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Fri, February 23, 2024 | 19:20
[LIFE'S OLLE TRAILS 5] Getting ice cream and umbrellas from strangers
So what, exactly, happened on the Olle Trails? Route 3-B. Typhoon weather. I was trudging along the seaside without an umbrella, staring at the fish farms. Jindo dogs observed me from their plastic houses. A Vietnamese farmer slowed down his car and pulled over next to me, sticking an umbrella out the window.
Haebangchon's dual protections fade away
There's one big factor driving changes in Yongsan District including Haebangchon (HBC), and it's something that's inevitable. The redeployment of U.S. military forces out of U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Yongsan down south to USAG Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, means that this is no longer a military area.
Richard Underwood passes away at age 96
Richard (Dick) Underwood, grandson of pioneer missionaries Horace Grant Underwood (1859-1916) and Lilias Horton Underwood (1851-1921), son of Horace H. and Ethel Van Wagoner Underwood, passed away of heart failure in Urbana, Illinois, on June 25.
Rabbithole Arcade Pub's drag shows welcome all - but watch your liver
It's the Year of the Rabbit, that quick and crafty little mammal that escapes from the Dragon King who wants to eat its liver. People entering Rabbithole Arcade Pub in central Seoul's Haebangchon (HBC) neighborhood are similarly advised to watch out for their livers.
Comedian from Poland comes to Seoul for stand-up set
Peter Szumowski, a stand-up comedian and YouTuber from Poland, is coming to Korea to take the stage at The Studio HBC this Friday. Poland may not have a stand-up scene as big as New York or London, however, Szumowski told The Korea Times that the country does have a tight-knit community of stand-up comedians.
Haebangchon contains layers of history
Throughout its history, central Seoul's Haebangchon (HBC) neighborhood has always been welcoming to migrants and the vulnerable in search of a place to call home.
[KOREA ENCOUNTERS] US Embassy evacuates Seoul in June 1950
The founding of the Republic of Korea in August 1948 brought the U.S. occupation of southern Korea to an end. As U.S. military administrators left, the new State Department-run American Mission in Korea (AMIK) was organized.
[LIFE'S OLLE TRAILS 4] Going full white lady in the woods
All right, we started this series with a secret. Do you want to know another? Initially, I wasn't going to write this editorial. The premise seemed too…“Eat, Pray, Love on Jeju Island.” And unlike Elizabeth Gilbert of Eat, Pray, Love fame, I wouldn't receive a $200,000 book advance to finance my spiritual awakening.
More European trips for Korean stars
If national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann wants to keep tabs on all of his players in the South Korean national team in the coming weeks and months, then the German is going to have to spend more time in Europe. He won't mind that especially as more of his stars are making the move.
Korean hardcore punk band the Geeks reunites
This newspaper has published a high amount of articles about Korea's underground music scene, and it may seem frivolous to many readers. Some of the articles maybe are. But the return of the Geeks, Korea's first youth-crew hardcore band and the first in the local music scene to tour internationally should be a big deal.