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Korea’s unique weather pattern returns
Dec 23, 2011
Three days of freezing cold followed by four days of milder weather was the typical cycle for Korea’s winters until recent years, which saw people fighting to keep warm during unusual long-lasting cold spells. But according to the latest predictions by the Meteorological Administ...


Post offices transform into Santa’s Village
Dec 23, 2011
Santa postmen in Seoul (Photo: Yonhap News).Marking its seventh year, Korea Post is transforming into the ‘Santa Post Office of Love’ at several post offices in Korea from December 12 to the end of the month. A total of nine post offices including Seoul Central Post Office and ...


Kimchi Bus promotes Korean food
Dec 22, 2011
The team at the Korean Cultural Center in Poland (Photo courtesy of the Korean Cultural Center)Three culinary students have planned a world tour to promote kimchi, one of Korea’s best-known staple foods. They will travel a distance of 52,000 kilometers over 400 days on a bus pain...


No small talk: Korea's new communication arena
Dec 21, 2011
A new kind of concert has captured audiences in Korea, but there is no music to be found on its stages. Save for a microphone and the readiness to ask and answer important questions, the main act requires few props or effects. These “talk concerts” build not on well-strung melodi...


Korea’s international students reach out
Dec 16, 2011
On December 9, Korea’s first student council for international students was formed at Kyung Hee University (KHU). Third-year undergraduates He Yun from China and Sun Zhiwei from Inner Mongolia, were chosen by their peers to represent the international student community in the com...


A look back at the year's breakout films
Dec 15, 2011
In 2011, Korean films brought attention to the individuals and issues that have otherwise remained unaddressed, underrepresented, or simply unexplored. While the questions posed by these films varied, provoking responses ranging from angry shock to laughter and sympathy, all call...


Seoul Design Festival to run until Sunday
Dec 14, 2011
The Seoul Design Festival comes to COEX this week to showcase the works of skilled designers both from Korea and around the world. The festival, which runs from Wednesday December 14, to Sunday, December 18 in Hall B of COEX Convention and Exhibition Center, is a venue for yo...


HangulBot wows international crowd
Dec 13, 2011
The HangulBot, developed by a research team at POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology), won the prize for the most popular attraction on December 8 at the International Conference on Social Robotics 2011 held in the Netherlands. The HangulBot was designed based on t...


Donating to the needy
Dec 13, 2011
It’s easy to find red pots on the street during the winter in Korea. Volunteers wearing navy-color uniforms stand next to the red pots and ring bells to ask for donations. The season for the red kettle pots of the Salvation Army has come. Donations in Korea have developed subst...


Snow season returns
Dec 02, 2011
After a great amount of snow fell in Gangwon Province, children living in Daegwallyeong make a snowman (photo: Yonhap News).