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Chinese Couples Fly to Korea for Wedding Photos

Source | 2014/10/26 | | Permalink

A Chinese couple pose for wedding photos at a studio in Samseong-dong, Seoul on Oct. 15.

Chinese newlyweds are rushing to Korea to have their wedding photos taken. Seven thousand Chinese couples visited Korea last year for that purpose alone, and the number is expected to surpass 10,000 this year.

In the past, couples from China's aspiring classes preferred the U.S., Europe or Japan for these mementos...More

Kimchi stories in cartoon format

Source | 2014/10/26 | | Permalink

My brother is staying with me for a few weeks and I introduced him to Kimchi rice the other day and he loved it. He has had Kimchi before, but staying with me is the opportunity to have it least once a day if not every other day.
Although the comic below is a slight exaggeration of the situation where he would polish off my Kimchi supply, it is still true! He now has it with everything!...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Modern Farmer" Episode 3

2014/10/25 | | Permalink

This episode firmly establishes that "Modern Farmer" is firmly entrenched in its own continuity. The whole gag with the deer last episode wasn't just a final one-off joke. It was an event with serious long-term consequences. Goodness that sentence feels ridiculous. Mostly because right after the huge angry lecture we're treated to the deer's wall of fame and why in the world would so many famous people have their photograph taken with this random deer?...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Night Watchman's Journal"

2014/10/25 | | Permalink

One would think it is easy to make fantasy for audiences. While other types of works need to rely on familiar concepts to hook viewers and keep the ball rolling, fantasy has the advantage of being able to wow with its world building, its creatures and the powers characters may have. 'The Night Watchman's Journal' certainly offers fantasy in volume, but it forgets one simple rule. Even fantasy needs structure and logic...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Follower, Ok Han-heum"

2014/10/25 | | Permalink

Earlier this year "The Cardinal" gave us a good look at the Catholic doctrine in South Korea, one largely focused on good works. "The Follower, Ok Han-heum" provides an interesting companion piece. It, too, is about a major religious figure in the South Korea Church- but this time the Church is the Protestant one. And consequently, there are very different priorities at play. Where "The Cardinal" marked Kim Soo-hwan by his deeds, "The Follower, Ok Han-heum" is marked by his speeches...More

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