Area hopes for renewal of tours to Mount Kumgang 2013/06/08, Source,
Buses that used to transport tourists to the Kumgang Resort in North Korea are parked at the Hwajinpo Asan Rest Area near the inter-Korean border in Gangwon. By Lee Chan-ho
The Unification Observatory, located on the northernmost area near the Demilitarized Zone in Goseong County, Gangwon, was crowded by a large number of visitors wishing to get closer to North Korea yesterday. "This is the closest I can come to Mount Kumgang. I highly wish that the Mt. Kumgang tour program [that has been stalled] will resume in the near future", said a 48-year-old visitor named Myung Ho-nam from Yeosu, South Jeolla,...More
Independence movement park a labor of love 2013/04/06, Source,
Dongchan Corporation Chairman Kim Chang-mook used his own money to build Gimi Mansae Park in Hongcheon, Gangwon. By Lee Chan-ho
On the morning of April 3, 1919, just a month after the March 1 Independence Movement when young Korean activists declared Korea's independence and triggered large demonstrations against Japanese colonial rule (1910-1945), a group of 3,000 activists in Dongchang village in Hongcheon County of Gangwon protested against the Japanese occupation of the Korean peninsula,...More
[REVIEW] TV series "Master of Study" 2010/02/24, Source,
The cast of TV series "Master of Study" [KBS2]
"Master of Study" - Final episode (KBS2 TV, 9:55 PM)
TV series "Master of Study" was never a well-made drama, not even at the end. Out of respect to its target viewers perhaps, the story may have been overly one-dimensional and moved forward without creating much trouble, but it created occasional moments of boredom and the students' teacher and heroic human rights lawyer Kang Seok-ho (played by Kim Soo-ro) ended up remaining on a predictable path. The parting scene between Hahn Soo-jung (played by Bae Doona) and Kang Seok-ho even displayed soap-opera qualities while providing no rationale.,...More
Master of Study set reveals it truly has achieved it all 2010/02/05, Source,
Actors Lee Hyun-woo (left) and Yoo Seung-ho smile on the set of KBS TV series "Master of Study" in Su-won of Gyeonggi Province in South Korea on January 22, 2010. [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
"First place, Bong-goo. Second, Hyun-jung. Third, Chan-doo. Mmm, how about these two? Last place is likely to go to Pul-ip". This is not the time where mid-term report cards are being handed out. As the crew organize the desks and finish prepping to shoot a new scene at the Su-won set of KBS TV series "Master of Study", the students in a special class of Cheonha University start to take their seats, one by one. Director Yoo Hyeon-gi ranks the students by their order of entrance but he does not scold them severly like [main character] Kang Seok-ho does. Director Yoo Hyeon-gi simply blinks his eyes when, to his surprise, Ko Ah-seong comes in first, followed by Yoo Seung-ho who is wearing only a T-shirt. "Why did you take off your clothes? Did you work out? You are in shock from filming the scene where you did a hand-stand, huh?" When Yoo Seung-ho -- who cannot help panting after doing shoulder exercises in the classroom next door -- responds by giving the director a grin, Lee Hyun-woo grins, Jiyeon grins, Ko Ah-seong grins and Lee Chan-ho grins as well. My, taking a photograph of this moment would be like watching the best high-teen drama.,...More
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