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[Guest Film Review] "Ditto"

2016/10/23 | | Permalink

Yoon So-eun is a student at Seoul university and is in love with a co-student, Dong-hee. In her efforts to approach him, she shows a fake interest to attend a lesson regarding wireless radios, ending with her, actually owning one. A few days later, she listens to someone trying to communicate and she decides to answer. On the other line of the wireless is another student of the same university, Ji In. The two of them start talking on a regular basis and they end up becoming friends. She talks to him about her love for Dong-hee and Kim  Min-joo, her best friend, and he for a girl who does not leave him alone, Hyeon-ji...More

1/3 of Divorcees Are Mature Couples

Source | 2016/10/23 | | Permalink

Nearly one-third of divorces are now between couples who have been together at least two decades.

According to Supreme Court annals, 32,626 couples who had been together for more than 20 years divorced last year, accounting for 30 percent of total divorced couples...More

Cigarettes Priced Out of Reach of Low-Income Earners

Source | 2016/10/23 | | Permalink

Smoking is becoming a pastime for the rich after cigarette prices rose from W2,500 to W4,500 a pack last year (US$1=W1,124).

Households with an average monthly income under W3 million have reduced spending on cigarettes but those with more have increased it...More

Kim Yu-na Named This Year's Sports Hero

Source | 2016/10/23 | | Permalink

Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yu-na has been named the sports hero for 2016, the Korean Olympic Committee said on Tuesday...More

Half of Seoul Cab Drivers Are Past Retirement

Source | 2016/10/23 | | Permalink

An elderly taxi driver waits for fares near Seoul Station on Sept. 30, 2016.

The advanced age of taxi drivers in Seoul has recently become a hot issue after a number of them breathed their last behind the wheel.

According to the Korea Transportation Safety Authority, 19.5 percent of all taxi drivers in the nation were 65 or older at the end of last year, and in Seoul 51 percent are over 60...More

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