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Koreans recommend these places to visit on your next Korea trip | Street Interview

Fri, 2022-09-09 16:02

Where would you recommend someone visits in Korea? I have some ideas of my own, but I wanted to ask Koreans what they thought; where would a Korean recommend someone visits the next time they're in Korea?

I went out to the streets in 연남동 and asked Koreans their opinions, and filmed their responses. If you'd like to see more videos like these, let me know!

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Koreans recommend these places to visit on your next Korea trip | Street Interview

Fri, 2022-09-09 13:00

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Live Korean Class -- | [Intermediate] 척하다, 체하다 "To pretend to..."

Thu, 2022-09-08 17:37

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50 must-know basic survival Korean phrases | 51~100

Thu, 2022-09-08 12:26

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Anmyeonam Hermitage – 안면암 (Taean, Chungcheongnam-do)

Wed, 2022-09-07 23:38
The Floating Pagoda at Anmyeonam Hermitage in Taean, Chungcheongnam-do. Hermitage History

Anmyeonam Hermitage is located in Taean, Chungcheongnam-do on Anmyeon-do Island; from which, the hermitage gets its name. Anmyeonam Hermitage is a new hermitage first constructed in 1998. The hermitage belongs to the Jogye-jong Order, and it falls under the administration of Geumsansa Temple. Anmyeonam Hermitage was first built by the followers of the monk Jimyeong, who was the head monk at Beopjusa Temple. Anmyeonam Hermitage is a coastal hermitage that overlooks Cheonsuman Bay. There are numerous shrine halls stacked and gathered together on the hermitage grounds. Unfortunately, they’re all concrete. But while newer and concrete in composition, the coastal views are stunning.

Hermitage Layout

You first approach Anmyeonam Hermitage up a collection of back country roads, until you eventually arrive at the hermitage parking lot and a modern Iljumun Gate. Immediately to your right, and up an embankment, you’ll find a pair of simplistically built concrete pagodas. The thinly built, golden pagoda further up the hillside is decorative, while the larger, and more ornate pagoda, is the Myeongbu-jeon Hall. Only the first floor of this concrete structure has a shrine inside it. Additionally, you can look up through the centre of the pagoda to the top of its ceiling. As for the main altar inside the Myeongbu-jeon Hall, you’ll find a solitary image of a golden Jijang-bosal (The Bodhisattva of the Afterlife). Surrounding the interior of the squarish confines are murals dedicated to the Siwang (The Ten Kings of the Underworld) that are painted directly unto the structure’s surface.

To the left of the Myeongbu-jeon Hall, and standing on top of the two-story structure, is the hermitage’s Nahan-jeon Hall. Unfortunately, this hall was locked when I visited, but you can see a beautiful collection of Palsang-do (The Eight Scenes from the Buddha’s Life Murals) adorning the exterior walls.

Across the gravel courtyard, you’ll find a wall of temple shrine halls one stacked on top of the other for three stories in total. There is the wider shrine hall to the right and the more slender one to the left. The first story of the slender structure is occupied by the Samseong-gak Hall. This shaman shrine hall is populated by three of the largest shaman murals in Korea. The far left mural is dedicated to Sanshin (The Mountain Spirit), while the central mural is dedicated to Chilseong (The Seven Stars), and the far right mural is dedicated to Dokseong (The Lonely Saint). And standing out in front of the shrine hall is a statue dedicated to Mireuk-bul (The Future Buddha).

Above the Samseong-gak Hall, and up a set of stairs, is the Gwaneum-jeon Hall. There is a large wooden relief dedicated to Gwanseeum-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Compassion) on the main altar of this temple shrine hall. To the left of the serene image of Gwanseeum-bosal stands a nervously pointing image of Yongwang (The Dragon King).

Across a metal bridge, and up a flight of stairs, you’ll come to the second floor main hall at Anmyeonam Hermitage. The first story of this structure acts as the administrative office and kitchen, while the third floor seems unoccupied. However, the second floor houses the Geukrak-jeon Hall at Anmyeonam Hermitage. It’s also from this vantage point that you get a beautiful view of the bay off in the distance, which also just so happens to be your future destination. Housed inside the low-ceilinged shrine hall, and resting on the main altar, are five statues. The central seated image is dedicated to Amita-bul (The Buddha of the Western Paradise). On either side are two seated images: one dedicated to Jijang-bosal and the other to Gwanseeum-bosal. And these two seated images are then joined by standing images of themselves book-ending the main altar set of five statues. And these five statues are then backed by a beautiful golden relief centred by Amita-bul. To the right of the main altar is a vibrant relief of the Shinjung Taenghwa (Guardian Mural).

Now back on the ground level, and heading down towards the sea, you’ll pass by a row of Geumgang-yeoksa (Vajra Warrior) stone statues. Keep heading this way down the pathway, as it slowly descends towards the coastline. Once you do reach the coastline, you’ll notice a 100 metre long floating bridge that leads out towards a floating seven-story pagoda. The pagoda lies between two islands with the northern island known as Fox Island, or “Yeoduseom – 여우섬” in Korean. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to visit the hermitage during high-tide with both the bridge and pagoda floating. However, if the tide is low, and the bridge and the pagoda are lying on the floor of the tidal basin, it’s still a pretty magical place seeing all the aquatic life like crabs crawling around the mud flats. And looking back from the floating bridge, you get a pretty nice view of the hermitage grounds which appear even more impressive at a distance.

How To Get There

There are a few buses that go out to Anmyeonam Hermitage from the Taean Intercity Bus Terminal. However, all are long and even longer. The shortest and simplest bus ride is Bus #705. You’ll need to ride this bus for 56 stops, or one hour and forty minutes, until you get to the “Jeongdang-4ri/Maeul-hoegwan/Yeosu-hae – 정당4리/마을회관/여수해.” From where this bus drops you off, you’ll need to make your way east through the country roads for an additional 1.6 km, or 25 minutes.

There are other buses that go to Anmyeonam Hermitage from the Taean Intercity Bus Terminal, but you either have to walk further once you’re finally dropped off, or you need to catch a connecting bus like Bus #1001 connecting to Bus #707. Or for longer walks, you can catch Bus #701 or Bus #703 and walk for 2.7 km.

Or you could simply take a taxi, but it’ll cost you 50,000 won (one way), and the ride will take about 30 minutes.

Overall Rating: 7/10

Much like Ganwolam Hermitage, Anmyeonam Hermitage is beautifully situated along the coastline in Chungcheongnam-do. And while all the buildings are made of concrete at this hermitage, there are a few beautiful artistic accomplishments at Anmyeonam Hermitage like the main altar statues and golden relief, as well as the relief dedicated to Gwanseeum-bosal and the large shaman murals housed inside the Samseong-gak Hall. But again, if you’re travelling all the way to Anmyeonam Hermitage, it’s for the view and the one hundred metre long bridge that takes you out towards Fox Island and the floating pagoda.

The modern Iljumun Gate that welcomes you to Anmyeonam Hermitage. A look through the shrubbery at the floating pagoda. The row of Geumgang-yeoksa leading you down towards the floating pagoda. Part of the 100 metre long bridge that leads you out towards the floating pagoda. The understated floating pagoda. The main altar inside the floating pagoda. A look towards the southern island near the floating pagoda. And a look back from the floating pagoda towards the main hermitage grounds. The statue of Mireuk-bul (The Future Buddha) in front of the entry to the Samseong-gak Hall. The massive Sanshin (Mountain Spirit) inside the Samseong-gak Hall. The image of Yongwang (The Dragon King) inside the relief dedicated to Gwanseeum-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Compassion). The main altar inside the Geukrak-jeon Hall. The Myeongbu-jeon pagoda at Anmyeonam Hermitage. The crying frog, monkey, and blue dragon that adorn the exterior wall of the Nahan-jeon Hall. The view from the Nahan-jeon Hall between the Gwaneum-jeon Hall and the Geukrak-jeon Hall towards the floating pagoda. —

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EASY KOREAN Vocabulary | Lesson 2. Numbers in Korean 숫자 (1~20)

Wed, 2022-09-07 15:08

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Korean Karaoke – Everything to know about noraebang

Wed, 2022-09-07 05:13

It’s no secret that Korean karaoke is a massively popular pastime in South Korea. It is loved by the Koreans, no matter what their age.

High school kids love to go to karaoke in their free time, it’s a popular hang-out spot for groups of friends both during the day and night, and it’s almost a mandatory stop during a night out with co-workers. In other words, karaoke is a deeply ingrained part of the Korean culture.

In this article, we will go over what Korean-style karaoke is like, where its name came from, and what you can expect from singing karaoke with Koreans. It’s a pretty big slice of Korean culture and one of its most enjoyable ones at that. You’ll want to know all about it to not miss out on the experience, even if your trip to Korea will be a short one.

What is Korean Karaoke?

Karaoke is a really fun activity that can be done with friends and family. It can also prove to be quite stress-freeing, as well as help you forget about your worries for the moment. It’ll also let you sing and dance and pretend to be a superstar for a moment but without the stress of having to perform for big crowds.

If you’ve watched K-dramas or movies, you might already have some kind of an idea of what karaoke here looks and sounds like. If not, then prepare to be excited for your first chance to try out Korean karaoke.

What is “Karaoke” in Korean?

In Korean, “karaoke” is referred to as 노래방 (noraebang). The word 노래 (norae) stands for “song” while the word 방 (bang) means “room.” In other words, the Korean word for karaoke literally means “a song room.”

Alternatively, the sign directing you to a noraebang may also read as 노래연습장 (noraeyeonseupjang), which means “a place to practice singing.”

And as the name entails, in South Korea, it is not customary to head into a bar with a stage to sing in front of strangers. Instead, you book a private room for you and your group to take turns singing. This is a great option for those who may be too shy to sing otherwise, as well as for those who want to belt out several songs in one session.

What are Korean karaoke bars like and where can you find one?

For starters, it won’t be difficult for you to search for a place anywhere in Korea for karaoke. Some of the most rural areas may be a small exception, but in cities like Seoul, you’ll find multiple 노래방 (noraebang) signs in just about any district.

Especially if you find yourself in an area near a university or otherwise a popular hub like Gangnam, you’ll be finding noraebangs all around you. Hongdae is also one of the best districts for the coolest noraebangs.

How does a noraebang work?

You typically pay for them by hour, starting by paying for one hour. If you wish to extend, you can pay for the additional time. If there is no queue to the karaoke rooms, most establishments keep giving free extra time to sing, sometimes even for hours.

Although many people in Korea are passionate about going to karaoke to spend away an afternoon, this business truly gets busy in the evening time. That is when Korean colleagues and groups of friends go out for food and drinks, with karaoke following up as the second or third place visited that evening.

The day can easily be spent belting away to one’s favorite songs. In some karaoke, it’s also possible to order drinks and food, although oftentimes, only sodas like Sprite are served. And because many karaokes might stay open until dawn, it can be a fun location to be at if one misses the last subway home that night.

Coin Noraebang

In the past couple of years, “coin noraebangs” aka 코인노래방 (koinnoraebang) have also become quite a popular thing. These are tiny rooms that can barely fit two people, and you’ll pay directly into the karaoke machine based on the number of songs you want to sing.

There will be no extra time offered, sadly, but there are also no time limits, either, as long as you have coins you can input into the machine. And yes, along with coin karaoke machines, there are cash machines on site where you can exchange money for coins.

What do karaoke rooms look like?

The basics for a karaoke room are as follows: two microphones, a remote control, a songbook, and a tambourine.

The size of the room depends on the establishment, but also the size of your group. There’s always also some comfortable seating, and larger rooms are equipped with a table as well.

In the more basic noraebangs, the rooms will look quite bleak. However, the more expensive noraebangs have often put a lot of effort into the room’s design and decoration. For example, it may have a French theme.

Also, the better noraebangs sell alcohol like beer, snacks, and sometimes even ice cream. Some of the luxurious noraebangs may offer table service, which can make a night of singing all the more unique.

Songbooks typically come with a huge song selection. Apart from Korean, there are also English, Japanese, and Chinese songs. Each song has a number next to it and is arranged alphabetically. Using the remote control, enter this into the screen. To avoid having to pause between songs to look for the next one, you can add an entire list ahead.

How much does a noraebang cost?

While we already detailed how the pricing system works, we didn’t offer any specific prices yet. If you go in the morning, you can typically get at least 60 minutes in a basic noraebang for 5,000won to 15,000won. The exact price depends on the number of people as well as the noraebang itself. If you’d like to learn more about how much this costs, you can first read our article on Korean money.

For a more upscale noraebang, which offers more luxurious-looking rooms as well as other services, the hourly price is usually around 20,000won to 30,000won. When you go at an earlier time of the day, it is also far easier to get free time added to your singing session.

This time is called 서비스 (seobiseu) or service, and depending on the time of day, you may get 10min to 30min of it, but sometimes it may feel like the service time added never ends at all. During peak time hours, however, you can expect the price to be double, and the chances for any free time added are scarce.

Some solo singing rooms range between 2,000won to 6,000won hourly. As for a coin noraebang, one song typically costs 500won. However, the price per song lessens the more you purchase at once. For instance, for 1,000won you might get to sing 3 songs, or you can purchase an hour to sing as many songs as you want for 5,000 won.

What songs are popular to sing at Korean karaoke?

Although there are hundreds upon hundreds of songs available at a noraebang, some songs are, of course, more popular than others. Whenever there is a popular new song released, it will get sung a lot.

In addition, there are also some songs that will remain popular year after year. Typically these songs are Korean, and below is a quick list of a few popular ones to sing in a karaoke room:

  • Blackpink – Lovesick Girls
  • BTS – Fake Love
  • Exo – Monster
  • PSY – Gangnam Style
  • Park Sang Cheol – No Matter What
  • Im Jae Beom – For You
  • TWICE – Likey
  • IU – Celebrity
  • 2NE1 – I Am the Best
  • izi – Emergency Room
  • So Chan Whee – Tears

While people love to have a good time in karaoke and sing popular upbeat K-pop songs like TWICE’s Likey, they also love to let their inner ballad singer out. So you can easily sing either type of song in noraebang and everyone will love it!

If you’re a person who likes music and entertainment and wants to sing, but the crowds at a bar are not your thing, looks like karaoke is perfect for you! And even if your voice sounds like a screeching hyena, you’ll absolutely have a blast singing some songs with your friends after having dinner at a restaurant when in Korea.

If you’ve tried this before, tell us about your first time in a noraebang in the comments!

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Action Cam: Insta360 GO 2 (32GB): 290,000 won

Tue, 2022-09-06 22:16
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A Dog of Flanders(플란더스의 개) | Relax Reading for Rest and Sleep [KOR]

Tue, 2022-09-06 15:02

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Tue, 2022-09-06 04:04
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