Sunday, July 1, 2012

HanCinema Daily News วันที่ 30-06-2012

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Your website, Modern Korean Cinema, has been up since mid-2010, how did you come to discover Korean cinema and what was Korea's film industry that really cemented your passion for it? My first exposure to Korean cinema came long before the inception of MKC and it's kind of a funny story (at least I think it is)! When I was in boarding school in Dublin (high school) we were studying Macbeth and
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Added episode 10 for the Korean drama 'Bridal Mask' "Bridal Mask" (2012) Directed by Yoon Seong-sik Written by Yoo Hyeon-mi Network : KBS With Joo Won, Jin Se-yeon, Park Ki-woong, Han Chae-ah, Shin Hyeon-joon, Song Ok-sook,... 24 episodes - Wed, Thu 21:55 Also known as "Gaksital" Synopsis This program features smart actions of a nameless Korean hero during the Japanese colonial rule in the
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Park Eun-ji TV personality Park Eun-ji, formerly a weather forecaster for MBC, seems to be in the prime of her career.She has grabbed the spotlight with her good looks and fashion sense since she started working as a weather girl, and is now one of the most sought-after TV personalities as she appears on six programs on terrestrial and cable channels. She is also trying her hand at acting by ap
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Boy band 2PM pose at a promotional event for an outdoor brand at a department store in Seoul on Friday.
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
By Kim Rahn The summer season has already begun and people are busy drawing up their vacation plans. But some may find it troublesome to visit crowded beaches or mountain valleys, and some others may not have enough time to have a long vacation in provinces or overseas. Then why not just stay in the city? There are so many ways to stay cool and have fun as hotels present various summer packa
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
"Nurungji" chicken cutlet / Courtesy of Samho Media "Nurungji", or Korean scorched rice at the bottom of a pot, is used often in recipes for cancer patients andndash; however, it is often boiled in water to make soup. This recipe offers a unique way to cook nurungji with chicken to make a dish rich in protein. Ingredients (serves two) You will need 80 grams of chicken, 20 grams of onion, 20 gra
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
SS Meredith Victory / Courtesy of www.hopeinhungnam.com By Kang Hyun-kyung Miracles took place on the eve of Christmas in 1950, the year when the Korean War (1950-53) broke out after North Korea suddenly launched an attack on the South on June 25. In an email interview with The Korea Times Wednesday, David Watts, the author of the newly released book "Hope in Hungnam" as well as a technology
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
By Kim Rahn Kang, a 20-year-old freshman at a women's university in Seoul, applied to four colleges at the end of last year to take the entrance exams. The fine art major aspirant paid an average 100,000 won in application fees per school, adding up to roughly 400,000 won. "I thought the fees were expensive. Moreover, I actually only took two of the four tests, as I passed the one for my cur
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
If you haven't made your way to the 2012 Yeosu Expo yet, the remaining half of the three-month event may be a good time to visit: you could be in for special deals. The organizing committee for the international exposition has recently unveiled plans to accommodate visitors from overseas. Foreign tourists that visit in groups through a travel agency will be granted entry into two out of the eight
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Meat noodles at Gooksoo Madang Gooksoo Madang Situated near the Jeju Folklore andamp; Natural History Museum, the Noodle Garden is listed as one of the most popular Jeju restaurants serving noodles. The most popular dish is the "Meat Noodles", priced at 5,000 won ($4.30). This noodle dish is made with pork broth and is served with boiled pork belly slices. Another popular noodle dish is the "Anch
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Chung Myung-whun, principal conductor and artistic director of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, talks about the upcoming concert to benefit North Korean children. By Kwon Hyuk-jae World-renowned principal conductor and artistic director of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra Chung Myung-whun, 59, made international headlines a few months ago when he set out to make a breakthrough visit to North K
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Some 60 university students and professors take part in the Magic Math Bus volunteer program on Baeknyeong Island on Wednesday. The program brings volunteers to remote areas in order to teach math in a fun and hands-on way. Some 500 students from Baekryeong and two neighboring islands took part in the event. By Kim Kyung-bin Baeknyeong Island, South Korea's northernmost island in the West Sea,
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
"Please Look after Mom" is a best-selling novel by Korean author Shin Kyung-sook. The book, exploring the theme of motherhood, was first printed in Korea in 2009, and became a literary sensation worldwide, after being translated into more than 30 languages. As recipient of a number of international literary awards, Shin has emerged as a trailblazer for Korean authors trying to make it overseas.
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Keum Bee-na Keum Bee-na is the first Korean practicing the traditional Indian dance Odissi. Living in the dance's remote home state of Orissa in east India since early 2005, Keum now shares her story in a recently published book.Keum's first encounter with Indian dance was Mira Nair's 1996 film "Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love", which she saw when she was a university student. "I was mesmerize
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
On June 25, Korea welcomed a unique team of 15 Chinese professional and amateur writers, journalists, and bloggers to take part in a six-day tour of the country. In addition to journalists from prominent media outlets such as CCTV, Xinhua News Agency, and Global Times, the group also included several "power bloggers", each of whom boast over 800,000 regular readers. Six of the visiting team were
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
By Robert Neff In the past, the call of nature in Korea was often a dangerous affair and#8213; especially for children. In the countryside, Korean adults warned little boys not to urinate in the rivers and streams that provided water for their small communities. The boys were told that if they did, the guardian spirits would cause their male appendages to fall off. In the cities, little boys o
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Park Eun-hee By Kwon Mee-yoo Park Eun-hee, 60, was named as the new president of D-Cube Arts Center in Sindorim, Seoul. She studied at Manhattan School of Music and Seoul National University and worked actively as a pianist, performing with noted orchestras such as Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. Park established chamber orchestra Korea Festival Ensemble in 1986 and has worked as its music dir
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Clubs The Octagon Nonhyeon-dong This club recently opened near the New Hilltop Hotel in Nonhyeon-dong. The venue offers a club stage, lounge bar and dining area in a hip and modern setting. Leave via exit 4 of Hakdong Station on subway line 7. Call (02) 516-8847 for more information. Club Volume Itaewon Located in the Crown Hotel near Noksapyeong Station, Club Volume offers the finest venue
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
David Chatterson, Canadian ambassador to Korea By Kang Hyun-kyung Canada requested Thursday that its citizens on the working holiday program in Korea be granted the same benefits their Korean counterparts enjoy in the North American country. "We have about 5,000 Canadians teaching English in Korea", David Chatterson, Canadian ambassador to Korea, told The Korea Times, explaining that they wer
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
The Arts Council Korea will hold an international symposium on Korea's modern art in London from Friday to July first. The council said that the symposium will provide a variety of views on Korea's modern and contemporary art and discuss the direction and future of the modern Korean art sector in the age of globalization. Participants in the symposium include Yang Jung-moon, a professor at t
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
A recent Nielsen study found that 67% of Korean mobile phone users own smartphones. So, it's not surprising that people are using their smartphones in various aspects of their daily lives. Based on that, we thought it would be culturally appropriate to introduce a few smartphone apps for our readers interested in learning Korean. 1. Dictionary for Korean and English To start, it's he
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Students learn about Korean history and culture and participate in Korean crafts and traditional games, alongside hands-on workshops such as making mini turtle-shaped battleships after Admiral Yi Sun-shin's Geobukseon (photo courtesy of the Korean Cultural Center in Washington, D.C.). Alice Deal Middle School students in Washington, D.C. reunited with representatives of the Embassy of the Repub
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
MUSICI AM A SINGEROlympic Park, Gymnastics HallJuly 6 and 7: MBC's show "I am a Singer" has been a national sensation since it began. After the nationwide "I am a Singer" concert tour, the cast is back for an encore concert at the Olympic Gymnastics Hall. Seven singers, including Lee Eun-mi and Park Wan-gyu, will appear over the two days, with a different lineup each day. The concerts start at 8 p
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF LEE INSUNG'S BIRTH The National Museum of Contemporary Art Deoksu Palace branch, Jung DistrictTo Aug. 26: The retrospective of the artist who was active in the early 20th century features 75 pieces, including well-known works like "On an Autumn Day" and others rarely shown. About 200 historical documents concerning Lee, including early 20th-century photos and news a
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
W Seoul-Walkerhill welcomes spa-savvy urban dwellers as well as travelers to an exclusive world of a sensory spa experience at AWAY Spa. The spa, spanning two stories, is comprised of 17 treatment rooms, a sauna WATER Zone, the indoor pool WET, fitness center SWEAT, spa food restaurant TONIC, hair salon Style Lab and spa retail shop TAKE AWAY. The water complex offers perfect relaxation to pe
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
The skyline of southern Seoul is seen from the terrace of InterContinental Seoul COEX's Apollo Room banquet hall on the 30th floor. InterContinental Seoul COEX has been famous for providing exceptional customer service in the best business environment in southern Seoul's busiest business district. In recent years, it is gaining another acclaim for luxury facilities after it underwent a broad-
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
The Imperial Palace Seoul facilitates the best business activities in the city. Located in the heart of the business and cultural district in southern Seoul, Imperial Palace Seoul offers a perfect environment for businesspeople. The property is reinforced with state-of-the-art facilities not only in its rooms but also in the business center and banquet halls. Every guestroom has a 42-inch LCD
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Various flowers and plants cover the rooftop garden of Somerset Palace Seoul throughout the year. Either on a business trip or on family holiday, visitors to a foreign country seek a comfortable stay and if possible, a luxuriously comfortable one. Somerset Palace Seoul satisfies these needs with spacious surroundings and sophisticated ambience as well as professional service from staff. It of
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
A two-bedroom apartment at the Oakwood Premier Coex Center Seoul. Each residence has separate living, dining and sleeping areas. Oakwood Premier Coex Center Seoul, the first deluxe furnished serviced residence in Seoul, combines luxurious hotel services with the spaciousness of a private home. It meets clients' high expectations in terms of products and services. The 27-story property offers 2
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
The Sheraton Incheon Hotel was built in ways to reduce pollution and improve energy performance. Located in the heart of Korea's greenest city Songdo, the international business district in the Incheon Free Economic Zone, Sheraton Incheon Hotel continues to be an environment-friendly leader in the region's hospitality industry. Since the opening in August 2009, Sheraton Incheon Hotel has pledg
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Outdoor weddings can be conducted in the Atrium of the Mayfield Hotel andamp; Resort. The Mayfield Hotel andamp; Resort, located in western Seoul near Gimpo International Airport, offers a resort-like ambience with its views of natural scenery and diverse facilities. Under the slogan "Special andamp; Natural", the hotel is seeking to become a beautiful urban resort surrounded by nature. It has gree
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
The Manhattan Grill at the Renaissance Seoul Hotel offers a sophisticated ambience with a cognac-colored wood and dark blue leather interior. The Renaissance Seoul Hotel is famous for its strong lineup of food and beverage outlets, providing guests with gourmet Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Italian meals. Its steakhouse, the Manhattan Grill, has become one of the most popular places for picky
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Smoking will be banned at all restaurants in Korea starting in 2015. The health ministry announced on Wednesday plans to submit a revised bill that will designate restaurants larger than 150 square-meters as smoke free areas starting this December. The ordinance will be expanded to restaurants over 100 square-meters in two years and to all restaurants nationwide in 2015. A health ministry offica
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
By Kim Sejeong If Korea complies with the European Union sanctions, Iran will consider halting all South Korean imports in response, Iran's ambassador warned Wednesday. In an interview with Yonhap News Agency, Ambassador Ahmad Masumifar said Tehran "may decide to fully stop importing Korean goods" in protest against Seoul's decision. The decision will also be seen as "serious obstacles" to bila
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:00 PM PDT
By Cecilia Park A former British diplomat has said that North Korean residents seem to dislike the Chinese more than Amer




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