Monday, June 11, 2012

HanCinema Daily News วันที่ 10-06-2012


Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review (2012.06.08 ~ 2012.06.10) This past week saw the release of two big films in Korea. First was the much-anticipated "Prometheus" from director Ridley Scott, followed by Kim Dae-seung's erotic historical drama "The Concubine". The local flavour came out tops, achieving almost double the admissions count of the Ridely's prequel to the iconic "Alien" films. "
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
According to AGB nielsen, "Gag Concert" was first with 20.2%, then "A Gentleman's Dignity" second with 16.8% and "Dr. JIN" third with 13.8%.
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
The number one movie this week is "The Concubine" (and#54980;and#44417;: and#51228;and#50773;and#51032; and#52393;) Korean Box Office - Admissions for the Week-end 2012.06.08 - 2012.06.10 (www.kobis.or.kr) # Films Release date Week-end Total 1 "The Concubine" (and#54980;and#44417;: and#51228;and#50773;and#51032; and#52393;) 2012/06/06 522 386 987 620 2 "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Engraved with the names of its craftsmen, the name of the Buddhist temple that first housed it, and "Heung-ryeo-bu" , the old name for Ulsan during the early years of the Goryeo Dynasty, this dark green Buddhist temple bell was made in 1019. The bell, known as the Im-Kang-Sa bell, takes its name after the temple it first resided in. The original weight of the bell was 213 kilograms, but today j
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Subway trains with huge air conditioning loads are threatening to trigger power outages in Korea. The thermometer of a Line 4 subway train bound for Danggogae indicates 21 degrees Celsius (top) at 2 p.m. Friday, way lower than 28.2 degrees at the Sadang station platform at the same time. Lack of consistency is prevalent in running air conditioning facilities because the lone regulation Seoul Met
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Ted Smith blows on his whistle and cheers on the Nexen Heroes during a game against the SK Wyverns last Tuesday at Mokdong Baseball Stadium in Seoul.Provided by the Nexen Heroes "Mom, it's Ted-Jjang! Ted-Jjang!" a young Nexen Heroes baseball fan cried out, pointing at Ted Smith, a Canadian leading the section in cheers. Smith smiled and corrected - it's not Ted-Jjang, it's Ted-Jjing. When asked
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
A shop assistant shows a customer T-shirts made of materials that breathe and absorb moisture to beat the heat at a branch of Hyundai Department Store in Seoul on Thursday. The attire is being promoted as summer office wear. Provided by the company Electric fans and other energy-saving devices are seeing robust sales as the government stands poised to raise the electricity rate for businesses a
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Jeonse, or lump-sum deposits, for two-year housing rental contracts usually skyrocket when real estate prices drop. As such, it was little surprise that they shot up 13.4 percent last year when apartment prices in Seoul fell 0.4 percent. However, the situation has changed in recent months, as deposits have dwindled in the Seoul metropolitan area in tandem with apartment prices.According to Joong
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
A 64-year-old man surnamed Noh was caught barehanded trying to pickpocket a smartphone off a man at Anguk Station in Jongro District, central Seoul, last Sunday. Police spotted the crime on a live CCTV feed from the area and swooped in. The cameras captured Noh being cuffed and led away.It was a pathetic end to a storied career. Back in his heyday in the 1980s, Noh was part of an organized group
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
A hand-drawn map of Seoul marked with architect and travel writer O Young-wook's favorite places in the city. / Courtesy of Paperstory By Kwon Mee-yoo Everyone longs to travel and appreciate foreign cities with all their senses open, but such inspiration dulls in one's home city. Architect and travel writer O Young-wook's "However, I Like Seoul" (Paperstory, 16,500 won) is a confession of his
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Rep. Jasmine Lee of the ruling Saenuri Party 1st ethnic lawmaker vows to work for correct understanding on multiculturalism Rep. Jasmine Lee of the ruling Saenuri Party said in an interview with The Korea Times Friday that she joined politics with the hopes of promoting multiculturalism and creating a better environment for children with a multicultural background. "I joined a program aime
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
2012, Korea's National Year of Reading The Year of Reading is officially underway. In the months since this March when the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism designated 2012 as the National Year of Reading, various events and programs designed to encourage regular reading have taken place across the country.On May 24, the first of the Book Dream concerts scheduled to take place throughout t
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
French-Speaking Korean Adoptee's Open Letter From Adoptee to Minister - Fleur Pellerin is the French minister of small- and medium-sized enterprises and the digital economy. The 38-year-old technocrat was adopted when she was only six months old to the French family. South Korea earned a shameful nickname as the "top exporter of orphans", as the number of Korean adoptees overseas has amounted t
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Ven. Jaseung, president of the Jogye Order, clasps his hands after announcing a series of reform measures for the largest Buddhist sect, in Gyeonji-dong, Seoul, Thursday. The reform initiatives follow a recent scandal over monks gambling. / Korea Times By Kwon Mee-yoo The Jogye Order will hand over the business of running temples to independent companies instead of entrusting it to monks, and
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
"Ssam" or vegetable wraps provide ample vitamins and minerals that stimulate our metabolism. / Courtesy of CJ Freshway "Ssam" or vegetable wraps provide ample vitamins and minerals that stimulate our metabolism. One can prepare wraps with raw or steamed vegetables. Wraps made with cooked greens could be good for a cancer patient who may have a sore mouth. Using seasonal vegetables such as l
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
By Kim Rahn The late novelist Park Kyung-ni's house and one of the former spy agency's buildings on Mt. Nam will be preserved as cultural heritage sites, according to Seoul City. The city government said Thursday it will select and preserve facilities and sites related to the city's history, culture and lifestyle between 1900 and 2000 as cultural heritages in contemporary periods. "Currently,
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Korea's universities are receiving new attention of late, with the recent publication of university assessments placing them among the top-ranking schools in the world. This year's Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asian University Rankings, published in partnership with the Chosun Ilbo, placed three Korean universities in the top ten list of higher education institutions in the Asian region. POSTECH,
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Do you enjoy looking at things from a different perspective? If you do, and you're in London, how about hopping down to Saatchi Gallery for the upcoming Korean Eye 2012 exhibition? "Korean Eye" is a cultural project sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank, promoting contemporary Korean artists and their works. Its next destination is London, just in time for the summer Olympics. If you are into a
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Single women in Seoul smoke three times more than the average, and seven out of 10 drink alcohol regularly. Since single women tend to pay less attention to their health, three out of 10 of them assessed their health as "bad" and 40.6 percent they do little to take care of their health even though they are worried about it.The figures come from a survey released Monday by the Seoul Metropolitan
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Hyundai Department Store Group will enter the domestic premium outlet sector. It is expected to ignite fierce competition with market leaders Shinsegae Chelsea and Lotte Department Store. Hyundai said Wednesday that it bought an outlet lot at Gimpo Terminal in Gyeonggi Province Tuesday to open its premium outlet in 2014. The group had announced in April its plan to open a luxury outlet in the S
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
The number of foreign women immigrating to Korea for marriage is likely to decrease, serving as a setback to the nation`s developing multicultural society. According to a report by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, a considerable number of men living in rural farming areas who are past the traditional marrying age in Korea have married foreign women, and the number of young marri
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Photo credit: LiveRex The Chosun Ilbo recently confirmed that 50 percent of all mobile subscribers in Korea are using smartphone. Living here, I can also attest to how popular smartphones are here. All of my friends, without exception, currently use smartphones. Even my 56-year-old aunt, who doesn't know how to turn on a computer, uses a smartphone (go figure). As you can imagine, smartphones
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Written by Jon Dunbar in Arts When it comes to the international music festival circuit, Korea is at a geographical disadvantage, disconnected from the mainland and wedged between two much larger countries with larger music scenes. But every year, more and more international bands visit Korea and more and more people come out to the increasingly numerous music festivals of the country. Rainbow
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
OH HEIN-KUHN: MIDDLEMEN Sungkok Art Museum, Jongno DistrictTo June 17: Oh Hein-kuhn, a photographer well known for his "portraits of anxiety" taken of women, has finally added men to his portfolio. His solo show titled "Middlemen" features young male soldiers. The exhibition consists of 37 large photographs of everyday soldiers in the Korean Army, Navy and Air Force. Though he received support
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Kang Chol-hwan, who defected from North Korea in 1992, now lives in South Korea and works as a journalist and human rights activist. / Korea Times By Andrei Lankov The North Korean resistance movement does not have many recognizable faces. This is understandable: a really brutal dictatorship would not allow any dissenter to stay alive. The fact that dissent was possible in Brezhnev's Russia an
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
In commemoration of Memorial Day, the National Archives of Korea in Seoul released letters written by South Korean soldiers fighting in the Korean War in the 1950s and the Vietnam War in the 1970s. Reflecting a longing for their families, the letters were written by young soldiers who fought for their country. Their families visited the website of Seoul National Cemetery to read their letters a
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Red Bean Ice Flakes from Paris Croissant Provided by the company It's nearly summer again, and that means it's time for those special hot-weather treats: cold draft beer and fried chicken or naengmyeon, cold buckwheat noodles served in a bowl of floating ice. One of the most Korean treats of the season is patbingsu, an icy cold dish that makes its way onto cafe menus as the temperature rises. M
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Lee Charm, CEO of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), speaks during a recent interview with The Korea Times at his office in central Seoul. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul By Yun Suh-young According to a Korean saying, in 10 years even rivers and mountains change. The nation's tourism industry has changed greatly in just three years. Ever since Lee Charm, a German-born naturalized Ko
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Lee Charm, president of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) By Yun Suh-young Korea Tourism Organization (KTO)'s chief Lee Charm sees medical tourism as the next big thing for the nation's tourism industry. "The prospect for medical tourism is fantastic. The area of medical service has unlimited growth potential". Lee said in a recent interview with The Korea Times. "Korea's medical servic
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Letter Na Sin-geol wrote to his wife as he went to his job in Hamgyeong (early 16th century). In faraway posts on fierce battlefields fighting off the Japanese, the husbands of the Joseon era (1392-1910) reached out for a brush and wrote to their wives.They had a lot to ask about.Are the servants acting obedient and staying away from trouble? How was the child's first birthday party and what di
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
The mobile messenger service KakaoTalk launched a beta version of its free phone call service VoiceTalk for local users yesterday, after taking flak for only launching the service overseas. "As many users are enthusiastic about this particular service, we've decided that we'll start by testing the service. But we are still not sure when the official launch of the full service in Korea is going t
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Workers from the Gangnam District Office issue a ticket to a man caught lighting up in the non-smoking area in Gangnam, Seoul, on Friday. As the Seoul Metropolitan Government began enforcing its smoking ban in the Gangnam District, violators caught smoking and the staff tasked with regulating them clashed in the southern area of Seoul. By Oh Jong-taek About 3 p.m. on Friday on Gangnam Boulevard
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
By Kim Rahn About one out of eight households in Seoul is comprised of one woman, and most of them are office workers who graduated from colleges, according to a Seoul City report. The city government said Monday that Seoul has a high ratio of households of singlewomen living alone, taking up 12.6 percent of the capital's total households. The report was announced while the city government plan
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Park Yu-jun, in red, and his family show off their weekend family farm in Sejong City on May 26. By Kim Sung-tae SEJONG CITY - On a Saturday afternoon, Park Yu-jun, a 37-year-old public servant, and his family walked out of their apartment carrying farming tools and headed to their weekend farm. It took just 10 minutes for the family to walk to the 12 square-meter (129 square feet) vegetable ga
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Photo Credit: Taste Korean Temple Food website As I wrote about in this blog post, last Monday was Buddha's Birthday in Korea. While I'm not Buddhist, this holiday got me thinking about some of the foods and traditions associated with the religion. To commemorate Buddha's Birthday, many believers go to the temple and eat food that doesn't contain meat or strong-smelling ingredients like garlic
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT




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