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The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Friday, April 24, 2015

Your Excellency:

Here are The Korea Post notices, humor from a Korean business daily and a roundup of important headlines from all major Korean-language dailies, TV and other news media this morning:

Lee Kyung-sik

Publisher-Chairman

Korea Post Media

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The Korea Post news:

Whats cooking in your country today?

Todays representative food of the world comes from Germany.

Gr?nkohl mit Pinkel und Kassler from Germany

Gr?nkohl mit Pinkel und Kassler

Curly-Leafed Kale with Smoked Sausage and Salted Smoked Pork

Recipe

Ingredients for 6 servings

? 6 Pinkels (smoked German blood sausages, about 600g total)

? 1kg of Washed kale, fresh or frozen

? 2 Onions, diced

? Salt

? Pepper

? 3 Table spoons of lard or butter oil

? 600-800ml Vegetable stock

? 300g Bacon, diced

? 800g potatoes , not peeled (side dish)

? 3 Table spoons of mustard

? 3 Table spoons of oat flakes or potato flour

? Optional: nutmeg, caraway, sugar

If using fresh Kale, start with cooking kale in salt water for 3-5 minutes. Then put the lard or butter oil in a big pot and melt it. Add onions and bacon and fry until golden. Now add kale, vegetable stock, salt, spices and mustard and let it cook on low temperatures with closed lid for 30 minutes (kale should be squishy). Place the sausages on top and continue to cook on low temperature for another 20-30 minutes (sausages only need to heat). Add the smoked pork on top and let it cook for another 20 minutes. If needed, add more water. While waiting, start to boil the potatoes in salt water for about 20 minutes, peel after. Before serving, add oat flakes or potato flour to thicken the kale. If not bought sliced, slice Kassler now.

Enjoy!

Please introduce the mouth-watering food of your country while it is hot.

(Please send the recipe and comments to edt@koreapost.com, korpost@chol.com or yeskoreapost@gmail.com.

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At Ansan Culture Plaza on May 1-3, 2015

Ansan City hosts International Street Drama Festival

The Ansan City, some 26 miles southwest of Seoul, hosts the 2015 Ansan International Street Drama Festival (AISDF) at the Ansan Culture Plaza on May 1-3, 2015 in a three-day run on the theme of City in Action! which is also a slogan for the event.

A total of 61 works will be presented during the Festival, namely 48 from Korea and 13 from nine foreign countries.

The AISDF poses a substantial contrast with conventional street drama festivals in the fact that it attempts to produce new works created through a harmonious merger between the intrinsic artistic value of the street dramas and regional features of Ansan.

Among the 12 official entries are six Korean works and the remaining six entries from a number of different countries, namely France, Australia, the Netherlands and Portugal.

The Korean works consist of (1) AnNyeong (literally, Hi!) created by Creative Group NoNI, (2) Falling As I Lean Against the Wall, (3) Living The Good Life by Ambiguous Dance Company, (4) Pyro Art Work by HWARANG Art Pyrotechnics (5) Donkey Shadow Trial by Art-Factory Comma And and (6) Tempest by THEATRE HADDANGSE. Among the six Korean works, the opening work is AnNyeong.

Among the foreign works, the opening entry is one from France named Envolee created by Aerosculpture Group. Others include the Megaphone Project by the Megaphone Project from Australia, The Poet on the Street from the Netherlands and the Remaining People from Portugal.

Ambassadors and Madams are invited to attend the opening ceremony on May 1, 2015. For our possible transmission failures, please call Tel 2298-1740/2, 010-5201-1740 or send an email to edt@koreapost.com or korpost@chol.com.

For further details, please visit /news/view.html?section=161&category=181&no=898.

A scene from Envolee created by Aerosculpture Group of France.

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Todays humor:

Hankuk Kyungje

Forgetfulness

A man, determined to do something about his forgetfulness, bought a book on the subject - the book was entitled Memory.

Back home he put the book on his bookshelf. There he noticed that he had already purchased the same book last year.

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KBS (http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/)

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Yonhap (http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr)

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The Korea Times (http://www.koreatimes.co.kr)

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200,000 workers to strike today 

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Japanese police on 14-year manhunt for cruel murderer

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Chosun Ilbo (http://english.chosun.com)

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Kia's U.S. Plant Shut Down After Shooting

Parents, Kids Prefer Different Gifts for Children's Day

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Hankyoreh Shinmoon (http://english.hani.co.kr)

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[Reporters notebook] President Parks notebook says, There are no apologies.

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JoongAng Ilbo (conservative): (http://koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.com/)

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The new store, 660 square meters (7,104 square feet) large

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Maeil Kyungje (neutral-oriented conservative, economic/business): (http://news.mk.co.kr/english/)

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