[Weekender] Center supports urbanites’ rural dream

After hesitating for a long time, Choi Hyeong-tae, a 64-year-old retiree in Seoul, finally made up his mind to live in the countryside for the rest of his life. Then he faced the next question, “Wh...

Updated : 2016.10.21 17:24

[Weekender] Korean baseball’s big hit

When South Korea’s professional baseball league first began in 1982, it started small with a total season attendance of 1.4 million. Now, things have changed. A record number of 8 million fans flock...

Updated : 2016.10.14 17:35

[Weekender] En-chanting times at ball games

Spectators come in representative colors. Electrically amplified cheering and sing-alongs by fans of each team echo throughout ball parks. Cheerleaders, dancing along to K-pop hits during the breaks,...

Updated : 2016.10.14 17:33

[Weekender] Delectable wonders at baseball stadiums in Korea

Hot dogs and nachos are often associated with baseball in the United States. For Korean baseball fans, however, the range of options is far wider. The variety of food available at ball games is a bo...

Updated : 2016.10.14 17:29

[Weekender] Dare to have hair

Every morning, 32-year-old office worker surnamed Cho in Seoul meticulously sprays an anti-hair-loss medicine on his scalp. Despite his young age, hair care has been one of Cho’s inevitable routine...

Updated : 2016.10.07 17:39

[Weekender] Lengths people go to stop hair loss

Some apply hair ointment, some spray herbal hair restorer, some take pills, some visit a hair clinic, and some even receive hormone injections, all to stop balding. From low budget daily regimens to...

Updated : 2016.10.07 16:45

[Weekender] Desire for healthy hair boosts industry

Walking up to the second floor of one of the biggest branches of a leading health and cosmetics chain, Olive Young, what catches your eye is the hair products section. The size of the section -- wit...

Updated : 2016.10.07 16:43

[Weekender] Tourism or preservation -- what are zoos for?

South Korea’s filmmaker Hwang Yoon shot a movie titled “Farewell” in 2002 featuring a baby tiger who lives at a zoo in Seoul. Being born out of incest encouraged by zookeepers, the little tiger –...

Updated : 2016.09.30 17:16

[Weekender] ‘Zookeeping requires constant study’

Han Hyo-dong, 58, a master zookeeper supervising carnivores including tigers and leopards at Seoul Zoo, first joined the zoo’s animal welfare team in 1985. Seoul Zoo, located in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-...

Updated : 2016.09.30 17:12

[Weekender] A day at the zoo

A day for zookeeper Han Hyo-dong, Seoul Zoo’s master zookeeper who has worked there for the past 32 years, begins at 6 a.m. At the crack of dawn, he arrives at his office next to the Beast Pavillio...

Updated : 2016.09.30 17:08

[Weekender] Frustrated youth seek opportunities overseas, but reality is harsh

On an early September morning, Jung Yun-jin arrived in Seoul from her hometown of Busan. Clad in a black jacket and skirt with neatly combed hair, she was to attend a 30-minute job interview for a K...

Updated : 2016.09.23 17:59

[Weekender] Cramming for a Samsung job

As the summer heat fades, the cooler weather heralds not just autumn but also the nation’s biggest hiring season. It’s a crunch time for college graduates and graduates-to-be, who have been polish...

Updated : 2016.09.23 17:57

[Weekender] Tough job market prompts stiff competition to build ‘specs’

For 25-year-old student Chung Yu-jin, it has become routine to head to a cafe every morning to search for job openings and squeeze her life story into the limited space on application forms in the ho...

Updated : 2016.09.23 17:51

[Weekender] Elusive jobs, elusive dreams

Finding one’s first job can be a difficult task. But in a country where over 70 percent of high school graduates advance to four-year universities and the economy is visibly slowing with a bag of s...

Updated : 2016.09.23 17:49

[Weekender] Retailers roll out 'legally possible' Chuseok gifts

The country’s second-largest national holiday is less than a week away, but the mood in the retail industry this year is less upbeat than before, with consumers conscious of the anti-bribery law that...

Updated : 2016.09.09 18:01