Books I bought in Korean (and other acts of madness)

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새해 복 많이 받으세요!

It’s already been over a week since I left the Land of the Morning Calm and returned home – and discovered that Seoul has more snow than Michigan, which is terrible. Michigan, I feel betrayed!

In my three heavy suitcases, I lugged back my earthly possessions: clothes, gifts, selfie sticks, and of course, books. Textbooks, biographies, and works by Andrei Lankov, obviously, but more pertinent to my language studies, I brought back books in Korean.

Me in the Kyobo Bookstore inside Gwanghwamun Station

I am a firm believer that the more you read, the wiser you can become, and the better you learn to write and comprehend. It doesn’t matter what language you read in; it will help you. Korean is no exception, which is why I pushed myself to buy two novels that I know I cannot read without laboring over each paragraph. You can’t get better without challenging yourself. I also chose to buy poetry, because poetry is artistic and allows one to learn about the creative soul within a language.  Continue reading

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Write BIGBANG’s name in Korean

how to write BIGBANG

빅뱅
BIGBANG
Photo from BIGBANG’s Alive Tour in New Jersey, taken by site’s author.
Edited in Photoshop 11.

Stupid Liar – BIGBANG

Stupid Liar - BIGBANG

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Still Alive by BIGBANG (빅뱅)

Lyrics created in Photoshop 11. Please credit if you remove for your own purposes.

Lyrics created in Photoshop 11. Please credit if you remove for your own purposes.

[Seungri]
Saramdeul da tteonado moduga deungeul dollyeodo kayeoun-deuthan nae moseube neo dongjeong-haedo (Even if everyone leaves, even if everyone turns against me, Even if you take pity over my pathetic self)

[Daesung]
Sesangeun andwehn-da-go nae-ge marhajiman geu nalye ul-ko it-deon nan chigeum utko isseo (The world tells me that I can’t but The crying me of the past is now smiling)

[Taeyang]
Eonjena boran -deushi kkeut-kkaji churakhajiman I’m alive (I’m falling down till the end as if it’s for show but I’m alive)
Nan teo isang irheul-ke eop-seo kwahkeoneun dwiiroha-go jump out (There’s nothing more to lose now, I’m gonna push the past behind and jump out)
Gipi tteo-reojigo i-nneun nae moseubi areumdawo chigeum (The image of me falling deep is so beautiful)

Nae jashineul haneu-re deonjyeo nan jayurowo, I sunkan-mankeumeun nan sara-isseo I’m still alive (I’m even more alive at this moment, I’m still alive)

Fantastic Baby by BIGBANG (빅뱅)

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Lyrics created in Photoshop 11. Please credit if you remove for your own purposes.

One of my favorite lyric-Photoshop creations ^_^

Fantastic baby live version of Fantastic Baby from their Alive World Tour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siVPAd0O5KQ

Baby Don’t Cry by BIGBANG’s Daesung (대성)

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Lyrics created in Photoshop 11. Please credit if you remove for your own purposes.

sumanheun saramdeul tteonagadoi noraen yeongwonhae ne gyeote (hamkke halgeoya)

Even though many people will leave you, this song will stay with you forever (well do it together)

geu manteon chingudeul da tteonadoyeogi nan ne yeope gyesok seo isseulgeoya

Even if many friends all leave you, I’ll continue to stand here by your side

Baby don’t cry baby don’t cry baby don’t cry

eonjenga deo bitnalgeoya Give me your smile

Someday you will surely shine; just give me your smile

Baby don’t cry baby don’t cry baby don’t cry

hanbeonman deo nal wihae Just give me your smile

One more time for me, just give me your smile

Translation credit to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltahc2BCS4s

Blue by 빅뱅 (BIGBANG)

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Lyrics created in Photoshop 11. Please credit if you remove for your own purposes.

Tae-eonaseo neol mannago jugeul mankeum saranghago (I was born and I met you, and I have loved you to death)
Parake muldeureo sirin nae maeum (My cold heart has been dyed blue)
Neoneun ddeonado nan geudaero itjanha (Even if you have left, I’m still here)

Write Daesung’s name in Korean (BIGBANG)

Write Daesung's name in Korean (BIGBANG)

강 대성
Kang Daesung
Photo from BIGBANG’s official Facebook page.
Edited in Photoshop 11.