Saturday, October 21, 2006

Maumy

"Maumy," set to open in theaters on October 26, is a movie about a deep friendship between a dog named Maumy and a brother (Yoo Seung-ho) and sister (Kim Hyang-ki). Not surprisingly, one of the main characters is a four-year-old female Labrador Retriever named "Dari," the first "acting dog" in Chungmuro. Labrador Retrievers are known for gentle and faithful natures and used as guide dogs for the blind or as drug sniffing dogs.

In the movie, Dari shows a variety of face expressions and excellent acting. The movie studio was enthusiastic about making Dari a star in the news conference.

Dari won several dog training contests and Dari's owner Kim Jong-gwon brought Dari to the audition when he happened to find the news about making a movie with a dog as a main character.

The secret to Dari's acting is its voracity. In the scene Maumy runs after a train on which Chani (the brother character) is, Kim was on the train with a fried chicken leg. Other scenes were also shot with the help of sausages and squid ice cream.

In the scene Dari covers with newspaper Chani who is sleeping on the streets as a homeless, Kim had to divide the move and train Dari for each part: bringing newspaper, crouching, and lowering its head.

The care for Dari, a "lead actress," was the top grade. On a break, Dari rested in a Starex van with a carpet and curtained windows. It cost 5 million won to remodel the van. After a day with lots of shootings, Dari was allowed to rest the next day. Dari's son Jjangi played the part of Dari in the scene of fighting with a Shepherd. An imitation was used for the scene Dari is bitten by the Shepherd.

Dari is a fine dog worth 100 million won. Kim received 50 million won for Dari's acting in the movie. It may seem too much. But a consideration was given to the fact that Kim had to give up on his job as a business manager and concentrate on the movie.

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This movie sounds cute. I can't wait to check it out. I'm more of a cat person but I like watching dog movies. Not many people make films out of cats. I only know Garfield and the cat is an animation.


Source: The DongA Ilbo, www.maumy.co.kr
http://english.donga.com/srv/service.php3?bicode=130000&biid=

credit to soompi

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Gong Chan Karaoke Song from My Girl Drama



I have something to say to you,
I have not been able to show you how I feel but,
I have been loving you for a while,
Give me a chance to tell you more.
You have ever, even once…
Have you ever not known what love is,
If you also love me too,
Give me a chance to tell you more.
But she is trying not to look at me,
She always turns around when she sees me,
And makes it harder for me to say…
It's okay, just smile at me, once in a while…
So that I can be there for you by your side…
Just give me the courage to say it.
I want to tell you how much I love you,
Please believe me…
I still can’t give up on you,
Please turn around,
Oh, my sad tears…I still love you too much.


This song is taken from episode 15 from My Girl drama. In that episode, Yoorin was trying her to get away from Gong Chan but he kept chasing after her. So in the karaoke room, Yoorin tried to embarass him by asking him to sing. She thought he would walk out but instead he sang this song to him. I was so touched by his singing and the lyric is perfect for the situation.

Download Lee Dong Wook version
Download original version

credit to soompi + d-addicts subbing team

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Tips for UFL Evening Classes

  1. Wear only Myanmar traditional longyis and htamain (no skirts, jeans, pants, short sleeve blouses even if the style is from the colonial time and not even htamin skirt which cuts up from near the tights or pat htamin which you put around your waist...it's okay to wear htamin skirt which looks exactly like a real htamin). Guys can't wear t-shirts with stickers also.
  2. Guys can not wear earrings. Leave your Sai Sai Kham Hlaing diamond earrings at home.
  3. Always wear your name tag around your neck or pin it to your shirt. Don't take it off till you are out of the university.
  4. If your class is a crowded class, get to class early to save your seat.
  5. Get some friends to attend with you so that you'll have some company in the class and they will save your seat for you when you arrive late.
  6. If you are taking English classes and your teacher's pronunciation is terrible, just bear with it.
  7. Expect different teachers though teaching the same subject to have different pronunciations and different handwriting style. (which is usually very different from your text books). If you want correct pronunciations for whatever subjects you are taking, buy some learning CDs (from National CD) or search in the internet.
  8. Get your butt off the canteen by the time you hear the bell ring. Don't try to hide. They will still catch you and expect to see an angry old teacher fussing over the issue.
  9. If you are taking 107 buses, get to the gate as fast as you can after the bell rings. A minute or two late and you'll have to walk all the way to Hledan.
  10. Don't think about taking the bus from Hledan to Kyaung Lan bus stop to get to the class. It's faster to walk.
  11. "Walking is a good exercise for your health." Keep repeating this sentence in your head as you are on the way for your 10~15 mins walk to school from Hledan Junction.
  12. Always have some extra money with you for you will have to pay for the textbooks and handouts. Don't expect those to include in the class fees.

I don't mean to hurt anyone here. I just wrote this for fun after hearing about the clothing restrictions at school. I don't mean to criticize the teachers. I have respects for my teachers and I like both teachers. I still haven't meet the teacher who is supposed to teach on Fridays. About my comment on the English classes, I still think it's a waste of money 'cuz it only last for 3 or 4 months unlike other languages which you take till advance.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

TVSQ Member Got Poisoned


Yuno-yunho, a member of the boy-band TVXQ who drank a beverage containing a harmful substance on October 14 that he received from an unidentified woman, received medical attention and is currently recovering.

The group’s agency, SM Entertainment, said that Yuno-yunho received emergency treatment at St. Mary’s Hospital in Seoul and underwent a health checkup at another hospital later. The diagnosis is yet to be released but the singer is apparently doing fine. His manager, who was with him when the incident occurred, helped him vomit the drink immediately.

Yuno-yunho rested until October 15 and in the afternoon of that day cooperated with police in identifying the suspect.

Aside from the poisoned beverage, the singer also received a letter from the suspect warning him to "watch his mouth" and that "many people switch channels when TVXQ appears on TV." The letter also called the band “arrogant” and sounded threatening. All members of the group were shocked by the incident because it apparently targeted the entire group.

TVXQ will appear on TV shows without Yuno-yunho for the time being, as it is unable to cancel its scheduled activities at this point. The group will sing its song “I’ll Be There” instead of the title song of its just-released album, because it is easier to replace Yuno-yunho in that song.

source : http://english.kbs.co.kr

I am so shocked that someone will actually thought of killing someone just because they don't like them. I read that he already forgave the girl who gave him poison but I still like to see her get some punishment. Gosh. he could be dead by now if he had actually drink the poison.

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Oct 11's Korean Class

I thought 140 words was a lot for me but I learned about 5 new words today and I'm still confused with the pronunciation. There's a new teacher in the class so we now have 3 teachers for class. This teacher taught us the words and told us to write 5 lines each while she goes over everybody's desk to look whether we are writing properly or not. Later she ask some students to read aloud the words she wrote on the board and I was glad that my name wasn't called out. I got a short term memory and I can't remember them in time as I'm still confused with the pronunciations and I didn't study Monday's lessons.

I'm a bit bored at the class 'cuz I don't have any friends in the class. I don't know anybody so I find myself an empty seat and study while others are chatting with their friends. It's pretty usual that I won't make friends in just a few days but it'll be nice to have a friend who can help me out in the class.

My favorite teacher is the teacher from Monday classes. She's the only one who taught us a few words in Korean. They haven't teach us Korean dialogues yet 'cuz we are still on alphabets. I have to buy some books at the class. The class fee didn't include the book fees :(. Whenever the teacher wants us to repeat, she said Dashi and the song by G.O.D. Whenever she said it, it makes me want to listen to the song so badly. Korean songs do help with learning new words. I have been able to learn some words just by listening to their songs and reading the translations later. I wonder whether we'll be taught some songs also in the class. In the Japanese class, our teacher taught us some songs and I still remember some of the lyrics. As for Korean lyrics, I only know Gomsemari, the 3 bear songs from Full House. Maybe I can memorize the carrot song from My Girl. I have the lyric somewhere in my pc and got 2 different version of the songs, one by Lee Da Hae and another by some kid. I prefer Lee Da Hae version.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Recent Dramas that I'm Watching

The dramas I've been watching lately are

Sweet Spy

I started watching this drama when I learned that it was gonna air on MRTV. Luckily I was able to download most of the episodes from kpopper at pretty fast speed. I was quite attracted by both Lee Joo Hyun and Dennis O' Neil. Dennis is a bit hit in Myanmar. I even got annoyed of hearing about him all the time. I'm still on episode 17. I am having troubles with downloading so I have to download from another site or ask some friends to help me out. I won't write the story as I've already done that here.

Vineyard Man

I'm still haven't even finished with episode 4. I wonder whether episode 5 subtitles have come out yet. The series have already finished airing in Korea now. I saw the screen captures from the last episode and Eun Hye looks really pretty in the wedding dress. This is her second time to get married in a drama. I already posted about the drama here.

Invisible Parachute Agent

This drama is like the sequel to Super Rookie drama. The plot line is different from the previous drama but it's still about an employee who got employed unexpected into some big company (or) secret agency here now. I was looking forward to this 'cuz of Eric and Han Ji Min. I'm on episode 3. I'm still trying to download the drama. I just wish I get faster connection at work. The connection get dc whenever I download or upload a file over 3mb. Since I'm still watching, I don't know much about the story plot 'cuz I dont' read ahead of the story. Eric got rejected by LK during the interview. On the way back, he saved a granny from being runned over by the president's car. He didn't actually save her on her own as he was pushed out to the street by another woman. When the president thanked him, he couldn't accept the commendation from the president. The president thought of him as a unique man and he recommend him to the secret agency to recruit him. Meanwhile Eric met his high school friend Han Ji Min and found out that she was working as a bar host. He went over there and left after being slapped by her to getting her in trouble. Actually Han Ji Min isn't really a bar host and she's from the secret agency which Eric will be working for later. At the start of the show, the director of the agency went to see a guy to come back to the agency and lead the team. Eric will be in the team that he recruited, I think.

Resurrection
I'm still watching this drama on MRTV. I don't know what episode we are on 'cuz MRTV edit the episodes to air them longer on TV.

Over the Rainbow

I'm on episode 2, only finished half of it. I heard that you can get the dvd in Ygn so I might just find it watch it later since the downloading speed is quite slow. The subtitles aren't perfect but at least I can understand.

Goong

I bought the dvd a few days ago. I've been watching it back again and reached to some episodes now. My mother got addicted to Goong and she had been watching it ahead of me so when I think about watching it, she's already watching it. So I have to wait for her to finish watching as I want to watch in order. Ever since I've been watching back Goong, I've been listening back to Goong ost, reading the Goong thread at soompi and surfing websites for Goong related articles and fan arts. It feels just like when I started watching it. Once I start to watch it, I can't stop thinking about Goong and whenever I write in blog or forum, the word Goong will popup in my writings. I think I've been Goong-nifed again :D. When I bought the dvd, the guy at the shop told me that Sweet Spy & Goong are the most sold out dvds and they only have a few copied of Goong at their shop. That's why they are more expensive than other dramas.

My Fair Lady

This drama is aired on MRTV at 7pm on Thursdays and Fridays. I ended up watching this drama although I don't like Kim Hee Sun 'cuz it's a bit funny. Kim Hee Sun is an airline hostess who targets rich men who she met on the plane. She and her colleagues will meet with them and go out with them if she's interested. Go Suu used to work in Sydney but he came back to Korea after his girlfriend. During a matchmaking meeting, he met Kim Hee Sun who looks exactly like her so he was interested in her. Kim Hee Sun thought he was a rich doctor so she went out with him. She rejected a guy who proposed to her and said she's going out with Go Suu. That guy, the manager found about Go Suu and told her so that he can get her back to his side. Kim Hee Sun got angry with Go Suu for lying to her and Goo Su got angry that she was only interested in money. But both of them are still interested in each other. In the episode I watched, Go Suu went back to Sydney and Kim Hee Sun went after to find out her twin sister, Go Suu ex-girlfriend. She was supposed to be on duty so she's gonna be punished by her company for sleeping outside without permission. Go Suu will go back to Korea and an old man will ask him to help him out at his company, I think. I only saw the preview for that.

Sad Sonata

I only watched the first episodes but haven't continue watching 'cuz it airs at the same time with My Fair Lady. This drama also stars Kim Hee Sun and I had to watch again although I don't like her. At least Kwon Sangwoo stars in the drama. I won't be writing the storyline as I haven't watched it entirely.

100% Senorita

I'm getting a bit tired of watching this but I'm only watching 'cuz of Penny Lin and Wallace Huo (I think that's his name). I like the ost and my favorites song is track 2 disguise. It's an English which comes at the ending of the drama.

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First Week at Basic Korean Class

It's been a while since the last time I post here. I've quite busy lately and I didn't have much time to use the internet for personal purposes. I always use my free time to check email, read Native Myanmar and to surf for icon tutorials. I have been interested in learning how to make them and I found a nice place where I can get the textures and tutorials. I'm still learning how to make them bits by bits. I want to learn how to make a graphic header for a fan website but I still haven't found any tutorial to do that. I asked for help but no one had replied to me so far. I'll just have to depend on my own for it, I guess.

Last week, I started attending Korean Basic class at UFL. The class starts from 5:20 pm to 7:00pm and I have to attend it on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Last Friday was closed 'cuz it's a Thadingyut holiday. I've learned the basic alphabets and I have to write them in a practice book and show them to the teachers. There are two teachers and I think the first teacher will teach on Mondays and Wednesdays. It was like that when I took Japanese classes at UFL. At that time, I only learned Japanese 'cuz Japanese dramas were aired on TV and I wanted to speak like them. Also since I was young, I didn't want to work all the time so I enjoy the times at UFL 'cuz I get to leave work early. I am a lazybone and I didn't practice all the kanjis so when we continued on the next level, I couldn't keep up with the students. Also one of my teacher changed and I didn't like the new one. I couldn't even read his handwritings and what make it worse is that the new class included students from other Japanese classes and they can converse in Japanese so the teachers assumed that we can all talk in Japanese by now so they continued teaching in Japanese with little hints in Myanmar. Luckily I haven't paid for the class yet so after a few weeks, I stopped going there. I also was an internet addict at that time (I'm still an addict) and I didn't want to leave early and miss chatting with my friends. Lousy excuse but I was only 18.

Now I'm really interested in learning Korean. My mother said I'll only last for 6 months but I hope I can continue till I finish all the classes at UFL which might not be possible. When you advance to another level, the number of students decreases. You'll need at least 25 students to start a class. That's why one of my friends couldn't continue with her Japanese class 'cuz there wasn't enought students for the next level.

I haven't learn any phrases yet. I only was taught the usual....annyoung se' yo...annega se' yo...gomawaryo which I already have learned by watching dramas and movies. I think after we are finished with the basic alphabets, vowels and syllables, we will be given the text books. On Wednesday, I was taught 8 new words. As I was writing them down in the practice book, the teacher asked all students to come out front and write the alphabet read by another student. I was lucky to be seated at the back so I had the time to memorise the words. I was a bit scared that I'll make a mistake and the guys at the back will laugh at me (not that I care about them..just that they are the loudest in the class...I even moved my seat away from them 'cuz they were too noisy for me). Luckily the girl up front told me to write the 3rd alphabet "Ga" so I was able to write in easily on the blackboard. The girl seated next to me was more nervous than me. I told her not to worry and just ask the front row to read out the alphabet.

This Monday, the teacher told us to write 140 pages of for the new words learned that day :(. I need a new book to continue writing. At least now I know how to spell Bi :).

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