Monthly Archives: June 2011

More lotus lanterns!

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More lotus lanterns!Through the link below, you can buy a diy kit to make lotus lanterns like the one above, but i think that, once you have a metal frame and the elctrical parts of the lamp, replicating this wouldn’t be too hard.Now, you’ll be all set for next year’s Festival, right? ;)(via Make a Korea Lotus Lantern Lotus Lamp D.I.Y | eBay)Check out more posts from this collaboration HERE.Check out the other collaborators’ blogs here.Check out The Korea Blog!

Through the link below, you can buy a diy kit to make lotus lanterns like the one above, but i think that, once you have a metal frame and the elctrical parts of the lamp, replicating this wouldn’t be too hard.

Now, you’ll be all set for next year’s Festival, right? 😉

(via Make a Korea Lotus Lantern Lotus Lamp D.I.Y | eBay)


Check out more posts from this collaboration HERE.
Check out the other collaborators’ blogs here.
Check out The Korea Blog!

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DIY project: ruffled lotus lantern

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Lovely story: Peaches, from Aunt Peaches, was inspired to make this lantern after listening to stories from a friend that lived in Seoul some years ago. An excerpt from her original post:<br /><br /><br />“Apparently, every May, the good people of South Korea celebrate Buddah’s birthday with the Lotus Lantern Festival, a time when everyone in town decks the streets with thousands of beautiful paper lanterns. They make them out of paper cups and tissue paper, then hang them from trees and fence posts and exchange them with strangers. Doesn’t that sound wonderful? Can you imagine a whole giant city lit up with paper lanterns? Man, I got to get to South Korea in the Springtime!”<br /><br /><br />I have to agree with her, it must be something wonderful to see in person, other than just in pictures.<br /><br /><br />Anyway, we’re not in Seoul (well, I‘m not in Seoul, I’m sure lots of people are) and May has long passed, but still this is a pretty simple project that one can make to cheer up a room somewhere. Personally, I’d make lots of them to hang on my bedroom, then close my eyes and imagine I’m enjoying the joys of Korean spring. =)<br /><br /><br />(via Aunt Peaches: Friday Flowers: Ruffled Lotus Lantern)</p><br /><br /><p>Check out more posts from this collaboration HERE.Check out the other collaborators’ blogs here.Check out The Korea Blog!

Lovely story: Peaches, from Aunt Peaches, was inspired to make this lantern after listening to stories from a friend that lived in Seoul some years ago. An excerpt from her original post:

“Apparently, every May, the good people of South Korea celebrate Buddah’s birthday with the Lotus Lantern Festival, a time when everyone in town decks the streets with thousands of beautiful paper lanterns. They make them out of paper cups and tissue paper, then hang them from trees and fence posts and exchange them with strangers. Doesn’t that sound wonderful? Can you imagine a whole giant city lit up with paper lanterns? Man, I got to get to South Korea in the Springtime!”

I have to agree with her, it must be something wonderful to see in person, other than just in pictures.

Anyway, we’re not in Seoul (well, I‘m not in Seoul, I’m sure lots of people are) and May has long passed, but still this is a pretty simple project that one can make to cheer up a room somewhere. Personally, I’d make lots of them to hang on my bedroom, then close my eyes and imagine I’m enjoying the joys of Korean spring. =)

(via Aunt Peaches: Friday Flowers: Ruffled Lotus Lantern)

Check out more posts from this collaboration HERE.
Check out the other collaborators’ blogs here.
Check out The Korea Blog!

Korean robots with Caucasian face controlled by Filipino teachers – what a mix!

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That’s too much for me, I’m afraid. 😉

fyeahkorea:

“Engkey, a white, egg-shaped robot developed by the Korea Institute of Science of Technology (KIST), began taking classes Monday at 21 elementary schools in the southeastern city of Daegu.

The robots, which display an avatar face of a Caucasian woman, are controlled remotely by teachers of English in the Philippines — who can see and hear the children via a remote control system.

Cameras detect the Filipino teachers’ facial expressions and instantly reflect them on the avatar’s face, said Sagong Seong-Dae, a senior scientist at KIST.

“Well-educated, experienced Filipino teachers are far cheaper than their counterparts elsewhere, including South Korea,” he told AFP.”