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Reporter : Kang Hyun-kyung
Mon, February 6, 2023 | 06:17
How fortune tellers became go-to people for business tycoons
Joung Jin-gu, 69, the founder of a startup called Dream Air that produces respiratory equipment and face masks, has a go-to person he turns to for advice whenever he faces key decisions. The man Joung relies on for counseling is a geomancer who tells his clients about their fortunes and future, based on four pillars ― the hour, day, month and year of one's birth.
Single mom by choice and good parenting
“I wish I had one more eye on my back.”Japanese-born TV personality Fujita Sayuri, better known to the Korean public by only her first name of Sayuri, utters this bizarre wish for one more eye as she struggles to carry her four-month-old baby, Zen, on her back and tries to reach out at him with a teether toy. After several failed attempts from different positions, she eventua...
Millennials, Gen Z stressed out over team chat
Millennials (those born between 1981 and 1995) and Generation Z (those born between 1996 and 2005) are more stressed out as a whole than baby boomers or other older generations by Korea's favorite smartphone chatting app, KakaoTalk, being used as a tool for communication in the workplace.
Sci-fi thriller calls for emancipating humanoid robots
Author and lawyer Cho Kwang-hee was picky about his food when he was a child. He hated eating meat. He eventually developed a taste for meat thanks to his persuasive parents, who patiently taught him about the importance of eating a balanced meal. But the little boy couldn't stand the abuse that animals suffered before ending up on people's dinner tables. Whenever he saw neig...
Once a 'needs-driven' actor gets global spotlight
Youn Yuh-jung, 73, has achieved a feat that no other Korean actor has ever done in the 102 years of Korean cinema history ― winning an Oscar ― a half century after her big screen acting debut in 1971.
Oscar-nominee Youn Yuh-jung's debut film to be screened on May 1
Oscar nominee Youn Yuh-jung's debut film, “Woman of Fire,” will be screened again at CGV Signature K theater in Seoul, a half-century after the film opened in local theaters.
#MeToo creates new job in film industry: Intimacy coordinator
In 2018, the Supreme Court upheld the lower court's decision, ruling against actor Cho Deok-je, who was accused of sexual harassment during the filming of a sex scene for the 2016 movie, “Analog Human.” He was sentenced to a one-year jail term, which was suspended for two years for his inappropriate physical contact with actress Ban Min-jeong in a scene that was filmed in Apr...
Buddhist monks call for leniency on jailed Samsung Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong
The head monks of the 24 branch temples of the country's largest Buddhist sect, the Jogye Order, pleaded with President Moon Jae-in and two other key politicians to give jailed Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong a second chance.
Trucker saddened by tragic fate of bird he cared for
One day, a truck driver based in Danyang County, North Chungcheong Province, saw a redstart flying in and out of a small hole created off a broken bumper of a truck left in the playground of an abandoned elementary school. Curious about the bird, he peered into the hole and discovered a nest the bird had built. And there were eight eggs inside!
Politicians' artist children raise eyebrows over conflict of interest
Last year, President Moon Jae-in's son Joon-yong was in a war of words with a main opposition party lawmaker over a 14 million won emergency relief fund the President's son received from the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture.