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If this is not the end of oblivion, then I shall live everyday as if my life were to end this very day.

「Splash Splash LOVE」 review

「Splash Splash LOVE」 review

2021-03-20 03:10:37 UTC

퐁당퐁당 LOVE」 / 「Splash Splash LOVE」 is a 2015 live-action short story about a senior high school girl student, who have the ability to teleport through spacetime, who ended up in the Joseon Dynasty and met King Sejong the Great. Kim Seul Gi arrived in a time of draught and had no way to return to 2015, the court of Joseon have mistaken her to be a eunuch which helped her hide her real identity. King Sejong recognized her usefulness and together they developed the improvements the people of Joseon needed … and fell in love with each other.

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The Handmaiden review

The Handmaiden review

2021-02-19 06:11:58 UTC

Sometime in the 1930s when Japan occupied Korea, Nam Sook Hee was hired as a handmaiden for the Japanese heiress Lady Hideko, who lived secluded from the world. However, Nam Sook Hee and Lady Hideko developed feelings for each other which changed their fates.

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Space Sweepers review

Space Sweepers review

2021-02-06 08:53:16 UTC

승리호》 or “Space Sweepers” is South Korea’s first-ever space science fiction show. For their first venture into space, they did not disappoint and made sure audiences were awed by the show’s deep story and unforgettable space adventure.

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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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The Choice review

The Choice review

2016-07-03 11:39:17 UTC

I watched The Choice twice tonight. It was that kind of movie and story that inspires us in many ways we can watch it over and over again.

Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
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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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