Sunday, June 17, 2012

HanCinema Daily News วันที่ 16-06-2012

Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Jeju Island is a wondrous and exciting place to visit. At times, its magic and wide range of attractions makes it feel like another world, rather than an extension of Korea itself. This small Island is at the top of most tourists' list of places to visit in Korea, and it seems to never disappoint! Among Jeju's unique sites is the Greek Mythology Museum, which also contains a 'Trick Eye Museum" w
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Among the large number of foreigners that come to Korea each year, you will find those that are perhaps not as blown away by the local cuisine as one would hope. These poor souls struggle to piece together a diet similar to what they enjoyed back in their home country. They struggle to enjoy, or simply stomach, some of the unique flavours that make up a typical Korea diet. The more avid and dete
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
By: Raine "Big" keeps getting better. I was so emotionally invested in the episode that when it ended, I didn't know what to do with myself, so I watched it again. It has so much soul and I didn't even think about the conventional tropes used until I wrote the recap. Nothing stood out as cheesy. It just flowed. Bravo Hong Sisters. My heart is hanging on the line until next week. Ratings droppe
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Boy band Big Bang decided to donate part of the profits from their world tour, which will take them to 25 cities in 16 countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas until December, to UNICEF Korea so African children can be vaccinated against measles. Big Bang's agency YG Entertainment signed an agreement with UNICEF Korea in Seoul on Thursday. "We estimated that a total of 600,000 foreign fans w
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Actress Jang Seo-hee is set to play a femme fatale from next month in the Chinese historical drama, "Heroes of Sui and Tang Dynasties".She has been cast in the role of consort Zhang Lihua in the 60-episode drama that will air from July on China's Hunan TV. Her co-stars include Dicky Cheung and Winston Chao".I'm happy as I feel like my 10 years in China is finally paying off", Jang said on Tuesda
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Women shop for handbags at a clearance sale of luxury brands at a department store in Seoul on Friday. Finalists of the Miss Eco Korea 2012 pageant pose at an evironmental event in Seoul on Friday. /Newsis
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
For Korea to build "Korina (Korea plus China)" for the future, experts urge young students from both countries to get to know each other and have a friendly sentiment. To gauge the possibility of Korean children developing into China kids, The Dong-A Ilbo polled 106 sixth graders at three elementary schools in Seoul on Monday: Daejin Elementary School in the Gaepo-dong neighborhood; Shinhwa Eleme
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Bricks-and-mortar stores struggling to compete against Internet shopping malls are finding a way to stay afloat through smartphone mobile applications.Traditional retailers such as Kyobo Bookstore said sales through its mobile app jumped by 40 percent every month after it launched it in collaboration with LG CNS in September. Sales for Kyobo and its bookstore rivals were shrinking as more consum
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
The new map service in Apple's forthcoming iOS6 operating system for iPhones and iPads marks Dokdo as Takeshima, Japan's name for the Dokdo islets. "No match found" appeared when Dokdo was searched for. A new map service to be included in the new operating system for the iPhone and iPad is disorienting Koreans because it labels Dokdo by the name used by the Japanese, Takeshima.On Monday, Apple
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
It's not only the exterior that's unique. Photo Credit: Plus Mood Next up in our Seoul Skyscraper Series is Urban Hive, a 70-meter high concrete honeycomb. Located in the busy Gangnam area, its neighbors are the GT Tower and Boutique Monaco. The winner of the Grand Seoul Architecture Award in 2009, Urban Hive attracts many people to stop by and take a longer look at the cheese-grater-like des
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
By Kim Bo-eun Red neon crosses scattered beneath the night sky are a common sight in cities across the nation but that is about to change. The lights of the crosses on top of churches will be turned off or changed to energy saving LED lights across Seoul and Gyeonggi Province in an effort to reduce electricity consumption. Anyang in Gyeonggi Province started campaign. The Anyang Christi
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
By Kim Eun-ji Traveling and taking pictures for memories should be normal for any travelers. But what if a photo had something else that the traveler had not been aware of? Such was the story of Yoon Jae-hyun, 27, who aired on MBC's "TV Exclusive: Surprising World" on June 12, with a picture he took while visiting Sunrise Peak on Jeju Island. In the picture behind Yoon was a blurred human-like
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Among the many significant legacies passed on from generation to generation are economic prosperity, a healthy environment, world peace, and cultural heritage. In recent years, the preservation of 'non-physical' heritage -- local traditions, cultural expressions, and their practitioners -- has also emerged as one of the urgent priorities in light of the diminishing of valuable cultural heritage
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
By Robert Neff For many Westerners living in Korea in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, pets were a necessary part of life. Naturally cats, dogs, goldfish and birds were the most common pets but there were others and#8213; more wild and#8213; that not only served as exotic pets but also, in some cases, as guards. Many of these animals were bought from Korean hunters and farmers. One young mi
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Theater producer and movie director Jang Jin (41) is going on stage with "Fruitless". According to Adam's Face and performance production and culture creative organization Suda, "Fruitless" will be on stage from the 2nd of September at the Dongsoong Art Center. This play was starred by Jeong Jae-yeong and Jeong Eun-pyo in 1995 and Jeong Jae-yeong, Sin Ha-gyoon, Jeong Gyoo-soo, Im Won-hee and m
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
The real hero of the movie "Take Off" is getting married on the 30th. Kang Chil-goo (28) will be wedding Kim Ah-reum (28) on the 30th of June at the Kang Nam Wedding Convention Hall. Kim is tall and her features make her look Western and is getting married to Kang Chilg-goo after a year of dating. In the calm and classic wedding picture, the two of them look lovely and Kang Chil-goo's fe
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Three days after Kim's restaurant opened, an official of the Korea Food Service Industry Association visited him and suggested he join the association. "The official said that the food service industry association can inform restaurants in advance of local district offices' sudden inspection", Kim told the JoongAng Ilbo. The owner hesitated because the association demands 120,000 won ($102) for re
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Stuttgart Ballet prima ballerina Kang Sue-jin dances the role of Marguerite in "The Lady of the Camellias". Kang will appear in the ballet tonight through Sunday at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in central Seoul. Provided by the Stuttgart Ballet For internationally renowned prima ballerina Kang Sue-jin, the tragic heroine role of Marguerite Gautier in "The Lady of the Camellias" has
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Vistors wait in line to enter the Indonesian Pavillion at Yeosu Expo 2012. Provided by the Organizing Committee for Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea YEOSU, South Jeolla - Some 1.64 million people have visited the 2012 World Expo in Yeosu since it opened on May 12, but no one can say how many of them are not Korean.Even though the central and regional governments have been drumming up the international exp
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Classical Concerts Dancing Through the Centuries Alpensia Concert Hall July 26 - Aug. 5 "Dancing Through the Centuries" is a show to be held in the midst of nature. Two renowned sisters of classical music, cellist Chung Myung-hwa and violinist Chung Kyung-hwa, explore the relationship between human nature and music to foster the best performance. It is assessed to be one of the greatest Kore
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Jinny Jung, president of Cosmojin Tour / Courtesy of Cosmojin Tour By Yun Suh-young We all know the truth about creativity and#8213; that it doesn't necessarily come like a bolt from the blue but more often than not as a mix and match of things that already exist. Many people famous for outstanding work in their respective fields attribute their success to "creativity". Achieving success in
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
When deciding what to eat in scorching summer heat, you might think of refreshing cool fruits or a salad with freshly chopped vegetables. In Korea, there is a go-to dish that is eaten on the hottest day of the summer (chobok). Ironically, the dish is just as hot as the weather outside. Samgyetang is a chicken ginseng soup that involves an entire chicken stuffed with healthy ingredients, like j
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Visitors to the Marine Robot Pavilion can watch a team of robots dancing to K-pop (left) and see the 6.5-meter tall Navi (right) (photos courtesy of the Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea Organizing Committee).Among the myriad sights awaiting visitors at Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea, one can't-miss experience is a meet-and-greet with the Expo's many robots. In the Marine Robot Pavilion, built especially to display
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
From left: Actress Hong Su-ah at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in 2008. By Kim Min-gyu. Adam King, a boy who has two metal legs due to a unique disability at birth, in 2001. The 9-year-old raised awareness about disabilities. [JoongAng Ilbo]. Former President Chun Doo Hwan at the KBO's inaugural game in 1982. [JoongAng Ilbo]. Harvard University Professor Michael Sandel on June 3. [YONHAP] Professiona
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
CHICAGOD-Cube Arts CenterTo Oct. 7: The Korean version of the musical "Chicago" returns to the stage after a two-year absence with a new cast. "Chicago" tells the story of the "hottest stage in the world" in the roaring '20s, when the country was in the throes of a new kind of music - jazz. Korean diva Insooni and musical actress Yoon Gong-ju will star, with male leads Nam Kyung-joo, Sung Gi-yoon
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Daily deal sites like Groupon Korea and Coupang have seen their revenue grow here dramatically over the past two years.Although the combined monthly trading volume of the four big players in the country, including Ticket Monster and We Make Price, surpassed 100 billion won ($85.7 million) in February, none had ended a month or quarter in the black until last month. But all this changed when Coup
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
The Seoul municipal government will install solar panels at up to 1-thousand schools to combat the effects of global climate change. The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education has signed an agreement with a local environmental organization for the project. Over 200 schools will be fitted with solar panels this year. According to officials, schools will also be equipped with energy-efficient lights
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Han Ki-yeop, left, and Bae Joon-hyoung, right, will be commissioned as Army staff sergeants later this year, becoming the first multiethnic soldiers to become officers in the military, according to the Army. Provided by the Army As Korea is slowly embracing its transformation into a multicultural society, two soldiers born of non-Korean mothers are poised to become Army officers later this year
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Not long ago I wrote about rice cookers from a Korean company called CUCKOO . But it seems that I left something out. I've now learned that these rice cookers do more than just cook rice. In Russia people are using them to speed up the process of cooking a wide variety of dishes. The company claims that dishes that used to require two or three hours in front of the stove take a fraction of that
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Written by Suzy Chung in Lifestyle Ramyeon: convenient and tasty Korea is a country that never sleeps. All-night shops and restaurants are common and people gather together until the wee hours of the morning. During the summer, it's especially easy to find Koreans escaping the summer heat deep into the night, whether by the breezy riverside or in the cool of the mountains or at home with the a
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the Apple Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday (local time). Apple said it is about to introduce a laptop with a super-high resolution "Retina" display to set a new standard for screen shrpness. The new MacBook Pro will have a 15-inch screen and four times the resolution of previous model, Cook told developers. Apple announced at the annual worldwide Dev
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Outside the National Assembly yesterday, North Korean defectors throw eggs at a photo of proportional Representative Lim Soo-kyung with Kim Il Sung from July 1989, when Lim made an unauthorized trip to Pyongyang. Lim recently called a 28-year-old North Korean defector a "traitor". [NEWSIS] Denouncing the furor in South Korea over so-called "pro-North" lawmakers, North Korea said that a bunch of
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
(Image source: http://bit.ly/L11P9j) Tell me. How would you build a structure that embodies and empowers all forms of arts, including music, dance, photography, painting and design? When Seoul Arts Center was being planned for construction all of these elements had to be considered along with the most important factor as well, traditional Korean architectural beauty. The result of this painsta
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
The Broadway hit "Wicked" is considered a quintessentially U.S. musical but is also proving a hit in Korea. As of Sunday, 92.3 percent of seats have sold out, excluding free seats reserved for invited guests, in the first 11 days of the show's run.This is the first time since the original cast of "Cats" visited Korea as part of its world tour in 2007 that the average occupancy rate of seats by s
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Unemployment, credit delinquents, housing rents, college feesthese are some of the major problems for echo-boomers. So who are the echo-boomers[Interview : Hong Ju-won, Account Executive Saatchi andamp; Saatchi, PCI] "I am one of the echo-boomers and it was so hard for me to get a job since we went through the 2008 global financial crisis, and I know a lot of friends who are still struggling to get






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