Hannah and Je together

Friday, 25 July 2014

Second Holy Land Trip – Twenty Second Day – Beit Shearim

I had no plan for today.  But in the morning Bill from Austin, Texas came to me and asked if I am interested in day trip.  I asked him where he was going.

Bill: Capernaum.
Je: I’ve alreay been there.  Not interested.
Bill: And the church of bread and fish.
Je: What is that?
Bill: blah blah blah…
Je: Oh, Tabgha!  I’ve alreay been there.  Not interested.
Bill: And Caesarea.
Je: I’ve alreay been there.  Not interested.
Bill: And Beit Shearim.
Je: Where?

So I decided to join his group.  There was another man from Germany, a retired pastor.  So we three went out for day trip.

Cave of the Coffins, Beit Shearim

Cave of the Coffins, Beit Shearim

Beit Shearim was very interesting.  It is in the city of Kiryat Tivon, and has so many tombs and caves.  The famous one is the Cave of Rabbi Yehuda Hanassi, and since then many Jews came here to be buried from various places.  The above one is the Cave of the Coffins.  It is huge inside.  Tons of stone coffins with beautiful inscriptions and decorations.  The cave itself is like a city with so many chambers and hallways.

Above the cave, which is more than thousand years old grave, I found an used condom with its package nearby.  It is so gross having sex on the grave.  What is wrong with people living here?

Jesus Boat

Jesus Boat

Then we went to the Museum of Jesus Boat.  This is not the actual boat, but the replica.  They found this boat underneath the bottom of Sea of Galilee, and found that it is about 2,000 years old.  McCormick group came here last January.

Tabgha

Tabgha

Then we went to Tabgha.  The bottom mosaic is very famous with four loaves and two fish.  The reason of four loaves instead of five is that Jesus is holding on loaf in his hand for blessing.  McCormick group also came here last January.

St. Peter's House, Capernaum

St. Peter’s House, Capernaum

Then we went to Capernaum.  This is the St. Peter’s house near the synagogue.  McCormick group also came here last January.

Bahai Gardens, Haifa

Bahai Gardens, Haifa

Then we went to Haifa.  The picture above is the Bahai Garden at German Colony in Haifa.  We ate dinner in the German Colony and the food was not great.

Mediterranean beach, Haifa

Mediterranean beach, Haifa

Then we went to a Beach in Haifa – The mediterranean beach.  The water is salty.

Caesarea in the dusk

Caesarea in the dusk

Then we went to Caesarea at the dusk.  And as you may know, the Shabbat begins at the Friday evening.  I expected nobody, but the parking lot was full and all the streets are full of parked cars.  Double parking?  Are you kidding?  Everywhere is already triple parked.  Well, because the restaurants are open until 1am, everybody came here because this is the only (kind of) place to eat out.  I also saw many Muslims waiting for the complete sunset so that they can eat.  McCormick group of course came here last January.

So called Penis Man

So called Penis Man

I found an art which I did not see last January.  And when I found it, it was surrounded by girls aged around seven to ten.  The girls were grabbing, rubbing, and touching the penis of the statue, and their mothers were taking picture of that.  Well, great.  Early education, we need that.

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

[영어산책]장음과 단음

Filed under: Lang:한국어,Subj:Languages — Jemyoung Leigh @ 20:43
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한국 사람들이 영어하면서 제일 못하는 게 첫째 강세고, 둘째 길이다.

문제는 영어 발음에서 가장 중요하다고 할 수 있는 게 바로 강세와 길이라는 거. -_- 한국인이 길이를 잘 못하는 이유는, 한국어에서 길이 구분이 없기 때문이다. 과거엔 존재했으나 모두 사라지고 요즘은 배와 배:, 밤과 밤:, 눈과 눈: 등을 구분하는 사람은 없다.

강세 얘긴 지겹도록 했으니, 이번엔 길이 얘기를 해보자.

길이를 무시했을 때에 나타나는 현상을 좀 보자.

  • sheet는 길게 소리가 나서 종이(또는 한장 두장..의 장)이 되는데, 길이를 무시하면 shit이 되어 똥. -_- (참고1)
  • beach는 길게 소리가 나서 해변이 되는데, 길이를 무시하면 bitch가 되어 개(같은) 뇬. -_-
  • peace는 길게 소리가 나서 평화가 되는데, 길이를 무시하면 piss가 되어 오줌. -_-; (참고2)

참고1: 참고로, shit가 욕으로 쓰이는데, 한국어의 ‘썅’이나 ‘씨발’의 혼자 중얼거리는 느낌과 비슷, 느낌이 너무 적나라해서 좀 교양이 있다고 생각하는 사람들은 shoot로 대신한다. 마치 ‘씨발’이 좀 거시기 해서 ‘신발’로 하는 것과 같은 것이다.

참고2: 들은 얘기지만, 한국의 쿨피스 기억하는지? 그게 미국에 진출한 적이 있다고 하는데… 미국인이 매장의 음료 코너에서 새로운 아이템을 발견 – 이름을 보니, 쿨 (시원한) 피스 (오줌)… 거기다 따보니 색깔도 노란 색-_-;; 그래서 거의 안팔리고, Jay Leno의 Tonight Show에 우스개 거리로 등장하고 철수했다는… 확인을 해보진 않았지만, 정말 진출했다면 가능한 얘기라고 생각된다.

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