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Hangeul, Easily learned and Conveniently used!

I’m writing about Hangeul secondly. As you read the title, I’m gonna talk about Hangeul’s prosperties about the convenience.

Hangeul brought many changes in the social and cultural levels of Joseon. For sure.. all people could read and write!! As common people of Joseon began to easily learn and use Hangeul, more people could receive and share information. Thereby, Hangeul was widely spread into the fields of education, religion, art and daily life.

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This Hunminjeongeum iamge is From WARPSummit of HWPL in 2016 Opening Ceremony.

Korean Script; HunMinJeongEum means the proper sounds for the education of the people.
Hun 訓 – Teaching
Min 民 – The public, The people
Jeong 正 – Right
Eum 音 – Sound

Hangeul that has become the common written language since the late Joseon dynasty goes through another change in its transmission with the nineteenth century modernization. In the nineteenth century, the modernized printing technology promoted the mass production of newspapers, novels, etc.. Moreover, the mechanized transcription of Hangeul since the twentieth century has expanded the capacity of Hangeul from an alphabet to a resource for cultural enrichment of Korea.

I’ve seen Hangeul in various countries and various industries!! such as fashion, arts. I can say the gobalization of Hangeul!!! So Beyond its functional capacity as a means of communication, Hangeul, nowadays, is appreciated in various artistic genres for its aesthetic appeal and highly regarded as an alphabet that suits the digital age. 🙂

Lastly, I wanna put the image of Hanguel, Peace in Korean. 평화 from the entering ceremony of the 2nd commemoration of WARP Summit 2016.

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The King Sejong with other scholars made Hangeul for the people. So people could receive education!! I think Education is very important for our better future especially for WorldPeace. 🙂

I hope there are many Peace educations have developed and many opportunities that receive them, which is #Peace Education. (This Peace education is related to DPCW Article 10; Spreading a culture of Peace. www.peacelaw.org )

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Please Sir, May I have some More?

I want peace that much more. Why? One says they want something more if they have first tasted it and I believe that many people were able to taste it this past weekend.

Oliver Twist says, “Please sir I want some more?” and do you know what the caretakers say? They say,  “MORE?!”

But like Oliver, it is not food that I want. I want more of peace! We have to ask ourselves, do we want more? Are we hungry for peace? Oliver had the courage to go up and ask for more when he knew they were only allowed one serving of food. We must learn from Oliver and ask for peace. We had a taste of peace, but if someone really tasted it and it was sweet to their mouth, they will ask for more.

Who then can we go to ask for more? We can go to HWPL and ask for more peace events like the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit. If the whole world asks for peace, then wouldn’t those who are working for peace work that much harder? Most definitely.

Let us never stay full of the peace we have inside of us, but hunger for peace and ask just like Oliver Twist, “Please HWPL, may I have some more?” HWPL will say, “WHY OF COURSE!” Stay hungry my friends~

The Bread of Peace

What is peace to you?

Peace is now! Some might read this and say, “no, where is the peace?

Peace not being here may seem logically correct, but in another perspective, something can become a reality when it starts. For example, when we plant a seed and water it that is the beginning of something amazing. It may seem like nothing is there, but little does an individual know that it is the beginning and the coming of a plant that is soon to rise through the soil. One can even say that the plant already exists because it only requires time now. Another example can be like a wind up clock. The winding of the clock is the beginning and start, but that is what makes the wind up clock move.

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Just as the examples have been given, the windup clock for peace has been started since 2014 when HWPL hosted its first WARP Summit. Now is already the 2nd Commemoration of the WARP Peace Summit. As time moves forward, more and more annual commemorations will come and soon enough peace will become complete. Then we have to ask ourselves, will you partake in these peace events when it is still moving forward, or will you just wait to enjoy in the peace that is complete?

Let me tell you a story of the “The Little Red Hen.” The little red hen went around asking the cat, the dog, the duck, if they want to help make the bread. None of them said they want to. However when the hen had finally worked hard herself and had the finished bread, all of the animals wanted to have a piece, but she did not let them as they did not work as one to partake in its finished product.

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So will we be like the hen or will we be the animals? Let’s all work together to create the bread of peace in joy and thankfulness. It is not too late to partake in this amazing work of peace!

I Heard it! I Heard it! The sound of Peace resounds in my Soul from Seoul

I heard it! I heard it! The sound of peace resounds in my soul today from Seoul. Today marks the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit which has every peace lover at their feet in anticipation.

With the attention of every messenger of peace at the commemoration, the sounds of peace can be heard through everything that is living. The clouds have gathered around to join in the dance for peace and the birds have come to Seoul to hear the voices of many leaders of the world speak for the sake of peace.

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It is truly a special day don’t you think? The whole world has seen wars and the death of many individuals, but today is a day where we declare once again that peace is coming to reign over all the earth. No more should we see the death of young children and mothers waiting for their children to come back from war. Let it end today!

We must declare together “PEACE PEACE PEACE” and following we must now walk in the path of peace. Come partake in this event together with every other peace lover in all over the world. There is nothing greater than being part of a movement where peace is being shared freely for you, me, and all of the earth.

Feel free to join every peace lover around the world for the greatest peace event in the world!

 

 

Visit Korea – ☆ National Hangeul Museum

I went to the National Hangeul Museum last month. There are another museum called the National Museum of Korea. But I was interested in Hangeul more.. so I went there first.

They provide “Exhibition Tours” in English on Wednesday 1:00 pm. & in Chinese on Thursday 1:00 pm. & in Japanese on Friday 1:00pm. It was Saturday when I visited, so I took the leaflet in English, Korean and Japanese. I wonder the translation so.. just in case.

I think the Hangeul is the greatest character in the whole World. Amazing!! the shapes and the sounds… You could notice from the creation of Hangeul.

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Hangeul was created in 1443. (not a long time ago… compared to other old characters) Although Hangeul was invented approximately five hundred years ago, the principle behind its invention still remains competent from the perspective of the moder linguistics.
Hangeul is the first script that distinguishes the initial, middle and final sound of a syllable. In addition, it maintains a scientific principle in which the consonants and vowels that are similar in their pronunciations resemble one another in their shapes.
(I wonder how…? King Sejong could see..? X-ray was founded in 1895 but it was very far from Korea. hmm… interesting part..)
Hangeul is the alphabet that perfectly delivers the Korean language. Furthermore, for its creativeness and scientific value, it is highly esteemed by linguists all over the world.

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If you have interest on Hangeul, you need to visit there! It’s easy to access.. take the subway #4 and take off at the Ichon station.. from the exit #2 there is long underground passage.. at the end of the passage, you can see the National museum of Korea. You need to walk more.. 🙂 You can see Hunminjeongeum Haeryebon, which is the explanation book of Hunminjeongeum and other historic exhibitions a lot.

The 2016 year has left almost 110 days… right? hmm..  I hope you have great year, months, weeks and days!! 🙂 Meaningful Lift!!