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Fancy smartphones losing appeal

Source | 2015/07/05 | | Permalink

Purchasing a premium smartphone used to be a no-brainer for Korean consumers, who benefitted from the hefty subsidies telecom companies provided to lure new users.

In 2012, sales of high-end smartphones costing more than 800,000 won ($713) accounted for 96 percent of the 10 best-selling devices, according to Digieco, KT's economic research institute...More

4 Adventurous Travelers Become Korean Air Poster Boys

Source | 2015/07/05 | | Permalink

From left, Seol Young-hyeong, Seo Yang-soo, Jeong Jun-oh and Choi Jin-taek

Four adventurous men have become unlikely poster boys for a Korean Air campaign promoting travel to Russia.

The four -- Seo Yang-soo (33), Jeong Jun-oh (32), Choi Jin-taek (34) and Seol Young-hyeong (35) -- made a habit of applying for cheap group trips abroad when they were at university...More

Sonata Hybrid Is Korea's Greenest Car

Source | 2015/07/05 | | Permalink

Hyundai's hybrid version of the midsize sedan Sonata is the most environmentally friendly car in Korea.

The sedan with GDI engine emits just 104 g/km of greenhouse gases...More

Park Kyung-ni's Toji published as 17-book cartoon collection

Source | 2015/07/05 | | Permalink

Toji (The Land), a novel of Park Kyung-ni (1926~2008), was published as cartoon collection.

Based on the complete works of Toji whose errors were corrected in 2012, cartoonist Oh Se-yeong finished seven books and Park Myeong-un ten books which were published as cartoon collection of Toji, Maroniebooks announced on Thursday...More

Stone Amitabha Buddha of Gamsansa Temple

Source | 2015/07/05 | | Permalink

Located in Wolseong County, North Gyeongsang, Gamsansa Temple was built in 719 by a dedicated Silla Buddhist named Kim Ji-sung to bring peace to the spirits of his deceased parents, as well as protect the king and royal family.

He is said to have commissioned a statue of the Maitreya bodhisattva (National Treasure No. 81) for his mother and this statue of the Amitabha Buddha (National Treasure No. 82) for his father...More

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