One entry found for hara-kiri. Main Entry: hara-kiri Pronunciation: "har-i-'kir-E, -'kar-E Function: noun Etymology: Japanese harakiri, from hara belly + kiri cutting 1 : ritual suicide by disembowelment practiced by the Japanese samurai or formerly decreed by a court in lieu of the death penalty 2 : SUICIDE 1b
One entry found for seppuku. Main Entry: sep·pu·ku Pronunciation: se-'pü-(")kü, 'se-p&-"kü Function: noun Etymology: Japanese : HARA-KIRI 1
Seems like they are the same thing. There may be subtle differences that someone may be able to enlighten us about. I'm not about to ask that at work.
Seppuku (wiktionary:切腹, composed of the kanji "cut" and "stomach") is a Japanese word that means ritual suicide by disembowelment. Seppuku is better known in English as hara-kiri (wiktionary:腹切り, literally "cutting the stomach", written with the same kanji as seppuku but in reverse order), which is considered the more vulgar term in Japanese. The practice of committing seppuku at the death of one's master is known as tsuifuku, though the ritual is basically the same.
When Heaven is going to give a great responsibility to someone, it first makes his mind endure suffering. It makes his sinews and bones experience toil, and his body to suffer hunger. It inflicts him with poverty and knocks down everything he tries to build. (This is why you must never remove the lid.)
P.S. luvarchfiend, why does the top left corner of the photo say, "Nalbal Photo?" A mistake?
I don't know if this has already been answered for Eowyn (I wish I had more time to read every post here) but the photos are water-marked "Nalbal Photo: Lee Han Garl" because they were taken for and/or by Lee Han Garl, who is the actor who plays Nalbal. They came off his own website and Cyworld journal.
I don't know of any other English website for the actor besides my own so if you're interested, here's the link:
Sorry, I'm not trying to shamelessly plug my site or anything. Just thought you guys might find it helpful - and it's a fan list too, so if you like Nalbal feel free to join! He's one of my favorite Korean actors after seeing him in Fighter in the Wind and Bichunmoo (and of course Nalbal is awesome, too!) ;D
Sorry, I'm not trying to shamelessly plug my site or anything. Just thought you guys might find it helpful - and it's a fan list too, so if you like Nalbal feel free to join!
WHOA! That's a beautiful site, Heather. Shamelessly plug away; we're all delighted to see it.
As it happens, the "Nalbal" photo thing has been asked and answered a few times, because people (like yours truly; i sometimes ask and get answered the same question three times) sometimes miss the info. So don't worry about doing something like that. (I only tell you this because you might come across previous postings and feel unnecessarily guilty.) I only get a little peeved with people who ask question after complicated question, and don't even bother to look back for the info themselves, or who ask favors of others on the board without offering any insight or discussion or anything. But that's me.
On a Lee Han-garl note, I was looking at the movie synopses, and I noticed the one about the reincarnated Little Match Girl. Wow. That girl was way, WAAAY too thin. I'm sitting here hoping, "Gee, maybe she's just the pretend computer girl!" I always worry about the poor things, starving themselves... ;D
From Dae Jang-geum: Sun-dol: "Are you trying to dry me up and kill me? Why do you say the same things over and over every day? Rather, come and hit me once! Aigu!" But then: Dr. Lazarus: "By Grabthar's hammer, by the suns of Warvan... You shall be avenged."
Thank you, Bo and chigirl, for the compliments on my website! I really appreciate the nice thoughts.
TheBo: Thanks for letting me know about the Nalbal question already being answered. We've only chatted several times but already you seem to know me rather well - I would have felt guilty finding it out on my own later. But usually I try to catch up with all the reading here, but sadly I am not a patient person, and I tend to only start skimming. I try to keep my eyes peeled for Nalbal's name (for obvious reasons) but I must've missed the previous answers. At least you let me promote my fan list; Lee needs more fans!
As for Resurrection of the Little Match Girl - Im Eun Gyeong who plays the LMG is still young. I think she's going to be 22 this July, so she was still in her teens when that was filmed. But a lot of Asian women are so tiny, it's totally unfair! I wish my waist was that little and defined. Although granted, they eat way better and are much more active, so they don't have to starve themselves (which is what I have to do just to trim inches )
Also, the character of LMG doesn't look like that photo on the cover. In the movie, she's wearing a long skirt with rubber rainboots, and a baggy old peasant blouse. She walks around in a trance, mumbling to passersby: "Do you want to buy a lighter, sir?" It's a STRANGE film. It's suppose to have this heavy Taoism meaning behind it, but to me it's just strange. LoL
Post by thebounlogged on Jun 11, 2005 15:33:43 GMT -5
There is much strange in the world, Heather, as the members of the YSS board know....dee-dee-deeeeeeee! I think it's safe to come back now, if you know what I mean.
So, you're saying that the people who did the promotion and the cover art for the movie changed the girl's costume to "sex it up" because they thought that might sell more copies? Hmmm, hmmm, they'd never do that in America, LOL. I guess human nature and business avarice are the same the world over. You might know this, but many of the posters and ads and the later DVD cover for Frida were altered to make Salma Hayek look more like, well, Salma Hayek, which really p'd her off, because, y'know, she'd gone through HOURS of makeup to look like FRIDA, and she'd fought hard with the studio to do that. So funny.