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Russian info center opens in Dongdaemun
Oct 17, 2014
Gwanghui-dong in Jung-gu (district), Seoul, abuts the famous shopping area around Dongdaemun Gate, surrounded by tower shopping malls and open-air markets.Another feature of this neighborhood is that it is home to Seoul's so-called "Russian Street." While walking along this road,...

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Lee Jinha tears down the screen
Oct 10, 2014
In a scene from any one of the Iron Man movies, the hero uses the space in front of him as a "screen" or "computer monitor," pulling up videos into the air and controlling the content with his bare hands. In this limitless and boundless area of air, plenty of data and a wide rang...

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Campus life in Korea
Oct 10, 2014
Arriving here as an instructor, my first impression of Soongsil University was of a densely populated complex of towering buildings, wide brick staircases and throngs of young students hurrying to class, relaxing on benches together or just hanging out. It’s been a few years sinc...

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It's hoesik time
Oct 02, 2014
In any culture, food is of the utmost importance. In Korea, however, that importance is increased tenfold as eating together signifies unity and commonality. From the outside looking in, the Korean tradition of hoesik, or eating together, can be overwhelming for those who are una...

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'Korean cuisine can delight palates across the globe'
Sep 30, 2014
"I thought about how I could contribute to society, more so than simply thinking about how to make money. After long consideration, I realized that I could create high-quality basic ingredients and raise the quality of the food that people eat. That is, I could produce the basic ...

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First Asian to conduct Russia’s National Philharmonic
Sep 29, 2014
Conductor Lee Young-chil will raise his baton in front of the National Philharmonic of Russia (NPR) on October 13, becoming the first Asian to conduct the Moscow-based orchestra. The NPR orchestra was launched by the Russian Ministry of Culture in 2003, and has positioned itself ...

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The sweetest autumnal connection
Sep 25, 2014
Besides the gorgeous fall weather, the arrival of September 22 (15th day of August of the lunar calendar) in Korea also mean only one thing: chuseok, the “Korean Thanksgiving.” In a country where so much tradition has been lost, chuseok offers an intimate reacquaintance with the ...

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Asian continent unites in Incheon
Sep 20, 2014
The opening ceremony of the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon on the evening of September 19 portrayed the Asian continent as it united under one roof. Characteristics of each country, including their national flowers, were introduced. Later in the ceremony, a ship emerged onto the sta...

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Felice Singers say, 'trot is friendly, easy to communic...
Sep 19, 2014
A six-member chorus, Felice Singers, composed of professionally trained male opera singers recently released an album of trot music, causing a sensation across the musical scene here.The album contains two songs, "Snowflake Ice" and "Triple Time," which are sung in deep masc...

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Some like it hot
Sep 18, 2014
Summer has arrived, and with it, thoughts of ice cream, ice-cold drinks and exulting under a spray of cool water. In Korea, however, locals embrace a more unorthodox approach: Food that makes you sweat away the hots. One American expat abandons her misgivings, heads off to a chic...