Basic Korean Q&A Part 1

Q1. What is your name?

Asking to a younger person.

- (당신의) 이름은 무엇입니까?

Asking to an older person.

– 성함은 어떻게되십니까?

A1. My name is DAVID.

Telling to a younger person.

– 내 이름은 DAVID 입니다.
– 내 이름은 DAVID 이라고 합니다.

나는 DAVID 입니다.
나는 DAVID 이라고 합니다.

Telling to an older person.

– 제 이름은 DAVID 입니다.
– 제 이름은 DAVID 이라고 합니다.

– 저는 DAVID 입니다.
– 저는 DAVID 이라고 합니다.

Q2. How old are you?

– 몇 살 입니까? /  몇 살 이에요? / 몇 살 이야? / 나이가 어떻게 되세요?

A2. I am 28 years old.

- 저는 스물여덟 (28)입니다. / 나는 스물여덟 (28)입니다.

Q3. When were you born? / What year were you born? / 생일/태어난 날은 언제입니까?

– 언제 태어 났습니까?   / 어떤 년 태어 났습니까? (몇년생이세요?)

A3. I was born on April 20, 1987. / I was born on the year 1987. / I was born on the 20th of April.

- 나는 1987년 4월 20일 태어났습니다. / 저는 1987 년생 입니다./ 04월 20일 입니다.

Q4. Where were you born?

어디에서 태어 났습니까?

A4. I was born in THE PHILIPPINES.

– (the PHILIPPINES) 필리핀 에서 태어났습니다.

Q5. Where are you from? / Where did you come from?

– 어디에서 오셨어요? /  어디에서 왔어요?

A5. I came from JAPAN.

– JAPAN 에서 왔어요.

 

 

Gilas Pilipinas Asian Games Schedule @ Hwaseong City

Gilas Pilipinas will be playing their preliminary round games at the Hwaseong City Stadium (Sports Complex) located at 470 Hywangnam Road, Hyangnam-eup, Hwaseong City, South Korea.

 

Tuesday, September 23

Preliminary round
• 2:00 p.m. KST — Gilas Pilipinas versus INDIA LIVE ON TV5 IN THE PHILIPPINES

Thursday, September 25

Preliminary round
• 2:00 p.m. KST — Gilas Pilipinas versus IRAN LIVE ON TV5 IN THE PHILIPPINES

Friday, September 26

Preliminary round
• 18:30 p.m. KST — Gilas Pilipinas versus QATAR LIVE ON TV5 IN THE PHILIPPINES

 

SATURDAY, September 27 (Samsan World Gymnasium – INCHEON CITY)

Preliminary round
• 14:00 p.m. KST — Gilas Pilipinas versus KOREA LIVE ON TV5 IN THE PHILIPPINES

SUNDAY, September 28

Preliminary round
• 15:15 p.m. KST — Gilas Pilipinas versus KASAKHSTAN LIVE ON TV5 IN THE PHILIPPINES

 

General Admission fee is 10,000 won. It can be bought online or at the front gate.

For Directions in going to the sports complex:

In taking public transport, follow the instructions:

1. The easiest way is to take a train, metro or bus going to SUWON Station.

2. From Suwon Station EXIT #6, in front of Lotteria, take Bus #38, #35 or #33 going to BARAN, Hwaseong City.

3. Get down BARAN PADA MART, Bus Stop and from there you can walk for 2 minutes (200 meters away).

stadium

 

 

Hwaseong City Sports Complex Website: http://www.hstown.or.kr/

 

 

Korean Alphabets

Learning Korean Alphabets will help you learn the Korean Language easier. Below are the corresponding CONSONANTS and VOWELS.

alphabets

 

Korean Alphabets are used to create the Korean characters. Here are some of the rules.

–  Each character is considered one syllable of a word.

–  Each character is always at least a combination of CONSONANT + VOWEL(s). All Korean Character start with a vowel even if it has a VOWEL starting sound.

 

Here are some examples in creating Korean Characters.

1. Banana

Syllables: 3 (Ba – na – na )

Korean Characters: 3 (바 – 나 – 나)

Korean Word: 바나나

2. Americano

Syllables: 5 (A – me – ri – ca – no)

Korean Characters: 5 (아 – 메 – 리 – 카 – 노)

Korean Word: 아메리카노

3. Computer

Syllables: 3 (Com – pu – ter)

Korean Characters: 3 (컴 – 퓨 – 터)

Korean Word: 컴퓨터

Note: Most Korean words has no letter R even though there is a consonant that can be used for it: ?

4. Bus

Syllables: 2 (Bu – seu)

Korean Characters: 2 (버 – 스)

Korean Word: 버스

Note: Words ending in letter s, t, k are considered to have additional syllable. Some t and k ending words are exceptions. In the English language the word bus in only one syllable but converting it into a korean word, it has now two.

 

That is all for now. Until then.

Dancing EPS Worker in South Korea

A part of the mission of SK Pinoy is to promote Filipinos who are not just skilled but with talent of which they can be proud of. In this feature, our research team was able to find this video clip showing very easy-to-follow steps by Brother Rene De Guzman of the Baran Emmaus Community located in Hyangnam-eup, Hwaseong City, South Korea.

Rene De Guzman is  a graduate of a teaching degree, however he chose to come to South Korea for greener pasture. During his free time, he volunteers at the Baran Catholic Church and is a member of the Baran Emmaus Community (BEC). He is also currently the Commissioner of the P(B)aran Basketball League (PBL).

His hobbies include dancing and he has been a dance instructor for BEC for several years.

If you want to know and meet him, you may find him easily during and after mass at the Baran Catholic Church.

Some more pictures worth a million words

BEC Presentation

BEC Presentation

Practice Session

 

Opportunities to Earn while working in South Korea

Opportunities to earn more are needed by most Filipinos working in South Korea. This is because their work is temporary and the limit there is a limit of 3 years to 5 years. Many didn’t go back to the Philippines after the working visa expired and many more would do the same if they don’t prepare. Preparing for the future is essential for them because when they go back to the Philippines, the monthly income of about 1.5 Million won or approximately 60,000 pesos will no longer be there. Finding a job that would get a salary of that much as a factory worker is beyond reach. Factory workers in the Philippines will let you earn as much as 15,000 pesos. Well, there are plenty of available opportunities but only few can be done due to the work schedule of the workers. Right now some workers are already engaged in doing business by joining Direct Selling or MLM businesses. Below are MLMs that we consider worth joining, however we can’t tell which one is the best. One thing we can say is the less product you have the more easy for you to be successful.

  • AIM Global – http://www.allianceinmotion.com/
  • Lotto Rich Club  – http://www.lottorichclub.net/
  • Royal Business Club – http://www.royalebusinessclub.com/

Aim Global –  is a marketing company established in March 2006. It is located at Units 301, 319 and 320 AIC Burgundy Empire Tower, cor. Garnet & Sapphire Sts., Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines. In more than 6 years of operation, Alliance In Motion Global, Inc. has established its presence strategically in different regions in the country. It is easy to join as long as you have around 275,000 won. You need to sell to make real money.

Lotto Rich Club – A membership benefits club that offers a unique way of playing Nanum 6/45 Lotto Game in South Korea. Nanum Lotto 6/45 is played every Saturday at 8:45PM KST. This is a private club and it is quite difficult to join because you need a sponsor to join. Most members doesn’t recruit. The Benefits Activation is very minimal at 65,000 won and it gives you a chance to be a BILLIONARE.

Royal Business Club – Royalè is a 100% Filipino-owned corporation established in 2006. From its headquarters in Quezon City, Philippines, the company is continually changing the landscape as we know it – from its expansion of branches throughout key cities in the country to international hotspots in the cities of Dubai, Taipei, Singapore, Doha & Abu Dhabi. It is easy to join as long as you have around 300,000 won. Like Aim Global, you also need to sell to make real money.

Baby Expo South Korea 2014

babyexpo

For mothers and mothers to be. Dads and dads to be. Businessmen and businessmen to be. Baby Expo 2014 will be held on August 14 to 17 at Kintex Exhibition Center, Ilsan, South Korea. Contact Information: 02-2238-0345 Website: http://www.babyexpo.kr Kintex Website: http://www.kintex.com/client/_eng/

The Only Three Types of People Who Make Money in the Stock Market

Three types of people, and only three types of people, make money in the stock market.

1. People who hold forever. For instance, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett hold shares of their own companies, Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway, respectively, pretty much forever, and that is the bulk of their net worth. They are the richest people in history, so this seems like a good technique: Build something of value, and ride it until you die.

2. People who hold for a trillionth of a second: High-frequency traders trade thousands or even millions of times in a second. They take tiny little arbitrages and add them up throughout the day. They rarely have a losing day. Who does this? Goldman Sachs, some of the bigger hedge funds (including Cohen’s) and anyone who has the money to wire right into the exchanges.

3. People who do something fishy. In the 80s it was trading ugly junk bonds. In the 90s there was a trick called “playing the calendar.” You’d make millions of trades with a broker like Goldman Sachs. You would play both sides of the trade so you would only lose a little bit of money. The brokers would get a ton of fees. What would you get? A big allocation in an Internet IPO. You’d check “the calendar” to make sure you were trading at the right place at the right time. Possibly not coincidentally, The New York Post reports that “SAC hasn’t beat S&P since 2010 insider trading probe.”

 

Source: observer.com by James Altucher

Types of Stocks in the Stock Market

There are two main types of stocks: common stock and preferred stock.

Common Stock
Common stock is, well, common. When people talk about stocks they are usually referring to this type. In fact, the majority of stock is issued is in this form. We basically went over features of common stock in the last section. Common shares represent ownership in a company and a claim (dividends) on a portion of profits. Investors get one vote per share to elect the board members, who oversee the major decisions made by management.

Over the long term, common stock, by means of capital growth, yields higher returns than almost every other investment. This higher return comes at a cost since common stocks entail the most risk. If a company goes bankrupt and liquidates, the common shareholders will not receive money until the creditors, bondholders and preferred shareholders are paid.

Preferred Stock
Preferred stock represents some degree of ownership in a company but usually doesn’t come with the same voting rights. (This may vary depending on the company.) With preferred shares, investors are usually guaranteed a fixed dividend forever. This is different than common stock, which has variable dividends that are never guaranteed. Another advantage is that in the event of liquidation, preferred shareholders are paid off before the common shareholder (but still after debt holders). Preferred stock may also be callable, meaning that the company has the option to purchase the shares from shareholders at anytime for any reason (usually for a premium).

Some people consider preferred stock to be more like debt than equity. A good way to think of these kinds of shares is to see them as being in between bonds and common shares.

Different Classes of Stock
Common and preferred are the two main forms of stock; however, it’s also possible for companies to customize different classes of stock in any way they want. The most common reason for this is the company wanting the voting power to remain with a certain group; therefore, different classes of shares are given different voting rights. For example, one class of shares would be held by a select group who are given ten votes per share while a second class would be issued to the majority of investors who are given one vote per share.

When there is more than one class of stock, the classes are traditionally designated as Class A and Class B. Berkshire Hathaway (ticker: BRK), has two classes of stock. The different forms are represented by placing the letter behind the ticker symbol in a form like this: “BRKa, BRKb” or “BRK.A, BRK.B”.

 

Source: InvestOpedia

What is a Stock and Why Buy Stocks?

What is a stock?

Stock is an equity investment. What does that mean for you? Proud ownership of a company you believe is a good investment. So if you invest in a stock, you have an ownership stake in the corporation that issued it, or offered it for sale. The size of that stake depends on the number of shares you own compared to the total number available.

Why buy stock?
Ownership has its privileges

As a shareholder, you have some basic rights. You can vote for or against the candidates who’ve been nominated to the company’s board of directors. They’re the people who set company policy and choose the chief executive who runs the business. You can also vote for or against proposals the directors or other shareholders make to influence what happens at the company and how it is managed. You also have the right to sell your stock at any time — although you may choose to hold onto it for years.

Let’s be honest. Shareholder rights aren’t the reason you buy stock. The reason is to make money by investing in companies you believe will make money. In the language of investing, you’re seeking a positive return.

Here are some ideas that may help you have a positive return:

The company that issued the stock may pay a dividend, or portion of its earnings, to its shareowners on a regular basis. You can reinvest the dividends to build your portfolio or you can use it as income.
A stock’s price may go up while you own it. If it does, you can sell some or all of your shares for a profit if you want to — remember one right of ownership is the right to sell — or you can hold onto it, which increases the value of your portfolio. Investing in stock has risks, though. You may have a negative return in some years rather than a positive one. That could reduce your income and the value of your portfolio.
Here are some of the possible risks you face:

Companies aren’t required to pay a dividend even if they have a profit. And companies that normally pay a dividend may reduce it or eliminate it entirely if times are tough. It’s their decision, though investors don’t like it.
Sometimes stock prices go down instead of up, so you could lose money if you sold when your stock’s price dropped. (Why do prices go down? Sometimes the whole stock market loses steam. Sometimes a company hits a rough patch. Sometimes investors get nervous and sell.)
If a company goes out of business, as some do, you could lose everything you’d invested in its stock — if you hadn’t sold your shares in time.
If you can lose money, why would you risk buying stock? The reason is that over time, stocks as a group — though not every stock on its own — has produced higher returns than other types of investments. Of course, there are no guarantees that the particular stocks you pick will produce higher returns, or any return at all on your investment.

What is market price?
Most investments don’t have a fixed price. Similar to the “market price” for the catch of the day at your favorite eatery, the price you pay to buy, or receive when you sell, is determined by how interested other investors are in owning that security. That’s the rule of supply and demand. If there’s a lot of buying and a fixed number of shares, a stock price will move higher. And, if there’s a lot of selling, the price will drop.

Sometimes prices change by just a few cents during a trading day, sometimes by a few dollars, and sometimes by more. The pace of change is called volatility. The more volatile a security’s price, the more potential there is for a positive return. But the risk of loss is larger too.

In fact, that’s a key principal of investing. Risk and return often go hand in hand.

 

Source: Sharebuilder