The average temperature on this past August was 34.5 degrees Celsius, an increase of about 3 degrees from last year (31 degrees Celsius). Until recently, home electrical charges were decided on a 6-category basis, and taxed accordingly. For example, the home that used under 100kWh was only charged 6
On Thursday July 28th, 2016, students at Ewha Women’s University started to demonstrate against the school. All arguments stemmed from the school’s ‘Future Life University‘, a college established for people in the labour force with highschool diplomas. Ewha Women’s University plans to establish two
August 15th has a lot of meaning for Koreans. It is the day Korea regained its independence from Imperial Japan in 1945. Koreans commemorate the day by displaying the Korean flag, called Taegeukgi. The day before Independence Day, on August 14th, Tiffany, a member of Girls Generation, a popular girl
At the moment, minimum wage is 6,030 won per hour, but from 2017 it will increase by 7.3% to 6,470 won. Some are arguing that this 7% is still too small to match the cost of living in Korea and that the percentage should equate to the economy situation. The opposition party has already said that the
THAAD is an acronym for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, the American system for defense against missiles. The system detects enemy missiles through the radar and then destroys them using defense missiles. THAAD was developed to bring down ballistic missiles before they reach their targets. THAD
Part of the Pacific Ocean, the South China Sea is a marginal sea encompassing an area stretching from the Singapore and Malacca Straits to the Strait of Taiwan, roughly 3,500,000 square kilometers. It is surrounded by six countries, namely China, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, Brunei, and Malaysia. T
Democratic Republic of the CongoHuge Ebola Virus Outbreak On October 25th, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that the number of the Ebola-infected has officially reached over 10,000 worldwide. The Ebola hemorrhagic fever is one of the most terrifying diseases connecte
CHINAConflict Leads to Failure of Antismoking Policy Contrary to many countries that are trying hard to reduce the smoking rates, China is having problems between the central government and the local government. China has intensified the antismoking policy in order to get rid of
THE UNITED KINGDOMJust Call 999 when You Need Help The UK has professional agents who receive the reports and deliver them to the police, fire department, or other emergency service departments rather than judging which department would best satisfy the needs of the reporter. 99
FRANCEDon’t Forget the Spirit of the French Revolution “We've been too concerned about identity of new arrivals, not enough about identity of country receiving them“ is a quote by the first French president of immigrant background, Nicolas Sarkozy. As the quote indicates, Fr
NETHERLANDSTwo Consecutive Days forRemembering Victims In the Netherlands, May 4th is the Dutch National Remembrance Day. The day is reserved for the victims who died in war, peace operations, and a variety of other military conflicts. People fly the flag at half-mast and hold m
HONG KONGOccupied by Two Countries, England and China At first, Hong Kong was part of China. It was one of China's islands. However, Hong Kong was occupied by very few residents because the land was desolate, except near the ocean. Hong Kong was used as a trading port. The a
EUROPENo Difference in Europe Recently the highly reputable medical journal The Lancet published the findings of the largest European study ever performed on the health eff ect of fine dust. The research, involving 367,251 Europeans in 13 countries, revealed that the health effe
While you laugh at a well-dressed awkward couple on a blind date, sitting in a restaurant not saying a single word, you secretly realize that it could be you in that seat in the future. For all-women’s university students, blind dating is a requirement course for anyone before graduation. Yet it is a natural campus tradition to have these unnaturally random meetings. Could this be a universal tradition? Let us listen to what the exchange students at SMU have to say about the dating cultures of their countries.
Korea is one of the countries with cities that never sleep. It is a rare phenomenon that most shops and services are open around the clock. In Korea, however, 24-hour opening is considered as a natural trend. Whenever you need something, you can get everything regardless of the time of night. Whenever you are hungry, although it is dawn, you can use a 24-hour delivery service of almost every kind of food. Have you ever experienced a delivery service at midnight? Or, have you ever used a café as a place to study all night? If you have, you are one of the people who are enjoying Korea’s ‘never sleep’ culture. In the night, lights are spread out over the city and none of them are going to sleep.