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Kim Soo Hyun, 2PM's Nichkhun, and Two times to advertise Seoul in town ad
Kim Soo Hyun, 2Pm's Nichkhun, And Two Times To Advertise Seoul In Town Ad

Kim Soo Hyun, 2PM's Nichkhun, and Two times to advertise Seoul in town ad

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The ad could be separated into 3 parts, and consistent with an insider on December 15, the Hallyu stars will be selling Seoul in an ad that would exist played all over Asia. Kim Soo Hyun's firm Key Eaststated that the actor will be featured solo in an 30-second advertisement for Seoul, that will be aired thru China's CCTV in addition in other Asian countries.

Seoul town Plans money Handouts for Young Jobseekers
Seoul Town Plans Money Handouts For Young Jobseekers

Seoul town Plans money Handouts for Young Jobseekers

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The Seoul Metropolitan executive plans to offer W500,000 according to month to 3,0000 young jobseekers from next year till 2020 (US$1=W1,140). The measure is a phase of Mayor Park Won-soon"s (pictured above) efforts to get a dangle of citizen-friendly policies.The town government stated beneficiaries might be jobseekers elderly 19 to 29 from low-income families. Some 3,000 of them will be selected in accordance with programs they post detailing how they plan to give a contribution to society. The a hit applicants gets the cash for 2 to 6 months. urban officials made up our minds to set 20 % of the mid-range per 30 days salary of staff of W2.5 million as an good enough amount.The program will payment the Seoul Metropolitan Government W9 billion a year and around W50 billion unless 2020. The city government says it does no longer want approval from the central government because the program comes below its own regulations and the cheap created to relief young other folks in the capital.Out of 1.43 million individuals in Seoul between 19 and 29, around 500,000 are estimated to be jobseekers from low-income families, yet improve will cross most effective to 0.6 percent of this group. Critics are worried that young jobseekers who are already competing with every other for scarce jobs now must race one another for the help cash as well. "The program is modeled on unemployment receive advantages in Eu welfare states, but here's imaginable only in prosperous international locations that fee top source of revenue tax", said Cho Joon-mo at Sungkyunkwan University. "You can"t nicely generate jobs or create social protection nets in countries like Korea where regional governments are chronically short of cash". Ahn Sang-hoon at Seoul National University said, "Seoul city is attempting to steer transparent of accusations of populism by capacity of stressing that young jobseekers have to contribute to be eligible, but in point of fact it just turns out to be a ruse to win over young voters".

Park has many times run into opposition from conservatives with his plans. Police have two times postponed his proposal to turn an old flyover above Seoul Station into a park modeled on New York"s High Line, bringing up a loss of plans to ease traffic congestion. Police need the city government to turn authorization from the minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, but the city says that isn't needed. The city says the jerry-built 1970s flyover is no longer just unsightly but dilapidated and pieces of concrete are already falling off, threatening automobiles passing underneath. that suggests it's going to must be closed to traffic anyway. The flyover has been given the lowest security score among any structures in the capital.The city government now hopes to near the flyover at the finish of November and get started paintings chipping off the old cement duvet and bolstering the foundation. City officials objective to reopen it as a park in 2017.

Actor Ji Chang-wook and type Han Hyejin grace the canopy of Seoul town E-book by ability of mag Grazia
Actor Ji Chang-Wook And Type Han Hyejin Grace The Canopy Of Seoul Town E-Book By Ability Of Mag Grazia

Actor Ji Chang-wook and type Han Hyejin grace the canopy of Seoul town E-book by ability of mag Grazia

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An go in combination with Grazia stated that Ji Chang-wook, who fascinated China with his roles in dramas comparable to "Empress Qi" and "Healer", and brand Han Hyejin has been appearing shiny performances in entertainment presentations recently, were the very good selection as models representing Korea at the canopy of the Seoul urban Book.

During the photoshoot, Ji Chang-wook said, "If anyone is visiting Seoul for the primary time, I"d love to take the guest to Han River for sure. I also advocate walking round the alleys in normal residential space in Seoul".

Seoul City E-book via Grazia containing the maximum recent and the best data on Seoul are issued in Korean and Chinese. The Chinese edition used to be issued in China on September 16th.

More photos from
More Photos From "sm Town Live In Seoul," Tears From Leeteuk, And More

More photos from "SM TOWN Live in Seoul," tears from Leeteuk, and more

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The "SM TOWN Live In Seoul" family concert took place on August 15 at the Sangam World Cup Stadium! Many artists like Kangta, BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, Super Junior-M"s Zhoumi and Henry, Girls" Generation, SHINee, f(x), EXO, Zhang Li Yin, Red Velvet, J-Min, and more performed, with special guest appearance by former label mate, Fly to the Sky.

This was also the first big concert appearance by Leeteuk since he was discharged from the military, so the Super Junior members yelled, "The real thing is here," at the sight of leader, Leeteuk, who joked to Eunhyuk, the temporary leader, "You get out."

After grabbing the mic, Leeteuk said, "It"s been a while since I last greeted you. I am Super Junior"s leader, Leeteuk. I will return to the position of a rookie." After yelling in a high tone, "It"s been two years since I greeted you. I really wanted to greet you. We are Super Junior," he shed tears.

SM Town releases promotional video for 'LIVE WORLD TOUR IV in SEOUL'

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SMTOWN is going to tour around the world once again to bring their talented artists closer to their respective fans and they are going to start in Seoul.

A promotional video is released featuring their biggest artists who will attend such as Kangta, BoA, TVXQ, ZhangLiYin, J-Min, Girls Generation, Super Junior, SHINee, f(X), and EXO.

CNBLUE To Release
Cnblue To Release "blue Night: 2012 Live In Seoul" Concert Dvd In Early May

CNBLUE To Release "Blue Night: 2012 Live In Seoul" Concert DVD In Early May

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After topping the Oricon charts in Japan with their 'Come On!! Arena Tour 2012' DVD recently, FNC Entertainment sets their sights on trying to duplicate their success in sales once again with CNBLUE's year end concert 'Blue Night: Live in Seoul' filmed on December 16th 2013 which is set to be released on DVD May 8th 2013. The long awaited home concert was their first in Korea since their super successful 'Blue Storm' tour kicked off in Seoul the year before. The quartet's two night event made news because of its sold out shows. Also due to CNBLUE's supporters and fans, the band was able to raise over 12 tons of rice donations to help those in need which is an honorable feat for the group.

Now CNBLUE invites you to attend 'Blue Night: Live in Seoul' 2012! The concert DVD will consists of 2 disc set and photo book with the following information:

In other CNBLUE news, the band is preparing to depart soon to kick off their 'Blue Moon' World Tour 2013 which will start on April 6th in Taipai, Taiwan and will continue tomajor cities throughout Asia and Australia and beyond. Further dates are to follow but plans have been made for visits to North and South America and Europe and will be revealed when schedules are finalized.

F.T. Island’s ’2012 TAKE FTISLAND IN SEOUL’ concert DVD tops charts in Taiwan and Japan
F.t. Island’s ’2012 Take Ftisland In Seoul’ Concert Dvd Tops Charts In Taiwan And Japan

F.T. Island’s ’2012 TAKE FTISLAND IN SEOUL’ concert DVD tops charts in Taiwan and Japan

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The concert DVD shows highlights of F.T. Islands live concert TAKE FTISLAND held last September and a total of 21 performances including their self-composed song Life, Paper Plane, Compass, Let It Go!, and Wanna Go.

F.T. Island will also release their 10th Japanese single You Are My Life on the 27th after holding a fan meeting at the Tokyo International Forum Hall A on the 17th.

FTISLAND Japan '2012 TAKE FTISLAND IN SEOUL' DVD Ranks Number 1 on Yamano Music

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Warner Music Japan released a preview for their new title song today. Their title song will be a rock ballad song. This new album will be released with 3 versions. Fans that buy all 3 will automatically be entered for a chance to win for the group to sing at a wedding of their choice.

Their will be 3 tracks for this single including, "You Are My Life", "BeatIt" and "Come Into My Dream." The PV has also been revealed online. You can watch it below:

They also attended the '27th Golden Disk Awards' in Malaysia this year and won the Bonsang Award. Member Lee Hong Ki was also the MC for Day 1 of the ceremony along with SISTAR Dasom.

The 2012 Seoul Design Festival
The 2012 Seoul Design Festival

The 2012 Seoul Design Festival

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Sun Woong Oh designed this nifty, multifunctional iPhone 5 case, called the Rolling Case. The colorful band you see in the photo is flexible. If you roll it up (as below), to use it as a kickstand on a flat surface. Or, unroll it flat against the back of the phone to use it as a clip to keep your earphone cords or business cards secured.

While Hong says the design inspiration comes from traditional Korean furniture, we can't help but wonder if even more ancient Korean artifacts may have been his muse. The resemblance is uncanny, no?

Hong described his design philosophy rather poetically, if not circuitously: "We always live our lives in so many stories. Among them, I design the stories of things that we just pass by and the beauties I can find in".

French Town in Seoul exudes exotic beauty
French Town In Seoul Exudes Exotic Beauty

French Town in Seoul exudes exotic beauty

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There are several brunch cafes offering delectable menus. Sicily is famous for its hand-drip coffee and cream cheese pasta while Caf Bello, just across from Sicily, boasts a brunch menu of its own consisting of scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, and Romaine salad. Brunch buffet Stove is very popular with young people who are escaping from the fast-paced lifestyle of the city. Mouthwatering cuisine from Spaghettis with all different sauces, pancakes, French fries, French toast, baked potatoes, all sorts of pizzas, and waffles are all prepared by 10 a.m. Ma deleine, located at the back alley just behind BeansBeans, has no menu but only offers a different daily special every day. Besides a taste of local French home cooking, visitors to Mad eleine also are satisfied with the caf's generous all-you-can-eat salads at just 10,000won.

The street also offers various types of traditional local foods from all around the world. It allures visitors to come by and taste ethnic cuisines such as Italian, Japanese and Singaporean.

Recently, the caf Damjang Yeope Gukhwaggot (Chrysanthemum by the fence) got its name on the list of hot places for its menu themed on tteok (Korean traditional rice cake). The best dish offered there is injeolmi (rice cake coated with bean flour), prepared with a few health-enhancing ingredients such as sweet pumpkin, sweet potato, black rice, and mugwort. A dish with ice flakes and red-bean porridge with chestnut and jujube is the famous seasonal delicacy. The desserts, which come out in brassware, seem well-suited with the vintage interior design and also the relaxing and cozy atmosphere of the neighborhood.