- KOREAN PEOPLE IN VIETNAM
- Article written by: Mr. Tuan Anh Nguyen ASEAN-Korea Weblog Correspondent, Vietnam Nowadays, due to globalization and international integration that the gap between national borders have been narrowed. Therefore, more and more people have gone abroad to live, study and work. Over the time, they become the local community and play an important role in the country. Their activities have contributed to spread the cultural values and their own lifestyle. Koreans in Vietnam do have such common and distinct factors. Let’s discover how they live and work in Vietnam through the eyes of Vietnamese. “Live, work hard and qui...
- September 22, 2014 0 ASEAN Correspondents > Korea, ASEAN Correspondents > Viet Nam
- Korean-Vietnamese culinary culture: similarity and distinction
- Article written by: Mr. Tuan Anh NGUYEN ASEAN-Korea Weblog Correspondent, Vietnam In addition to languages, people are still looking for the diverse forms to communicate with each other such as arts, dance, music and cuisine. There is a saying: “The road closest to conquer men is through their stomach”. However, food is not only to conquer a man but also a “sweet” weapon to conquer all mankind, regardless of race, age or gender. Through color, taste of dishes from a country, we can understand the cultural features and the customs of the people living there. A Korean food festival in Vietnam ...
- September 22, 2014 0 ASEAN Correspondents > Korea, ASEAN Correspondents > Viet Nam
- My great weekend in Suwon and Incheon
- Article written by: Ms. RATAWAN BANGKARM ASEAN-Korea Weblog Correspondent, Thailand Hello August! I feel this month is holidays for many of my friends as they start to have their own vacation by backing to their home countries, going abroad or even in Korea. I have a few months left here so I want to visit to the places in my Korea’s wish list since the first time that I arrived in Korea. This weekend I decide to go to Suwon and Incheon, both cities are nearby Seoul and can go by the subway line 1 easily which I really love to take it. On Saturday I went to Suwon, it took around 1 hour from Seoul station by subway....
- September 22, 2014 0 ASEAN Correspondents > Korea
- RECRUITMENT OF ASEAN-KOREA CENTRE BLOG REPORTERS
- RECRUITMENT OF ASEAN-KOREA CENTRE BLOG REPORTERS: ‘ASEAN CORRESPONDENTS’ The ASEAN-Korea Centre is currently looking for passionate writers/bloggers who are citizens of the 10 ASEAN Member States (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) to create articles for our English blog. (http://blog.aseankorea.org) The correspondents will be responsible for providing contents on current events and socio-cultural trends including lifestyle, festivals, food, music, arts, and literature of ASEAN countries About the ASEAN-Korea Centre The ASEAN-Korea Centre was inaugurated as an intergovernmental organization with the ten ASEAN Member States and Korea as its members in March 2009, the year which marked the 20th anniversary of the Dialogue Partnership between ASEAN and Korea. It was founded in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed at the 11th ASEAN-Republic of Korea (ROK) Summit in November 2007. The MOU entered into force in December 2008. QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be a blog/SNS enthusiast with experience in writing on blogs, online journals, or personal website etc. using the English language. RESPONSIBILITIES: Correspondents shall provide up to two articles per month; the length of the text alone should be A4 2pages or more (font type: Arial, font size: 12) and should be accompanied by relevant photos or images. The photos used in the articles should be taken by the correspondents themselves unless due to unavoidable constraints they need to use photos from other sources; in this case the sources must be clearly stated. TERMS & CONDITIONS: Working Period: September 2014 – February 2015 (6 months in total) Payment: approximately 40 USD per article The total amount will be paid in lump sum at the end of the working period All contents will be subject to evaluation and revision by the Centre before posting. All articles and copyrights will be owned by the ASEAN-Korea Centre. HOW TO APPLY: Application form+ sample article shall be submitted to email@example.com ¡ Due date: 24 August 2014 ¡ Application form has been attached (You may also download the form from Centre’s website: www.aseankorea.org) ¡ Additional documents may be required after the final selection has been made. Selected candidates will be notified via e-mail during the last week of August (probable date: 29 August) NOTE: At the end of the program, the Centre will provide a Certificate of Participation to every correspondent who actively contributed articles every month. Correspondents may contribute more than 2 articles per month, but the Centre will only cover the payment for a maximum of 2 articles. Terms and conditions are subject to change. For Inquiries, please contact us through email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +82 2287-1145 ASEAN-Korea Centre SNS: Blog: blog.aseankorea.org Facebook: facebook.com/akcsns Youtube: youtube.com/akcsns Twitter: twitter.com/akcsns 7th_blog reporter_application << DOWNLOAD FILE!
- August 6, 2014 1
- ASEAN-KOREA MULTIMEDIA COMPETITION 2014
- Objectives To provide a platform for cultural exchanges among Korean and ASEAN youths through multimedia, such as photography, video, and new media tools. Organized by - Organized by: ASEAN-Korea Centre - Supported by: ASEAN Committee for Culture & Information(ASEAN COCI) ASEAN University Network Theme - Lifestyle of ASEAN (i.e. craftsmanship, food, architecture, travel, culture and other elements of the daily life) * 10 ASEAN Member States: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines,Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam Areas of Competition Photography, Video, New Media Competition Timeline - 23 May – 20 July 2014: Announcement of competition, Submission of artworks - Mid August 2014: Announcement of the final 11 winners and finalize list of invited winners - January – February 2015: Awards ceremony and exhibitions (Seoul & local cities) Eligibility - Individuals or teams of students, graduates, and artists under age 30 from 10 ASEAN Member States and Korea (Please be informed that teams will be considered as ONE entrant) How to Submit Online Application via web hard Submission Fee None Rules for Submission - Size: Above 300dpi, high quality, video files should be no longer than 5 minutes - Any type of digital multimedia files up to 3 artworks per entrant Selection Procedure - Evaluation: Organizing committee’s advisory board will carefully review and evaluate all entries and select the winners. Awards 1. ASEAN Winners or Winning Teams: USD300 per entrant / 4 day trip to Korea to attend the opening of exhibition and awards ceremony. (round trip airfare and accommodation will be provided), visit to related organizations 2. Korean Winners or Winning Teams: USD300per entrant / 4 day trip to one of the 10 ASEAN member countries. (Round trip airfare and accommodation will be provided, further details will be provided at a later date) 3. Invitation to the opening of the exhibition and awards ceremony. Exhibition Award winners will be provided a chance to exhibit their artworks in Seoul and local art galleries. Other notifications 1. Rights of the submitted artworks belong to the artists, while the rights of the winning artworks will be owned by the ASEAN-Korea Centre. 2. Any cases of plagiarism of other people’s art work will result in the cancellation of any award won by the individual. 3. All digitally submitted files will be printed and discarded in Korea after the exhibition
- June 17, 2014 2
- 2014 Youth Network Program
- The ASEAN-Korea Centre hosted the ‘2014 ASEAN-Korea Youth Network’ from July 24 to 26, as part of their efforts to further enhance cooperation between ASEAN and Korea. The participants were composed of 70 students from ASEAN and Korean universities residing in Korea. The program was part of the project『ASEAN-Korea Youth Network』that the centre held; it provided the participants with chances to build close relationships with one other. On the first day, participants gathered at the Olympic Partktel Seoul where they engaged in activities for three days. We exchanged greetings with each other and comfortably talked about ourselves, even though we had met for the first time. First, we listened to the Center’s Secretary General Hae Moon Chung and took a group picture. Then we got into ice-breaking activities such as ‘human bingo’, ‘human knot’ and ‘building the highest Tower’ game with spaghetti noodles and marshmallows. We came to strengthen our personal ties and teamwork in the process of solving problems together. ‘Human Bingo’ is a game that one has to put a name of a friend who fits the characteristic written in the box. This was an opportunity to talk with friends from other teams even though it was very short. It was a shame that we had such a limited time to talk with friends from other teams. In the case of team 1 that I belonged to, we built a solid tower in a pentagon shape. We had gotten the idea from a friend who majors in architecture. So we came in second place in ‘building the highest tower’ game. And as a group we drew posters on the theme of water. As the theme ‘water’ was so vast, teammates were confused when they first heard about the theme they were to portray. But all teammates agreed that a theme to ‘save water’ would be the most appropriate. All the team members endeavored to convey that message effectively. After designing the poster, teammates passionately drew, cut and pasted newspaper and magazines on the poster. All eight teams tried hard to convey the message of ‘save water’ effectively. Among them, team 4 got first place as they were very persuasive with subtle expressions. After drawing the posters, we had a nice dinner at a buffet at Parktel, a hotel where we stayed for three days. We were happy to have delicious meals while joyfully talking to friends! We had a UCC video-making activity on the subject of water. First we discussed what kind of video each team would make. There were music videos, future news, public education campaigns and commercial advertisements of the future product, all of which required creativity. Each team had an in-depth discussion on how they would persuade the importance of saving water in an effective way in the same manner as when they drew the posters. Students belonging to film making teams carried out their project in a very lively and cheerful manner. It was somehow difficult to come up with ideas on each scene, to iron out different opinions and toward preparing for shooting equipment and editing. But we enjoyed and laughed a lot in the process of shooting funny scenes. It was such a happy and new experience for ASEAN and Korean students to mingle and do fun things together. Almost all participants were on time to take a lecture on the importance of management of water resources although they stayed until late night for making films. They learned about the value of water resources through statistical figures. After a 10 minute break, another professor gave us a lecture on water management and communicated with students in fluent English. As for the third lecture, we learned about the vulnerability of water management due to climate change. At the end of all three lectures, many students were eager to get an opportunity to ask questions. Students wrote a simple essay, which was an opportunity that allowed them to remind students on the necessity of saving water. For the rest of the time until dinner, all teams were working on their UCCs and after dinner they were super busy editing to meet the deadline, which was 11 pm. Although editing required a lot of effort, we enjoyed the process as it was rewarding as well as entertaining to watch ourselves in the films. After finishing the UCC production, each team had time for entertainment. My team gathered at one of the rooms for chicken and beer and had a pleasant talk. It was a precious time that we could get even closer to each other. The next day, we left for a field trip to the Korea water resources in Chung-ju, in North Chungcheong Province, early in the morning. Chung-ju Dam is the second largest multipurpose dam in Korea and it provides 70% of water supply for Seoulites. We got a briefing on this and solved a group quiz at the Water Cultural Centre. We had a tasty Korean meal and toured Lake Chung-ju on a cruise ship. We could soothe our sadness over our impending departure a little bit, by taking many photos together while enjoying the cool breeze. For the last schedule of this workshop, we had a closing ceremony at Olympia Hall at the Olympic Parktel. There was an introduction of the ambassadors of each ASEAN member countries and also a time to appreciate the UCCs. Team 8 won first place! They had made a music video that encouraged us to save water with the lyrics of ‘Let It Go’, OST of ‘Frozen’ that they creatively changed and related it to the subject of saving water. All the schedule of the workshop finished with a dinner and a group photo. We were all very exhausted as we had to reduce significant sleeping time to follow the tight schedule. Nevertheless, we were extremely sad to say goodbye that we couldn’t leave right after and stayed quite awhile longer to take pictures together amid hopes to meet again. As for the feedback of this Network which was asked in the form of a survey questionnaire during the ending ceremony, over half of the participants said that 2 days and 3 nights was too short and some of them even said that 4 days and 5 nights would have been much better. And there were many posts and comments by participants on SNS such as Facebook and Kakao Talk. This shows that friendship and memories they shared during the workshop was very pleasant and deep. It was very evident that the objectives of this workshop, which was to give ASEAN-Korea students an opportunity to communicate and build mutual understanding, was indeed very successfully achieved.
- August 18, 2014 0
- 2014 ASEAN-Korea Youth Workshop
- 2014 ASEAN-Korea Youth Workshop Group photo of workshop participants | Olympic Parktel, Seoul The ‘ASEAN-Korea Youth Workshop’, a workshop participated by over 80 Korean and ASEAN university (including graduate school) students residing in Korea, is being held from 24-26 July at the Olympic Parktel in Seoul. The ‘ASEAN-Korea Youth Workshop’ was launched last year as a part of the Centre’s ‘ASEAN-Korea Youth Network Program’, with the aim to foster mutual understanding and friendship among youths of ASEAN and Korea by creating a venue to discuss issues of common interest. At this year’s workshop, various activities such as lectures, discussions, friendship building activities and a field trip will be implemented under the theme ‘Sustainable Water Resource Management ? Sharing Korea’s Experience’. In addition, 30 participants from the workshop will be especially selected to visit Vietnam to get a taste of ASEAN culture through visiting historical sites, experiencing daily local life, engaging in joint activities with Vietnamese university students and so on. ※ Program Schedule Welcoming remarks by Secretary General Chung Hae-moon | Olympic Parktel, Seoul Orientation | Olympic Parktel, Seoul Orientation | Olympic Parktel, Seoul Team activities | Olympic Parktel, Seoul Team activities | Olympic Parktel, Seoul
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