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KTO trip watching the worldbeat VINARI

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it’s me in front of the Vinari Theater Lobby

I got another chances this month to watch the Worldbeat Vinari performance in Seoul, Korea. The worldbeat VINARI is a signature show by fusion gugak (korean traditional music) group “dulsori” who was open on august 2012. This performace played on the exclusive theater on the 4th floor of cine core in seoul korea.

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the sign in front of cine core theater

The cine core theater located near to  Jongno 3 (sam)ga station, you just comeout at exit 15 and than walk straight until you found burger king than turn left, after that you will see a cine core theater with big sign “Bibap” and “vinari“. This cine core theater just beside “peggie pie”.

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The map how to go to Cine Core Theater

This performance played every tuesdayfriday at 8PM and Saturday-sunday at 4pm, it closed every monday. The lenght is around 80 minute. Ticket price from 40,000-60,000 won.

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its my wishes that i put in the wishes three on the VINARI lobby

This VINARI is amazing since all the performance are about “well wishing”, you will got wishing from having true love, happy life, healty life etc. Its just a beautiful performance with beautiful message on it. Even in the lobby there is a wishes three, so i was wrote a wishes and put in the three there.

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the rules during watching VINARI performance

As other Korean performance it was not allowed to eat inside the theater, so you have to ensure to made you stomatch full 🙂 there are many good restaurants near to the theater, this area is very famous for good foods. the other requirement also should be fulfilled 🙂 I was planning to eat my oranges inside the theater but it was cancelled due to this rule 🙂

Let me tell you a story inside the theater. As i said before the performance present a traditional percussion and string instruments, as well as wishing song of success, love and health.

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the dulsori team, a performer of Worldbeat VINARI

The opening was started by a beautiful screen with beautiful music, and then they start with introductions plus an amazing drums performance.

The first song was“Sabaha” it was a full traditional percussions and string instrument played together, it was teaching us how to be a good person by complement people like saying “you did a good job” (caranda).

Second song they performed a song title “Flowery love”, the meaning of the song is about looking for true love and you will find it someday. It was duet of kayagem with  flute , it was amazing and my favorite performances since i feel so peaceful and I can fill love, plus there was a beautiful background during the song was played.

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they all played instruments well, sing well and also dance well

The third song was “Driving beat”, it was a duet drum. The meaning is sound of janggu mix it to show sound from heaven. The next song was “Hope for better tomorrow”, A song about dream for future and never give up to reach your success. They teach us to say “Eulasigo –cutaa“.

The next song was a latin song, it was a duet performance between a flute and a drums, i really love this performance as well. i guess the flute was the best performer of today. After that there was  a Five drum dance,  it was a Dramatic ensemble of big drums and small drums played by 5 people.

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the performer played in the lobby after the shows

The beat song was performed by a big drum and small hand ensemble drum played by 5 people.  The climax of the performance to day was a song title “Ah ha yap”, this song was really made all of the audience to enjoy the song! i really love how they request the audience to involve to this performance by request audience to scream uh gi ya!

Power beat toward the grand final and the festival fever was the last song, it was a theme music of dulsori to convey to the audience about the “excitement of life on festival”.

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it’s me take a picture with the performer

During the show they choose the best audience by requesting them to drink with love shoot a special VINARI wine, and they also give away some present to bring home. I got one of the goodie bags! Yeyyyyyy! 🙂

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the VINARI Give away GIFT! 🙂

After the shows they come out of the studio and still played the instrument and all of us dancing outside the lobby, after the shows we are so excited to take a picture with the performer.

I guess this shows are recommended for all foreigners since they truly perform the beauty Korean traditional musics and song. You won’t get difficulties in understanding the shows since they provided translations in several language such as Korean, English, Chinese and Japanese. All the performer also speak English and some Japanese.  So if you come to Korea why don’t you visit this performance? Its really awesome performance! 🙂

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KTO Trip watching HWARANG MUSICAL performance

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it’s me in front of the ticketing of Hwarang Musical performance

KTO invite me as k-performance supporter to watch “HWARANG” musical performance on 21 December 2012 8PM in Seoul Korea. KTO allowed me to bring one friends, thats why i was go to the performance with JINYING, my chinesse friend who are same K-FOOD Supporter. I was attending the K-Food supporter Farewell party at 3PM in Yangjae Center with her. after the meeting at 6PM we went to the Heyhwa station where the studio of the hwarang performance located.

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Hwarang Musical Performance Free Ticket from KTO

Hwarang musical performance are located near to Heyhwa station, You could found KFC and than across the street until you found Guinarru Coffee shop. Its located in the SKY building 7th Floor. In front of the building you will see a huge poster of the hwarang 5 handsome performer. I was arrive in the studio at 7.30PM and therewere so many people already line up for the ticket.

The lobby of the 7th floor was kind of small, so it was so crowded with almost the audience are woman and they all from various diverse of age from very young highschool student until married woman. I geuss this hwarang performance possibble for many diferent kind of audience but for sure it so suitable for woman since all performer are handsome korean man.

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5 Performer in Hwarang Musical

HWARANG is musical performance from 5 (five) handsome boys. The hwarang were a youth corps in the kingdom of Shilla (57 BC – 935 AD) comprised primarily of the sons of royal or aristocratic families, and they trained both body and mind in the the arts of war and of peace. It was a musical performance so they do singing and dancing. The best part is they trully sing live. Their voice are amazing, and they dance so well as well.

I love the part when they do dancing and singing without shirt on. they all trully well trained, they have muscle and six pax. During the performance they also interact with the audience. they request audience help to put liptick on. I was scream “CAN I HELP YOU?” sudenly all the audience laugh! I am surely enjoy this part! hahaha

if you are sit in first line you will be very lucky since they will request you to do something for them. I was sit on the 2nd row, i could see the performance so closed and i have to admit they are so handsome! So the ajumma who sit in front of me help them to put lipstick on the face, she draw heart and flower haha… 🙂

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the most handsome hwarang among 5 members

I geuss i understand why the studio are full with woman. Yap, it was interesting performance. I enjoy all the song and they dancing as well. The problems probably language since it was conducted in korean, different from the non verbal performance, this hwarang musical have many talk in korean and probably for non korean speaker it will be boring if you did not know korean. My korean also not good,  i only understand some but for sure i enjoy all the song and they dance. I did not feel bored, i could say it was interesting! so i geuss if you worried it will be bored, i am sure it wont, it is interesting musical drama.

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the chances to take an autograph from the performer

After the performance finished, you could line up to get a signature from the performer,  there was many people so i could not had chances to get their signature since i had to catch a bus to daejeon from the bus terminal. But i had to say it was really interesting experience. I would like to say thank you to KTO for arranging such an amazing event. I love being part of K-Performance supporter. I geuss if you are love K-POP and musical performance, you definetly should try this HWARANG musical. It Is original Korean Musical Performance.

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Take another picture in front of the study before leaving to daejeon

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Manoffin g-cafe “heaven for muffin” in korea

I love muffin! One of my favorite cafe for muffin is “manoffin g-cafe” 🙂 they have so many varian of muffin. I wish I am not on diet! 🙂 today I taste ” a bluberry muffin with ice coffee” so delicious! If you want to taste delicious muffin, why don’t you buy a muffin in this manoffin g-cafe! 🙂 the store is so easy to find every where in korea. 🙂

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Traditional market tour seoul korea

Today I was invited by agency for traditional market administration to have “traditional market and food tours” at gwangjang market jongno 5-ga seoul korea. There are about 12 foreigner was invited including me.

Even-though it was heavy rain in seoul and it was traffic everywhere plus flooding. It was not stop this tour to keep run. The amazing thing is gwangjang market was cover by canopy so it’s still convenience to have tour inside the market. The other amazing things are so many delicious foods are available in this market. The most famous in this market are the drugkimbap. It’s so delicious! I also try a special bibimbap with dwancangcige,which the taste is quite different than any other bibimbap that I ever try.

The other extraordinary experience are we have a chance to make a pajon and our kimbab plus try the most delicious toppokki ever! 🙂

At the end we got a coupon from the agency for the traditional market administration, to shop till drop in this market 🙂

I love today traditional market tour! The traditional market are convenience to go even in heavy rain. I definitely want to go here again if I have chance to go to seoul and taste the delicious food again 🙂

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Seoul motor show,safe the world

I was attended seoul motor show in kintex seoul! It was so awesome! Why?? Since the concept of seoul motor show is Green energi. I amaze by different company try to offer a new concept of Green car. Korea also have their Own technology of Green car. The car using litium battery as fuel.they inform to me that the car Will be commercial in This june. The car Will also export to US.

I love This korean Green car,since Its have a great design! 🙂 the other amazing things is the Green bus! 🙂 Hyundai make a concept of Green bus! Wow amazing!!! I really enjoy the seoul motor show! 🙂

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Hello kitty caffe,cute pink and cozy!

Hello kitty:) a cute kitty character turns out as a decoration at a caffe in hongdae area seoul south korea.:) 🙂

From outside the place so tempting to enter.After I go inside indeed the place so cute,all wall is pink with hello kitty on it,the chair have hello kitty character,the food all have hello kitty shape!!welcome to hello kitty world.if you wanna see this place come to hongdae area.you just used subway line 2 green line and drop at hongik university exit 9 just straight then you found this cute hello kitty caffe!!!^^

The taste of food was not too great but the decorations tempting you to eat it hohoho 😀 the food price is quite cheap through, if you come to korea i recomend you to come to this cute place!! 😀

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Seoul aims to join top 5 countries in renewable energy sector

The Korean government recently revealed a plan to become one of top five countries in renewable energy sector by 2015 as part of the government’s policy vision of “low carbon, green growth.”

As part of the green growth policy, Korea aims to transform the country’s existing fossil fuel-based, environment-threatening economic growth structure into a clean energy-based one.

Currently, the international renewable energy market has had an average annual growth rate of 28 percent. The international renewable energy market recorded $162 billion in 2009. The Korean government predicts it will grow more than $1 trillion in 2020, equal to the current volume of the worldwide automobile industry.

The Ministry of Knowledge Economy announced a set of renewable energy development strategies and blueprint to become one of leading countries in renewable energy sector in October last year. According to the plan, the ministry will invest a total of 40 trillion won by 2015 to become one of top five countries in the renewable energy sector. According to the government’s forecast, Korea’s renewable energy industry will become one of Korea’s leading industries, worth $40 billion in 2015, up from $4.6 billion in 2009.

Korea’s renewable energy industry has developed rapidly in recent years, with the government contributing nearly two trillion won over the last three years, with the government budget for the sector exceeding one trillion won for the first time ever in 2011.

Mt. Maebong Wind Power Plant, Gangwon Province

* Seoul to invest in solar, wind energy

According to research by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Korea had a total of 146 renewable energy enterprises as of 2009. Among them, 79.5 percent are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and 53 firms are start-ups, contributing to job creation.

The Korean government’s renewable energy development strategy is focused on incubating solar energy, wind energy and fuel cell industries.

The government plans to nurture the solar energy sector into a leading industry, just as they have nurtured the semiconductor industry. The government will concentrate on developing core technology, parts and materials at lower prices to make up for a late start in the secotr.

Korea also aims to become one of leading countries in wind power industry, backed by the country’s world-leading shipbuilding and plant industries. The country supports the localization of core parts and materials so firms can focus on the large-scale marine wind power businesses.

* Seoul aims to achieve co-growth among SMEs and large firms

The Korean government plans to inject 20 billion won to build up to five test-beds to develop the solar and wind power industries by the end of 2011. It also plans to build 100-megawatt marine wind power complexes in Buan and Yeonggwang in Jeolla Province by 2013. Additionally, it aims to incubate up to 50 promising enterprises in order to achieve its goal of $100 million worth of exports in renewable energy industry by 2015.

To successfully become one of the top five countries in the renewable energy industry, Korea needs to develop core original technologies to dominate the global market.

For this reason, the government will select ten core original technologies and invest 1.5 trillion won in them by 2015. To further strengthen the development of core parts and materials for the sector, the government will increase the volume of its support by more than 50 percent by 2012 from its current level.

Adapted from an article in Weekly Gonggam magazine
By Yoon Sojung

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