Friday, January 22, 2010

[Trans] Accounts of BYJ from Hanbok teacher Lee Hyo Jae

Accounts of BYJ from Hanbok teacher Lee Hyo Jae (LHJ)

original : koko3 blog
To Chinese : SNOW /
Repost by : 北___北 / (18-01-2010)
To English : cam /

Teacher Lee did not know Michael Jackson (MJ).
One day, while having a meal in the store, she saw the report on MJ’s passing. From then on, she said she started liking MJ.

Later she saw YJ, YJ revealed his sadness while mentioning the passing of MJ.
Followed by
YJ : MJ and Teacher Lee are the same age. Born on the same day (not sure if he is referring to his birthday or the teacher’s) (note: MJ ‘s birthday : August 29 1958)
LHJ: What’s wrong?
YJ: Nothing, just a tongue in cheek comment.

Later, teacher Lee realized perhaps what YJ meant was that whenever MJ comes to mind, so should YJ as well.

One day they were making Kimchi
Teacher Lee wrote on the blackboard the word Kimchi

At that moment, YJ wrote at the side :
Master Lee Hyo Jae, Disciple Bae Yong Joon.
From then on teacher Lee started addressing BYJ as “disciple”.

Looking at YJ’s philosophy through the book of Beauty of Korea

Original : SNOW /
Repost by : 北___北 / (18-01-2010)
To English : cam /

I have finally finished reading the Beauty of Korea which I bought last September. BYJ’s thinking is quite philosophical. One can see that he also wishes to do many things. There are a few interesting areas I was quite drawn to.

Here “I” refers to BYJ

Making Ceramics

The ceramics teacher said among 800 items, generally there are only 50 items that can be classified as satisfactory.

The teacher asked me to select one out of the 48 glazed fired crane ceramics from the kiln, as a gift for myself. At the same time testing my eyesight.

I carefully checked one after another. I narrowed it down to 6 items. Eventually I had chosen 2 items, then I picked my favorite one. I pla-ced the ceramic in front of the teacher with two shivering hands.

The teacher said “ This ceramic is really second to none”. After hearing this, I heaved a huge sigh of relief.

Kyong Ju
After seeing the ancient capital Kyongju, while I was lost in my thoughts, a colleague who likes to snack wanted to try the traditional Kyongju steam bun. He was pestering me saying that “there is no other branch elsewhere in the country, this is the only pla-ce that sells them”. So we then went into the shop and watched the entire process.

The newly made Kyongju steam bun is just delicious. The filling inside made us very happy while eating it. A group of people were saying how this is the first time for them to taste these steamed buns, but at the same time they were wrapping the sample buns (from the counter)which were for the visitors to try out with serviettes into their pocket. Originally I was going to stop their indiscretions, but after seeing their smiling faces, I dispelled the thought. Afterwards I bought a box of steamed buns in order to express my apologies to the owner.

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