City transplants are changing the face of Jeju 2012/12/01, Source,
Huh Joon-young, 37, used to work at a large public relations company in Seoul, when she spent nearly all of her life until ...ing to Jeju early this year. She purchased an old house by the beach in Seogwipo for 100 million won ($92,200) and remodeled it, which cost her an additional 80 million won, to start a guesthouse business. To come up with the money, she took out a bank loan and used all of her savings. "My husband was opposed to the idea [of ...ing to Jeju] at first, but I persuaded him to think of this as an early preparation for our life after retirement", Huh says. Her husband, who still works in Seoul, comes to Jeju on weekends, a routine that will continue until he finds a job on the Korea's southernmost island. "I was working at a public relations company, and there was no distinction in my life Between weekdays or weekends not to mention Between day and night", she says. "I just felt like I was being drained of life by the intense rat race in Seoul. I was greedy, working to have more than I needed. And if that didn't work out, I felt deprived. I was just sick and tired of comparing and competing,...More
2012 Spring Festivals 2012/03/22, Source, The cold winds and freezing temperatures of winter have passed and spring is drawing near. In Korea, spring temperatures range from 5℃ to 20℃, and the return of warm weather brings wild flowers to bloom all over the country. As the weather improves, so do people's spirits, and springtime festivals are held throughout the country. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the good weather by participating in Korea's flower, food, and culture festivals,...More
Swizz Beatz paints K-pop's rosy future in world market 2012/02/20, Source,
Swizz Beatz, a renowned American rapper-producer, said on Monday K-pop is leading a trend for new music and that he wants to play a leading role in introducing Asia to the West through Korean music.
"What I found in Korean pop music is a new expression. The world is open for new things and I think right Now K-pop in Korea is leading in that area. I'd like to be the one to introduce that to the West", the musician said during a news conference in Seoul,...More
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