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입력 2014.10.20 (15:01) 수정 2014.10.20 (15:28) News Today
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[Anchor Lead]

Two Korean tourists are missing after a speedboat carrying over 40 tourists collided with a large fishing boat in waters off Phuket in southern Thailand. Thankfully most of the passengers were rescued, but we’re still waiting for more details about the missing Korean couple.

[Pkg]

A speedboat carrying 43 tourists and crew members collided with a fishing boat in waters west of Phuket, a top Thai tourist destination. The accident has left two Korean tourists missing. The speedboat was returning from the Phi Phi Islands, 48 kilometers west of Phuket, when it crashed into a fishing trawler around 5:00 p.m., local time. At the time of the accident, some 30 tourists from China and Europe, and four Koreans, including the Yoo couple and two others, were aboard the speedboat. All the passengers, including Mr. Yoo and his wife, were rescued after the crash, except for Mr. Koh and his girlfriend, who remain missing.

[Soundbite] LEE CHEOL-MIN (Consul-General, Korean Embassy in Thailand) : "We have strongly demanded a search for the two missing Korean tourists and to our knowledge, the Thai Coast Guard is conducting an overnight search."

The rescued Korean couple was transferred to a hospital in Phuket and is being treated there. The Thai police assumes that the accident was caused by poor visibility due to heavy rain. The Thai Coast Guard continues to search for the two missing Koreans and are investigating the exact cause of the accident. This is the latest in a series of speedboat accidents, which frequently occur in Thailand. Last April, roughly ten Korean tourists were injured in a speedboat collision near Pattaya as well.

2. Concert Tragedy

[Anchor Lead]

Tragedy struck once again in Korea when several people fell down a ventilation shaft during an outdoor concert in Pangyo, Gyeonggi Province on Friday. Authorities are working out how to compensate the victims and their families.

[Pkg]

Police are focusing their investigation on whether organizers of the concert were negligent in their preparations for the event and response to the accident. Investigators are trying to ascertain whether the organizers had sufficient facilities and plans to maintain order and prevent any accidents during the concert. They are analyzing materials pertaining to the event, which they seized from the Gyeonggi Institute of Science and Technology Promotion and the news provider Edaily. Police are also questioning six officials involved with the concert after forbidding them from leaving the nation. Police have already confirmed that the event organizers had only planned for the deployment of safety staffers on paper, without sending them to the event venue in reality. They are also conducting a detailed investigation to determine whether the ventilation facility was built properly. Officials are taking measures to support the families of victims. A government task force on the concert disaster reached an agreement with the families of the injured on supportive measures, such as the formation of a medical assistance team consisting of experts from a provincial medical center. News provider Edaily, which oversaw the event, announced that it will pay tuition for the children of the victims.

[Soundbite] KWAK JAE-SUN (Chairman, EDAILY) : "I told them that I will pay for the tuition of the victims' children until they graduate from college through my scholarship foundation."

The governments of Gyeonggi Province and Seongnam City will guarantee payment of medical treatment and funeral expenses for the victims. A legal advisory team was also launched to assist the victims and their families in receiving compensation.

3. Safety Precautions

[Anchor Lead]

The concert organizers are not the only ones to blame for Friday's accident. Although the police and fire department were not obligated to oversee safety, they face criticism for their refusal to help the organizers with safety preparations.

[Pkg]

On October 6th, 11 days before the concert, EDAILY sent a letter requesting cooperation from the Gyeonggi Institute of Science and Technology Promotion (GSTEP). EDAILY wrote it would organize the concert with sponsorships and had asked GSTEP to take charge of the safety-related matters. But GSTEP, in its reply to EDAILY, said they should take care of the safety issues on their own.

[Soundbite] GSTEP Official (Voice Modified) : Even the fire department and police told us to return it to the organizer, so that EDAILY itself could oversee the safety measures."

Four days later, EDAILY asked the Bundang Police, directly, for their support. In their letter, they requested that the police inspect the safety of the stage and the facilities around the concert venue. However, the Bundang Police also refused, citing that conducting safety inspections is not the responsibility of law enforcement.

[Soundbite] Employee of Bundang Police Station (Voice Modified) : "Facility inspections are not a job for the police. Didn't they know about it? I don't think so."

Then what kind of safety measures did concert organizer EDAILY take?

[Soundbite] Employee of EDAILY (Voice Modified) : "This is a KBS reporter. Oh, I'm sorry. Hello?"

In the end, the discussion about safety measures fizzled out after the cooperation requests went back and forth between the main organizer and the police several times. During these exchanges, GSTEP was found to have deployed safety personnel, but only on paper. With the investigation shedding light, it was, perhaps, inevitable that a concert that had only a single police cruiser assigned to oversee the safety of someone-thousand people ended in a terrible tragedy.

4. DMZ Gunfire Exchange

[Anchor Lead]

South and North Korea exchanged fire at the Military Demarcation Line near the border city of Paju, Gyeonggi Province. The shooting took place as North Korean soldiers approached the DMZ, following a similar incident that occurred the day before.

[Pkg]

Approximately ten North Korean soldiers appeared near the Military Demarcation Line near the border city of Paju, Gyeonggi Province at 8:10 a.m. Sunday. The North Korean soldiers stayed on the north's side, but began to approach the Military Demarcation Line at around 2:30 p.m. South Korea gave them seven warnings at first. But at 5:40 p.m., warning shots were fired. When North Korean bullets were found near the South Korean guard post immediately following the warning shots, the South again fired dozens of rounds. The exchange lasted for approximately ten minutes. There were no casualties or damage on facilities on the South's side of the border. However, some 300 tourists and local residents had to evacuate from north of the civilian access control line.

[Soundbite] CHUNG JAE-KYUM (Local Resident) : "There was a broadcast urging farmers to return to their homes and residents to evacuate to a shelter."

On Saturday, North Korean soldiers approached the Military Demarcation Line in Cholwon, Gangwon Province, and stayed for seven hours. They returned after the South fired warning shots.

[Soundbite] JEONG SEONG-JANG (Sejong Institute) : "It appears that North Korea is purposely increasing military tension, to make more South Koreans fearful of possible human damage the South could suffer if the distribution of anti-Pyongyang leaflets continues near the Military Demarcation Line."

The South Korean military is building up its vigilance against North Korea, believing that the North is continuing its provocations to test the South's military readiness.

5. Public Agency Management

[Anchor Lead]

The issue of lax management has been plaguing public agencies for a long time. One state-funded institution is taking fire for sending its employees' children on overseas trips to an offshore research center it runs.

[Pkg]

Micronesia is a region in the South Pacific where people enjoy diving, snorkeling and fishing all year round. It is a dream destination for divers eager to see a wide variety of fish and rare corals. However, it was discovered recently that 27 teenage children of employees of the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology have vacationed at the resort region over the past four years. The pretext of the trips were based on experiencing the tropical marine environment at the Pacific Research Center, located in a resort building. But their seven-day itineraries were filled with recreational and sightseeing activities, such as a tour of Guam, snorkeling, and visits to historical sites.

[Soundbite] Employee of KIOST (Voice Modified) : "It was meant to boost the morale of our employees and give children some understanding about their parents' work."

The trips cost a total of nearly 90-thousand U.S. dollars over the past four years. That's almost 2,600 dollars per person. KIOST employees also visited the research center some 190 times since 2010, but a few of them took three or four-day trips on the pretext of visitor support.

[Soundbite] Rep. AHN HYO-DAE (Agriculture, Forestry, Maritime Affairs & Fisheries Committee) : "Public agencies' lax conducts, such as sending employees' children on overseas trips, should be corrected. There needs to be a systematic oversight for proper budget expenditure."

When the controversy broke out, KIOST announced that the maritime experience program for the employees' children would not take place this year.

6. Joseon Era Parade

[Anchor Lead]

A Japanese fishing village has been reenacting the parade of the Joseon Dynasty's diplomatic delegations to Japan for 12 years. South Korea and Japan are making joint efforts to have the reenactment added to the UNESCO list of the Memory of the World to mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations next year.

[Pkg]

A parade of the Joseon Dynasty's diplomatic delegation begins with a performance of music by a traditional Korean troupe. The chief magistrate of Hiroshima leads the parade. Japanese soldiers carry the chief delegate of the Joseon Dynasty on a palanquin. The 600-member Joseon delegation is welcomed with enthusiastic cheers. When the Joseon envoys arrive by an ocean route, the head of the region travels by ship to greet the delegation directly. This Japanese fishing village, with a population of 1,600 people, has been reenacting the parade of the Joseon Dynasty's diplomatic delegations for 12 years. It has never canceled the event, although similar reenactments were called off in Tsushima last year due to controversy over the return of stolen Buddha statues.

[Soundbite] (Local Resident) : "I took part in this event because I think it helps promote exchanges between Japan and South Korea."

South Korea and Japan are jointly pushing to have the reenactment added to the UNESCO list of the Memory of the World to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of their diplomatic ties next year.

[Soundbite] WATANABE (Chairman, Ranto Cultural Foundation) : "The addition of the reenactment to the UNESCO list will be made easier if South Korea and Japan build diplomatic relations that are as good as they were when Joseon diplomatic delegations came here."

[Soundbite] SEO JANG-EUN (South Korean Consul General to Hiroshima) : "I hope that South Korean-Japanese relations will improve, based on these civilian-level efforts."

The Joseon Dynasty sent 12 diplomatic delegations to Japan during the 200-year Edo period. The reenactment of the diplomatic delegations' parade is helping promote friendship and exchange between the neighboring countries.

7. Amateur Orchestra

[Anchor Lead]

An orchestra consisting of 600 amateur members has staged a performance. The orchestra's members are ordinary working people who practiced hard after work to hone their skills.

[Pkg]

Six-hundred people wearing black suits have gathered in one place. Their music resonates under the autumn sky. The performers range in age from those in their 20s and 30s to senior citizens. They are members of on of some 50 amateur orchestras. The audience gives the orchestra a big round of applause to congratulate it on the result of six months of hard work.

[Soundbite] LEE HYE-NA (Resident) : "To be honest, I thought it would be strange to see 600 performers together but it looks better than I thought. They played in unison despite the crowded atmosphere."

This teacher has her hands full teaching students during the day. Once a week, she attends orchestra rehearsal after work. All these people come here after a hard day at work, but they do their best as musicians.

[Soundbite] KIM HYUN-RYEONG (Elementary School Teacher) : "We have rehearsals on Mondays, which is the hardest day of the week for working people. But we make it fun together."

Over 300 amateur orchestras have formed across the nation in the recent years as more and more working people want to find solace in music.

8. Entertainment News

[Anchor Lead]

Gaeko of Dynamic Duo has topped music charts, raising expectations for the rising popularity of hip-hop music. Here's more from the world of popular culture.

[Pkg]

"No Makeup," the title track off Gaeko's solo album "Redingray," has topped domestic music charts since its release. The song climbed to the top spots of nine prestigious music charts, including Melon, Mnet.com and Soribada. "No Makeup" is a hip-hop track featuring singers Ha:tfelt and ZionT. The song's success is all the more meaningful as it was released on the same day as "ChristMalo.Win," the title track off Seo Tai-ji's ninth album, in addition to competing against popular artists such as Akdong Musician and Girl's Day. Music group JYJ, who performed at the opening ceremony of the Asian Games, is to hold a concert tour in Japan entitled "2014 JYJ Japan Dome Tour Ichigo Ichie." The team will perform in Japanese cities such as Tokyo and Osaka in November and December. The title "Ichigo Ichie" means "once in a lifetime." In addition to the tour, JYJ will also release its first single album in Japan.

9. Do-It-Yourself Trend

[Anchor Lead]

These days a growing number of people do not rely on outside help or modern gadgets to do their work, but do everything themselves. Their willingness to tackle what were once considered dreary or impossible chores has energized their lives and saved them some money.

[Pkg]

On one fine autumn day people gather in this scenic farm. They are there to participate in make-your-own-doenjang, or fermented bean paste, program. An instructor first demonstrates how it's done. She pours a jar of honey into a clay urn. Then she adds blocks of meju, the essence of doenjang, and assorted ingredients like Siberian ginseng water and dates. Lastly, she puts pieces of red hot charcoal into the urn. The secrets to this delicious doenjang are honey and charcoal.

[Soundbite] GEUM HO-SUN (Doenjang Class Instructor) : "We add honey to prevent doenjang from getting bitter. The hot charcoal is added last to disinfect the doenjang mixture."

These students pay close attention to each step lest they should miss anything. Are they now ready to make their own doenjang?

[Soundbite] GEUM HAE-YEON (Doenjang Class Student) : "I learned everything, but I don't think I'll remember it all when it's time for me to make it."

One way to remember what you learned is to repeat it immediately. So these students try their hands at making doenjang. This program aims to teach people about the real flavors of traditional doenjang. T e participants were able to learn about Korea's culinary tradition and make new friends as well.

[Soundbite] KANG IN-SUK (Doenjang Class Student) : "I'm going to teach my daughter-in-law. Store-bought doenjang cannot be trusted. It's best to make my own."

Home-made doenjang tastes best when it is fermented for about three years. Doenjang that's fermented just right looks and tastes earthy. You can then proudly call it your own. Another fun learning experience awaits you at this place resembling a furniture factory.

[Soundbite] LEE JONG-CHEOK (Woodcraft Workshop Owner) : "This is a place where people can make furniture and do all sorts of carpentry work as if they're in their own workshops."

Here you can see that people are really into making their own furniture. Just for the cost of materials, they can use the workshop and attend classes. This student has been coming to the woodcraft studio for three years now. She's now an experienced carpenter.

[Soundbite] KIM YUN-HEE (Carpentry Student) : "I have more woodcraft pieces at home. Do you want to see them?"

She invites us to her home to show off her creations. All these furniture pieces are hand-made by this blooming carpenter.

[Soundbite] "I looked at many places to buy furniture, but they were all very expensive. So I decided to make my own."

She was able to craft this wonderful furniture at just half the price of store-bought pieces. But the most appealing part about them is that they are one-of-a-kind in the world.

[Soundbite] "The best part about it is that I can decide on the shape and size of furniture. When I produce a piece just like what I imagined, I love it like my own children."

More and more people are learning to do everything themselves. Their efforts are leading to more knowledge and skills as well as big savings. How about taking a class or two that helps you discover enjoyable hobbies and pick up profitable skills at the same time?
  • Phuket Boat Crash
    • 입력 2014-10-20 14:16:05
    • 수정2014-10-20 15:28:28
    News Today
[Anchor Lead]

Two Korean tourists are missing after a speedboat carrying over 40 tourists collided with a large fishing boat in waters off Phuket in southern Thailand. Thankfully most of the passengers were rescued, but we’re still waiting for more details about the missing Korean couple.

[Pkg]

A speedboat carrying 43 tourists and crew members collided with a fishing boat in waters west of Phuket, a top Thai tourist destination. The accident has left two Korean tourists missing. The speedboat was returning from the Phi Phi Islands, 48 kilometers west of Phuket, when it crashed into a fishing trawler around 5:00 p.m., local time. At the time of the accident, some 30 tourists from China and Europe, and four Koreans, including the Yoo couple and two others, were aboard the speedboat. All the passengers, including Mr. Yoo and his wife, were rescued after the crash, except for Mr. Koh and his girlfriend, who remain missing.

[Soundbite] LEE CHEOL-MIN (Consul-General, Korean Embassy in Thailand) : "We have strongly demanded a search for the two missing Korean tourists and to our knowledge, the Thai Coast Guard is conducting an overnight search."

The rescued Korean couple was transferred to a hospital in Phuket and is being treated there. The Thai police assumes that the accident was caused by poor visibility due to heavy rain. The Thai Coast Guard continues to search for the two missing Koreans and are investigating the exact cause of the accident. This is the latest in a series of speedboat accidents, which frequently occur in Thailand. Last April, roughly ten Korean tourists were injured in a speedboat collision near Pattaya as well.

2. Concert Tragedy

[Anchor Lead]

Tragedy struck once again in Korea when several people fell down a ventilation shaft during an outdoor concert in Pangyo, Gyeonggi Province on Friday. Authorities are working out how to compensate the victims and their families.

[Pkg]

Police are focusing their investigation on whether organizers of the concert were negligent in their preparations for the event and response to the accident. Investigators are trying to ascertain whether the organizers had sufficient facilities and plans to maintain order and prevent any accidents during the concert. They are analyzing materials pertaining to the event, which they seized from the Gyeonggi Institute of Science and Technology Promotion and the news provider Edaily. Police are also questioning six officials involved with the concert after forbidding them from leaving the nation. Police have already confirmed that the event organizers had only planned for the deployment of safety staffers on paper, without sending them to the event venue in reality. They are also conducting a detailed investigation to determine whether the ventilation facility was built properly. Officials are taking measures to support the families of victims. A government task force on the concert disaster reached an agreement with the families of the injured on supportive measures, such as the formation of a medical assistance team consisting of experts from a provincial medical center. News provider Edaily, which oversaw the event, announced that it will pay tuition for the children of the victims.

[Soundbite] KWAK JAE-SUN (Chairman, EDAILY) : "I told them that I will pay for the tuition of the victims' children until they graduate from college through my scholarship foundation."

The governments of Gyeonggi Province and Seongnam City will guarantee payment of medical treatment and funeral expenses for the victims. A legal advisory team was also launched to assist the victims and their families in receiving compensation.

3. Safety Precautions

[Anchor Lead]

The concert organizers are not the only ones to blame for Friday's accident. Although the police and fire department were not obligated to oversee safety, they face criticism for their refusal to help the organizers with safety preparations.

[Pkg]

On October 6th, 11 days before the concert, EDAILY sent a letter requesting cooperation from the Gyeonggi Institute of Science and Technology Promotion (GSTEP). EDAILY wrote it would organize the concert with sponsorships and had asked GSTEP to take charge of the safety-related matters. But GSTEP, in its reply to EDAILY, said they should take care of the safety issues on their own.

[Soundbite] GSTEP Official (Voice Modified) : Even the fire department and police told us to return it to the organizer, so that EDAILY itself could oversee the safety measures."

Four days later, EDAILY asked the Bundang Police, directly, for their support. In their letter, they requested that the police inspect the safety of the stage and the facilities around the concert venue. However, the Bundang Police also refused, citing that conducting safety inspections is not the responsibility of law enforcement.

[Soundbite] Employee of Bundang Police Station (Voice Modified) : "Facility inspections are not a job for the police. Didn't they know about it? I don't think so."

Then what kind of safety measures did concert organizer EDAILY take?

[Soundbite] Employee of EDAILY (Voice Modified) : "This is a KBS reporter. Oh, I'm sorry. Hello?"

In the end, the discussion about safety measures fizzled out after the cooperation requests went back and forth between the main organizer and the police several times. During these exchanges, GSTEP was found to have deployed safety personnel, but only on paper. With the investigation shedding light, it was, perhaps, inevitable that a concert that had only a single police cruiser assigned to oversee the safety of someone-thousand people ended in a terrible tragedy.

4. DMZ Gunfire Exchange

[Anchor Lead]

South and North Korea exchanged fire at the Military Demarcation Line near the border city of Paju, Gyeonggi Province. The shooting took place as North Korean soldiers approached the DMZ, following a similar incident that occurred the day before.

[Pkg]

Approximately ten North Korean soldiers appeared near the Military Demarcation Line near the border city of Paju, Gyeonggi Province at 8:10 a.m. Sunday. The North Korean soldiers stayed on the north's side, but began to approach the Military Demarcation Line at around 2:30 p.m. South Korea gave them seven warnings at first. But at 5:40 p.m., warning shots were fired. When North Korean bullets were found near the South Korean guard post immediately following the warning shots, the South again fired dozens of rounds. The exchange lasted for approximately ten minutes. There were no casualties or damage on facilities on the South's side of the border. However, some 300 tourists and local residents had to evacuate from north of the civilian access control line.

[Soundbite] CHUNG JAE-KYUM (Local Resident) : "There was a broadcast urging farmers to return to their homes and residents to evacuate to a shelter."

On Saturday, North Korean soldiers approached the Military Demarcation Line in Cholwon, Gangwon Province, and stayed for seven hours. They returned after the South fired warning shots.

[Soundbite] JEONG SEONG-JANG (Sejong Institute) : "It appears that North Korea is purposely increasing military tension, to make more South Koreans fearful of possible human damage the South could suffer if the distribution of anti-Pyongyang leaflets continues near the Military Demarcation Line."

The South Korean military is building up its vigilance against North Korea, believing that the North is continuing its provocations to test the South's military readiness.

5. Public Agency Management

[Anchor Lead]

The issue of lax management has been plaguing public agencies for a long time. One state-funded institution is taking fire for sending its employees' children on overseas trips to an offshore research center it runs.

[Pkg]

Micronesia is a region in the South Pacific where people enjoy diving, snorkeling and fishing all year round. It is a dream destination for divers eager to see a wide variety of fish and rare corals. However, it was discovered recently that 27 teenage children of employees of the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology have vacationed at the resort region over the past four years. The pretext of the trips were based on experiencing the tropical marine environment at the Pacific Research Center, located in a resort building. But their seven-day itineraries were filled with recreational and sightseeing activities, such as a tour of Guam, snorkeling, and visits to historical sites.

[Soundbite] Employee of KIOST (Voice Modified) : "It was meant to boost the morale of our employees and give children some understanding about their parents' work."

The trips cost a total of nearly 90-thousand U.S. dollars over the past four years. That's almost 2,600 dollars per person. KIOST employees also visited the research center some 190 times since 2010, but a few of them took three or four-day trips on the pretext of visitor support.

[Soundbite] Rep. AHN HYO-DAE (Agriculture, Forestry, Maritime Affairs & Fisheries Committee) : "Public agencies' lax conducts, such as sending employees' children on overseas trips, should be corrected. There needs to be a systematic oversight for proper budget expenditure."

When the controversy broke out, KIOST announced that the maritime experience program for the employees' children would not take place this year.

6. Joseon Era Parade

[Anchor Lead]

A Japanese fishing village has been reenacting the parade of the Joseon Dynasty's diplomatic delegations to Japan for 12 years. South Korea and Japan are making joint efforts to have the reenactment added to the UNESCO list of the Memory of the World to mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations next year.

[Pkg]

A parade of the Joseon Dynasty's diplomatic delegation begins with a performance of music by a traditional Korean troupe. The chief magistrate of Hiroshima leads the parade. Japanese soldiers carry the chief delegate of the Joseon Dynasty on a palanquin. The 600-member Joseon delegation is welcomed with enthusiastic cheers. When the Joseon envoys arrive by an ocean route, the head of the region travels by ship to greet the delegation directly. This Japanese fishing village, with a population of 1,600 people, has been reenacting the parade of the Joseon Dynasty's diplomatic delegations for 12 years. It has never canceled the event, although similar reenactments were called off in Tsushima last year due to controversy over the return of stolen Buddha statues.

[Soundbite] (Local Resident) : "I took part in this event because I think it helps promote exchanges between Japan and South Korea."

South Korea and Japan are jointly pushing to have the reenactment added to the UNESCO list of the Memory of the World to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of their diplomatic ties next year.

[Soundbite] WATANABE (Chairman, Ranto Cultural Foundation) : "The addition of the reenactment to the UNESCO list will be made easier if South Korea and Japan build diplomatic relations that are as good as they were when Joseon diplomatic delegations came here."

[Soundbite] SEO JANG-EUN (South Korean Consul General to Hiroshima) : "I hope that South Korean-Japanese relations will improve, based on these civilian-level efforts."

The Joseon Dynasty sent 12 diplomatic delegations to Japan during the 200-year Edo period. The reenactment of the diplomatic delegations' parade is helping promote friendship and exchange between the neighboring countries.

7. Amateur Orchestra

[Anchor Lead]

An orchestra consisting of 600 amateur members has staged a performance. The orchestra's members are ordinary working people who practiced hard after work to hone their skills.

[Pkg]

Six-hundred people wearing black suits have gathered in one place. Their music resonates under the autumn sky. The performers range in age from those in their 20s and 30s to senior citizens. They are members of on of some 50 amateur orchestras. The audience gives the orchestra a big round of applause to congratulate it on the result of six months of hard work.

[Soundbite] LEE HYE-NA (Resident) : "To be honest, I thought it would be strange to see 600 performers together but it looks better than I thought. They played in unison despite the crowded atmosphere."

This teacher has her hands full teaching students during the day. Once a week, she attends orchestra rehearsal after work. All these people come here after a hard day at work, but they do their best as musicians.

[Soundbite] KIM HYUN-RYEONG (Elementary School Teacher) : "We have rehearsals on Mondays, which is the hardest day of the week for working people. But we make it fun together."

Over 300 amateur orchestras have formed across the nation in the recent years as more and more working people want to find solace in music.

8. Entertainment News

[Anchor Lead]

Gaeko of Dynamic Duo has topped music charts, raising expectations for the rising popularity of hip-hop music. Here's more from the world of popular culture.

[Pkg]

"No Makeup," the title track off Gaeko's solo album "Redingray," has topped domestic music charts since its release. The song climbed to the top spots of nine prestigious music charts, including Melon, Mnet.com and Soribada. "No Makeup" is a hip-hop track featuring singers Ha:tfelt and ZionT. The song's success is all the more meaningful as it was released on the same day as "ChristMalo.Win," the title track off Seo Tai-ji's ninth album, in addition to competing against popular artists such as Akdong Musician and Girl's Day. Music group JYJ, who performed at the opening ceremony of the Asian Games, is to hold a concert tour in Japan entitled "2014 JYJ Japan Dome Tour Ichigo Ichie." The team will perform in Japanese cities such as Tokyo and Osaka in November and December. The title "Ichigo Ichie" means "once in a lifetime." In addition to the tour, JYJ will also release its first single album in Japan.

9. Do-It-Yourself Trend

[Anchor Lead]

These days a growing number of people do not rely on outside help or modern gadgets to do their work, but do everything themselves. Their willingness to tackle what were once considered dreary or impossible chores has energized their lives and saved them some money.

[Pkg]

On one fine autumn day people gather in this scenic farm. They are there to participate in make-your-own-doenjang, or fermented bean paste, program. An instructor first demonstrates how it's done. She pours a jar of honey into a clay urn. Then she adds blocks of meju, the essence of doenjang, and assorted ingredients like Siberian ginseng water and dates. Lastly, she puts pieces of red hot charcoal into the urn. The secrets to this delicious doenjang are honey and charcoal.

[Soundbite] GEUM HO-SUN (Doenjang Class Instructor) : "We add honey to prevent doenjang from getting bitter. The hot charcoal is added last to disinfect the doenjang mixture."

These students pay close attention to each step lest they should miss anything. Are they now ready to make their own doenjang?

[Soundbite] GEUM HAE-YEON (Doenjang Class Student) : "I learned everything, but I don't think I'll remember it all when it's time for me to make it."

One way to remember what you learned is to repeat it immediately. So these students try their hands at making doenjang. This program aims to teach people about the real flavors of traditional doenjang. T e participants were able to learn about Korea's culinary tradition and make new friends as well.

[Soundbite] KANG IN-SUK (Doenjang Class Student) : "I'm going to teach my daughter-in-law. Store-bought doenjang cannot be trusted. It's best to make my own."

Home-made doenjang tastes best when it is fermented for about three years. Doenjang that's fermented just right looks and tastes earthy. You can then proudly call it your own. Another fun learning experience awaits you at this place resembling a furniture factory.

[Soundbite] LEE JONG-CHEOK (Woodcraft Workshop Owner) : "This is a place where people can make furniture and do all sorts of carpentry work as if they're in their own workshops."

Here you can see that people are really into making their own furniture. Just for the cost of materials, they can use the workshop and attend classes. This student has been coming to the woodcraft studio for three years now. She's now an experienced carpenter.

[Soundbite] KIM YUN-HEE (Carpentry Student) : "I have more woodcraft pieces at home. Do you want to see them?"

She invites us to her home to show off her creations. All these furniture pieces are hand-made by this blooming carpenter.

[Soundbite] "I looked at many places to buy furniture, but they were all very expensive. So I decided to make my own."

She was able to craft this wonderful furniture at just half the price of store-bought pieces. But the most appealing part about them is that they are one-of-a-kind in the world.

[Soundbite] "The best part about it is that I can decide on the shape and size of furniture. When I produce a piece just like what I imagined, I love it like my own children."

More and more people are learning to do everything themselves. Their efforts are leading to more knowledge and skills as well as big savings. How about taking a class or two that helps you discover enjoyable hobbies and pick up profitable skills at the same time?
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