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What to do in Naeja-dong, Seoulโ€™s coolest neighbourhood

What to do in Naeja-dong, Seoulโ€™s coolest neighbourhood

To really test your cab driverโ€™s knowledge of downtown Seoul, ask to be taken to its newest hotspot: Naeja-dong. Located only minutes away from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Building, this unassuming neighbourhood of hanoks (traditional Korean houses) is filled with government workers improving diplomatic relations with foreign guests over some of the Korean capitalโ€™s best food and cocktails. Naeja-dong is split in two by the large Sajik-ro main street, and its northern border is a busy strip called the Sejong Food Village Street thatโ€™s made for for big reunion dinners and eating until your jeans rip. The southern half โ€“ Naeja-dongโ€™s more becoming side โ€“ remains a secret reserved for coffee snobs, whisky connoisseurs and lovers of a hongeo (fermented skate). For an intimate evening that spills over into the next morning, take a picturesque stroll through the neighborhoodโ€™s small alleyways and feast on the seafood appetizers at Seochon Gyedan-jip, before bar-hopping your way from one breathtaking whisky spot to another. Get cultured Hwanghakjeong archery range, Naeja-dong. Photograph: Korearoadtour / CC BY Although Naeja-dong is mostly about eating and drinking well, there are a handful of insightful cultural attractions in the area that often get overshadowed by the tourist giants in nearby neighbourhoods. Check outย Sajikdan, a Joseon Dynasty altar built for good harvest prayers, then head over the road toย Hwanghakjeong Archery Range. The institution was founded inย 1392 a

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็ฟป่จณ๏ผšๅฐๅฑฑย ็‘ ็พŽ ใ‚คใƒณใƒ‰ใƒใ‚ทใ‚ขๅ‡บ่บซใฎใ‚ธใƒฃใ‚ซใƒปใƒ‘ใƒผใ‚ซใƒผ๏ผˆJaka Parker๏ผ‰ใฏใ€ๅŒ—ๆœ้ฎฎๅœจไฝ๏ผˆ2018ๅนด6ๆœˆ็พๅœจใฏๆ—ขใซๅŒ—ๆœ้ฎฎใ‹ใ‚‰็งปไฝใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹๏ผ‰ใฎใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใƒฉใƒณใ‚นใƒ•ใ‚ฉใƒˆใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ•ใ‚กใƒผใ€‚ใƒ”ใƒงใƒณใƒคใƒณ๏ผˆๅนณๅฃŒ๏ผ‰ใซๅฎถๆ—ใจๆšฎใ‚‰ใ—ใ€ๅฝผใฎ2็•ช็›ฎใจ3็•ช็›ฎใฎๅญใฉใ‚‚ใฏ็พๅœฐใง็”Ÿใพใ‚ŒใŸใ€‚้ƒฝๅธ‚ใฎๅ†™็œŸใ‚’ๆ’ฎๅฝฑใ—ใ€Everyday DPRK๏ผˆ@everydaydprk๏ผ‰ใฎใƒกใƒณใƒใƒผใจใ—ใฆใ€ŽInstagramใ€ใงๅ†™็œŸใ‚’ๅ…ฌ้–‹ใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ€‚ๅฝผๅ€‹ไบบใฎใ‚ขใ‚ซใ‚ฆใƒณใƒˆใฏใ€@jakaparkerใงใƒใ‚งใƒƒใ‚ฏใงใใ‚‹ใ€‚ โ€ปใ‚ฟใ‚คใƒ ใ‚ขใ‚ฆใƒˆใ‚ฝใ‚ฆใƒซใฎ่จ˜ไบ‹ใ‚’่ปข่ผ‰

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Seoul bakery and bread guide

Seoul bakery and bread guide

Looking for an honest crust? Genuine connoisseur loafers can only take so much of the grocery store, square, pre-sliced kind before they have to break out and find a decent bakery. For the freshest and most filling baked products in town, head to our pick of Seoulโ€™s best bread and best places for bread-headsโ€ฆ

New ideas into old buildings

New ideas into old buildings

Even those who havenโ€™t been to NYC have heard of the famous Greenwich Villageโ€”Bohemian capital of the world. Far fewer recognize that this district would not even exist today had it not been for the activism of sociologist Jane Jacobs who argued: โ€œOld ideas can sometimes use new buildings. New ideas must use old buildings.โ€ This concept struck a bell as we walked in and out of the recent venues set up in the old hanok-heaven neighborhood of Ikseon-dong. Built during the Joseon Dynasty, this area has the largest concentration of hanoks outside Bukchon Village. It is a place where salt-and-pepper haired grandpas in their pajamas peer curiously at you from their slightly open wooden doors smudged with fingerprints dating back more than 40 years. Grandmas and their daughters, now old women too, tend to small flowerspeckled jungles climbing the front walls of their low-roofed, brick wall buildings. Looking up, the newer, taller edifices that now shroud Ikseon-dong hover above. More so than any other hot spot, venue owners were passionate about the locationโ€™s history. โ€œYou have to tell the story of the land,โ€ they pleaded. Some of them have taken great pains (financial and physical) to adapt the hanoks to the modernity of Seoulโ€”even to the complaints of longtime residents. Not all land-owners in this town hold a deep affection for their spaces as many of them bought the land with the intention to sell it for a higher property value in the future, not realizing that a highly controv

The best Mexican food in Seoul

The best Mexican food in Seoul

Ten years ago, finding a taco in Seoul - no matter the quality, was a big deal. Now with the explosion of Mexican restaurants that have happened over the past few years, we can afford to get a little picky when it comes to la comida. Which places have just the right amount of zest? Where can you get that lime tang? Those tacos where grease will stain your fingers afterwards? Time Out Seoul investigates.ย 

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็ฟป่จณ๏ผšๅฐๅฑฑย ็‘ ็พŽ ใ‚ชใƒฉใƒณใƒ€ใฎๅˆ‡ๆ‰‹่ฒฉๅฃฒ่€…ใ‚ฆใ‚ฃใƒฌใƒ ใƒปใƒ•ใ‚กใƒณใƒปใƒ‡ใƒซใƒปใƒ™ใƒซ๏ผˆWillem van der Bijl๏ผ‰ใฏใ€ใƒ—ใƒญใƒ‘ใ‚ฌใƒณใƒ€ใฎใƒใ‚นใ‚ฟใƒผใ‚„ๅˆ‡ๆ‰‹ใ‚’ๆŽขใ™ใŸใ‚ใ€1998ๅนดใซๅˆใ‚ใฆๅŒ—ๆœ้ฎฎใ‚’่จชใ‚Œใฆไปฅๆฅใ€ๅˆ่จˆ24ๅ›žใ‚‚่จชๆœใ—ใŸใ€‚ๅฝผใŒ้›†ใ‚ใŸ่ฒด้‡ใชใƒใ‚นใ‚ฟใƒผใ‚„ๅˆ‡ๆ‰‹ใฏใ€2015ๅนดใซใ‚ฝใ‚ฆใƒซๅธ‚็ซ‹็พŽ่ก“้คจใซใฆใ€ŽNKใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ธใ‚งใ‚ฏใƒˆใ€ใฎไธ€็’ฐใจใ—ใฆๅฑ•็คบใ•ใ‚ŒใŸใ€‚ๅฝผใฏใ€Œใ‚ขใƒผใƒˆใซใฏไฝ•ใงใ‚‚่ˆˆๅ‘ณใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใ€‚ๅˆ‡ๆ‰‹ใ‚‚ใใ†ใ ใŒใ€ๅŒ—ๆœ้ฎฎใฎๆ”ฟๆฒป็š„ใชไฝœๅ“ใฏใ€ๅ˜็ด”ๅŒ–ใ•ใ‚ŒใŸๆ–นๆณ•ใงๆใ‹ใ‚Œใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ€‚ใใฎ็ตตใซ่พผใ‚ใ‚‰ใ‚ŒใŸใ€Žใƒกใƒƒใ‚ปใƒผใ‚ธใ€ใ‚’็†่งฃใ™ใ‚‹ใŸใ‚ใซใฏใ€ใ‚ขใƒผใƒˆใฎ็Ÿฅ่ญ˜ใฏๅฟ…่ฆใชใ„ใ€‚ใ™ในใฆใฎไบบใฏใ„ใคใ‚‚ๅนธใ›ใใ†ใงใ€ๅธธใซๆบ€้ขใฎ็ฌ‘้ก”ใ‚’่ฆ‹ใ›ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ€ใจ่ชฌๆ˜Žใ™ใ‚‹ใ€‚2013ๅนดใซๅŒ—ๆœ้ฎฎใ‚’่จชใ‚ŒใŸ้š›ใซๅฝผใฏ้€ฎๆ•ใ•ใ‚Œใ€2้€ฑ้–“ใซใ‚ใŸใฃใฆๅŽ็›ฃใ•ใ‚ŒใŸใ€‚ใใ‚Œไปฅๆฅใ€ๅฝผใฏๅ‹ไบบใ‚„ๅˆ‡ๆ‰‹ใฎไบคๆ˜“ๆ‰€ใŒๅพ…ใคๅŒ—ๆœ้ฎฎใซใฏๆˆปใ‚‹ใ“ใจใŒใงใใชใใชใฃใฆใ—ใพใฃใŸใ€‚ใ€Œๅ‹ไบบใจใพใฃใŸใ่ฉฑใ›ใšใ€ใจใฆใ‚‚ๅฏ‚ใ—ใ„ใ€‚ๅŒ—ๆœ้ฎฎใ‚’่จชใญใฆๅ‹ไบบใŸใกใจๅ†ไผšใ—ใŸใ„ใจๅผทใๆ€ใ†ใŒใ€็พๅœจใฎ็Šถๆณใงใฏไธๅฏ่ƒฝใ ใ‚ใ†ใ€ใ€‚ โ€ปใ‚ฟใ‚คใƒ ใ‚ขใ‚ฆใƒˆใ‚ฝใ‚ฆใƒซใฎ่จ˜ไบ‹ใ‚’่ปข่ผ‰

Hot spot: Oh damn, Cheongdam

Hot spot: Oh damn, Cheongdam

For those who vow to never hang out south of the river, Cheongdam can be the epitome of everything that is dislikeable about the Gangnam area. Expensive, exclusive and elite; Cheongdamโ€™s the meanest of the Mean Girls. All the buildings become a blur with one lavish, luxurious exterior after another, and unlike central Seoul spots where itโ€™s easy to walk from one place to another, the blocks are long and arduous, making Cheongdam somewhat of an intimidating space to explore. A name thatโ€™s long been in the know amongst trendsetters, the neighborhood is making a comeback and itโ€™s not uncommon to hear the phrase, โ€œCheongdam is rising again.โ€ For many a K-pop lover, the Hallyu streets, which are becoming more and more tourist-friendly, smell of their favorite celebrities with the JYP building and the K-Star Road right in center of the neighborhood. But the neighborhood is making other developments as wellโ€”becoming slightly more affordable and mixing in some down-to-earthness without losing its upscale feeling. Put on your nicest shoes and hold your head high because this is your exclusive invite to the most elite Gangnam party.ย 

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๋ฒ ์ด๊ธ€๋ฃจ

5 out of 5 stars

๊ณ ๋ฐฑํ•˜๊ฑด๋Œ€, ๋‚œ ๋‰ด์š•์˜ ๋ฒ ์ด๊ธ€์— ๋Œ€ํ•ด ์ƒ๊ฐํ•˜๊ธฐ๋งŒ ํ•ด๋„ ๋ˆˆ๋ฌผ์ด ๋‚  ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™๋‹ค. ๋‹จ์ˆœํžˆ ๋ฒ ์ด๊ธ€์— ๋Œ€ํ•œ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ์›€์ด๋ผ๊ธฐ๋ณด๋‹ค๋Š” ์ง‘์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ์›Œํ•˜๋Š” ํ–ฅ์ˆ˜๋ผ๊ณ  ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค. ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ ๋‚œ 3๋ฒˆ๊ฐ€์˜ โ€˜์—์Šค์–ด ๋ฒ ์ด๊ธ€(Ess-a-Bagel)โ€™์—์„œ ํŒŒ๋Š” โ€˜๊ฒ‰์€ ๋”ฑ๋”ฑํ•˜๊ณ  ์•ˆ์€ ์ซ€๋“ํ•˜๊ณ  ์ด‰์ด‰ํ•œโ€™ ๊ฐˆ๋ฆญ ๋ฒ ์ด๊ธ€๊ณผ ์•ผ์ฑ„ ํฌ๋ฆผ ์น˜์ฆˆ์— ๋Œ€ํ•œ ๊ฟˆ์„ ์ผ๋…„์— ์ ์–ด๋„ ํ•œ ๋ฒˆ ์ด์ƒ ๊พผ๋‹ค. ๊ฒŒ๋‹ค๊ฐ€ โ€œ์„œ์šธ์—์„œ ๋ง›์žˆ๋Š” ๋ฒ ์ด๊ธ€์„ ์‚ด ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ๊ณณ์ด ์ƒ๊ฒผ๋‹คโ€ ๋Š” ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๋“ค์„ ๋•Œ๋งˆ๋‹ค ๋‚˜๋งŒํผ ๋ƒ‰์†Œ์ ์œผ๋กœ ๋ฐ˜์‘ํ•˜๋Š” ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋„ ์—†์„ ๊ฒƒ์ด๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ ๋‚˜๋Š” ์›ํšจ๋Œ€๊ต ๊ทผ์ฒ˜์— ์ƒˆ๋กœ ์ƒ๊ฒผ๋‹ค๋Š” ๋ฒ ์ด๊ธ€๋ฃจ๋กœ ํ–ฅํ•˜๋ฉด์„œ๋„ ํฐ ๊ธฐ๋Œ€๋ฅผ ํ•˜์ง€๋Š” ์•Š์•˜๋‹ค. โ€˜์—ฌ๊ธฐ ๋ฒ ์ด๊ธ€์ด ์•„๋ฌด๋ฆฌ ๋ง›์žˆ๋‹ค๊ณ  ํ•ด๋„, ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ๊ณผ์—ฐ ์ด ๋จผ ๊ณณ๊นŒ์ง€ ๋จน์œผ๋Ÿฌ ์˜ฌ๊นŒ?โ€™๋ผ๊ณ  ์ƒ๊ฐํ–ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์ด๊ณณ์—์„œ ์•ฝ๊ฐ„ ์ฃผ์ €ํ•˜๋ฉฐ ๊ทธ๋“ค์˜ ๊ณ„ํ”ผ-๊ฑดํฌ๋„(์‹œ๋‚˜๋ชฌ-๋ ˆ์ด์ฆŒ) ๋ฒ ์ด๊ธ€์„ ๋ง›๋ณด์•˜๋Š”๋ฐ, ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ๋ง›์žˆ์–ด์„œ, ์˜คํžˆ๋ ค ๋ง›์žˆ๋‹ค๋Š” ์‚ฌ์‹ค์„ ๋ฏฟ๊ธฐ๊ฐ€ ํž˜๋“ค ์ •๋„์˜€๋‹ค. ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ๋‰ด์š•์ด ์•„๋‹Œ ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ๊ณณ์—์„œ ์ˆ˜์—†์ด ๋จน์–ด๋ณธ, ๊ฒ‰์€ ๋ˆ…๋ˆ…ํ•˜๊ณ  ์•ˆ์€ ๋ถ€์Šค๋Ÿฌ์ง€๋Š” ๋นต ๊ฐ™์€ ์งํ‰ ๋ฒ ์ด๊ธ€์ด ์•„๋‹ˆ์—ˆ๋‹ค. ํ”Œ๋ ˆ์ธ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ํ†ต๋ฐ€, ๋ธ”๋ฃจ๋ฒ ๋ฆฌ, ๋งˆ๋Š˜ ๋“ฑ์— ์ด๋ฅด๋Š” ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ๋ฒ ์ด๊ธ€ ์ข…๋ฅ˜๋Š” ๋†€๋ผ์šธ ์ •๋„์˜€๋‹ค. ๋ฒ ์ด๊ธ€๊ณผ ํ•จ๊ป˜ ์ œ๊ณต๋˜๋Š” ํฌ๋ฆผ ์น˜์ฆˆ์˜ ์ข…๋ฅ˜๋„ ๋งค์šฐ ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•  ๋ฟ ์•„๋‹ˆ๋ผ (๋ˆ„ํ…”๋ผ, ๊ฟ€, ํ˜ธ๋‘, ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ํ• ๋ผํ”ผ๋‡จ ๋“ฑ์˜ ์‹ ์„ ํ•œ ์˜ต์…˜๋„ ์žˆ๋‹ค) ํด๋ž˜์‹ํ•œ ๋ฒ ์ด๊ธ€ ์ƒŒ๋“œ์œ„์น˜๋„ ์„ ํƒํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค. ๊ตฌ์šด ๊ฐˆ๋ฆญ ๋ฒ ์ด๊ธ€๊ณผ ์•ผ์ฑ„ ํฌ๋ฆผ ์น˜์ฆˆ๋ฅผ ์ฃผ๋ฌธํ•œ ํ›„, ์Œ์‹์ด ๋‚˜์˜ค์ž๋งˆ์ž ๋‚˜๋Š” โ€œ์ž ๊น๋งŒ์š”, ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ์ด๋Ÿฐ ์ผ์ด ์žˆ์„ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์ฃ ?โ€ ํ•˜๊ณ  ๋˜๋ฌผ์–ด์•ผ ํ–ˆ๋‹ค. ๋งค๋‹ˆ์ €์ธ ํ•„๋ฆฝ ์˜ค ์”จ๋Š” ๋‰ด์š•์—์„œ ์˜จ ๊ฒƒ๋„ ์•„๋‹Œ๋ฐ ๋ง์ด๋‹ค.(๊ทธ๋“ค์€ ์บ˜๋ฆฌํฌ๋‹ˆ์•„ ์ถœ์‹ ์ด๋‹ค!) ํ•˜๋“œ์ฝ”์–ด ๋‰ด์š”์ปค๋“ค์€ ์ข…์ข… ํ”ผ์ž์™€ ๋ฒ ์ด๊ธ€์ด ๋‰ด์š•์˜ ์ƒ์ง•์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ ๋œ ์ด์œ ๋Š” ๋‰ด์š• ์ฃผ์—์„œ ๋‚˜๋Š” ๋ฌผ์— ํ•จ์œ ๋œ ์นผ์Š˜๊ณผ ๋งˆ๊ทธ๋„ค์Š˜์˜ ํŠน๋ณ„ํ•œ ๋น„์œจ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์ด๋ผ๊ณ  ๋ฏฟ๊ธฐ๋„ ํ•œ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋ ‡๊ธฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์— ๋‰ด์š• ๋ฐ–์—์„œ ๋ง›์žˆ๋Š” ๋ฒ ์ด๊ธ€์„ ์ฐพ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์€ ๊ฑฐ์˜ ๋ถˆ๊ฐ€๋Šฅํ•˜๋‹ค๊ณ  ์ƒ๊ฐํ•œ๋‹ค.(์ฝœ๋กœ๋ผ๋„์˜ ๋กœ์  ๋ฒ„๊ทธ ๋ฒ ์ด๊ธ€์€ ๋ฒ ์ด๊ธ€์˜ ๋ง›์„ ์ข‹๊ฒŒ ํ•˜๊ธฐ ์œ„ํ•ด ๋‰ด์š•์˜ ๋ฌผ์„ ์žฌํ˜„ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ธฐ์ˆ ์„ ๋งŒ๋“ค์–ด๋‚ด๊ธฐ๋„ํ–ˆ๋‹ค.) ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ ์ด ๊ฐ€์กฑ์€ ๋ฒ ์ด๊ธ€์„ ๋งŒ๋“ค๊ธฐ ์œ„ํ•ด ๋ฐ”๋‹ท๋ฌผ์— ๋“์ธ๋‹ค! ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๋‰ด์š•์—์„œ ๋ช‡ ๋‹ฌ ๋™์•ˆ ์ง€๋‚ด๋ฉฐ โ€˜์™„๋ฒฝํ•œ ๋ฒ ์ด๊ธ€์„ ๋งŒ๋“ค๊ธฐ ์œ„ํ•œ ๋ฐฉ๋ฒ•์„ ์—ฐ๊ตฌํ–ˆ๋‹ค๊ณ  ํ•œ๋‹ค. ๋‚œ ์ด๊ณณ์˜ ๋ฒ ์ด๊ธ€์ด์–ผ๋งˆ๋‚˜ ์™„๋ฒฝ์— ๊ฐ€๊นŒ์šด์ง€ ์ƒ๊ฐํ–ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ฐœ์ธ์ ์œผ๋กœ๋Š” ์กฐ๊ธˆ ๋” ๋”ฑ๋”ฑํ•œ ๋ฒ ์ด๊ธ€์„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๊ธฐ๋Š” ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ, ์•ˆ์ชฝ์€ ์™„๋ฒฝํ•œ ๋น„์œจ์˜์ด‰์ด‰ํ•จ์„ ์ง€๋…”์œผ๋ฉฐ, ์ž…์•ˆ์—์„œ๋„ ๋ถ€๋“œ๋Ÿฝ๊ฒŒ ์”นํžŒ๋‹ค. ์ด๊ณณ์˜ ๋ฒ ์ด๊ธ€์€ ๋‰ด์š• ๊ธฐ์ค€์—์„œ๋„ ๋ง›์žˆ๋‹ค๊ณ  ํ•  ๊ฒƒ์ด๋‹ค. ๋งˆ์นจ๋‚ด,ย ๋‚˜๋Š” ๋ฐค์— ํŽธํžˆ ์ž ๋“ค ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์„ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™๋‹ค.

Bageloo

Bageloo

5 out of 5 stars

Confession: The thought of a New York bagel can bring me to tears. Sure, it has more to do with general homesickness than just remembering โ€œthe hard on the outside but chewy and moist ย on the insideโ€ texture of Ess-a-Bagel on 3rd Ave, but I literally dream about their toasted garlic bagel with vegetable cream cheese at least once a year. And no one is a greater skeptic than I am when I hear โ€œdecent bagels have come to Seoul.โ€ With this in mind, my expectations are low as I head over to Bageloo near Wonhyo Bridge and I think: โ€œEven if these are okay, why would I come all the way here?โ€ Reluctantly, I try a sample of their cinnamon-raisin bagel and itโ€™s so good that Iโ€™m reluctant to believe it. Itโ€™s not dry on the outside with crumbling bits of bread on the inside like so many imitations Iโ€™ve tried outside of the Big Apple. Their selection of bagelsโ€”everything from plain to whole wheat, blueberry, garlic and moreโ€”are impressive. Bagels are offered with a variety of cream cheeses (nutella, honey walnut and jalapeรฑo being some of the more interesting options), as well as your pick of classic bagel sandwiches. Manager Phillip Oh and his parents, who run the place as a family business, greet us in flawless English. My order of a toasted garlic bagel with vegetable cream cheese comes out and I have to ask, โ€œWait, how did this happen?โ€ The Ohs aren't even from New York! Theyโ€™re from California! Hardcore New Yorkers often believe that both pizza and bagels are New York specialties bec

Ver's Garden

Ver's Garden

Yeonnam-dongโ€™s VERS Garden uses flowers and plants as the main ingredients for their unique and stylish interior. Upon entering, you will see around 30 types of unique plants and flowers on display all around you, even in the water dispenser. It is a cafรฉ and a flower shop, which transforms into a wine bar for the evenings. Customers are welcome to bring in their furry friends here, and considering the quality time with your best buddy, surrounded by beautiful flowers, the price of drinks (most herb teas are 7,000 โ€“ 7,500 won) here are not bad at all (their Choco Shake with floral scents is a specialty). Donโ€™t forget to bring potty pads if youโ€™re accompanied by your dog, as the cafรฉ itself doesnโ€™t offer any. Oh, and itโ€™s a great place to take selfies with your dog!

Tubester

Tubester

Just when you thought youโ€™ve done everything you can by the Han River, Tubester is here to give you an opportunity to do something on the Han River. A large tube-boat fully capable of seating 6 and equipped with a parasol to protect you from the sun, riding the Tubester is one of the most trending things to do in Seoul right now. You can bring your own food to picnic on the river during the day or a few drinks for a quiet party surrounded by the Seoulโ€™s beautiful nightline. Give them a call and make a reservation in advance for the weekday or bear the lines during the weekend.ย 

Vault +82

Vault +82

The Vault Steakhouse has a great interior and ambience, but itโ€™s the steak that really makes the place shine. The restaurantโ€™s secret is that it orders its delicacies from Master Purveryors, Inc., where renowned New York restaurants Wolfgangโ€™s and Peter Luger Steakhouse also order from, so youโ€™re already assured quality meat. After the meat arrives it goes through an in-house wet and aging process. Their sides of tomatoes, onions and creamed spinach add a nice touch to the main. With the juicy meat melting in your mouth you canโ€™t deny that this restaurant serves up a proper steak. The lunch menu is reasonably priced as well.ย 

Mr.children

Mr.children

Behind a rusty yellow door, you'll find Mr.childrenโ€”a single malt and cocktail bar with many different layers to say the least. Opened just this past May, the bar, which is for โ€œthose who are children at heart,โ€ is divided into three consecutive sectionsโ€”each more decadent than the next. The first section, decorated with street lamps, is the bar's most casual setting and has an indoor-outdoor concept. Through a door in the first section, you can get to the more lavishly decorated second section filled with overstuffed dark leather sofas, and through another door you'll see large crystal chandeliers and a glamorous golden mirror.ย The cocktails are as thoughtfully crafted as the interior, so sit back and enjoy a drink (or two).

Dior Cafรฉ

Dior Cafรฉ

On the 5th floor of Diorโ€™s flagship store sits a peaceful yet glamorous cafรฉ. Once the doors of the space open, it can be slightly intimidating as one is ushered towards the elevator located near the back of the first floor. The cafรฉ is known for serving up-scale desserts crafted by world famous pรขtissierPierre Hermรฉ, the Picasso of pastry. Notable on the menu is the Glacee Ispahan, which is served in a wine glass ornately filled with a mixture of red, pink, and white creams and sorbets.

Cafรฉ 74

Cafรฉ 74

Since opening its doors in 1999, this local venue continues to receive lots of love from the public. Back then, it was the first of its kind to offer a good brunch as they served up everything from eggs benedict to waffles. The restaurant continues to create new dishes to satisfy the changing times. And when the sun sets, the bar is at hand. Grab a cocktail and head out to the terrace and enjoy the nice breeze and creaking of bamboos.

Mixology

Mixology

One of Cheongdamโ€™s hottest new spots, this basement cocktail bar looks like it could have been in a scene from a โ€˜90s Hollywood movie. With large leather couches and mirrors on the ceiling, the dรฉcor and dim lighting is impeccably cinematic. To add to the dynamism of the place, there are crafting classes that are held in a leather studio in the side-room and one-day classes have become a specialty of the bar, which is owned by three different bartenders. Each bartender has his own specialty: world-renowned Kim Bong-ha, classic cocktail specialist Kim Hyun and Kim Jun-hee, one of Koreaโ€™s leading ice carvers and creative drink makers. Try Jun-heeโ€™s jasmine-infused Meditation, one of our new favorite drinks in town.ย 

Ciel de Monet

Ciel de Monet

The restaurantโ€™s name means โ€œSky of Monetโ€ in French. And unlike most bars with dim lighting, this venue offers a more uplifting atmosphere. Operating as a cafรฉ on the first floor and a bar in the basement, food items like crepes and quiches can be served to those sitting downstairs at the bar (last orders at 9pm). When you enter the premises, you are greeted with a glass of 30-year-old Ballantineโ€™s and the fragrances of the numerous candles. Once seated, a bottle of San Pellegrino and a small platter of cheese and fruits are presented.

Modern East

Modern East

The perfect place for those looking for fine dining at a reasonable price, this restaurant offers a unique three-course dinner that comes with an amuse-bouche. The owner-chef Choi Jong-mun calls it a "fairy tale course," as the meal was inspired by children's stories. The course includes an amuse-bouche made with beets and balsamic vinegar, an appetizer made with carrots and orange puree and steak with sauce served in a glass slipper. Since the courses are seasonal, those who enjoy Gothic fiction can try the "Dracula Course" to be released later this summer.

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EVERYONE'S ANGRY ABOUT : Litter

EVERYONE'S ANGRY ABOUT : Litter

What do the calming waves of Hyeopjae have in common with the delicate cherry blossoms of Gyerongsan? Trash andย  litter. Take a look at Haeundae Beach during the summer and you may find more soju bottles in the blue waters than in the convenience stores nearby. Didnโ€™t we all attend kindergarten where our teachers told us that trash goes inside the trash cans? Most of us donโ€™t even treat our rooms the way some people treat major tourist attractions. Isnโ€™t it commonย  knowledge that putting plastic into the ocean can choke and kill marine animals? That leaving trash on the street can be dangerous for people walking or those driving with their cars? Sure, people can argue that we need more trash cans,ย  but cโ€™mon, will it really hurt you to keep your trash in a plastic bag until youโ€™re at a rest stop?

THINGS WE THINK THIS MONTHโ€ฆ : Vacation time

THINGS WE THINK THIS MONTHโ€ฆ : Vacation time

Between my friends, the question of โ€œHowโ€™s your boyfriend?โ€ has become synonymous with โ€œHowโ€™s work?โ€ After all, I spend more time on my computer than I do on my boyfriend. Sometimes, stumbling home at 2am, I โ€œdrunkenlyโ€ย  ramble the words โ€œI need a vacation,โ€ as if I had been out partying instead of in the office staring at the abyss of words and numbers. In a country full of workers that The Financial Times coins โ€œworkaholics,โ€ the average Korean works the second longest hours in the OECD (2,124 hours a year in 2014) and is, according to Expediaโ€™s 2015ย  Vacation Deprivation Study, โ€œthe worldโ€™s most vacation deprived.โ€ According to the study, Koreans are offered a total of 15 days but only take six (a stark contrast to the 11 days off thatโ€™s the average in the States), and 57% of all Koreans feel that they are โ€œvacation deprived.โ€ However, as many Koreans will empathizeโ€”โ€œhaving a day offโ€ on paper doesnโ€™t necessarily equate to โ€œbeing able to go on vacation.โ€ Although bigger companies like Samsung,ย  Shinhan and Doosan go out of their way to encourage their employees to take a vacation, the rest of us who illustraion: lee dami work for smaller companies have many other determinants to consider. Will my boss get the impression that I donโ€™t care about my job? Will my coworkers have to work more while Iโ€™m away? Will I get emails and phone calls thatโ€™ll eat up my entire day? Will I have work piled up after I return? For those that work based onhourly rates, the question is more a ma

EVERYONE'S ANGRY ABOUT : ์“ฐ๋ ˆ๊ธฐ ๋ฌด๋‹จํˆฌ๊ธฐ์˜ ๊ณ„์ ˆ?

EVERYONE'S ANGRY ABOUT : ์“ฐ๋ ˆ๊ธฐ ๋ฌด๋‹จํˆฌ๊ธฐ์˜ ๊ณ„์ ˆ?

ํ˜‘์žฌ ํ•ด๋ณ€์˜ ์ž”์ž”ํ•œ ํŒŒ๋„์™€ ๊ณ„๋ฃก์‚ฐ์˜ ์•„๋ฆ„๋‹ค์šด ๋ฒš๊ฝƒ ์‚ฌ์ด์˜ ๊ณตํ†ต์ ์€? ์ด๋Ÿฐ ๋ง ํ•˜๊ธฐ ๋ฏธ์•ˆํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ, ๋ฐ”๋กœ ์“ฐ๋ ˆ๊ธฐ๋‹ค. ์—ฌ๋ฆ„์— ํ•ด์šด๋Œ€ ํ•ด์ˆ˜์š•์žฅ์— ๊ฐ€๋ณด๋ฉด ๊ทผ์ฒ˜ ํŽธ์˜์ ๋ณด๋‹ค ๋งŽ์€ ์†Œ์ฃผ๋ณ‘์ด ํ•ด์•ˆ๊ฐ€์— ๋„๋ธŒ๋Ÿฌ์ ธ ์žˆ๋‹ค. ๋‹ค๋“ค ์œ ์น˜์›์—์„œ ์„ ์ƒ๋‹˜ํ•œํ…Œ ์“ฐ๋ ˆ๊ธฐ๋Š” ์“ฐ๋ ˆ๊ธฐํ†ต์— ๋ฒ„๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๊ฑฐ๋ผ๊ณ  ๋ฐฐ์šฐ์ง€ ์•Š์•˜๋‚˜? ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๋ฐ”๋‹ค์— ํ”Œ๋ผ์Šคํ‹ฑ์„ ๋ฒ„๋ฆฌ๋ฉด ํ•ด์–‘ ๋™๋ฌผ์ด ๊ทธ๊ฒƒ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์— ์งˆ์‹ํ•ด ์ฃฝ์„ ์ˆ˜๋„ ์žˆ๋‹ค๋Š” ๊ฑด ์ƒ์‹ ์•„๋‹Œ๊ฐ€? ๊ธธ์— ์“ฐ๋ ˆ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๋ฒ„๋ฆฌ๋Š” ํ–‰๋™์ด ๊ธธ ์œ„์˜ ํ–‰์ธ๋“ค๊ณผ ์šด์ „์ž ๋˜ํ•œ ์œ„ํ—˜์— ๋น ํŠธ๋ฆด ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค๋Š” ๊ฒƒ ๋˜ํ•œ ์šฐ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๋ชจ๋‘ ์•Œ๊ณ  ์žˆ๋‹ค. ์‹ฌ์ง€์–ด ์•„์ €์”จ๋“ค์ด ๋ฐ˜์ฏค ํƒ„ ๋‹ด๋ฐฐ๋ฅผ ์‚ฐ์— ๋ฒ„๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ๋„ ๋ณด์•˜๋‹ค! ์ƒ์ƒ‰ ๋‚ด๋ ค๊ณ  ๋งํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฑด ์•„๋‹ˆ์ง€๋งŒ, ๊ทธ๊ฑธ ์ฃผ์›Œ์„œ ๋“ค๊ณ  ์˜จ ๊ฑด ๋‚˜์˜€๋‹ค. ๋œ ๊บผ์ง„ ๋‹ด๋ฐฐ๊ฝ์ดˆ๋ฅผ ์ฃผ์› ์„ ๋•Œ๋Š” ์ •๋ง์ด์ง€ ๊ทธ ์•„์ €์”จ ์–ผ๊ตด์— ๋น„๋ฒผ ๋„๊ณ  ์‹ถ์—ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋ž˜, ๋ฌผ๋ก  ๋” ๋งŽ์€ ์“ฐ๋ ˆ๊ธฐํ†ต์ด ํ•„์š”ํ•˜๋‹ค๊ณ  ์ฃผ์žฅํ•˜๋Š” ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค๋„ ์žˆ๋‹ค. ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ ์ ์–ด๋„ ์‚ฐ์— ์˜ค๋ฅผ ๋•Œ๋‚˜ ๊ณต๊ณต ํœด๊ฐ€์ง€์—์„œ ๋†€๊ณ  ๋‚œ ํ›„, ์“ฐ๋ ˆ๊ธฐํ†ต์ด ๋ˆˆ์— ๋Œ ๋•Œ๊นŒ์ง€ ์“ฐ๋ ˆ๊ธฐ ๋ด‰์ง€๋ฅผ ๋“ค๊ณ  ๋‹ค๋‹ˆ๋Š” ๊ฒŒ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๋„ ์–ด๋ ค์šด ์ผ์ธ๊ฐ€?!

7 reasons why working in Korea sucks

7 reasons why working in Korea sucks

ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  1. According to the OECD, we work the second longest hours among the OECD nations - coming in at 2,124 hours a year in 2014. (Sorry, Mexico.) ย  ย  Kate Ter Haar ย  ย  ย  ย  2. Although the Korean Labor Law constitutes that if you work over 40 hours a week, you should be getting overtime... Let's get real. That never happens.ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  3. But we must get a lot done, right? Because of all the hours we work? Nope, we actually have the lowest productivity in all of the OECD (as of 2014).ย  ย  ย  ย  4. Think working in Korea sucks? Working in Korea as a woman really sucks. Korea's gender gap is the widest among the OECD countries coming in at a whopping 36.7%. ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  5. Oh, we also have the thickest glass ceiling among the OECD nations. According to 2014 numbers, only 0.4 of our board members are female. (Japan comes in at second thickest at 0.7%).ย  ย  BB News ย  ย  ย  6. Is safety too much to ask for in an office place? Apparently. According to theย Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, 8 out of 10 workers said that they've experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. Less than 1% of the workers officially reported the crimes. (And, how many do you think actually saw a result from that?) ย  ย  Shawshank Redemption ย  ย  ย  ย  7. According to the 2014 Vacation Deprivation Study conducted by Expedia, most people are given 15 vacation days but actually only take 7. Dying for a break? Unfortunately, 61% of workers in Korea are unable to take all of thei

Everyone's angry about... ๊ฐ•๊ฐ„ ํ”ผํ•ด์ž๋“ค์„ ์œ„ํ•œ ์ •์˜ ์‹คํ˜„์ด ๋ถ€์กฑํ•œ ๋‚˜๋ผ

Everyone's angry about... ๊ฐ•๊ฐ„ ํ”ผํ•ด์ž๋“ค์„ ์œ„ํ•œ ์ •์˜ ์‹คํ˜„์ด ๋ถ€์กฑํ•œ ๋‚˜๋ผ

์ง€๋‚œ 5์›” 10์ผ, APํ†ต์‹ ์€ ํŽœ์‹ค๋ฒ ์ด๋‹ˆ์•„ ๋Œ€ํ•™์˜ ๋ฒค์ž๋ฏผ ๊ต์ˆ˜์˜ ๊ธฐ๊ณ ๋ฌธ์„ ํ†ตํ•ด ย 1975๋…„๋ถ€ํ„ฐ 1987 ๊นŒ์ง€ ๋ถ€์‚ฐ์—์„œ ์šด์˜๋œ ๊ฐ•์ œ์ˆ˜์šฉ์†Œ โ€˜ํ˜•์ œ๋ณต์ง€์›โ€™์—์„œ ์ˆ˜์ฒœ ๋ช…์ด ์‚ดํ•ด, ๊ฐ•๊ฐ„, ํ•™๋Œ€๋‹นํ•œ ์‚ฌ๊ฑด์— ์ •๋ถ€๊ฐ€ ๊ฐœ์ž…ํ–ˆ๋‹ค๋Š” ์‚ฌ์‹ค์„ ๊ณต๊ฐœํ–ˆ๋‹ค. ํ˜•์ œ๋ณต์ง€์›์€ ์ •๋ถ€๊ฐ€ ๋ถ€๋ž‘์ธ์„ ์„ ๋„ํ•œ๋‹ค๋Š” ๋ช…๋ชฉ์œผ๋กœ, ์ข€๋„๋‘‘, ์ •์น˜๋ฒ”, ๊ณ ์•„, ์žฅ์• ์ธ ๋“ฑ์„ ์ˆ˜์šฉํ•œ ์‹œ์„ค ์ค‘ ๊ฐ€์žฅ ํฐ ์ˆ˜์šฉ์†Œ์˜€๋‹ค. ์ˆ˜์šฉ ์ธ์›์€ 3000๋ช…์ด ๋„˜์—ˆ์œผ๋ฉฐ 1988๋…„ ์„œ์šธ์˜ฌ๋ฆผํ”ฝ์„ ์ค€๋น„ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ณผ์ •์—์„œ ์ˆ˜์šฉ๋˜์–ด 10๋…„ ๊ฐ€๊นŒ์ด ํ•™๋Œ€๋ฐ›๋‹ค๊ฐ€ ์ด๊ณณ์—์„œ ์‚ฌ๋งํ•œ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ์€ ์ ์–ด๋„ 513๋ช…์œผ๋กœ ๋ฐœํ‘œ๋๋‹ค. ํ•œ ์‹ ์ž…๊ฒ€์‚ฌ๊ฐ€ ์šฐ์—ฐํžˆ ์ด๊ณณ์„ ๋ฐœ๊ฒฌํ•œ ํ›„ 1988๋…„์— ํ์‡„๋˜์—ˆ๋‹ค. ์ค‘์š”ํ•œ ๊ฒƒ์€ ํ•œ๊ตญ์ •๋ถ€๊ฐ€ ๋ถ€์‚ฐ ํ˜•์ œ๋ณต์ง€์› ์‚ฌ๊ฑด์— ๋Œ€ํ•œ ์ˆ˜์‚ฌ๋ฅผ ์ง€์†์ ์œผ๋กœ ๋ฐฉํ•ดํ•ด ๊ฒฐ๊ตญ ์ค‘๋‹จ์‹œ์ผฐ๋‹ค๋Š” ๊ฒƒ. ์ด ์‚ฌ๊ฑด ์ž์ฒด๋กœ๋„ ์šฐ๋ฆฌ ๋ชจ๋‘๋Š” ์ถฉ๋ถ„ํžˆ ๋ถ„๋…ธํ•  ๋งŒํ•œ ์ผ์ด์ง€๋งŒ, ์šฐ๋ฆฌ๋ฅผ ๋”์šฑ ๊ณต๋ถ„์ผ€ ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์€ ํ•œ๊ตญ์—์„œ ๊ฐ•๊ฐ„๊ณผ ๊ด€๋ จ๋œ ๋ฒ•์ด ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ์˜ค๋žซ๋™์•ˆ ์ œ๋Œ€๋กœ ์ ์šฉ๋˜์ง€ ๋ชปํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ๋‹ค๋Š” ์‚ฌ์‹ค์ด๋‹ค. ๊ณผ๊ฑฐ 2008๋…„, 8์‚ด ์—ฌ์•„๋ฅผ ๊ฐ•๊ฐ„ํ•˜๊ณ  ํญํ–‰ํ•œ ์กฐ๋‘์ˆœ ์‚ฌ๊ฑด์ด ์ „๊ตญ์„ ๋’คํ”๋“ค์—ˆ์ง€๋งŒ, ๋ฒ”์ธ์€ ๊ฒจ์šฐ 12๋…„ ํ˜•์„ ์„ ๊ณ ๋ฐ›์•˜๋‹ค. ์กฐ๋‘์ˆœ ์‚ฌ๊ฑด์— ๋น„ํ•ด ๋œ ์•Œ๋ ค์กŒ์ง€๋งŒ ์•…๋ช… ๋†’์€ ๋ฐ€์–‘ ์ง‘๋‹จ ์„ฑํญํ–‰ ์‚ฌ๊ฑด(2004๋…„)๋„ ์ตœ๊ทผ์— ๋‹ค์‹œ ํšŒ์ž๋˜์—ˆ๋‹ค. (๊ทธ๊ฒƒ์ด ์ด๋ผ๋Š” ๋“œ๋ผ๋งˆ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์ด์—ˆ๋‹ค๋Š” ๊ฒŒ ์—ฌ์ „ํžˆ ๊ฐ€์Šด ์•„ํ”ˆ ์ผ์ด์ง€๋งŒ.) ๋ฐ€์–‘ ์„ฑํญํ–‰ ์‚ฌ๊ฑด์—์„œ๋Š” ํ•œ ๋ช…์˜ ์—ฌ์ค‘์ƒ์ด 44๋ช…์˜ ๋‚จํ•™์ƒ์—๊ฒŒ ์ง‘๋‹จ ๊ฐ•๊ฐ„์„ ๋‹นํ–ˆ์œผ๋‚˜ ๊ฐ€ํ•ด์ž ์ค‘ ๋ˆ„๊ตฌ๋„ ํ˜•์‚ฌ์ƒ์˜ ์œ ์ฃ„ ํŒ๊ฒฐ์„ ๋ฐ›์ง€ ์•Š์•˜๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ ์šฐ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๋˜ ํ•œ๋ฒˆ ๋ถ„๋…ธํ–ˆ๋‹ค. ์—ฌ๊ธฐ์— ํ•œ๊ตญ์— ๋†€๋Ÿฌ์™”๋‹ค๊ฐ€ ๊ฐ•๊ฐ„ ๋‹นํ•œ ํ˜ธ์ฃผ ์—ฌ์„ฑ ์—์–ด๋“œ๋ฆฌ ๋งคํŠธ๋„ˆ(Aidre Mattner)์˜ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๋ง๋ถ™์ผ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๊ฒ ๋‹ค. ํ•œ๊ตญ์—์„œ ๊ฐ•๊ฐ„์„ ๋‹นํ•˜๊ณ  ๊ฒฝ์ฐฐ์„ ์ฐพ์•˜๋˜ ๊ทธ๋…€๋Š” ๊ฒฝ์ฐฐ๋กœ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ์•„๋ฌด๋Ÿฐ ๋„์›€์„ ๋ฐ›์ง€ ๋ชปํ•˜๊ณ  ์˜คํžˆ๋ ค ํ•œ๊ตญ ๊ฒฝ์ฐฐ์˜ ์†Œ๊ทน์ ์ด๊ณ  ์—ฌ์„ฑ์—๊ฒŒ ์ฑ…์ž„์„ ๋Œ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๋“ฏํ•œ ํƒœ๋„์— ๋Œ€ํ•ด ํ˜ธ์ฃผ ๋ฐฉ์†ก์—์„œ ๊ณต๊ฐœ์ ์œผ๋กœ ๊ณ ๋ฐœํ•˜๊ณ  ๋‚˜์„ฐ๋‹ค. ํ•œ๊ตญ์—์„œ ์„ฑํญํ–‰ ํ”ผํ•ด์ž๊ฐ€ ์ •์˜๋ฅผ ์‹คํ˜„ํ•˜๊ธฐ ์œ„ํ•ด์„œ๋Š” ์Šค์Šค๋กœ ๋•๋Š” ์ˆ˜๋ฐ–์— ์—†๋‹ค๊ณ  ๋ง์ด๋‹ค.๋งŒ์ผ ๋‹น์‹ ์ด ์Šค์Šค๋กœ ๊ฐ•๊ฐ„ ์‚ฌ๊ฑด์˜ ์ƒ์กด์ž์ด๊ฑฐ๋‚˜ ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ์„ ์•Œ๊ณ  ์žˆ๋‹ค๋ฉด ์ด๋Ÿฐ ๋ถ„๋…ธ๋กœ ์ˆจ์ด ๋ง‰ํ˜€๋ฒ„๋ฆด์ง€๋„ ๋ชจ๋ฅธ๋‹ค. ๋Œ€๋งˆ์ดˆ ์†Œ์ง€์ฃ„์— ๋Œ€ํ•œ ์ฒ˜๋ฒŒ์ด ๊ฐ•๊ฐ„์— ๋Œ€ํ•œ ์ฒ˜๋ฒŒ๋ณด๋‹ค ๋ฌด๊ฑฐ์šด ํ•œ๊ตญ. ๋Œ€์ฒด ์ •๋ถ€๋Š” ์–ด๋””์— ์šฐ์„ ์ˆœ์œ„๋ฅผ ๋‘๊ณ  ์žˆ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์ผ๊นŒ? ์ˆ ์— ์ทจํ–ˆ๋‹ค๊ณ  ํ•ด์„œ ์˜คํžˆ๋ ค ํ˜•์„ ๊ฒฝ๊ฐ๋ฐ›๊ณ  ์žˆ๋Š” ๋ฒ•์  ์‚ฌ๋ก€๋“ค. ์ด๋Ÿฐ ์†œ๋ฐฉ๋ง์ด ์ฒ˜๋ฒŒ๊ณผ ์ •์˜๊ฐ€ ์‚ฌ๋ผ์ง„ ํŒ๊ฒฐ์ด ์ง€์†๋˜๋Š” ํ•œ, ์นจ๋ฌตํ•˜๋„๋ก ๊ฐ•์š”๋‹นํ•˜๋Š” ์ˆ˜๋งŽ์€ ์—ฌ์„ฑ๊ณผ ์•„์ด๋“ค์—๊ฒŒ ๋Œ€์ฒด ์–ด๋–ค ์ผ์ด ์ผ์–ด๋‚ ์ง€ ๋‚˜๋Š” ์ƒ์ƒ์กฐ์ฐจ ํ•˜์ง€ ๋ชปํ•˜๊ฒ ๋‹ค.ย 

THINGS WE THINK THIS MONTH: ๋ฏธ๋””์–ด ์† ์—ฌ์„ฑ์˜  ์„ฑ์  ๋Œ€์ƒํ™”

THINGS WE THINK THIS MONTH: ๋ฏธ๋””์–ด ์† ์—ฌ์„ฑ์˜ ์„ฑ์  ๋Œ€์ƒํ™”

์—ฌ์„ฑ๋“ค์—๊ฒŒ โ€˜์œ„ํ—˜โ€™์ด๋ž€ ์ผ์ƒ์ ์ธ ๋Œ€ํ™”์˜ ์ฃผ์ œ๊ฐ€ ๋˜๊ณค ํ•œ๋‹ค. ๋ฐค ๋Šฆ๊ฒŒ ํ˜ผ์ž ํƒ์‹œ๋ฅผ ํƒ€๋Š” ์ผ์ด ์–ผ๋งˆ๋‚˜ ๋‘๋ ค์šด์ง€, ํ˜ผ์ž ์—ฌํ–‰ํ•˜๋Š” ์ผ์ด ์–ผ๋งˆ๋‚˜ ์œ„ํ—˜ํ•œ์ง€, ๋‚ฏ์„  ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค๊ณผ ๋Œ€ํ™”ํ•˜๋Š” ์ผ์ด ์–ผ๋งˆ๋‚˜ ์œ„ํ—˜ํ•œ์ง€์— ๋Œ€ํ•ด์„œ ๋ง์ด๋‹ค. ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ ํ—๋ฒ—์€ ์ฐจ๋ฆผ์˜ ์—ฌ์„ฑ์ด ์›Œํ„ฐํŒŒํฌ์˜ ๊ด‘๊ณ ๋กœ ๋“ฑ์žฅํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์ด โ€˜์œ„ํ—˜ํ•œโ€™ ์ผ์ด๋ผ๊ณ  ์ƒ๊ฐํ•˜๋Š” ์‚ฌ๋žŒ์€ ๊ฑฐ์˜ ์—†๋‹ค. ์‹ค๋ฌผ ํฌ๊ธฐ์˜ ์†Œ์ฃผ๋ณ‘ ์˜†์— ์ดํšจ๋ฆฌ์˜ ๊ฐ€์Šด์ด ๋–ก ํ•˜๋‹ˆ ๋‚˜์™€ ์žˆ์–ด๋„ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค์€ ์—ด์‹ฌํžˆ ์ˆ ๋ณ‘์„ ํ”๋“ค์–ด๋Œˆ ๋ฟ. ์˜ˆ์˜๊ณ  ์ Š์€ (ํฌํ† ์ƒต์˜ ํ”์ ์ด ์—ญ๋ ฅํ•œ) ์—ฌ์„ฑ์ด ์—‰๋ฉ์ด๊ฐ€ ๋‹ค ๋“œ๋Ÿฌ๋‚˜๋„๋ก ์งง์€ ๋ฐ˜๋ฐ”์ง€๋ฅผ ์ž…๊ณ  โ€˜๋์—†๋Š” ์ ˆ์ •(the never ending climax)โ€™์„ ๋Š๋ผ๊ณ  ์‹ถ์€์ง€ ๋ฌป๋Š” ๊ด‘๊ณ ๊ฐ€ ์–ผ๋งˆ๋‚˜ ์œ„ํ—˜ํ•œ ๊ฒƒ์ธ์ง€ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค์€ ์ฃผ์˜ ๊นŠ๊ฒŒ ๋ณด์ง€ ์•Š๋Š”๋‹ค. ์—ฌ๋ฆ„์ด ๋‹ค๊ฐ€์˜ค๋ฉด์„œ ๊ฐ์ข… ๊ด‘๊ณ ๋Š” ๋” ์—ด์‹ฌํžˆ ๋น„ํ‚ค๋‹ˆ ์ž…์€ S-๋ผ์ธ์˜ ์—ฌ์„ฑ์„ ๋“ฑ์žฅ์‹œํ‚ค๊ณ  ์žˆ๋‹ค. ์šฐ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ์ด๋Ÿฐ ์ด๋ฏธ์ง€๋“ค์„ ๋ฌด๊ด€์‹ฌํ•œ ๋ˆˆ์œผ๋กœ ๋ฐ”๋ผ๋ณด๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์„ ๋ฉˆ์ถ”๊ณ , ์ด๋Ÿฐ ๊ด‘๊ณ ๋“ค์ด ๊ณผํ•™์ ์œผ๋กœ ์—ฌ์„ฑ๋“ค์—๊ฒŒ ์‹ฌ๊ฐํ•œ ์œ„ํ˜‘์„ ์ •๋ง ๊ฐ€ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ๋‹ค๋Š” ์‚ฌ์‹ค์„ ์ง„์ง€ํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๊ณ ๋ฏผํ•ด์•ผ ํ•œ๋‹ค. 2009๋…„ ํ”„๋ฆฐ์Šคํ„ด ๋Œ€ํ•™์—์„œ ์ง„ํ–‰ํ•œ ์—ฐ๊ตฌ์— ๋”ฐ๋ฅด๋ฉด โ€œ๋…ธ์ถœ์ด ๋งŽ์€ ์ฐจ๋ฆผ์˜ ์—ฌ์„ฑ์„ ๋ณผ ๋•Œ ์šฐ๋ฆฌ ๋‡Œ์—์„œ ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ์˜ ์ƒ๊ฐ๊ณผ ๊ฐ์ •, ์˜๋„๋ฅผ ๋ถ„์„ํ•˜๋Š” ๋ถ€๋ถ„์€ ๋น„ํ™œ์„ฑ ์ƒํƒœ๊ฐ€ ๋œ๋‹คโ€๊ณ  ํ•œ๋‹ค. 2013๋…„ ํ•œ ๊ณผํ•™์ €๋„์ธ ์€ ์„ฑ์ฐจ๋ณ„์  ๊ด‘๊ณ ๊ฐ€ โ€˜๊ทน๋„๋กœ ๋‚จ์„ฑ์ ์ธโ€™ ๊ฐ€์น˜, ์ฆ‰ โ€˜์—ฌ์„ฑ๊ณผ ์„น์Šค๋ฅผ ํ–ฅํ•ด ํ‘œ์ถœ๋˜๋Š” ๊ฐ•์ธํ•จ, ํญ๋ ฅ, ์œ„ํ—˜ ๋ฐ ๋ƒ‰๋‹ดํ•œ ๋ฐ˜์‘โ€™๋“ค๊ณผ ์—ฐ๊ฒฐ๋˜์–ด ์žˆ๋‹ค๊ณ  ๋ฐํ˜”๋‹ค. ์ด ๊ทน๋„๋กœ ๋‚จ์„ฑ์ ์ธ ์ด๋ฏธ์ง€๋“ค์€ ์ Š์€ ์„ธ๋Œ€๊ฐ€ ๋”ฐ๋ฅด๋„๋ก ๋‚ด์„ธ์šฐ๋Š” ์—ญํ•  ๋ชจ๋ธ์ด๋‚˜ ์—ฌ์„ฑ์˜ ์ž์กด๊ฐ์—๋„ ์˜ํ–ฅ์„ ๋ฏธ์น˜๊ณ  ์žˆ๋‹ค. ๋ฏธ๋””์–ด์™€ ๊ด‘๊ณ  ์†์—์„œ ์—ฌ์„ฑ์ด ์„ฑ์  ๋Œ€์ƒํ™”๋˜๋Š” ๋ฌธ์ œ๋Š” ๋‹จ์ˆœํžˆ ํ•œ๊ตญ์— ๊ตญํ•œ๋œ ์ผ์€ ์•„๋‹ˆ์ง€๋งŒ, ์ด๋Ÿฐ ์ด๋ฏธ์ง€๋“ค์ด ๊ฐ€์ ธ์˜ค๊ฒŒ ๋  ๊ฒฐ๊ณผ(ํ˜น์€ ์ดˆ๋ž˜๋˜๋Š” ํ–‰๋™)์— ๋Œ€ํ•œ ๋‹ด๋ก ์ด ์œ ๋… ํ•œ๊ตญ์—์„œ๋Š” ๋งค์šฐ ๋ถ€์กฑํ•œ ์‹ค์ •์ด๋‹ค. ๊ฑฐ์˜ ์˜ท์„ ์ž…์ง€ ์•Š์•˜๋‹ค๊ณ  ํ•ด๋„ ์ข‹์„ ์—ฌ์„ฑ๋“ค์ด ์ˆ ์ด๋‚˜ ๋…ธํ™” ๋ฐฉ์ง€ ํฌ๋ฆผ, ๋“œ๋Ÿผ ๋ ˆ์Šจ ๊ด‘๊ณ  ๋“ฑ์— ๋“ฑ์žฅํ•˜๋Š” ์ผ์ด ์—ฌ์„ฑ ์˜์‚ฌ, ์—ฌ์„ฑ ์—”์ง€๋‹ˆ์–ด, ํ˜น์€ ์—ฌ์„ฑ ๋ณ€ํ˜ธ์‚ฌ๊ฐ€ ๋ฏธ๋””์–ด์— ๋…ธ์ถœ๋˜๋Š” ์ผ๋ณด๋‹ค ๋งŽ์„ ๋•Œ, ์ด ์‚ฌํšŒ์—์„œ๋Š” ์–ด๋–ค ์ผ๋“ค์ด ์ผ์–ด๋‚  ๊ฒƒ์ธ๊ฐ€? ์ด์ œ๋Š” ๋ฏธ๋””์–ด์™€ ๊ด‘๊ณ  ์† ์—ฌ์„ฑ์˜ ์„ฑ์  ๋Œ€์ƒํ™”๊ฐ€ ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ์—ฌ์„ฑ๋“ค์„ ์œ„ํ˜‘ํ•˜๋Š” ๋ฐ ์ผ์กฐํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ๋Š”์ง€๋ฅผ ๊ณ ๋ฏผํ•ด์•ผ ํ•  ๋•Œ๋‹ค. ๋˜ํ•œ ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ์ด๋ฏธ์ง€๋“ค์„ ์Šค์Šค๋กœ ๋น„ํŒ์ ์œผ๋กœ ๋ฐ”๋ผ๋ณผ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์–ด์•ผ ํ•œ๋‹ค. ์•„๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์ด์•ผ๋ง๋กœ ๋ณ€ํ™”๋ฅผ ํ–ฅํ•œ ์ฒซ๊ฑธ์Œ์ด๊ธฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์ด๋‹ค.

THINGS WE THINK ABOUT THIS MONTH: Objectification of women in media and advertising

THINGS WE THINK ABOUT THIS MONTH: Objectification of women in media and advertising

As a woman, danger is a constant topic of discussion. How dangerous it is to take a taxi late at night. How dangerous it is to travel alone. How dangerous it is to talk to strangers. But rarely does one look at a scantily clad woman advertising a water park and think "danger." How distasteful can it be when Lee Hyori's breasts dangle next to a life-sized soju bottle? How harmful could it possibly be when a (very Photoshopped) pretty, young lady in booty shorts asks you to feel "the never ending climax"? (For those of you who donโ€™t recall, this was a real Ocean World ad from 2011 to 2013.) As summer rolls in, advertisements peel off their winter coats to reveal S-line women in bikinis. We need to stop glancing at these images with indifference and start thinking seriously about the science that proves these images as serious threats. A 2009 study conducted at Princeton University showed โ€œthat the part of the brain associated with analyzing another person's thoughts, feelings and intentions [is] inactive while viewing scantily clad women." In 2013, the scientific journal Sex Roles linked sexist advertising to โ€œhyper-masculineโ€ qualities like โ€œtoughness, violence, dangerousness and calloused attitudes toward women and sex.โ€ Not to mention the kinds of role models we are setting up for the younger generation or the effect on womenโ€™s self esteem. The objectification of women in media and advertising is not a problem unique to Korea, but here there does seem a to be a gaping lack o

Angry about the lack of justice for rape victims in Korea

Angry about the lack of justice for rape victims in Korea

Recently, it was uncovered that the government was involved in a massive cover-up of mass gang rapes and killing of thousands (yes, thousands) in Busan ahead of the 1988 Olympics. While this incident alone is anger enough for this column; what further enrages us is the lack of justice in terms of rape laws in Korea. Back in 2008, the Nayoung Case sparked a nationwide discussion when 57-year old Cho Doo-soon raped and beat an 8-year old girl and was only sentenced to 12 years in prison. Slightly lesser known is the infamous Miryang gang rape case in which 5 victims were gang raped by 41 male studentsโ€”none of whom where criminally convicted. Add to that the story of Aidre Mattner, the Australian woman who was drugged and raped in Seoul, currently seeking justice on her own (since the police have yet to be of any help). If you are like me and you are a rape survivor or know someone who is, the kind of anger you feel can be suffocating. Where are the governmentโ€™s priorities if the sentence for marijuana possession can exceed the sentence for rape? When men can be forgiven if intoxicated? What happens when so many women and children are threatened into silence?

City stories : AK Salling

City stories : AK Salling

AK Salling (Adoptee and owner of Mad og Hygge in Changjeon-dong). By Kim Thompson Please share a little bit about your background.I was adopted when I was about 1.5 years old and arrived in Denmark in 1974, where I grew up in a provincial town as the only adopted child out of three daughters. I moved to Korea in the summer of 2013, and the first year I lived here I assisted adoptees applying for visa or dual citizenship at an adoptee-run NGO.Since late 2014, Ivolunteer part time for Korea Adoption Services (KAS) and I also own and operate Mad og Hygge. How would you describe Mad og Hygge?I opened my cooking and baking studio (madoghygge.com) a year ago, and I teach how to bake and cook primarily Danish breads, cakes and food. My style is very casual and relaxed, as Danes tend to be very informal. I wanted to have the cooking studio because, in my opinion, having your own business is being independent. I wish to show the culture I grew up with as a consequence of being adopted. I find it important that Koreans understand that although adoptees may look Korean, our cultural upbringing has a significant impact on our values and mindset, which, in many cases, differ from the Korean way of thinking.ย  How does being an adoptee, small business owner here in Seoul impact Korean society and the adoptee community? I hope that Koreans realize [through this] that adoptees are independent adults who are able to establish ourselves here. I donโ€™t speak Korean fluently, and I donโ€™t fit into

A Day in Seoul

A Day in Seoul

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Did you knowโ€ฆ Pepero Day started out with wishes to be thin

Did you knowโ€ฆ Pepero Day started out with wishes to be thin

If you didnโ€™t grow up in Asia, you might have wondered what the hell was going on the first time you experienced Pepero Day. Did Valentineโ€™s Day come a few months early or what? The original November 11th is a designated national holidayโ€ฆ but as Farmerโ€™s Day and not Pepero Day. How did this company manage to get a day centered all around their snacks? Rumor has it that the origin of this day dates back to 1983 when middle school girls started giving it to each other with well-wishes to be โ€œas thin as peperos.โ€ Some speculate that it evolved into a romantic holiday from there on outโ€”giving peperos to people you might have a crush on. Nowadays, there are all sorts of pepero. Thereโ€™s the original โ€œthin sticksโ€ to variations on those that come covered in almonds and white chocolate to thicker ones and taller ones. In the past year or so, DIY pepero kits have been all the rage (allowing for more personalization). As the day became increasingly popular, the government tried to change the concept to Garae-tteok (tall-thin rice cake) Day to tie it in more closely with Farmerโ€™s Day. (But who really knows about Garae-tteok Day?) Look around at all the convenience stores come early November and youโ€™ll see Pepero Dayโ€™s unrelenting success, but we hope just as diversity in pepero grows so does the acceptance of different body sizes. We think you look delicious at any size!ย  ย