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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Fri, July 1, 2022 | 05:32
Filipino fan puts billboard ad to get BLACKPINK Jennie's attention
A Filipino social media influencer has put up a billboard ad near YG Entertainment building in Yongsan District, Seoul, to get BLACKPINK member Jennie's attention. Christian Albert Gaza, also known as Xian Gaza, 28, had several pictures posted of the billboard, which he installed because he “didn't have any other way to reach Jennie,” according to his post on Facebook, Sept. ...
Dutch diplomat's husband drives into Korean over parking dispute
The husband of a Dutch diplomat to Korea is under investigation for allegedly hitting a Korean man with his car following a quarrel, police said Thursday. According to the Yongsan Police Station, it is looking into the allegation that the diplomat's husband hit the Korean man in his 30s, while they were bickering over a parking issue near the Grand Hyatt Seoul around 1 p.m. M...
Preparing for winter
Workers from the Jangan District Office in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, clean off containers of deicer behind the city government's warehouse, Wednesday, to get ready for icy roads this winter. Yonhap
Golf club says it will restrict services to visitors driving Japanese cars, while using made-in-Japan golf carts
A golf course in Gimje, North Jeolla Province, announced Monday that it will not allow customers driving Japanese brand cars to use its parking or cartage facilities from next year. While the golf club operator says that the policy is to remember the sacrifices of Korean ancestors who fought against the atrocities committed by Japan during colonization, some people say that i...
For legalizing tattooists
Rep. Ryu Ho-jeong of the progressive minor Justice Party, left, and citizens display erasable tattoo stickers applied to their skin during an event at the National Assembly, Wednesday, aimed at raising public support for legalizing tattooing as a profession. Under the current law, only people with a medical license can give tattoos. Yonhap
'You can eat chicken, but you cannot shout': COVID-19 measures at ball games raise eyebrows
Baseball fans are questioning the effectiveness of regulations that allow spectators at sports matches to eat while banning them from cheering and chanting. Over 10,000 baseball fans attended a postseason wild card match between the Kiwoom Heroes and Doosan Bears at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Monday, the first day Korea began a phased return to normal by easing social distanc...
Gathering ban eased
Eleven people have lunch together at a restaurant in Daejeon, Monday, after the government introduced its gradual easing of social distancing regulations as part of its “Living with COVID-19” plan. In regions outside the capital area, up to 12 people can have private gatherings when including eight fully vaccinated people, up from the previous 10 including six ful...
Restaurateur misuses customer information from visitor register
A restaurant owner in Asan, South Chungcheong Province, is being investigated by prosecutors for allegedly contacting a female customer after obtaining her phone number from the visitor register, a mandatory log the government requires store owners to compile to track COVID-19 cases. The Asan police said, Monday, they had referred the case to prosecutors, asking them to indic...
Police to crack down on drunk driving with 'return to normalcy'
Police will crack down on drunk driving during the year-end season, as more gatherings and drinking sessions are expected, especially with the nation's eased social distancing measures in its “Living with COVID-19” plan. The National Police Agency said, Sunday, it will carry out sobriety tests on drivers in entertainment districts across the country for three months, starting...
Professor holds online class while in bathtub
A professor at Hanyang University allegedly gave an online class while taking a bath, Wednesday. The professor, whose name was withheld, was giving an online lecture with only audio available. But the camera was accidentally turned on, revealing his upper body above the waterline to his students, according to local broadcaster SBS.