In the land of Kims

Inspired by the Daily Post.

As mentioned in one of my previous post, I am currently addicted to watching Korean Dramas. I probably have watched all Kim Soo Hyun and Jeon Ji Hyun’s videos in Youtube. How cute can anybody get? There is also this Korean Drama “My Girlfriend is a Gumiho” where the main characters are just too cute to be true!!! How how how how? It’s particularly cute when they talk. In Korean, they say “YAH” when they meant to say “HEY”. When they say “AJA” to lift their spirits up, that’s particularly a korean trademark. So if you would ask me if I can be fluent in any language when I wake up tomorrow, it would be Korean. I wanted to learn Korean so I can pretend to be one of the characters in one of the dramas I watch. I can pretend to be Sassy Girl, say “get lost” and get away with it. I can probably meet Lee Min Ho, Kim Soo Hyun and all the ahjussi in Korea. I also want to be a noona. I will be Noona Ericka. HAHAHAHA!!

Did you know?

I was the one who named my sister. I did not realize that my obsession with the Koreans started early. I named her Kim. I wanted Kim to be my name but I settled with Ericka. But what is with Kim and Koreans? I did some research and I came across this article. A lot of times I found myself amazed with the Koreans’ very rich and preserved culture seemingly from hundreds of years back. In the article, it states that people with the family name of Kim was found to decrease and increase in number with the whole population of Korea. Isn’t it amazing? Amazing. But what does it mean? It simply means that the core of the Korean culture was not compromised over the time no matter how it expanded and was occupied. The Korean culture was simply unshaken by other influences. It is important to note that up to now, their preservation of their culture is simply admirable. Imagine that the family name Kim meant so much more than its three letters. Give me one Korean friend please! Pronto!

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