2018년 5월 16일 수요일

Mount Sogeum Swinging Bridge and Museum San in Wonju, Gangwon Province

The government recently released recommended theme tourist course which inspired by scene from TV in Wonju, Gangwon Province to promote domestic travel industry.

The first course was a Mount Sogeum Swinging Bridge. It has never appeared in the drama, but after the installation, crowds rushed in and it was on TV news many times.
Sogeum Mountain means little Mt. Kumgang which is one of the best-known mountains in North Korea.   A 200m long, 1.5m wide walking suspension bridge, the largest in the country, has been completed and is open for public starting January 11. The bridge is part of the Sogeum Mountain hiking trail and spans a chasm between two peaks. 

A cafe terrace overlooking the museum's seminar room where coffee CF was made famous.

I came down from the mountain and got in the car, and the sun shone through the sky.
The Oak Valley, which I found in snowy winters two years ago, looked like another country.
The work of 'Museum San' by Ando Tadao, a world-renowned architect which stood in a lush new greenery, still remained.   Museum San was chosen as one of the tourist attraction for this TV inspired travel course because it was the location for the "Maxim Canoe Advertisement (CF) with actor Gong Yoo".

"Archway" by Alexander Liberman in the water garden at the front of the museum.

However, Museum San is a museum with a lot of content and collection that can not be complimented by a simple history of 'once appeared on TV'.
Ando said that the concept of the museum was designed based on the impression that it is "the cozyness surrounded by beautiful mountains and nature, which is free from the hustle and bustle of the city."
The museum conforms to the topography of the mountain and is composed of total lengh of 700-meter building that leads to the Welcome Center, Flower Garden, Water Garden, Main Building, Stone Garden, and James Terrell Gallery.
The 'Box in Box' 'Concept is in harmony with the surrounding nature.

Korean star who bought a 9 billion-won house for his mother

Actor Jo In-sung has bought a house worth 9 billion won(8,400,000 usd) for his mother and sister, and recently it has been revealed that he has also provided his mom 'Second House' in Jeju Island.

On May 2, Star Today reported that Jo In-sung purchased a high-quality town house in Jeju Island.
The price of the townhouse is estimated at about 1.5 billion won.
Cho In-sung was reported to have visited the house himself before the purchase and looked closely at the structure and facilities. The townhouse seems to be used as the 'second house' for his mom and family.

Jo In sung bought two signature residences for his mother and sister at Lotte World Tower in Seoul.
It is said that the sale price of the two residences is W4.5 billion each.

The fans of Jo In sung responded "It would not be easy to spend 9 billion won for family even if rich," "I envy him," "He is really an devoted son," and so on.

2018년 5월 12일 토요일

Netizens applauded H.O.T Jang Woo-hyuk's good deed

The group H.O.T's Jang Woo-hyuk's heartwarming story was told recently.

On may 1, Netizen A's article came up, saying that he visited the cafe run by Chang Woo-hyuk and witnessed a warm scene by chance.

Mr. A says, "Old lady who was picking up scrap paper and cardborard on street for living was passing by in front of the store and Woo Hyuk who was talking to acquaintance outside, saw old lady and and said "I have to give her a drink."
He went back inside cafe and prepares a buckwheat tea and handed it to old lady.

Mr. A also attached a picture of the back view of Jang Woo-hyuk standing next to the flooded carriage of old lady.
The photos that Mr. A has released spread to many online communities.
Netizens applauded Jang Woo-hyuk's actions, saying, "It is easier said than done."

2018년 5월 7일 월요일

Samsung and LG's new smartphone marketing partnerships with game industry 2018

The lastest smartphone marketing strategies of Korean smartphone makers is the alliance with game industry.
Mobile games are the best content to experience the high-end specifications of smartphones, making it a win-win opportunity for both sides.

On the 4th, LG Electronics announced that it will give Nexon's mobile MMORPG 'Kaiser' game item worth KRW 150,000 as one of the benefits for its customers to commemorate the launch of its next strategic smartphone 'LG G7 ThinkQ'.
One of the four accessory packs that are sold separately is Nexon Kaiser Pack. The Nexon Kaiser pack consists of a 250,000 won Kaiser game item, two leather and hard cases, a spare battery and a cooler mount.
LG Electronics launched the Kaiser App in the LG G7 Square, an experience zone that was opened to the public on April 4, and provided a place to experience the Dark Avenger 3 that was launched before.

LG Electronics has been concentrating on game enthusiasts, mainly by cooperating with Nexon, such as providing the overheat experience zone which is packed with 200 V30 phones at 'G-Star 2017' held in Busan last year.

Samsung Electronics has also provided game items through partnerships with domestic game companies at the time of new product launches.
During the launch of 'Galaxy S9' this year, they worked with Pearl Abys to provide MMORPG 'Black Desert Mobile' game items as well as to optimize the game on the big screen through the mobile accessory Dex Pad.

At the time of the launch of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, Samsung Electronics has been promoting similar forms of joint promotion such as the Lineage 2 Revolution item of Net Marble Games.

An official of LG Electronics said, "The game is the tool that enables users to experience the smartphone display and sound quality at once." Game users do not simply replace the smartphone for games, but when purchasing a new smartphone, it is important to consider the specifications associated with the game".

Meanwhile, marketing using popular messenger characters is also popular in Korea.
As one of the accessory packs that customers can choose from, G7 ThinQ users will be presented with a "Line Friends Pack" that includes a case with linefriend characters, a wireless charger, and earphones.
Samsung Electronics presented Galaxy S9 pre-buyers with a case of applying Ryan characters from Kakao Friends, while also offering the opportunity to purchase a Ryan Recharging Stand at 5,000 won.

2018년 5월 5일 토요일

'Avengers 3 "was recorded as the fastest grossing foreign film in the Korean box office

The lastest Avengers series 'Avengers: Infinite War' has exceeded the cumulative audience of 7 million in just 11 days. According to the integrated network of the movie theater promotion committee on the 5th, 'Avengers 3' accumulated number of viewers 6,938,188 by the day before.

The number of cumulative audiences has increased to 7,276,301 as of 5th, according to Walt Disney Company Korea.

'Avengers 3 "was recorded as the fastest grossing foreign film in the Korean box office history, reaching 1 million in the second day, two million in the third day, three million in the fourth day, four million in the fifth day, five million in the sixth day and so on.
It also set the best opening day of all time in Korea on April 25th.

2018년 5월 3일 목요일

Kim Nam-ju, Seolhyun and Nana in Chic Black dress at the 54th Baeksang Arts Awards

Kim Nam-joo, Seolhyun and Nana revealed chic and stylish charm with a black dress at the 54th Baeksang Arts Awards held at COEX D Hall at Gangnam in Seoul on 3rd.

At the red carpet event preceded by this ceremony, while many stars dressed in white-colored dresses, Kim Nam-joo, Seolhyun and Nana attracted attention with a black dress.
Kim Nam-ju and Seolhyeon wore boldly designed dress to reveal their charms while Nana wore incised dress emphasizing her beautiful legs.

2018년 5월 2일 수요일

Ferry from Incheon to Jeju which was discontinued after the "Sewol ferry disaster" will operate again in June 2019

A new operator has been decided recently and a thorough preparation for a safe waterway has begun.

Incheon Port has 12 passenger ship routes such as Baekryeong Island and Yeonpyeong Island, but the passenger ship connecting Incheon to Jeju Island has been stopped running for 4 years since the Sewol ferry incident in 2014.

Due to the constant request from Incheon and Seoul customers, a company operating a 'Pohang - Ulleungdo' route was selected as a new operator of 'Jeju route' ferry at Incheon port.

The Incheon port Office said that among the seven applicants, it was the only company with good financial stability and experience in operating passenger ships.

The company plans to operate ship of 24,000 tons class, which is 3.5 times bigger than "Sewol ferry", from June next year.
The ship which was built two years ago will carry 1,500 passengers and 120 vehicles and can travel 40 kilometers per hour.

As the interest in safety has been higher than ever before since the disaster, we need more thorough preparations such as the expansion of the pier and the safety of night driving.