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Hotel events

Source | 2015/04/25 | | Permalink

Grand Hyatt Seoul

From May 1 to May 5: Grand Hyatt Seoul holds a "SpongeBob Adventure" with a variety of special children's events for every visiting guest with kids.

The SpongeBob Adventure Package offers a surprise activity event with a SpongeBob character for children under 12, access to the play lounge exclusively reserved for family members and random gifts in celebration of Children's Day...More

Day celebrates book culture

Source | 2015/04/25 | | Permalink

Koreans usually celebrate the culture of reading during fall, but instead this year, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has joined forces with associations of publishers, bookstores and libraries to hold a large-scale book festival along the Cheonggye Stream in Jung District, central Seoul, today.

Called "Chaekdeurim Day", or book-giving day, the event aims to celebrate World Book and Copyright Day, which falls annually on April 23...More

Traditional music experiences a renaissance

Source | 2015/04/25 | | Permalink

Students at the intensive course on gayageum, Korea's zither-like traditional instrument, concentrate on its tones. The number of people attending gugak (traditional Korean music) performances has increased, and so has the number of people learning traditional instruments and dances. By Kim Gyeong-rok

Somewhere in between calls for modernization and admiration for the Western culture that began to sweep into Korea from the late 19th century, gugak, or traditional Korean music, has lost its place in contemporary society.

Young Koreans nowadays are rarely given the opportunity to experience gugak during school or even after they graduate...More

Rare photo of Paik exhibited

Source | 2015/04/25 | | Permalink

The portrait of Nam June Paik by Kim Yong-ho. Provided by Kim Yong-ho Studio

A rare photographic portrait of Nam June Paik(1932-2006), the Korean-born artist considered to be the founder of video art, will be on display at the G-Seoul 2015 International Art Fair.

The four-day art market opens on Thursday at Dongdaemun Design Plaza in central Seoul...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "My Unfortunate Boyfriend" Episode 5

2015/04/24 | | Permalink

The pace here is even slower than usual as most of the episode is simply dedicated to a long, awkward car ride between Tae-woon and Ji-na that somewhat predictably ends up with things going wrong because Tae-woon takes her instructions too literally. I've been a good sport about Tae-woon's slowness so far, but really, after a certain point it gets to be kind of contrived. Particularly since Tae-woon is evidently much smarter than he lets on...More

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