‘Korean Black Friday,’ which started from October 1st, got a frosty reception from consumers. This ‘Korea Black Friday’ is an event, which is a part of Korea’s grand sale to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Liberation Day, promoting the domestic demands and attracting foreign tourists. In this even
Education in Afghanistan has a very long history, prior to the twentieth centraditional education and training for Afghan children and young people were provided at home, in the mosques, in religious centers and through infor apprenticeship and on the job training. Modern education in Afghanistan be
It was exactly January, 2009 when I first visited Korea. I was accompanied by my Korea professor Mr. Kim. He was quiet, but kind. He could smile at any moment. He told me "Yasin, always smile when you meet others. It is good and it is Korean culture"and I started practicing smiling with myself. I
With Just 53 athletes, the Jamaica was able to place 2nd on the medal table copping 11 medals, 7 of which were gold. Jamaica’s first award came in the form of a bronze medal from O’Dayne Richards in the shot put; the country’s first ever shot put medal at this level. However, debatably the highlight
Can the science technology in movies be realized? If sci-fi films didn’t stimulate our curiosity and imagination, then fewer people would be expecting the possibilities of realization. Examples includ
Have you ever heard of the ‘Manicure Effect?’ In the continuing economic downturn, it is no exaggeration to say that the ‘lipstick effect’ that pleased consumers with its low cost, is now replaced wit
Most people have some kinds of foods they hate. Some people remove all vegetables from their fried rice while others eat sushi but not sashimi, even they are similar raw stuff. There can be a thousand
Everyone has probably heard about the love story of Lee Mong Ryong and Sung Chun Hyang. Love andthe hope of a loving relationship have existed from beginning of recorded history, but dating customs ha
When we think about sports most people’s thoughts turn to conventional choices like baseball, soccer, or basketball. However, many people have recently decided to give more unique choices a try. These
About this time of year, the MBC College Musicians Festival, which is the best known musicians’ festival is held every year. It is no exaggeration to say that the fame of Han-chul Lee, who graduated f
Recently, social contributions made by corporations have been related to the expertise of those corporations. Job-connected social contributions are two-dimensional social contributions made by compan
In 1997, when the foreign exchange crisis began, some cold winds blew in society which made our minds and pockets freeze. At that time, people were crazy about tearjerkers which made them shed hot tea
Should we have to go far away for travel or to have an adventure? There are some great attractions to see right here in Daegu, even though we always pass by them unconsciously. The Jung-gu district of
The building never seems to reveal all of its features. The scale is overwhelming. The outer signboard that has “Green Factory” written on it attracts our eyes. It causes us to really think about where we are when we see the environmentally friendly interior design and free-style-fashioned employees inside. This is the NHN company which operates NAVER, the most popular Korean portal site. The Observer will take a closer look at NAVER, which is used by up to 30 million out of the 37 million people who use the Internet in Korea everyday. Most of the information regarding this signature brand will be provided by the section manager of “Service Cooperation,” Hwan-Seok Lee.
Have you ever heard of Yangdong Folk Village? In Yangdong Folk Village, there is a main house, a private home, a pavilion, and traditional buildings built around farmland. The purpose of this village is to preserve the natural landscape. In addition, many cultural legacies are also preserved. Yangdong Folk Village is especially beautiful because the tile-roofs are in harmony with the cottage houses. The Observer visited three of the six featured sites there to find out why Yangdong Folk Village is special and how it preserves traditional culture.
The 2012 Korean baseball league will open its season on April 7th. There will be particular interest in the return of Seung-Yeop Lee to the Samsung Lions and Chan-Ho Park to the Hanwha Eagles. The addition of these stars will make fans look forward to the 2012 season even more than usual. Passion for baseball is increasing every year. Moreover, more people are watching games live in the stadium. Why is going to the staduium to watch the games growing in popularity? It is because there are so many things going on in addition to the game when you go and watch it live. Come and get a glimpse of the charm of live baseball with the Observer.
Recently, there has been a boom in performance art in Daegu including plays and musicals. Plays are open to all ages and at low cost. Their posters can be found easily on streets off campus. Plays are performances that can touch your heart and they are a lot of fun. However, a lot happens behind the scenes, and the endless effort of the actors and actresses goes toward putting on a fabulous play. The Observer visited the play Deja vu, which is a historical drama set in Buinsa, a temple in Daegu, to report on what goes into a typical production. We also had an opportunity to interview the lead actress, ‘Jeong-Yeon Kim’ which gave us some insight into how much she puts into each performance.
On August 15th, 2011 Flashmobs were held in major cities by young people all over Korea to express their feelings about Dokdo. The event was meant to focus young Koreans on the dispute over the posses