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Title: (Inter-Korean Summit) KBS News
Post by: thunderlips on April 27, 2018, 08:23:10 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ElQTMwBYwA

Is this an appropriate topic for elementary school?

Thinking of letting the students watch this.
Title: Re: (Inter-Korean Summit) KBS News
Post by: tanis62458 on April 27, 2018, 09:11:18 AM
i think the kids would be bored depending on how old they are.  every time i switch between screens at work to see what they are doing, it's just more walking.  you could tell them it's a korean lotr and the presidents are making their way to mt doom.
Title: Re: (Inter-Korean Summit) KBS News
Post by: thunderlips on April 27, 2018, 09:13:06 AM
i think the kids would be bored depending on how old they are.  every time i switch between screens at work to see what they are doing, it's just more walking.  you could tell them it's a korean lotr and the presidents are making their way to mt doom.

Ha! Which one is Frodo?

Yeah no classes today, surprise!!! But the live coverage is just experts now anyways.

Maybe we will do a poster or something next week.
Title: Re: (Inter-Korean Summit) KBS News
Post by: tanis62458 on April 27, 2018, 09:33:39 AM
i think the kids would be bored depending on how old they are.  every time i switch between screens at work to see what they are doing, it's just more walking.  you could tell them it's a korean lotr and the presidents are making their way to mt doom.

Ha! Which one is Frodo?

Yeah no classes today, surprise!!! But the live coverage is just experts now anyways.

Maybe we will do a poster or something next week.

moon would have to be frodo.  kim as sam is just too good to pass up.   :laugh:

this would make for an interesting topic.  especially as a poster, pamphlet, of flyer project.  it'll be kind of cool to see kids draw a map of korea with north and south included. 
Title: Re: (Inter-Korean Summit) KBS News
Post by: thunderlips on April 27, 2018, 09:39:27 AM
So Trump is Gollum, obviously.

 (http://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/580f97541700009c2aace14d.jpeg?cache=5ruyjpj8zs&ops=200_150)


Yeah the unification flag they used at the Olympics is a pretty good sign.
Title: Re: (Inter-Korean Summit) KBS News
Post by: thunderlips on April 27, 2018, 10:38:12 AM
The Formal and Long Awaited Meeting of North and South

KJE: 안녕하세요? 
MJI: 네 안녕하세요
KJE: 식사 했어요?
MJI: 네 먹었어요!  정은 씨는요?
KJE: 네 맛있게 먹었어요
MJI: 그래? 뭐 먹었어요?
KJE:  볶음밥 먹었어요
MJI:  반찬이랑 먹었어요?
KJE: 네 엄청 맛있었요!
MJI: 우와 좋겠다!  나도 먹고 싶어요!
KJE:  같이 먹을래요?
MJI:  네 갑시다! 김밥천국 어디에 있어요?
KJE:  이쪽으로 오세요!

Two happy leaders with a lot in common!

Apparently Kim Jongun brought some traditional nangmyeon noodles for Moon to "enjoy". I hope Moon has a food taste tester.

(http://media.giphy.com/media/GkmphfvFkbSla/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: (Inter-Korean Summit) KBS News
Post by: donovan on April 27, 2018, 10:43:44 AM
Kim Jong-un stepped on the threshold separating the Koreas twice when meeting Moon (who deftly stepped over it). Isn't that bad luck?  :shocked:

https://nyti.ms/2Flspt4

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superstition_in_Korea
"Setting foot on a threshold can bring misfortune. This superstition originates from the time of the Mongol invasions of Korea. In Korean culture, it is preferable for one to die at home and for the body to remain in the home for some time. Leaving the house in a coffin was a means to dispose of the lingering attachment to the world, with the threshold of the front door thought to be a boundary between this world and the afterlife. Therefore, for a living person to step on the threshold of a door is considered a sign of bad luck."
Title: Re: (Inter-Korean Summit) KBS News
Post by: Epistemology on April 27, 2018, 12:30:14 PM
Kim Jong-un stepped on the threshold separating the Koreas twice when meeting Moon (who deftly stepped over it). Isn't that bad luck?  :shocked:

https://nyti.ms/2Flspt4

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superstition_in_Korea
"Setting foot on a threshold can bring misfortune. This superstition originates from the time of the Mongol invasions of Korea. In Korean culture, it is preferable for one to die at home and for the body to remain in the home for some time. Leaving the house in a coffin was a means to dispose of the lingering attachment to the world, with the threshold of the front door thought to be a boundary between this world and the afterlife. Therefore, for a living person to step on the threshold of a door is considered a sign of bad luck."

That explains why my wife and mother in law freak out when I do it all the damn time. God, I hate superstitions. I actually have a tiny bit of respect for fatty crapping on superstition like that.
Title: Re: (Inter-Korean Summit) KBS News
Post by: AvecPommesFrites on April 27, 2018, 12:40:43 PM
RIP exchange rate
Title: Re: (Inter-Korean Summit) KBS News
Post by: donovan on April 27, 2018, 12:44:51 PM
Kim Jong-un stepped on the threshold separating the Koreas twice when meeting Moon (who deftly stepped over it). Isn't that bad luck?

That explains why my wife and mother in law freak out when I do it all the damn time. God, I hate superstitions. I actually have a tiny bit of respect for fatty crapping on superstition like that.

Before we go giving Kim Jong-un the Nobel for bringing enlightenment to the peninsula, I suspect he stepped on it only because he wasn't sure his legs could get all the way across. (nb I adore short people!)

I believe the catchy rhyme they created to remember that particular superstition is, "Step on a threshold sill and your favorite uncle a pack of dogs is sure to kill."
Title: Re: (Inter-Korean Summit) KBS News
Post by: AnthroInKorea28 on April 27, 2018, 02:11:36 PM
RIP exchange rate

I seriously doubt we will see any unification come out of these meeting, a formal Treaty ending the Korea war and normalizing relations is possible, though unlikely. If Unification did occur its likely that it would be years before the North and South were fully joined, its likely that the North would work with Southern and US help to rebuild its economy and infrastructure enough that that unification wouldn't cause as much of a shock to the WON or the economy.
Title: Re: (Inter-Korean Summit) KBS News
Post by: Piggydee on April 27, 2018, 02:28:00 PM
I have a question.  Is it Moon 문  재 Jae (Jay like Jay Z) 인 In   or Moon Jai ( 자  +  이 = Jai) In. 

CNN has been calling him Jai and Arirang along with other media outlets have called in Jae/Jay

I always understood ㅐ as  ae or eh as in 새 Bird Seh.  But my coteacher said it's 아 + 이 = 애   So then it would be Ahi

My co-teacher said it is Jai but pronoucned Jae Jay...... :huh: :huh:  I'm sure she is right but she said it's prounced Jae....not Jai.   Clarifiication

Title: Re: (Inter-Korean Summit) KBS News
Post by: donovan on April 27, 2018, 02:32:59 PM
In English he goes by 'Jane' (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91pKGPzD3CL.jpg)~
Title: Re: (Inter-Korean Summit) KBS News
Post by: Piggydee on April 27, 2018, 02:50:41 PM
Yeah I was about to say 문제 is problem in Korean.  And 에does sound like "eh" as well as 애 sounds like "eh" too.  I'm going to file this under "I will never learn Korean and that's why I suck" folder and just call him Moon Jai In like Jai as in Michael Jai White and think about how good he was in the movie "Spawn"   8) 8) ;D ;D

(http://i.pinimg.com/originals/c2/94/14/c29414dec652011d4421b32e436ac95d.jpg)
Title: Re: (Inter-Korean Summit) KBS News
Post by: CO2 on April 27, 2018, 03:12:01 PM
In English he goes by 'Jane' (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91pKGPzD3CL.jpg)~

It's why Koreans love Maroon 5 so much.

(https://www.udiscovermusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Maroon-5-Songs-About-Jane-Album-Cover-web-730-cropped.jpg)
Title: Re: (Inter-Korean Summit) KBS News
Post by: Datasapien on April 27, 2018, 03:28:30 PM
I have a question.  Is it Moon 문  재 Jae (Jay like Jay Z) 인 In   or Moon Jai ( 자  +  이 = Jai) In. 

CNN has been calling him Jai and Arirang along with other media outlets have called in Jae/Jay

I always understood ㅐ as  ae or eh as in 새 Bird Seh.  But my coteacher said it's 아 + 이 = 애   So then it would be Ahi

My co-teacher said it is Jai but pronoucned Jae Jay...... :huh: :huh:  I'm sure she is right but she said it's prounced Jae....not Jai.   Clarifiication

Your co was just saying that the 'Jay' is 재 (아+이 = 애, pronounced 'eh') rather than 제 (어+이, pronounced 'eh').
Title: Re: (Inter-Korean Summit) KBS News
Post by: AvecPommesFrites on April 27, 2018, 03:42:55 PM
재미없다
Title: Re: (Inter-Korean Summit) KBS News
Post by: T.J. on April 27, 2018, 03:47:30 PM
Here is a transcript of  the handshake moment:

문: 어서 오세요.
Moon: Welcome.

김: 반갑습니다.
Kim: Pleased to meet you.

문: 뭐, 오시는데 힘들지 않았습니까?
Moon: Any difficulties coming?

김: 반갑습니다. 아닙니다.
Kim: No. I’m pleased to be here.

정말 마음 설렘이 그치지 않고요.
My heart really won’t stop fluttering.

이렇게 역사적인 장소에서 만나니까.
Due to meeting in a historic place such as this.
 
또 대통령께서 이런 분계선까지 나와서 맞이해준 데 대해서 정말 감동적입니다.
I am also very impressed with the fact that the President has come to this demarcation line to welcome me.

문: 여기까지 온 것은 위원장님 아주 큰 용단이었습니다.
Moon: Coming here was a very courageous decision for the Chairman.

김: 아니아니, 아닙니다.
Kim: No, no. No, it wasn’t.

문: 역사적인 순간을 만들었습니다.
Moon: A historic moment has been made.

김: 반갑습니다.
Kim: I’m pleased to be here.
 
문: 이쪽으로 서실까요?
Moon: Would you stand over here, please?

Link to video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GH44Ggk8Ew
Title: Re: (Inter-Korean Summit) KBS News
Post by: MayorHaggar on April 27, 2018, 04:12:45 PM
Moonie officially endorsing gulags.
Title: Re: (Inter-Korean Summit) KBS News
Post by: Foreverparadise on April 27, 2018, 09:56:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ElQTMwBYwA

Is this an appropriate topic for elementary school?

Thinking of letting the students watch this.

No. This is too much for them with regards to English learning and subject matter.
Title: Re: (Inter-Korean Summit) KBS News
Post by: Aurata on May 03, 2018, 07:33:56 PM
Note that Washington is trying to break up the party, predictably, by moving the goalposts. 'We demand total denuclearisation before any peace deal!'.

Do you really expect North Korea to give up its only weapon of self defence without assurances for its own security? Of course America would invade them instantly if they were dumb enough to actually denuclearize.

America has a lot to lose if the Koreans decide to re-unify. All this peace and reconciliation is bad for business.

It must eat them up inside to think that the two Koreas could actually make their own peace treaty without having to pay heed to what America wants.
Title: Re: (Inter-Korean Summit) KBS News
Post by: Life Improvement on May 03, 2018, 08:35:19 PM
Sing along, Aurata!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4N9gxYsves
Title: Re: (Inter-Korean Summit) KBS News
Post by: thunderlips on May 04, 2018, 08:48:16 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ElQTMwBYwA

Is this an appropriate topic for elementary school?

Thinking of letting the students watch this.

No. This is too much for them with regards to English learning and subject matter.

Too late I assigned them to write a ten page dissertation examining the economic and political ramifications of a denuclearized peninsula with special attention to the societal impact of reunification using Germany as an example. I recommended five books they should read and cite in their arguments. Should be interesting considering they are only 3rd grade elementary...... :rolleyes:

I meant have them draw a poster and write a short message to the president or dear leader.