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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    Oh, I meant I couldn't find a "v" sound in Korean. Maybe I just missed it when I looked it up.
    I see. Right, there is no v, f, th sound in Korean. So, we use b-sound which we think the closest to v.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmos View Post
    Korean letters are alphabets. It isn't like Chinese characters.
    So, basically it is same as writing YuNa's name as YuNa Kim in English.
    The story of how the Korean alphabet, the hangul, was developed is inspiring. The prevailing story is that King Sejong the Great wanted his scholars to develop a simpler writing system so that more people could learn to read and to write. The existing system, based on Chinese, had thousands of symbols and could be learned only by people who had a lot of leisure time (in other words, mostly the nobility and professional scholars) and, of course, access to tutors. With the hangul, literacy could become more widespread. I think that earlier in this century, there was actually a national holiday to celebrate the founding of the hangul. Any country that celebrates its alphabet is impressive to me!

    YuNa's show sounds wonderful! I'm deeply jealous of Korean skating fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    The story of how the Korean alphabet, the hangul, was developed is inspiring. The prevailing story is that King Sejong the Great wanted his scholars to develop a simpler writing system so that more people could learn to read and to write. The existing system, based on Chinese, had thousands of symbols and could be learned only by people who had a lot of leisure time (in other words, mostly the nobility and professional scholars) and, of course, access to tutors. With the hangul, literacy could become more widespread. I think that earlier in this century, there was actually a national holiday to celebrate the founding of the hangul. Any country that celebrates its alphabet is impressive to me!
    I heard almost the same version but about the Japanese writing system. When they imported Chinese characters, very soon they understood how uncomfortable and unnatural the system was for the Japanese language, that is not similar to Chinese at all (grammar, pronounciation, etc.). They could change the system, adopt it. But they didn't. Precisely because they wanted to keep the education with the status of something previliged, for VIP only. If it's true, that sounds awful. The later created kana was used mainly for grammar purposes, while the main vocabs of the language were in kanji. Well, the current reality is that 12yo graduaters of elementary schools can't read newspapers. Basically, they are still illiterate. I am happy (and envious) that foreigners in Korea don't have to waste so much time to become literate as we have to do in Japan . Btw, in Russia we too celebrate the alphabet, like in Korea: Slavonic Literture and Culture Day in May. It's not a public holiday, banks are open, but the celebration events are huge and colorful. Used to be in a new city every year. From 2010- always in Moscow.
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    That's interesting about the Russian alphabet holiday. Of course the Russian Cyrillic alphabet was also an invented alphabet, so there's a point in history that can be marked as its beginning. Who knows exactly when the Greek, Phoenician, Hebrew, or Arabic alphabets were codified. An alphabet-based writing system is a huge advantage for a language, because its small number of symbols makes literacy more universally accessible--to foreigners as well as native speakers, as you point out. Another advantage is the way alphabet letters fit on a keyboard.

    I also hear that in Russia and other nearby countries, the first day of school is a huge celebration, with everyone wearing his/her best clothes, people bringing flowers to the teacher, and speeches. (My Bulgarian friends say that this it true in Bulgaria as well.) We Americans could learn a thing or two from that custom.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=9ELnJQyrU90

    sweet teaser for ATS Spring 2012~!

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    She will perform two new exhibition programs to All of Me (Michael Buble version) and Someone Like You by Adele.

    Yu-Na and David Wilson at press conference

    New TV commercial for ProSpecs (sportswear)

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    Yuna is so pretty- and is the face of ? how many Korean products?? Yuna drinks beer? I am kind of surprised, as I didn't think alcohol sales fit with her image. HMM. It would be so great to see her show. She has a great lineup of skaters as usual.

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    Some new pics:

    for ProSpecs (sportswear)

    http://s1233.photobucket.com/albums/...ent=030829.jpg
    http://s1233.photobucket.com/albums/...ent=030824.jpg
    http://s1233.photobucket.com/albums/...ent=022204.jpg
    http://s1233.photobucket.com/albums/...ent=022359.jpg
    http://s1233.photobucket.com/albums/...ent=022206.jpg

    for J Estina (fashion jewelry)

    http://s1233.photobucket.com/albums/...ent=030921.jpg
    http://s1233.photobucket.com/albums/...ent=032214.jpg
    http://s1233.photobucket.com/albums/...ent=032215.jpg
    http://s1233.photobucket.com/albums/...ent=021702.jpg
    http://s1233.photobucket.com/albums/...ent=040121.jpg

    for Hite (beer)

    http://s1233.photobucket.com/albums/...ent=030846.jpg
    http://s1233.photobucket.com/albums/...ent=032304.jpg
    http://s1233.photobucket.com/albums/...ent=040113.jpg
    http://s1233.photobucket.com/albums/...ent=032220.jpg

    Making film video for E1 (petrochemical, the title sponsor of All That Skate Spring 2012):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVFhwAcgCF4



    Quote Originally Posted by skateluvr View Post
    Yuna is so pretty- and is the face of ? how many Korean products?? Yuna drinks beer? I am kind of surprised, as I didn't think alcohol sales fit with her image. HMM. It would be so great to see her show. She has a great lineup of skaters as usual.
    About ten product groups, I guess. She's of drinking age now and I think it fits the fun/chic image of her. The brand's sales were slumping among the young consumers, and it would be interesting to see how its new product "Ice Point" would do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skateluvr View Post
    Yuna is so pretty- and is the face of ? how many Korean products?? Yuna drinks beer? I am kind of surprised, as I didn't think alcohol sales fit with her image. HMM. It would be so great to see her show. She has a great lineup of skaters as usual.
    She is endorsing 8 companies right now.

    Beer is considered for thr young in Korea and that is why the company hired her.

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    Thanks for photos and links. Yuna is a busy young woman. She is looking fabulous as usual.

    I am looking forward to seeing her new programs!

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    Yuna looks awesome in the ad, every year she grows she looks better and better and you didnt think it would be possible to look even prettier than before, I ve lost count of her advertisment she has done, I remember her young one with lolipops and her being in the nature, is there somewhere that all are gathered together?

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    Thanks for the links! YuNa looks splendid. I especially like the jewelry ads. One of them (I think it's the fourth one down in the jewelry section) used a very different pose and dramatic lighting to make her look especially glamorous.
    Last edited by Olympia; 04-06-2012 at 10:31 AM.

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    New video pieces:

    Hite 'Ice Point' (beer) 15s commercial #2
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykaNn...layer_embedded

    Making film for J. Estina photo shoot
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNatb...layer_embedded

    Samsung Smart AirCon "Q" 15s commercial #4(?)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=qxkoSBw34OY

    All That Skate Spring 2012 TV spot for the MBC broadcast of the last show (6 May)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U5KU...layer_embedded

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    Thanks!

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