Foreign students at Hanyang University participated in a farm experience event in Muwol Village, Damyang-gun, South Jeolla Province on June 19. Hanyang University Office of International Affairs organized a field trip event to provide foreign students with opportunities to experience rural culture in Korea and help revitalize rural areas. About 40 foreign students attending the event were mainly from the US, Germany, France, Kazakhstan, and China. In addition to making the rice glue balls, they also enjoyed making rice cakes and experiencing natural dyeing. ▲ Foreign students at Hanayang participating in farm experience ▲ Foreign students at Hanayang participating in farm experience ▲ Foreign students at Hanayang participating in farm experience ▲ Foreign students at Hanayang participating in farm experience ▲ Foreign students at Hanayang participating in farm experience ▲ Foreign students at Hanayang participating in farm experience ▲ Foreign students at Hanayang participating in farm experience ▲ Foreign students at Hanayang participating in farm experience ▲ Foreign students at Hanayang participating in farm experience
2017.0322Foreign students from Hanyang University participate farm experience
2017.0321Genetic Architecture of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatology is a rather unexplored branch in the medical field, and its causes and cures have not yet been fully prepared. However, Professor Bae Sang-cheol of the College of Medicine at Hanyang University stands as one of the pioneers to define and research the causal factors of rheumatology and discover better remedies. In his research “Update on the genetic architecture of rheumatoid arthritis”, Bae clearly defines the factors of rheumatoid arthritis with regards to human genetics, and predicts the possibility for precision medicine. Bae is one of the pioneers in Korea to research and advance cures rheumatoid arthritis. In his paper, Bae has organized the causes and possible remedies for rheumatology researched in the last five years- collecting all data with advanced medical technology. Rheumatism hasn't been explored completely yet, so its causes are only speculated to be genetic and environmental factors. “Rheumatism is an autoimmune disorder, which means that the causes tend not to be external factors. It's assumed that 60% of the causes is the immune system attacking upon itself, acting out of misconception,” said Bae. Human genetic studies into rheumatoid arthritis have uncovered more than 100 genetic loci associated with susceptibility to the disease. This means that the majority of factors are highly shared across multiple ancestral populations. Bae and his fellow researchers organized the data on impaired immune processes and disease phenotypes for rheumatism. “The ultimate goal of this research paper was to enhance the possibility of finding the repurposed drug for each rheumatoid arthritis patient,” mentioned Bae. Since 2005, medical technology developed rapidly, especially in the genome field. For about a decade, a significant amount of the data was collected on genome structures that are likely to influence the rheumatoid diseases. “The grand development in this area is that now, technology can examine the whole genetic variants, instead of individual ones, using the whole genome analysis technique,” said Bae. Rheumatology-related genetics directly affect gene expression and protein function, and also influence cell signaling pathways. According to the cumulated data, this process causes the immune function to be disordered, and spawns diseases in patients. “Proteins that are encoded by rheumatoid risk variants have the potential to help the development of targeting drugs,” Bae explained. Two years were spent in total on the production of this paper, and each process was intricate. First, Bae was invited to co-write with rheumatology experts to analyze the causes and possibilities of advancing repositioning drugs. Then, he had to edit and peer review the analysis and consult with graphic designers to obtain desired pictures of rheumatoid figures. “All these processes took a long time, but interacting with peer reviewers was particularly helpful in advancing this article,” said Bae. Bae stresses the importance of enhancing research on drug repositioning. Drug repurposing, also called as drug repositioning, is applying and utilizing existing medicine to develop into rheumatoid remedies. This technique significantly curtails the cost and time to invent new drugs that target rheumatoid diseases, because existing drugs have already been approved for its pharmacodynamics. Also, the development of precision medicine, which therapeutically targets for personalized rheumatoid state, is being accelerated. “Rheumatoid arthritis does not signal the body in a unique way- it feels more like a cold in the beginning. But alerting oneself to get regular health checks may help to prevent the threatening disease." Bae's ultimate goal is to develop and contribute to organic and personalized rheumatoid arthritis drug invention. His efforts to contribute to the field of rheumatology are prominent, just like his favorite poem, 'The Road Not Taken', by Robert Frost. “Reminding yourself of the original attitude and always trying your best will undoubtedly lead you to success,” advised Bae. Kim Ju-hyun email@example.com Photos by Choi Min-ju
2017.0320Hanyang University ranked 34th in THE 'Industry Collaboration'
Hanyang University ranked 34th in the world rankings of universities that publish the highest proportions of research output in collaboration with industry as announced by the Times Higher Education (THE). The UK's Times Higher Education announced the rankings of universities that publish the highest proportions of research output in collaboration with industry from the recent article entitled "South Korean universities lead way on industry collaboration." According to the article, Hanyang University has published 4.06 percent of its total 22,424 publications via collaboration with industry. <The rakings of unversities that show the highest proportions of research output in collaboration with industry (Korean universities)> Ranking (World rankings) University The proportions of collaboration with industry (the number of total publications) 1(1) POSTECH 22.98(13,545) 2(8) Sungkyunkwan University (SSKU) 8.84(30,406) 3(11) KAIST 6.05(20,768) 4(32) GIST 4.11(5,833) 5(34) Hanyang University 4.06(22,424) 6(37) Seoul National University 4(61,449) Among Korean universities, POSTECH was selected as the top university to publish the highest proportions of their research output in collaboration with industry with 22.9 percent of its total 13,545 publications via such links. It was followed by SKKU with 8.84 percent of its total 406 publications, KAIST with 6.058 percent of 20,768, GIST with 4.11 percent of 5,833, Hanyang University with 4.06 percent of 22,424, and Seoul National University with 4 percent of 61,449. UK's Times Higher Education is an university evaluation agency which announces THE world university rankings every year. Unlike world university rankings, Asian University rankings, small universitiy rankings, and emerging university rankings, which are announced by the agency every year, the rankings of universities in collaboration with industry were announced this year for the first time based on data from 2007 to 2016.
2017.0317Hanyang University Institute of Euro African Studies Hosts Investment Seminar
Hanyang University Institute of Euro African Studies will host an investment seminar with African experts at Seoul Campus College of Social Sciences Building on the 21st. This seminar, hosted by the National Research Foundation of Korea, and sponsored by IBK, is an exploration of the economic and political situation and investment methods of Algeria and other African nations. Mohammed EI Amine Derragui, the Algerian ambassador to Korea, and Mustafa Khiati, a professor at the University of Algiers, will explain the current status of Algeria. Subsequently, Shin Hyeong-seob, a Hanyang University professor, and Choi Dong-ju, a professor at Sookmyung Women's University, will present the current status quo of other African countries. Kim Sung-soo, a professor in the Department of Political Science and International Studies said, "Korea needs to focus on emerging markets in Africa to diversify its export markets." He also pointed out that acquiring accurate knowledge of the current situation in Africa is of primary importance.
2017.0314Way to Improve Korean Healthcare Ecosystem by U-healthcare System
Professor Lee Chang-won of School of Business is an expert in the field of healthcare management. From his years at graduate school in the United States, Lee became interested in telemedicine, so-called ubiquitous healthcare (u-healthcare) that can provide healthcare service and treatments to its patients regardless of time and location. After coming back to Korea, Lee started to study more deeply about healthcare management and also wrote a paper on how to effectively and efficiently allocate hospital resources. One of his most recent paper, “Improving healthcare quality: A technological and managerial innovation perspective,” specifically researched on quality characteristics of u-healthcare services for a health care service that influences users’ (hospital staffs) usage intentions. Prof.Lee is an expert in the field of healthcare management. The background of u-healthcare system starts with the aging society, a society with more than 7 percent of people who are older than 65 in a whole population. Such social changes have become a serious problem in many countries. In Korea as well, due to the increasing life expectancies and lowering birth rate, there are increasing number of elderlies. Societal aging influence on nearly every factor that affect an individual’s life quality, from economic growth, labor markets, housing, and health. To be more specific, it leads to reduction of productive workforce, while the costs of healthcare for the elderly greatly increases. Thus, it became crucial for the Korean government’s policy makers to initiate an innovative IT-based healthcare system to help people get access to qualified, but more affordable healthcare services. “In the case of patients who need regular medicine subscription or examination, it is unnecessary for them to visit hospitals every time. I think the u-healthcare system will be useful for both patients who requires long-term care and who lives far away from hospitals,” said Professor Lee. “There are various identified quality characteristics of u-health care. It includes, connectivity, compatibility, complexity, perceived benefit, and perceived trust. It was our purpose of the study to research on how such characteristics actually influence on the usage attention of hospital staffs,” explained Professor Lee. Thus, it is crucial for Korea’s policy makers to understand usage intentions of its stakeholders to later plan and implement the system better. To do so, Prof. Lee and his team did an empirical research on the 142 staff (physicians, nurses, technicians, and administrative staff) of hospitals in Korea. They used multiple survey methods via both online and offline to collect the needed data. The survey included about 3-4 pages of questions to understand their wiliness for new u-healthcare. The graph shows the overall framework of the research done in the paper. (Photo courtesy of Prof. Lee) The result showed several interesting connection or relevance between the characteristics of u-healthcare and usage intention of hospital staffs. First, it showed positive relationships with connectivity, compatibility and performance expectancy. It explained how an individual expects themselves to perform better with u-healthcare system when one has an ability to connect with u-healthcare system anytime anywhere. On the other hand, complexity and performance expectancy showed negative responses from the staffs. If a system is complex and difficult, taking more time to handle easily, it showed that their expectancy of performance is likely to reduce. “There were also quite high conservative responses from some of the staffs from the concern that u-healthcare is more accessible and affordable to patients,” said Prof Lee. “However, this study identifies benefits of u-healthcare system. Thus, it is a new task for us to suggest a new solution for people who are reluctant to adopt and use new technologies,” added Prof. Lee. Last but not least, Prof. Lee shared some more thoughts about the future of healthcare industry or management. “I feel that there are still misconceptions about “managing” healthcare and hospitals, people easily think that those two concepts of hospital and management cannot go along since management is all about seeking a private interest of a business organization. I think we definitely need a change of recognition,” said Prof. Lee. According to him, healthcare business or management should be more comprehensively compromised on consensus made among key players of healthcare ecosystem. “Managing an organization is not about promoting an interest of a certain group of people, but it is about considering the purpose (or mission) of every individual organization resulting in making a better society,” concluded Prof. Lee. Prof. Lee will continuously strive to develop better hospital ecosystem in Korea. Yun Ji-hyun firstname.lastname@example.org Photos by Kim Yoon-soo
2017.0320For a Convenient Campus Life
A school is the students' hub of life. Spending almost two-thirds of their day, students not only take lectures but also take breaks, hang out with friends and study. With so much work to do, many would have encountered difficulty not knowing where to print assignments before class, or where to withdraw money after banks have closed. It would be much more helpful to maintain a convenient campus life to be equipped with the knowledge of the location of school facilities and services. School Facilities One may prefer a quiet atmosphere to study, but a moderate amount of white noise may increase concentration. In the case where one favors a comfortable environment, empty classrooms and cafes are not the only alternative to Paiknam library study rooms. Study lounges in some college buildings in HYU are available to every Hanyangian. The newly built study lounges of engineering building 1, 2 have spacious interior and plenty of room to study and rest. A much quieter study room, which is also new and pleasant, is provided in the humanities building. A part of the student lounge in engineering building 1. Study lounge in the humanities building. Those who study in groups can reserve study rooms and empty classrooms in each college through corresponding administrative offices. Additionally, seminar rooms and creative zone in Paiknam Library, and the library in the college of law building are able to be reserved on-line through Paiknam Library’s online homepage. In addition, group study room in the renovated student cafeteria in Hanyang Plaza is preparing to be provided for the use of students. There are a lot of facilities that can aid students besides study lounges, such as ATM machines, printing shops, resting lounges for female students, and shower rooms. For students who have to use banking services can visit the Shinhan bank in the Alumni Association Building. However, because the building is far from many places in the university, ATM machines are located from place to place in the campus. Although printing is available in most PC rooms in each college building, many printing shops are also there for quicker service. However, be aware that T-money card is mainly used for paying copies in PC rooms, but one has to pay in cash in printing shops when the price is lower than 1,000 won. A map of ATMs and printing shops in school. Resting lounges for female students vary in sizes and interior, and the most cleanest and comfortable ones are in the Engineering Building 1, the Humanities Building, and the College of Natural Sciences. The woman-only resting lounge in the student union building is currently in the process of renovation. One resting room for male students is available in the B1 floor of the Business Administration building. Shower rooms are also situated here and there in the campus, however, only cold water is provided in most places. Therefore, using them in only in hot weather or emergency situations is recommended. A map of women and men's resting lounges. A map of shower rooms in the campus. Jang Soo-hyun email@example.com Photos by Choi Min-ju Designs by Kim Hye-im
2017.0320History of Makeup: from Goryeo to Joseon
Makeup is derived from the instinctual human desire to make oneself more beautiful. Makeup has been used to fulfill various purposes from about 4000 years ago. Cosmetics were used to protect oneself from the environment, to practice religious rituals, and to express one’s social status. In today's society, makeup has become indispensible to display one’s own personality and image. The history of makeup during Goryeo and Joseon dynasties can be traced back to understand the historical background and meaning of makeup. Flourishing of makeup, Goryeo In Korea, appearance of makeup started to emerge during the years of the three kingdoms Silla, Goguryeo, and Baekje (BC 37~668). It is said that the introduction of Buddhism greatly influenced the culture of makeup in Silla. After the unification of the three kingdoms, there came Goryeo (918~1392), where the culture of makeup reached its peak. A lot of the makeup skills and its products were passed over from Silla and started to develop from it. What is special about Goryeo is that it is the first country in Korean history to have promote and teach about makeup. It is said that the first king of Goryeo, Tae Jo Wang geon, ordered that Gisaengs (who served the king inside the palace) be taught how to properly wear makeup and the etiquette that followed it. An example of Goryeo's gisaeng makeup. (Photo courtesy of blog.naver/ahn640301) People have differentiated their makeup looks based on their social status at a particular time. Gisaengs who always have to wear makeup due to their job wore comparatively heavier makeup than the average. It was called bundae makeup. They wore hair oils to make their hair appear shiny, and white face powder to make their complexsion pale with contrasting vivid red rouge on the lip and cheeks. Eyebrows were thin and drawn in semicircular shape. On the other hand, average women preferred less makeup without the use of color on their cheeks and lips. Celadon cosmetics containers in Goryeo. (Photo courtesy of Coreana Cosmetics Museum) In addition to the social influence that encouraged using makeup, the development of celadon and the mirror also greatly contributed to its popularity. At the time, the technology of manufacturing celadon in Goryeo was eclipsing to the point of having it exported to different countries such as China. It soon led to production of different commodities used in people’s daily lives. A lot of the makeup containers were made with celadon. Skillful Goryeo people also made themselves a mirror based on the skills learned from China. Soon enough, the technology developed so that mass production was possible. It was soon dispersed to people and allowed the makeup culture in Goryeo to flourishment . Simple and natural beauty, Joseon On the other hand, the makeup culture of Joseon was more simple and plain compared to that of Goryeo. Compared to the social tendency to promote a luxurious appearance, Joseon (1392~1910) emphasized inner beauty rather than outer beauty, a ruling ideloogy rooted in Confucianism. It was even banned to wear extravagant garments or heavy makeup. Bundae makeup, popularized among gisaengs in Goryeo was also thought of as “too much” or inappropriate. Thus, the makeup looks in Joseon were very confined to its natural appearance. The brows, skin, cheeks and lips all had to look “natural”. If the before and after makeup the on a person looked vastly different, it was considered despicable. An 18th century beauty in Joseon by Kim Hong-do. (Photo courtesy of Seoul National Museum) While the makeup trend in Joseon was simpler than that of Goryeo, that didn’t necessarily mean women at the time didn’t wear makeup at all. In fact, while the overall look is still natural, women in Joseon focused on keeping their skin clear and their look natural yet put together. They made themselves a lotion to keep their skin moisturized and applied honey mixed with its residue as a facial mask. According to the book Gyuhap Chongseo (1809), there were a number of ways to style one’s hair, ten ways to draw one’s brows, and several ways to apply lip makeup. It is noticeable that the book was read mostly by average Joseon women, not gisaeng or yangban (people in higher social class). While most of the makeup products were hand-made in homes, makeup industries and its market started to emerge in the later period of Joseon. According to the records, there were separate makeup stores in markets and merchants who visited homes to sell makeup or hair products. In the painting called Taepyung sung sido which depicts scenes of people’s daily life during the Joseon era, it is interesting to spot stores selling accessories, combs, and mirrors. Compared to the mirrors made in Goryeo, mirrors made in glass were imported from countries like Russia or China and became more popular as it was much lighter and clearer. A lot of people, usually men, would buy their wives a mirror as a gift if they have a chance to travel to China. Makeup accessories and portraits from Goryeo to Joseon. (Photo courtesy of Tistory/dreamlives) Yun Ji-hyun firstname.lastname@example.org
2017.0320How To Be the Top Student
Romance and lethargy along with the spring breeze is yet to be seen on campus, with a tsunami of exams and assignments silently creeping up. The campus, filled with the energetic vibes of students, will soon turn to chaos with the exam period approaching. Since being prepared is better than not, News H gathered ssome great tips from six students with excellent grades. They give insight into studying more efficiently, and most importantly, becoming the top student of your department! Mastering the art When attending a variety of classes, team projects are often required- they could be a box of chocolates or Pandora's box if unlucky. As was said famously in the movie 'Forrest Gump', “You never know what you’re going to get.” Sometimes one may do all the work alone, or, if lucky, people would do their equal share unlike the freeriders who only add their names to the final presentation. No Kyung-min (Division of International Studies 3rd year), the top student of the 2016 spring semester, always studies regularly. As for the assignments, he completes it the day he receives the instructions. “I have a habit of reading books out loud as if I’m teaching myself. It works for me,” said No. He recommends students to look for the flow in information and obtain new knowledge by conversing with fellow classmates.“ As for team projects, it's important to set deadlines and evenly distribute the work,” No added. Lee Soo-bin uses diagrams, notes, and colored pens for taking notes. (Photos courtesy of Lee) Lee Soo-bin (Department of Dance, 2nd year) is the top student of 2016 with an average GPA of 4.4. The Dance Department consists of three majors: Korean Dance, Modern Dance, and Ballet. Lee is majoring in Korean Dance. “Sometimes the assignment is to perform a dance out of my own creation,” said Lee. In departments that require such performances, Lee believes that it is most important to practice- over and over again. She also has a habit of reading, writing, and speaking out loud at the same time when studying. “Assignments are an extension of what you learn in lectures, so what is learnt in class should be utilized to the fullest for perfect understanding,” Lee concluded. Park Sung-woo (Department of Computer Science, 2nd year) is also the top student of 2016, with an average GPA of 4.35. Park usually studies for an average of one hour every day. A habit of Park's is to take notes on everything in class, although it may not make sense at the time. “Most people do not like to preview class materials, which is the same for me. That’s why studying for exams and handing in assignments should be done on a regular basis,” said Park. Kim Han-gyeol has experience in producing animation and design. (Photos courtesy of Kim) Kim Han-gyeol (Department of Entertainment Design, ERICA, 3rd year) was the top student in the 2015 fall semester, with a GPA of 4.46. Since Kim is attending the College of Design, a lot of exams are replaced with midterm and final assignments. A tip that Kim provides is to get the confirmation from professors from time to time while doing assignments. “It not only leaves a good impression, but it also helps greatly in creating better work.” As for most of the exams, Kim prepares for about two weeks. “I have a revision session which I repeat about four times,” said Kim. As with other top students, Kim also writes and reads out loud while studying. Bae Da-hui (Division of Advertising & Public Relations, ERICA, 4th year) is the overall top student with an average GPA of 4.25. The thing about Bae is that she doesn't take notes during class. “No matter how good you are at multitasking, you would lose concentration as time goes,” said Bae. She studies for about three hours a day with intense focus. As with other top students, Bae also reads, writes, and speaks out loud while studying. “You should memorize with your own method of storytelling. It really helps a lot." Kim Hee-ryung's work from last semester. (Photos courtesy of Kim) Kim Hee-ryung (Department of Applied Art Education, 3rd year) is the top student overall, with an average GPA of 4.28. Her department is divided into Pure Fine Arts and Applied Arts. A lot of the exams are replaced by presentation portfolios consisting of a storyline with the intention of expressing th entire semest'er work piece, materials, and technique. “It is important to have a purpose for creating a work piece and how it should be made,” said Kim. A habit of Kim is to scribble down notes on a spare piece of paper. “Projects should be done with mutual respect and preparation of everything should be done beforehand,” concluded Kim. Like other top students, Kim Hee-ryung has a habit of reading out loud. (Photo courtesy of Kim) We all know that there is no shortcut to studying. Even if you have photographic memory, what good would it be if the knowledge cannot be applied because of not having understood it fully? Some of the tips provided above may have seemed too basic, but remember, in the end, it is always the basics that produce great results. Kim Seung-jun email@example.com
2017.0313Fashion Meets Hanyang
As the new semester begins, bright colors light up the whole campus. Different shades of clothes reflect the fresh mindset of students, yet some newcomers find the new freedom of wearing whatever they choose, unlike high school, to be difficult. News H has been busily bustling through campus to find stylish students who can provide fashion tips for the freshmen. S/S Hanyang Men Left: Jin Shil Right: Park Byung-jun Jin Shil (Department of Mechanical Engineering 4th year) enjoys his neat sense of style. “I have always thought that wearing fancy clothes is too uncomfortable for me.” Jin has placed fashion emphasis on his shoes matching the color of his bicycle. “I think that my style is what most average people wear. I would like to try a leather jacket once the weather gets warmer,” said Jin. Tips for freshmen: “Try some basic items such as sweaters or shirts. Clothes with no patterns may seem boring, but they are essential items to own.” Park Byung-jun (Division of International Studies 3rd year) likes dressing himself in casual street wear. When asked about his style of the day, Park said: “Today, I have my vintage X-large size Adidas hoodie on, and I mean vintage.” Both Park and Jin wanted an everyday casual look that would blend in with others. Park wishes to try some popular and expensive street brands such as Supreme in the future. Tips for freshmen: “Have confidence in yourself. It’s always good to look your best while you can becauese during exams everyone will be wearing the same dull sweats.” Left: Lee Hyun-hu Right: Kim Do-un Lee Hyun-hu (Department of Organic and Nano Engineering 2nd year) usually likes to wear work style clothes. Being a student, Lee mostly shops in relatively cheaper roadside shops. “I really love wearing hats since it covers up my hair but adds a point to my look,” said Lee. “I want to try checkerboard pants next.” Tips for freshmen: “Clothes that seem 'pretty' may not suit you. Ask the female students for some fashion advice. It helps a lot!” Kim Do-un (Department of Clothing & Textiles 2nd year) loves tone-on-tone coordination and prefers tone-downed colors. Kim is also fond of normcore (norm + hardcore) or the Amekaji (American + casual) style as well. “I sometimes create clothes to suit my look like the pants I'm wearing today,” said Kim. Kim stresses the importance of color sense and how they are matched together. Tips for freshmen: “Try reading fashion magazines such as Vogue or HYgenic. Follow the trend but always maintain your own sense of style. Do not care about what others think of your fashion.” S/S Hanyang Women Left: Kim Kyung-min Right: Son Yoon-ju Kim Kyung-min (Department of Business 3rd year) does not have a set style that she wears. She likes to try different items. “I tried matching this flower pattern with a black long coat for a subdued calm look,” said Kim. She stresses that no matter how pretty the clothes may look being comfortable is the best. “I also try to maximize the merits of my body type by wearing crop tops since I have a thin waist,” added Kim. Tips for freshmen: “Different types of clothes need to be experimented to maximize the merits of your body and your style. Make-up is an important part of fashion as well.” Son Yoon-ju (Department of Techno Product Design 2nd year) enjoys shopping in designer select shops since they display a variety of similar styles. “Clothes that can be worn for a long time is the best since it can blend in with what you wear later on,” said Son. “I want to try the Amekaji style that is popular nowadays. Long fatigue skirts along with checkerboard shirts would make me look like a tomboy.” Tips for freshmen: “Clothes can be the tools to cover your weaknesses. Being aware of your style and body shape is something to consider.” Left: Hwang Sang-young Right: Choi Hye-won Hwang Sang-young (Department of Japanese Language & Culture 3rd) loves wearing basic items and making a one-point focus with hats, shoes, or bags. She enjoys shopping in SPA brands due to the vast styles available. “I don’t really know what being yourself means. Being natural could be defined as being you, I guess,” commented Hwang. Tips for freshmen: “I would recommend denim textiles for casual looks or light toned colors since spring is approaching.” Choi Hye-won (Division of Advertising & Public Relations 4th year) usually wears classic style of clothes. “I usually love clothes with vivid colors like the this fleece I have on today,” said Choi. “I love cute designs and that is why I can’t stop using them to emphasize lovely styling points for each day,” she added. She would like to try more formal styles as she gets older. Tips for freshmen: “Try a lot of different clothes and match them in different ways to create your own style. Don’t forget to take a lot of pictures!” Reasonable and efficient fashion tips have been brought to you by the eight students who happily accepted the interviews. As spring approaches and the weather gets warmer, News H hopes to see more lively and vivid colors from freshmen to express their own identity and fashion sense. Remember that being yourself is the best way to being a fashion icon. Kim Seung-jun firstname.lastname@example.org Photos by Kim Youn-soo
2017.0313Korea’s Delivery Service
A peaceful, relaxing Sunday afternoon at home seems perfect, until one’s stomach suddenly growls for survival. At this moment, it is only natural to not want to get up and cook a meal, but it is also impossible to ignore the call coming from one's stomach. From grocery shopping, cooking and then cleaning up afterwards, it could be a real hassle to make one’s own meal. Perhaps all these things are simply unaffordable due to one's busy life. In Korea, a convenient option for these circumstances exists: food delivery service. The metal box and motorcycle Korea, a historically agricultural nation, regarded food highly and followed strict table manners from days past. On top of this, Confucian teachings taught not to carry food or even lift them off the table. This may sound contradictory, as Korea is often dubbed as the “baedal minjok,” or delivery nation when translation. The trend first began around the middle of the twentieth century with the introduction of Chinese food and portable military food supply from America during times of war. Jjajang-myun is the most classic delivery food that set this trend in motion. Jjajang-myun (black bean sauce noodles) is the pioneer of delivery food. (Photo courtesy of http://blog.daum.net/roxy_sl/93) On the streets, in front of personal or franchise restaurants and in parking lots, delivery motorcycles with a metal box attached to its back can easily be found. Almost all food delivery is done with a motorcycle, not a car, to increase time and fuel efficiency. The diversity of food being delivered has greatly increased, literally, to include any menu item. Most restaurants today offer delivery service in an attempt to boost their competency, and, thus, not fall behind on the trend. A deliverer is holding a metal box saying "quick delivery." (Photo courtesy of luckyturtles.com) Delivery and culture The delivery culture does not only bring convenience and advantages to people's lives but also it fosters an enjoyable and conventional culture. Most typically, the picnic culture has grown hand-in-hand with the delivery culture. Clement weather equates to picnic day usually at parks with friends, family, or significant others. Either hand packaged or delivery food is accompanied to the picnic, with the majority opting for the latter. The most popular picnic site in Seoul is Han River park, with the most frequently chosen menu being fried chicken and beer as its partner. “Chimaek” is a recently coined term referring to chicken and beer, and this word is incredibly often linked with another word, “Hangang,” Han River. A blogger's picture of chimaek along Han River. (Photo courtesy of beer2day.com) In addition, another trend has formed as a result of the flourishing delivery food service: late-night meals. Born together is yet another newly coined term “yashik,” meaning late-night food. Since food can be obtained with zero effort at anytime, people began to enjoy food late at night, usually after getting home from work. Lying on the sofa and watching television, it is tempting to reach for the phone and dial a number to order some food to satisfy the puckish belly. Apparently, more than just a few people feel this desire at night, eventually giving rise to yashik culture which was happily consummated by the delivery culture. Famous delivery applications on smartphones. (Photo courtesy of namedia.tistory.com) To further make it easier and handy, food delivery applications has entered the picture. With a smartphone at hand, one can painlessly skim through all the menus and prices of food available and that are ready to order and enjoy anytime and anywhere. School, the park, office, home, hospital, even at the beach, delivery food reaches every corner of the country and is a big part of the culture today. Jeon Chae-yun email@example.com