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Fri, December 8, 2023 | 04:38
Inadequacy of adoption records management criticized during Assembly forum
Tensions between international adoptees and Korean officials erupted last Monday during a forum held at the National Assembly Library addressing the management of national adoption records. After experts gave their recommendations on the country's handling of over seven decades of birth and adoption documents, 15 minutes remained for members of the audience to voice concerns ...
Korea-US streetwear brand brings together all that's black, metal, cute
If you catch him at one of his stands, streetwear entrepreneur Matthew Gamble may introduce himself as Guksu, a Korean word for noodles. Just take a look at his designs, and you'll see why.
Tierpark plans final Korea tour before going on hiatus again
The four-member “dreamgaze” band Tierpark has two final shows in Seoul this weekend and Busan next weekend, before two of its core members move away.
Street artist behind 'We.Seoul'd.U' artwork comes forward after 5 years
Former U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met for the first time on June 12, 2018, in Singapore. The next morning, grotesque versions of their faces appeared on a cinder block wall in central Seoul's Haebangchon (HBC) neighborhood, at the southern end of Sinheung-ro over the iconic kimchi pots that mark the alley. Above the two faces was stenciled...
[PINNACLE'S ITAEWON] Itaewon Global Village Center marks 15th anniversary
The Itaewon Global Village Center (Itaewon GVC), a vital resource for foreigners residing in Korea, has been diligently serving the international community since its establishment on July 14, 2008, having just passed its 15th anniversary. With a mission to facilitate foreigners' adjustment to life in Korea, the center has become an indispensable hub of support and guidance.
[LIFE'S OLLE TRAILS 6] Discovering deer carcasses at the tea museum
The deeper I went into the woods, the more dissatisfied I became with some of the negative patterns I had picked up in Seoul. This became very clear at work. In February 2022, I decided to limit my relationship with the teaching environments of Jeju Island and Daechi-dong, where students compete so viciously for university admissions they compare their lives to “SKY Castle.”
[PINNACLE'S ITAEWON] Getting fit at Itaewon's gyms
With the summer season in full swing, many are eager to shed those extra layers and feel our best. Whether your goal is to improve your overall fitness, tone your body or boost your energy levels, here are some valuable tips to help you get fit for the summertime.
Busan bursts with live music this weekend
Busan's music scene is overflowing with great shows this weekend, beckoning people from all across the country to visit the city for its live music, beaches and World Expo 2030 promotions everywhere..
Japanese hardcore band KLONNS comes to Korea for 'revenge tour'
The Japanese hardcore band KLONNS is coming to Korea this weekend seeking revenge. “It's revenge,” said Korean noise musician and promoter Park Daham, who helped make the tour happen. “Revenge against COVID-19 and the world. Because they had planned to come to Korea originally in 2020, and COVID-19 stopped that.”
[RAS KOREA] Visiting Haein Temple over the decades
Established around the start of the ninth century, Haein Temple is remarkable for many reasons. The temple is tucked away high up on the slope in Gayasan National Park, not far from Daegu. While accessible by modern paved roads, the temple is somewhat out of the way, lacking convenient public transport. My first trip there was more than 30 years ago with Royal Asiatic Society...
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