[Weekender] Deadly heat waves to be the norm by 2100

High temperatures can kill a person in a number of ways, and each year reports of an elderly individual dying during a heat wave makes the headlines in South Korea. However, such incidents could bec...

Updated : 2017.06.25 10:55

[Weekender] Frogs, flowers in January -- Climate change's impact on Korea

The Korean Peninsula can’t escape global warming. Every year heat wave warnings come earlier and earlier, and record temperatures no longer come as a surprise. According to the Korea Meteorologica...

Updated : 2017.06.25 09:31

[Weekender] Korea reeling from climate change

The Korean Peninsula is heating up at an unparalleled pace. As the air and sea temperatures rise, pollack, cod and other staple fish are on the verge of extinction, while mackerel, anchovy and squid...

Updated : 2017.06.25 09:18

[Weekender] Sweltering, early summer changes Korean life

Closet reorganization has long been a seasonal chore for South Koreans, but climate change is prompting some people to do away with the cumbersome task. South Korea’s once distinctive four seasons,...

Updated : 2017.06.23 18:53

[Weekender] Korea turns corner on going meat-free

In South Korea, revealing that you are a vegetarian would often be met with blank looks, as the country is not exactly veggie-friendly -- at least until recently. There are signs that Koreans are...

Updated : 2017.06.16 17:30

[Weekender] Vegetarian-friendly eateries to visit in Seoul

Aparna Balakumar, a 21-year-old Australian student visiting South Korea, says she was a little nervous about coming to the country for the first time, fearing that her food options might be limited a...

Updated : 2017.06.16 17:11

[Weekender] Vegetarianism becomes a matter of environmental choice

Withstanding the difficulties and inconveniences of being a vegetarian can derive from healthful or dietary purposes, but for many it is also about the environment. A 2011 report titled “Meat Eater...

Updated : 2017.06.16 16:42

[Weekender] Being vegetarian in Korea

Being vegetarian in Korea is difficult, and being vegan is just putting undue hardships on oneself -- or so go the few dozen conversations I’ve had over the last few years in Seoul since I switched ...

Updated : 2017.06.16 16:33

[Weekender] Korea’s favorite emoticons and their stories

Koreans are avid users of emoticons on mobile chats, and an interesting trend here is that popular emoticons are mostly characters with made-up life stories behind each of them. According to Kakao C...

Updated : 2017.06.09 16:38

[Weekender] Receptions of emoticons different by generation

Emoticons on mobile messengers have pandered to young South Koreans’ taste, becoming an inseparable part of their lives. But in a nation lush with ready-made emoticon packages, which cost some 3,00...

Updated : 2017.06.09 16:36

[Weekender] A brief history of emoticons

Some are flashy, some move, and some even make sounds. Emoticons have become an inseparable means of delivering feelings and messages for mobile messenger and online users worldwide. Some 92 percent...

Updated : 2017.06.09 16:28

[Weekender] Emoticons eclipse Koreans, fueling character market boom

Like many others here in South Korea, 26-year-old office worker Park Na-young frequently exchanges mobile messages with her friends and colleagues through her smartphone. However, it’s not just tex...

Updated : 2017.06.09 16:27

[Weekender] Outdoor sports head indoors with technology

Although it can be difficult to find a way to be active during the scorching summer, it has become easier to find indoor alternatives. In this densely populated and busy country, the sports industry...

Updated : 2017.06.02 19:08

[Weekender] Scaling world’s tallest indoor ice wall

Five meters above ground and clinging on to a wall of ice by the tips of my toes, instinct was signaling loud and clear that I should stick to the ice to stay alive. “Lean backward, (because) you c...

Updated : 2017.06.02 18:44

[Weekender] Beat the heat, get sporty indoors

About a century ago, a Canadian-American teacher was struggling to find a sport his students could play during the harsh New England winter. He decided to take the activity indoors, introducing to t...

Updated : 2017.06.02 17:21