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The joys of photography in Korea: when you've got a cam...
Nov 28, 2014
I never knew I would fall in love with photography when I came to Korea almost seven years ago. What started out as a simple hobby has turned into one of my greatest passions. Being a photographer in Korea has made it an even bigger joy. For me, having an endless variety of thing...

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Around-the-world yacht trip enters day 38
Nov 25, 2014
Sailor Kim Seung-jin hopped on his 13-meter yacht, the Arapani, on October 18 to start a worldwide sailing adventure with no physical aid, without making any landfall at any port and using only the power of the wind. Kim started the journey saying that it would send a message of ...

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French animator draws Korea
Nov 24, 2014
People walk fast around central Seoul. They take the subway as they go about the city. They walk peacefully along the paths in the mountains. They enjoy the scenery of the royal palaces. A French animator captures such daily routines on his canvas, drawing the Korean people and a...

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KAI continues to widen his musical spectrum
Nov 11, 2014
“You can call me a jack-of-all-trades kind of musician who always ventures out to seek things new and curious.” So said Chung Ki-yeol, the singer and actor who goes by the stage name of KAI. The musician has so far released two full-length albums. Those albums are seen as crossov...

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Autumn colors: when the skies turn blue and the hillsid...
Nov 11, 2014
Any expat that has lived in Korea for more than a month has undoubtedly been treated to one or more short lectures on the country’s four distinct seasons. Along with Korean food, the weather and seasons are favored topics for taxi and water cooler small talk, especially among the...

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Here comes the sun
Nov 03, 2014
With 2011 now more than a month old, it’s time to ring in the New Year — the Lunar New Year, that is. From February 3, Koreans will be celebrating what they call “seollal” with three days of rest, family reunions and a celebration of Korea’s wonderful traditions. And as Steven E ...

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Shoe designer Kim gets Hollywood attention
Nov 03, 2014
Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Tyra Banks, Miranda Kerr… These Hollywood celebrities are all attracted to some special shoes. In Korea, celebrities like Girls' Generation and actresses Kim Tae-hee and Shin Mina, as well as other fashionistas, all love these shoes. Not black, brown ...

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Singing farmer holds concert at his farm
Nov 03, 2014
On November 1, with autumn in full bloom, there was a small concert held in a small rice paddy in the Garakgol neighborhood of Noonsa-dong, in Gwangmyeong-si, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province). Kim Back-keun, a rice farmer in the area, played host to the Nondureong Concert, using o...

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A musician ahead of his times: Shin Hae-chul passes awa...
Oct 31, 2014
A singer- and song-writer and an album producer, Shin Hae-chul is one of the most influential figures in the field of modern Korean pop and rock music. Passing away at the age of 46, Shin was loved by youth in the 1990s with his string of hit songs. He wrote a new chapter in the ...

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The labors of love
Oct 31, 2014
The course of true love, as they say, never runs smooth. And when the partners come from countries that are practically cultural opposites, that course becomes even more treacherous. Several friends of Ann-Cherise Simmons discovered that lesson for themselves when they dated Kore...