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"Very Good Times" percentage declines

Source | 2014/04/20 | | Permalink

The only regular program this weekend was the KBS 2TV "Very Good Times".

According to Nielsen Korea, the seventeenth and eighteenth episodes of the KBS 2TV drama "Very Good Times" on the 21st rated 19.4% and 23.4%. This is about 0.7% lower than the record percentage from last week...More

Koreans Associate Retirement with Poverty, Loneliness

Source | 2014/04/20 | | Permalink

In most of advanced economies, the word retirement invokes positive images, but in Korea it is most associated with economic hardship, fear and loneliness.

This is the result of a 2011 survey carried out by British bank HSBC of 17,000 people between 30 and 60 in 17 countries...More

Today's restaurants an embarrassment of riches

Source | 2014/04/20 | | Permalink

One of the two tables full of Korean food for five people at a Jeolla restaurant.By Cho Yong-cheol

Over and over again, it was just too much food.

A special reporting team at the JoongAng Sunday, an affiliate of the Korea JoongAng Daily, headed out across Korea, dividing into three teams to check out 60 restaurants all over the peninsula, save Jeju Island.

Our goal: to check how much food was being served at Korean restaurants...More

Korean short stories in English #2

Source | 2014/04/20 | | Permalink

The Bilingual Edition of Modern Korean Literature collection of 15 short stories is published in English and Korean on March 14. (photo courtesy of Asia Publishers)

The second of fifteen stories in the Bilingual Edition of Modern Korean Literature collection is "Happy New Year to Everyone- To Raymond Carver", penned by writer Kim Yeon-su...More

Gwangjang Market entertains all five senses

Source | 2014/04/20 | | Permalink

Coming out of winter, people enjoy the fresh, full air of spring. They pack away their thick winter clothes and put on lighter, shorter clothes to walk around outside, to enjoy the sunshine and to revel in the spring breeze.

The seasonal change gives not only a pleasure but also the task of physically adapting to those changes. Due to the wide range in daily temperatures, one can easily catch a spring cold or become allergic to pollen or other stimuli. Thankfully, most of these typical ills are preventable if one eats right, in a nutritious and balanced manner...More

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