[Weekender] The secret to YouTube success

YouTube stars are often described as self-made celebrities with bright ideas and irresistible content. They are considered brave pioneers whose outstanding creativity propelled them to success on thi...

Updated : 2018.09.13 15:08

[Weekender] Lucrative new world of YouTube

We are living in a world where a vast array of online videos are grabbing the eyes of everyone from toddlers to retirees. And increasingly YouTubers are making a living out of producing viral videos...

Updated : 2018.09.13 15:02

[Weekender] People in Noryangjin-dong talk about 2019 policy

Policymakers announced in late August that the government would hire 36,000 new civil servants in 2019, drumming up excitement among South Koreans studying to land a job in the sector. According to ...

Updated : 2018.09.06 17:53

[Weekender] The place where exam season never ends

“It is not filial piety to visit your parents over the weekend or bring them carnations on parents’ day,” says a slogan at a cram school for gongshisaeng in Noryangjin-dong, Seoul. “Good sons and...

Updated : 2018.09.06 17:24

[Weekender] Noryangjin, a home turf of test-takers’ soul food

Noryangjin, a cluster of private cram institutes for various national exams, is home to some 40,000 Korean test-takers in their 20s and 30s. As most of its students tend to stay near their cram scho...

Updated : 2018.09.06 17:15

[Weekender] Homemade dosirak, a healthy alternative with bragging rights

A neatly rolled omelet, half-cut cherry tomatoes and sprouts salad, fried cubes of meat and tofu in a packed meal, or “dosirak” in Korean, show off the delicate culinary skills of the cook. As one...

Updated : 2018.08.30 17:38

[Weekender] Rise of the convenience store dosirak

The word dosirak has a number of meanings in Korean. The word can mean any meal packed to be carried, the container specially designed for carrying packed lunches, or a Japanese style bento. However...

Updated : 2018.08.30 17:09

[Weekender] Dosirak, evolution of packed lunches

From transporting meals in bamboo wicker baskets during the Joseon dynasty, packed lunches, or dosirak in Korean, have evolved with the times, and become a source of nostalgia for some, and a conveni...

Updated : 2018.08.30 17:06

[Weekender] Riding solo: Koreans embrace personal mobility devices for urban travel

When 30-year-old Kim Young-hoon started a new job at a tech firm in Pangyo this year, he decided on a practical investment: an electric scooter for his daily commute from his home in Seohyun-dong loc...

Updated : 2018.08.23 16:08

[Weekender] Gliding through the city in style

It’s the coolest thing on the street. Whether on one or two-wheeled devices powered by rechargeable batteries, people who use personal transporters definitely draw attention. And clearly they’ve ...

Updated : 2018.08.23 16:07

[Weekender] Rising safety concerns over use of personal mobility devices in Korea

Many questioned the safety of personal mobility devices when the millionaire owner of the Segway company, Jimi Heselden, died after losing control of his Segway on a cliff in 2010. Despite the benef...

Updated : 2018.08.23 14:36

[Weekender] Sharing life in the bath

In a weekly web cartoon series popular a few years ago, “Ladies Bathhouse Report,” the cartoonist and public bathhouse devotee showed in detail what Korean women do at public bathhouses. One of th...

Updated : 2018.08.16 14:19

[Weekender] Bathing around the world

Although a simple everyday act, bathing, in some cultures has greater meaning. Some travelers say that exploring different bathing cultures around the world is a must, as it is a way to learn more a...

Updated : 2018.08.16 14:15

[Weekender] Art dives into old bathtubs

Public bathhouses used to be part of Korea’s culture. On weekends, sons and fathers, daughters and mothers went to bathhouses together, small plastic baskets filled with toiletries in tow. The life...

Updated : 2018.08.16 14:14

[Weekender] Korea’s top five energy-boosting summer dishes

As a record-breaking heat wave continues to scorch Korea, more people are turning to dishes that are believed to help beat the summer heat. Known as boyangsik, which translates to “invigorating foo...

Updated : 2018.08.09 16:30