Eat, pray, love: Religious institutions playing Cupid 2012/12/29, Source,
A group of single men and women in their 30s and 40s gather from across the country at Daesung Temple in Okcheon County, North Chungcheong, with anxious parents at their side. They are not in the Buddhist sanctuary to pray for a future spouse. These singles are ready to mingle with the help of Monk Hyechol, a legendary matchmaker. "I heard this temple is famous for matchmaking and that the couples rarely divorce if they meet here", said Kim Ok-ran, a 76-year-old mother who drove three hours from Seoul to get to the Taego Order temple. "I hope my son will find the right one". She looked at her reluctant 37-year-old when she added, "My last wish before I die is to see him marry". The increased independence of women and the trend of furthering careers before starting a family has led to unprecedented growth in the number of singles in Korea,...More
Daesung to release album in Japan 2012/12/07, Source,
Big Bang's Daesung will release his first solo album in Japan in February. This is the star's first step back into the spotlight as a soloist since he struck a motorcyclist with his vehicle last year. According to YG Entertainment on Wednesday, the boy band member will launch his album then set off on a tour in March,...More
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