A fire broke out at a South Korean hospital for the elderly early Wednesday, killing 21 people — most of them patients in their 70s and 80s who had difficulty walking.
Twenty-years ago from today, 32 people were killed when the 17-year-old Seongsu Bridge over the Han River collapsed. The press at that time lamented that it seemed anywhere outside home in Korea was a way to the grave.
Things do not seem to have improved much 20 years on, as recent tragedies from the April 16 ferry sinking to last Friday”s death of 16 people at a pop concert make only too clear.
Experts say it is an illusion to think that Korea is any safer than it used to be. “The cities have developed, but that”s brought bigger and more complicated risk factors, and infrastructure and facilities are aging”, says Kim Geun-young, a professor of urban planning at Kangnam University. ...
Photo shoots of actress Jeon Hyebin in Nylon Magazine’s July edition have been revealed.
On the 20th of June, Jeon Hyebin’s swimsuit photo shoot for the July edition of Nylon Magazine Korea were revealed, in which the photo shoots appeared to be on a rooftop swimming pool.
In the photo shoot, she posed in a rash guard as well as one-piece bikini, showing off her fit physique.
The 2014 Korea-China Cultural Festival took place in Seoul from October 17 to 19 and showcased various art displays and performances in celebration of the 22nd anniversary of the two countries” modern diplomatic relationship.
The festival began in Beijing in August 2007 and has since alternated between the two nations to promote mutual exchanges between regional governments in terms of tourism, education and the performing arts. From 2007 to 2013, over 200,000 people enjoyed and visited the festival. ...
As actor Lee Min Ho continues to rise on its unreachable peak of fame, various proposals in Korea and overseas have been offered to the actor more particularly with dramas and movies.
Lee Min Ho’s agency Star Haus Entertainment said, “Lee Min Ho is currently filming for his upcoming movie Gangnam Blues. Despite his busy schedule for the shoot, different agencies have been sending scripts for movies and dramas.”
According to the agency, Lee Min Ho has already received over 100 scripts for movies and dramas not only in Korea but as well as overseas. Because of the actor’s fame, hundreds of proposals keep on going and Lee Min Ho’s agency is still busy going through all the proposals for the actor. ...
Actress Clara made a surprising apology and confession on the latest episode of “SNL Korea” regarding the accusations that the actress had lied about not getting plastic surgery. The evidence came from an old photo of Clara netizens dug up, showing that Clara had gone under the knife.
On September 21, tvN aired a special Chuseok episode for “SNL Korea.”
On the episode, Seo Yuri started off the discussion saying, “Even among women, I don’t try to dig for information about them. I was once a sexy icon in my time too.” Clara, who was standing beside her, voiced her agreement and said, “[Yuri], now that person is me.” ...
2PM‘s Jun.K‘s solo Japanese album, “Love&Hate,” will also be released in Korea!
“Love&Hate,” Jun.K’s first solo mini album, was released in Japan last month to much success, topping the pre-sale charts of Japan’s largest music site, Tower Record. It also topped Oricon‘s and Tower Record’s daily sales charts on the day of its release.
Jun.K also went on a solo concert in Japan with “Love&Hate,” stopping at a total of five cities for seven concert dates. ...
Bolivian music show U Music TVU has revealed that C-Clown has ranked high on its weekly “Top 10 Asia-Pop” chart for a second week running.
The show airs daily, from Monday to Friday from 4pm on Bolivia’s Televisión Universitaria (University Television)channel, and uses an interactive voting system to judge the popularity of recent releases. Earlier this year, the group reached the Number 1 spot on the same chart with the track, “Justice.” The most recent chart shows that the boy band’s track, “Let’s Love,” held onto fourth spot, behind Super Junior M’s “Swing,” Henry’s “Fantastic” and Park Jung Min’s “Save Us Tonight.” ...
K-Pop Idols are known for traveling across Korea for vacations, visiting places like Busan and the famous Jeju Island. But, sometimes idols decide to travel to locations like Hawaii, New York, Thailand, London and more!
We’ve decided to put together a list of Top 10 Idol Vacation Destinations Outside Korea.
1. Sulli goes to Hawaii
2. Taemin in Switzerland
3. Girl’s Day in Los Angeles ...
“Infinity Challenge” has been showing what cheering really means via their cheerleading special and they have done it again.
The cheer team printed an ad cheering on Korea’s national soccer team in Brazil’s largest daily newspaper, Folha de S.Paulo.
The ad was printed on the 9th page in the sports section of the newspaper in a half-page size using Korea’s official World Cup support head copy “Enjoy It, Reds!” The small print reads, “South Korea which is the only country in Asia to make it to the advanced World Cup rounds eight times in a row! We are ready to surprise the whole world at the Brazil World Cup as well. Have strength! Daehanminguk!” ...