[Weekender] Seoul spots for a stroll

Cars and people are not the only things the megalopolis is bustling with, as the fall has the Korean capital colored scarlet with falling leaves accompanying the cool breeze. There are a number of w...

Updated : 2018.09.27 16:50

[Weekender] In fall, Seoul offers bit of tradition, flair for fun

Breezy, sunny and cool, fall is arguably the best season to explore Seoul -- the capital filled with tradition, history and a flair for fun. As the fall weather is ideal for outdoor activities, the...

Updated : 2018.09.27 16:25

[Weekender] Planning your Chuseok escape

The three days of Chuseok this year and adjoining weekend mean most working people in Korea will have at least a four- or five-day break for the holiday. Some lucky souls may even say why bother and ...

Updated : 2018.09.20 17:53

[Weekender] The Chuseok experience: It all depends on the family

The big Korean holidays are notorious for daughters-in-law. While their husbands enjoy the luxury of being banished from the kitchen, some women spend several solid days cooking and washing dishes b...

Updated : 2018.09.20 16:13

[Weekender] Central Asians celebrate Chuseok at ‘home away from home’

During the Chuseok holiday, many Koreans gather to honor ancestors, reconnect with family members and eat festive meals together. But for non-Koreans, the holiday is different: Many family members l...

Updated : 2018.09.20 15:05

[Weekender] Celebrities rush to YouTube bandwagon

In a competitive entertainment world where self-promotion is essential, celebrities have long sought for new strategies to brand themselves. Previously, stars like Jisook of Rainbow showcased her hi...

Updated : 2018.09.13 15:47

[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