Kicker: ENTERTAINMENT (CULTURE) Daughter-in-Law, Gender Stereotypes in Korean Culture -Focusing on ‘The in Law’ Drama By Eugene Ha, Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org Do you know the drama 'The in Law', which aired on Kakao TV last November? Based on a popular webtoon called ‘Myeoneuragi,’ it has recently become a hot topic on Instagram and Facebook. ‘Myeoneuragi’ is a word that refers to a daughter-in-law in a cute way, which is a direct and affectionate word. From the title, we have a foreboding of what will unfold. Since its release for the first time, it has garnered more than 1 million views and ended with more than 17 million views in each episode, drawing sympathy from various generations. Why is the viewer response so hot? The drama clearly shows the newly coined word ‘seaworld’, which means in-laws of Korean culture. Various age groups are immersed and pouring out their opinions. ‘Seaworld,’ which is only in Korea, gets worse during the national holidays. Changes seem to be needed because the tradition of culture, which has been handed down for a long time, is not a necessary tradition, not a natural acceptance. Let's learn more about this drama that gave family members a chance to reflect on themselves. The main character of this drama tries to become a good daughter-in-law without knowing it as soon as she gets married. The daughter-in-law's life, which is projected through her newly married "Min Sa-rin," shows how unfair things that have been recognized as a natural duty of a daughter-in-law are. There is also an ugly sister-in-law. There is no dramatic conflict, but most married women have honestly portrayed the injustice they must have experienced and felt, so it is a drama that many women sympathize with, cry and get angry together about. Episodes of this drama are likely to happen at any house. Let's take a look at a few episodes. Korean Thanksgiving Day “Chuseok” The first son and his wife, who are working together, went to their in-laws' house to celebrate their first holiday after marriage, and the mother-in-law told his son to go in and rest, and the father-in-law and uncle are drinking alcohol, and she asked if daughter in law brought comfortable clothes, calling her "baby." Then the daughter-in-law feels bad and talks to her mother in law that her son and daughter go to a room and rest and father drinks and only helps me with the food, right? Then she leaves the house without saying anything. This messes up the family atmosphere, and the mother cries, ending the episode. Last year Chuseok, the first daughter-in-law leaving scene “Chuseok”, The Following Year. This is the story of his second son Mu Gu-young and his wife Min Sa-rin, who came to his in-laws' house before Chuseok. After hearing her mother working in the kitchen from dawn, Min Sa-rin eventually wakes up and helps. And when her husband Mu Gu-young tried to help, her mother stopped him, kicked him out of the kitchen, and made food for the memorial service with her only. At the big table, men are eating, and women are eating together at a small table. And the mother-in-law who keeps running errands, saying that men are not going to the kitchen. The conflict between his wife and mother intensifies as he barely arrives home after hearing his mother-in-law's phone call and suddenly goes back to his in-laws' home and eats until dinner. Difference between men and women, husbands and wives How did they come to a conclusion? In the last episode of the drama, Min Sa-rin gets tired so she goes traveling alone to Jeju Island, and her husband realizes how much he couldn't take care of her while living in a house without a wife. And he goes to Jeju to meet her. He confesses calmly, saying, “I won't take things for granted." And she gets the courage to say no to things she doesn't like before and goes back to her in-laws. This drama shows the in-laws' atmosphere, which is one part of our culture. We can bring sympathetic episodes of our daily lives and see how much we naturally demand in the lines of our mother-in-law and father-in-law. It makes us think about the seaworld, the daughter-in-law culture that we strongly sympathize with and think about. In fact, there are no rules to do something and there is no definition of action. This custom has long come down and everyone has taken it for granted. However, while this practice is still sympathetic, many modern families are breaking the ice. It seems to be an old custom in Korea that still has the values in its head that women should be like this and men should be like this by gender and men and women should be like this.
Kicker: ENTERTAINMENT (SOCIETY PROBLEM) How Far Should Freedom of Artistic Expression be Allowed? Artistic Tolerance on the Subject of Women By Eun-Jae Choi, Reporter Weloveeun123@naver.com BLACKPINK who are world-famous K-POP star girl group released their new song "Love and Sick Girls" in October. However, controversy has spreads over whether they were distorting the image of nurses and commercializing them as sex products. some suggested that the lyrics should be reflected and viewed as an independent art genre without any specific intention. How far should we allow freedom of artistic expression? The controversial music video scene of 'Love and sick girls' Sexual Objectification that has Existed for a Long Time In fact, nurses are working hard, taking a risk about various diseases and pandemic of corona infection. However, they have been called "agassi" since the past, and their images are distorted by popular culture at a time when costumes are made around uniforms, worsening the image of a branded nurse. Besides nurses, there are people like flight attendants and teachers. There has long been a history of sexual objectification of jobs mainly for women. In addition to the aforementioned BLACKPINK music videos, such problems can be found in many girl group music videos in the past. There have also been many scenes in entertainment and broadcasting programs where people make sexual jokes while having a job with fantasies about uniforms. That is why we need to look at the sexual fixation problems that have existed for a long time. An Effort to Break Stereotypes There is also much improvement in sexual problems that have occurred a lot in the past. As an example, Aero K Airlines, a new airline, recently made headlines for introducing uniforms that break away from sexual stereotypes. They corrected the problem of the aforementioned uniform. The airline has come up with a design tailored to the practicality of uniforms. Instead of wearing tight skirts and heels, they chose airy sweatshirts, pants and sneakers. The manufactured uniforms were well received by many as they were made to match the essence of the crew, "safety," rather than the outward "beauty." According to the workers in the job group, these issues should become a social debate because the objectification of uniform grades reduces job value. We have to put a lot of voices into society and solve the problem one by one like the new airline Aero K uniform. Uniform photos that set 'Aero K' airline safety as a top priority Examples of Female Demeanor in Art Problems appear not only in the media but also in webtoons that many people enjoy. The freedom of expression on the subject of women in popular culture cannot be judged as just art, as in the case of ‘Gian84’ and ‘Helper’, which were criticized by many for their misogyny and sensationalism. Webtoon writer Gian84 has caused much controversy in the 'King of Return' series. The controversial webtoon shows Bong Ji-eun, the webtoon's heroine, breaking a big clam on her stomach when the team members dine out, saying "Hard work does not work. and It is not at that level of academic background, specs, and effort." Later, he drew a scene in which an old bachelor in his 40s hired a heroine as an intern with admiration after seeing such behavior. Readers who saw these scenes criticized Gian84 for belittling women, saying, "It implies that the heroine Bong Ji-eun passed the Interview exam after having sex with her male boss." Following the controversy over Gian84's sensitivity to gender awareness, there was also public opinion on the sensationalism of Helper II: Kilberos. Lee Ji-geum, who is considered a cartoon character modeled after the famous singer "IU," was described as a middle school student who almost got sexually abused by the main character. In addition, after being bound naked with the appearance of a female elderly character, there was a scene of torture under drug administration, followed by reports from readers who felt serious about these scenes. Due to many controversies, Naver webtwoon company said it will strengthen its current guidelines in areas where writers can participate in considering their creative parts. The scene that became a problem in 'The returning king webtoon' As mentioned earlier, efforts to correct the problems continue, however there are still many unresolved issues. Therefore, works that are called the realm of creation but not reflected in human rights and the times should not be regarded as independent art, nor should they be hidden behind the name of creation. As times goes by, we also have to keep up with the changes and correct the wrong perceptions and thoughts of the past so that we can create a better environment. That is why it should be considered once again if it is proper to express women's sexual objectification in the media and the art world as only provocative elements.
Kicker: ENTERTAINMENT (YOUTUBE) Two-Sides of YouTube Focusing on Value Sharing and YouTube Journalism by Sol-Hyang Park, Reporter email@example.com What is the world's fastest growing population and the second most populous country? India? Brazil? Wrong. If it is difficult, I will give you a hint. The focus should be on 'digital'. The answer is YouTube. 1. The World of YouTube According to data from the social media platform management company Hootsuite and British digital marketing company Wears Social, Facebook is the number one country in digital territory. It is close to 2.4 billion people. Number 2 is YouTube with 2 billion people. It is far more than 1.4 billion China or 1.3 billion India. Moreover, its pace of population growth is unparalleled. YouTube is available in more than 90 countries in 80 languages. The daily viewing time amounts to 1 billion hours. Korea's YouTube upward trend is also great. According to the "Social Media and Search Portal Trend Report 2020" survey of 620 men and women in their 10s to 50s in Korea, 89.2 % of users watch YouTube, and what is more surprising is that more than 30 % of users in their 40s and 50s watch YouTube. In the past, YouTube was a place where people in 10s and 20s upload videos just for fun and was unfamiliar to middle-aged people over 40. However, as countless creative contents, celebrities’ channels, videos aired on TV etc. are uploaded especially in the recent corona virus crisis, people have come to use YouTube to relieve boredom. YouTube, which was mostly used by a certain age group in the past, has become a playground for everyone. 2. Place to Share Value YouTube's recently concluded "Gajja Sanai" series, started in July, had a huge impact on the Korean Internet broadcasting industry and became so popular that it was the most talked about program in 2020. The "Gajja Sanai" content aims for entertainers to overcome human limitations through UDT/SEAL special course training at MUSAT. Rough language and behavior only available in YouTube attracted many viewers, and people's determination to challenge the limits of true human beings is the main reason for its high popularity. Rather than simply "experience" the special military process, the program showed the growth of participants by sending the message “You can do it.” It is quite different from other entertainment contents that are simply funny. Like this, YouTube is full of various contents and ingenious imagination. In addition, they share their own stories, such as their tips or experiences of something, make contents based on various jobs, and unbox their products. As such, YouTube is now a place for exchanging and sharing important values such as empathy and emotion beyond the function of uploading videos. 3. YouTube Journalism As YouTube has emerged as a powerful video platform, the competition among the media is getting fiercer. Media companies are overhauling the online sector and strengthening video contents. That is why the new term “YouTube Jornalism” has emerged. The term has not yet been clearly defined academically, but it is a term that has emerged as more and more people are dissatisfied with traditional newspapers and broadcasting and watch news on YouTube. Now the number of subscribers to major YouTube news channels are all over 1 million, and in the case of news radio, YouTube streaming is essential. In fact, most viewers listen to the radio on YouTube streaming.Diverse types of YouTube personal news channels In addition to the news produced by broadcasters, personal news is also noteworthy. Beyond dealing with domestic entertainment and political issues, it informs users of a wide variety of issues, such as organizing and delivering overseas issues that are not handled well by the local media, sports issues and covering international sports events. These creators have many subscribers by delivering more specific and interesting information than Internet articles and broadcasting. Until now, traditional media, such as newspapers and TVs, have dominated the production and distribution of news. However, with the advent of YouTube, distribution was divided and their dominance has decreased. Now, anyone who is not a journalist can produce "news" on YouTube. YouTube journalism has challenged traditional journalism and weakens its control, while giving power to individuals. People expect more “interest”, “fun” on YouTube than simple “fact” and “truth.” Based on this demand, many people produce contents that reflect it. There is clearly a problem here. The spread of fake news, which is simple but powerful, has accelerated. It attracts people's attention with provocative titles or thumbnails even on trivial issues. In addition, YouTube's self-selected "algorithm" sometimes focuses only on certain aspects of information, which prevents users from having a neutral eye. Furthermore, the number of victims of vicious comments and rumors is increasing. If you click any video about any celebrity, you can easily see malicious comments. It’s overflowing and even if someone reports them, they are not easily accepted. 4. The Way Ahead The mentioned problems are becoming more serious as YouTube usage increases rapidly in the Corona era. YouTube should be aware of the damage caused by fake information and vicious comments and tighten regulations. Consumers should not have blind faith in YouTube either. If you just watch what you want to see, you can be trapped in passive thinking. You should look at and judge information from a more diverse perspective. YouTube's growth has allowed us to make diverse and creative contents and share greater value beyond information delivery. We laugh more, are touched more, and gain much knowledge using YouTube. However, always be aware that there is so much fake information and are so many victims. Let's all use YouTube wisely! Sources : https://froma.co.kr/605 https://goeonair.com/news/article.html?no=18342 https://picup.kr/service/marketing02.php5/79
Kicker: ENTERTAINMENT (SYNDROME) Hiding Your Heart, Hypocrisy? About Hypocrisy and Good Boy Syndrome By Eugene Ha, Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org The word ‘hypocrite’ was mentioned in the popular drama "It’s Okay to Not Be Okay," which recently topped the cable drama ratings. One of the characters in the drama was hiding his mind and has been living a life for others, not his own. In one scene, he is shocked to hear that he is hypocritical but realizes that he was. Later, the word ‘hypocrite’ became a real-time search word. What is hypocrisy? We can see people around us holding back their minds and pretending to be okay, pretentious, and nice. Have you ever acted like that yourself? There is one related syndrome in psychology. It is called ‘Good Child Syndrome’. I would like to talk about the differences between the two, how to distinguish them, and how to overcome each of them. The drama ‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’ Moon Kang-tae, played by actor Kim Soo-hyun in the play, is a person who gave up his life and emotions for his older brother who suffers from *autism. Due to his brother's mental symptoms that come every year, they have to move repeatedly and have no relationship with people as much as possible. It is a character who does not care about his feelings because it is a habit to suppress his emotions to take care of his older brother. This is what actress Seo Ye-ji says when she saw Moon Kang-tae. The dictionary defines the meaning of *hypocrite as a person who pretends to be good. That hypocrite seems to mean revealing what Moon Kang-tae is hiding in his mind rather than being a bad person. The moment I saw that scene, I came to think of myself. How about you? *Hypocrite: If you accuse someone of being a hypocrite, you mean that they pretend to have qualities, beliefs, or feelings that they do not really have. *Autism:Autism is a mental disorder that affects children, particularly their ability to relate to other people. What is hypocrite? Is that a good boy syndrome? Hypocrisy means a person who pretends to be good on the outside, and hypocrites are defined in the dictionary as doing their righteous deeds in front of people to show them. There is a similar concept in psychological terms. It is 'Good Boy Syndrome.' Good Boy Syndrome is a term that literally means a tendency to become a good child by hiding negative emotions, feelings, and obeying other people's words. Psychoanalysis sees it as part of a defense mechanism to survive in an environment that is feared to be abandoned by childhood caregivers. What the two have in common is that they hide their true feelings and pretend not to. The Good Boy Syndrome can later develop into a hypocrite. If you are always nice to your friends, parents, and teachers, you will try to be nicer and people around you will be more comfortable. However, when you become an adult, you will not be able to express your feelings and may think that you are a hypocrite by your false pretenses. What are the Symptoms of Good Boy Syndrome? ① Always bright Even if he is angry or annoyed, he tries to calm his feelings with a bright smile instead of revealing them.It is hard to deal with when someone gets angry. ②Cannot refuse another person's request. You cannot even show that you hate it. Sometimes you cannot do your job to solve other people's problems first.You feel rather sorry that you could not do a favor for someone. ③ Apologize for what you did not do wrong. In order to avoid conflicts with others, you apologize first without expressing your hurt feelings. ④ Get a mental illness by suppressing emotions. Even when angry, they endure and hide it rather than express it. ⑤ Conscious of others. And feel burdened about relationships. When you have to make a decision, follow others rather than make your own. The more times you say yes about the symptoms above, the more likely you are to have a good boy syndrome. How to Overcome? ① I am the one who is most precious. The habit of thinking about people around you first is good, but you should also know how to speak your own voice. You should know that you are the one who you should love and take care of the most. ②Learn how to decline When your situation is not favorable, you need to know how to quickly reject it. Rather than giving vague answers, you have to reject them clearly so that he or she can find someone else to ask for them. ③Let's not just say ‘I am sorry’. People who suffer from good boy syndrome say they are sorry for what they have not done wrong. Since they do not want to be in conflict with others, or try to fit in with other people even in unreasonable situations. However, it will only make you look more miserable. Let's judge the situation objectively. Hypocrites and good child syndrome look different, but in fact, there are many similarities. We think badly of the word hypocrite, but good boy syndrome is also deceiving ourselves. To suppress our own feelings by saying and acting falsely is no different from a hypocrite Let's look into ourselves and be honest. If you start to express one by one, you will be able to overcome it quickly. Sources: https://terms.naver.com/entry.nhn?docId=2051411&cid=62098&categoryId=62098 https://terms.naver.com/alikeMeaning.nhn?query=E00275821 https://terms.naver.com/entry.nhn?docId=3390587&cid=58345&categoryId=58345
Kicker: ENTERTAINMENT(MENTAL HEALTH, PSYCHOLOGICAL TEST) A Chance to Know More about Myself A Psychological Test Conducted by Our School by Ju-eun Yeon/Editor Yeonje1113@naver.com Have you ever heard of MBTI psychological test? Interest for MBTI psychological test that is conducted for fun has increased so much. Do you know Sangmyung University also offers free access to many tests including MBTI psychological test? Let’s take various tests as well as psychological tests professionally at the Student Counseling Center! ▲The Image of Psychology Types and Methods of Applying for Psychological Tests Conducted by Sangmyung University A psychological test can be tested when you want to objectively evaluate your personality, interest, aptitude and psychological state. Psychological tests are being conducted by the Student Counselling Center. Since April, Sangmyung University students can conduct online psychological tests. The application method for online psychological test is as follows. After applying for a telephone or next-generation system psychological test, receive online code text and conduct a psychological test. After that, they choose between telephone counseling and face-to-face counseling to listen to interpretation counseling. The next-generation psychological test can be applied by logging in to the Sammul system: >integrated information->student basic->psychological examination->application for psychological examination->new regulations. Select the desired psychological test and day of the week. The time required depends on the type of psychological test. The psychological tests conducted by the Student Counseling Center are divided into four categories: personality test, career tests, learning tests and others. 1) Personality Test ▲The Image of Personality Test MBTI personality test is a counseling program that solves various difficulties experienced during university through various group counseling programs. It takes 30 minutes. The MMPI-2 test is a psychological test that can identify various emotional stress conditions such as depression, decreased motivation, anxiety, guilt, and suicidal impulse, and takes about 90 minutes. The TCI test is a psychological test that evaluates one’s innate temperament and environmentally-made personality and takes about 30 minutes.The K-IIP test is a comprehensive evaluation of various interpersonal problems experienced in everyday life and takes about 30 minutes. The enneagram test is a theory that categorized human personality and behavior types into nine categories. The CST test has a total of six virtues and is divided into 24 characteristics within the virtues. The PAI test is an objective personality assessment questionnaire produced by Morey in 1991 to measure emotional stress. 2) Career Test ▲The Image of Career Test Holland test is based on one’s ability, aptitude and personality, and takes about 30 minutes. The U&I test is a test that helps students explore their careers by understanding their maturity, interest and personality. The CTI test is a test that can detect and change negative career accidents that you have and turn them into positive career accidents, which takes about 30 minutes. The SLT test is a psychological test that helps efficient learning by checking self-regulation levels for learning and evaluating the advantages and disadvantages of learning. 3) Learning Test The MLST is a test that measures habitual and strategic efficiency in the learning process. 4) The Others Each of these tests takes 60 to 90 minutes. The K-WAIS-Ⅳ test is a psychological test that can measure both the linguistic and nonverbal aspects of intelligence to know cognitive skills and the personality of individual students. The TAT test is a psychological test that evaluates propensity by analyzing individual responses to ambiguous test stimuli. Rorschach is a projective personality test used for the purpose of diagnosing psychological conditions, such as students’ unconsciousness or emotions. Recommended Psychological Test by Grade The content related to the psychological test recommended by each grade is an interview with Song Hyun-sim, a senior researcher at the Student Counseling Center. In the case of applying for a personal consultation, the counselor selects and conducts an examination necessary to identify and understand the patient’s condition during the consultation process. To help adapt to school life after admission, we recommend MBTI test, enneagram test, K-IIP test, TCI test to freshmen. These prosecutors can increase their understanding of their temperament and character, and the patterns of interpersonal relationships. If you understand that others can be different based on your understanding of yourself, you will be able to reduce the experience of misunderstanding or anxiety that can occur in interpersonal relationships. Some of the tests that can help manage academic performance in the lower grades recommend SLT test, MLST test, and U&I test. For senior students, we recommend career-related tests such as Holland’s aptitude test and the U&I test. Of course, it is recommended that you take personality tests in addition to career tests because the psychological aspects of the individual also affect your career path. The Student Counseling Center conducts various tests, including psychological tests as well as individual and group tests. If you are a student attending our school, all the tests are free. It is a chance to get expensive tests for free, and we hope that our students do not miss this opportunity. Sources: https://www.smu.ac.kr/center/index.do Interview with Song Hyun-sim, a senior researcher at the Student Counseling Center.
Kicker: ENTERTAINMENT (MUSIC) Song Challenge Becomes an Issue -Trends of Popular Music Culture By Eugene Ha, Reporter email@example.com Recently, singer Zico’s new single album “Any Song” has been gaining popularity on various SNS channels. Like the lyrics of the song, Zico caught the public eye and attracted the public’s attention by promoting it in his own style. What makes the song even more special is because of the "Any Song Dance Challenge," the song challenge marketing. The challenge began with a wide spread of videos taken with MAMAMOO Hwasa and Chungha with witty lyrics and easy dance moves that anyone can follow. It showed the connected public of the new SNS era. Zico's “Any Song” released on Jan. 13, 2020, topped the music charts upon its release. The song is exciting and the rhythm is fun, but Zico's expression in the music video is boring from start to finish. The feeling of “not funny” creates an ironic mood. When he was asked on several music programs, “Did you expect your song to be this big issue?”, he said, “I didn't expect it at all. I have never had such a long run with a single song, and I have never had such a syndrome that the entire nation knows. So I think it's strange to feel it.” This became Zico's biggest hit song that everyone from children to adults know. The number of “Any Song Challenge” hashtags on the short video platform TikTok, which is used by 300 million people around the world, hit 1.23 million. While the official music video view was 9.35 million views, TikTok's “Any Song Dance Challenge” recently surpassed 800 million views. ▲Zico’s “Any Song Dance Challenge” in TikTok Let’s find out what makes this song so popular and special. One of the reasons why “Any Song” is popular is, first, the change of trend in popular culture. The center of the times shifted from the public to the individual, as the era of the public in the 20th century changed to the era of the individual in the 21st century. Now you cannot ask anyone to follow your taste, nor do you have to follow. You can infer from the lyrics that he is talking about this trend too. The second reason is that the public is connected through SNS. For example, the Any Song Dance Challenge involves uploading a short 15-second video of “Any Song” dance on social media. This also coincides with the new cultural phenomenon “meme.” Meme culture refers to behavior patterns such as videos and images that are popular on the Internet. Consumers are now turning into active players who create while consuming. The number of video views related to “Any Song Challenge” on the short video platform TikTok has recently surpassed 800 million views. This was influenced by the spread of meme culture, in which individuals create their own contents. This phenomenon has spread as video-friendly generations have created and shared the images they want. Now the public shares with friends, consumes new cultures, and creates creative works at the same time. ▲New cultural phenomenon, meme culture As such, the SNS era has created a new public connected to the Internet. In comparison with the past, unlike the traditional public, there is no physical presence on the Internet, but the Internet binds people together, which results in more than the sum of individual activities. The newly born public has met with change through the Internet and new media. The biggest characteristic of the public in this era is that it has diversified according to its taste or political ideology. Here they appear as protesting, enthusiastic and entertaining masses. We can summarize the public as: 1) smaller than the public in the past 2) shorter in duration and 3) belongs to a larger group than before. However, it is characterized as: 1) more distinct in taste or ideological expression 2) less swayed by crowd psychology and 3) more closely and homogenous in sharing similar lifestyles. Zico's "Any Song" contains the current trend of popular music. Rather than expressing in writing, it is an era where people make videos and post them on Instagram and social media to show what they are doing, thinking, singing, dancing, and showing other talents. With the video containing Zico’s own expression reaching well over 100 million views, the younger generation also created and shared their versions of it. In this connected place of communication, the internet has changed rapidly in the form of images, videos, hashtags, and buzzwords, bringing about the culture of play and memes. This is a good example of the culture of consumers who are not only just consuming, but also directly participating and creating. I am looking forward to how much more active our play culture will be in the future. Sources: The Birth of New Public, Gunter Gebauer, Sven Rücker, translated by Jung-yong Yeom, 2020 https://www.ytn.co.kr/_ln/0106_202003070055534123 https://www.newsen.com/news_view.php?uid=202003140758256210 http://www.sportsseoul.com/news/read/891893
Kicker: ENTERTAINMENT(TRAVEL) Winter Vacation: How to Spend It Efficiently? : Places to Go on A Trip By Dong-Wook Kim, Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org December, the last month of the year which also has Christmas on the 25th, is during the winter vacation. After all the hard works of the final exams, students have free time to enjoy things that they have not done during their school semesters. But there seems to be a lot of university students wasting their winter vacation. (Do a poll about What university students do in their winter vacations and attach it here) So today, I am going to introduce some of the finest travel courses to go on a trip to, during this vacation. -What conditions should we think about the trip? The first important thing is to set the date of the trip. A successful trip depends on whether the trip is boring or enjoyable. If the travel time of a trip is too long, the trip becomes loose. On the other hand, if it’s too short, you might have some regrets about it. The length of a trip can vary from a day to a year. Here is a survey that shows the average length of a trip for university students. ▲A Pie Chart on How Long is Enough to go on a Trip The pie chart shows that at about 73% of students favored to go on a trip for less than a week. Looking at this chart, it is a common thing to set the length of a trip for a week. The second important thing is to decide where you want to go. You are less likely to have a successful travel if you don’t plan for it specifically. Hot places? Icy cold weather? Where is the most desirable place? Again, I did another survey of university student on where the most desirable place is to go on a trip. ▲A Bar Graph on Where Students Want to Head To on a Trip According to this chart, warm places and South Korea got the most votes among university students. So, I am going to introduce two proper places where students can go. -Bangkok, The Holy Land of Backpackers. Bangkok has been voted as one of the most popular places of summer resorts. Bangkok is also a paradise for travelers who love to eat food. Because there is plenty of food to eat which is cheap compared to Korea. ▲Bangkok’s one of the Desirable Food Pad Thai One of the Bangkok’s famous food is Pad Thai. There is a saying that “You cannot have a conversation about Bangkok with someone who hasn’t tried Pad Thai before.” The food is basically noodles, but with a spicy sauce and some bean sprouts added. The servers give out sugar independently to give a choice for some sweet flavors. I personally liked the sugar added Pad Thai. Pad Thai is a great pick for you if you are willing to feel like a local resident of Bangkok. ▲The Grand Palace of Bangkok As an attraction, there is the Grand Palace of Bangkok. The palace is known for its beauty. The palace consists of the Emerald Buddha and colorful roofs and temples. The Thai people think of the palace as a sacred place, so a strict dress code is requested. Men must wear long pants with sleeves and women are not allowed to wear tank tops. If you are about to visit the Grand Palace, be sure to check your outfits. -Busan, The Second Capital City of Korea ▲Night View of Gwangan Bridge Busan is located at the far southern place of Korea. The city is famous for sashimi and fresh seafood. If you are planning to go on a friendship trip with your friend and looking for a proper place to enjoy, Busan is a good place for you. ▲Fresh Sashimi Served at Jagalchi Market The main food that you cannot miss is sashimi of course. You can have the freshest sashimi near the Jagalchi market, located at the harbor of Busan. In winter, the flatfish and tuna sashimi are at the best condition to make sashimi. With enjoying fresh sashimi with soju, looking at the Gwangan Bridge would be such an impressive landscape. Gwangan Bridge has a special night view if you visit in the evening. All the pictures that I took near the Bridge were such a masterpiece. Sources: https://aroimakmak.com/28-must-eat-bangkok/ http://hub.zum.com/waugglobal/12008 https://www.travel141.co.kr/thailand/thailand-travel-guide-bangkok-street-food/ https://ring-ring-dong.tistory.com/350 http://www.bangkok.com/attraction-palace/grand-palace.htm https://jsksoft.tistory.com/3386
Kicker: ENTERTAINMENT (HOBBY) Shall We Make a Hobby? Introduce about Hobby Sharing Platforms by Eun-ji Lee, Editor-in-chief, by Hye-Im Li, Editor email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Do you have any hobbies? What if you could make money from your hobbies? Or what if you could form a community with people who have hobbies like you? Actually, it exists. It is the hobby-sharing platform. The hobby-sharing platform is a hobby and talent-sharing community created by the influence of a shared economy*. You can commercialize your hobbies and form communities with people who have the same hobbies like you. The hobby-sharing platform is becoming popular recently and many hobby-sharing platforms are growing rapidly. The SM Herald is going to introduce the most popular hobby-sharing platforms, ‘솜씨당’ and ‘Frip.’ ▶49 students Sangmyung University The SM Herald asked 49 students Sangmyung University what hobbies they were interested in. As a result, most of the survey respondents said photography (51%), and cooking (44.9%). These top responses (photography, cooking) show many students prefer learning hobbies closely connected with daily life. Then, how are students enjoying their hobbies? Students can create a club for the activities they want, but we wondered if there would be any way to learn hobbies more professionally and share knowledge. While collecting information, we got to know the hobby-sharing platforms. Users can choose groups where people get together to enjoy, learn, and share the same hobby. And also, the users can communicate with other people through the platforms before meeting. ▶49 students Sangmyung University The SM Herald asked the same students if they had heard of or used the hobby-sharing platforms. There are many hobby-sharing platforms providing opportunities to learn various hobbies of high quality. However, most of the respondents (65.7%) answered that they did not know about the existence of any platform and had no experience using it. Therefore, we are going to introduce “Frip” and “솜씨당 (Somssidang)” to the students, which are relatively less known. Special one day classes, “솜씨당” “솜씨당” is a platform which provides space for users to share their hobbies.“솜씨당” focuses on creating a place where people with the same interests in our area, neighborhood, or field gather to share their experiences and share experiences with others. For this reason, “솜씨당” provides hobby classes and the workshop searching service. The difference between other hobby-sharing platforms is that “솜씨당” focuses on local based offline classes. It is analyzed that there are a lot of classes that go to the workshop such as baking, handicrafts, and flowers and learn about 80% of the one-day classes that can be enjoyed casually. ▶Class classification “솜씨당” has 8 categories which include ‘flowers’, ‘cooking’, ‘handicrafts’, ‘art’, ‘life style’, ‘music’, ‘kids’ and ‘home class.’ The following chart shows details about each class. Class Details Flowers Bouquet making, Dried flowers making, etc. Cooking Dessert making, Macaroon making, Korean dishes making, etc. Handicrafts Soap making, Perfume making, Candle making, etc. Art Illustration class, Calligraphy class, Pop art class, etc. Life style Dance class, Make-up class, etc. Music Musical instrument learning, Vocal class, etc. Kids Kids flower making, Kids cooking, etc. Home class* Dessert making, macramé making, etc. *Home class: Video class which you can learn online How to apply 1) Download the “솜씨당” mobile application. 2) Make an account and log in. You can log in by ‘Kakao Talk’, too. “솜씨당” gives 100 points for new members. 3) Select the class. You can easily choose classes by tapping in ‘detail conditions.’ 4) Select the class reservation date and the number of applicants. After selecting the date and the number of applicants, press the apply button. 5) Type in the applicant’s information and select a payment method to pay. 6) Make payment. In addition, you can exchange messages with your teacher and share the class with others. Special one day classes, “Frip” “Frip” is an application where an individual host can share their own leisure products. The hosts activating in Frip are about 10,000, and the number of users exceeded 740,000 as of August this year. Users can enjoy 6,000 kinds of hobbies in Frip. Especially, it is really suitable for active people because Frip has lots of activity programs. ▶Activity menu with 9 categories Students are able to listen to practical lectures through learning programs. ▶Learning menu with 15 categories The filtering function is well prepared so users can find suitable hobbies by searching on the basis of location, price, etc. ▶Classification by each location ▶Classification by price between 0 won and 300,000 won How to apply 1) Download the “Frip” mobile application. 2) Make an account and log in. You can log in by ‘Kakao Talk’, too. Frip gives discount coupon for new members. 3) Frip asks members to click on their interests. Frip recommends classes from a new member’s interest. 4) Select the class. After selecting the class, choose the class date and the number of applicants. 5) After certifying yourself, you can choose a payment method to pay. 6) Make payment. The survey shows that lots of students are interested in hobbies in various fields. The hobby-sharing platforms such as "솜씨당"(Somssidang) and Frip will provide new opportunities to the students. Through the platforms, students who are exhausted to study could be able to find some hobbies that make them feel refreshed. And also, students who are worried about getting a job could prepare for jobs by sharing talents in the platforms. Sources: https://www.enewstoday.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=1286798 http://www.dailypop.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=41776 https://www.sssd.co.kr/main https://frip.co.kr/ https://www.venturesquare.net/783950
Kicker: ENTERTAINMENT (LANGUAGE) King Sejong Does Not Cry Over Language Changes and Destruction: Looking Back on Language Habits by Sarah Chae, Editor email@example.com “King Sejong is crying because teenagers are destroying Hangeul.” News like this is coming around the corner with Hangeul Day (the Korean alphabet day). Do you really think he will pour tears and have a “멘붕” (menboong: mental breakdown) because teenagers have made new words and expressions? Hang on if you want to know the answer. Plus, do not miss out on anything because the the SM Herald has got useful and fun information ready for you: 1) The difference between ‘Language’/‘Hangeul’ breakdowns 2) Interview: SMU Korean Language and Culture Professor Koo Hyun-Jung 3) Useful Korean FREE font information 1) The difference between ‘Language’/‘Hangeul’ breakdowns The word mentioned above “멘붕(mental breakdown)”, is an example of an abbreviation (shortened words). “JMT (Jonmataeng: Extremely Delicious)” is using the English alphabet and is an abbreviation at the same time. Some say these kinds of phenomenon made by teens are breaking down the rules of Hangeul. However, using the English alphabet instead of Hangeul and abbreviations are actually closer to ‘language’ change and destruction, and is not ‘Hangeul’ destruction. This means that the Korean language is not the Korean alphabet itself. I am sure you can understand this sentence easily enough. Then why is everybody confused about this? First of all, Hangeul is so closely related to sound that people confuse most of the language destruction phenomena with 'Hangeul destruction' like the examples above. Another reason for the kind of articles on Hangeul Day that say King Sejong would shed tears, is, we do not have any other ‘Korean Day’. Since there is no Korean Day, as people (even smart teachers and reporters) look back on how right they are using their language, they must have confused the destruction of the language with the destruction of Korean. In short, the close relationship of the language and the alphabet has made the people think the two are the same thing. In short again, King Sejong won’t cry over language breakdowns. He made Hangeul, the alphabet, not the Korean language itself. ‘Language’/‘Hangeul’ Breakdowns and King Sejong Some people might not agree with me yet and say King Sejong would cry nevertheless. Yes, when something is not original, it makes some people uncomfortable. This may make you think ‘Language’/‘Hangeul’ breakdowns will break his heart. Looking back again though, King Sejong made Hangeul for people who did not know the Chinese characters to make their words into letters and make them easier to use. He wanted to increase opportunities and chances to speak out for the people. Yaminjeongeum(야민정음) is an example of a Hangeul breakdown. The shape of the letters is rearranged and misplaced. It may not be a perfect phenomenon and is difficult to communicate for people who do not know the rules. However, every language constantly changes. There is no way King Sejong would not know this fact. Korean and Hangeul have already changed shape, grammar, spelling, etc. through history. Therefore, King Sejong would probably be more interested in how his invention has naturally evolved in his people’s hands. Examples of Yaminjeongeum, the shape of the letters is rearranged and misplaced by a similar looking letter. 2) Interview: SMU Korean Language and Culture Professor Koo Hyun-Jung -Normally, when we think of Hangeul Day we think of King Sejong. Is there anyone and any other information we should know? In the movie The King's Letters (2019, 나랏말싸미) the character of the Buddhist monk 'Sinmi' played a big role in making Hangeul. However, movies are just movies and are not history. The production of Hangeul was King Sejong's achievement, and Sinmi only played a role in the process of translating Buddhist scriptures into Korean to verify the effectiveness of Hangul. Along with King Sejong, the person we should remember is the American missionary Homer Hulbert who created the first textbook in Korean. Not only did he act in many ways for Korea's independence, but he also led the effort to educate Koreans and spread the Korean alphabet by creating a textbook called Sămin p'ilji in 1891. He said, "I want to be buried in Korea rather than buried in Westminster Abbey", and his grave is in Yanghwajin. -What comes to mind when you think of Hangeul and Hangeul Day? It reminds me of Choi Hyeon-bae, who wrote Urimalbon (1937) in the Japanese colonial era. It would have been difficult to revive the Korean language if it were not for the Korean alphabet because during the colonial period Korean was not allowed to be used by prohibiting and changing Korean names. I thank the Korean Language Society (Joseoneo Hakhoe) teachers, including Choi Hyeon-bae, who treated Hangeul as a life and made dictionaries in prison. A note saying “Hangeul is life.” By Choi Hyeon-bae There are more than 7,000 languages and are all good for communicating and there are no 'better' languages than another. However, letters are a product of culture, and they reflect the level of a culture. Hangeul is the most advanced alphabet in the history of the development of characters. It is a featural alphabet whose common sound features are expressed in the same shape. Hangeul is the proudest cultural heritage for me as a Korean. - What kind of language life do you expect from your students as a professor and auditor of the Korean Language Society? Korean is a frame for expressing your thoughts, and the frame containing Korean is Hangeul. Ju Si-gyeong said, "If your words are harsh, your writings are rough; if your writings are rough, the words you use get harsh; if words and writings are calmed and controlled, the will and work of the people shall be governed." I hope that SMU students think first before using their language, and by changing their language style, I hope they will play the main role and shed light on this rough society. 3) Useful Korean FREE font information The SM Herald is also proud of Hangeul! It sure is a great Korean alphabet. Do you want to celebrate it too? Participate in fun contests like the Handwriting contest and Pretty Postcard contest in the image below! Some corporations are celebrating Hangeul Day by sharing the font they use. Download it through the link below, and have fun using it. Source: 김광해외, 1999, 국어지식탐구 [국어교육을위한국어학개론] 권재일, 2012, 한국어문법론 https://www.yna.co.kr/view/AKR20181008116600055?input=1195m http://omn.kr/1a0tr http://www.newswatch.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=15949 http://www.joongboo.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=1328379 https://programs.sbs.co.kr/drama/rootedtree/visualboard/60612/?cmd=view&board_no=154 http://www.arirang.com/Tv2/TVCommon_NoStaff_Archive.asp?PROG_CODE=TVCR0556&MENU_CODE=101233&view_seq=4528&Page=5&sys_lang=Eng https://news.joins.com/article/21994410 http://www.bostonkorea.com/news.php?code=&mode=view&num=25923