Jung Il woo’s Charity Project is active at Makestar. It will be open until December 10, 2019 6PM KST. To access it go HERE. If you can’t see it in English, you can change Google’s language for foreign sites to English in the settings. Do a Google search for how do I change the language of website in a foreign language.
I tried it and I was not able to get the boxes to work… I will point the boxes I’m talking about in this post… I will mirror the entire page in this post in English.
These are the boxes I’m talking about… when you click on them (the ticket), a bid box should appear… but nothing in my case… I also tried changing the red 1000w amount in the cart… but NADA!
Can you believe it is almost December! For some of you it already is! Well it looks like it will be a snowy one here in Boston … Sunday-Tuesday all have the snow sign!!!
Well onto Episode 6. If you are wondering where Episode 5 is, well again Ilwoo was barely in it… only commenting. So I was really looking forward to this one!!! And it is probably my favorite so far… we get to see Ilwoo in his element… at a market buying and experiencing new things, driving and singing… and cooking at a camping ground… the food he made there made me think of how good he is as a cook!!! Not a cook a chef! Maybe he’s meant to become a celebrity chef! Traveling the world and sharing his passion for food … especially Korean! He is so talented… creative and has such a nose for it! I think no matter what he does… cooking will always be there…
I decided not to make a video which would then be blocked, but I found a few in YouTube at the KBS Entertain Channel. Here they are:
Eating at a restaurant… or should I say stuffing himself at a restaurant! 🙂
Shopping and discovering food at a market:
Camping and cooking:
And reflecting about his life:
This is so sad… I found out what he said in an article in Naver… HERE in Korean, Google translation below:
‘One restaurant’ Jung Il-woo “When I was 27 years old, I was worried about dying ..”
“I was worried that about when I would die.”
[The fact | Moon, Byung-gon reporter] Actor Jung Il-woo confesses to his experience of fighting a medical condition.
Jung Il-woo recalls what happened when he was 27 years old on KBS2’s ‘New Ite,- Convenience Store Restaurant’.
In a recent shoot, Jung Il-woo went camping with friends to develop a new menu on the theme of ‘our wheat’. Jeong Il-woo, who visited the traditional market before leaving for camping, was proud of his knowledge of various vegetables and ingredients.
Jung Il-woo’s cooking skills were brilliant even at camping sites. he cooked camping dishes such as a soup gochujang kalguksu and chocolate banana. The praise of friends continued.
A pleasant atmosphere followed for a while as they drank. Jung Il-woo then confessed something that shocked the atmosphere. “I was diagnosed with an illness when I was 27,” he began. After he said, “It was a time bomb.” (an Aneurysm) he said.
Jung Il-woo’s confession increased everyone’s interest in what he suffered. In addition, Jung Il-woo, who overcame the shock of the news said he wants to do everything, he wants to enjoy the moment.
“ Popular Restaurant ” is a cooking program in which celebrities compete creating dishes, and the winning menu is released in convenience stores. It is broadcast at 9:45 every Friday night.
Update December 1: Soompi posted an article in English about this! It is HERE.
Oh Ilwoo. I can’t even begin to imagine the shock for one so young to find out of such an unpredictable illness.
This year as a fan and observer I thought at one point that you were doing so many different things that you seemed so dispersed in you goals. Even as one of your story tellers I made the decision to just concentrate on your acting and service projects for posting purposes! At times I found it so hard to keep up! But now I understand. In reality you may have been doing what you said: everything you want to do!
Oh… this makes me want to cry on one hand, but I know better now… Ilwoo… your illness is as much a blessing as it is terrible. I think you know that. It has made you realize the importance of the present moment, something that so many people take for granted. And so it has made you a more spiritual person. You appreciate how precious your life is and thus the life of every person is… therefore you are kinder.
But you must believe way inside in a long life if you are to have one! So do live life, but moderately! You want to concentrate your energy too for those big projects you really want as well. Remember that what is in your head reflects in your life… the other day I read this “Your life is not determined by whatever you achieve or not achieve. Your life is determined by your state of consciousness in the present moment.” (Eckhart Tolle) Words to live by!
When we ask the universe… What is it I am meant to do in this life? It is very different to asking… What do I want to do in my life? It gives space… it aligns your life with GOD’s Universal Energy. When anxiety kicks in remember that there is peace in the stillness of NOW. It is amazing… you let go of thought and immediately you can feel this peaceful soothing. It is hard work to keep one’s thoughts at bay, but with practice it gets easier (like everything… well almost!) And live a balanced life… with a bit of this and a bit of that… you can actually track how much time you are spending doing what… and re-adjust as needed. Or how much time you are thinking what! Listen to your thoughts!!!
Alright… enough… I am going to not think about you now! Ha! Easier said than done!
May god bless you dearest! Cheers for a long healthy and full filled WOOderful life! I’ll be here to write it!
Update November 30… here are some screen shots… he is so adorable!!!
This is a translation of what he says more or less:
We assume that the ships in the Gaya’s ports looked like this. This is a earthenware which mimicked ships sailing between China and Japan. It is a good resource to guess Gaya’s ships which may have been used in seaborne trade, because the parts of of the ship are described in many details. The trade route from Nakrang (northern part of Korean peninsular) to Wae (Japan) is recorded in a part of the book “Records of the Three Kingdom”, even until today there are many Chinese coins, bronze mirrors, earthenwares from Nakrang and Wae, and many more are found showing that there has been variety of trade through this route.
Under the clip it says this in English:
Registered National Museum of Korea in 2019 Production 25 2019. 11.25.
Meet the story of the ancient mysterious nation ‘Gaya’ with the voice of ‘National Central Museum Ambassador Jung Il-woo’!
Special Exhibition <Gaya Nature Castle-Knives and Prefectures>
2019.12.3.Tue-March 20, 2020.Sun / permanent exhibition hall
These are photos and a video of him recording his voice. Cr. The National Museum of Korea and its Cultural Foundation.
There is also a chance to win free tickets to the exhibit… follow the instructions HERE. By the way have you seen the lates feature of theGoogle Translate APP? If you hold the camera over the text in Korean in your computer it changes to English in your phone’s screen! It blows my mind how it can do this!!! I have to show my students… amazing… this is a screen shot of my phone translating:
This article written by Mark Cartwright from ancient eu.com, published on 28 September 2016 gives a good idea of who the Gaya People were.
Gaya (aka Kaya or Karak) was a confederation which ruled central-southern Korea during the Three Kingdoms period from the 1st to 6th century CE. The peninsula was dominated by Gaya’s more powerful neighbouring kingdoms of Goguryeo (Koguryo), Baekje (Paekche), and Silla, but Gaya, often the forgotten entity in this period, was nevertheless rich in iron ore and their craftsmen became highly skilled at fashioning iron objects such as armour and weapons. The high level of culture achieved by the Gaya states would influence Japan, their most important trading partner. The confederation came to a definitive end when it was fully conquered by the Silla kingdom in 562 CE.
The traditional dates for the Gaya confederacy are 42-532 CE, however, modern historians prefer to emphasise the entity’s more certain existence from the 2nd century CE. The confederation consisted of six tribes, the most powerful of which were the Dae Gaya and Guya tribes, with the latter later known as the Bon Gaya (‘Original’). These had developed from the original 12 states of Byeonhan. The overall area of Gaya control was west of the Naktong River and south of Mt. Gaya. The chief city-state was Geumgwan Gaya (Bon-Gaya).
The Gaya confederation prospered due to its fertile agricultural lands, maritime trade, and above all, its rich iron ore deposits. There are few details available on the working of the Gaya states or daily life, but we can imagine a similar model to the contemporary Three Kingdoms where a royal family dominated a hierarchical aristocracy which, in turn, governed the provinces dominated by a farming peasantry.
There are some clues as to Gaya religious life offered by artefacts recovered from tombs. There many pottery vessels contain residues of food offerings suggesting shamanistic beliefs. Some examples of royal crowns imitate trees and antlers, again suggesting links with shamanism. In addition, a mural in one Gaya tomb has the typical motifs seen in Buddhist art such as lotus leaves and clouds.
Throughout their history, the Gaya states were constantly harassed by their neighbours the Silla and Baekje kingdoms and consequently never had the opportunity to form a more centralised state which political stability might have permitted. From the mid-4th century CE, Baekje became more territorial ambitious during the reign of King Geunchogo and attacked Gaya lands. Then when the Silla kingdom expanded in the 6th century CE, Gaya’s alliance with Baekje did it no good at all and Bon-Gaya was conquered and destroyed (532 CE), as was Daegaya (562 CE) and the other important Gaya towns. The Gaya confederation was no more.
Relations with Japan & China
Ties with the Wa (Wae) of Japan were particularly close, and scholars continue to debate which culture more influenced the other. The issue is coloured by nationalistic bias so that some historians claim that Gaya was a Japanese colony while others propose that horse riders from the Eurasian steppe came to Japan via Gaya and introduced the burial tumulus to that culture. Evidence is lacking either way, although most scholars agree that the Gaya was the more advanced culture and recent finds of iron horse armour, notably from a 5th century CE tomb, suggest that the Gaya did master the use of that animal. More certain is that iron was the most important Gaya export to Japan. Early relations with Han China is evidenced by 1st-century CE Chinese coin finds at Bon-Gaya and by the presence of the sloping kiln used by Gaya potters.
Art & Architecture
Gaya artists produced grey stoneware clay pottery in the form of stemmed cups, horn-shaped cups, tall jars with pierced stems, and spouted vessels in the form of ducks, shoes, warriors, boats, and even houses. Stoneware requires a high firing temperature, and this technology was, no doubt, connected to the furnaces required to produce iron. Gaya potters likely passed on this innovation to Japan where the famous sueki (or sue) stoneware would be produced as a result.
Objects were also made of silver and gold by Gaya craftsmen, including high and intricate crowns. Gaya iron products include swords, riveted body armour, helmets, and arrowheads. These were so esteemed as to be exported to the north-east region of Korea, China and Japan. Another successful export was the gayageum (kayagum), a zither with 12 silk strings thought to have been invented by King Gasil in the 6th century CE, which would be taken up by musicians in Japan and which remains a potent symbol of Korean culture even today.
The Gaya region is rich in tombs; over 1,000 have been identified at Bon-Gaya alone. In the 4th century CE, the tombs of the Gaya typically took the form of rectangular or oval pit graves set into natural mounds. From the mid-5th century CE, the Gaya constructed stone chamber tombs with later examples having a horizontal entrance. As already mentioned, many tombs have equestrian equipment such as iron armour, saddle parts, bits, and stirrups suggesting the horse was an important part of Gaya culture and warfare.
Dearest Ilwoo, it gave me such joy to hear of some news of you as the ambassador to the museum. Now people will hear your voice… telling a little piece of the great history of your country. And now I and many international fans know a bit more about it too!
This past Tuesday I was headed to work very early in the morning for a 7:15 AM meeting. The misty gray skyline of Cambridge reflected on the Charles River. As the car rode, the sunrise’s gold was reflected on the different buildings one by one. I delighted trying to guess which building would be dressed in gold next. It was so magical!
It made me think of how god reflects this gold in our lives… in blessings every single day. 일우 씨 you are one of those blessings in my life! I’ve learned so much through you… know you have my gratitude every single day!
It is almost here! His first performance is at 5:00PM on November 24th, 2019. Boston time will be 3:00 AM…! I can just Imagine our dear Ilwoo Oppa working hard memorizing and practicing his lines, going to rehearsals… he must be so excited! He must already feel some butterflies in his stomach too. I am updating all the posts that he, his official account and the media have published lately.
For this play there are multiple actors for every role. For Michael the actors are Jung Il woo along with Kang Seung Ho and Kwak Dong Yeon. So sets of posters for every character were shot:
The rest of the characters:
Dr Greenberg a psychiatrist trying to investigate the disappearance of a fellow colleague, Dr. Lawrence:
Miss Peterson, the head nurse:
I found the script of the play online, and though the name of the characters is not next to the writing, one can tell who is talking. I will prepare you… the ending is very surprising! This is the LINK.
These are videos posted by Jung Il woo of the poster shoot:
and this is another important character: Anthony the Elephant:
At first I thought that Ilwoo had named his Elephant Anthony, but when I read the Script I found out that, the elephant is called Anthony in the play. This amazed me! You see, Jung Il-woo is Catholic and his Catholic name is Anthony! I wonder if the name of the elephant helped him choose the play!
I also found out that there was a man named Lawrence Anthony that was an international conservationist, environmentalist, explorer and bestselling author. He helped to save many elephants Imagine that when he died, the elephants went to pay their respect:
I wonder if Nicolas Billon, named the characters in the play after this man! Lawrence Anthony died in 2012, and Nicolas published the script in 2014. Fascinating huh?
Tickets…? Are you considering going? Here is the information and LINK.It costs $55.
Now, I thought that this play was going to take place at the theater complex Arko, where he had performed before, but it’s a different venue. It is called the YES24 Stage, Hall 3. Here is the LINK. And here is the LINK to the Elephant Song page within the venue. These are some photos I found of the place. It is a very small intimate theater seating 255 people… very blessed people!
Here are a few photos of the venue I found. I always like to see images so I can imagine and pray properly…
These are the images I created and posted in Instagram:
These are the other photos he posted I used in my previous edits:
To say I wish I could go is an understatement. I looked at every weekend carefully, but it is just too inconvenient and expensive at this time… as I’ve stated before that I wish to see him in a play someday… now I state: I see Jung Il woo in a play! I delight, my heart is so happy… I see him… I see him… I absolutely delight!
I hope someone is daring and takes some photos… a video? Maybe the media will do an interview where they show a bit!!! Yes!
When I see this he endears me so:
Ilwoo ssi, I will be there in spirit… supporting you as I always do! All the very best!!! 화이팅! 일우야!
Hello! I just created a video of this episode just with Jung Il woo’s cut. If you are wondering where Episode 3 is, well it’s just that Ilwoo was not there at all… he was only listening and shown rarely listening to the stories of the competing dishes of the rest of the contestants. In episode 4 we finally get to see him cook and present his dish to fans and to the chef judges.
Update November 29:
You can watch this episode in English HERE. Remember to close any pop up windows and go back to the first screen. It is so good to understand everything they say!
My YouTube videos have been blocked so I found a few KBS short videos:
Here are my screenshots… he looks so lovely! Of course! He is full of love!
Ilwoo was very kind to post the recipe today! Here is the translation:
Mara Shanggoo Rice dumplings:
Cooking ingredients: [Gyoza ingredients]
rice dumplings, rice paper, mara oil sauce (sancho) 1 20g,
glutinous rice 200g,
chopped garlic little,
large shrimp 250g (cut into small pieces about 1cm),
Tofu 80g, 60g garlic chopped (sliced), mushrooms 80g, cabbage 80g, soaked in zucchini water for 4 or 5 hours. (That was the water he was squeezing out on the Episode 1!)
sweet chili sauce, condensed milk
1. Fry chopped garlic in oil in a frying pan, add shrimp and meat to cook.
2. Cook vegetables with garlic, thirsty mushrooms, dried tofu, courgette, cabbage and other vegetables. Add mara sauce to make spicy dumplings.
3. [Steamed dumplings] Fill the rice paper with filling, fold and then wrap it again in the dumpling skin.
4. [Gyoza dumplings] Put 2 spooons of the glutinous rice and stir-fry it.
5. Prepare steamed dumplings in sweet chili sauce and fried dumplings in condensed milk.
I feel sad for Ilwoo’s dish not winning… if it was a tie, they should have honored both dishes! It was a tie!!! Not fair!
I will try this… an American Fan13 version… not sure about the spice of that “Mara” oil! The condensed milk seems interesting… never had a dumpling with that before!
This is the Sesame Oil he had with the ingredients:
See the can on the left?
When I have a chance I’ll switch all the videos to English… this episode is not available yet, but if you can’t wait visit this website: kisstvshow.to
Happy 13th Anniversary! 일우 씨! I’m so delighted to share this moment with you! I celebrate and cheer your efforts and successes especially Haechi!
My gift to you is the wisdom of Eckhart Tolle. I’m including some of his words at the end post in the link. May they inspire you and your fans to live what Oprah calls “Your Best Life.” Are you accomplishing what you wish? Are you manifesting in your life your inner goals?
When you go for walks in El Camino de Santiago, you are searching for that inner peace. Getting away from your thoughts and all the thoughts of the people around you. All you have to do is take it a step further and ask this peace, this universal energy, for your wishes as affirmations and trust that the universe will provide it for you… believe with all your emotion and love… and watch your thoughts Ilwoo… all negative thoughts: fear, anger, jealousy, etc. destroy your ability to make your dreams come true!
May you continue to accomplish great things, for the advancement of humanity… continue to make this world better Ilwoo! And feel the joy of the present … Remember what I said to you about service? Give towards good causes that do not feed you ego… truly unconditional selfless giving… what have you done as that National Museum’s ambassador? And please remember the environment in every choice you make. Could you make anything with your image plastic free?
As this website is almost up to date… From this day on I will not post as often, as my own energy is shifting its attention to other matters more in alignment with my own life’s purpose. Know that my energy will always be with you… as it brought us together… it may do so again. I will continue to support your work (mostly your acting) and always pray for your health and … confidence!
May your path always be filled with light,
With unconditional and eternal love,
A messenger… Fan 13
To see the highlights of this past year, go HERE. Have a WOOnderful year 13!