Here's guest blogger DN giving you 1 on 1 advice on the similarities and differences in teaching English in Korea and China.
Hello. Let me introduce myself. I am Digital Nogitsune, otherwise known as DN. I am a teacher overseas and I used to work in Korea. Now, I am currently in China “teaching.” If you are wondering about the “” that is a whole different post for somewhere else. For now, I am just here to give you a general outline on the differences of teaching in Korea vs. China.
wonder why so many people find the mixing of cultures so
disconcerting? Well, I’ve often wondered this myself….in
silence mind you, but for me I see “the
cultural blend” as a beautiful thing. In the last five years or
so, hubby and I have started traveling in earnest and I must say the
places that I’ve seen so far have whetted my appetite for knowledge
about people and their
cultures. Those parts of the world that I have come across have
pushed a “curiosity button” inside me and I gotta tell ya, I’m
ready to see muchmore
of the world’s beautiful places and yes,
Asia tops the list.
think that may also be one reason why I love fashion so much, its
colors and patterns bold and bright, so visually stimulating…..and
endless. In my humble
opinion, “the cultural blend” can be found in many places but one
of the first places
would be in fashion.
see, fashion blends a little sumptin’,
sumptin’ from everybody’s culture.
Fashion designers truly fascinate me, because their creative minds
start at the point of their
own origins and then their designs sprout wings and take flight.
Wherever that “little creative birdie” lands, influence takes
Hello to all of the Pink Fashion Ninja’s out there,
I’d like to first introduce myself to everyone. My name is D. LaShore, otherwise known as BiAlamode. I’m a 40-something married woman from Houston, Texas USA and I have been intrigued with the Asian culture from the time I was a youngster. During my youth, besides school, my days were filled with dolls and playhouses and my Saturday mornings were filled with cartoons (anime) and the occasional martial arts film, several of which starred martial arts legend Bruce Lee. Through those movies and also documentaries and dramas I’ve truly come to appreciate this beautiful culture that is quite unlike my own.
As an adult, it was a young actor/singer named JiHoon Jung aka Rain that was/is totally responsible for bringing me even deeper into the Asian culture…the Korean culture, specifically. After seeing him in the Hollywood movie Ninja Assassin and watching endless videos of his many musical performances, I became one of his dedicated Clouds. Through my association with the Cloud USA fan site/blog and its founders Terri Robinson and Stephe Thornton, the door to the Korean culture has opened even wider for me. It’s afforded me the opportunity to meet some very wonderful people. April Jackson aka The Pink Fashion Ninja is one of those people and I’d like to thank her for this opportunity.
“Grown and Sexy” List: BiAlamode’s Top 6
Korean entertainment industry is one that is now really coming into
its own I’d say. As the Hallyu wave continues to spread its
international wings, one thing that has become abundantly clear to me
is the undeniable beauty that resides among Korea’s most popular
entertainers, specifically the men. Never have I seen such a
plethora of male beauty concentrated in one place. It also seems
that the “flower boy” has now blossomed into a full “grown man”
but no less beautiful. I know the idea of “grown man sexy”
covers a wide range and is just as varied among entertainment fans,
but I’d like to give you just a “little taste” of my
idea of the Grown and Sexy. This list….this list right
here, is all mine baby. Check it.
Yes, that’s right…Rain is in the top spot. He’s
numero uno….to a Cloud he’s (B.D.E.), Big DaddyExtraordinaire. Yep, I’m a Cloud baby and as far as a Cloud
is concerned Rain is the man all day, e’eryday. He is male
beauty personified. To say he’s sexy is the understatement of the
year. He oozes confidence from every pore and his swag….well…let’s
just say it’s off the charts. Like a chameleon, this trailblazing
entertainer can go from a dancing hip-hop idol, to a sexy ninja, to a
spy that’s ever-so-fly, to a self-assured company CEO in 0.5
seconds flat. Kim Tae Hee that’s a lot of hotness to handle
girl, you’re a lucky one indeed.
Koreans in Paris part 2 (or three times for GD as a solo) occurred last week as trendsetter G-Dragon made way to experience the wonders of Paris Fashion Week S/S 2015. And of course he hit up Chanel and took photos with the one and only Karl Lagerfeld.
This year he opted for a suave chic look. A Chanel tweed jacket layered over a white v neck with icy blue shiny pants. Of course he had to top it off with a printed scarf and a beige wide brimmed Boss of the Plains hat.
Calling all Kamilias! Kara is back with a new music video! But I feel like telling you this is irrelevant. Mainly because either A) You’re a Kamilia and you know this or B) You don’t care/aren’t that big of a fan of Kara. It doesn't matter if you like Kara or you don’t you have to admit that Kara’s fashion in Mamma Mia is awesome.
This is Kara’s first time having,new member Youngji in their video. Let me say that I’m neither a fan, nor a non fan of Kara. I know a few of their songs and like them. That being said I don’t know much about Kara besides that, two members left due to contracts finishing up and they found a new member because of the Kara Project.
Not gonna lie here but I find it cool that Kara continues to push on even though members left. Some groups would have fallen apart but Kara was like “Lets keep going”. And I’m glad they did, because I love this song.
They’re back and ready to kick some butt in the Kpop Fashion MV world. One thing that I really want to highlight about this video is that most of the clothing in it,is normal. As in there is very few one of a kind pieces in it that are impossible to find or things inspired/similar to it. Plus most of the stuff in it is wearable on a daily. I could (if I could afford it) strut down the street looking like a Kara member.
Okay maybe not to that extreme as there are quite a lot of differences between me Kara but you guys get the picture. So let me tell you about the amazing fashion and give you the scoop on where you can find clothing that makes everyone go “Mamma Mia!”
One of the dance sections of this music video involved having each member wear high waisted black shorts, and a black crop top styled to each girl’s fashion sense. Each member is equipped with black platform heels and fingerless gloves to go with their outfit. Now I’m not sure if this was done on purpose but this styling of the black top and shorts really emphasize how slim and long the Kara members are; they appear to be of model height. Their proportions look unrealistic (in a good way).
The models first challenge was titled Role Change. The conditions were to put together a sexy photo shoot for comedian An Young Mi (funny biker chick in GD's "Michigo" video.) They were split up into 2 teams and given 3 hours and $500 to find her a complete look. They also had to personally style her and direct the shoot.
Being the gag woman she is, Young Mi had the set filled with laughter.
They say only the fittest survive which in this case the models can attest is true. They were in for a crazy surprise with the announcement of a Model Pentathlon!
The host for this monument event was comedian Lee Byung Jin. For this they were split into two teams as follows: Pink Team
Ji Un, Tae Un, Min Jung, Chul Woo and Seung Su