Rabu, 03 November 2010

[Idiom] King of Baking Character - Kim Tak Goo

I'm currently watching this Korean drama - King of Baker, Kim Tak Goo. I'm downloading the 30th (final) episode now. No wonder this drama has got the top rating (1st rank) nationwide in South Korea. This drama is really something. The characters (both protagonist and antagonist) are amazed me. This drama has got many good values to be shared, about hard-working, loyalty, honesty, friendship, confidence, and many more. One thing I love about this drama, it shows that what you give is what you get - so let's not be wicked people. 

If you don't want to bother yourself to click the Wikipedia link, I'll quote the synopsis here:
Kim Tak Goo is the eldest son of Goo Il Jong, the chairman of Geosung Foods Enterprise, a legend in the baking industry. Although he is an extremely talented baker and seemed destined to succeed his father as president, Goo Il Jong's family plotted to rob him of his inheritance because he was born to Il Jong's mistress. Tak Goo's determination to become number one in the baking industry drives him to rebuild his career from scratch despite the many trials he faces.

Have I mentioned that Kim Tak Goo (Yoon Shi Yoon) really captured my attention? He's absolutely my most favourite character. I wish I could find the best words to describe this character. Kim Tak Goo is really about sincerity, hard-working, and spirit to never give up. Well, since I'm learning about some English idioms, I'll try to write some idioms that suit him the most.
  • Ace up his sleeve
If you have an ace up your sleeve, you have something that will give you an advantage that other people don't know about. This Kim Tak Goo has got something, his talent in bakery.
  • Apple of his father's eye
Something or, more often, someone that is very special to you is the 'apple of your' eye.
  • Beard the lion in his own den
If you confront a powerful or dangerous rival on their territory, you are bearding the lion in his own den. This idiom reminds me about the scene where Kim Tak Goo's mother bring him to his father's house, where there are many people dislike him.
  • Best thing since sliced bread
If something is the best thing since sliced bread, it is excellent. 
  • Bleeding heart
A bleeding heart is a person who is excessively sympathetic towards other people. It's amazing how he can move the hearts of people around him.
  • Blood is worth bottling
(AU) If an Australian says to you "Your blood is worth bottling", he/she is complimenting or praising you for doing something or being someone very special.
  • Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed
If someone's bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, they are full of energy and enthusiasm.
  • By heart
If you learn something by heart, you learn it word for word. Kim Tak Goo learns how to be a baker by heart. 
  • Cry-baby
A cry-baby is a person who gets emotional and cries too easily.
  • Dead level best
If you try your dead level best,  you try as hard as you possibly could to do something.
  • Every dog has its day
This idiom means that everyone gets their moment to shine.
  • Fair and square
If someone wins something fair and square, they follow the rules and win conclusively.
  • Fighting chance
If you have a fighting chance, you have a reasonable possibility of success.
  • Fly by the seat of one's pants
If you fly by the seat of one's pants, you do something difficult even though you don't have the experience or training required. Best to describe the moment he has to take care of his father's company.
  • From the bottom of your heart
If someone does something from the bottom of their heart, then they do it with genuine emotion and feeling.
  • Get up and go
If someone has lots of get up and go, they have lots of enthusiasm and energy.
  • Good egg
A person who can be relied on is a good egg. Bad egg is the opposite.
  • High and dry
If you are left high and dry, you are left alone and given no help at all when you need it. Kim Tak Goo was abandoned by his step mother at the age of twelve. Later on, for 12 years he tried to find his mother by himself.
  • Heart of gold
Someone with a heart of gold is a genuinely kind and caring person.
  • Hit rough weather
If you hit rough weather, you experience difficulties or problems.
  • Hot-blooded
Someone who is hot-blooded is easily excitable or passionate.

I'll write about the other characters later. I've told you before, even the antagonist characters capture my attention. This drama is really worthy to be watched.

Source: www.usingenglish.com

Salah satu drama Korea terbaik yang pernah saya tonton. Seandainya tontonan di stasiun TV lokal sekeren ini. Tapi tak apalah, saya jadi bisa belajar Bahasa Inggris lewat English subtitlenya. 

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