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#PrayForSouthKorea

It is now the fifth day since the Korean ferry “Sewol” sank in the waters off Jindo in South Korea. That accident on April 16th will forever change the lives of the families of...

Korean ferry sinking: Entertainers join the nation in mourning 2

Korean ferry sinking: Entertainers join the nation in mourning

When the news of the Korean ferry “Sewol” was first broadcast, all the terrestrial channels: SBS, MBC and KBS stopped their regular programming. Up to today, they only been broadcasting about the Korean ferry...

Korean ferry heroes: Park Ji Young and Jeong Cha Woong 12

Korean ferry heroes: Park Ji Young and Jeong Cha Woong

I learned about the sinking of the Korean ferry “Sewol” when I checked Daum.net in the subway on my way to Bucheon. I was accompanying a visiting high school friend from the Philippines. There...

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Korean ferry sinking

On April 16 at 8:58 AM, the Korean coastguard off the coast of Jindo received a distress call of a ferry sinking. The ferry, SEWOL, left Incheon Passenger Terminal on April 15 at 9PM...

Is the Philippines a “death trap” for Koreans? 2

Is the Philippines a “death trap” for Koreans?

On Thursday, April 10th, news reports came out that a Korean student is found dead after being kidnapped for days. It is a story that kept netizens abuzz and a day after, it is...

An Afternoon at Petite France 1

An Afternoon at Petite France

Petite France is a famous filming location of Korean dramas. Among them are “Beethoven Virus”, “Secret Garden” and the recently concluded “The Man from the Stars”. I saw all three dramas and I wanted...

To me, Korea is… video contest! 0

To me, Korea is… video contest!

Remember the “I love Korea because…” video contest held two years ago? Here’s the follow-up to that contest… “To me, Korea is…” video contest ~ presented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Arirang...

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Filipina nanny in Korea

Remember the movie “The Taste of Money”? It is a Korean film that includes Maui Taylor. She plays the role of a Filipina nanny in Korea of a “chaebol” family. Her son and daughter...

Korean Scandal: Moms in the Philippines 9

Korean Scandal: Moms in the Philippines

A topic that made it to the trending list of Daum tonight is that of Korean moms in the Philippines. On MBC’s Reality Eye, they featured a story on Korean moms accompanying their children...