Tuesday, May 29, 2012

HanCinema Daily News วันที่ 23-06-2012

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
It's something that has interested me for some time now andndash; where is Korea's suburban life? While it may not be the right question to ask as Korea's population is set to crack the 50 million mark, but it fascinates me to think that Korea lacks this vital component of my upbringing and social sense of the world. Clusters of tall apartments are the mainstay of the Korean sense of home and neig
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Whether you've been in Korea for four months or four years, there are bound to be things that you miss about your home country-be it your friends and family, specific food items and brands, or even some cultural aspects you sense are absent. These are the kinds of things can make or break it for a lot of foreigners living in Korea. Coming to Korea, whether it's to work or play, presents many cha
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Added new stills for the upcoming Korean movie "A Millionaire on the Run" (2012)Directed by Kim Ik-roWith Park Jin-young, Jo Seong-ha, Min Hyo-rin, Jo Hee-bong, Oh Jeong-se, Jang Dae-yoon,...Previously known as "5 Million-dollar Man" on HanCinemaSynopsisPark Jin-young takes on the role of a man who dream of becoming a singer but gets involved with a money case.Release date in Korea : 2012/07/19
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Actress Kim Ha-neul poses on the set of her TV drama "A Gentleman's Dignity"in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province on Friday. /Newsis Jang Dong-gun Kim Min-jong and Jang Dong-gun Lee Jong-hyuk, Jang Dong-gun, Kim Soo-ro and Kim Min-jong Lee Jong-hyuk, Jang Dong-gun, Kim Ha-neul, Kim Soo-ro and Kim Min-jong
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Photo Credit: Wordans It's no secret that Kpop is making some serious waves overseas. An appearance on the Letterman Show (Girls' Generation). A sold out concert in Paris (SM Town). Climbing the international billboard charts (EXO-K, Shinee, et. al) Picking up the "World Wide Act" award at MTV's European Music Awards, followed by being the first Asian artists to win the category for best fan o
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
CJ Foodville, which operates Tous les Jours, said on Thursday it will open a store in New York City on Friday. This bakery cafe will be its first in the city and the 18th outlet in the U.S. for the Korean bakery franchise.The new bakery on 32nd Street and Broadway is located in mid-town Manhattan near the Empire State Building. "It's significant that we are launching a store in the capital of gl
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Only 2.7 out of 10 single women in their late 30s are likely to get married by the time they are 50, meaning the rest are going to stay single for the rest of their lives.The Chosun Ilbo analyzed the census and other population data from Statistics Korea and estimated that 12.6 percent of women in their late 30s, or 254,000 women, were single as of 2010. Some 18.5 percent of those are expected to
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Rookie singer Juniel has been racing up the online music charts despite only debuting in Korea two weeks ago with her mini-album "My First June" on June 7. The 19-year-old, dubbed "the next "IU"" for her acoustic guitar skills and cute looks, wrote three of the five songs on the album herself".It's such an honor to be compared to "IU", who has become a highly sought-after singer since her debut
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Koreas population will surpass 50 million Saturday, a development with a variety of implications given that the country aims to join the ranks of advanced economies. The country ranks 26th in the world in population, but is one of seven countries with per capita income exceeding 20,000 U.S. dollars and a population of more than 50 million. The other six countries are the U.S. Japan, France, Italy
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
The diversity of the folksong Arirang, with its many regional variations and flavors across Korea, was well matched by the eclectic artwork featured in Arirang: 17 Women Artists, which opened at the Korean Cultural Center Washington DC in May 2012. Organized by Komelia Hongja Okim, Professor of Art and Metal at Montgomery College in Maryland, the opening reception on May 4 included a performan
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Kim Young-soo, right, the president of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee, sits besides film director Im Kwon-taek on Tuesday as he appoints Im the executive director of the opening and closing ceremonies at the 17th Asian Games. [NEWSIS] Legendary Korean director Im Kwon-taek, 76, has been given a special assignment: create the opening and closing ceremonies for the 17th Asian G
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Adding a dash of music to the manufacturing of food is surfacing as a winning recipe among local food companies. Confectionery businesses call the manufacturing trend "the generation of food music".Although it seems like a bit of a stretch that music could help to develop food, or that nutrition reacts to the sound of music, the food industry has benefited from the unlikely pairing. A soy sauce
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
E-Mart's watermelon buyer Cho Seon-ik, right, checks out a melon with farmer Kim Yeong-soo, center, at Kim's farm in Haman, South Gyeongsang, on June 12. By Chang Chung-hoon Retailers are on a warpath to secure the sweetest watermelons - at the lowest prices - by sending their buyers out into the patches to check weather conditions and the growth process of Korea's No. 1 selling summer fruit. E
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
The morning subway to work is filled with people in business suits, student garb and other modes of dress. Even in the tight space, they manage to pull out smartphones and entertain themselves. Some are playing games, some are browsing Internet blogs or the news. But more and more, people can be seen browsing Internet shopping malls on their phones. A few sly peeks at fellow commuters will show
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Going against the government's campaign to save mom-and-pop stores against large discount chain stores, the Seoul Administrative Court yesterday upheld an injunction filed by E-Mart, Homeplus and Lotte Mart against Songpa and Gangdong district offices for imposing mandatory holidays twice a month against seven discount chain stores and 48 super supermarkets in the areas. Yesterday's ruling allows
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
The Korean population, according to Statistics Korea, has doubled in just 50 years, from 25 million back in 1960, to 50-MILLION this Saturday on June 23rd. This figure includes the number of foreign residents who have been staying in Korea for more than three months. With the 50-million mark reached, Korea is now one of just seven countries in the so-called "20-50 Club", countries with populati
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Sun Hyun-joo, Oriental medicine doctor and nutritionist By Kelly Frances Oriental medicine doctor and nutritionist Sun Hyun-joo says the benefits of vegetarianism are numerous, including positive physical and emotional changes as well as a reduction in the potential for disease. As a vegan herself, who does not consume any animal products, Sun also condemns the unethical and environmentally h
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
On first glance, this might look like any normal office in Korea. A poster for the American animated sitcom Family Guy hangs on the wall. Not too out of the ordinary. But is Family Guy very popular in South Korea? And looking even closer, where did all those signatures come from? We're in the offices of Yeson Animation, one of Korea's many animation studios that caters to American animation
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Hye Park Supermodel Hye Park revealed that among her many admirers is Hollywood heartthrob Josh Hartnett.On an episode of "Taxi", the talk show in a taxi, which aired on Thursday night, Park said that Josh Hartnett invited her over for dinner at his house.Park said that the two met on the set of a photo shoot for a fashion magazine and that he was "so polite and courteous" that the Korean model
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Gacket and Ayumi Entertainer Ayumi, who is currently active as a singer in Japan, has found herself a Japanese boyfriend. According to Japanese media, the former member of girl band Sugar - who goes by the name Iconiq in Japan - is currently in a relationship with Japanese rocker Gackt.Various Japanese media reported that the two met at the Japanese music festival A Nation last year. Since then
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
The 10 designers pose for a promotional photo of 2012 Seoul's 10 Soul, a global fashion brand project. From left are Lee Seung-hee, Kang Dong-jun, Hong Hye-jin, Choi Bum-suk, Ko Tae-yong, Lee Suk-tae, Im Seon-oc, Steve J andamp; Yoni P, Choi Chul-yong and Sheen Je-hee. / Courtesy of Bridge Company A global fashion brand project, 2012 Seoul's 10 Soul, organized by the Seoul Metropolitan Gove
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Children who were drafted into the military during the 1950-53 Korean War are now entering their twilight years, but they have never been honored for their service to their country because the government refused to admit their existence.The government feared that that would mean admitting it violated international laws that ban drafting minors under the age of 18.Early this year, the Defense Min
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Tofu meatball made with shrimp and vegetables / Courtesy of Samho Media Beans have an ample amount of amino acid, making them a great source of protein. For cancer patients who find it hard to eat meat tofu made from soy beans is not only high in protein but also easy to digest. Mincing tofu with various vegetables to make a meatball can supplement minerals and vitamins to one's diet. I
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Hyun Jung-hwa Hyun Jung-hwa, a former female table tennis player from South Korea, is currently trying to create a unified Korean national Ping-Pong team to play at the Asian Table Tennis Championships (ATTC) in Busan in June of next year. If her efforts pan out, it will be the first time in 22 years that South and North Korean players play on the same stage after the last game played together
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
"They are coming" is the theme of this year's Korea World Dance Stars Festival, a homecoming for Korean dancers working on the international scene. Organized by the International Performing Arts Project, this annual festival, which started in 2001, invites Korean dancers abroad so the "dancers themselves get familiar with the Korean audience", while the audience can "enjoy acclaimed dancers' per
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Will Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin, a retail guru who runs Lotte Department Store, Lotte Mart and Lotte Duty Free, triumph in the bidding war for Hi-Mart, Korea's largest electronics appliance retailer? The chances of Lotte succeeding have multiplied as two strong rivals, Shinsegae's E-Mart and SK Networks, announced on Wednesday that they will drop out the race, roughly a month after they
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Members of the KRA youth riding corps ride horses around the indoor track at Seoul Racecourse Park in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province. The indoor track is where a rehabilitation horseback riding program is conducted. / Courtesy of KRA By Yun Suh-young The first center offering emotional disorder therapy through horseback riding will open in Incheon next week. The Korea Racing Authority (KRA) sa
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
President Lee Myung-bak, center, smiles with other world leaders during a signing ceremony held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday local time, for turning the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) into an official international organization. The ceremony took place following the opening ceremony of the Rio+20 Summit. / Yonhap By Kim Young-jin President Lee Myung-bak championed his "green grow
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
By Donald Kirk JEJU andndash; Schoolchildren here sing a mournful song about a gigantic rock about 90 miles southwest of the island where the souls of fishermen lost at sea find their final repose. The rock cannot really be called an outcropping since it's actually submerged several meters, but South Korea has set up a meteorological station with a helipad as visual evidence that it's there, lu
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
North Korea is now running a restaurant at a facility that it seized from South Korea at the joint Mount Geumgang tourism resort. A propaganda website for North Korea released a video showing a restaurant named Byeolgeumgang which was previously known as Onjeonggak and was previously used to serve foreign tourists. South Korea's Hyundai Asan and Korea Tourism Organization built the tourist facilit
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Illustration by Kang Na-moo Baby-faced Lee Hye-jin, a 29-year-old office worker in Seoul with big eyes and a small, rounded face, is one of the lucky ones as far as many Koreans are concerned. On every blind date or job interview she's ever been on, Lee said one of the first things she hears is, "You are such a dongan!" The Korean word refers to someone who looks younger than his or her age.For
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Internationally renowned violist Yongjae O'Neill, who is also a director in the 2012 D itto Festival, will hold a joint concert, "For Solo - Project 2", with other musicians tomorrow night at the LG Arts Center. See MUSIC, left. Provided by Lee Sang-wook MUSICNUOVO D ittoLG Arts CenterTomorrow: Violinists Kim Su-yoen and Kang Jumi Clara kicked off the 2012 D itto Festival "Nuovo D itto" with th
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Attention is being fastened on whether NCsoft's Blade andamp; Soul can supersede U.S. game developer Blizzard's Diablo III among Internet denizens and the addictive world of Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (Mmorpg).The game is due to hit local shelves later today.Korea's NCsoft has invested more than 50 billion won ($43.4 million) over the last five years in developing the highly a
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
By Kim Tae-jong A few names immediately spring to mind when considering cars with excellent performance, impressive fuel efficiency and comfortable driving experience and they are probably on the list of best-sellers. But there are also lesser-known cars, even though they are just as good as their better-known counterparts. And in this sense, the SM7, a large-sized luxury sedan from Renault Sams
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
John Roxburgh on the Han River bike track in Yeouid



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