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ᜌᜓᜃᜒ (Yuki ・ 雪亮)
If this is not the end of oblivion, then I shall live everyday as if my life were to end this very day.

Awaken review

Awaken review

2021-01-21 11:34:40 UTC

Thirty years ago an island village was plagued by a mysterious event which shook Korea to its core. Slowly, the stories about the village faded from the memory of the nation and forgotten. However, there were survivors from the island which a group of people are hunting down to continue the forgotten research and one such survivor is a detective who will do everything to keep the demons of the island buried forever.

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「Lovestruck in the City」 review

「Lovestruck in the City」 review

2021-01-17 00:17:39 UTC

도시남녀의 사랑법」 / 「Lovestruck in the City」 is a short story or short form romantic comedy drama which depicts real love stories of young people as they live in a huge busy city. It stars 「Ji Chan Wook」 and 「Kim Ji Won」. The series is also the first part of the multi-series entitled 「City Couple’s Way of Love」.

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「Please Don't Date Him」 review

「Please Don't Date Him」 review

2021-01-11 15:38:36 UTC

제발 그 남자 만나지 마요」 / 「Please Don’t Date Him」 is romantic comedy done right. There are many shows categorised as “RomCom” over the years and very few deserving of this label. 「Please Don’t Date Him」 is one of the few exception as it brings out genuine laughter in every episode while building on the romantic relationship of the characters.

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「The K2」 review

「The K2」 review

2021-01-06 05:11:17 UTC

더 케이투」 / 「The K2」 is a 2016 Korean action and romance drama starring 「Ji Chang Wook」 and 「Im Yoon Ah」. It tells the story of a former mercenary who was framed for the murder of his girlfriend and was later given a second chance in life as a security bodyguard for the secret daughter of a presidential candidate.

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「Architecture 101」 review

「Architecture 101」 review

2021-01-03 22:19:48 UTC

건축학개론」 / 「Architecture 101」 is a Korean movie about first loves and making decisions. This 2012 film stars 「Uhm Tae Woong」 and 「Han Ga Inn」 as the adult 「Seung Min Lee」 and 「Seo Yun Yang」, and 「Lee Je Hoon」 and 「Suzy」 as the younger 「Seung Min」 and 「Seo Yun」 who first met in college in Architecture 101.

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Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo review

Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo review

2021-01-03 01:34:40 UTC

달의 연인 - 보보경심 려》 or “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo” is a very popular and one of the highly-rated Korean Drama since 2016. It stars IU as “Go Ha Jin” and “Hae Soo”, Lee Joon Gi as “Wang So”, Kang Ha Neul as “Wang Wook”, and Hong Jong Hyun as “Wang Yo” as the leading characters.

The series is a Korean TV adaptation of the Chinese novel 《步步惊心》 (Bù bù jīng xīn) by Tong Hua.

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「Gu Family Book」 review

「Gu Family Book」 review

2020-12-31 12:12:42 UTC

구가의 서」 / 「Gu Family Book」 is a K-drama starring Lee Seung Gi as “Choi Kang Chi” and Bae Suzy as “Dam Yeo Wool”. The series aired from 2013-04-08 to 2013-06-25 with a total of 24 episodes with 1 hour and 5 minutes running time each. The series tells the love story of a half-human / half-mythical-creature and a lord’s daughter as they fight for their feelings in a world afraid of mythical creatures.

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「Vagabond」 review

「Vagabond」 review

2020-12-27 17:52:13 UTC

배가본드」 / 「Vagabond」 is a 2019 hit TV series starring “이승기” (“Lee Seung Gi”) and “수지” (“Suzy”). One of Korea’s highly budgeted show and follower of the trend in filming in overseas locations, 「배가본드」 / 「Vagabond」 truly captured the interest of the audiences both in Korea and worldwide with its movie-quality production and very impressive plot.

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ᜌᜓᜃᜒ (Yuki ・ 雪亮)
If this is not the end of oblivion, then I shall live everyday as if my life were to end this very day.

The YOOki (柳紀 ・ 유 기) Chronicles

The YOOki (柳紀 ・ 유 기) Chronicles is ᜌᜓᜃᜒ (Yuki ・ 雪亮)’s return into casual and personal blogging. The name “YOOki” is a mash-up of the acronym of YourOnly.One and my nickname ᜌᜓᜃᜒ (Yuki ・ 雪亮).

Interestingly, according to Chinese legend, 「柳」 (YOO) is an ancient Chinese surname. The ancestors of the surname were closely linked with the ancient sage-king named Yu Shun. In Korea, the 「유」 (YOO) lineage traces to the Xia, Han, and Joseon dynasties. Holders of the surname Yu or Yoo had a reputation for charity and diligence.1

It is also the word for “willow” or the “willow tree” which means graceful or slender; and a tree growing near a body of water which provide continuous nourishment and resources for everyone. It can also mean to exist, an oil (anointment(?)), and simply as “U” (you).

The hanzi 「紀」 (ki) character means to record, be disciplined, provide order. While the hangul equivalent, 「기」 (ki; gi), means energy, spirit, a banner, and a period of time; and is also a suffix used to make a gerund or an infinitive.

Can you guess what I mean by 「柳紀」 and 「유 기」 as the Chinese and Korean for “YOOki”?


  1. 「유」 Yoo (Korean surname); CC-BY-SA 3.0 Unported License ↩︎

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