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Seoul to limit plastic surgery ads

A pedestrian walks past an advertisement for plastic surgery clinic at a subway station in Seoul on March 26, 2014. The South Korean capital Seoul is to restrict the use of plastic surgery adverts on public transport, officials said, after complaints that they were fuelling an unhealthy obsession with body image. AFP

The South Korean capital Seoul is to restrict the use of plastic surgery adverts on public transport, officials said Wednesday, after complaints that they were fuelling an unhealthy obsession with body image.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Multi-awarded Korean opera singers invade Manila

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DAESANNo, Yun-Kyoung Yi

An evening of opera awaits classical music lovers as two of Korea’s multi-awarded singers, soprano Yun-Kyoung Yi and baritone Daesan No, perform on March 27, 7 p.m., at the Ayala Museum, Makati City.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Sumi Jo plays mentor to aspiring Filipino classical singers

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“THEY’RE all very talented! I’m impressed!” says Sumi Jo of the sopranos and tenor during her master class at St. Scholastica’s College: sopranos Jade Riccio, Myramae Meneses and Stephanie Aguilar; associatemusic dean Ramona Balingcos; the Korean diva; and tenor Nohmer Narito Nival. JOSHUA FLORESCA

Everyone, without exception, raved about the Korean soprano Sumi Jo—“the voice from above”—when she debuted in Manila on Feb. 1.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Lee Min Ho endorses two new scents for Bench–a first

SOUTH Korean actor, singer and model Lee Min Ho

South Korean actor, singer and model Lee Min Ho, whose Facebook page has garnered 11 million likes, is endorsing two new scents, So in Love and Sure Blue Eau de Toilette, for Bench. This perfume line is a first for the international celebrity.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

South Korean lovers say it with matching socks

Photo from Agence France-Presse

In a country where public displays of affection are still frowned on, young South Korean couples often advertise their relationship by wearing matching outfits, whether socks, shirts, jackets or, more privately, underwear.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Jan.-Oct. 2013 tourist arrivals rose by 11%

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A group of Chinese tourists pose for pictures in front of the monument of Philippine national hero Jose Rizal at a Manila park. The Asia-Pacific will overtake Europe as the region whose tourists spend the most money overseas within 10 years, a report said Wednesday, driven by an explosion in the number of Chinese travelers. AFP FILE PHOTO

Visitors from South Korea, the United States and China comprised the biggest chunk of the almost 4 million tourist arrivals in the country from January to October last year, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT).

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

Korean flavors with a Filipino twist

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SAVORY fruity rice cakes imported from South Korea

Korean fashion and pop culture are not new to Filipino youth, who are keen followers of such trends. In fact, Seoul is a vacation hotspot for experiencing the Korean wave.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

Made in Korea fun fall looks

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The look: K-pop princesses need to stay fresh and unique-looking all the time, since all eyes are on them. With their countless fans all over the world, K-pop princesses aren’t just trend followers; they’re trendsetters. This look features bright aqua eyes, thick eyeliner with a square wing and gradient-orange lips

Posted: October 17th, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

Korean celebrities pop in with their favorite bags

KOREAN celebrities at Furla’s AW2013 press presentation at the Seoul, Chungdam, CAIS Gallery

Members of the Korean K-pop all-female group Girls’ Generation, as well as some notable Korean actresses, made an appearance at Furla’s Autumn-Winter 2013 press presentation at the Seoul, Chungdam, CAIS Gallery on July 25, each carrying a Furla bag.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Families still separated 60 years after Korean War

In this photo taken on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, South Korean man Cho Il Woong, 81, shows his family photo in North Korea during an interview with the Associated Press in Seoul, South Korea. About 20,000 North and South Koreans had brief family reunions—most in person and some by video—during a decade of detente, but those ended in 2010 when tensions rose again. AP

Hong Jong Soon gazes out her window for hours each day, past a small garden where sesame and red peppers grow, past an iron gate and low wall, hoping to witness the return of a man she hasn’t seen or talked to in 63 years.

Posted: July 24th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Making a Splash

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So far, being typecast as a “hot Korean babe” has been working out incredibly well for Jinri Park. The 24-year-old model, radio disc jockey and now multimedia celebrity first made a splash posing in a bikini for FHM magazine a couple of years back.

Posted: April 6th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

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