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.
Taking place on December 19, the presidential election is only a month away. Only people over the age of 19 are eligible to vote. Through an election, we choose a person who will lead Korea for five years. By a leader, Korea can grow more or be degraded more. So it is the most important election because throughthis, the president who is a leader of Korea will be decided. Since the pro-democracy movement, people in their twenties are not the generation who have received attention in the political world. However, since the financial crisis, this generation is the one are damaged directly as they are called the “Generation of 880 thousand won.” After this, they thought, “Nothing will change unless we act,” so they started to act through SNS and Daum Agora. However, still this kind of act did not really bring actual change...
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Like the “Subway line 1 woman who spoke rough words to the elderly,” or the “Bundang Line Smoking Woman,” we can easily find the videos of badly-behaving people on the Internet. People who saw the video criticize the person who behaved badly and think that kind of person has no common sense at all. Then, let’s look at the video differently. The people who also appear in the video are just sitting in their seats or taking a video. Actually, no one dissuades person who behaves badly. Then, let’s suppose you are one of the passengers in that case. Are you one who just watches or are you brave?
‘Mrs. Kim.' It is the word that means women who are unskilled at driving so that they causedaccidents. This word has been disputed whether it is a prejudice that only women are unskilledat driving. However, the point that we should take notice is ‘Mrs. Kim' is not just a prejudice. Actually, among women and also men who got drivers' license, it is hard to find people who drive properly. Everyone has dreamed that ‘I want to drive' when they were child and actuallythe place where most of the students who finished Korean SAT go is nothing but an academy for a driving license. Now, people have drivers' licenses just like an identification which every person has. The flood of driving license, is it okay?
Currently in Sookmyung Women’s University (SMU), there are various kinds of English classes. It has two objectives, one is to improve English skills of SMU students, and the second one is for foreign students who want to attend classes with SMU students. The Sookmyung Times(SMT) asked opinions to the foreign students about these classes. What are their general opinions about English classes?
Currently in Sookmyung Women’s University (SMU), there are various kinds of English classes. It has two objectives, one is to improve English skills of SMU students, and the second one is for foreign students who want to attend classes with SMU students. The Sookmyung Times (SMT) asked opinions to the foreign students about these classes. What are their general opinions about English classes?
“What is a high-rated movie these days?” When you go out to watch a movie, this may be the first word with your friend. Nowadays, the rating of something has emerged as a significant standard forcomparing. Many people think it is a specific and numeral degree to tell which one is better. With the active respond of public, the range of grading something has broadened out to include movies, music, book as well as pieces of art. It is not too much to say that people could not choose something without well organized ranking table. Do you think it is okay to grade something? Furthermore, have you been always satisfied with your choices based on the rating system? Let’s think about these ‘clever’ or ‘impudent’ sequences of numbers.
When you first enter the university, you might see hundreds of advertisements looking for a person. The person should be active, passionate, but the most important thing is whether she is creative or not. Why are these flying here and there? Most of you think these companies, the owners of the advertisements, are operated with innovative and superb technology, but that's not enough. What they really want to get is brilliant and sparkling ideas. They spare no effort to discover new ideas. In Korea, these concerns of companies also belongs to those who consider getting a position in the companies as their last goal, university students. The entire country has been shook by creativity, but it seems the number of real creators has not increased. Why has this contradictory phenomenon happened?
Im Mi-na, CEO of I-Ro Style, achieved sustainable growth in her career. At first, she started her business with just one hundred thousand won, but now, she is CEO of an Internet shopping mall which earns more than 400 million per year. She says the secret of her success is in her different idea from others. During the interview, she consistently put importance on thinking and acting differently. Her idea is reflected in the name of her business, which means different path (I (異) in Chinese characters means “different,” and RO (路) means “path.”)
When you first enter university, you might see hundreds of advertisements looking for a person. The person should be active, passionate, but the most important thing is whether he is creative or not. Why these are flying here and there? Most of you think these companies, who the real owner of the advertisements, are operated with innovative and superb technology, but that’s not enough. What they really want to get is brilliant and sparkling idea. They spend no effort to discover new idea. In Korea, these concerns of companies do not end for just their own problem, it belong to who consider getting a position in the companies as their last goal, university student. However, what makes fun is that, the entire country has been shook by creativity, but it seems not the number of real creator increase. Why this contradictory phenomenon happened?