I teach theories of International Relations (hereafter IR) at Sookmyung and I always emphasize two points in class. Firstly, our thinking about what goes on around the world is heavily shaped by theor
Just before the beginning of the school day, I traveled to Busan. I went various places; for example, marketplace, the PIFF (Pusan International Film Festival) square, baseball-park, and temple. Among
“I’ll be waiting for you in the library!” It is common talk to Sookmyungians. From this youcould guess that Sookmyungians use Sookmyung Women’s University Library (SMUL) easilyand frequently. Also SMUL is making an effort to develop the library to be the place forspending the time in-between classes beyond the place for self-studying. However there arelots of complaints about the library from Sookmyungians. What kinds of effort does SMULmake for professionalism and convenience as the university library? And what kinds ofremedies does SMUL plan for Sookmyungians?
When I was young, I used to get up at 8 AM every Sunday and sit in front of the TV like it was magic. Strangely, except Sunday, I couldnt get up without my mother’s help and I was late for school frequently. The magic word which made me wake up was Disney. Donald Duck and Timon were my own alarm clocks on Sunday morning. I am sure that you used to shorten your sleep for the programs like me or you have bought files or notes with Disney characters on covers at least once since you’ve grown up. It is the evidence that Disney is dwelling in our minds from children to adult. Finally, Disney who lives in our minds forever come out from animation.
My Kid Changed, a TV program that shows the process of improving child’s erroneous behavior, is famous for the effects of various methods to educate children. The Sookmyung Times (SMT) asked about play therapy to Cho Min Jung (CHO) who studies for the master’s course in play therapy.
Although most people are unpleased by the fact that they have lived in the world which is filled with money, they struggle hard to make money. University students also do their best to get good Englis
North Korea is Korea's most threatening enemy. However, North Koreans are our family sharing some of the same scars and memories. There is a club for Human Rights in North Korea endeavoring to inform people of this fact. Their name is HANA, Humanitarian Action for North Korea. The Sookmyung Times(SMT) met Yoo Sohee(representative of HANA), who believes a little interest makes a little change, and this little change makes big change.
Recently, various eyewitness accounts of UFO came pouring out; for example, a UFO was seen a day before the Marriage of Prince William of the U.K. The mystery of UFOs has led many to argue about their existence. Therefore, the Sookymung Times (SMT) interviewed Maeng Sunglyul (MAENG), who is president of the Korean UFO Association.SMT When is start of the controversy of UFOs?MAENG In 1947, June 24, Kenneth Arnold who was a CEO in America, made a flight in Mount Rainier National Park in Washington. While he was flying, he saw nine flying objects which looked like plates. After flying, he let people know about this Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) and it wasthe start of the UFO controversy.SMT I heard that there are two kinds of approaches in UFO study. First is the material scientific approach and the second is the mental scientific approach. Could you explain about it?MAENG Sometimes, UFOs are photographed and they are caught on radar. Also, they release great electromagnetic waves, so they influence things nearby. It is an important way to study UFOs. For example, digital analysis of pictures, objects which are detected by radar, changes of soil exposed near UFOs. However, when we investigate people who saw UFO nearly, we could realize that there is a mental scientific point. Forinstance, memory loss of some part, changes of one’s view of life, and trauma.SMT There is a hypothesis which relates UFO and the Pyramids. What is the relevance?MAENG There are two kinds of people who relate UFOs and pyramids. The first group is people who believe that pyramids were built by aliens, and that they brought civilization to us. The second group is people who think that pyramids were not built by aliens, but it is a fruit of civilizations from a long time ago or a prolongation of them. UFOs are a fruit of a high-degree of scientific knowledge; however, it is not developed in any country on earth. Therefore, the idea of the second group is that UFOs would be related with civilizations which disappeared a long time ago. Graham Hancock is the most popular person who claims the second group’s ideas. However, in this case, there is a doubt about why people of that civilization do not make a place on earth as a colony for themselves.SMT There are various pictures in which people said, “I photographed a UFO!” How do you make out whether it is real or not?MAENG Nowadays, development of composition skills makes classifying the real thing harder. However, basically, the shape of the pixels changes when we compose the picture. Especially, we could find out differences in distance. SMT Do you think a UFO is directly connected to aliens?MAENG There is no evidence that UFOs are related with aliens; however, we cannot exclude the possibility of aliens. For example, UFOs frequently appear around politically and socially sensitive areas. The disturbance happened in a nuclear testing ground in the U.S.A. in 1940. Therefore, because of national security, America investigated about the UFO. In Korea, an UFO appeared during the Korean War, in the spring of 1980, and the fall of 1995. The Korean War was an internationally serious situation at that time. Also, the spring of 1980 was an important time because it was a time of innovation in politics after President Park Chunghee died. Also nowadays, places where UFO appears are sensitive areas.SMT What do you think about the ripple effect when someone proves that UFOs really exist?MAENG It will have the biggest impact in the history of mankind when the UFO is proved. Most under the old system of politics, society, religions will face inevitable break down. You can see what we should do when UFO and alien are related in the COMETA report which deals about UFOs and it was written in 1999.SMT What does the Korean UFO Association do?MAENG The Korean UFO Association studies about UFO’s material scientific and mental scientific approach. Also, in cooperation with the UFO Analysis Center, True Finders, we winnow truth from falsehood of UFO films which are photographed in Korea with Foreign specialists...
Lim Yang Yunjeong / Editor-in-chiefThanks to.Firstly I want to appreciate my colleagues; my strong advisor Hyesun, perfect girl Dahye, lovely angel Jiwon, and english teacher Injin. I never forget tim
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Summer vacation is coming! All the freshmen must be excited to make a plan for what to do in their first vacation in college life. And sophomores, juniors, and seniors have their own plans to spend their vacation effectively and systematically. Well, what will you do in this summer vacation? Are you going on a trip or studying English? Tell us your story!