Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Black-and-tan Jindo dog chasing ducks

My father moved to the country made a big pond in front of his house a couple of years ago and started to bring up ducks to catch bullfrogs after losing his sleep over the croaks of frogs.
Then one day the ducks and their ducklings all disappeared in a single night.
Next morning one of the creature's body was found under a 60-year-old ginkgo tree my grandfather planted.


Even though the old man smelled a rat, he couldn't punish the criminal without mercy. 
Black-and-tan Jindo dog named Mooggoo (means 'black dog' in Chinese) is not only our family dog but also my dad's friend.

My father sincerely cares for Mooggoo as one of his family members although the troublemaker once stole an underwear of grandma in the town.

When he was a puppy he was kidnapped(?) and my dad searched high and low for his lost baby. One week later he finally came back home wasting away to a skeleton when the owner was about given up on finding him. I think dogs are better than people at times.

Recently my father breeds ducklings again to prepare for summer. 
They are quite grown now.
I hope two different species of animals can be friends this time.

The video footage below was recorded yesterday.
Mooggoo looks swimming but I think he is actually walking in the shallow pond. :)


swimming pond

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Hot Brain: Problematic Men Ep.66 Brain Warm-ups (Noepulgi) with Model Joo Woo-jae

Ha Suk Jin hot brain Hui IQ Test jeon hyun moo enjoy korea Kim Ji Suk noepulgi problematic men Tyler Rasch Brain Warm ups Joo Woo Jae park kyung lee jang won kim ji seok
Q. What is an alphabet for the question mark?

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Model Joo Woo-Jae
A. Y

The alphabets are all time units.
Second
Minute
Hour
Day
Week
Month
Year



Ha Suk Jin hot brain Hui IQ Test jeon hyun moo enjoy korea Kim Ji Suk noepulgi problematic men Tyler Rasch Brain Warm ups Joo Woo Jae park kyung lee jang won kim ji seok
Q. Fold this paper to show '문제적남자!' on both sides.


Ha Suk Jin hot brain Hui IQ Test jeon hyun moo enjoy korea Kim Ji Suk noepulgi problematic men Tyler Rasch Brain Warm ups Joo Woo Jae park kyung lee jang won kim ji seok
Ha Suk Jin hot brain Hui IQ Test jeon hyun moo enjoy korea Kim Ji Suk noepulgi problematic men Tyler Rasch Brain Warm ups Joo Woo Jae park kyung lee jang won kim ji seok
Ha Suk Jin hot brain Hui IQ Test jeon hyun moo enjoy korea Kim Ji Suk noepulgi problematic men Tyler Rasch Brain Warm ups Joo Woo Jae park kyung lee jang won kim ji seok
A.
① Fold back the right-most column of the puzzle. 
② Fold back the top and bottom line of the column. 
③ Spread the center of the puzzle.



Ha Suk Jin hot brain Hui IQ Test jeon hyun moo enjoy korea Kim Ji Suk noepulgi problematic men Tyler Rasch Brain Warm ups Joo Woo Jae park kyung lee jang won kim ji seok
Q. Divide a regular hexagon into 8 equal parts.


Ha Suk Jin hot brain Hui IQ Test jeon hyun moo enjoy korea Kim Ji Suk noepulgi problematic men Tyler Rasch Brain Warm ups Joo Woo Jae park kyung lee jang won kim ji seok
A. 8 trapezium (trapezoid) of the same size



Ha Suk Jin hot brain Hui IQ Test jeon hyun moo enjoy korea Kim Ji Suk noepulgi problematic men Tyler Rasch Brain Warm ups Joo Woo Jae park kyung lee jang won kim ji seok
Q. There is a broken calculator without vertical lines.
You multiply two-digit integer.
What is the minimum number for the answer?


Ha Suk Jin hot brain Hui IQ Test jeon hyun moo enjoy korea Kim Ji Suk noepulgi problematic men Tyler Rasch Brain Warm ups Joo Woo Jae park kyung lee jang won kim ji seok
A. 1248

***Tips
1) 1, 4, and 7 cannot be the last digit of the answer.
2) The answer is not three-digit number.
(Park Kyung is real genius~~)
3) 32x39=?



Ha Suk Jin hot brain Hui IQ Test jeon hyun moo enjoy korea Kim Ji Suk noepulgi problematic men Tyler Rasch Brain Warm ups Joo Woo Jae park kyung lee jang won kim ji seok
Q. There are lookouts where guard can watch in horizontal, vertical, and diagonal directions.
How many minimum observation posts needed to watch all zones?


Ha Suk Jin hot brain Hui IQ Test jeon hyun moo enjoy korea Kim Ji Suk noepulgi problematic men Tyler Rasch Brain Warm ups Joo Woo Jae park kyung lee jang won kim ji seok
Lee Jang-won
A. Four




Ha Suk Jin hot brain Hui IQ Test jeon hyun moo enjoy korea Kim Ji Suk noepulgi problematic men Tyler Rasch Brain Warm ups Joo Woo Jae park kyung lee jang won kim ji seok
Q. How many minimum squares needed to fill in 13 by 13 big square.
(Squares must be smaller than the big one.)
   

Ha Suk Jin hot brain Hui IQ Test jeon hyun moo enjoy korea Kim Ji Suk noepulgi problematic men Tyler Rasch Brain Warm ups Joo Woo Jae park kyung lee jang won kim ji seok
Ha Suk-jin, Jeon Hyun-moo, and Joo Woo-jae
Q. Eleven








Starring
Jun Hyun-moo, Ha Seok-jin, Kim Ji-seok, Lee Jang-won, Tyler Rasch, and Park Kyung

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

About love like full moon from 'The Handmaiden (Agassi)'

The Handmaiden Agassi main poster
The Handmaiden (Agassi)
The Handmaiden (Agassi), which was invited to 2016 Cannes Film Festival in France as the newest release of a famous South Korean director Park Chan-wook, has caused much controversy because it is more commercial than artistic compared to his previous works like Oldboy or Thirst.

In conclusion, I don't agree with the opinion.

Kim Min-hee dog tooth
Lady Hideko (Kim Min-hee)
Sook-hee (Kim Tae-ri) dulls the edge of dog tooth of Lady Hideko (Kim Min-hee) in a bath tub using her finger wearing a thimble as if she takes care of a baby of her own. The scene gives us a hint of things of coming between the two in a roundabout way with weirdly obvious behavior.

Sook hee Kim Tae ri Hideko
Sook-hee (Kim Tae-ri) & Lady Hideko
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Sook-hee
Big differences of viewpoint between man and woman about same-sex relationships in the film pretty baffles me. A few erotic scenes made me remind a respectful religious ceremony not just about sexuality. My eyes were even moist while watching stark-naked body because I truly understood that the young ladies wholeheartedly love each other free from gender, social position, and nation etc.

I had waited for my soulmate -Mr Right, ideal type, or life-long mate... whatever it's called- till I turned thirty five deciding not to pick out someone for the simple reason that I was old enough to get married. (Luckily my husband suddenly appeared in an unexpected place.) Even though the situation is totally different, I identified with Hideko who was supposed to waited to meet the one without any promise.

lady hideko cho jin woong uncle kouzuki
Lady & Uncle
count fujiwara hideko
Count Fujiwara & Hideko
Men show us dirty and hypocritical behaviors, while women are very straightforward and sincere about their love and lives. 
Although Ha Jung-woo (Count Fujiwara) and Cho Jin-woong (Uncle Kouzuki) delivers outstanding performances, it is hard to look at the two brilliant actors lovely.

Agassi can be a happy ending or sad ending depends on how you see it.
Personally, the full moon of the final scene is touching.
The movie makes me want to read its original novel 'Fingersmith' by Sarah Waters.

My favorite scene is that Sook-hee puts a suitcase under the wall(?) for Kim Min-hee to step on to a new world. With the scene, I feel free, too. (I cannot find any image of it.)





The Tunnel, "I'm still alive…", Click Here.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

About my people and growing older from Dear My Frieds (Dieo Mai Peurenjeu)

Dear My Frieds Dieo Mai Peurenjeu
Recently I watched Dear My Friends, a new South Korean television series starring Go Hyun-jung and Jo In-Sung, by chance. 

Go Hyun Jung
Jo In Sung
I can't deny that the glamorous heroin and the former top model grabbed my interest for first time. But I found myself smiling and weeping at the same time while watching its first episode "Sorry, I'm not Curious About You Guys". and I started to download the other episodes at once.

Lee Gwang Soo
It's a story about ordinary people, whose characters are in a difficult situation, and their family, friends, and lives.
There is no unusually beautiful love story of young couple as well as extraordinary event like Cinderella story.

Dear My Frieds Dieo Mai Peurenjeu
Dear My Frieds Dieo Mai Peurenjeu
There is my deceased mother who sacrificed her life for her children.
There is my father who fell in love again at last walking away from sorrow.
There is my sister, brother, and me who wanted to return the parent's favor.
There is my 91-year-old grandmother who just know that the world is a big place.
And there is my old friend who went back home in her twenties.

I love Noh Hee-Kyung.
The writer never let me down.
Although her TV series haven't attracted a large number of viewers, she is the best for me. 

<My Recommendation>
Worlds Within (KBS2, 2008) starring Song Hye-Kyo & Hyun Bin 
It's Okay, That's Love (SBS, 2014) starring Jo In-Sung & Gong Hyo-Jin