Sunday, June 10, 2012

HanCinema Daily News วันที่ 9-06-2012

Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
The week I look at a young Korean rocker who is hoping to challenge the K-pop industry and what kind of music and image it takes to succeed in it. The nineteen-year-old Juniel has had success in Japan, but is now hoping to penetrate the Korean music scene with her unique style and voice! The finger is waved at a recent documentary aired on MBC entitled: "The Shocking Truth About Relationships wi
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
(Above picture was taken from english.chosun.com, as Korean models pose with this this years beach fashion) Korea may not be on most people's radar when it comes to a beach holiday, and there are a few good reasons for that. Besides Korea's flagship tourist getaway of Jeju Island, the Korean peninsula is littered with an underwhelming array of beaches that even the most skilled photographer wou
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Actress Ryoo Hyeon-kyeong poses at a press event for her new film "Two Weddings and a Funeral" in Seoul on Friday. A girl has fun at a fountain in the Gwanghwamun Plaza downtown Seoul on Friday. /Newsis Models walk the catwalk during a fashion show for aspiring designers at APEC Naru Park in Busan on Friday.
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Korean ballet fans will have one last chance to see Kang Sue-jin, principal dancer for Germany's Stuttgart Ballet, perform "The Lady of the Camellias" this month. The ballet based on the tragic novel by Alexandre Dumas will be staged in Seoul for three days from June 15 through 17 at the Sejong Center or the Performing Arts. "I won't be able to perform the entire work again, and it's hard for th
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
The White House held a three-hour briefing for representatives of the ethnic Korean community in the U.S. on Thursday. Some 150 ethnic Koreans from across America were invited to the South Court Auditorium of the White House`s Eisenhower Executive Office Building. The event was the first of its kind for the U.S. presidential office. Attending were senior and working-level officials of the Obama
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
It's not really a secret that I spend considerable time and money on my skin. It's true for many women in Korea. As I'm rather adventurous, I like to try out new cosmetics from time to time and one of my favorite stores to go and find something new is MISSHA, which I wrote about in more detail in this blog post. On my most recent visit I found something I hadn't seen before andndash; a Red Ginsen
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Sunsets along the Han River and the Seoul skyline from Namsan Tower are breathtaking sights on a summer evening in Korea - but even the most grandiose views in the capital can be ruined by crowds or noise pollution. For those looking for a mesmerizing show of lights while connecting with nature at the same time, the Muju Firefly Festival could be the perfect early summer getaway. Entering its 16
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Video artist Cho Seung-ho, 52, poses with "Buoy" in the background in Times Square, New York. By Jung Kyung-min NEW YORK - At 11:47 p.m. on Monday, a video clip of a desert panorama suddenly appeared on electronic billboards in Times Square, New York. The video appeared on one building and moved across 40 different skyscrapers' billboards in the next 13 minutes, creating the image of a never-en
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Amore Pacific will work on developing oriental medicine-based cosmetics with German and U.S. researchers. Korea's No. 1 cosmetics manufacturer said yesterday it signed an agreement to collaborate on making cosmetic products using natural materials at its research center in Yongin, Gyeonggi. It will collaborate with Robert Huber, a Nobel laureate in chemistry from Germany's Max-Planck Research In
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Koreas Jinro soju has been named the best-selling liquor in the world by the U.K.-based trade magazine Drinks International. Jinro sold 61.4 million boxes (nine liters per box) or 1.53 billion bottles of the traditional Korean spirit in the world last year. One box comprises 25 360-milliter bottles, which is common in Korea. Second was Smirnoffs Vodka with 24.7 million boxes and the third was L
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
By Kim Ji-myung While Koreans had the talented hands to create remarkable artifacts, it was the Japanese who had the eyes to appreciate their value. It is a provocative equation, but this dynamic comes to mind when we think of the handful of Japanese art connoisseurs who helped awaken Koreans to the beauty and value of Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910) porcelain and crafts during the occupation (19
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Korea's newly restored four major rivers now see a growing number of visitors enjoying bike rides (photo courtesy of Korea Tourism Organization). The regions around the four restored rivers have seen a continuous flow of visitors since the official opening of the new weirs, cycling roads, and riverside campsites. The cross-country cycling road, officially opened last month, was praised as "an un
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
By Robert Neff Executions were a fairly common occurrence during the troubled period of the late Joseon era. They were generally performed outside of the city and the condemned were paraded through the streets and#8213; tied to small sedan chairs, or tied to wooden crosses mounted on small carts and#8213; with wooden placards describing their crimes placed around their necks or on the carts. Childr
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Poet Ko Un at the Kulturhuset Banken in Lillehammer, Norway. LILLEHAMMER, Norway - Norway is an inspiring country because its people know how to "live while protecting nature as it is and serving nature", Korean poet Ko Un said during his stay in Lillehammer for the Norwegian Festival of Literature that ran from May 29 to Sunday. In spired by his impressions, he wrote a poem about the Nordic co
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Models present the new 070 Player from LG U+ yesterday. LG U+ said it will lift restrictions on mVoIP, allowing every subscriber to use free phone call services including KakaoTalk's Voice Talk. Provided by the company LG U+ will make Voice Talk, KakaoTalk's free call service, available to all of its users, Korea's No. 3 carrier said yesterday in the wake of a backlash against the new service f
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Sun Young-jae, president of the War Memorial of Korea, explains the lessons of the Korean War (1950-1953) for future generations in a recent interview with the Korea Timesat his office. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul By Do Je-hae Seoul has around 100 museums, and the War Memorial of Korea is the most relevant for museum-goers and foreign visitors in June. South Korea marks Memorial Day
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Baengnokdam, a crater lake at the top of Mt.Halla on Jeju Island / Korea Times file By Noh Hyun-gi JEJU CITY - Hospitals in Korea are keen to accommodate more patients from overseas by marketing their medical excellence and coordination service. In 2011, local centers drew 110,000 foreign patients and broadening medical tourism has bred a booming business such as online communication tools and
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
The beauty of camping is most keenly felt at night. It's when the sun sets and the campfire is the solitary light in the dark that you come to appreciate the fact that you're in the great outdoors. As the orange light flickers, it mesmerizes people gathered at the scene. The ambient glow brings people together, but it's not just the temperature of the fire that creates warmth. Accompanying the s
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
This is an experimental hybrid wind-solar power facility which can run 24 hours a day. It is operated by Sahwa Energy Control as part of the Korean government's initiative to promote green growth. / Korea Times file The folllowing is the full text of an interview with former Prime Minister Han Seung-soo. andndash; ED. The Korea Times: What in your perception is green growth? Han Seung-soo: Gree
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
A local resident walks past a house covered with paintings in Sinwha Village, Namgu, Ulsan. The village used to be the only rundown area in the southeastern industrial city. / Korea Times photos by Shim Hyun-chul By Shim Hyun-chul Especially noticeable for those who are used to the monotonous scenery of gray concrete in the city, colorful paintings on houses clustered together lead down to the
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Written by Steve Miller in Lifestyle With the cold temperatures gone, spring in full bloom, and summer only few weeks away, it's time to stop and think about how we're going to enjoy the summer. While Korea is known for hot and muggy days, the nation is also known for its obsession with hiking. Hop on board any subway or bus during the weekend and you will see men and women of all ages dressed
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
The first official mock test for this year's college entrance examination will be held on Thursday from 8:40 a.m. The Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation said more than 675-thousand people who are preparing for this year's state-administered College Scholastic Ability Test will take the mock exam at two-thousand-100 high schools and 270 private institutions nationwide. This is the
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
The Patriots and Veterans Affairs Ministry will build a "Memorial Flame" at Seoul National Cemetery to honor the memory and spirit of the nation`s patriots and veterans. "We will start an eternal flame at the cemetery on Memorial Day to pay tribute to heroes who gave their lives for their country next year", the ministry said in a statement Wednesday. The plan was decided on in August last year
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
The Korean wave swept through the Asian-Pacific American Cultural Fair, an event celebrating Asian heritage and diversity within the US government, on May 31 at the G.V. Soony Montgomery Veterans Conference Center in Washington DC, part of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month celebrations. At the invitation of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the Korean Cultural Center attended to presen
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Facebook and Twitter may broaden your social circle, but a new Korean smartphone app is taking a different approach to social networking by prioritizing couples' privacy.Between, an SNS that principally targets unmarried couples, allows two people to share exclusive content. The app by VCNC also alerts them of upcoming anniversaries, such as 100 days since their first date, and lets them organiz
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
This file photo shows the Korean Room at the Honolulu Museum of Art in 1927 when it first opened. "Attendant", right, is a wooden statue which is one of the museum's earliest Korean pieces and is visiting Korea for "Korean Art from the United States" exhibition at the National Museum of Korea in Yongsan, Seoul. / Courtesy of National Museum of Korea By Kwon Mee-yoo Korean celadon and Buddhist
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
"Hallyu", or the (South) Korean culture wave, including dramas, films, music and fashion, is popular among young people in Pyongyang, North Korea, a Chinese magazine published in Shenyang reported Wednesday. The magazine quoted a Chinese-Korean businessman in Pyongyang as having said that the most popular clothes among adolescents in the North Korean capital were shirts similar to hoodies. The
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
In public areas it's increasingly common to see people so engrossed in smartphones that they completely ignore people around them. They interact more with these treasured devices than with colleagues or lovers sitting right in front of them. It seems they simply can't take their eyes off these portable electronic companions. In classrooms and offices the situation is similar as students and emp
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Nearing the one month mark since its opening, the 2012 Yeosu Expo has attracted over a million visitors from around the world. The aquarium has been by far the most popular attraction, as up to 70-thousand people pass through the gate on its busiest days. Here, visitors can view rare species like beluga whales up close for the first time in Korea. But only those with enough patience can
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Addiction to smartphones is on the rise, especially among those with few human interactions. Family gatherings and dates have gotten quieter as everyone has their eyes glued to smartphones, shunning "face time".A 49-year-old housewife surnamed Hyeon recently arranged a family gathering at her house in Bundang, Gyeonggi, to celebrate the birthday of her father-in-law. About 10 people gathered
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Koreans don't eat a lot of cheese, seeing it only as a small snack for children or reserved exclusively for wine lovers.But a French marketing firm, Sopexa, wants to change this perception as part of its project to promote French wine, cheese and meat abroad. It recently introduced a cheese-oriented four-course meal at a small scale press event at Gastro Tong restaurant in Tongeui-dong, central
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
KakaoTalk's trial launch Monday of a free phone call service generated heated attention from Korea's smartphone users yesterday, while mobile carriers howled in protest, knowing their profits could erode and wash away.The service is called Voice Talk, and the top search phrase on the nation's largest portal site Naver was "KakaoTalk free phone call". Web communities were flooded with questions a
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Richard Min, co-founder and CEO of Seoul Space By Kim Young-jin On a recent evening at Seoul Space, an incubator for start-up companies, the office is oddly quiet and#12641; many of the young entrepreneurs with the agency are out for dinner in Seoul's business district of Gangnam. Call it the calm before the storm. Those present work diligently on the Internet, mobile and gaming companies th
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Lee Seon-hee, a descendant of Yi Si-yeong, a leader of independence activists against Japanese colonization, reads the profile of Yi, during the 59th memorial service in front of his statue on Mount Namsan, Seoul on April 17, 2012. / Yonhap By Kim Jung-yoon While promoting the memoir of Yi Si-yeong, a founding member of the nation, his descendant is committing himself to inherit Yi's spi
Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
"You may not know StarCraft, but surely you must know who Lim Yo-hwan is, right?" This may at first not ring true. StarCraft is a real-time strategy video game that has captivated gamers around the world since its debut in the late 1990s. Lim, known as the Terran Emperor or BoxeR, is one of a number of professional gamers who has gained fame through the game. However, those who know of his treme





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