The Korean daily media headlines and humor
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Aug. 20, 2015

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015

Your Excellency:

Here are The Korea Post notices, humor from 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


Korea Post Media

P.S.: 1. To see the desired site, press down the Control key and click the blue URL of the media.

2. If received by a person other than the intended recipient, please kindly convey the mail to His/Her Excellency.


The Korea Post notices:

Finally, it is Tomorrow, Gyeongju Silk Road Culture Festival (a one-night-two-day tour) on 21-22 August 2015.

Cloudy skies and scattered rain are forecast for the beginning day with a high of 27 degrees and a low of 23 degrees. The Festival will take place rain or shine.

HYANGDAN HOUSE IN YANGDONG FOLK VILLAGE IN GYEONGJU?One of the biggest traditional Korean tile-roofed houses of the nobility in the Joseon Dynasty. It is located at the entrance of the Yangdong Folk Village in Gyeongju City. Hyangdan was built in 1543 and was designated as the 412th Treasure on Nov. 14, 1964. Hyangdan was the house of Governor Yi Eon-jeok of the Gyeongsang Province during the Joseon Dynasty. Yi had the house built for his younger brother, Yi Eon-jeok, who looked after his ageing mother in his place because he could devote himself to serving the King. Hyangdan, therefore, stands for good brotherly relations, filial piety for parents and loyalty to the king. Yangdong Village was designated as the 189th Important Folk Relic on Dec. 20, 1984 as an upper class community. Hyangdan is one of the main tourist destinations for the ambassadors and spouses during their visit to Gyeongju on the occasion of the Gyeongju Silk Road Expo on Friday 21, August 2015.


Invitation to Gyeongju Silk Road Culture Expo

I am pleased to inform Your Excellency that Governor Kim Kwan-yong and Mayor Choi Yang-sik of Gyeongju City cordially invite Your Excellency and Madam to a one-night-two-day tour and to attend the Opening Ceremony of the Gyeongju Silk Road Culture Expo on Friday 21 August 2015, which includes a drama on the noted ‘Korean Buddhist Monk Hyecho’s Pilgrimage and Tour of India and the Middle East’ in the 8th Century and a tour of the Gyeongju Museum and Yangdong Korean Folk Village. Now preserved at the Paris National Museum in France, the rare hand-written book by Ven. Hyecho features various strange customs of living, which include ‘Men and women living stark-naked,’ ‘Tribal community where the brothers share one woman,’ ‘Cooking rice in a clay pot’ and ‘Tribes having no sauce but only salt.’

Story and photos on Yangdong Folk Village: /news/view.html?section=162&category=182&no=1019

Story and photos on famed Buddhist Monk Hyecho: /news/view.html?section=162&category=182&no=1020

Earlier in May this year, over 60 ambassadors and other senior diplomats attended the prelude event ‘Gyeongju Student Silk Road Festival’ when the drama featured the “Love Story of Silla Princess and Iranian Prince.’ The Main Gyeongsu Silk Road Culture Expo (unlike the prelude student event) has many interesting programs extremely attractive to the Ambassadors and Madams.

As in the case of the previous (student) festival, deluxe KTX Train will be used between Seoul and Gyeongju.

A formal letter of Invitation will be faxed and emailed to Your Excellency today.

Just in case of our possible transmission failure, our contact phone numbers are:

Regular phones: 2298-1745/6, 2298-1740/2

Mobile phones: Ms. Kim at 010-3388-1682 (Korean), David Chung at 010-3481-1101 (English) or Chairman Lee at 010-5201-1740.


Use the 2015 Namyangju Slow Life Festival to introduce your delicious food

Namyangju City, on the eastern outskirts of Seoul, hosts the 2015 Namyangju Slow Life Planet International Festival on  October 8-17, 2015 in a 10-day run, which is an extended Festival from the successful Namyangju Slow Food Fair which the City  hosted in 2013. The Korea Post, a principal supporter, covers the Festival with all its five media units in the following three months and throughout the 10-day period. Related URLs are as follows: of Festival/Invitation Message



As a prominent event of the Festival, the Organizing Committee has a special exhibition program of the food materials (durable ones) and cooking utensils of the different countries, including the following:

1. Rice, wheat and corn from different countries

2. Representative bread of all the countries of the world, including Northern India, Pakistan, Middle East Countries, Germany, Israel, North America, Europe, Italy, Turkey, Scotland, North America and Europe.`

3. Spices and condiments from different countries (such as Coriander of Vietnam, Lemon grass of Thailand, Basil of Italy, Saffron of India and Spain, Turmeric of India, Oregano of the Mediterranean countries, Allspice, bay leaves, Tarragon, Thyme, Close and Star anise).

4. Tableware (such as spoons, bowls, dishes, plates, tablecloth, aprons)

5. Cooking utensils such as cutting boards, knives, cooking pots, pans, cheese-grinder, pasta-making tools)

6. High-resolution photo images of the above for showing at the event site and publication by the five media units of The Korea Post for the three consecutive months.

7. Videos introducing the culture and tourism-related aspects of each country

For participation and further details, please call 010-3388-1682 (Korean), 010-3481-01101 (English) or 5201-1740 (Chairman Lee). Regular phones are: 2298-1740/2, 1745/6. Fax 2298-9506.


Today’s humor:

Hankuk Kyungje

Witty Trevino

Lee Trevino, a Mexican-American, who attained his fame as a legendary golfer, had worked his way up from shoe shining and caddying.

Now retired, the erstwhile champion was one day mowing his front yard lawn.

A lady driving by in a Cadillac stopped in front of his house and asked, “what do you charge for that work?”

Well-known for his biting wit, the man said, “Well, I don’t get in cash. The lady in this house lets me sleep with her.”

The woman hurriedly sped off.



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