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ᜌᜓᜃᜒ (Yuki ・ 雪亮)If this is not the end of oblivion, then I shall live everyday as if my life were to end this very day.

The Handmaiden review

The Handmaiden review

2021-02-19 06:11:58 UTC

Sometime in the 1930s when Japan occupied Korea, Nam Sook Hee was hired as a handmaiden for the Japanese heiress Lady Hideko, who lived secluded from the world. However, Nam Sook Hee and Lady Hideko developed feelings for each other which changed their fates.

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Space Sweepers review

Space Sweepers review

2021-02-06 08:53:16 UTC

승리호》 or “Space Sweepers” is South Korea’s first-ever space science fiction show. For their first venture into space, they did not disappoint and made sure audiences were awed by the show’s deep story and unforgettable space adventure.

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「Architecture 101」 review

「Architecture 101」 review

2021-01-03 22:19:48 UTC

건축학개론」 / 「Architecture 101」 is a Korean movie about first loves and making decisions. This 2012 film stars 「Uhm Tae Woong」 and 「Han Ga Inn」 as the adult 「Seung Min Lee」 and 「Seo Yun Yang」, and 「Lee Je Hoon」 and 「Suzy」 as the younger 「Seung Min」 and 「Seo Yun」 who first met in college in Architecture 101.

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「Alpha Gateway」 Parallel Worlds Explained

「Alpha Gateway」 Parallel Worlds Explained

2019-02-25 08:46:12 UTC

There are multiple parallel worlds shown in 「Alpha Gateway」 or 「The Gateway」 and it is often confusing if one is not familiar with how to differentiate parallel worlds from each other. In this post, I will present what I believe to be the most accurate analysis of the parallel worlds visited by Jane.

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ᜌᜓᜃᜒ (Yuki ・ 雪亮)If this is not the end of oblivion, then I shall live everyday as if my life were to end this very day.

The YOOki (柳紀 ・ 유 기) Chronicles

The YOOki (柳紀 ・ 유 기) Chronicles is ᜌᜓᜃᜒ (Yuki ・ 雪亮)’s return into casual and personal blogging. The name “YOOki” is a mash-up of the acronym of YourOnly.One and my nickname ᜌᜓᜃᜒ (Yuki ・ 雪亮).

Interestingly, according to Chinese legend, 「柳」 (YOO) is an ancient Chinese surname. The ancestors of the surname were closely linked with the ancient sage-king named Yu Shun. In Korea, the 「유」 (YOO) lineage traces to the Xia, Han, and Joseon dynasties. Holders of the surname Yu or Yoo had a reputation for charity and diligence.1

It is also the word for “willow” or the “willow tree” which means graceful or slender; and a tree growing near a body of water which provide continuous nourishment and resources for everyone. It can also mean to exist, an oil (anointment(?)), and simply as “U” (you).

The hanzi 「紀」 (ki) character means to record, be disciplined, provide order. While the hangul equivalent, 「기」 (ki; gi), means energy, spirit, a banner, and a period of time; and is also a suffix used to make a gerund or an infinitive.

Can you guess what I mean by 「柳紀」 and 「유 기」 as the Chinese and Korean for “YOOki”?


  1. 「유」 Yoo (Korean surname); CC-BY-SA 3.0 Unported License ↩︎

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