[Weekender] The war of parking

Ever felt a sense of total devastation? How about trying to push a giant SUV forward so that it can make room for your car to drive out of a parking spot in a triple-park situation -- while running l...

Updated : 2018.05.25 17:07

[Weekender] Parking made easy via smartphone applications

From parking towers to vehicle elevators, South Koreans have found ways to alleviate the chronic parking space shortage. In particular, parking is a nightmare in Seoul, as the city’s nearly 10 milli...

Updated : 2018.05.25 15:57

[Weekender] College festivals evolve in South Korea

May has long been a month of festivity in South Korea, with special days to celebrate children, parents and teachers, among others. The month is also known for college festivals, where university st...

Updated : 2018.05.18 17:33

[Weekender] Festival booze ban dampens spirits for some, not all

Group drinking on campus grounds has long been the typical image of college festivals in Korea, but this year, the festivals won’t be the same. According to announcements given by several universit...

Updated : 2018.05.18 15:23

[Weekender] New voices on social issues raised at college festivals

In South Korea, people tend to associate the word “college festival” with performances by high-profile K-pop stars coupled with alcohol at night. This year, thought-provoking campaigns are making t...

Updated : 2018.05.18 15:17

[Weekender] Ticket scalping rampant at campus festivals

Among the biggest -- and most exciting -- events in university life in Korea are the campus festivals that are held annually across the country. Konkuk University’s campus festival poster Varying ...

Updated : 2018.05.18 15:06

[Weekender] Carb phobia: healthy diet or excessive frenzy?

“Have you eaten rice?” It’s one of the most frequently used greetings in Korea, where the staple has long been considered a synonym for a meal. Even amid the rise of western food and snacks, rice...

Updated : 2018.05.11 16:57

[Weekender] Diet foods suppress carbs, not appetite

A 28-year-old Oh Hye-jin’s day begins with drinking a 125 milliliter pack of non-sweet soy bean milk, mixed with powdered oats. On a strict diet, she prepares her breakfast after a morning exercise...

Updated : 2018.05.11 16:56

[Weekender] Reducing carb intake may pose health risk

Kwon Min-jeong, 36, a freelance translator, recently stopped eating carbohydrates believing it‘s the best way to lose weight. “Although I feel dizzy sometimes due to hypoglycemia, I don’t think I...

Updated : 2018.05.11 15:49

[Weekender] Children’s Day: A celebration of childhood

“May is green, we are growing. Today is the Children’s Day, It is our world” -- so goes a song celebrating the occasion. Children’s Day was first introduced here in 1923 by independence and chil...

Updated : 2018.05.04 16:53

[Weekender] Unwed single mothers battle against harsh reality

When Park Song became pregnant some five years ago, the father of her child changed his number and stopped responding to her messages. The 32-year-old was unmarried. Her mother had passed away, and h...

Updated : 2018.05.04 16:46

[Weekender] Singing for diversity in one voice

Krishjun Banavali, 11, has faced racial discrimination here just because his skin is darker than others. His mother Lee Sang-hee is a Korean who married an Indian national. Their son speaks both Kor...

Updated : 2018.05.04 15:23

[Weekender] Pyongyang vs. Hamhung: Naengmyeons of Korea

Naengmeyon -- icy cold noodles typically served in a broth made of beef, or marinated in a sweet-spicy sauce -- is a popular traditional dish in Korea, with demand particularly peaking in the summer....

Updated : 2018.04.20 16:42

[Weekender] Slurping cold bowl of nostalgia

Many Asian countries have long been home to cold noodle dishes, and in contemporary times, they have become a popular way to fight the heat during summer. And in Korea, naengmyeon is the cold noodle...

Updated : 2018.04.20 16:25

[Weekender] Why more Koreans are working out at home

Working out at home, often referred to as “home training” in Korea, is rising as a trend among busy modern consumers. Without leaving the comforts of the home, people are able to carry out an exte...

Updated : 2018.04.13 17:08