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Million Hits Giveaway Result

I’m happy to announce the winner of Scattered Joonni One Million Hits Giveaway.

Congratulations to RosesML!

I asked for a paragraph on why you watch Korean dramas and how they have changed or not changed your perspective on South Korea (the country, people, or culture).

RosesML wrote:

I have always been fascinated by other peoples and cultures, but I have to say that learning about Korean culture through the medium of Korean dramas has been the most awesome experience. Ever since I began watching these dramas about two years ago and gaining an understanding of this most maddening yet dutiful culture, I have come to appreciate most of its facets. Since then, I have begun to speak the language, emulate the expressions, and mimic the mannerisms. Whether I am picking up my clothes from the neighborhood cleaner’s ajusshi (who knows me as the agasshi) or calling my sisters on the phone (one reassures me that I am the coolest unni, while the other has no idea why I call her “maknae”), the words just naturally play on my lips. I embrace the concept of familial and societal respect, the idea that everyone has his or her place based on age, social standing, or career position. This isn’t a system restricted to the simple titles of “mom,” “dad,” “aunt,” and “uncle,” but one where everyone has a title apropos to his current station. The expressions like “ottoke?,” “chincha?,” and “kenchana” portray emotion and playfulness in ways that terms like, “what am I going to do?” “really?” and “I’m fine” do not. And Koreans, while they carry tremendous respect for elders, tradition, and deference, are not above expressing themselves. From the cranky ajummas to the passive aggressive ajusshis, from the sassy children to the icy chaebols, nearly everyone gets his or her piece in. Despite certain language restrictions, Koreans don’t seem too tame, nor too subdued. They are a frank, proactive, and productive people. I appreciate the opportunity to learn more about this culture by viewing Korean dramas and following the writing on blogs like yours. Thanks and best of luck in the future!

You will be receiving a U.S.$50 YesAsia gift certificate for all your K-entertainment needs. 😀 I sound like an advertisement.

I will contact you soon to arrange delivery or you can contact me first.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this giveaway and also left me some wonderful words of love and encouragement. Lots of love to all!

13 Comments Post a comment
  1. Congratulations of winning, you really deserve it!

    November 16, 2012
  2. Congratulation !!! happy for you! 🙂

    November 16, 2012
  3. jhen #

    congratulations RosesML! 🙂

    November 16, 2012
  4. Congrats, RosesML. You got votes from both Softy and Joonni!
    Now you can buy the Faith DVD when it becomes available and continue to carry on with Daejang and ES forever:)

    November 16, 2012
  5. RosesML #

    That’s so sweet. Thank you guys for your kind words, and thanks to Joonni and Softy for all your hard work.

    November 17, 2012
    • I loved what you wrote too so I am so happy Joonni felt the same way and chose your entry. Congratulations! 🙂

      November 17, 2012
      • RosesML #


        November 17, 2012
    • joonni #

      Hi RosesML,
      I sent you an email. Please let me know if you didn’t get it.

      November 17, 2012
  6. chikoku #

    Congratulation RosesML !! You deserve it

    We have the same thought. Everything you wrote, just excatly like i feel. But you write it in soooo much better than mine. Through many k-dramas i watch since 8 years ago, i learn so many more about Korea. The language, the attitude, the behaviour, the legacy and FOOD.

    After getting married, it’s getting worse. My hubby support my Korean’s illness. LOL. He order kimchi and kimbap through the online shop, just to satisfy my curiosity. Yesterday, he even order couple Hanbok for us to wear in my bestfriend’s wedding in January !!! The best of all, he doesnt like Korean at all. Everything he does, just to make sure that i enjoy every bite of korean. My hubby is my CY, everyone !!

    November 17, 2012
    • RosesML #

      Ha ha, chikoku, love your comments! For months the cleaner ajusshi has been on a mission to get me omija ever since I saw Lee Jang-woo concoct a batch for Ham Eun-jeong on We Got Married.
      I think about wearing a habok at some point in my wedding one day, but ajusshi says it can be very costly, and I don’t think anyone in the crowd would appreciate it. 🙂

      November 17, 2012
      • chikoku #

        @RoseML : wooo…you torture the poor ajussi !! LOL. Agree with you, for the weeding of non-korean, hanbok maybe too much. But, just wear it to attend the wedding as guest, maybe it’s going to DAEBAK !!! Cant wait to see how my friends will react, because most of my friend love korea too, but never have guts to do something just like i plan.

        @ cho-euns : oh, you’ve been to korean, before? kinda jealous with you. Love how to know that i am not alone in this situation. LOL. Same with you, At first, my hubby complaint about the smelly kimchi and how sour the its taste. but when i cook him
        kimchi soup, he loves it and never complain anymore. He also loves kimbap, and bring it as lunch to his office. As usual, his friend ambush the lunch and just left him a little.poor hubby. LOL

        November 22, 2012
    • cho-euns #

      oh chikoku, we echoes the same sentiment, hubby doesn’t like Koreans too, but what to do ,his wife serve as a missionary once in Korea and my memories of Korean people were good. When Gangnam style hit the waves, he can’t stop carrying the tune with my son, I was so surprised. And he’s not complaining anymore about my smelly kimchi in the ref. hahahah!

      RoseML, Congratulations!

      November 19, 2012
  7. Sussie #

    Congrats RosesML! Big Hug 😉

    November 19, 2012

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