Sunday, May 13, 2012

HanCinema Daily News วันที่ 12 พ.ค. 2555


Posted: 12 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Posted: 12 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
UPDATE: Earlier this year the Korean Film Archive announced that it had plans to launch a YouTube channel where people could watch classical Korean films online for free. This fantastic initiative has finally come to true as their channel is now live and offers a wide range of films for free viewing. I am also pleased to announce that director Yoon Jung Lee's managed to gather the required fund
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This week I highlight one of Korea's living national treasures, the Korean Jindo, as I tip my hat to this amazing breed. In 1962, the Jindo was officially recognised as a national treasure and as such these dogs are held in high esteem here in Korea. The finger goes to the heads of Jogye Buddhist order, six of whom were exposed in a video this past week and found to be unfit to act as spiritual
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By: Asanda Ndabisa Her name Marina is derived from the Latin word "Marinus", meaning the sea. "The sea always attracts with his deepness, beautiful surface and huge potential", says Marina Ten, a Seoul-based fashion designer. "It feeds thousands of creatures and inspires millions of people". Having this name, she feels the need to live up to its meaning. Marina sits in an Itaewon, hidden-away
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By: Damari McBride Imagine working seven days a week as your own boss. Business is good. The money is average, but it's not the tangible keeping you going back to work each day-rather the joy you receive from making the one thing which makes customers happy. Kim A-ra is no stranger to this, being the owner of R-gram, a petite and cozy restaurant serving an enticing all-day-brunch and a variety
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By: Milgem Rabanera Travel groups in Korea are about as omnipresent as samgyeopsal restaurants; even the most green of expats don't have to Google far to find a buffet at their fingertips. Yet there's something to be said about quality over quantity when it comes to choosing amongst the plethora of offerings, and travel group WinK (When in Korea, formerly known as Discover Korea) is a step ahea
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Among the hundreds of messenger services currently available, one app in particular is causing quite a bit of chatter (pardon the pun) with over 42 million users worldwide and 12 language capabilities. Riding the subway in Korea, I see Kakao Talk on practically every smartphone. The same is true at my office, in my Korean class, on the street... everywhere. It's become so popular that it
Posted: 12 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
In her latest movie "Everything About My Wife", which will be released next Thursday, actress Im Soo-jeong ditches her innocent image as she takes on the role of a middle-aged woman with a sharp tongue well versed in the art of nagging. Asked about gambling on such a dramatically new role, Im said, "I wasn't sure at first. I had so many lines... But whenever I hesitated, the director gave me a
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Actress Moon Chae-won poses at a promotional event for a handbag brand in Seoul on Friday. /Newsis
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Fireworks light the sky during an opening ceremony of the 2012 Yeosu Expo on Friday.
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From left, Park Ji-sung, "IU", Seo-hyun and Jessica Gomez Top sports stars, singers and actors have been roped in to promote the 2012 Yeosu Expo all around the world. It is the first expo in Korea since the Daejeon Expo in 1993. Football star Park Ji-sung of Manchester United in the English Premier League is the promotional ambassador for the event. He was given an appointment plaque and appea
Posted: 12 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
An extravagant gala marks the beginning of the International Exposition 2012 in the southwestern port city of Yeosu Friday night. The three-month fair, which officially opens Saturday, runs through Aug. 12 with the participation of 104 countries and 10 international organizations. / Korea Times photo by Choi Hong-soo By Park Si-soo The International Exposition 2012 got underway in specta
Posted: 12 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
By Kenneth Quillinan, Kyungbook Nat'l Univ. Professor World's Highest Suicide Rate: The suicide rate of South Korea now is the highest in the world. The rate is three times higher than the average countries of OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). Everyday 42 Koreans kill themselves. I am and will be forever thankful for the opportunities that South Korea has provided
Posted: 12 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Photo credit: Genkin.org Long covered by an elevated highway, today the Cheonggyecheon Stream runs openly through the heart of Seoul and is one of the city's most popular landmarks. It's been featured as a top spot to go in Seoul, according to the likes of Time and CNNGo. The stream is a favorite for families, students, tourists and couples. It also runs through the business district, so it's
Posted: 12 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Two of Seoul's royal palaces, Deoksugung and Changdeokgung, welcome audiences at night with a variety of traditional performances. The "Performance by Masters at Deoksugung Palace" series, which kicks off its annual season on May 10, is set to make visits to the only royal palace to remain open late at night all year round more appealing. The palace, which is considered the most representative o
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Outdoor enthusiasts, sportsmen, and families in South Korea have much to look forward to this spring- and it's not just the warm weather (photo courtesy of Korea Sports Promotion Foundation) The four major rivers in South Korea - the Hangang, Nakdonggang, Yeongsangang, and Geumgang - have become venues for families and friends to engage in all manner of leisure activities including cycling, t
Posted: 12 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
One way to learn about a country, its people and their culture is to study their food. And by study I mean eat it. Korea's incredible variety of food goes way beyond bibimbap and bulgogi. One of the common traits to many Korean restaurant dishes is that they're cooked right in front of you at your table. This culinary innovation reflects the bbali-bbali (quickly-quickly) expectations for servic
Posted: 12 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
By Robert Neff During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Joseon Korea was visited by several very important newspapermen and#8213; some of them before they became famous. One such individual was Stephen Bonsal who became an inadvertent champion of Korea's fight for independence from Japan's occupation. Born in 1865, Bonsal traveled extensively throughout Asia during the late 1890s serving a
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Violinist Chung Kyung-wha By Kim Bo-eun World-renowned violinist Chung Kyung-wha is to become a chair professor at the music college of Ewha Womans University in Seoul, starting this month. Ewha is the alma mater of Chung's late mother and also a place of fond memories for the musician. As a young girl, Chung often visited the school not only to attend performances but also to play, since Ew
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Korean-born video artist Paik Nam-june poses with his wife Shigeko Kubota in 1974. / Korea Times file Family of late video artist opposes memorial project By Kwon Mee-yoo An effort to commemorate Korean-born video artist Paik Nam-june and his legacy is being objected to by his family and executor. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, KBS and the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education
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Many children of Korean fathers and Southeast Asian mothers are starting school this spring, and some 200 of the children from the first wave of cross-cultural marriages are already serving in the military. Among the children of marriage migrants from Vietnam, the Philippines and elsewhere, the number of school-age children increased 32 percent from 1,700 last year to 2,250 this year, according
Posted: 12 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Through miniature paintings, we can find animals and plants that we see in our daily lives. You can see the intricate details of the butterfly, with the painting portraying the softness of the creature. The dragonfly's translucent wings in the painting look more real than the actual living dragonfly's wings. [Interview : Shin Jo-won, Planner for miniature illustrated books] "Detailed paintings
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A screen grab on Tuesday from the Facebook page of Lee Joon-seok, a member of ruling Saenuri Party's interim leadership committee, depicts the fictional decapitation of Moon Jae-in, a presidential contender with the main opposition Democratic United Party by Son Soo-jo, who unsuccessfully ran against Moon in the April National Assembly elections. / Korea Times By Kang Hyun-kyung A ruling Saenu
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There is a lively trade in used smartphones now that mobile service providers have opened up the second-hand market. T-ecophone, an online second-hand phone market SK Telecom opened in July last year, had dealt in a total of 40,000 handsets as of March this year. KT also launched the Olleh Green Phone service in March in a bid to lure customers, dealing chiefly in long-term bestsellers like Sam
Posted: 12 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
By Jang Su-hee A 30-year old woman came into the room with an awkward gait. Without apparent cause, her ankle started to hurt three days ago. However, the truth came out soon after I began diagnosing. Three days ago, she wore three-inch high heels, almost a platform, during her 4-hour commute. She is one of many who live in Incheon with a job in Seoul. No doubt, the heels caused the pain. Not
Posted: 12 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
By Kim Rahn Seoul will restore all the walls surrounding the old capital of the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910) by 2015 under a plan to make the 600-year-old fortress a worldwide-recognized cultural heritage. To make the restorations as close to the original form as possible, the city government will try to open or move private properties or military facilities currently situated on the original si
Posted: 12 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
"2011, December (Vase)" by Gwon O-sang By Kwon Mee-yoo The concept of conventional sculpture and photography is turned upside down upon within the walls of the Arario Gallery Cheongdam, in Seoul, where solo exhibition of Gwon O-sang, also styled as Osang Gwon, is taking place. Photos of a person or an animal are affixed on extruding polystyrene foam structures to create a sculpture of photogr
Posted: 12 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Korean children and adolescents are the least satisfied with their lives in the OECD, despite increasing material comfort. Korea ranked fourth among OECD member countries in terms of youngsters' material happiness but last in terms of subjective happiness, according to research published Friday by the Social Development Institute at Yonsei University with the support of the Korea Pang Jong-hwan
Posted: 12 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
The final dress rehearsal gathered around 115,000 people at the event venue. (photo courtesy of the Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea Organizing Committee). A grand global party, Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea, is just two days away. The final dress rehearsal was a success while some 115,000 visitors flocked to the event venue for a glimpse of the international festivity. Everything is settled now, and global villa
Posted: 12 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
By Kim Ji-myung Several years ago, while traveling in the United Kingdom, I had the opportunity to test a long-held question of mine. Depending on the interpreter, how differently can cultural heritage be interpreted? While at a castle in Cardiff, Wales, I decided to find out by following the same one-hour tour led by two different guides. Indeed, it was like two different stories. I assume they
Posted: 12 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Dear Dr.P: I am a 43 year-old female who suffers from anxiety. My family doctor, whom I have been seeing for over 20 years, suggested that I take Xanax when I told him that I not only suffer from panic attacks but also constantly worry about the "next" episode. So for the past two years, I have been taking one and a half pills (0.25mg) of Xanax a day. This helps me immensely, but I am concerned
Posted: 12 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
This is the heart of downtown Seoul, and on this rooftop urban farm, flowers and vegetables like lettuce and strawberries have been planted, as part of a special art exhibition. Inside of the building, the exhibit on urban farming and city gardening is currently underway. [Interview : Choi Jeong-sim, President Korea Craft andamp; Design Foundation] "Urban farming can not only help produce safe o
Posted: 12 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
By Alexander Ahn Seoul Metropolitan Children's Hospital is providing medication instructions on pharmaceutical packaging in six foreign languages alongside Korean to help multicultural families. The hospital in Seochogu, southern Seoul, said Monday that it started the service on May 1 to address concerns about potential drug misuse among members of interracial families who cannot read Korean. T
Posted: 12 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Saturday's blaze at a Busan karaoke box that killed nine people highlighted the lack of fire safety at Korea's karaoke establishments. A 2009 fire at a karaoke box in Busan killed 15 people, while another in 2008 in Daegu killed two and injured 19. These places had labyrinth-like interiors that made it difficult to evacuate in an emergency. Moreover, customers singing in a compartmentalized sp
Posted: 12 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
A preschooler who became disabled from a fall stands on a posterior safety roller. She was able to test different types of walking devices through the equipment loan program at the Seoul Assistive Technology Service Center. / Courtesy of the Seoul ATS Center Customized equipment, assistive tools are offered at discounts By Noh Hyun-gi Every year, the number of "integrated" classrooms is incre
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