Seung-chan's Diary: "Happy New Year" (130210) [PHOTOS]

Shared by on February 11, 2013  

Today is Korea’s Lunar New Year day! Although New Year's Day in Japan has passed, in Korea, it’s New Year again!

Everyone is going back to their hometowns, visiting the relatives, greeting people who take care of us. The older people give packets of money, which is one one the things to look forward to. Before this, I was the one who receive the money, but now I’m the one giving the money. wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

I guess some of you might want to know the differences of Japan’s New year, and Korea’s New Year.. Here, I will introduce a bit.

Firstly, Korean’s traditional clothes for our New Year.


Everyone, do you know hanbok?^^
I guess you’ve heard about it somewhere.
In Korea, people wear this hanbok and pay respects to our ancestors' spirits. !!



This looks like Japanese mochi soup

Tokkukku!! (Ddeok in Korean or rice cake)
During the Lunar New Year Day, eating Tokkukku is a must for everyone ^^
For years now, there’s this story that's been passed around that if we eat this food, we’ll get 1 more extra year to live! It’s interesting right?^^

When I was kid, I ate this a lot because I wanted to be an adult faster. But I found out that ages are just like that wwww

Lastly, this one!


This is a game our families and relatives gather to play together! Throw 4 of Yuk, and depending on which sides appear, Do (1) Ge (2) Gal (3) Yuk (4) Mo (5), we can move our horse. If our horses make 4 complete rounds, we’ll win!

There are a still many things..^^ but I’ve explained a bit for those who have no idea about it! Everyone, Happy New Year ^_^

(TN: Some words he wrote are Korean in Japanese, so I'm not sure of the spelling)

Source: @partnervi via fyeahseungri@tumblr
Translated by: @0401rurutic (Japanese - English)

Under: , Photos, Seungri

  • fei

    cute seungri. happy new year. the first picture is so cute. always get to learn something new from his diary.

    daesung also update his blog.
    he make dumpling for the first time and wish Happy New Year.

    • strawhatluffy

      Probably the tastiest dumpling that has ever existed!

    • Myra Gahid

      They have been adding entries to their diaries more frequently recently. Wonder if they are together most of the time these days. :)

      • Sharifah Sakinah

        may i know where to read their diaries?

        • Myra Gahid

          This website too. RIght side. To-san's discoveries and Seung-chan's Diary. Other from these, I really don't know where to read. Sorry, but I hope that helped.

  • NaToTheWak

    Thanks for the info and happy snake year!

  • Winterfox38

    Happy new year to all the Big Bang members :D

  • Vicky Yang

    I LOVE IT!!! <3 RI RI RI RI RI Thank you for sharing <3 So sweet and helped me understand korean culture. <3 :* :* Muahh!!


    Happy Chinese new year / happy lunar New year everyone! May we get 2 experience an abundance of big bang news n activities in tis year of snake! ^^

  • J4Y4

    WHOA this was very informative, and that game he explained about is also an Indian game I used to play when I was little x-x I feel so close to this culture.

  • B3autiful Hangover

    Happy Lunar New Years to you Panda. Thank you for sharing us some of the Korean Traditions with us <3

    And Happy Lunar New Years to all the VIPs as well <3

  • Noona’s for BB!

    I like having Mr. Panda as my teacher! Noona could teach him a few things too! ^^

  • gdbaby8282

    I WISH they ( GD, TAEYANG, TOP, DAESUNG, SEUNGRI) eat that 'Tokkukku'.. And eat it TOGETHER...
    Asking for them to wear ' hanbok' is too demanding.. I know.. But i bet TOP will looks-fu€king-HOT in that dress.

  • vipanda :)

    It's nice to read this and learn about new year in korea! Because I also celebrate lunar new year and it was nice seeing some similarities btwn our cultures ^^

  • BB_Lav_Cam

    Happy New Year! Kong Hae Fat Choi!! =D (pardon the spelling if incorrect)

    Health, Happiness and Success to BigBang for 2013!! =D

  • Jitaeri

    Oh maknae is so cute ^_^ Good job on educating people about Korean traditions, lol "I use to eat this a lot when I was a kid because I wanted to grow up faster" <---- Can totally imagine him saying that, haha

  • Anya

    Happy New Years to you too Mr. Pogi xD

  • Sunny Lee

    Happy New Year Riri, and all of BIGBANG + the VIPs who celebrate the Lunar New Year! ^^ He's so cute being informative like that. It always sounds so fun and cherry when he explains things haha...
    *dreaming of Seungri being my teacher*...I swear I would not miss a single lesson! ._.

  • Sunny Lee

    btw...what happened to Seungri's photos from alive tour?? :(

    • Myra Gahid

      Oh right. I almost forgot about that too. Maybe the moderators are busy recently.

  • Ashley Jay

    What's Seungri's diary link???


      It's a mobile service that can only be accessed in Japan :)

  • GisseleN

    What an informative things you wrote there Seung chan! Happy Lunar New Year Seung chan! Happy Lunar New Year Big Bang! Good luck on the year of Snake.

  • K Dol Kan

    Happy New Year to you too Seungri Chan and the Big Bang Family.. we wish you guys more happiness and success... and above all.. good health and safety!!

  • Gica Elumba

    Just when you think Seungri can't do any more for his fans, he writes an informative blog about his country's holiday. I just love the fact that he writes these blogs with the fans in mind. He finds a way to make people understand who he is and where he is from, and not just to love him for being an idol.

  • minakwon

    Happy new year Seung-chan and BB. So sweet and thnks for the infos Mr. Pogi.

  • J.E.P.A.H

    Korean government should reward Riri as the official 'Korean Culture Celebrity Ambassador'~lols..

  • silversnowvip

    thz for the info Ri........i gain a bit knowledge abt Lunar New Year..:)

  • Truedream1988

    Woah ~~~ Thank you maknae for the interesting information <333

  • GDForPresident

    Happy new year ri!!

  • 에스라

    seungri's posts are always so informative and so considerate of him to think of us non-Korean fans some of us didn't even know there was another new year celebration in Korea. I think seungri would make a good teacher

  • Patrice Paloso

    What can Seungri not do in his diary? He does everything in his diary! This time, he's teaching us. Awwwwwwww cute maknae! Thank you Riri! I learned something new today ♥

  • Choi Seung Hyun

    Seungri aa kiyowo! Wahahaha. So cute! Happy new year !

  • Dami Kim ♠

    Omo can I spend Lunar year with BB? O u O

  • ♛adRiana 아드리아나♛

    You're so cute SeungRi! Always teaching us :D Thank you dear! I learn more today =) that game looks awesome! Happy lunar new year :)

  • Feliice Liez

    Gong Xi Fa Cai riri >_<