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Reporter : Kim Ji-soo
Fri, December 8, 2023 | 04:21
Singer Hyun Sook donates 13th bath car to Cheongsong county
She always has the word “filial” singer before her name, Hyun Sook. Not surprising as she donated her 13th bath motor vehicle to Cheongsong County in North Gyeongsang Province on Tuesday, ahead of Korea’s Parents’ Day that falls on May 8. The mobile bath van, that enables the elderly to bathe, costs about 42 million won. The county, which has a population of about 22,000, has...
Lee Kwang-soo's emoticons debut on We Chat
Lee Kwang-soo of the popular entertainment program “Running Man” will interact with Chinese fans using emoticons on We Chat, Yonhap reports Tuesday. Lee is often referred to as “Prince of Asia,” because of his popularity on the entertainment program in which he appears with other top hallyu stars such as his friend the actor Song Joong-ki. Insiders speculate that Lee is paid hundreds of millions of won for his appearances at special events.
Decisive, soft leadership propels FedEx managing director to success
Staying at the top for a decade, especially amid the struggling economy, is a challenge; but FedEx Express Korea Managing Director Chae Eun-mi has managed to do so. Since assuming her post in 2006, Chae, 53, has aggressively expanded FedEx’s Korean unit and improved its performance. The world's largest express courier company signed a memorandum of understanding with Incheon ...
Actress Lee Young-ae donates $50,000 for Ecuador earthquake relief
Top Korean actress Lee Young-ae has donated $50,000 to a Korean international aid agency to be used for relief work for victims of the recent earthquake in Ecuador, reports said. Lee donated the cash to the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to help victims stricken by the magnitude-7.8 earthquake on April 16 that has left more than hundreds dead.
Tteokbokki in Sindang-dong retains appeal
Tteokbokki, or stir-fried spicy rice cake, is a ubiquitous snack in Korea. In particular, Sindang-dong style tteokbokki evokes memories of when this reporter in secondary-school uniform used to take the bus to the eastern Seoul neighborhood to sample the snack.
Lee So-yeon speaks out for NK female defectors
Lee So-yeon, 40, remembers her hometown of Hoeryeong, North Hamgyeong Province, North Korea, as a town of white apricots. “White apricots, not the usual orange ones, which people used to say would make you a beauty,” she said, smiling faintly. It is a place she will not be able to visit unless the two Koreas are united. Until that time, Lee, as head of the New Korea Women’s U...
Sumi Jo wins for 'Simple Song #3' at Donatello Film Festival
Korean soprano Sumi Jo won an award for the song “Simple Song #3,” the theme from Paolo Sorrentino’s film “Youth” at an Italian film festival, Yonhap reported Tuesday. The movie was nominated in 14 categories including best film, best director and best original song at the David di Donatello Awards. The film festival, which began in 1955, is an authoritative award ceremony in Italy often dubbed the “Italian Oscars.”
Turning Korean porridge into iconic hansik
“Do what you love, or do what you do well?” seems to be a question everyone faces at some point in their careers.
'Merit-based work helps women succeed,' culture designer says
CJ’s Creative Center for Convergence Culture (CCCC) in Sangam-dong, western Seoul, is full of energy. The CCCC takes up the first and second floors of leading cultural content company CJ E&M, which is responsible for such TV dramas as “Youth over Flowers” and “Reply,” as well as large-scale entertainment events such as KCON, an annual K-pop convention held in the U.S. and Jap...
Executive takes Korea's cosmetics expertise overseas
Had his family been better off, Lee Kyung-soo, the tall 69-year-old chairman of Cosmax, said he would have majored in liberal arts or art in college. “I’ve always liked drawing and writing,” Lee said as he showed his photo album titled “Love Story.” Containing photos he took with his cellphone, and accompanied by writings that are a “love story” to his wife, the album is also...