Saturday, September 09, 2006

Trailer for Shadow Company



Shadow Company is a documentary about private contractors in Iraq. Could be interesting. Could also be disheartening.

official site

Thanks to micman for the trailer and Global Guerillas for posting about the documentary in the first place.

Kathryn Cramer reviews Robert Young Pelton's Licensed to Kill.

Iason Athanasiadis, How hi-tech Hezbollah called the shots

How hi-tech Hezbollah called the shots

English trailer for Flags of our Fathers

click

Thanks to AICN.

Who would want Rudy as president?

From Alexander Cockburn, How They Let the Guilty Parties of 9/11 Slip Off the Hook:

Of course the buildings didn’t suddenly fall at a speed inexplicable in terms of physics unless caused by carefully pre-placed explosives, detonated by the ruthless Bush-Cheney operatives. High grade steel can bend disastrously under extreme heat. People inside who survived the collapse didn’t hear a series of explosions. As discussed in Wayne Barrett and Dan Collin’s excellent book Grand Illusion, about Rudy Giuliani and 9/11, helicopter pilots radioed warnings nine minutes before the final collapse that the South Tower might well go down and, repeatedly, as much as 25 minutes before the North Tower’s fall.

What Barrett and Collins brilliantly show are the actual corrupt conspiracies on Giuliani’s watch: the favoritism to Motorola which saddled the firemen with radios that didn’t work; the ability of the Port Authority to skimp on fire protection, the mayor’s catastrophic failure in the years before 9/11/2001 to organize an effective unified emergency command that would have meant that cops and firemen could have communicated; that many firemen wouldn’t have unnecessarily entered the Towers; that people in the Towers wouldn’t have been told by 911 emergency operators to stay in place; and that firemen could have heard the helicopter warnings and the final Mayday messages that prompted most of the NYPD men to flee the Towers.

That’s the real political world, in which Giuliani and others have never been held accountable. The nuts disdain the real world because, like much of the left and liberal sectors, they have promoted Bush, Cheney and the Neo-Cons to an elevated status as the Arch Demons of American history, instead of being just one more team running the American empire, a team of more than usual stupidity and incompetence (characteristics I personally favor in imperial leaders.) The Conspiracy Nuts have combined to produce a huge distraction, just as Danny Sheehan did with his Complaint, that mesmerized and distracted much of the Nicaraguan Solidarity Movement in the 1980s, and which finally collapsed in a Florida courtroom almost as quickly as the Towers.
Where is the accountability? How can political leaders get away with such malfeasance and negligence? Unbelievable. If the allegations are true and can be verified independently, why aren't they receiving more attention by the MSM? Is it because everyone's in love with "America's Mayor"?

PCR, The War is Lost

Tokyo Wankei at Youtube

J-drama about a third-generation Korean Japanese, starring Nakama Yukie.

All 11 episodes here.

Karena Lam interview

Interview

pt 1


pt 2


McDonald's cf


Panasonic 3CCD cf


Panasonic Lumix FX07 cf


FX01 cf


FX09 cf


Pantene


Apparently she's being marketed as a singer as well..(ugh)
Female star


I'm not afraid


It's me (no idea how they got this English translation... should be: Is it me?)


Hello

search results

She still reminds me a bit of Boa, though not as much as before. (Her voice is a bit nasal at times though.)

Leon Lai, Jacky Cheung, and Andy Lau trying to rap...

other parts from the same program (just featuring the male singers unfortunately)
2, 3, 4

Takeuchi Yuko

I came across some clips of her while browsing through YouTube... she looked familiar for a reason!

She's in Ima, Ai Ni Yukimasu(BE WITH YOU)

The trailer for the movie (which I still haven't finished)


Grumpy Gene


Green Tea CM


Shiseido CM


Morinaga Chocolate CM


Biore CM


another CM


Shiseido, I think that's Yukie Nakama at the beginning...




alt

Noriko Kato vids

Glass Slipper theme song


Ending for Glass Slipper, with Noriko Kato


Noriko Kato singing


cf

More Jacky Cheung MVs

Love in the Wind and Rain, when Karen Tong Bo Yu


Korean MV with Jacky Cheung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Zhou Xun? (Is it from Perhaps Love?)


Andy Lau's cover of Wen Bieh


CNY Greetings from various TVB actors, not sure how old


Ooooh, the opening for Tokyo Love Story


Aishiteiru to itte kure (with Tokiwa Takako!)


Wah, minnie showed me this... Kemis sings Edmund. Impressive! minnie thinks he is African British.


Another one:

Random sites pertaining to 'traditionalism'

International Federation Una Voce
Una Voce America

For the Whole Christ -- writings of Dr. John C. Rao

Ambrosian Rite
Solemn High Ambrosian Rite Mass

Personal Apostolic Administration of St. John Mary Vianney
Parish of the Immaculate Hear of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima

CIEL 2006
CIEL UK
CIEL USA
CIEL Canada

Latin Mass magazine

With the establishment of the Society of the Good Shepherd, will things get better or worse? I haven't seen much discussion of the news over at CNTGreg. Shawn Tribe over at NLM that the some of the other rumors that were circulating before Easter may turn out to be true as well.

(This is not an endorsement of the SSPX or of any other organization listed below.)

The Society of Saint Pius X
General House
The Society of Saint Pius X (USA)
France
Germany
Great Britain (links for international locations)
Canada
AUS and NZ
Asia

SSPX seminaries and schools
Econe (Switzerland)
Saint Thomas Aquinas Seminary (Winona)
Saint Mary's Academy and College
Holy Cross Seminary (AUS)
Seminary of the Heart of Jesus (Germany)
Seminario Nuestra Señora Corredentora (Argentina)
no website for the seminary in France yet

DICI

SiSiNoNo
Angelus magazine

Is the SSPX in schism?
Found this website while looking for some information on Fr. Aulagnier.
Fr. John Loughnan's Files on the SSPX

Traditio
Catholic Restoration

SSPV
Society of Saint Pius V
ha, haven't been there for a while--I wonder if their numbers are dwindling. Apparently their seminary is in New York. I don't know anything about their bishop (or who else consecrated him).

Rama Coomaraswamy's writings

Friday, September 08, 2006

Interview with Prof. Luc Perrin

Frequent visitor to CNTGreg and supporter of the classical Roman rite. The interview is at Rorate Caeli.

Perhaps not a happy assessment of the current state of affairs, but still, an accurate one?

Scan the website or the New Liturgical Movement for news about a new traditional institute, Institute of the Good Shepherd. (an announcement)

ASPO USA Annual World Oil Conference

at Boston University this year!

unfortunately, even for students it's $100 for both days, $50 for one. Matthew Simmons will be there giving a talk though. Still, that's a bit too much money...

Father Cantalamessa on Curing Our Deafness

Father Cantalamessa on Curing Our Deafness

Pontifical Household Preacher on This Sunday's Gospel

ROME, SEPT. 8, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of a commentary by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher to the Pontifical Household, on the liturgical readings for this Sunday's liturgical readings.

* * *

Ephphatha! Be opened!

The passage of the Gospel refers us to a beautiful healing wrought by Jesus.

"And people brought to him a deaf man who had a speech impediment and begged him to lay his hand on him. He took him off by himself away from the crowd. He put his finger into the man's ears and, spitting, touched his tongue; then he looked up to heaven and groaned, and said to him, "Ephphatha!" (that is, "Be opened!"), and (immediately) the man's ears were opened, his speech impediment was removed, and he spoke plainly" (Mark 7:32-35).

Jesus did not perform miracles as someone waving a magic wand or clicking his fingers. That sigh that escaped from him at the moment of touching the ears of the deaf man tells us that he identified with the people's sufferings; he participated intensely in their misfortune, made it his burden.

On one occasion, after Jesus had cured many sick people, the evangelist comments: "He took our infirmities and bore our diseases" (Matthew 8:17).

Christ's miracles were never an end in themselves; they were signs. What Jesus once did for a person on the physical plane indicates what he wants to do every day for every person on the spiritual plane.

The man cured by Jesus was deaf and dumb; he could not communicate with others, hear his voice and express his feelings and needs. If deafness and dumbness consist in the inability to communicate plainly with one's neighbor, to have good and beautiful relationships, then we must acknowledge immediately that we are all more or less deaf and dumb, and this is why Jesus addressed to all that cry of his: Ephphatha, Be opened!

The difference is that physical deafness does not depend on the individual and he is altogether blameless, whereas moral deafness is blameworthy.

Today the term "deaf" is avoided and we prefer to speak of "auditive disability," precisely to distinguish the simple fact of not hearing about moral deafness.

We are deaf, to give an example, when we do not hear the cry for help raised to us and we prefer to put between ourselves and our neighbor the "double glaze" of indifference. Parents are deaf when they do not understand that certain strange and disordered attitudes of their children hide a cry for attention and love.

A husband is deaf when he cannot see in his wife's nervousness the sign of exhaustion or the need for a clarification. And the same applies to the wife.

We are deaf when we shut ourselves in, out of pride, in an aloof and resentful silence, while perhaps with just one word of excuse or forgiveness we could return peace and serenity to the home.

We men and women religious have times of silence in the day, and we sometimes accuse ourselves in confession, saying: "I have broken the silence." I think that at times we should accuse ourselves of the opposite and say: "I have not broken the silence."

What decides the quality of communication, however, is not simply to speak or not to speak, but to do so or not to do so out of love. St. Augustine said to people in an address: It is impossible to know in every circumstance exactly what should be done: to speak or to be silent, to correct or to let things go.

Here is a rule that is valid for all cases: "Love and do what you will." Be concerned to have love in your heart then, if you speak, it will be out of love, if you are silent it will be out of love, and everything will be alright because only good comes from love.

The Bible helps us to understand where the rupture of communication begins, where our difficulty originates to relate in a healthy and beautiful way to one another. While Adam and Eve were in good relations with God, their mutual relationship was also beautiful and ecstatic: "This is flesh of my flesh." As soon as their relationship with God was interrupted, through disobedience, the mutual accusations began: "It was he, it was she ..."

It is from there that one must begin again. Jesus came to "reconcile us with God" and thus to reconcile us with one another. He does so above all through the sacraments. The Church has always seen in the seemingly strange gestures that Jesus did with the deaf-mute (he put his fingers into his ears and touched his tongue) a symbol of the sacraments thanks to which he continues "touching" us physically to heal us spiritually.

That is why in baptism the minister carries out gestures on the one being baptized as Jesus did on the deaf-mute: He puts his fingers into his ears and touches the tip of his tongue, repeating Jesus' word: "Ephphatha, Be opened!"

The sacrament of the Eucharist in particular helps us to overcome the inability to communicate with our neighbor, making us experience the most wonderful communion with God.

[Translation by ZENIT]

William Lind on the current situation in Mexico

Down Mexico Way

Chet Richards, Crossroads at the Litani

Crossroads at the Litani
Chet Richards

Can Israel operate inside Hezbollah's OODA loops? It is possible.

More articles from Fr. Samir, S.J. on Islam

Imams’ ignorance holds back cultural development of those who want to live according to Islam
Violent fatwas worry Muslim governments
Training European imams is Islam’s toughest challenge
Islam needs renewal from within, not withdrawal into itself, to overcome its crisis

The Dormitory Boys

their website

Go here to see them lip synch Jessica Simpson's "Public Affair."
(Even Jessica Simpsons has noticed them. haha)

At least it's entertaining, even if a bit disturbing.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

New Casino Royale trailer

here (via AICN)

Fan-made MV for Virtues of Harmony



original opening:


full version:


cast sings Happy New Year:



search results


Haha! The MV for Armed Reaction 2:


Kelly Chen, Dai Yat Chi


Fa Fa Yu Jau


Bu Ru Tiao Wu

Jacky Cheung MV

Qing Yi She


Amazing what people will upload to YouTube.

Another MV featuring Siu Mei Kei.


Linda


I Have a Crush on You


Still Think You're the Best


Love You A Little More Each Day


Wen Bieh


MV with Anita Yuen:
(one of my favorites b/c of the song, and b/c she is in it)

Some Leon Lai MVs:
w/Michelle Reis (Lee Ka Yan)
another w/Michelle Reis
Oh Yeh

MV with Jeon Ji-Hyun:


MV from a movie with Michelle Reis:


Ugh, War and Beauty trailer in Mando. Will it be released on DVD?


The opening:


Promotion video:


Charmaine Sheh doing ballet:


Leslie Cheung, Wind Continues to Blow:


Lastly, Leslie Cheung and Sam Hui, Golden Silence:


Ok, enough nostalgia for today...

Fado

What can I say, I like moody "Latin" music. Better to have "Romantic" excess here in song than in instrumental music. (And no electric instruments!)

The youtube clips may not be of fado music exactly, but good stuff nonetheless.

Info about fado:
World Music Central intro to Fado
wiki; on Coimbra Fado

Fado de Coimbra

Madredeus
(unofficial site)
youtube results


Madredeus started off doing fado, but they've moved away from it since then. I don't really like their later stuff, what I've heard of it.



O Sonho


Coisas Pequenas


O Brasil


Quinteto de Coimbra


Capas Negras


Some fadoistas:
Cristina Branco

Ramana Vieira

brief interviews

Mísia

Mariza (she's performed in Boston before)
another official page
youtube clip, search results

(I don't like her hairstyle, but she deserves her reputation as a fadoista.)

Meu Fado Meu


Cavaleiro Monge


Oh gente da minha terra


Sofia Barbosa & Joana Melo 2002
(heavily synthed, but still decent)


Amanda Acosta


The quality of singing is much better than today's American pop star. On Tuesday, Jessica Simpson was on The View, and her breathy "singing" was grating. I don't think it has any aesthetic appeal at all. I guess I'm in agreement with "Spengler" on that point.

Also, it was Rosie O'Donnell's first day on the show. Whatever Meredith Vieira's flaws might have been, at least as a discussion leader she was restrained and considerate of other people. Rosie O'Donnell is worse than Joy Behar--loud, obnoxious, overpowering everyone else, even Joy Behar. Now, watching her talk about herself in her interviews, it is obvious that she can be restrained in her demeanor and volume. If she doesn't change her ways, I suspect she will not be on the show long--she'll end up ticking off Barbara Walters. Star Jones was not like this. She wasn't the discussion leader, but still, she didn't attempt to take over the conversation, either.

I didn't see much difference on Wednesday and Thursday--still being loud and dominating, wherever she was... her contract is for just a year, though Barbara Walters did ask if she was staying, and she said she would. How convenient it would be for someone to arrange for her to leave after a year, with the official explanation being that she decided to move on to other projects. Perhaps morning TV-watching America likes Rosie, but I find her presence to be a negative for the show. Joy and Rosie are just too much for one table and one show.

If they bring someone new to replace Star Jones Reynolds, they should look for a woman from a different ethnicity. Lisa Ling... was perhaps too Americanized... but an Asian or a Latina would be a nice addition. If they are keeping track of demographics perhaps they will be actively looking for a Latin.

More music links (not fado):
Scythian (the Fedorykas doing Celtic music)
Fossil Music (Daniel Schneible)
The Gypsy Kings
A different Misia (Jpop); Youtube
lyrics
Dreams Come True websites
Noriko Sakai official site

San Francisco Guzheng Music Society (article)
I think I may have attended one of their performances several years ago... a while back... I should have the program at home somewhere. One of the musicians was quite pretty... haha.

For the Philosopher

Who evidently has good taste in women, according to Fujian Gal.

Photos of Scarlett Johansson, Black Dahlia premiere, 2006 Venice Film Festival:





More photos:




Scarlett Johansson, one of the stars of the film 'The Black Dahlia,' poses for photographers after she arrived for the premiere of the film Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)






Cast member Scarlett Johansson arrives for the premiere of the film 'The Black Dahlia' held at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California, September 6, 2006. REUTERS/Phil McCarten (UNITED STATES)


US actress Scarlett Johansson poses during "The Black Dahlia" photocall at the Lido in Venice. "The Black Dahlia", Brian de Palma's dark story of obsession, manipulation and betrayal, got a muted reception from critics ahead of the gala opening of the Venice Film Festival, where fears about a rival festival in Rome have led to a public spat.(AFP/Alberto Pizzoli)


U.S. actress Scarlett Johansson arrives for the screening of her movie 'The Black Dahlia' at the 63rd edition of the Venice film festival in Venice's Lido, northern Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)

US actress Scarlett Johansson waves to fans upon her arrival for the screening of her movie 'The Black Dahlia' at the 63rd edition of the Venice film festival in Venice's Lido, northern Italy, Wednesday, Aug.30, 2006. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)




(AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Scarlett Johansson poses during "The Black Dahlia" photocall at the Lido in Venice. Johansson, whose little-girl-lost appeal won her a best actress prize at Venice two years ago, proves she is no shrinking violet with her sexy femme fatale role in "The Black Dahlia", set to open this year's festival.(AFP/Alberto Pizzoli)




U.S. actress Scarlett Johansson smiles as she poses for photographers after a press conference to present her film directed by Brian De Palma 'The Black Dalhia' at the 63rd edition of the Venice film festival in Venice, northern Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

U.S. actress Scarlett Johansson, right, and U.S. director Brian De Palma smile as they poses for photographers after a press conference to present their film 'The Black Dalhia' at the 63rd edition of the Venice film festival in Venice, northern Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Too bad there aren't recent photos of Charlize Theron. Oh wait, there are.


Actress Charlize Theron smiles as she arrives at the Cineworld cinema complex for the Edinburgh International Film Festival premiere of the film 'East of Havana' which Theron produced, August 18, 2006. REUTERS/David Moir (BRITAIN)

Reminds me a bit of Michelle Pfeiffer here. (Another fan site; fan listing.)

Connie Chan Po-Chu




Hong Kong veteran actress Connie Chan Po Chu, left, poses with the unveiled wax figure of herself at Hong Kong's Madame Tussad's Wax Museum Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006. ( AP Photo/Lo Sai Hung )

I should get more of her b&w movies; there are some available at YesAsia. (Pick those up plus Dragon Tiger Gate, perhaps.) What I would do for some Cantonese opera...

She plays the opera legend Yam Kim Fai in A Sentimental Journal, a play first performed on stage, but which was also eventually filmed, and is now available on DVD. Dvd; Deluxe Edition

Zhong Pi Ni Chang Ge Bian Che

Article, "Po Chu and her mentor"

Connie Chan Stage Show rehearsal (features Adam Cheng)



Report after the first show, 1st video:


2nd video:


Sigh. Now I miss HK.

wiki
Some scanned pictures from a photo book here.
Movie Fan Princess
(partial?) filmography

Duet with Adam Cheng and Idy Chan:


Dragon Tiger Gate official site
Trailer:


(Too much wire-work, but it is adapted from a HK comic.)

Misc video from the K-drama, Green Rose, featuring Lee Da Hae.

Italian Marines in Lebanon


An Italian special forces soldier guards Italian army trucks, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006 in the southern Lebanese town of Naqoura. Italian troops, trucks and armored personnel carriers landed Sunday in Lebanon as the arrival of the first large contingent of international peacekeepers entered its second day after being delayed by rough seas south of the capital. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo)


Italian Marines special forces of San Marco Regiment, carrying diving flippers, prepare to patrol on the beach to secure the arrival of Italian troops in Tyre, south Lebanon, Sunday Sept. 3, 2006. Italian troops, trucks and armored personnel carriers landed Sunday in Lebanon as the arrival of the first large contingent of international peacekeepers entered its second day after being delayed by rough seas south of the capital. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Italian Marines special forces of San Marco prepare their weapons on the beach to secure the arrival of Italian troops in Tyre, south Lebanon, Sunday Sep. 3, 2006. Italian troops, trucks and armored personnel carriers landed Sunday in Lebanon as the arrival of the first large contingent of international peacekeepers entered its second day after being delayed by rough seas south of the capital. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Italian Marines special forces of San Marco Regiment carry their dinghy as they prepare to patrol along the beach to secure the arrival of Italian troops in Tyre, south Lebanon, Sunday Sept. 3, 2006. Italian troops, trucks and armored personnel carriers landed Sunday in Lebanon as the arrival of the first large contingent of international peacekeepers entered its second day after being delayed by rough seas south of the capital. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Surprise encounter.

This afternoon I dropped by the local post office before going to campus; Fr. Cessario was also there, and we exchanged greetings, but he left shortly afterwards. He seems to be doing well. Perhaps the Lady Downstairs will take one of his classes.

In one of my dreams last night Stephen Pope was mentioned in connection with me; I'm not sure why his name would come up--probably just a confusion with someone else, and because I am looking at the collection of essays he edited on St. Thomas' ethics.

While on campus I was naturally surrounded with students, most of whom reminded me of _____ and ______. I have no doubt the Philosopher will be able to handle the students over at Emerson. As for me, a day like this makes me want to look for a job at Christendom, or to change to something else.

Most of the young people I see have no restraint or consideration... but I'm saving another post for that complaint.

Professor Kreeft used to have on his office door that line that was a slight take on the famous line from The Sixth Sense: "I see stupid people." It's too bad Idiocracy was dumped by the studios without much advertising. It's playing in select theaters now, but it will probably be gone soon.

Clarification of the Huge Chevron Gulf Oil Discovery

Clarification of the Huge Chevron Gulf Oil Discovery

by Randy Kirk

Varia, 7 September 2006


Workers suspend the 1100-year-old crucifix from the church of the village of Enghausen, Bavaria, above the altar on the fair grounds in Munich, southern Germany, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, where pope Benedict XVI will celebrate a mass on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006. The pontiff will spend six days in his Bavarian homeland from Sept. 9 to Sept. 14, 2006. The famous Cross of Enghausen, which dates to the year 890 was recently determined to be the oldest life-size crucifix in the world. It will be used during the Mass at the explicit request of Cardinal Friedrich Wetter, Archbishop of Munich. (AP Photo/Diether Endlicher)


A Vatican flag flutters at one of the towers of Munich's famous dome Frauenkirche pictured behind the Marien column ahead of the visit of Pope Benedict XVI, September 7, 2006. Pope Benedict XVI will be in Germany on his official visit from September 9 to 14. REUTERS/Alexandra Beier (GERMANY)


Culture - September. 8, 2006

Buchaechum or traditional Korean fan dance is performed in Insa-dong, Seoul on Thursday.

National - September. 7, 2006

President Roh Moo-hyun and first lady Kwon Yang-suk receive flowers from children during a meeting with Korean residents in Romania at the Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel there on Tuesday. Romania is the second leg of Roh’s four nation tour that also includes Greece, Finland and the U.S.

Front - September. 7, 2006

Dancers in hanbok perform a traditional Korean dance during an athletics meeting for senior citizens in Gwangju on Wednesday.




Culture - September. 5, 2006

Foreign ambassadors in traditional Korean dress or hanbok beat traditional percussion instruments during an event introducing them to Korean culture at Deoksu Palace in Seoul on Monday./Yonhap

Foreign ambassadors in traditional Korean dress look around Deoksu Palace in Seoul during an event introducing them to Korean culture on Monday./Yonhap


Yonhap

09-04-2006 18:02


President Roh Moo-hyun, right, and Greek President Karolos Papoulias inspect an honor guard during a welcoming ceremony at the Greek presidential office in Athens, Greece, Monday. /Korea Times 09-04-2006 20:41

Members of the Jazz dance club of Ewha Woman's University perform to celebrate the start of term at the university in Seoul on Monday.

Figure skater Kim Yu-na performs during a showcase for the Super Match 2006 Superstars on Ice. The extravaganza, organized by Hyundai Card, will be held on Oct. 16-17 in Seoul. /Yonhap

Michelle Wie of the United States practices Tuesday with Sergio Garcia of Spain before the beginning of a tournament in Crans Montana, Switzerland. 09-05-2006 20:24 /AP-Yonhap

Women soldiers celebrate 56 years: Female soldiers salute during a networking event for women in national defense at the grand hall of the Ministry of National Defense on Tuesday, the day before the 56th anniversary of women being able to serve in the military. /Korea Times Photo by Choi Hung-soo

Journalists’ test drive: Models showcase Kia Motors’ New Carens in Hamburg, Germany, Monday. The Korean automaker offered 320 reporters from the Middle East and Europe trial rides throughout the city. /Yonhap 09-05-2006 20:18


‘Love and Hate,’ Stuck in Between

Review of Between Love and Hate; I was hoping more from a movie starring Jang Jin-young.

Kaya: Long Forgotten Ancient Kingdom

Wine Culture Flourishing in Korea

Happy Hours and Two Complex Stars
Kang Dong-wan and Lee Na-young

4 Musicians to Produce Quality Sounds

A Double Comeback in Autumn Fashion
(Black and the British look)

The Makeup Look for This Fall: Pearly Nobility

Kim Yun-jin in Sexy Spread for U.K. Arena
I first saw her in Shiri; I wonder what Koreans think of her. They are proud of her success, no doubt.