Globalization. No longer is this word unfamiliar to us. However, for a truly ‘globalized’ world, people should speak more than one language. Fortunately, learning a new language is not hard work with a smartphone app. Today, there are plenty of applications that help the user learn basic conversatio
Many adults remember coloring during their childhood. Coloring books featuring famous comic book characters, cute animals, and lovely princesses are popular with children, and coloring is considered an appropriate hobby for kids under eight. However, these days, coloring books for ‘adults’ have star
Throughout 5,000 years of Korean history, Seoul has been an important city. In the Chosun Dynasty, Seoul was the capital of the nation, and during that period, which lasted about 500 years, many palaces were built. Today, these palaces are famous heritage sites and are well visited by foreign visito
History is considered a difficult subject to learn. It usually requires much memorization, so students tend to be a little afraid to show interest in the subject. Also, after entering university, learning about history becomes more difficult unless students enroll in history courses. Taeeun, a repor
“What made us stop reading?” asked a reporter to two friends. “Korean society requires too much of us.” “Is it really necessary for us to read?” Reflecting on their answers, the reporter entered deep thought. Have people lost the desire to read in today’s highly competitive society? Or unlike tradit
Most people these days are wild about dieting. Whenever we see people who have good looking figures, we envy them. However, starting a diet is not easy. One needs so much self-control, which is usually the reason for giving up. Then, is it really possible to succeed dieting in healthy way? In order
How much did you spend today? Did you buy a cup of iced Americano coffee, have lunch with friends, spend money on transportation fee? Maybe you only remember that you spent money today. Or maybe you are wondering where and why did I spend my money? In elementary school, you would have been taught to
When you enter ‘national holiday’ on a search engine, the text, ‘how to not get fat after the holiday,’ appears. This result shows that, during Chuseok, lots of women are stressed by high calorie Korean traditional holiday food. If you also feel this way, there is an easy solution. It is to walk. Is
If you are currently living in Seoul, you might feel that Seoul is quite an unpredictable city. Behind its metropolitan facade, traditional shops and market places co-exist with marble floored department stores. The atmosphere is homey, casual, and fun. Therefore, it is well worth the drive to an ol
Looking around the grocery store, you will see a lot of vegetables displayed on shelves. Cabbage, broccoli, sesame leaves, and lettuce are the vegetables that most people eat and use for cooking. As health care has become an increasingly critical issue, organic vegetables have become more popular am
Have you ever raised something? From dogs to cats and even plants, many people like to care for something. Because society is getting more competitive, tired people relieve their loneliness by keeping pets that wag their tails only for their owners. Sadly, when the pets get sick or old, many people
When you think of ‘Winter,’ what comes to mind? Is it food like roasted sweet potatoes or activities like ice-skating? As the weather becomes colder, a growing number of people need help. Lots of people volunteer during winter. Some people might say “Volunteering is only for people who have the mone
Waking up every morning, taking lectures at college and have lunch with friends - this is a daily life of an ordinary female college student. Yet, what if the student was injured and could not use her...
“I eat dinner alone, I walk alone, and I watch a movie alone.” This is a famous song named “Alone” by K-pop girl group SISTAR. In this song, the character is alone because she separated with her boyfriend. However, this situation that we do everything alone because of a recently broken relationship is not merely anymore. According to a survey conducted of 120 university students, the most of students (81%) answered “It feels comfortable” about the question “How do you think about single life style?” The number of students who seek solitary lifestyle is increasing, and so are the places for them. The Sookmyung Times Reporter, Lee Myunghyun, went to those sites for single life-style people in order to experience their lives.
Drama Reply 1997, Busker Busker, KBS entertainment program The Human Condition. These are just a few examples of today’s cultural assets that are said to “stimulate an analogue sensibility.” The word analogue is originally used for technological instruments that indicate a linear quantity. Digital devices tell you automatically the information you need, but you have to read for yourself the needle on an analogue device, which is why the word analogue should mean manual and not vintage or retro. However, the current definition of analogue is exactly that. The meaning has expanded into an expression for the past, where they used to have analogue devices. Yet, the word has become too vague and conventional. So the Sookmyung Times Reporter, Yi Joonyoung, spent a day filled with the so called “analogue sensibility,”in order to find out its true definition.