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Sistar's So-you to Sing Finale Song for Russian Animated Film

Source | 2014/11/22 | | Permalink

So-you of girl group Sistar will sing the end-credit song of the Russian animated film "The Snow Queen 2" for the Korean-dubbed version to be released here on Christmas day.

The song called "Diamond" has a cheerful and addictive melody as it was composed by Emmy award-winning composer Mark Williot...More

Jeongjo's hangul letters revealed

Source | 2014/11/22 | | Permalink

A letter written by King Jeongjo (1752-1800) to his aunt before he was 8 years old in the Korean alphabet, or hangul. Provided by the museum

A rare collection of 16 letters written by King Jeongjo (1752-1800) in hangul, or the Korean alphabet, is being published alongside a modern Korean-language interpretation by the National Hangeul Museum on Friday, the museum announced Wednesday...More

Award-winning local liquors: unpasteurized rice beer

Source | 2014/11/22 | | Permalink

There is a wider range of Korean liquors than commonly assumed.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has recently given awards to 32 traditional alcoholic beverages including various types of rice beer (makegeolli), medicinal wine (yakju), refined rice beer (cheongju), fruit-based wine (gwashilju)and distilled spirits (soju), all part of the 2014 Korea Liquors Contest...More

Korean Youngsters Have Unhappy Relationship with Parents

Source | 2014/11/22 | | Permalink

Children wait for vans to take them to crammers in front of an elementary school in Daejeon on Wednesday.

Korean adolescents are often unhappy in the relationship with their parents, dampening their general happiness, a survey suggests.

The annual youth happiness index released by the Institute for Social Development Studies at Yonsei University stands at 74, at the bottom of the OECD table for six years in a row. The median is set at 100...More

Dwindling Marriages Lead to Fewer Divorces

Source | 2014/11/22 | | Permalink

An average of 189 couples got married and 55 got divorced every day in Seoul last year. Divorces are on the wane only because fewer people are getting married in the first place.

In 1971, there were only 3,787 divorces in the capital, according to statistics, but they rose steadily until a peak of 32,499 in 2003...More

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