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Korea Swelters in Another Heat Wave

Source | 2016/07/31 | | Permalink

Scorching heat has gripped Seoul and vicinity for four days running, with record temperatures hovering around 29 degrees Celsius for the whole month. That is 1.3 degrees higher than the average between 1981 and 2010.

Tropical nights with the mercury refusing to fall below 25 degrees have robbed many of sleep since last week. Daejeon and Chuncheon in Gangwon Province also saw this year's first tropical night on Saturday...More

Ballerina Kang Sue-jin Takes Her Final Bow in Germany

Source | 2016/07/31 | | Permalink

Ballerina Kang Sue-jin receives a standing ovation after the final performance of her 30-year career in Stuttgart, Germany on Saturday. /Courtesy of the Stuttgart Ballet

Ballerina Kang Sue-jin brought the curtain down on her long, celebrated career with a performance of "Onegin" in Stuttgart, Germany on Saturday.

As she took her final curtain call to a standing ovation, some audience members held up placards reading "Danke Sue-jin", meaning "Thank you Sue-jin" in German...More

Health Warnings on Alcoholic Beverages to Be Strengthened

Source | 2016/07/31 | | Permalink

Alcoholic beverages will be required to carry expanded health warnings, the Ministry of Health and Welfare said on Thursday.

The ministry said it will be compulsory for manufacturers to include stronger labels on bottles to raise awareness of the health risks of excessive drinking. It will take effect from September...More

[Orion's Drama News] All the Dramas

2016/07/30 | | Permalink

My partner in not-crime, Lisa is busy over at KCON and I am here feeling lonely with a plethora of drama news. So I figure, what better therapy to loneliness is there than to share them all with you? I usually focus on specific noteworthy happenings and news, but today I switch it up. I feature three upcoming dramas and their news before piling on even more drama-ness with the usual upcoming drama goodies section. Let me pamper you...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Beautiful Gong Shim"

2016/07/30 | | Permalink

Finding a romantic comedy drama has felt like an impossible task for some time, but perhaps creators are remembering that "comedy" is included in the genre description. At least the creators of "Beautiful Gong Shim" are, because the series is good ol' romantic fluff. While it carries a lot of the cliches and problems found in said fluff, it also carries many of its appealing qualities...More

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