Sungkyunkwan Scandal 성균관 스캔들(2010)

Sungkyunkwan Scandal (Hangul: 성균관 스캔들) is a 2010 South Korean historical drama revolving around the fortunes and misfortunes of a  girl who masks herself as a young man while going to Sungkyunkwan, the Joseon Dynasty’s most noteworthy educational foundation, where no ladies were permitted. The show is based on Jung Eun-gwol‘s top rated 2007 novel The Lives of Sungkyunkwan Confucian Scholars, featuring Park Min-Young, Park Yoochun, Yoo Ah-in, and Song Joong-ki.

The story starts when Kim Yoon-hee (Park Min-Young) disguises herself as her sibling, Kim Yoon-shik, with a specific end goal to bring home the bacon for her family in a traditional society that does not permit females to be instructed nor utilized. She handles various jobs that requires strong writing skills , chiefly at a neighborhood book shop, before she gets offered an opportunity to build her profit by turning into a substitute test-taker (which is illegal business) for the approaching examination in the prestigious Sungkyunkwan. She is caught red-handed by the upright Lee Sun-joon (Park Yoochun), who later recognizes Yoon-hee‘s abilities, and even encourages her to join that legendary institute. There, she must hold on for the unending mistreatment of upperclassman Gu Yong-ha (Song Joong-ki), endure the consistent mood swings of room mate Moon Jae-shin (Yoo Ah-in), abstain from getting on bad terms with the strict scholar body president Ha In-soo (Jun Tae-soo), keep her greatest secret from being uncovered, and at the same time attempt to restrain her developing affections for Lee Sun-joon.
























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Master’s Sun주군의 태양 (2013)

Master’s Sun (Hangul: 주군의 태양;jugun-ui Taeyang) is a 2013 South Korean horror-romantic TV series featuring Gong Hyo-jin and So Ji Sub. A fan of the American series “Ghost Whisperer” would definitely relate to this drama.

Joo Joong-won (So Ji-sub) is a stingy CEO of Kingdom, an aggregate that incorporates a significant retail store and inn,is depicted as a narcissistic, haughty, aggressive, and cash driven businessperson, who puts a cost on every relationship. The trauma of a kidnapping incident when he was more youthful has washed away all his sense of trust in anyone around him. He meets the melancholic Tae Gong-shil (Gong Hyo-jin), was once splendid and sunny, who began seeing ghosts after a car accident.They consistently frequent her, some needing her to satisfy their last wishes, others simply frightening her. Gong-shil turns into a pariah, unable to hold down work and experiencing sleep deprivation. Presently bleak and effectively moved to tears, she fills in as a cleaning woman at Kingdom shopping center. At that point she uncovers that the phantoms vanish at whatever point she touches the organization’s president, Joong-won, the most egotistical man she’s ever known. She starts working for him as his secretary (in name), and to the advantage of Joong-won, after taking in Gong-shil’s otherworldly capability, he keeps her close him, planning to utilize her to correspond with his dead sweetheart Hee-joo in finding the ₩10 billion payment paid as Joong-won’s mother’s precious stone neckband. Their lives take another turn as they cooperate to manage the dread and trouble achieved by these apparitions. While digging into the sad memory of the kidnapping incident in Joong-won’s past,he grows closer to Gong-shil, and starts acquiring a new prospective of the things that really matter in life.





















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The Heirs 왕관을 쓰려는 자

The show begins by the trip of both Cha Eun-Sang (Park Shin-hye) and Kim Tan ( Lee Min Ho) to the States, where each one of them has come from a completely different background and for an absolutely different reason. For Cha Eun-Sang, her trip was supposedly to deliver some money to her sister who is to get married to a foreign man. Being from a poor family, Cha Eun-sang finds this sum of money too large and valuable (her poor mom’s life savings) to simply transfer it via banking. Accompanied by her dream to visit the enchanting States, she decides to deliver the money to her sister in person.

On the other hand, Kim Tan was facing some kind of banishment in the States; being the son of a mistress, his half brother Kim Won – who assumes that Kim Tan is seeking to inherit their father’s company and properties – pushes Kim Tan over forcing him to leave for the States under the pretext of receiving a better education.

The plot gets rhythmical when Cha Eun-Sang and Kim Tan meet and then fall for each other. On their return to South Korea, Cha Eun-Sang is shocked when she discovers that her poor mother is a stay-in maid at Kim Tan’s family residence. The shock to Kim Tan was a double as he knew his father would disapprove of and do his best to demolish their relationship.

To put his son’s choices and will to test, Kim Tan’s father Kim Nam-Yoon sends the maid’s daughter (Cha Eun-Sang) on a welfare scholarship at the same school where Kim Tan (and the majority of the elite society boys and girls ) goes. The couple witness a lot of conflicts caused by their social-class differences and by the desire of both Rachel ( Kim Tan’s fiancée – who is engaged to Kim Tan for merely promoting their father’s business), and Choi Young-do ( Kim Tan’s best friend and rival)  who has fallen for Cha Eun-Sang – to sabotage this “outrageous” relationship.



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Winter Sonata

Winter Sonata was probably the first k-drama watched by the majority of those who became k-drama addicts.

Typically, set in a high school love-theme, the sweet and innocent Yoo-jin falls in love with the newly transferred mysterious Joon-sang whose mathematical abilities and loner behaviour arises the curiosity of both teachers and students.

The love triangle plot then develops as Yoo-jin childhood’s best friend Sang-hyeok feels conquered by his platonic love to Yoo-jin and starts to question Joon-sang’s intention.

Joon-sang – son to a famous single-mom musician – is secretly searching for his biological father whom he doubts to be Sang-hyeok’s father (a smart math teacher at some college). The reason for his doubts is an old torn picture of his mom posing arm in arm with Sang-hyeok’s father, her school-time friend. This adds to the unease between Joon-sang and Sang-hyeok; for Joon-sang, Sang-hyeok could be the lucky boy who took his father from him; he could very possibly be his father’s son who was favored and beside which his father decided to stay and raise well.

The twist of events begins when Joon-sang gets into a car accident that leaves him in a coma after which he loses all his memories of his past life. His mom, who has been tortured every day by her son’s search for his unknown dad and his accusing words that subtly blames her for his shame of beginning an illegitimate son, is driven to fake his death and takes him away to the States, where she sets a whole new life for him with a new identity and a new name Min-hyeong. This deceitful act was rendered successful by the help of her psychologist friend who brainwashed Joon-sang’s faded memory and created a new one for him to recall.

Ten years later, Joon-sang becomes a successful architect who runs a company of his own. Ironically, his multi-national company seeks business in Korea, where Yoo-jin herself is a successful architect working on a project for Joon-sang’s company. Once they encounter each other, Yoo-jin is in a state of awe, that leads her to put off her engagement, and eventually cancel her marriage to her best friend Sang-hyeok who has been by her side for ten years now.

Tension arises when the relationship between Joon-sang’s mom and Sang-hyeok’s father is revealed. Joon-sang discovers that Yoo-jin’s deceased father had been a friend of his mom as well; he also recalls some conversation he had with his mom when she had declared to him that his father was a man she loved truly, but he left her and married someone else, and then died. Like fire, the shocking news that Joon-sang is Yoo-jin’s half-brother spreads all over damaging the hearts of not only Joon-sang and Yoo-jin but also their families and close friends. Luckily, Sang-hyeok’s father (who was in love with Joon-sang’s  mom and has memories of their intimate relationship together ) is intrigued by this news; he wonders how Yoo-jin and Joo-sang are of the same age, although Joon-sang’s mother should have had conceived her baby earlier than Yoo-jin’s mom. After applying for a DNA test, the results were happy news to Joon-sang and Yoo-jin; Joon-sang was in fact his son; he was Sanghyeok’s half-brother after all. However, this update was really bad news for Sang-hyeok and his mom, the reason why Yoo-jin and Joon-sang could not stay together, for they decided to stand up for all the damage they caused and take responsibility for the hearts that got broken because of them. Sadly,  Joon-sang had known of a tumor he had. He had to undergo a critical surgery that was going to either take his life,or take his eye-sight. Years later, Joon-sang – now blind – is reunited with Yoo-jin again after she coincidentally visits a house she found in some magazine that was just like that house that he has once promised to build.


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Taekwondo 태권도

The famous martial art sport Taekwondo originated

in Korea three centuries before the Goguryeo Era.

Its popularity sprung after World War II. Ever since,

Taekwondo became a customary training in

South Korean military.

The word “ Taekwondo” “태권도” mean

the skill of kicking and punching”,where “tae” “

means “kick”, “kwon” “” means “punch”, and “do

” means the skill or method”.

It was first coined by Choi Hong Hithe founder and

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