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Liquid Sound Podcast: Gordon Bazsali Jr.

Wed, 2020-12-09 04:38
Liquid Sound Podcast: Gordon Bazsali Jr.
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 Download mp3Gordon Bazsali Jr. is a trumpet player and multi-instrumentalist who has recorded numerous albums under the name “Damn Sight,” and most recently he’s been making ambient music. On this episode, Gordon joins host Gino Brann to talk about ambience, his experience recording and releasing a song every day for a year, the joys of playing in a punk rock band, quieting our inner censor, using live-streaming platforms like Twitch as a musical medium, and lots more. They also listen to some of his tracks and conclude the episode with an in-studio performance of a completely improvised song.


Songs featured:

• "Quietude" by Damn Sight [Solace (2020)]

• "Anaconda (clip)" by Cuttlefish

• "Alright Already f. Gino Brann (clip)" by Damn Sight [Anathema (2012)]

• "Summer On!" by Damn Sight [The Complete Dailies: 2013]

• "Conflicted Piano" by Damn Sight [Silicate Rain (2014)]

• "Very Simple Duet #1 (Live)" by Gordon Bazsali Jr. and Gino Brann


Find and follow Gordon on these channels:

• Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/damnsight

• Bandcamp: https://damnsight.bandcamp.com/


• Created and produced by Gino Brann (@ginobrann)

• Artwork by Jeongmin Lee (@mintheelephant)

• Intro music: "Me? Oui!" by Gino Brann

• Outro music: "Forever" by Jen Sotham


Liquid Sound, in cooperation with the Liquid Arts Network, is recorded at the Liquid Arts Network Studio, Oryukdo, Busan, South Korea.


• Email: [email protected]

• Website: https://liquidartsnetwork.com/

• Instagram: www.instagram.com/liquidartsnetwork

• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liquidartsnetwork

• Twitter: www.twitter.com/liquidartsnetwork

• Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/liquid-arts



The Liquid Arts Network seeks to create a global community for artists. Showcasing everything from poetry, art, film, music and performance, Liquid Arts events are a mosaic of blossoming talent. 

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Shimu-do – The Ten Ox-Herding Murals: 심우도

Mon, 2020-12-07 23:34
Shimu-do – The Ten Ox-Herding Murals: 심우도 One of the Shimu-do (The Ten Ox-Herding Murals) from Songnimsa Temple in Chilgok, Gyeongsangbuk-do.

Hello Again Everyone!!

Another set of murals that are commonly found at Korean Buddhist temples are the Shimu-do, or “The Ten Ox-Herding Murals,” in English. These paintings are typically found around the exterior walls to the Daeung-jeon Hall, but they can also be found adorning the exterior walls of other shrine halls at a temple. Also, they can be found individually adorning a temple shrine hall, or they can be joined by the Palsang-do (Eight Scenes from the Life of the Buddha Murals).

Either way, and on whatever building they might adorn, they are painted at seon temples both in Korea and in China. The Shimu-do first came to the Korean peninsula by way of the Song Dynasty (960-1279) in China. They were originally created as a visual device by Buddhist Seon masters to teach novice monks. These pictures are meant to depict a deep metaphor of the Seon practice. Because the practice of Seon Buddhism emphasizes the practice of meditation in the uncovering of innate wisdom and compassion found in the individual, these paintings represent the training of cultivation of the mind. As a result, the Shimu-do are typically found at Jogye-jong Order and Taego-jong Order temples in Korea.

In total, there are ten murals in the Shimu-do set. They are:

  1. 1. Searching for the Ox
  2. 2. Seeing the Tracks
  3. 3. Seeing the Ox
  4. 4. Catching the Ox
  5. 5. Tending (or Taming) the Ox
  6. 6. Riding the Ox Back Home
  7. 7. The Ox Transcended (or Forgotten)
  8. 8. Both the Ox and the Ox-Herder are Transcended (or Forgotten)
  9. 9. Reaching the Origin
  10. 10. In the World (or Return to Society)

In these murals, the central figures are an ox-herding boy and an ox. In the murals, the ox-herder is meant to represent you, while the is meant to represent your mind. So with all that being said, let’s now take a closer look at each of the individual paintings. What do they look like? And what are they meant to represent?

1. Searching for the Ox

1. Searching for the Ox:

In the first mural in the Shimu-do set, you see a young ox-herder is in the wild looking a little lost. He’s seemingly wandering around aimlessly, as though in search of something. The ox is absent in this mural. According to Seon teachings, we are all like this young ox-herder. We are all looking for inner peace and happiness, but we are subject to the demands of our passions, which leads to suffering.

2. Seeing the Tracks

2. Seeing the Tracks:

In this second mural, the young ox-herder finally sees a set of tracks. The boy, searching for the ox, finds a sign of the ox’s existence through its tracks. Here, an individual is catching a glimpse of their innate Buddhahood that dwells in each of us. With this realization, there is an awareness by the individual of something more. This awareness is of the possibility of transcending pain and suffering. This is an initial awareness and understanding of the origins of pain and suffering.

3. Seeing the Ox

3. Seeing the Ox:

In this third mural, the ox-herder follows the tracks left behind by the ox. The ox-herder is finally able to see the half-hidden ox that appears among the trees. This mural is meant to symbolize that through hard work, both in practice and in study, one can find their own true mind (Buddhahood).

4. Catching the Ox

4. Catching the Ox:

The ox-herder, in the fourth mural, is seen trying hard to catch the wild ox with a rope. However, the ox doesn’t want to be caught. As a result, the ox and the ox-herder fight. The ox-herder can be seen struggling to hang on tightly to the ox, as the ox is dragging the ox-herder along on the ground. Symbolically, this mural is meant to show the struggle which takes place when one is not able to fully transcend ones passions and desires. So while an individual catches a glimpse of their true nature (Buddhahood), they have yet to completely break free from their desires and wants. This is a difficult struggle between ones passions and ones higher true nature. However, in some of these murals, you can see a gradual whitening of the ox taking place. This illustrates the gradual awakening of the individual towards their true nature (Buddhahood).

5. Tending (or Taming) the Ox

5. Tending (or Taming) the Ox:

In the fifth mural of the Shimu-do set, you’ll see that the ox-herder is now gently tending/taming the ox. Even though the struggle seems to be over, the ox-herder is still loosely holding onto the ox’s rope, while also keeping his whip ready the entire while. Symbolically what this is meant to represent is how a student must always be vigilant by staying focused and keep their mind free of distractions. And the way that this can be achieved is through practice.

6. Riding the Ox Back Home

6. Riding the Ox Back Home:

The sixth mural in the set shows the ox-herder sitting leisurely atop the ox, as he make his way back home. What this mural symbolizes is the ox-herder no longer being bound by the world of illusions. The ox-herder’s mind is no longer deceived. Instead, the ox-herder is now in control of their mind. So with this control, he is now returning “home” to his true nature (Buddhahood).

7. The Ox Transcended (or Forgotten)

7. The Ox Transcended (or Forgotten):

In this mural, the seventh in the Shimu-do set, the ox has now disappeared. All that is left now is the ox-herder. The ox-herder is left all alone and is now resting at home. Sitting all alone, the ox-herder forgets about the ox. The ox-herder is at peace. By forgetting the ox, the ox-herder has transcended the “self.” There is no longer an ego or even a notion of the self to delude the mind. There is only stillness.

8. Both the Ox and the Ox-Herder are Transcended (or Forgotten)

8. Both the Ox and the Ox-Herder are Transcended (or Forgotten):

In the eighth mural in the set, both the ox and the ox-herder are forgotten. All that remains is an empty circle. This empty circle represents the emptiness attained by forgetting both the ox and the self. It’s at this point that one realizes that everything comes from emptiness. With that being said, it should be noted that this emptiness is NOT nothingness. Instead, this emptiness is the possibility of endless change. And it’s through this change that the ox-herder has achieved the ultimate stage of enlightenment.

9. Reaching the Origin

9. Reaching the Origin:

In this painting, there is no ox, nor is there an ox-herder; instead, there is only a beautiful scene from nature. This picture is meant to symbolize the original clear mind (Buddhahood). And it’s with this mind that we see things as they actually are. Mountains are mountains. Oceans are oceans. At this stage, everything expresses the actual truth of life.

It should be noted that both the ninth and tenth painting weren’t originally a part of the Shimu-do set. Instead, the original set formerly ended at the eighth mural. However, in an effort to help eliminate any misunderstanding, the series was expanded to ten. The reason for the confusion is that there was a misunderstanding about Buddhism’s idea of enlightenment and the aforementioned idea of emptiness.

10. In the World (or Return to Society)

10. In the World (or Return to Society):

In the tenth mural, which like the ninth wasn’t originally included, we see the ox-herder turning to a village (the world). The ox-herder is doing this after years of solitary practice. The ox-herder returns to the world to teach what he has come to learn. Thus, the picture is the culmination of the set of ten. It depicts the very core of Buddhist teachings: freedom, wisdom, and compassion.

The Shimu-do, or “The Ten Ox-Herding Murals,” in English, are a beautiful aid to help deepen our understand Seon teachings. As Seon Buddhism teaches, our lives are filled with suffering; however, through wisdom, we can gain a better understanding of emptiness. And through this understanding of emptiness, we can learn to see things as they actually are, which is an endless possibility of change.

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Hidden Meanings of Korean Colors | Korean FAQ

Mon, 2020-12-07 18:15
Hidden Meanings of Korean Colors | Korean FAQ

Just like English, Korean also has idioms related to colors. For example, in English we can say things like "he was green with envy" or "white lie" or a "black eye" or things like that. Korean also has idioms using colors to give them different meanings.

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KOREAN LAW 101- DUI drunken driving and related legal issues

Mon, 2020-12-07 11:39
This segment, law in our life from GFN City of Light show, is on air every Wednesday 19:35.  http://www.gfn.or.kr/ Gwangju Foreign Language Network  http://www.gfn.or.kr/radio_intro.php?menu_id=113  City of Light For legal consultation, you may contact me via my email or my kakaotalk channel.I prefer kakaotalk channel.  http://pf.kakao.com/_xjDnmxbYou can find me with a search term koreanlaw101 in kakao.  My email address is [email protected]  ---My English website:   https://lawyer4expats.modoo.at/(I am a lawyer practicing in Gwangju, Korea. I work with expats and Korean clients. I have been admitted to Korean bar since 2005, and Connecticut bar (US) since 2015)   You can reach me via my email at [email protected] if you need legal assistance. I offer fee-based legal service only to maintain the quality of my work and keep my life balanced.    My Korean blog: https://blog.naver.com/jesunglaw    -- Disclaimer -- Please be aware that as my Youtube contents is only for the general information use and somewhat brief for video purpose, I am not responsible for any legal consequences that occur due to your reliance on my legal contents for your own case.   Please consult with an experienced lawyer including myself for your individual case. Please Like and Subscribe my Youtube channel. Thanks!  For further legal consultation, please contact me at [email protected]  안녕하세요,저는 사법시험 출신 한국 변호사이자 미국 변호사(커네티컷 주)로  그동안 한국과 미국(LLM, JD), 네덜란드에서 법공부를 하고 한국, 미국, 벨기에에서 일하면서 국가간의 법제도 차이와 로스쿨, 사법시험, 바시험 등의 차이, 근무환경 등에 대해서 많이 생각해왔습니다.   특히 30대에 아이 둘을 키우면서 다닌 미국 로스쿨이 너무 힘들기도 했지만 한편 너무나 즐겁고 성장할 수 있는 시간이 되어서 미국 로스쿨과 커리어 관련된 이야기를 유튜브를 통해 많이 나누고 있습니다.   그동안은 페이스북이나 블로그만 했었는데 보다 많은 분들과 재미있는 법률 이야기를 나누고 싶어서 컨텐츠 제작을 시작하게 되었습니다.  https://blog.naver.com/jesunglaw 제 블로그 주소입니다.   한국에서 통상전문변호사로 커리어를 쌓다 어느날 갑자기 ^^ 미국에 가서 두 아이를 키우며 전업주부생활을 하면서 로스쿨을 다닌 이야기, 그리고 현재 한국에서 1인 변호사로 활동하면서 느낀 점들과 미국 로스쿨 관련 정보를 올리고 있습니다.  재미있게 봐주시고 좋아요와 구독 신청도 부탁 드릴께요.  ---제 영상을 보시고 미국 로스쿨 입학을 앞두고 준비과정, 로스쿨 공부, 바시험 준비강의 등에 대해 문의하시는 분들이 계세요. 강의 등 보다 구체적인 도움이 필요하시다면 제 이메일로 연락주시기 바랍니다. [email protected] 감사합니다!


KOREAN LAW 101- DUI drunken driving and related legal issues
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BGN Eye Hospital winter SMILE festival

Thu, 2020-12-03 01:28

Winter is already in Busan!

Are you ready to enjoy the most active winter in your life?

Meet BGN SMILE winter festival! Get great dicounts for all kinds of SMILE surgeries during the winter season!

-100,000 KRW discounts for BGN SMILE!

-200,000 KRW discount for TRIPLE and QUATRO SMILE and free post-surgery eye drops ( worth 100,000 KRW)

Love snowboarding, skiing and hot springs? You can do it all with SMILE just 1 week after surgery!

BGN SMILE - iconic ReLEx SMILE surgery

TRIPLE SMILE - ReLEx SMILE plus cornea strenghtening, highly recommended for patients with high myopia and astigmatism level or thin cornea! ( the best!)

QUATRO SMILE - ReLEx SMILE surgery and full solution of cornea strengthening and dry eye treatment. Hyaluron and PRP eye-drops ( Plasma based) are provided to decrease dry eye syndrom and prevent inflammation.

This winter is definetely the time to forget about your glasses and contact lenses and start active life from today! Event is valid from the 1st of December to the 28th of February 2021.

Still not sure if your are a candidate for Laser Vision Correction? No more doubts, as BGN Eye Hospital is currently providing free #LASIK examination for everyone who wish to get their 20/20 vision and forget about glasses or contact lenses!

For booking an appointment and free Lasik consultation please refer to the following details:

Phone: 010-7670-3995 kakao: eye1004bgnbusan

Email: [email protected] [email protected]

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eyehospitalinkorea/

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Interview - PARASITE translator Darcy Paquet

Tue, 2020-11-17 09:18

From: https://www.youtube.com/user/koreanfilmbiz    http://koreanfilm.or.kr   

About Darcy: 

Darcy Paquet  is an American film critic, university lecturer, author and actor. In 2011, Paquet was awarded the Korea Film Reporters Association Award at the 15th Busan International Film Festival for his contributions in introducing Korean cinema to the world. In 2014, he created the Wildflower Film Awards to give recognition to Korean indie films. In 2019 he served as translator for the English subtitles of the film Parasite by Bong Joon-ho.

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darcy_Paquet




Interview - PARASITE translator Darcy Paquet
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2020 Liquid Arts Network 72 Hour Film Festival - November 19-22 @ HQ

Sat, 2020-11-14 02:17

The 2020 Liquid Arts Network 72 Hour Film Festival is now taking submissions from both teams and individuals who’d like to participate. Every year, this always turns out to be a fun event and the HQ Bar hosts the event with great care and flair. No experience necessary. And maybe none is better! Veteran writers, actors, editors, producers, and fashion artists and more can find a way to contribute to a team.

Start your registration by clicking on the event and complete it on November 19th by coming to the bar to pay your team fee of 10 bucks (all money to prizes) and pick up your super secret prompts that you must include in the film.

It’s still not too late in the year to do something fun and creative with great camaraderie. Best and Better.
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/967369587070891

 #72hourfilmfestival #72hours #shortfilmfestival #busan #southkorea #lifeinkorea #영화 #liquidartsnetwork #makingmovies #biff #bisff

2020 Liquid Arts Network 72 Hour Film Festival - November 19-22 @ HQ
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Chilseong-gak – The Seven Stars Hall: 칠성각

Thu, 2020-11-12 23:25
Chilseong-gak – The Seven Stars Hall: 칠성각 Chilseong at Dongnimsa Temple in Gimhae, Gyeongsangnam-do.

Hello Again Everyone!!

Another popular shaman deity that you can find at a Korean Buddhist temple is Chilseong, or “The Seven Stars,” in English. Chilseong is Taoist in origins. Originally, Chilseong governed human affairs and fortunes. Unlike Sanshin who has maintained its shamanic independence, Chilseong has been thoroughly absorbed into Buddhism as each of the seven stars in the constellation have ascended to Bodhisattva status. Even Bukseong, “The North Star,” in English, the figure with the large elongated head that’s usually situated in the top corner of the Chilseong mural, is a Bodhisattva, as well.

Chilseong at Ssanggyesa Temple in Hadong, Gyeongsangnam-do.Chilseong at Jikjisa Temple in Gimcheon, Gyeongsangbuk-do.Chilseong at Beopjusa Temple in Boeun, Chungcheongbuk-do.

You can find Chilseong in a few locations at a Korean Buddhist temple. Most commonly, you can find Chilseong inside the Samseong-gak Hall alongside other popular shaman deities like Sanshin (The Mountain Spirit), Dokseong (The Lonely Saint) and/or Yongwang (The Dragon King). Because Chilseong is a celestial deity, Chilseong takes up the central location on the main altar inside a Samseong-gak Hall, which is elevated above the earthly deities like Sanshin and Yongwang. Other places that you can find Chilseong is inside a Chilseong-gak Hall all by itself.

Specifically, Chilseong is prayed to for the birth of a baby, passing a school exam, wealth, long life, and/or the protection of young children. In appearance, Chilseong is known for the magnificent light that radiates forth from every part of its body. Even though it’s one deity, Chilseong appears as seven individual figures. Chilseong’s appearance depends on the artistic goal of the painter, so Chilseong can look shamanic, Buddhist, Taoist, or Confucian. In the centre of the Chilseong mural, you’ll see Jaeseok-cheon, or the “Heaven King Deity,” in English. Jaeseok-cheon is the manager of heaven. Jaeseok-cheon appears surrounded by the seven star figures. And on either side of Jaeseok-cheon you’ll find Ilgwang-bosal (The Bodhisattva of the Sun) and Wolgwang-bosal (The Bodhisattva of the Moon). Ilgwang-bosal holds a red orb in its hands, while Wolgwang-bosal holds a white orb in its hands.

The Bukgeuk-jeon Hall at Anyangam Hermitage at Tongdosa Temple in Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do.The signboard and Gwimyeon above the entry of the Bukgeuk-jeon Hall at Anyangam Hermitage.Inside the amazing Bukgeuk-jeon Hall at Anyangam Hermitage.

A great example of Chilseong can be found at Anyangam Hermitage on the Tongdosa Temple grounds. The Chilseong-gak Hall at Anyangam Hermitage was originally the only building at the hermitage when it was first constructed in 1295. At that time it was called the Bukgeuk-jeon Hall. It was only later that Anyangam Hermitage was reconstructed in 1865. During this time, the Geukrak-jeon Hall, the Sanshin/Dokseong-gak Hall and monks’ dorms were built. As for the Chilseong-gak Hall, it has a fierce Gwimyeon (Monster Mask) over the front door scaring off evil spirits. Stepping inside the hall, and above the main altar, you’ll find intricate dragon murals, painted Bicheon (Flying Heavenly Deities) singing the praises of Chilseong, and even more Gwimyeon. But the main highlight of this hall are the modern murals depicting the seven distinct stars of Chilseong. There’s a beautiful juxtaposition between the modern paintings of Chilseong contrasted by the historic hall and the murals that adorn its interior walls.

Other great examples of Chilseong can be found at Beopjusa Temple in Boeun, Chungcheongbuk-do; Dongnimsa Temple in Gimhae, Gyeongsangnam-do; Gunwi Grotto in Gunwi, Gyeongsangbuk-do; Hwaeomsa Temple in Gurye, Jeollanam-do; Jikjisa Temple in Gimcheon, Gyeongsangbuk-do; Ssanggyesa Temple in Hadong, Gyeongsangnam-do; Uigoksa Temple in Jinju, Gyeongsangnam-do; and Woljeongsa Temple in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do.

So if you want to live a long life or to have a child, you should try to find Chilseong at a Korean Buddhist temple. This shaman deity is very popular, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find the seven ornate images of the Seven Stars.

Chilseong at Gunwi Grotto in Gunwi, Gyeongsangbuk-do.Chilseong at Hwaeomsa Temple in Gurye, Jeollanam-do.Chilseong at Uigoksa Temple in Jinju, Gyeongsangnam-do.Chilseong at Woljeongsa Temple in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do.


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Liquid Sound Podcast: CeCe Kim

Tue, 2020-11-10 03:00
Liquid Sound Podcast: CeCe Kim


CeCe Kim, a vocalist and a voice actor currently based out of Seoul, joins host Gino Brann for a wide-ranging conversation about what it’s like to sing in different languages, accidentally stealing from your heroes, tortured artist energy, her career as a voice actor, and lots more. They also listen to her music and perform one of her songs live in the studio.


Songs featured:

• "Cake" by CeCe Kim

• "Poison" by Zelda and the Lions

• "Chocolate (Live)" by CeCe Kim


Find and follow CeCe on these channels:

• Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/siyun-kim/

• Youtube: youtu.be/AmiB2VaAKGE

• Bandcamp: https://zeldaandthelions.bandcamp.com/

• Instagram: @mmmielsauvage


•Created and produced by Gino Brann (@ginobrann)

•Artwork by Jeongmin Lee (@mintheelephant)

•Intro music: "Me? Oui!" by Gino Brann

•Outro music: "Forever" by Jen Sotham


Liquid Sound, in cooperation with the Liquid Arts Network, is recorded at the Liquid Arts Network Studio, Oryukdo, Busan, South Korea.


•Email: [email protected]

•Website: https://liquidartsnetwork.com/

•Instagram: www.instagram.com/liquidartsnetwork

•Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liquidartsnetwork

•Twitter: www.twitter.com/liquidartsnetwork

•Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/liquid-arts


The Liquid Arts Network seeks to create a global community for artists. Showcasing everything from poetry, art, film, music and performance, Liquid Arts events are a mosaic of blossoming talent. 

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Grading celebrities speaking in Korean

Mon, 2020-11-09 18:23
Grading celebrities speaking in Korean

Lately it's becoming more and more common to hear celebrities speaking in Korean, in movies or TV shows.

As a Korean teacher, I'm always happy when I come across these sort of clips.

But how good is their Korean really? Are they pronouncing things accurately, and are their sentences grammatically correct?

In this video I dig into the Korean of Jim Carrey, Blackpink's Lisa, and Lupita Nyong'o.

Who else would you like to learn about? Let me know in the comments on the video, or here~

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