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You say ‘lady’ I say ‘feudal slave’ – Korea’s language divide


North and South Korea have never found dialogue easy, but academics from both sides currently meeting in Pyongyang are trying to steer things in the right direction by at least getting them to speak the same language.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

All-male Filipino choir wins grand prize in Korea

TRIUMPHANT Aleron Choir waving Philippine flag after being declared grand winner in the 10th Busan choral competition.

The all-male Aleron Choir from the Philippines received the Grand Prize in the 10th Busan International Choral Festival and Competition in South Korea recently.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

South Korea to hike cigarette price by 80%

South Korea Cigarettes

South Korea on Thursday proposed a steep 80 percent hike in cigarette prices to cut consumption in a nation with one of the world’s highest male smoking rates.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

A flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, an employee of Daegyo, the dog meat restaurant, shows a dog meat before serve to customers at a restaurant in Seoul, South Korea. Daegyo, the famous dog meat restaurant she opened in a Seoul alley in 1981, will serve its last bowl of boshintang, or dog stew, on Friday, a reflection of the challenges facing a trade that is neither legal nor explicitly banned under South Korean laws governing livestock and food processing. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

S. Koreans defy US study, defend noodles diet


Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts—in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast food, wobbling on his feet but still defiant over a report that links instant noodles to health hazards.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »