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Sat, September 30, 2023 | 23:06
Beware of what you bring to US
NEW YORK — Bad news was waiting for Park Hwayoung at the end of her 14- hour flight to New York last week. She had to pay $300 in fines at the airport for carrying prohibited food into the U.S.
Americans turn on, tune in for Olympic fix at office
NEW YORK — Cheering crowds, late-night snacking, pulling all-nighters and dozing off at work in between heated office debates about the previous night’s events — that’s the Olympic spirit in Korea, a commitment level high enough to sacrifice sleep and other necessities.
United States of nannies
NEW YORK ― Thought your nanny was uptight? Then you haven’t seen some of America’s biggest nanny states yet.
'Hallyu' — Korean teaching tool
NEW YORK ― For learners of Korean in the U.S., it’s goodbye to rote memorization and dull drills; hello to Super Junior and Bae Yong-joon. A new curriculum is set to revamp the traditional teaching method of Korean, a much-needed update aimed at giving the language a more fun and practical appeal.
Are Korea billboard ads effective?
NEW YORK ― Times Square’s glittering spectacle of lights, neon signs and a chaotic bustle make it one of the busiest places on earth. And starting last Wednesday, in the heart of this glitzy spot, a giant digital billboard began playing an advertisement promoting Korea’s traditional folksong “Arirang.”
Spare the rod and save legal hassle
NEW YORK ― For Korean parents, tapping a child’s hand may not be regarded as a big deal, just a mild form of punishment. But in the U.S., taking the same action can result in a child being taken away from parents or guardians ― one clear example showing just how strict child abuse laws are here.
Would you care for kimchi beer?
NEW YORK ― Like kimchi? Love beer? Why not mix the two and brew up a kimchi beer? That’s exactly what some brewers in the U.S. and Canada did to spice up classic ales.
'Super seniors' on US campuses
NEW YORK ― The good old ``four years and out’’ rule is quickly becoming a dying tradition in America’s top public universities. Like the rising ``NG’’ (no graduation) clan in Korea, ``super seniors’’ ― students who stay more than four years ― are now the norm on U.S. campuses.
Koreans in US ham-handed on racial issues
NEW YORK ― The recent death of Rodney King, the face of the brutal 1992 Los Angeles riots, has people looking back to what’s remembered as America’s worst urban disturbance that turned into an attack against Koreans.
Korean sex businesses busted in US
NEW YORK _ Koreans in the U.S. are typically known as hard-working and successful, but in some communities, they’re starting to pick up a new reputation for something different _ prostitution.