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'Let's walk Seoul'

Source | 2014/08/30 | | Permalink

Participants in the 442nd Turtle Marathon yell out a cheer and start the race on August 24 at the Cultural Plaza of the National Theater of Korea located on Namsan Mountain, Seoul. (photo: Jeon Han)

The Turtle Marathon involving overseas tourists was held on August 24. The race began at the Cultural Plaza of the National Theater of Korea situated on Namsan Mountain, Seoul. The course spanned the National Theater of Korea, N Seoul Tower and both the north and south sides of the road surrounding the mountain. The marathon participants included overseas tourists and 2014 beauty pageant winners...More

Amid safety concerns, Koreans get prepared

Source | 2014/08/30 | | Permalink

Left: Moon Chang-wuk, 10, learns how to float on his back in preparation for emergencies at Daejeon Expo Diving Center late last month. Above right: A young woman who fears water joins the class to learn how to survive in the open sea. By Kwon Hyuk-jae

A woman in her 20s stood on a diving board 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) above the ground at the Daejeon Expo Diving Center late last month.

She was learning how to survive a maritime accident after the entire nation was traumatized by the April 16 Sewol ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people, but she still had not decided whether to jump into the five-meter-deep pool or not...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "High School - Love On" Episode 7

2014/08/29 | | Permalink

The drama takes an immediate dark turn toward serious bullying issues here. This isn't the casual poorly planned impulsive stuff "High School - Love On" has taken on so far. There's an actual deliberate, maliciously detailed plan here to tear Seul-bi down. And the worst of it is that there's one huge glaring flaw in the entire enterprise. Assuming Seul-bi stole the cell phone, why would she willingly take it out of her backpack for the entire class to see?...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] "Night Flight"

2014/08/29 | | Permalink

As with many high school movies, this one has a gang in it. The leader's name is Gi-woong (played by Lee Jae-joon), a boy who is very good at fighting. In fact, practically every single interpersonal encounter the guy ever has results in violence somehow. As main characters go he's not exactly an enthralling one. Personally, after the first time somebody responds to my attempts to chat with actual physical disrespect, I'd just as soon not talk to that person at all, ever, if it can be avoided...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] "Shuttlecock"

2014/08/29 | | Permalink

Min-jae (played by Lee Joo-seung) and younger brother Eun-ho (played by Kim Tae-yong-II) are abruptly abandoned by the older sister of their blended family, Eun-joo (played by Kong Ye-ji). After a year of living in poverty Min-jae finally stumbles onto a lead as to what happened with her. He then undertakes a belated road trip to locate his lost stepsister...More

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