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[13 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 4,878 views]
Korean Soju Is Favorite Drink for Drowning Sorrows

Koreans drink different kinds of alcohol according to how they feel at the moment, a survey suggests. In the survey by the Korea Alcohol Research Center late last year of 2,200 people aged 19 to 59, some 85.2 percent of respondents said they drink Soju when they are distressed by personal problems, and 63.5 percent said they prefer beer when they are tired. Whiskey was the preferred drink for business occasions among 63.5 percent of respondents, and 70.8 percent chose wine as the best drink for creating a friendly or romantic mood…

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[12 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 7,418 views]
Korean Plastic Surgery

Eight out of 10 Korean women over the age of 18 feel they need cosmetic surgery, and one out of two has undergone Korean plastic surgery at least once, a survey has found. According to a doctoral dissertation published by Um Hyun-shin of Kyung Hee University’s Clothing and Textiles department, a survey of 810 women aged 18 and over living in Seoul and Gyeonggi revealed that 69.9 percent, or 566 of the respondents, said that they suffered stress because of their appearance…

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[9 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 23,082 views]
Korean Internet Radio – KBS World Radio

Korean Internet Radio – KBS World Radio: Your very own personalized “radio” on your computer. If you are a foreigner living in Korea or foreigner living abroad and you are interested in listening Korea KBS World Radio through the internet? You may need a program name KBS World 콩 (KBS World Kong). Kong is the sharpest way to listen to KBS World Radio. For those who are interested in learning Korean language, this is a chance for you to listen the more lively Korean conversations, hence improve your pronunciation…

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[7 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 4,635 views]
Internet Clubs in Korea

Internet Clubs in Korea has been growing rapidly throughout the years. Like many people in other countries, Koreans with common interests and hobbies set up their own clubs. The internet is widely used in Korea and internet clubs also flourish on websites. As the number of internet clubs increase, the interests and hobbies that people share get much more diversified. Some peculiar clubs formed recently have become the talk of the town.
Internet Clubs in Korea
The Artist Fans Club
The most famous internet clubs in Korea for teenagers is Artist Fans Club. …

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[3 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 4,372 views]
Korean people can’t live without a mobile phone

Korean people can’t live without a mobile phone? In Korea, you may have seen many people talking on their mobile phones at coffee shops, in the subway or on the streets. Mobile phones are so widely used in Korea that one out of two Koreans has one. Many people would never dream of giving up their mobiles and would rather do without home phones. Thus, the mobile phone is indispensable to most Koreans today…

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[25 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 4,406 views]
Korean Social and Lifestyle: It’s good to be single

In Korea, being unmarried and living alone, one may be called bachelor or maiden, singles, one-person home. These no longer sound unfamiliar even in family-oriented Korean society which had considered marriage essential to establish a family.
It’s good to be single
A statistical report by the Korean National Statistical Office shows that as of May 2005, the number of couples getting married has decreased drastically since 1996. The average age of first marriege has become higher continually-30.6 for men and 27.5 for women at present. In these findings, the increasing labor force …