News of an upcoming exhibition by Korean artist Sungfeel Yun at the hyper-trendy Hempel hotel in Bayswater, from 8 October. A p o l l o n i a n / D i o n y s i a n S u n g f e e l Y u n SUMARRIA LUNN and Art […]
Check out @chrisinseoulsk‘s top 3 Travel Secrets: Travel light Try staying in love motels The 1330 hotline I know a retired SOAS lecturer who also stayed in a love motel while researching Buddhist temples. I don’t think he used that particular travel agent again. http://bit.ly/aB0cXF #
Sarah Chang is a fairly regular visitor to London – she was at the Barbican in February this year doing a chamber music recital as part of the Great Performers series. She’s also a fairly regular soloist with London orchestras. She has just been on tour in Korea with the London Philharmonic. She’s returning to […]
Mike Hobart of the FT liked Nah Youn Sun‘s performance earlier this year, and gives her new album 4 stars out of 5 http://bit.ly/bFtTn9 #. And her English PR swears by Finsbury Park Korean restaurant Dotori. Anyone been there? http://bit.ly/94S1Y7 #
Looks like an interesting new book about to hit UK bookshops on 29 September, from Columbia University Press: The Curious Tale of Mandogi’s Ghost by Kim Sok-pom The Curious Tale of Mandogi’s Ghost incorporates Korean folk tales, ghost stories, and myth into a phenomenal depiction of epic tragedy. Written by a zainichi, a permanent resident […]
Game over for Dana, but KNOC is still aiming to up its stake from 64.2% to 90%. FT. http://bit.ly/c7GKHq #. Another piece in Korea’s energy security jigsaw.
Bernie Ecclestone sticks the boot in: will the Korean Grand Prix circuit be ready in time? http://bbc.in/b6Trph # “We will rush to complete work and FIA officials will see a complete circuit when they conduct a final inspection in two weeks,” said Kim Jae-ho, for the organisers.
Time seemed to be one of the themes of the various Korean designers on show at the 100% Design London exhibition at Earl’s Court. Cha Il-gu graduated from London’s Royal College of Art and at last year’s show was selected as a “Next Generation Design Leader” and a “Most Promising Talent” at 100% Future. He […]
Congratulations to the South Korean U-17 women footballers for their World Cup victory against Japan. http://bit.ly/di0wPo Was it their filial piety in the semi-finals against Spain which brought victory in the final?
Went to swanky Japanese restaurant, Roka, for lunch today. Opted for dishes with a Korean connection. Softshell crab kimbap with kimchi didn't have any kimchi. And the lamb cutlets with Korean spices didn't have any Korean spices. But it was all very nice. #
Nah Youn Sun: Same Girl ACT, September 2010 Nah Youn Sun returns with her second Western album. Her first, Voyage, was LKL’s editor’s choice for album of the year 2008 and so this follow-up release comes hotly anticipated. It does not disappoint. The opening track of the album, My Favourite Things, is often one of […]
Condé Nast Traveler features Hot Destination: Seoul, featuring some of the stylish new hotels and some of the high profile construction projects – the Dongdaemun Design Plaza and the Floating Islands.
Best wishes for Chuseok everyone #. Above, flash floods in Gwanghwamun on 21 September, when 10cm of rain was falling in an hour in downtown Seoul.
Alice Bennell, UK winner of last year’s Korean Literature Translation Institute essay contest on “There a Petal Silently Falls”, contributes her entry for this year’s competition. Who Ate Up All the Shinga is an autobiographical novel chronicling the early life of the author, Park Wan-Suh. The Japanese occupation of Korea, and events leading up to […]
An interview with the elusive James Church, author of Corpse in the Koryo and the other fun novels in the Inspector O series. Podcast on Korean Kontext. http://bit.ly/cc3GbE #
Adoptee filmmaker Tammy Chu explores life after the reunion of adoptee son with his birth mother. Looks like a must-watch film. Resilience is released in Korea on 30 September. Hope it gets a DVD release. http://bit.ly/9uh3Du #. www.resiliencefilm.com
Well, I guess it would be a surprise if they DIDN'T have a plot to disrupt the G20 meeting. http://bit.ly/c0WHKe # “The defense commission regards the G20 meeting as a plot by world financial powers to isolate North Korea internationally,” RFA said. “To prevent it from happening, a concrete set of measures were discussed.” It’s […]