2017년 10월 22일 일요일

Most popular mobile apps in South Korea 2017


Koreans are most likely to use smartphones for communication, photography, video recording, and news subscription.

According to a survey by Internet Statistics Service (KISA) last year, 78.3% of Koreans used communication applications such as chat and social network services (SNS) as the most popular applications. Photo and video apps accounted for 62.2%, news apps 54.4%, game apps 22.7%, music apps 18.7%, navigation and maps apps 16.2% and shopping apps 8.9%.

The most popular chat app for communication is KakaoTalk. 99.2% of Koreans used KakaoTalk, Facebook Messenger was second with 29.7%, and the line was third with 13%.
Koreans are using chat apps most often for conversations, sharing photos and schedule or making voice and video calls.

The reasons for using SNS such as Facebook, Instagram, etc., 67.1% said that they are sharing their personal interests. 65.2% for hobbies and leisure activities, 55.4% for recording daily life, and 47.6% said they use it for friendship.

According to Wise App, the most popular video apps that Koreans used in August were YouTube, Naver TV, Video portal, Oksusu, and Africa TV.
The most popular mobile payment app used in September was 'Samsung Pay', which had 6.4 million monthly users.

Koreans use an average of 45 apps a month. Total usage times are Kakaotalk with 4.2 billion hours, Naver with 2.9 billion hours, and Google with 3.20 billion hours.

2017년 10월 20일 금요일

Actor Won Bin has appeared in public for the first time in years


Actor Won Bin (40) has appeared in public for the first time in years and his new unique hair style attracted attention.

Won Bin attended the coffee brand event as advertisement model held at Wonju Han Resort in Gangwon Province on 18th.

Since his marriage to Lee Na Young in May 2015, he has never appeared in public.

His unique new hairstyle reminiscent of a poodle did not cover his outstanding visuals.
Pink suits also boasted a different sense of fashion.

While Lee Na Young has announced plans to return to the film, Won Bin has been resting from his work for 7 years since Movie 'The Man from Nowhere' in 2010.




2017년 10월 5일 목요일

Popular breakfasts in JTBC reality show 'Hyori's Homestay'


Newly opened guest house which is popular for its 'Breakfast' in Jeju Island.
Where is it? It is 'Hyori's Homestay'.

Here are some breakfasts which made Guest house's guest and audience's mouth water
in JTBC reality show 'Hyori's Homestay'.








Broccoli soup + watermelon juice

Simply boil the broccoli with water.

Cut to a good size to eat and put a little bit of salt water to boil a little more and broccoli soup is finished!
Broccoli soup and 100% watermelon juice made with ice puts on a great breakfast.


Banana apple curry

Put potatoes, carrots, mushrooms and other vegetables in a pan, pour water and boil the curry.
put banana and apple specially here to add sweetness, and stir them not to stick on bottome of pan to finish the top curry which everyone praises.


Anchovy kim bap

A special lunch made for guests who can not get breakfast and go out early. It is a simple yet hearty morning meal with dried seaweed roll rice stuffed with beef in sautéed soy sauce and stir fried anchovies inside.


Sweet pumpkin soup + strawberry smoothie, Egg Sandwich

Slice the slightly cooked pumpkin, trim it, mix it with milk, and grind into a hand blender. Put the roasted onion and pour more milk to boil it
Pumpkin soup with strawberry smoothie is perfect for breakfast.

Egg sandwich made by guesthouse boss Sangsoon
First boil the egg well and crush it with the knife. put the mayonnaise in a mashed egg and sprinkle with salt and pepper to put inside bread to make this delicious looking sandwiches.



There were more great breakfasts made by Hyori's homestay such as grilled silver Jeju cutlassfish, sea urchin soup(episode8), potato soup(episode 10), Dried pollack soup, stir fried squid(episode 11) and avocado sandwich (episode 11)

Breakfasts of Hyori's homestay are made with fresh and healthy ingredients and is more mouth-watering.
Would you like to try it out tomorrow morning?








2017년 9월 29일 금요일

Endangered species, Blue sea turtles released to the Jeju sea


The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries released 83 sea turtles, which are internationally endangered species on the 28th September at the Jungmun Beach in Jeju Island.
A young blue sea turtles smelled the ocean for the first time and is heading for the blue Jeju sea.

Jungmun Saekdal Beach has been used as a sea turtle spawning ground in the past and the average water temperature is maintained at over 14 ℃ even in winter.

2017년 9월 22일 금요일

Seolhyun vs Sulli, received different reception from Korean cinema audience 2017



Seolhyun and Sulli, actresses from a girl group, have had different screen scores in Korea box office.

The movie 'The Memories of the Murderer, starring AoA's Seolhyun, Seol Kyung-gu and Kim Nam-gil, has been on top of box office since September 6th.
It was not unsettled by the opening of foreign blockbusters such as 'Baby Driver' and 'American Made'.
It scored 157,984 audiences as of September 15th(based on the Integrated Screening System of Cinema Promotion Commission).

The response of critics to the movie is also good. The unique setting and the thrilling story based on the solid original story based on the bestseller of the same name by Kim Young-ha has taken the audience's heart and the actors' hot performances are well received.

It is true that Seolhyun, who has been casted with veteran actors such as Seol Kyung-gu, Kim Nam-gil, and Oh-dal su, has been concerned since casting stage, but has grabbed the hearts of the audience with her passion for the film. "I wanted to break out of the existing image I had,"
Seolhyun puts herself down in a thriller movie that is not easy to challenge, and she was able to go further to the footsteps of the actress Kim Sul-hyun.


Sully, who is considered as representative actress from girl group had to taste a bitter result in the movie she was starring this year. Sully met the audience for a long time with the movie ‘Real’ released in June. ‘Real’ is a big blockbuster with a huge production cost of 11.5 billion invested by Asian stars Kim Soo Hyun and Alibaba Pictures in China.

'Real' also gained great attention for the explicit scenes in which Sulli bravely threw away her idol image and went completely nude.
Unfortunately, the film failed to meet the high expectations and was met with harsh criticism. Netizens are even calling it one of the worst films in Korean history.
It only scored 470,107 audiences, less than half of half of the 3.3 million audience break-even points.

Sully, who acted as a rehabilitation therapist, Song Yoo Hwa, sometimes took a provocative yet sometimes pure character and directed a high level of exposure and truth, but did not attract the charm of the character itself and was only used for male gaze. There are too manyscenes that try to show off the sexual attraction of Song Yoo Hwa.