Sunday, August 8, 2010
Your Two Cents: A Korean Name For Yourself???
How was your weekend? For me I went to the east coast of Korea (Donghae) for a couple days. It was SO great to get away from the city and just...do nothing. At first, my friend and I kind of experienced culture shock because the population was so low compared to Seoul. It was really funny because on one of our cab rides to the get some good seafood dinner in an area called "Sashimi Town", the cab driver was telling us there were a lot of people out because it was busy travel time and also because it was a saturday evening. My friend and I looked at each other both thinking the same thing: "THIS is a lot of people?!?!?!?!" But I have to say I loved it! No traffic, no cranky people bumping into you, no having to wait for anything. The people were so incredibly friendly. Every single person we met went out of their way to help us find whatever it was we were looking for. Checked out a few beach as well. Mangsang beach and Chuam beach. Here are a few pictures from my trip!
With that said though, let's get on to our Y2C question of the week!
I remember an email that a listener had sent me months ago regarding the meaning of Korean names. He had a list of some names that he liked and had asked me what they meant. I'm sorry to say that names are hard for me because they require an extensive knowledge of the Chinese characters representing the sounds in the names. I don't know many Chinese characters so I couldn't be of much help for that listener. However, it inspired this week's question.
Do you have a Korean name for yourself? Or if you could pick one which would you pick? What's the reasoning behind it? Do you just love the way it sounds? Was it taken from your favorite Korean drama/movie character? Do you happen to know the meaning and like it?
Answer away and tune into next week's KPI to see if your answers are read! ^^