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Min-Jung Kym, an Exceptionally Talented Pianist

Min-Jung Kym, an Exceptionally Talented Pianist

Philosophers and sociologists interested in music (like Pierre Bourdieu) have questioned how people have access to various musical genres – through radios, music stores, advertising. For instance, Why do certain social classes tend to listen to classical music? Why does choice of music seem to be as predictable for marketing experts as our taste in […]

Restaurant Tour 2: Feng Shang Princess Floating Chiness Restaurant

Restaurant Tour 2: Feng Shang Princess Floating Chiness Restaurant

I haven’t been to London Zoo for many years yet I went with a couple of friend on 8th October 2008. We got there at about seven o’clock in the evening, needless to say, it was closed but we weren’t disappointed. It was only a landmark as the real objective was to have dinner. As […]

Byung-Yun Yu, a Founder of Thames Philharmonia

Byung-Yun Yu, a Founder of Thames Philharmonia

Thames Philharmonia was founded by Byung-Yun Yu in 1998 as Surrey Classic Players, with Alexander Postlethwaite as leader and Marsha Young as chairman. In the year 2000 the name was changed to Thames Philharmonia. The orchestra has weekly rehearsals in Kingston-upon-Thames, and performs three or four concerts a year, in St. John’s Smith Square and […]

T. Ben Tanaka, a Master of Communication

T. Ben Tanaka, a Master of Communication

According to the Cheng-Chu tradition, human nature can be discussed in terms of its two names, original nature and physical nature. Cheng I and Chu Hsi explained the former with respect to li and the latter as its physical endowment conditions by ki. Chang Tsai discussed the latter in terms of the transformation of ki […]

Thames Festival

Thames Festival

Chuseok is Korea’s harvest festival, celebrate for over 2,000 years, Families get together to visit ancestral graves and to hold a memorial service to thank ancestors for a plentiful harvest. Relatives share food such as Song-pyon. A crescent-shaped rice cake, and play folk games such as Gang-gang-sullae. The year 2008 followed the success of last […]

Seoul City Walking

Seoul City Walking

Picture the scene. It was a hot and bright day in summer at one o’clock in the afternoon. There I was with an iced coffee in my hand, a camera round my neck and wearing my Ray Bans. I was at peace with the world. Green foliage was in abundance. People were sitting on rocks […]

Jin-Yeob Cha, an Innovator in Contemporary Dance

Jin-Yeob Cha, an Innovator in Contemporary Dance

The essential character of modernism is a rejection of established tradition and a re-examination of the nature of different art forms. This is, in part, a response to industrialization, the rise of science, and the decline of organized religion. Not surprisingly, the concepts of modernism were a guiding force in the evolution of dance in […]

Restaurant Tour 1: Corean Chilli Korean Restaurant

Restaurant Tour 1: Corean Chilli Korean Restaurant

On Wednesday 24th September 2008 a friend of mine (who is Korean) introduced me to a Korean restaurant in the West End of London. I was a bit sceptical having had inferior meals in the area before but I duly met him at 6 pm not expecting too much. The licensed restaurant is called “Corean […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club