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170714 Donghae’s discharge -  Instalive with Hyukjae! 

* playing ‘Growing Pains’ in the car, Hyukjae singing too ~
* Hae showed us his discharge confirmation card.
* He said he couldn’t greet the fans properly due to safety. There will be D&E fanmeeting, so better watch out~  

Hyuk: (going) Home! 

Hae: Since yesterday midnight, despite the hot weather many fans came so i gained strength this morning.

Hyuk:  I was very nervous and my heart fluttered so much I couldn’t sleep. I think in the morning, (around) 5:30 ~ 6:00 am was when I went to sleep. So before roll call I slept for about 10 minutes and woke up in the morning (wondering) if this is a dream or reality.. I have no words to express how thankful I am.. I am so happy. (Reading someone’s id) I am going home. 

Hyuk: Who are you talking to? You can also talk? 

Hae: Yes.

Hyuk: Can you hear me? Can you hear? Write in Korean, everyone. Wow Mexico.. We have to go back to South America again.

Hae: We should go.

Hyuk: I want to go to South America.. and finally D&E is back. We’ll hurry up with a good album and really give you guys lots of presents. Really at my discharge and Donghae’s, so many of you came but i think we didn’t properly get to say thank you so I feel sorry.. But we have our fanmeeting left, everyone! We should have a good time.  (c) (c)

(New) Index of Religions

Okay, this is a NEW post showing the complete list of everything I have included on this blog so far. Additions, editions, and new content will be listed on this page.

Abrahamic Religions:

  1. Judaism
    -Orthodox (Yeshivah, Hasidic/Haredim, Breslov, Chabad)
    -Kabbalah (Mysticism)
    -Karaism (Lithuanian)
    -Misc.: Abayudaya, Afghani, Amazigh, Ashkenazi, Bebe, Bukharian, Bulgarian, Cochin, Eritrean, Ethiopian, Igbo, Iranian, Iraqi, Japanese, Kaifeng, Libyan, Moroccan, Sephardi, Tunisian, Yemeni
  2. Christianity
    -Eastern Orthodox (Armenian, Coptic, Ethiopian, Eritrean, Greek, Oriental, Romanian, Russian, Serbian)
    -Catholicism (Ambrosian, Chaldean, Chinese, Coptic, Croatian, Ge’ez, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Maronite, Melkite, Syro-Malabar; Nueva Jerusalen “cult”)
    -Protestantism (Amish, Anglican, Christadelphian, Disciples of Christ, Episcopalian, Holy Ghost People, Hutterite, Lutheran, Mennonite, Moravian, Pentecostal)
    -Brethren of the Free Spirit
    -Christian Science
    -Jehovah’s Witnesses
    -Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
    -Quakers (Religious Society of Friends)
  3. Islam
    -Sunni (Hanabali, Hanafi, Maliki, Shafai’i)
    -Shi’a (Alawites, Alevism, Ismaili, Twelver, Zaidi)
    -Ahmadi Muslims
    -Ibadi Muslims
    -Moorish Science Temple of America
    -Sufism (Mysticism- Bosnian, Chinese, Cuban, Japanese, Macedonian, Mexican)
  4. Druze
  5. Babism
  6. Baha’i
  7. Samaritanism
  8. Marian Religions: Collyridianism, Ebionism, Helvidianism, Nestorianism, Valentinianism

Dharmic/Indian Religions:

  1. Hinduism
    -Vaishnavism (ISKCON)
    -ISKCON (Hare Krishna)
    -Misc.: Bali, Cham (Vietnam), South Africa, Thailand
  2. Buddhism
    -Mahayana (Huayan School, Nyingma School, Pure Land, Sakya School, Tibetan Buddhism, True Buddha School)
    -Vajrayana (Tantra, Tibetan)
    -Zen/Chan (Chinese, Japanese)
    -Falun Dafa/Falun Gong “cult”
  3. Jainism
  4. Sikhi (Sikhism)
    -Akhand Kirtani Jatha
    -Brahm Bunga Trust
    -Dam Dami Taksal
    -Gurdwara Tapoban Ontario
    -Happy Healthy Holy
    -International Institute of Gurmat Studies
    -Kes Dhari
    -Neeldhari Panth
    -Nihang Akali
    -Radha Soami
    -Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee
    -Sikh Dharma International
  5. Mahima Dharma

African/African Diaspora Spiritual Traditions & People:

  1. Akan (West African- Ghana & Ivory Coast)
  2. Ancient Egyptian
  3. Atenism (Ancient Egyptian monotheism)
  4. Berber (Moroccan- Amazigh)
  5. Bori (Nigerian)
  6. Bororo (Cameroon)
  7. Candomble (Brazilian- diaspora)
  8. Galla (Ethiopian)
  9. Hoodoo
  10. Kemeticism (Egyptian revivalist)
  11. Moorish Science Temple of America
  12. Obeah (Caribbean- diaspora)
  13. Quimbanda (diaspora)
  14. Rastafarianism (Jamaican)
  15. Santeria (Cuban- diaspora)
  16. Suri (Ethiopian)
  17. Tuareg
  18. Umbanda (Brazilian- diaspora)
  19. Voodoo/Vodoun (Haitian, Benin)
  20. Yoruba (Nigerian)
  21. Misc.: Efe, Ibibi, Luba, Yaka, Zulu

Asian Religions & People:

  1. Bon Po (Indigenous Tibetan religion)
  2. Caodaism (Vietnamese)
  3. Chinese Popular(Folk) Religion
  4. Confucianism (Chinese, Korean)
  5. Dao Mau (Vietnamese)
  6. Hmong (China, Laos, Vietnam)
  7. Ifugao (Philippines)
  8. Juche (North Korean ideology/”cult”)
  9. Kejawen (Javanese)
  10. Muism (Korean)
  11. Onmyodo (Japanese)
  12. Phillipines: Indigenous
  13. Ryukyuan (Okinawan)
  14. Sanshin (Korean)
  15. Sarnaism (Indian)
  16. Shinto (Japanese)
  17. Shugendo (Japanese indigenous- syncretic)
  18. Tana Toraja (Indonesian)
  19. Taoism/Daoism
    -Wu Wei
  20. Tengriism
  21. Vedic Religion (ancient Indian)
  22. Vietnamese Folk Religion
  23. Wuism (Chinese)
  24. Yakut (Siberian)
  25. Yiguandao (Chinese)

Australian Cultures & People:

  1. Australian Aboriginal
  2. Yolngu

European Religions, Mythology, & People:

  1. Arthurian mythology
  2. Asatru (Nordic)
  3. Baltic mythology
  4. Celtic mythology (Irish, Scottish, Welsh)
  5. Church of the Last Testament (Russian cult)
  6. Damanhur “cult”
  7. Dievturiba (Latvian)
  8. Druidism (Neo-druidry)
  9. Etseg Din
  10. Finnish mythology
  11. Greek mythology
  12. Hellenism (ancient and revivalist Greek & Roman religions)
  13. Icelandic
  14. Kukeri (Bulgarian)
  15. Mari (Russian)
  16. Minoan (ancient Crete)
  17. Mithraism (ancient Roman cult)
  18. Norse mythology (Nordic)
  19. Religio romana (Roman religion/paganism)
  20. Rodnovery (Slavic: Russian, Ukrainian, Polish)
  21. Roman mythology
  22. Romani
  23. Romuva (Lithuanian)
  24. Sami (Indigenous: Scandinavia, Russia)
  25. Sicilian Folk Religion
  26. Stregheria (Italian witchcraft)

Mesoamerican Religions & People:

  1. Aztec
  2. Curanderismo
  3. Huichol
  4. Maya
  5. Mexican Folk Religion
    -Santa Muerte
  6. Nahuatl (Aztec, etc.)
  7. Zapotec

Middle Eastern Religions & People:

  1. Ashurism (ancient Sumerian)
  2. Babylonian mythology
  3. Canaanite mythology
  4. Collyridianism (pre-Islamic Arabia)
  5. Ebionism (heretical early Christian movement)
  6. Etseg Din (eastern Iranian folk)
  7. Kalash
  8. Mandaeism
  9. Manichaeism (ancient Gnostic Persian religion)
  10. Mesopotamian mythology
  11. Pre-Islamic polytheism (ancient Arabian paganism; Wathanism)
  12. Ugaritic (ancient Syria)
  13. Valentinianism (heretical Gnostic)
  14. Wathanism (ancient Arabian paganism)
  15. Yazdanism (Kurdish: Yarsanism)
    -Yezidi/Yazidi (people)
  16. Zoroastrianism (Persian & Parsi)

North American People & Cultures:

  1. Aleut
  2. Apache
  3. Cahuilla
  4. Cherokee
  5. Chumash
  6. Comanche
  7. Dakota
  8. Haida
  9. Hopi
  10. Inuit
  11. Iroquois
  12. Kiowa
  13. Lakota
  14. Maricopa
  15. Midewiwin
  16. Mohawk
  17. Native American Church
  18. Navajo
  19. Nez Perce
  20. Ojibwe
  21. Peyote
  22. Pueblo
  23. Seminole
  24. Sioux (Dakota, Lakota, Nakota)
  25. Ute
  26. Yup’ik (Alaskan)

South American Religions & People:

  1. Incan
  2. Kyikateje-gaviao (Brazilian)
  3. Mapuche (Chile & Argentina)
  4. Munduruku (Brazilian)
  5. Q’ero (Peru)
  6. Quyllurit’i (Peru)
  7. Santo Daime
  8. Yanomamo (Venezuela) 
  9. Misc.: Candomble, Santeria, Umbanda

Polynesian Religions & People:

  1. Hawaii’an
  2. Maori (New Zealand)
  3. Polynesian mythology (Maori)


  1. Agnosticism
  2. Astrology
  3. Atheism
  4. Christopaganism
  5. Dadaji
  6. Deanism/Filianism
  7. Discordianism
  8. Eckankar
  9. Elevationism/ International Church of Cannabis
  10. Folk Religion: China, Congo, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korean, Kyrgyzstan, Lakota, Laos, Mexico, Ossetia, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Seto, Sicily, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thaliand, Ukraine, Vietnam
  11. Freemasonry
  12. Gnosticism
  13. Humanism
  14. Luciferianism
  15. Magic
  16. Mysticism
  17. Omnism
  18. Paganism (Neo paganism)
  19. Philosophy
  20. Rosicrucianism
  21. Satanism
    -Devil Worship
    -Theistic Satanism
  22. Shamanism
  23. Thelema
  24. UFO Religions: Aetherius Society, Church of the SubGenius, Heaven’s Gate, Nuwaubian, Raelism, Scientology
  25. Unitarian Universalism
  26. Wicca
  27. Witchcraft

If you see anything missing that you’d like added to the blog, please let me know! I’m constantly trying to find new content for this blog; this is my passion <3

Does anybody else who studies multiple languages...

 (which I’m assuming is the vast majority of people following this blog) go through waves in terms of their interests/ focus on one language. One month I’ll be so into one language and so motivated to study it, then suddenly I want to get back into another. I’ve been on Spanish for the past few months and today, suddenly I want to watch some Korean dramas and be all about Korean. I’m going to Mexico in less than a week but at the very moment, I’m thinking about when I’ll get to go to S. Korea. But this always happens to me. Sometimes it’s months, sometimes weeks. This is crazy! 


BTS. The group with international success.

BTS will be in mexican lands… for 3rd time! and this time with KCON, the biggest kpop convention that any kpop fan should know. Are you ready?

The group formed by Rap Monster, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook debuted on 2013 (*note: the debut date on the article is wrong, they put 2003 instead 2013) with the title song No More Dream, and although it is not part of the conglomerates, their unique style, music and the powerful choreographies mad them one of the groups with the most fans worldwide. Their album WINGS, released on October 10 of 2016, clmbed to the number 26 on Billboard’s 200. Check out what they told us.

BTS will be in Mexico on March 17 and 18 during KCON Mexico, the korean culture festival in the Arena Ciudad de México. Part of the cast: Red Velvet, ASTRO, EXID, Monsta X, NCT 127, Eric Nam and Infinite H.

Q: This is the third time you’ll be in Mexico. Are you excited for your next presentation in the country?
Rap Monster: Yes. We are very excited because we’ll be there for longer.

Q: What surprises do you have for your fans during the show?
We have prepared a special show. We invite you all to check it out.

Q: Would you like to know the city better this time?
Rap Monster:
We would love to, really, having time for that, I would be fascinated.

Q: A lot of korean artist learn spanish to enter to the Latin American market. Do you guys know spanish?
I want to learn it. Is an attractive language for me.
Rap Monster: We think it is mandatory to learn a little of spanish to go to Mexico.

Q: What do you think about your mexican fans?
I see them as part of my family, so we’ll have a show they’ll enjoy.

Q: Do you interact with some of your fans in social media?
Yes, he have seen some cheering messages from them

Q: What is your favorite mexican food?
I always eat tacos in Mexico. They’re delicious!

Q: What means for you to be one of the promises of K-pop worldwide?
We have never seen ourselves as the first, but I’m grateful that we are considered like that.

Q: How doyou feel about being part of KCON?
It is an honor. Before debuting I wondered which grups were part of these kind of events… Today is an honor being part of KCON!

Trans: pawkjimin
Please keep supporting BTS! ♥

I swear Mexican and other Hispanic countries have been bringing the horror game so hard lately like it’s really cool to finally have another identity/culture(s) popularizing horror on such a large scale outside the traditional “West;” Japan & Korea (not that Japanese and Korean horror films aren’t fantastic) have really been the only other major players for quite some time

I have tried to fight those who would forget. because if we forget, we are guilty, we are accomplices … I swore to never be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. we must take sides. neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. sometimes we must interfere. when human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant.
—  Elie Wiesel (1986)

in front of – 앞
behind – 뒤
inside – 안
outside – 밖
above – 위 
below – 아래 / 밑 
beside – 옆
left – 왼쪽
right – 오른쪽
opposite – 맞은편 / 건너편
between – 사이
near – 근처 
far – 멀리

north – 북
south – 남
east – 동
west – 서

here – 여기
there* – 거기
over there – 저기
*can also mean “that place” as in a place both of you know and are talking about, but isn’t in eyesight at the moment

turn left – 좌회전
turn right – 우회전
keep right – 우측보행
go straight – 직진
intersection – 사거리
traffic lights – 신호등

교과서는 탁자 위에 있잖아. – The textbook is on the table.
사거리에서 좌회전 하주세요. – At the intersection please turn left.
넌 내 옆에 있으면 내 마음이 뛰어. – When you’re beside me my heart pounds.
내 아파트는 학교 근처에 있어요. – My apartment is near the school.
미국은 멕시코 북쪽에 있습니다. – America is north of Mexico.