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Gwangju’s Alleycon promises bigger, better

The Alleycon comic-con in Gwangju kicked off to such success last year that organizers have found an even bigger venue for the second edition of the event, to be held in September. This year, the conv...

Updated : 2014.07.29 20:40

‘View from Here’ a mirror to the human condition

After months of crowdfunding, editing and slogging through Korean mudflats, expat filmmaker Kevin Lambert screened his full-length feature “The View from Here” and short comedy “Caliban’s” at Seo...

Updated : 2014.07.29 20:38

Free CPR training session

The Yeoksam Global Village Center is offering a free CPR training session on Aug. 7 from 4-6 p.m.Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is an emergency procedure used to preserve the brain function of a person in cardiac arrest until further medical treatment is administered to restore blood circul...

Updated : 2014.07.29 20:37

Rights group puts North Korean art on display

The Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights will set up a multimedia display on human rights issues of children in North Korea from Aug. 6-11.“Kkotjebi in Bloom: North Korean Children’s Flight to Freedom” at Gallery IS in Insa-dong will focus on homelessness in the North and t...

Updated : 2014.07.29 20:37

Applications open for foreign student futsal tournament

Maniac University Sports Town continues the competitive spirit of the World Cup with the first Globald Cup futsal tournament on Aug. 15 at Suwon World Cup Stadium. Foreign exchange students from across the globe will compete in teams formed based on nationality and region. Each team can ha...

Updated : 2014.07.29 20:37

Expats spread word about ‘comfort women’

The plight of World War II Korean sex slaves, known euphemistically as “comfort women,” is a tragic aspect of Japan’s relationship with South Korea, but expat volunteers at a museum preserving thei...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:13

Apostilles: What they are, when they prove nothing

If you have dealt with Korean immigration, you have likely dealt with the apostille, which was demanded on your criminal record and degree. Or if you traded in your driver’s license an apostilled copy was required. But many people have questions about what an apostille is and why it is ne...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:11

Storytelling contest open for submissions

The Asian Storytelling Committee is accepting submissions for its International Contest for Asian Creative Story until Aug. 31.The Asia Storytelling Committee aims to promote cultural exchanges across the continent. For its first project in 2011, it chose 23 myths, folktales and epics seen...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:10

Free classical music concert in Gwangju

Gwangju International Center is hosting a classical music concert Saturday for Korean and expat music lovers. Honam Theological University and Seminary and regional representatives are holding the “Pong-dang Classic” at the GIC. The “Pong-dang Classic” is performed regularly in Gwangju...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:10

Makgeolli-making night in Itaewon

Itaewon’s Global Village Center will be hosting a makgeolli-making night on Friday.Makgeolli is a traditional Korean rice wine that is made from water, yeast and fermented boiled rice, the latter of which gives the beverage its alcoholic and milky properties. At the end of the session, pa...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:10

RASKB to host talk on Korean shamanism

Lecturer Liora Sarfati of Tel Aviv University will lead a talk on Tuesday, July 29, about Korean shamanism in the media. Korean shamans, known as mudang or manshin, still exist today, continuing their ancient practices even within the Seoul metropolitan area. Sarfati will discuss the portr...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:10

Cricketers hit for six in Suwon

If on a summer afternoon in Suwon you hear the thwack of wood on leather, don’t assume it’s just another game of baseball. The field could be round, the bats could be made of willow, and two batsmen...

Updated : 2014.07.15 20:40

Busan to host International Children’s Film Festival

The 9th Busan International Kid’s Film Festival opens next week for a five-day run.The festival, based on the theme “With Fairytales, With Film,” features children’s films from across the world, mostly in English or with English subtitles, from July 23-27.Classic films to be shown incl...

Updated : 2014.07.15 20:39

Free weekend Korean courses for expats

The Seoul Global Center will be running its second term this year of free Korean language classes from July 26 to Nov. 20.The 15-week courses are open to all foreigners living in Korea, including those holding Korean dual citizenship. The courses will cater to beginner through to intermedi...

Updated : 2014.07.15 20:39

Korean legal research for lay people

The internet is flush with Korean legal information in English, much of which is quite helpful, and generally it’s probably better to have some knowledge than none. There are a few reasons to be cautious, however. Most importantly, secondhand information is often inaccurate. Sentences beg...

Updated : 2014.07.08 21:42