Tag Archives: South Korea

today’s holiday: South Korea Memorial Day


South Korea Memorial Day

South Korea (officially the Republic of Korea) has designated June 6 as a national holiday to honor soldiers and civilians who sacrificed their lives for their country during the Korean War, 1950-1953. The main ceremony of remembrance is held at the National Cemetery in the capital city, Seoul. Throughout the country, officials and citizens pray and lay flowers at the graves of the war dead. Citizens display the flag of South Korea, which is called Tae-guk-gi, on the front doors of their homes to commemorate the civilians and soldiers who died in war. More… Discuss

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Enough is (Not) Enough


Enough is (Not) Enough

You know that sinking feeling you get when you ravenously tear open a bloated snack bag only to find a whole lot of air and a mere handful of chips lying forlornly at the bottom? Well, a group of South Korean college students finally had enough and decided to air their grievances by building a raft out of 160 sealed bags of potato chips. Two of them then paddled the raft 0.62 miles (1.3 kilometers) across the Han River, supported the entire way by the nitrogen gas sealed inside the chip bags. Korean law requires food content to fill at least 65 percent of a snack bag, but many consumers are convinced that manufacturers are falling short of this benchmark. More… Discuss


 

Korean War Veterans Memorial Dedicated (1995)

 

The Korean War Memorial is located on the US National Mall near the Lincoln Memorial and the Reflecting Pool in Washington, DC. Dedicated on the 42nd anniversary of the armistice ending the war, the memorial honors the American men and women who served in the conflict. The memorial is laid out in the form of a triangle intersecting a circle. Within the triangle are 19 statues of military personnel, representing a squad on patrol in the Korean landscape. A granite wall nearby bears what message? More… Discuss

 

NEWS: HUNDREDS STILL MISSING IN SOUTH KOREA FERRY DISASTER


Hundreds Still Missing in South Korea Ferry Disaster

Hundreds of people, many of them high school students on a field trip, are still missing after a South Korean ferrytraveling from the northwestern port of Incheon to the southern resort island of Jeju capsized on Wednesday morning. There have been about 20 confirmed casualties so far, and at least 179 people have been rescued; still, more than half of the ferry’s 475 passengers and crew remain unaccounted for. Rescue divers have attempted to enter the now-submerged floors of the five-story vessel, where they believe many of the missing may be trapped—and possibly alive in air pockets—but difficult conditions have prevented them from reaching those areas. More… Discuss

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This Day in the Yesteryear: PRESIDENT OF SOUTH KOREA ASSASSINATED BY HIS CHIEF OF INTELLIGENCE (1979)


President of South Korea Assassinated by His Chief of Intelligence (1979)

Park rose through the ranks of the South Korean army and was a member of the military junta that overthrew the civilian government in 1961. Two years later, he was elected president of South Korea. Although his government aided economic progress through export-oriented growth, Park became increasingly dictatorial and was assassinated by his chief of intelligence in 1979—the last of several assassination attempts against him. Who was accidentally murdered in a 1974 attempt on Park’s life? More… Discuss

 

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto E Minor OP.64 (Full Length) : Hilary Hahn & FRSO



Mendelssohn Violin Concerto E Minor OP.64 (Full Length)
Violin : 힐러리 한 Hilary Hahn
Conductor : 파보 예르비 Paavo Jarvi 
Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra 
11th,Jun,2012. Korean Art Centre Concert Hall,Seoul Korea.
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I. Allegro molto appassionato-[0:01]
II. Andante-[13:20]
III. Allegretto non troppo — Allegro molto vivace-[20:52]
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Trivia : Not FPSO But FRSO (just joking~~lol)
Better Known as Ice Princess “Hahn” 
She Plays together with FRSO & “Paavo” in S.Korea.
(How Various Nationalities~~lol)
Meanwhile,
Do you know that..?
Her Korean Name is Hahn Hye-Ri (한혜리 韓惠莉 )~~
~~Believe it or not..
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