Seven Asian countries -- Korea, Mongolia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, and the Philippines -- have recently made a children's song book together.
"Singing Asia to Live Together" was recently published by the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU), under the auspices of UNESCO and supported by the Korean Ministry of Education. The book was designed to be used by teachers who teach multiculturalism across the Asia-Pacific region.
"Singing Asia to Live Together" introduces children's songs from seven countries across the Asia-Pacific region...More
Pororo Park in Jamsil, southeastern Seoul, keeps kids amused with characters from "Pororo the Little Penguin". By Ahn Sung-sik
It's that time of the year when parents have to think hard about how to amuse their children and when aunts and uncles try to find the perfect present for their nieces and nephews. May 5 is Children's Day, a public holiday in Korea.
If you've been agonizing about how to entertain your children over the long weekend, here's a very easy and effective tip: make use of their all-time favorite animated characters...More
May will be an exciting month for opera fans this year. The fifth Korea Opera Festival will take place at the Seoul Arts Center (SAC) in southern Seoul. This year's festival focuses on heroines who fall in love, their passion leading them onward to happiness or destruction. Salome is swept of her feet in fatal desire. Madame Butterfly waits for her husband to return, but commits suicide in the end. Delilah lures Samson to his demise, and Seohyang fights tradition to seek out true love...More
Hyundai Motors model Kim Soo-hyeon-I appeared at the Beijing Motor Show for 90 seconds. About 10,000 fans gathered at the Hyundai Motors booth to see him and he greeted them with a bow and allowed them to take some pictures. Then he was gone.
A few days later he went through Vietnam to get to Hong Kong and attended the fan meeting in 5 star Hotel The Mira Hong Kong. Despite the grim drizzling weather, thousands and thousands of fans crowded at the hotel. Kim Soo-hyeon-I only appeared for about 5 minutes...More
For time immemorial, people have been making all kinds of ornaments using the natural resources they find around them. Among the many materials regarded as special and precious have been pearled seashells, recognized for their beautiful gleam. People would cut the shells into various shapes and sizes and embed them into craftworks. These were called najeonchilgi, nacre lacquerware or simply mother-of-pearl. Each country and era had its own shape and design for these beautiful handicrafts.
Recently, the Jeju National Museum has opened a special exhibit that brings nacre lacquerware into the light. Held as part of a special exhibition that introduces Korea's national treasures, "The Art of the Shimmering Light, Traditional Korean Lacquerware" (unofficial translation) focuses only on lacquerware produced during the Joseon era (1392-1910) and used at the royal palaces...More