Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hogwarts Crest cross stitch

Here is my current project, I saw this picture on pinterest and knew that I wanted to start making it right away. Jasmine has over 2 years until her 11th birthday, but we want to do a Harry Potter themed birthday using the first book.
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Which started me looking for the pattern, which I did find here

I also found Scienceandart's modification ideas on Deviant Art, which you can see here

I didn't like that Hufflepuff's background color was blue, and that Ravenclaw's was a lighter blue, so I started making modifications to the chart in my head.

So, here are my supplies, except I forgot to get a background yellow for Hufflepuff.
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Here is about 3 hours of work. I was thinking here that I was going to regret that upper left serif on the right side of the H. I wanted to change the H color, because I didn't want it to seem that Hogwarts would favor Gryffindor. So, I wanted to make it look a bit more like stone.
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Here is almost 6 hours of work. Yeah, I am regretting that corner of the H, even more so now that the lighter grey is filled in.
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And here is just over 10 hours. I went back and changed the color to black on that upper right side of the H, I think it looks much better now.
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Monday, April 20, 2015

Weekly Korean words with Jae Korean101.com videos episodes 6-10

Korean101.com produces a youtube video every week called, "Weekly Korean words with Jae." I have reproduced the sentences they create here, because for myself I find that the subtitles go way too fast and having to stop the video every few seconds is irritating. I thought that other people may have the same problem and this might help them. I haven't corrected the English grammar of the subtitles, so you will see that some times it is a bit awkward when you read the English translation.


June 3, 2014 South Korean cities


1. Mokpo 목포
목포 근처에는 아름다운 섬들이 많이있습니다.
Near Mokpo city, there are many beautiful islands.

2. Incheon 인천
인천 국제공항에서 서울지는 한시간 걸립니다.
It takes about one hour from Incheon International Airport to Seoul.

3. Cheon-an 천안
한국 사람들은 천안에 가면호두과자를 삽니다.
When Korean people go to Cheon-an city, they buy chestnut cookies.

4. Busan 부산
부산은 해산물 요리로 유명합니다.
Busan is very popular with seafoods.

5. Seoul 서울
서울에 가사 도움이 필요할 때에는 120 번을 누르세요.
When you need help in Seoul, just press 1-2-0.


June 10, 2014 Weather


1. Windy 바람이 부는
제주도에는 바람이 부는 날이 많다.
In Jeju island, there are many windy days.

2. Humid 습한
한국 여름에는 습한 날이 많이 있습니다.
In Korean summer, there are many humid days.

3. Sunny 화창한
한국의 4월에는 화창한이 많이 있습니다.
In April, in Korea, there are many sunny days.

4. Cloudy 흐린
저는 흐린 날이 싫습니다.
I don't like cloudy days.

5. Hot 더운
더운 갈에 아이들은 시청에 갑니다.
On hot days, kids go to city hall.


June 17, 2014 Famous Korean Food


1. Kimchi 김치
한국에는 다양한 종류의 김치가 있습니다.
In Korea, there are various types of kimchi.

2.Bibimbap 비빔밥
대한항공을 타면 비빔밥을 먹을 수 있습니다.
If you fly with Korean airlines, you can have bibimbap.

3. Korean barbecued beef 분고기
비빔밥 위에 불고기를 놓으면 맛있습니다.
If you put Korean barbecued beef on the top of bibimbap, it's very delicious.

4. Bean past stew 된장찌개
한국에서는 아침식사로 된장찌개와밥을 먹습니다.
In Korea, people eat bean paste stew and rice for breakfast.

5. Seasoned rice cakes 떡볶이
포장마차에서 먹는 떡볶이는 정말 맛있습니다.
The seasoned rice cakes or ttoekbokki at street markets is very delicious.


June 24, 2014 At the Office


1. Salary 급여
변호사는 급여가 높습니다.
Lawyers have high salaries.

2. Office 시무실
우리 사무실은 서울에 있습니다.
My office is in Seoul.

3. Boss 사장
우리 사장님은 좋습니다.
My boss is very good.

4. Superior 상사
제 상사는 상격이 안 좋습니다.
My superior is mean.

5. Overtime 초과근무
(한국 사람들은) 하루에 네 번 정도 초과근무를 합니다.
Korean people usually do overtime four times a week.


July 1, 2014 Music Genres


1. Dance music 댄스 음악
저는 소녀시대의 댄스음악의 광 팬입니다.
I am a crazy fan of Girl's Generation dance music.

2. Rock music 록 음악
여름에 부산에 가면, 록음악 축제를 즐길 수 있습니다.
If you go to Busan in Summer, you can enjoy 'Busan Rock Music Festival.'

3. Samul-nori 사물 놀이
추석이나 설날에 한국에 가면, 사물놀이를 쉽게 물 수 있습니다.
I you go to Korean on Korean thanksgiving day, or new year's day, you can easily see 'Samul-nori' performance.

4. Idol music 아이돌 음악
한국의 아이돌 음악은 아시아 여러나라에서 인기가 많습니다.
Korean idol music are popular among other Asian countries.

5. Jazz 재즈
서울에 가면 한강변에 있는 식당에서 재즈 음악을 듣는 것을 추 천합니다.
If you go to Seoul, I recommend you listen to jazz music in a restaurant near Han river.




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Monday, April 13, 2015

Learn Korean Numbers (숫자)

Korean people use two number systems, Sino-Korean numbers, taken from Chinese, and Native Korean numbers, which only go from 1-99. You need to know both number systems because they are both used, (i.e. time is told by using both systems, Native Korean numbers for the hour and Sino-Korean numbers for the minutes.)

Here are the Sino-Korean numbers:
Arabic Korean Chinese
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11 십일 十一
12 십이 十二
13 십삼 十三
14 십사 十四
15 십오 十五
16 십육 十六
17 십칠 十七
18 십팔 十八
19 십구 十九
20 이십 二十
30 삼십 三十
40 사십 四十
50 오십 五十
60 육십 六十
70 칠십 七十
80 팔십 八十
90 구십 九十
100

If you wanted to say 21 you would put the number 20, 이십, and the number 1, 일, together and get 이십일. 79 would be 칠십구. Pretty easy right?

Here are a few videos with Sino-Korean numbers 1-10.






And more numbers:









Here is a worksheet to practice writing the Sino-Korean numbers 1-10.
Here for 11-20.
Worksheet for 21-30.

You can learn more about higher numbers (hundreds, thousands, millions, and more,) here.


Native Korean numbers:

1 하나
2
3
4
5 다섯
6 여섯
7 일곱
8 여덟
9 아홉
10


This video by Korean Class 101.com covers 1-10, it also covers how numbers 1-4 lose their last letter with certain counters. This happens when a number ends with a 1, 2, 3, or 4 (i.e. 21, 33, 42, etc.)

Other videos showing 1-10 in Native Korean.






11 열한나
12 열둘
13 열셋
14 열넷
15 열다섯
16 열여섯
17 열일곱
18 열여덟
19 열아홉
20 스물
21 스물한나
22 스물둘
30 서른
31 서른한나
32 서른열둘
40 마흔
50
60 예순
70 일흔
80 여든
90 아흔



Counting 1-100 in Native Korean numbers.


Here are a few other videos to help you learn the native numbers:



Practice writing 1-10 with this worksheet.
And 11-20 Here.

Two see both number systems together, watch this video;


And there is this worksheet to practice writing both number systems at the same time.


Want to know your Korean age?


Want to know how to say how old you are?



You can also read The Korean's post on Korean numbers here. It is a great read and includes things like ordianl numbers, counters (i.e. miles, animals, bundles, etc.), and really large numbers like 1020.

The Korea Times flashcard of both number systems 1-10 can be found here.


A link to a podcast of both number systems 1-10 here.

Here is a worksheet quiz to practice what you have learned. I could not find the answer sheet for it on the blog, but let me know and I can help.



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Monday, April 6, 2015

The King of Food episodes 5-9

The King of Food was a series shown on the Korean television station KBS. It was also uploaded to the youtube channel KBS World TV.

The premise of the show from KBS, "What if a constitutional monarchy still exist in Korea in 2014? "'The King of Food' with picky taste, Shin Dong-yeob has invited star guests to his dinner. Guests need to answer a quiz to try rare food, which the kings used to eat. Food fighters are having a fierce battle to take the best food. Who will get the King's Food at the end?"

There is a special ingredient(s) each episode and the celebrity contestants are quizzed on their food knowledge. The team that wins gets to eat. As usual, don't watch the show if you are hungry, it'll just make it worse.

Episode 5: Meal of Longevity with Song Hae (장수)

Guests are: Lee Yongsik, Song Eunyi, Kim Sung-kyu, and Kim Hyeyeon.
This episode centers on food that has the benefits of longevity; Ugeoji (우거지) (KBS translates this to cabbage, but it is the outer leaves of Napa/Chinese cabbage), and saltmarsh sandspurry (세발 나물.)

Episode 6: Meal for Brain with Heo Cham (두뇌회전)

Guests are: Kim Hanguk, Gyeongae, Kim Saengmin, and Rainbow's Kim Jisook.
Brain ingredients are seaweed (미역) (Undaria pinnatifida known as sea mustard in English), and eel (장어.)

Episode 7: Meal for Diet (다이어트)

Guests are: Ha Ilseong, Baek Jiyoung, Choi Yunyeong, Lee Jaeyun, and Doctor Wang Hyemun.
This is a competition of natto, coconut water, ox cartilage soup (도가니탕), and buckwheat to see which is the best diet food. Besides the winner cuttlefish was also served.

Episode 8: Stress-zero Meal (스트레스 ZERO)

Guests are: Cho Yeongnam, Kim Sehwan, Lee Sungmi, Kim Hyeoncheol, and Rainbow's Kim Jaekyung.
For getting rid of stress radish greens and anchovies (멸치) are recommended.

Episode 9: Meal for Baby Face (동안)

Guests are: Yu Hyeonsang, Ha Choonhwa, Kim Yeongcheol, Park Eunyeong, and Doctor Wang Hyemun.
It is a contest again for this episode, the guests brought onions, bean sprouts, chicken feet, and whelk. Besides the winner sea squirts were also recommended by the show.


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