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Seoul Music Video with Korean Idols

Posted in 99.9% of Seoul with tags , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2010 by Lydia

Keepon goes Seoul!

Posted in 99.9% of Seoul with tags , , on February 23, 2010 by Lydia

Thanks YouTube!

Seoul launched “Floating Island”

Posted in 99.9% of Seoul with tags , , , , , , , on February 7, 2010 by Lydia

How can a 2,000-ton buoy float? Well, man-made floating islets(Viva) was launched on the Han river near Banpo Bridge in the heart of Seoul, yesterday.

“There are artificial islands in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, but they are in addition to the actual natural islands in the Area. Seoul’s Floating Islands are remarkable because they are completely man-made ones that will float on the river.” Said Kim Hyeon geon, a city official involved in the project. “That’s why we’re not calling them artificial islands, we’re calling it the Floating Islands.”

I’m hoping that the Floating Island will become Seoul’s new landmark where people can enjoy leisure, exhibitions, performance and conventings along the Han river, too.

Dynamic Seoul, Dynamic Korea

Posted in 99.9% of Seoul with tags , , , , , , , on January 27, 2010 by Lydia

South Korea Tourism Video

Posted in 99.9% of Seoul with tags , , , on January 26, 2010 by Lydia

Thanks youtube!

2010 World Design Capital Seoul

Posted in 99.9% of Seoul with tags , , , , , on January 15, 2010 by Lydia

Guess what, Seoul was chosen as the World Design Capital (WDC) for 2010! It’s very cool because the designation allow a distinctive opportunity for cities to feature their accomplishments in attracting and promoting innovative design.

“Forget Tokyo. Design aficionados are now heading to Seoul.” New York Times also selected Seoul as number 3 of the 31 places to go in 2010 and said like that.

World Design Capital Seoul 2010 seeks to create a city of “Design for All!” together with its citizens, based on the 4U : Universal, Ubiquitous, Unique, by U.

You see, Seoul city has adorned itself with off-the-wall ideas and those ornaments are all considering foreigners as well as citizens. Among the all new design elements, considering tiny bits of life is really quite something, don’t you think? How could they think of all that- such as the manhole cover? 🙂

OH! I think I almost forgot. There is another interesting exhibition in Seoul Square, and I went there with my friend last month.

Now, Seoul’s design is definitely worldwide. You should visit Korea and visit Seoul in 2010 to see and feel those ornaments as it is said “Seeing is believing!”

Tips for you : It is said that a highlight will no doubt be the third annual Seoul Design Fair (Sept. 17 to Oct. 7), the city’s answer to the design weeks in Milan and New York, which last year drew 2.5 million people and featured a cavalcade of events under two enormous inflatable structures set up at the city’s Olympic stadium.

For more information on the WDC, visit this site here!

빨리빨리(Chop-chop Culture) Made Today’s Seoul

Posted in 99.9% of Seoul with tags , , , , on January 12, 2010 by Lydia

Does anybody know where the above Africa-like picture is?

It is Seoul (in 1950).
The year 1950 witnessed the outbreak of Korean War on that ground.

But can you believe that Korean economy has grown rapidly for the last three decades and now Korea is leading the IT, NT and BT industries as well?

Well, at that time, everybody said it is impossible.

But a miracle occured!

↓This video shows the present Seoul!

Unbelievable, right?

Actually, behind this amazing growth, there was a very unique culture among Koreans called 빨리 빨리(ppalli ppalli).

빨리 빨리 means “Chop-chop” or “Hurry up”.

Korean people can do anything with the almighty culture called 빨리 빨리, indeed. Burj dubai tower(The tallest building in the world), UAE South Korea nuclear deal .. etc.

And you can easily have a very interesting experience in Korea because all Korean people eat fast, walk fast, do their work fast. 🙂

Visit Korea in 2010!