Art works · Diary · Leisure

A MECHANICAL DRAGON

On my summer vacation I drew bunch of pictures and today I’m going to post my best drawing ever. The title of this picture is ‘A MECHANICAL DRAGON’.

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This is my painting.

I used a image from pinterest as a reference. It was very hard to use the exactly same colour from the image because it seemed like the image was created by computer. However, I tried to use the same colour as best as I could. The reference picture is below. I think it would be better for you to look at my painting first and then look at the reference image(because I think my image is much worse than the reference…..)

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This is the reference image.

I basically used my HB staedtler pencil to sketch and then used the watercolour to paint and finally I used my prismacolor colour pencils to make out some details. It took me about 10 hours(I don’t know why it took that long time) to finish.

*** P.S. Currently, I’m drawing some cartoon style cats ***

*** Picture from pinterest(https://www.pinterest.co.kr/pin/861524603686924403/)***

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Diary · Press Corps

JobWorld teenager press corps

For about a month I worked as a teenager reporter in JobWorld teenager press corps. Job World is a place for students to help them experience and learn about abundant jobs and assist them look for their future jobs.

MEETING

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(From Left side) An appointment letter, map of JobWorld, book about future jobs, Guide book of future job LAB(미래직업 LAB), the airplane I made, Syllabus, Bluetooth speaker, name tag and a tumbler.

In the first meeting, I had a lecture from a member from a national team of paper plane, Junguk Lee(I’m not sure if this spelling is correct…. You can search with his Korean Name->이정욱). He gave a lecture about how to choose a job.

He said

“Find your hobby first and then look for the professional job that fits with you and you are confident of.”

(I written down the quotes from my memory so there can be some mistakes but I hope you to understand)

This quote was very touching to me because I was having a hard time about choosing my future job. However, now I think my concern is solved a bit.

After listening to his lecture, we had a competition of flying a paper plane. Our team won the competition of making the paper planes go the farthest. So, I received a Bluetooth speaker and delicious breads. I received a tumbler as well for being a reporter of JobWorld teenager press corps.

After the MEETING – Freely collecting news materials in JobWorld

After the meeting I had to write down 4 or more articles related to JobWorld and this Job World teenager press corps. I wrote the articles about ‘CAREER PLANNING HALL’, ‘FUTURE JOB LAB(I translated by myself so, if you want to search for further information search with these words in Korean->미래직업 LAB)’, ‘YOUTH EXPERIENCE HALL’ and ‘FEELING OF BEING A REPORTER IN JOBWORLD TEENAGER PRESS CORPS’. Writing down the articles was very helpful for me to arrange my thoughts about my future. Additionally, having a counselling after having a vocational test was the most helpful experience. I was able to map out my future basically with the advice of the counselor.

Last MEETING

In the last meeting, I had a lecture from Seoul National University, Seungwoo Cho(I’m not sure if this spelling is correct again so, if you are curious about him, I think you can search with his Korean name-> 조승우) about ‘What is the best way of studying effectively’. I learned new way of studying and I thought that this might be able to help me get good scores at school.

He said

“MOTIVATION, RESULT and HOW is very important in studying.”

(Again, I written down the quotes from my memory so there can be some mistakes but I hope you to understand) On this day, I received the appointment letter and also the prize money for working as the reporter at there.

This is my experience from working as a reporter. I would like to apply again if I have a chance because it was very informative. I think the best experience was having a counsel with a counselor and listening to lectures with famous people which can assist me in planning my future.

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(From Left) the certificate and the appointment letter

***You can read the article that I wrote from the link below(I’m sorry but the articles are all written in Korean)***

http://cafe.naver.com/kjobworld

Book · Diary · Leisure

Lord Of the Flies (William Golding)

Not recently, but few months ago on my summer vacation I read a really fantastic book entitled, ‘Lord of the Flies’. This is one of my favorite classic books.

This book was quite violent for me because the description about how boys killed each other was very touching and made me become frightened.

Now I will stop talking about how the book was because I think I need to mention the summary of this book and make a review.

***P.S. This is the translation of the article from acting as a reporter at the national library for children and young adult.***

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The book that I read in Korean.

 

The book, ‘Lord of the Flies’ cannot be excluded even if we just say CLASSIC BOOKS. This book is about after the plane crash which was boarding boys in order to evacuate them when the nuclear war started and the main character Ralph searching for the way to survive. He-Ralph-asserted to light the signal fire and build the shelters to be rescued. At first, the things had gone smooth without any problems as time went by the boys began to play with each other. Especially, a boy named Jack, always went for hunting and did not take care of the signal fire which he was responsible for. Due to Jack’s unmindful behavior, Jack and Ralph who had been best friends together began to split up. Now, the other boys began to split up into two sides-Ralph’s side and Jack’s side-but, most of the boys went to Jack’s side. Jack’s hunting party tuned into barbarian

 

by killing the pigs and they began to feel no sense of guilt even from killing other boys.

In this part, the book depicts a horrendous thing-if a person commits killing, then after that even though he/she commits it again, they will not feel the guilt anymore.

After that, because of Jack and others the boys named Simon and Piggy become dead. The death of the two boys made Ralph to become alone and Jack tried to kill Ralph because he thought Ralph is dangerous.

However, why is the title of this book is ‘Lord of the Flies’? Even though, the flies only appears for few pages why would the title become ‘Lord of the FLIES’? I think this is because the part when the flies gather around a pig’s head shows the corruption of the society metaphorically. Moreover, in this book Simon who got killed from other boys symbolizes a priest, Piggy who was intellectual but died from a death of a fall symbolizes a civilized person, Jack who killed numerous boys as well as the leader of the hunting party represents a dark person(uncivilized) and finally Ralph means the leader of a community.

 

‘Lord of the Flies’ is also a political allegorical novel having many characters related to the roles in politics. By the conch used for lots of moral satires and convoking assemblies, the specs broken by Jack and other things give meanings symbolically. Like these ‘Lord of the Flies’ shows the inner ambition, people corrupting due to power, an urge to control and etc. Therefore, if you are interested in classic books and want to know how William Golding lampooned the society, I really recommend you to read this book.

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The book that I’m currently reading in English.

Interesting? 5/5

Helpful? 5/5

*** If there are some mistakes, please let me know. I will be willing to edit my errors. ***

*** Images from google ***

Art works

Creating Word Cloud

At my school few months ago, there was a wordle competition for World Book Day. The competition was about creating a topography of a certain book, employing Tagul website or other websites that are similar. I chose the book Warriors (book cover below), story about wild cats.

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1st book of the series

Using the Tagul website, I created the Word Cloud like this.

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And I had won the competition!!! It was a very thrilling work to do, so I hope you can try it when you finish reading a book. It can be beneficial for arranging the whole story. The website(Tagul) is here -> follow this link https://wordart.com/

*** Warriors book cover from google ***

Book

Eragon series – Brisingr (Christopher Paolini)

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Today I’m going to review BRISINGR in eragon series. (Finally!!! I finished reading it……!!) This book was about more than 700 pages but despite that this book was really thrilling!!! As I expected, this book was over my expectation. Now, let’s begin sharing the story!

So, after Eragon had a fight with his half-brother Murtagh in the book ‘THE ELDEST’ Eragon and Roran(Eragon’s cousin) with Saphira opens the story in an attempt to kill the Ra’zac and save Roran’s – brider-to-be – Katrina. They hide in the Helgrind and after few days they kill the Ra’zac and their parents, Lethrblaka and rescue Katrina. Eragon encounter with Katrina’s dad, Sloan who betrayed the villagers. So, Eragon sends Saphira away with Roran and Katrina and punishes Sloan to go to the Du Weldenvarden.

After that, Eragon returns to Varden with Arya ( whom saw Saphira coming to the Varden and when she saw Eragon was not with them ran to find Eragon ). Eragon constantly serves for Varden and one day he fights against Murtagh and his dragon, Thorn while others fought against soldiers who are free of pain. Eragon  and Saphira succeeds in driving Thron and Murtagh away.

Nasuada then only sends Eragon with an urgal to the dwarves. Eragon tries his best to assist his Dwarf friend Orik to be the king of the dwarves and finally Orik becomes the king. From hearing that news, Saphira comes for Eragon and together they go to the Ellesmera. They make a new rider’s sword named Brisingr by Eragon and get their last lessons from Glaedr and Oromis who are their teachers. Glaedr – Oromis’s dragon – gives his heart of hearts, Eldunari to Eragon and Saphira which is same as giving one’s conscious. Therefore, Glaedr is able to communicate with them even if his body will die.

Eragon and Saphira moves toward the battlefield in Feinster and Glaedr and Oromis heads for Gil’ead. However, during the fight Eragon and Saphira sense Glaedr and Oromis’s death from the Eldunari of Glaedr.

The book was full of adventure and the description was very elaborate. So, if I can make some grade of this book it will be….

Interesting? 5/5

Helpful? 4/5

(This is my personal opinion so, don’t make up your mind about something from just listening to me) I think learning vocabulary from this book can be helpful for foreign students who are trying to learn English.

*** Pictures from google ***

Travel

Gapa Island

Few days ago, I went to the Gapa Island, taking a ship. It took about 15 minutes to Gapa Island from Moseulpo Port. Gapa Island is located below Jeju and part of Jeju Island.

When I arrived….

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This was the thing that greeted me when I arrived.

On this stone it says, Gapa Island and Environmental Masterpiece Island.

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There we can see a blurred Halla Mountain.
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Olle Trail starts from HERE!!! Follow the arrow and the ribbons.

Gapa Island is 10-1 course of the Olle Trail. If you buy a Olle Trail Stamp Book then you can set a stamp on the book. If you finish setting stamp on each course, then you can receive a medal.

Anyway, I went to the Gapa Island with my family and me and my brother borrowed bicycles.

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This is me.

If you want to trek Olle Trail in here, then you should follow these ribbons. Well, it was easy for me to get lost because I couldn’t find the blue and red ribbons. So, please be careful!!

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These ribbons direct the directions.

When I was following the ribbons, I saw this strange stone.

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Usually if there are lots of stones piled up then it means that people had made a wish. And this stone looked similar so I made a wish which is a secret.^^;; And according to my brother, he says that he heard a villager saying that we should not go up to that stone because if we do that, it will bring a storm. Well, I’m not sure if this is true, but I just didn’t climb up that rock.

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You can see these fresco when you keep follow the ribbons along the ocean.

After I wandered around this island for about 3 to 4 hours I went to have a lunch at this restaurant.

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Oh!!! Gapa Island is a carbon free island! Maybe that was the reason why the table in the outside has no dust!!!!

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This is the explanation of the upward picture.

It says, A Millstone Worked by Horse or OX

(pronounced as yeon ja bang a or yeon ja me)

A millstone is a tool for peeling of the ear of the grains using the strength of an ox or a horse. Old Jeju Island residents called this as mal bang e, mal go re, mal g rang. In Jeju Island, barley and millet were major grains so this millstone was essential agricultural equipment for Jeju Island residents. Mostly it was built with the villagers altogether and they looked after and managed this by making an organisation. In average, there was a mill per 30 families.

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This is a cat stone. From the right side they are head, body, and tail.
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This is the explanation of the upward picture.

It says, Cat Stone ( pronounced as Ko nang yi doll or Ko yang yi doll)

Gapa Island created a village in 1842 (King Hunjong) when Daejong-eup, Sangmo-ri residents entered. In the early days, the residents of Gapa Island didn’t do fishery and maintained their livelihood only by barley and sweet potatoes. So, the carnivore Ko nang yi(I think this means cat) that came inside with the villagers starved.

This stone has a legend that the Ko nang yi has become a stone because they starved while waiting the fish that are drifted by storm.

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This place is near to the seawall.
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This is the menu.

If I translate this menu it will be….

Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup 12,000

Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup with Rice 12,000

Seafood Black Bean Sauce Noodles 7,000

Seafood – Huge : 30,000 / Small : 20,000

Soju / Beer 4,000

Makgeoli 3,000

Beverage 2,000

Brewed Coffee 2,000

And we ordered these.

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This is the Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup
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I heard that female divers who are known as haenyeo, had caught these!!!

Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup, Seafood Black Bean Sauce Noodles, and conch.

It was really delicious and I recommend you to have a try.

So I travelled and…. it was a wonderful island.

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wind farm
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View of the Port

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This is all. I hope you can visit here some day!

 

Book

Macbeth (William Shakespeare)

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The book that I’ve read

Okay, so today I’m going to review the book ‘Macbeth’ one of the four tragedies by William Shakespeare. Actually, this book was very boring. I was really excited when I heard from people that books written by Shakespeare is very good. But, it was different from my expectation. I thought this book will be full of interest and I will finish reading after few days because this was quite short book with 100 pages. However, it took me about a month to finish it – which indicates that I really thought this book was boring. This is only based on my thought so I encourage you to read it as others do.

 By considering the interest of this book, I would not recommend it but still there is a part that I think is educational. So, overall I propose this one.

Let me tell you the basic story line. There is a Thane of Glamis, Macbeth. He meets the three witches with his friend, Banquo – which is really familiar part – and gets the prophecy that he will become a king and for Banquo his son will be the king. So, Macbeth tells this news to his wife, Lady Macbeth. Then, Macbeth kills King Duncan and because of that the princes – Malcolm and Donalbain – escape with fear. And as the witches had predicted, Macbeth becomes king and then kills Banquo meets the witches again. He now gets the prophecies from apparitions that ‘ No man born of woman ‘ cannot hurt him.

Meanwhile, Macduff has escaped to help Malcolm becoming a king. They march towards the Dunsinane, holding the branches as if the whole forest is moving. Macbeth and Malcolm’s army fights against each other and Macduff kills Macbeth because he was not a man born of woman. In the end, Malcolm becomes a king.

 The moral that the story gives is that we should not trip over to the pit of power and  makes homicide. Even thought we wants the authority people should not hurt people as the Macbeth has done. Look at the destiny of Macbeth! He bathed his hands in blood and meets the sky after his achievement in the end.

So, if I can make some grade of this book it will be

Interesting? 2/5

Helpful? 5/5

*** If there are some mistakes, please let me know. I will be willing to edit my errors. ***

*** Image from google ***