Hawaii is the true melting pot in the U.S. with many ethnicities represented in our community. Yet, many of us have lost the ability to speak our native language. I was not able to speak Korean but heard it around the house growing up. It wasn’t until I studied in Korea for a year in my college life that I really learned the language. Why is it important? Learning a language really helps you to better understand the culture of the country.
Your scope of friends will expand tremendously, it can help your business, retain your cultural identity and also help others who may end up visiting that country. The more languages you speak, you open more dimensions to your life that can only help you.
Many of our viewers enjoy our dramas by reading the English subtitles but if you could understand Korean, the drama could end up being twice as enjoyable as you will better understand the nuances of the language and culture. There are 23 Korean language schools in the state of Hawaii.
Episodes 28 & 29
Today, 6:30 p.m.: Shinae decides to start working at the company. Shinae introduces herself to Mipoong’s colleague, as Mipoong looks at her in bewilderment. Rumors involving Shinae and Winners Group’s heir circulate. Shinae is relieved that things are moving along as she planned.
Today, 7:45 p.m.: Mipoong and Deokcheon sit down for a dinner. Deokcheon asks about her family in the North. Deokcheon asks Shinae to leave, so he could talk to Mipoong alone. Shinae, on the other hand, can’t stand the two getting closer.
Episodes 21 & 22 (Monday); 23 & 24 (Tuesday)
Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Moo-young can’t comprehend it, when Suk-min tells him to give up on Chul-ho’s case. He retraces the case to find the reason to continue probing. Tae-won pressures Young-ki, while waiting for a chance to resolve Nam Kang-myung’s issues.
Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Moo-young is confused when Nam Kang-myung would come in through Goong-pyung Pier, not Kyung-in Pier. Suk-min senses a trap and sends So-ra and Moo-young separately. Goong-pyung Port is in chaos with media and victims waiting for Nam Kang-myung.
‘Into The World Again’
Episodes 29 & 30 (Wednesday); 31 & 32 (Thursday)
Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Jung-won and Hae-sung meet eccentric potter, as instructed by Mrs. Do. Chairman Cha is enraged to find out Tae-hoon has been seeing Hae-sung’s sister. Hae-sung feels sudden pain and collapses, and realizes that his time to return is near.
Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Hae-sung sees his body disappearing, and realizes his return day is imminent. He prepares for the parting. Jung-won meets with Park Dong-suk and finds a new lead for the murder 12 years ago. Min-joon confronts Chairman Cha, when he finds out Hae-sung’s days are numbered.
‘Band of Sisters’
Episodes 41 & 42
Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Ki-chan gets hurt in an accident and bleeds from his brain. He heads for Chairman Goo’s house with the wound. Chairman Goo tells him Se-ho’s last words were about his grandmother.
Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Deul-re finds out Dal-hee is taking medicine, when she’s supposed to be pregnant. She gets a hold of the medicine and finds out what it’s for. Meanwhile, Chairman Geum asks Se-joon what he’d do if his grandma was alive.
Jeff Chung is general manager of KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles. This column offers synopses of the dramas playing throughout Hawaii. Chung can be reached at 521-8066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.