Soaring Rents Drain Household Budgets 2015/05/02, Source,
The proportion of rent in household spending has risen to over one-third of the average monthly budget. According to a report by the Hyundai Research Institute on Sunday, rent last year accounted for 34.5 percent of total household spendings for households who rent their homes. The figure in 2010 was 30.4 percent,...More
1 in 4 University Graduates Overqualified for Jobs 2013/07/21, Source,
A growing number of university graduates are willing to accept jobs for which they are overqualified as the number of positions suitable for their education dwindle. Some 3 million people with university degrees are now jobless and more and more young Koreans give up looking for work,...More
Hwang Jeong-min's Music Picks 2010/11/10, Source,
Actor Hwang Jeong-min [10 Asia]
If you asked what actor Hwang Jeong-min's biggest concern is, he would answer: “I want to be able to act better". This may be an incomprehendable to some actors whose acting need some real improvement, the ones who have issues such as not even able to pronounce their lines properly. After all, this was the man who appeared as the charismatic boss of a gang in the film “A Bittersweet Life" (2005), the same guy who won rich praise from critics and viewers with his acting in film “You are my Sunshine" (2005) which he literally put his soul and might into. And that is how he came to say the famous line “I merely laid a spoon on the table. [He credited his win as best actor for his role in 'You are my Sunshine' to the film's director and crew.])” at the Daejong Film Awards -- yet that very man is worried about his acting right now,...More
Actress Han Hyo-joo Song Picks 2010/10/27, Source,
Actress Han Hyo-joo [MBC]
Actress Han Hyo-joo -- we all love to refer to her as "Candy", that bright, spunky girl from the Japanese animation series of the same name who always hangs on. That was her character in "Shining Inheritance" (SBS), a girl who kept her spirits high and strong despite being kicked out of her house by her stepmother and left to tend to her autistic younger brother. The same can be said for the character she played in MBC period drama "Dong Yi" in which Han started out as a lowly palace maid who rises as the king's favorite concubine,...More
For foreigners living outside the country, finding Korean entertainment content can be tricky. To help quench their thirst, the KBS World launched English radio show "K-Pop Connection" two year,...More
Walkable streets: Jeong-dong and Daehangno 2009/01/01, Source, This is the 8th in a series of articles highlighting tourism spots in Seoul. The useful guide for planning weekend trips in the capital city will help readers rediscover Seoul. - Ed.
The new year has come. A stroll through downtown Seoul as the Year of the Ox begins will leave a lasting impressio,...More
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