korean textbook!
Her name is ALWAYS 영희
and his name is ALWAYS 철수.
영희 ( Young-Hee ) & 철수 ( Cheol-Soo ).
It's always a friendly reminder whenever I see them.

( Below is the original characters of Cheol-Soo and Young-Hee
from elementary textbook. Since it's a textbook, 
they always say the nicest things about each other,,,, you know
the textbook dialogue - nothing surprised.
Now these days, people use these
two characters that they make fun of each other and make postcard
out of it or a sticker. Even Kakaotalk use these two characters
and sell online store to use as a emoticon. )

Monday, September 2, 2013

Weekend getaway to Sok-cho & Jeong-Dong Jin

I went to 속초 (Sok-Cho) and 정동진 (Jeong-Dong Jin)
last weekend and it was a b.l.a.s.t
never realized how clean the water was and sand was beau-ty-full.

You gotta go to Sok-Cho beach during Summer.
I went there one tempo late, but still it was so worth it
that I promised myself to come here once again before winter.
Winter beach is also romantic, but Sok-cho
is located east-side Korea....
which means it snow ALOT and it would be very difficult to drive there.
But I think it would be still wonderful yet challenging to see
snow covering the beach.

On the way to Sok-cho.
one of the unique 휴계소 that have swings.
It was quite an exercise to move the swing by myself.

Mt. Ulsan
(울산 바위)

(If you are going to Sok-cho,
please do stop by at Young-Geum Jeong,
which has great landmark of Korean pavillion
that usually is built on top of a mountain)

Now it's Sok-cho beach
(속초 해수욕장)

God is amazing..


Now, you gotta visit
Haslla Art Museum, which is about 30min. - 45min away
from Sok-cho. Haslla Art Museum has an outdoor
sculpture park and indoor art gallery.
I didn't have a chance, but I think it would be great to spend
a night at Haslla Hotel as well. The food.... is not recommended at the Haslla restaurant.

The sculpture park closes early during winter days,
so please go there early enough so that you can take
lots of photos with your precious one.


Everything will be alright....
Cast down all your worries before God, who can
actually make a way for you when you pray.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that He gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but
have eternal life.