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Photographer focuses on helping women in pain

Source | 2014/07/26 | | Permalink

A photo of Jean Jung, also known as Jung Eun-jin, who has been photographing the struggle of women who have been sexually abused in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. By Kwon Hyeok-jae

Korean photographer Jean Jung grew up listening to the painful stories of comfort women who were sexually abused by the Japanese military during World War II. The 44-year-old freelancer has now made it her initiative to travel to commiserate with abused women outside of Korea to stop such tragedies from being repeated...More

Furniture startup breaks traditional framework

Source | 2014/07/26 | | Permalink

From left to right: Jeong Jae-yeob, Ahn Oh-jun and Tak Eui-seong in their furniture cafe in Cheongdam-dong, southern Seoul. By Kim Kyeong-rok

Middle-aged Korean women may single-handedly be contributing to the success of multiple retailers and fashion lines. This demographic has a reputation for being savvy shoppers as well as avid fans of dramas.

They are quick to find out what kind of handbag their favorite character was carrying or what type of table the most popular fictional family had in their dining room...More

Hotel Events

Source | 2014/07/26 | | Permalink

Lotte Hotel Seoul

Through July 31: Momoyama, Lotte Hotel Seoul's Japanese restaurant, presents seafood specialties for a sweltering summer.

Momoyama offers an unagi special prepared with freshwater eel, traditionally known to be the season's healthiest food due to its high vitamin and protein content. The eel kaiseki set at 158,000 won ($154) includes various dishes - an appetizer, shrimp and green pea soup, assorted sashimi, steamed eel and soba, an eel rice bowl, and a fruit dessert. For those looking for something more simple, the eel set (120,000 won) is the best choice...More

Logical plot line evades the half-baked thriller 'Lucy'

Source | 2014/07/26 | | Permalink

Left: This image released by Universal Pictures shows Korean actor Choi Min-sik, center, who plays the role of the gang boss Mr. Jang in "Lucy", a new sci-fi/action film directed by Luc Besson. Right: Scarlett Johansson plays the title tole in the movie "Lucy".

Let's start with the enticing premise of Luc Besson's "Lucy", starring 29-year-old actress Scarlett Johansson: Human beings only use 10 percent of their brain capacity. So imagine what it would be like if we could access all of it?...More

Imagine Your Korea: nation's new tourism brand slogan

Source | 2014/07/26 | | Permalink

Korea has recently launched a new tourism motto.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST), along with the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), announced the new tagline, "Imagine Your Korea", on July 22. It will replace, "Sparkling Korea", the former catchphrase used since 2007...More

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