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Guidebook shows various facets of Korea
May 14, 2015
When thinking about Korea, many people come up with images such as royal palaces, Hanbok and other traditional outfits, kimchi or pop music. A newly published book, however, covers wider aspects of Korea from a broader perspective. This book is "Sketches of Korea," publish...

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Kring and Jimmy: Krimmy-ier Than Ever
May 13, 2015
Last October 2014, I had the chance to interview Kring Elenzano and Jimmy Kim for The Korea Blog. Known as the Krimmy Couple (Kring + Jimmy = Krimmy), the Filipino-Korea couple was making headlines as contestants of the wedding reality TV show "I Do" in the Philippines. At the ti...


World Education Forum chief talks about future growth
May 08, 2015
Led by UNESCO, the World Education Forum (WEF) is set to take place from May 19 to 22 in Songdo, Incheon's new business district. It is expected to bring together some 1,500 participants from some 195 UNESCO member states, the U.N., the World Bank and other international organiza...


Miracle in a warzone
May 06, 2015
The Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs has selected the U.S. Army's retired Brigadier General J.Frank J. Dalley (1913-1990) as its Hero of the Korean War this May. On May 26, 1951, combat between U.N. forces and the Chinese People's Volunteer Army (PVA) was u...


The sneak pay: eating out is a game riddled with intrig...
May 04, 2015
My girlfriend mopped up the remainder of the dal makhani from the bowl with the last of her nan as my two older Korean friends seated across from us had settled into the depths of a comfortable Indian food coma. I stood and excused myself for a restroom break, walked a few steps ...


'Iksan, a city that benefits the people'
Apr 22, 2015
Mayor of Iksan City Park Kyung-Chul emphasizes that the city must be beneficial to the people, saying that Iksan was a capital city four times in ancient Korea. “Iksan is a city that benefits the people.” This is the definition of Iksan, according to Iksan City Mayor ...


Return of pop legend
Apr 21, 2015
Pictured is Jo Yong-pil during his 2013 'Hello' tour, held in celebration of the 45th anniversary of his debut album. A special album of legend Jo Yong-pil will hit the stands on April 24. The "Hello" tour box set features songs recorded during his 2013 nationwide tour that w...


Arapani sailor Kim Seung-jin set to accomplish round-th...
Apr 20, 2015
Solo sailor Kim Seung-jin aboard the Arapani has almost become the first Korean to successfully sail solo, nonstop around the world without outside assistance. He recently passed the equator northward on his way back to Korea, a key requirement to achieve the record. To attai...


Relentless dedication of a Korean War veteran
Apr 17, 2015
A young 24-year-old British man who bravely fought in fierce battles during the Korean War (1950-1953) will return to Korea as an 88-year-old veteran. William Speakman was a private when he fought in the war. (From left) Frank Fallows, Derek Kinne and William Speakman are...


Food columnist finds charms of Korean cuisine
Apr 16, 2015
Kimchi, raw or fermented skate (hongeo), half-dried herring or billfish (gwamegi), loach in a hot bean paste soup (chueotang) and fermented soybean paste stew (cheonggukjang). These are some of the Korean dishes that British food columnist Tim Alper loves. One either lik...