Seollal 2013: Korean Celebrities Born In The Year of The Snake

10 February 2013 marks the first day of the lunar calendar (Korean Calendar). It is known as Seollal (설날) in Korea and this year marks the Year of the Snake. Many popular Korean Idols are born in the year of the snake(89 liner). Many of the ‘snake’ idols happened to be the leader of their respective groups. These idols truly have the personality traits of snakes – wise and great thinkers. Snakes love to posses the best of everything and are mostly charming, popular and are spotlight magnets. Let us take a look at the snake idols.

Hyoyeon, Taeyeon, Tiffany, Sunny, Jessica & Yuri of SNSD / 효연, 태연, 티파니, 써니, 제시카, 유리 – 소녀시대

SNSD 89 Liners

SNSD Snake Idols (Photo: SM Entertainment)

D.O.B – (Hyoyeon: September 22, 1989/ Taeyeon: March 9 1989/ Hyoyeon: August 1, 1989/ Sunny: May 15, 1989/ Jessica: April 18, 1989/ Yuri: December 5, 1989 )

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Korean Names

Some of my readers had asked me through e-mails regarding Korean names. Most of them had asked me the meaning of the names of Korean idols.

Basically, Korean names comprise of the surname/family name or seong(성/姓) in Korean, usually one character.  Exception includes Dok Go ( 독고), Namgoong (남궁) and more. Given names are usually Hanja based. Therefore, to understand Korean names, we ought to know what is the true meaning of the Hanja (Chinese characters) that are being formed. More commonly, names are two syllables. There are also individuals with only one-syllable given name, such as the case of Jo Kwon (조권). Rarely, there are also Koreans with native Korean names such as Sarang (사랑; Love), Byul (별; Star), Haneul (하늘; Sky) and many more. Let us see some of the examples of the meaning of Korean names which some of my readers had enquired.

SNSD’s Im Yoon-ah and Seohyun (Seo Joohyun)

Im Yoon-ah Seohyun

Im Yoon-ah and Seohyun(Photo: News Prime)

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Seollal Special: Koreans Idols Born In The Year of The Rabbit

3rd February 2011 marks the first day of the lunar calendar. It is known as Seollal (설날) in Korean. It is the year of the Rabbit. Many popular Korean Idols are born in the year of the rabbit. As we can see, these idols truly have the personality traits of rabbits – refined and gentle facade with a strong mind. Let’s take a look at our rabbit idols! 

Ryeowook – Super Junior & Jooyeon – After School / 김려욱 – 슈퍼주니어 & 이주연 – 에프터스쿨

Kim Ryeowook is known to be one of the best vocalists in Super Junior and he has recently sang for the O.S.T for the dramas “President  프레지던트”  and “Home Sweet Home 즐거운 나의집”. Super Junior sub-group, Super Junior-M will be releasing a Mandopop album this year.
Lee Jooyeon is from the girl group – After School. They received great success last year with the song “BANG!”. We certainly hope After School will release another great hit song this year!

Ryeowook Rabbit
Ryeowook and Jooyeon (Photo Credit: Sports Seoul)

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Nominees of Melon Music Awards 2010

Besides the Top Artist Awards, lets see what the other categories (top 5) before we start watching the Melon Music Awards later at 7:00PM KST (Korea Standard Time)!

Album Awards 앨범상
01. Oh! – SNSD (소녀시대)
02. 죽어도 못 보내 (Even if I die, I can’t let you go)  – 2AM
03. To Anyone – 2NE1
04. Bluetory – CN BLUE
05. Back to Basic – Rain (비)
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