Thursday, September 18, 2014

[Living] Daegu Art Factory 'Ten-Topic Project'/Citizen participation program in September

People attending art class in Daegu Art Factory

Ten-Topic Project which was devised to support local youth artists by Daegu Art Factory is now well carried out receiving a lot of attention. During the period of the project, citizens who are interested in arts as well as local youth artists get  wonderful chances to feel and learn about ‘arts’ through a variety of programs. The citizen participation project begins on Sep. 20th and will continue until January 4th, 2015. Check the program schedule of September and fall into the wonderful art world!

A person drawing a picture in Daegu Art Factory

Ten-Topic Project: Citizen Participation Program in September

For whom
(no. of students)
‘Try to copy me~’
Popchun Dance Company
Over 14 yrs old
Sep.21th (SUN)
Animation Production-1
Yoo Deuk Bum
Over 14 yrs old
Sep.21th (SUN)
3:00 pm~4:30pm
K-pop dance
Everyone is an artist
Ryu Hyun Wook
Why so guitars have six strings?
Jo Chang Ho
Over 14 yrs old
Sep. 27th (SAT)
Writing a picture diary
Kim Ji Won
Over 20 yrs old

* The schedule is subject to change.

Art class in Daegu Art Factory

  Studio Location

Studio location in Daegu Art Factory

How to enroll in advance

1. Download the application form @ Daegu Art Factory website( ). Click on the link that says “텐-토픽 시민참여프로그램 신청서.hwp”.
2. Fill in all the blanks and send it to
3. A coordinator of Ten-topic Project will call you if your application is accepted.

 In order to confirm your registration, you have to come to the studio 30 minutes before the class you enrolled starts.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

[Beautiful Daegu] The glimmering orange coloured lights in E-world

Every night, the orange lights lit up in E-world and shine bright a dark night. The glimmering lights make us feel uplifted.

[How to get there]
-Address: 200 Duryupark-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu
-By subway: Get off Duryu station (line 2) and take exit 15, toward E-world
-By bus: Take no.3-1, no.503, no.600, no.623, no.653, no.452 or Dalseo 4-1

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

[Cafe/Press Article] Cafe Doyo─the recommended pie shop and tea house in Daegu

 Cafe Doyo─the recommended pie shop and tea house in Daegu
The alleys all around Daegu hide many of the city’s best kept secrets. Not only are there a variety of themed alleys here in Daegu, ranging from the medical to the historical, but there are also some unobtrusive, and almost sketchy, alleys where you’d be surprised to find delicious restaurants and quaint shops.

The way to Cafe Doyo

The front gate of Cafe Doyo
One such alley is where you can find Doyo Pie Shop and Café. This alley may be a bit more well-known than others because the Jimi Hendrix bar is at the end of it. In any case, it is a pretty easy one to find. The alley is located across the street from the Etude House makeup store and the main bus stop on the street between Banwoldang and Jungangno. Go out of exit 13 or 14 of Banwoldang station and continue walking straight. If you go out exit 13, you’ll need to cross the street to get to the alley once you come to the Etude House with the bus stop in front of it. If you went out exit 14, pay attention to the shops on the opposite side of the road, and when you get to the Etude House with the bus stop in front of it, simply turn down the alley to your left. The alley is marked with some interesting graffiti, so it shouldn’t be hard to find.  

Bar interior of Cafe Doyo

People are sitting and chatting each other in the cafe

Teapot collections

The showcase of pies
Doyo is a beautiful little restaurant. It is adorned with loose leaf tea tins and ornate tea pots along the walls. The shop feels very friendly and comfortable. There are several different kinds of pies on the menu, but you can see which are offered that day by looking in the pie case by the entrance to the store. The pies are very fresh, and certain kinds do sell out some days. A delicious slice of pie is only 3,000 won! Try the apricot pistachio slice. It has amazing texture and flavor.

The tea steeps in the huge tea cup

A chocolate pie and fruits pie
In addition to doing amazing pies, Doyo has some of the best tea in Daegu, and for only 4,000 won a pot! Each pot is about two cups of tea, but you can ask for more hot water at no extra charge. Choose from any of the loose leaf teas, and you’ll be given loose leaf tea in a lovely tea pot, a tea strainer, and a timer. The server will turn over the timer, and you should let the tea steep in the pot until the timer runs out. Doyo has a wide range of teas, including earl grey and several fruity varieties. They even offer milk tea for 1,000 won more.

Ready to enjoy teatime with a pot of tea and sweet pies
If you’re interested in making a whole night of it, Doyo also has food and alcohol on the menu at reasonable prices. All the food is about 8,000 won, and there are combos to share with friends.
Enjoy a relaxing evening at Doyo alone or with friends. The shop will make you forget you’re in the hustle and bustle of downtown, and the pie and tea are incredible.

[Cafe Doyo]

-Address: 8-8, Dongseongro 3-ga, Jung-gu, Daegu

Monday, September 15, 2014

[Living] Let’s take a look at the cheering culture of Korea

Let’s take a look at the cheering culture of Korea
This year of 2014 in particular have we a variety of exciting sport games. World Cup Brazil, which ended at a single cast for Koreans with much regret, Asian Games Incheon, which starts this week, and Korean Series of baseball, which is the culmination of Korean baseball season, are among those exciting games.
Koreans who are crazy about football and baseball games have a unique and enthusiastic cheering culture. Why don't you participate in the culture which clearly reveals the characters of Koreans; work hard, play hard? The sports games are ten for a penny just in time!

 Cheering baseball teams
The cheerleaders and fans of Samsung Lions is watching the baseball game
Last year, BBC spotlighted the Korean cheering culture saying as follows; "Even if you are not a fan of baseball game, it's worth going the stadium. That’s the place where the best real sports enthusiasts with their cheer exist”. Total of almost 7 million people in 2013 screamed at the stadium with super-sized speakers pumping out joyful music while cheerleaders danced to K-pop. The Korean cheering culture at the baseball stadiums is such. While you cheer a team, it will be fun to sing along the team song you support; ‘I Love Lions’ for Samsung Lions for example.

○ Red Devils
A lot of Korean Red Devils are cheering Korean national football team
The football of Korea can't be explained without the Red Devils, the supporters of Korean national football team. Thanks to the cheer of the whole nation who became the Red Devils themselves, Korean team could make it to the semifinal at World Cup 2002. Since then, Koreans started the famous ‘street cheering’ every last one of them wearing red shirts whenever Korean team has important matches.
It might be worth to experience the thrill and energy if you have a chance to join the street cheering in a huge red wave.

For your reference, here are the games of Asian Games that Daegu athletes participate.

-Sep 20(Sat) 16:00~: Handball game (Republic of Korea vs. India)
-Sep 22(Mon) 16:00~: Handball game (Republic of Korea vs. Thailand)
-Sep 22(Mon) 18:30~: Baseball game (Republic of Korea vs. Thailand)
-Sep 24(Wed) 18:30~: Baseball game (Republic of Korea vs. Chinese Taipei)
-Sep 26(Fri) 09:00~: Breaststroke 50m (Myeong-hwan, Kim)
-Sep 27(Sat) 18:35!: The high jump (Seung-hyun, Yoon)

-Oct 1(Wed) 18:30~: The javelin (Jae-myeong, Park)