2018년 1월 18일 목요일

Korean image award 2018 'Angelina Danilova'


"I did not know that one picture of a Korean stew would change my life like this. I want to approach Korean fans as the heroine of romantic movies like Actress Jeon Ji-hyeon. "

Angelina Danilova (22) from Saint Petersburg, Russia, is an SNS star with over 600,000 followers in the social network service (instagram.com/angelinadanilova).
Danilova's instagram is famous for diverse photographs related to Korean food and culture. She uploaded some photos during her high school days, but started to devoted to upload more Korea related pics since she went to (SUTD)Interior Design at the University of St. Petersburg in 2014.

"I enjoyed Korean pop including big bang and exo, and I became interested in Korean food. I went to a Korean restaurant in St. Petersburg and ate delicious bibimbap and stew. I uploaded a photo called "mukbang" Food-eating pics and it became a deepening ties with Korea. "

In 2015, a Korean blogger accidentally found a picture of a her mukbang pics in 2014 and posted it with title "The Russian model that wants to marry a Korean man". Danilova has never said that, but SNS and various Internet media have sprung up, and her followers have surged.
"Starting the Instagram, I had about 2,000 followers for three years, and one day I came in, 10,000, and a few days later, there were more than 20,000. I became a celebrity even before i knew it in Korea. "

In early 2016, love call came from entertainment agency. She spent several days going around Korea and taking pictures. She got a nickname like "Russian Elves", "Godgellina" and "Segelye" (the most beautiful in the world) in Korea.

In the summer of 2016, She appeared on the global common language project "Babel 250, reality television program on tvN, which first aired on July 11, 2016. The show features a cast of four men and three women, all from different countries.
Thanks to broadcasting, followers have grown exponentially, surpassing 300,000.
She speak Korean, English, Italian, Serbian, including her native language Russian, but it was difficult to learn Korean words in different order for her.

The only thing that sustained her was her follower, who clicked "like" on her photo.
Every time a difficult Korean word comes out, 600,000 followers helped translate the translation.



"My Korean improved a lot since I first came to Korea two years ago. now I am now about in the sixth grade of elementary school level of Korean. "

After going through lot of hardships, she could finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Although she was disappointed to slip through auditions several times due to language barriers, she recently casted as significant role in a sequel to the hit Korean movie.
She is also dreaming of a becoming a singer. She is preparing to come on stage as R & B soul singer.

"Korea is a magical country that always amazes me. Korea accomplished amazing economic growth like the miracle of the Han River. I want to have a long relationship with Korea like a convenience store that connects people 24 hours a day in Korea. "

Russian girl who loved Korean culture more than Koreans, eventually shook the hearts of many people.
Conglomerate CJ Group, French politician Joachim Son-Forget and Russian social media star Angelina Danilova were recipients of this year's annual Korea Image Awards given by the Corea Image Communication Institute (CICI) which aims to promote Korean culture overseas at the COEX Intercontinental Hotel in Seoul, Korea on May 16.




2018년 1월 16일 화요일

2018 Fashion Trend Forecast in Korea

2018 'Retro' is emerging as a key keyword for Korean fashion industy.
The fanny pack, which has been getting popularity since late last year, is centered on a number of collections and trends this year.

In addition, the 'Youth Culture' code, which is a trademark of the street brand such as tinted sunglasses and bucket hat, is expected to continue this year, and fringe items containing the glamor and hippy feeling of the 70'and '80s are expected to continue to be loved.

If the item of the retro is burdensome, match the sequin items which can be point with only the small accessories to complete the sophisticated and trendy fashion.




Company which specialize in color selection, Pantone's 'Ultra Violet' color of the year is getting popular in Korea this year.
'Ultra violet', a bluish purple color, has already been released as a variety of items in colors with a myriad artistic sense of mystery, imagination and originality.
You can enjoy the color of this year with various items ranging from jewelery that becomes fashion point to suits that show trendyness.

The 'Pink Lavender', a pale pink color mixed with rose color, is a romantic and soft color that is enough to capture the hearts of women. "Little Boy Blue" color, which gives a feeling of hope, is expected to be popular this year as well.

Finally, 'Chili Oil', which is considered as a trend color this year, will add a flavor to spring styling with its rich, intense and deep color.

Items with color of 2018



2018년 1월 13일 토요일

"Busan Panther"? ... Marvel's upcoming film 'Black Panther' Korean special poster was unveiled


In March of 2017, Marvel studio's ambitious new project 'Black Panther' was filmed in Busan, it was followed by explosive attention from media and South Korea film fans.
The reaction was even hotter because it was the second appearence in Marvel's work after the 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' (2015), which caused the worldwide box office syndrome.

The Busan poster, which was unveiled on 12th January, captivates the audience with a new hero black panther standing at Busan city's landmark,Gwangan Bridge in the background.
Although it was possible to get a glimpse of Busan in the film through the previously released 'Black Panther' trailer, this poster is more meaningful because it was specially made for Korean audiences in commemoration of Busan shooting.

The Black Panther also has a new nickname, 'Busan Panther' in this new special video which was released together with poster, contains a delightful dialogue scene between Chadwick Bossman of Black Panther and Letitia Wright who played Shuri, the princess of Wakanda.







2018년 1월 12일 금요일

Halal food in Korea: more Muslim-friendly restaurants are popping up in Seoul


Malaysian tourist who visited Makan, a Halal restaurant in Itaewon, Seoul said. "I watched a Korean drama in Malaysia and wondered about the original Korean food, but Samgyetang and bulgogi are delicious here as well."

The entire restaurant was crowded with Muslim tourists. "We came to Seoul for a vacation," said six female college students wearing a hijab. "Our hotel is located near Seoul Station but we came here because it is in Itaewon where we can eat halal foods."
In addition to the 'Makan', there are also many Halal Korean restaurants such as 'Eid' at Usadan road in Itaewon which is connected to the Seoul Central Mosque.
At Usadan road, Turkey and Arabic restaurants such as 'Kervan' and 'City Sarah' serve Korean dishes such as bibimbap and jajangmyun in halal style.

In order to be certified as a Halal certified restaurant, the Korean Federation of Muslims and the Korean Halal Certification Authority must undergo the inspection and approval.
The first Korean Halal restaurant, 'Eid' opened in October 2014.

Yoo Hong-jong, owner of the Eid restaurant said, "My son was studying Arabic and brought his muslim friends home.
No matter how delicious it looks they did not eat any meat, I knew Muslims do not eat pork or alcohol but I was surprised to learn that muslims don't eat any meat which is not slaughtered according to islam law" Yoo said that this cultural shock was the reason for opening up Halal Korean Restaurant in Seoul.

The food problem is a "stumbling block" that Muslim tourists from the countries such as Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)and India.
According to the satisfaction Survey conducted by Korea Tourism Organization on 700 Muslim tourists who visited Korea in 2016, satisfactory rate for accommodation facilities(67.0%),shopping places(69.0%),transportation facilities(72.0%) and airport(69.1%) were high while food(46.3%) and religious activities (16.3%) were relatively low.
"I think Koreans think that Korean food is a healthy diet, but the Muslims do not have halal food, so inevitably they only eat vegetarians and fish in the general restaurant," said Alpagho sina(29), Turkish expat living in Korea for 13years . "It is not easy for Muslims to visit Korea unless halal ingredients are used in more restaurants," said Hana Bassam Safi, a business producer at Gulf News in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

In order to alleviate these inconveniences, the Korea Tourism Organization introduced a "Muslim-friendly restaurant classification system" in 2016, allowing domestic residents and tourists to easily find related restaurants.





2017년 12월 19일 화요일

Actress Hwang Jung-eum donated KRW 100 million for sick children


Actress Hwang Jung-eum donated KRW 100 million(usd 90,000) for sick children on Dec 18.

Hwang Jung-eum (32) donated KRW 100 million to an international relief and development organization, NGO Save the Children for medical expenses for children of low-income family.

Donations will be used for childcare support projects.
Save the Children has supported surgery and treatment costs to low-income family children who are diagnosed but unable to get treatment due to high cost.
There is also a project to support outpatient examination expenses for children who are not even given a chance for health checkup because of their family circumstances.

Hwang Jeong-eum has been practicing sharing through diverse activities such as donating gifts to help children with incurable diseases at the time of the drama 'She Was Beautiful'.
She had a series of hits from the comic to the melodrama, including a sitcom 'Highkick Through the Roof' and 'Kill me Heal me'.
  
She decided to donate for the children ahead of her upcoming birthday before Christmas.