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Korean recipes: Chrysanthemum liquor
Nov 18, 2016
“When eaten for a long time, it brightens the facial tone, lightens the body and prevents aging. It eases the inner organs by helping their movements, and makes the whole body feel comfortable. It helps cure colds, headaches and dizziness.” This is how the medicinal effects o...

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Heartache, Fights, and Love: A Dog’s Life
Nov 18, 2016
Scraggly is fierce, independent, and brave, not afraid to stand up for what she believes, and completely devoted to those she loves. She has dealt with loss, betrayal, disappointment, and heartache, but she hasn’t given up. Scraggly is the hero of The Dog Who Dared to Dream by...

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"Raising the Swallow" (2007) by Youn Dae-Nyeong
Nov 17, 2016
--a 45-year-old novelist looks back on life & death, love & longing; all strictly framed by fairly quotidian standards & mores--"Someone said there's an eternal land. And we're all like birds from that land, here for a short while before we fly off again. When you get...

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Gwanak-gu District small libraries win UN praise
Nov 17, 2016
The minilibraries of Gwanak-gu District come into the spotlight during the first UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities conference. Gwanak-gu District Mayor Yoo Jong-pil (seated, second from right) attends the conference in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, on Nov. 15 and 16....

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2016 Korean Culture Festival hits Nigeria
Nov 16, 2016
Visitors have fun in traditional Hanbok attire before the opening ceremony for the 2016 Korean Film Festival, part of the 2016 Korean Culture Festival, in Abuja on Nov. 8. The Korean Embassy in Nigeria, alongside the Korean Cultural Center in Nigeria, co-hosted the 2...

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Filming locations of 'Moonlight Drawn by Clouds'
Nov 14, 2016
The period-piece soap opera "Moonlight Drawn by Clouds" (구르미 그린 달빛) has successfully seduced the world. I know you're also mesmerised by Park Bo-gum and impatiently want to go to visit him and the ancient Korean filming locations. "Even though I closed my eyes, I see you. Do you ...

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The Dream State of Consciousness: A Greater Music by Ba...
Nov 11, 2016
In Bae Suah’s enigmatic, unsettling, and absorbing new novel, A Greater Music, the narrator goes on a trip, learns German, falls in love, falls into an icy river, expounds upon music and the limits of language, and engages in what may be the most brutal breakup scene I have ever ...

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K-drama masterpieces (4): ‘All In’
Nov 10, 2016
The hit SBS TV show ‘All In’ aired from Jan. 15 to Apr. 3, 2003. It saw some of the highest ratings ever, with 47.7 percent viewership numbers. In 2003, soap opera fans in Korea were all into the same drama every Wednesday and Thursday evening. The 24-episode “All In” aire...

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1,400-year-old Baekje roof tiles revealed to public
Nov 08, 2016
A set of Baekje decorative roof tiles, or chimi (치미, 鴟尾), discovered in Buyeo, Chungcheongnam-do Province, was revealed to the public for the first time at the National Palace Museum of Korea on Nov. 3. The ancient tiles were found on the site of the Wangheungsaji (왕흥사지), a Bud...

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Korean recipes: Chrysanthemum pancakes
Nov 04, 2016
“It has a sweet taste and is not toxic. It improves the eyesight and blood circulation in the eyes. It heals the inner organs and helps stop shedding tears when one faces a cold wind.” These are the medicinal effects of chrysanthemums, as written in the "Dongui Bogam" (동의...