Last month, it was the season of university festivals in Korea. There is a certain image that reminds Koreans when we think of it, singers, and students selling foods, alcoholic beverages and so on. Yet, would this image about university festivals be common all around the world? With this curiosity,
At a glance, the nice, manly actor Ha Jungwoo and the cute, chubby boy Yoon Hu appear to have nothing in common. However, there is one thing similar. What common image can you think of them? Do the ma
“You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why, Santa Claus is coming to town.”Maybe, everybody has heard this Christmas carol at least once in their childhood. At Christmas time every year, we can hear this song when we walk on the streets. Lyrics of this carol tell that it is good for children not to cry and pout. By this content, we can know that this carol wants to make children be good boys and girls who readily obey what their parents say. Likewise, in Korean society, lots of people are required to be a good children in family, school and society. Then, is it really good for us to live as a good people in our society?
Think of the following examples. ① Daiso ② Gangnam Style ③ MuhanDojun(infinite challenge) ④ Lee Malneon Webtoon. What image do you get in your mind? Could you find any common ground in these? If the letter ‘B’ came into your thought, you’ve got the correct answer. ‘B’ is something lower than ‘A’ and we were taught that A is always the best. However, these days, paradoxically ‘B’ has changed this thought and become the main code of our cluture.
There is an old saying in Korea, ‘A tiger dies and leaves his coat. A man dies and leaves his name.’ As we can see from this, our ancestors respected their names and lived their whole lives striving to achieve its meaning. For them, name was sacred and they cherished not only their own name but also another’s. Now, looking back on yourself today. How many times did people call your name? In reverse, how many names did you call?
United Kingdom : London hosts the Olympic Games for the Third TimeThe 2012 Summer Olympics was held in London, United Kingdom, from the 27th of July to the 12th of August. It was also called the “Twitter Olympics” being the first to be held after Twitter was invented in 2006 (the internet site did n
What can you imagine about a secondhand bookstore? Does your image include an old owner, a stack of books, a bookshelf covered with dust, a faded bookmark with yellow color, and the smell of musty mol
DIY! It can be a very strange term. If you don’t know the word DIY, you can’t say you haven’t ever done in at once after knowing the meaning of it. Have you ever made the chocolate on Valentine day for your boyfriend or made soup using natural ingredients? If you can’t answer yes about them, maybe you have made a carnation with colored paper for your parents when you were young instead of buying a real flower. Yes, without realizing it, you did DIY once during your life time. Then what is DIY?
How much do you use public transportation? It differs by every person, but it remains a common fact for each and every one of us that public transportation is an indispensable service that people can’t do without. Perhaps, it’s because public transportation has been so naturally accepted into people
If you are interested in advertising, you will have an interest in advertisement and, by extension, dream to make an impressive advertisement by yourself. However, if you make an advertisement only yo
“If you don’t study, you can’t survive.” The words that you heard when you were preparing college entrance test as a high school student are now applied to all ages in our society. The university students should build specs* to succeed in a job market like war. Spending time for resting became luxury a long time ago and now students are very busy in doing part-time jobs or preparing various certificate tests during vacation. According to a research of 1118 office workers, seven in ten (73.8%) are doing self....
Recently there are prospects of lack of water in Korea because of abnormal changes of weatherlike extreme drought and flood. Now, water is not just water like catch line of product ‘Whenyou feel lack of 2%.’ People buy water to drink and boom in wellbeing makes various kindsof water like vitamin water. In this way, in our society water became an important item ofwellbeing life and an icon of new culture. Then what is the meaning of water's change?
Can you remember cartoon, A Dog of Plandes? A poor boy Nero who was the maincharacter desired to see Rubens’s masterpiece named Descente de Croix for his wholehis life. This painting was covered with heavy curtains and to see it, the viewer had to paymoney. In the last scene, the boy died slowly in cold and hunger, but at the same time hefelt happy in front of the painting he desired. In the trick art exhibition, you become a maincharacter when entering the painting in person. Andy Warhol’s Mariyln Monroe wasprinted on the T-shirt you are wearing. Awe of the art or popularization about the art.How should the art come to us?
When I entered in university first, becoming an exchange student was included in my campuslife dream. However, I couldn’t know well about how to prepare for it and didn’t have enoughmotivation because of strange university classes. Starting my second semester in 2007, I enteredSM-PAIR, Sookmyung’s international conference club. In this club, I studied on internationalissues and could see many students sent overseas as exchange students. It motivated me todream of being an exchange student and designing a conference, and this thought became stronger
Finally, almost three months of summer vacation is over. During thatlong time, students did lots of interesting things and spent a busy time.Doing part time work was one of them. How about foreign students?The Sookmyung Times (SMT) met four foreign students to hear abouttheir own country’s students’ part time work
There is a bunch of bananas. The Jews induce consumers to buy rationally by selling by a piece and doing inventory control through exact figures. On the other hand, Chinese wait insistently for a person who buys all the bananas to maximize profits despite the risk of waste disposal. Then how about Koreans? Koreans use a distinctive method diffent from others. They give an extra banana when consumers buy a bunch of them. It is the culture of Dum.
These days, a postbox in the apartment is fashionable. It became much prettier than before; for example, it became colorful and the shape of it became softer. However, inside the postbox, most of lett
2009 was the 100th birthday of Korean comics. For more than 100 years, Korean comics have made many changes to survive. The greatest change waswhen comic books became webtoons. However, Korean comics are still in trouble, so many people are looking for a way to grow the Korean comic industry...