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A Special Encounter
Mar 10, 2015
*The following piece is a contribution from Febryanty Putry, a regular Korea.net reader. She wrote this story based on her personal experiences here in Korea. She is currently studying at Sogang University in Seoul. I never imagined that I would have a really good friend in Korea...

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'Welcome to Namhae, a treasure trove of untold stories'
Mar 04, 2015
Mayor Park Young-il of Namhae-gun County says, ‘This county is a treasure trove of precious stories.’“Namhae-gun County doesn’t look that fancy or that big, but there are simple and priceless things here to enjoy,” said Mayor Park Young-il of Namhae-gun County in Gyeongsangnam-do...

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Green county of Sancheong will heal you
Mar 03, 2015
Mayor Heo Kido of Sancheong-gun County says that nature itself is an engine for new growth in the region. The town makes an effort to preserve nature and to make the area greener and cleaner. "Sancheong-gun County is getting greener and cleaner. It's an ideal place for people goi...

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‘Ode to My Father’ moves Korean War veterans
Feb 23, 2015
The sound of quiet sobbing and weeping filled the Regal Fairfax Towne Center movie theater in northern Virginia late on February 11. The sounds were from about 50 or so grey-haired war veterans who fought for the U.S. during the Korean War (1950-53). At the theater, the veterans ...

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'Music shows the love for human'
Feb 19, 2015
Until a few years ago, the repertoire of classical music found across Korea was mostly traditional European music. Korea couldn't get away from such a traditional classical music scene. Also, it was generally believed that traditional Korean music and Western classical music were...

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‘I've come to Korea to learn ballet’
Feb 16, 2015
Two Western ballerinas were working on their moves along with other dancers in a practice studio at the Korean National University of Arts' (KNUA) southern Seoul campus in Seocho-dong. They were Ilaria Martucci, a 20-year-old ballerina from Rome and Stephanie Schenberger, a 17-ye...

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'Our lives are translations themselves'
Feb 12, 2015
The legend of the Tower of Babel is derived from the pride of humans who believed their capabilities could outperform those of the Creator. Due to their arrogance, the Creator made many languages, which created difficulties in communication. In the end, the Tower of Babel was des...

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Solo sailor Kim Seung-jin passes hazardous Cape Horn
Feb 09, 2015
Skipper Kim Seung-jin's yacht, the Arapani, currently on an around-the-world solo sailing trip, passed Cape Horn, the southernmost tip of South America, at 10:40 p.m. on February 2. Cape Horn is often referred to as the "Mount Everest of Sailing" and is regarded among yachtsmen a...

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Love for mountains, people
Jan 30, 2015
“I liked mountains and the people who were with me,” said Kim Young-mi with a smile when asked why she became a mountain climber. Kim unveiled a shiny smile when talking about mountains. She suffered freezing cold temperatures, below minus 40 Celsius, and the hardships of climbin...

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Green street lamps light the world
Jan 27, 2015
A team of young innovators have recently been spotlighted for their installation of environmentally-friendly solar powered street lamps in dark alleyways across the capital. They call their work the City Firefly Project, as they modeled their street lamps after the firefly, a sma...