In with the old, out with the new 2012/04/18, Source,
Actresses in their 20s, who once dominated K-dramas, are hard to come by on the small screen, as of late. Experienced actresses in their 30s, 40s and even 50s have held on to the spotlight, reversing a trend that dictated casting for decades. Above left, Kim Hee-ae, 45, plays a lead role in JTBC's "A Wife's Credentials" and above right, Kim Nam-joo, 41, plays a lead role in KBS2's "My Husband Got a Family". [JoongAng Ilbo]
Back in the 1980s and '90s, Korean dramas adopted the principle "the younger, the better" when casting heroines. Heartthrob actors in their 40s were often coupled with youthful beauties in their early 20s, at the expense of more experienced actresses,...More
Korean New Year (Seollal) is Coming! 2012/01/21, Source,
[ An image of Seollal ]
Hello, those who love AT&D Korea. Jan 23rd is indeed Seollal ! It is considered one of Korea's biggest holidays, and it can be seen as January 1st in the lunar calendar, in other words, Korea's New Year.
On this day, all the people go back to their hometowns, gather around with their families and relatives, pay respect to their ancestors , and eat Tteokguk in a sense that they grow one year older (Oh, in Korea, when the newyearcomes , everyone grows one year older all together). For Tteokguk, people chop bar rice cakes and put them in a soup. Since bar rice cake is white and long, people eat it in a sense that they begin the first day of the New Year cleanly and that they hope for longevity,...More
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