Dec 19, 2006

Thank you everyone ♪

I would like to thank every one of you for sharing a wonderful year with me.

Have a merry
Christmas, and a happy new year ♪

Dec 16, 2006

Introducing GOSIREH's Master Chef

Master Chef Chung Hyun Su introduces a seafood chige served at Gosireh.
This dish is not spicy - it uses miso, and has a gentle flavor.
He explains that it increases metabolism and helps cure hangovers.
A great menu for the holiday season ♪

(From Japanese women's magazine "LEE")

I just went over to KOB and to my joy, found out that Korean sister Gaulsan is translating the ASIA TOUR DVD for us! Since it is always so much better to translate from the original source, I think all of the English speaking family would benefit from her translation. Therefore, I will stop my project, and I hope all of you will go to KOB and enjoy Gaulsan's translation.

To the sisters who have e-mailed me, thank you for waiting...

Thank you Gaulsan♪ I look forward to reading your version, too!

Dec 9, 2006

DVD 2005 BYJ's Asia Tour

I am planning to transcribe (translate the Japanese subtitles) of the ASIA TOUR DVD for my English speaking friends. Because this is entirely a private project intended for my friends, please contact me by e-mail if you are interested in receiving a copy. (click my profile f0r my e-mail address.)

Hopefully, I can complete this before Christmas^^
Happy Holidays ♪

Dec 8, 2006

Chan Woo

Celebrating the showing of "First Love" on KBS America!

Dec 4, 2006

CD of the Month♪

A collection of Italian opera arias by my favorite soprano, Maki Mori.

English site.

Care Compagne ~ Italian Opera Arias

1.  O luce di quest’anima (Donizetti: Linda di Chamounix)

2.  Care compagne... Come per me sereno (Bellini: La Sonnambula)

3.  Il dolce suono... (Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor)

4.  Qui la voce sua soave (Bellini: I Puritani)

5.  Una voce poco fa (Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia)

6.  È strano... Ah, fors’è lui... Sempre libera (Verdi: La traviata)

7.  Quando me’n vo’ (Puccini: La Bohème)

8.  O mio babbino caro (Puccini: Gianni Schicchi)

Maki Mori, soprano
Shuya Okatsu, conductor
Wroclaw Score Orchestra

[Recording] 22-25, June 2006 Great Hall of the Polish Broadcasting Company in Wroclaw

Listen to samples. 

☆ For more info on the diva, please check my previous posting.

Dec 2, 2006

Marriages and More Marriages

Excerpt from Sohn-san's blog Dec. 1

(Sohn-san starts out by saying,one of his valuable staff left the company to be married.)

There is another one who’s getting married – my best friend of many years, who’s probably sound asleep at my house while I’m still here in my office. This is going to take place on Christmas Eve. My friend and I both belonged to the film club in Sungkyunkwan University, and he's the one that made me realize that I should not become film director ( I had never thought that it was not possible…). I had passionately told him that “one day, I will become a producer to your films” – it turned out that I never became a producer, but as for him, he did become a film director.

This morning, when I looked through the internet news my messenger updated, I found articles announcing his marriage. Ahh, he needs to get a proper photo taken, I thought, but most of the articles more or less featured the bride-to-be, Moon-san, and he was mentioned as someone becoming her husband. So I guess it doesn’t matter that much.

People should not give up their dreams. We all face hard times, but I believe we can overcome them if we hang on to our dreams – or rather, I want to believe that.

My best friend was able to make his first dream a reality. He chose not to take a job even when he didn’t have any money, but it’s wonderful that it all worked out. I don’t know if getting married was one of his dreams, but if so, it’s going to come true very soon, so congratulations on that, too. I’m happy for you, really.

But. But come on, please tell me when you are planning to finish the script for your next film after “Save the Green Planet”. And let’s try to be clear on when you are planning to move out of my place, too.

I hope both of you will be always be happy with each other…

☆ Sohn-san also added the following in the comment section:

I got a call from Yong Joon last night, and he was taken aback that he did not know anything about this. He was upset that it was all kept a secret from him. But the wedding will take place only with their families participating, so even I’m not invited. I asked if they couldn’t make me a relative under the name Jang Il Hyung, but Moon-san only laughed. I guess I’m really not being invited…