Tuesday, May 26, 2015

What is the Heat Wave Warning In Korea??


What is the Heat Wave Warning In Korea?

Since 25th(Mon) the first Heat Wave Warning have been issued in Daegu. A couple of years ago, the heat wave warnings were not issued in May. But from 2013, the warning have turn up and the authorities think the reason is global warming.
There are 2 levels in special weather report related to heat wave in Korea.
- Heat wave warning : The day’s highs are predicted to be risen to 33for more than 2 days.
- Heat wave alram : The day’s highs are predicted to be risen to 35for more than 2 days.
According to the Meteorological Administration in Korea, hear wave is a serious weather conditions like typhoon and heavy rain. If you’re exposed to the heat wave too long, it can take away your life.
So when the warning or alert is issued, it would be wise to spend less time outdoors and drink lots of fluids. Even if you’re not thirsty. And if you feel symptoms like below, call the 119 for asking help and move to the shade immediately and drink water. But you should not give water to patient who is unconscious.
- Heatstroke : high temperature without sweat, dehydration, rapid pulse, nausea, seizures, confusion
- Sunstroke : similar symptoms to heatstroke, but much sweat

Enjoy Cherries produced in Daegu

Enjoy Cherries produced in Daegu

Did you know that Daegu is the 2nd largest producing area of cherry in Korea?

As you know, cherries are sweet-and-sour and also good for your health. Especially cherry produced in Daegu is well known for its richness of vitamin C and antioxidants.

Daegu cherries are mostly produced at the Dunsan-dong(Dong-gu, Daegu). Produced cherries are cherry-picked  at the town fruit packing house and shipped all over the country under the “Daegu Sangdong Cherry” brand name.

You can buy the Daegu Sangdong Cherry at the markgets and marts now. Also you can buy them directly at Sangdong agricultural storage which is located at Dunsan-dong.

The price is 16,000~19,000 KRW for 1Kg. Besides, the town provide the cherry-picking experience if you gather 20 people together.

Cherry has many antioxidants like Anthocyanin and Queritrin. Specially Anthocyanin helps  preventing a cardiac disorder and cancers and also is effective against arthritis, gout and headache.

Above all, the biggest merit of Daegu Cherry is that it is a local food.

Enjoy fresh and delicious Daegu Cherry! :)

● Sangdong agricultural storage : 231 Dunsan-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu
● Picking experience : 17,000 KRW for each person(You can take 250g of cherry.)
● Inquiry : Byeol-green Farm 010-3153-1141, 010-3503-2202(They can communicate in Korean only.)

Monday, May 25, 2015

The International party at Daegu Health College

The International party at Daegu Health College

On May 21st, Daegu Health College celebrated their 3rd annual International Party.

Koreans, foreigners, students, as well as families with culturally diverse backgrounds gathered at this event to celebrate diversity within the Buk-Gu and surrounding metropolitan area.

Professor Kim Kyeong Yong (on the right) is the director of the Global Center and international relations at the Daegu Health College.

This celebration held once a year tries to raise cultural awareness by inviting families and individuals of different backgrounds to this gathering filled with games and activities.

 The Global center also hosts a Halloween party on the 31st of October offering pumpkin carving and costume contests as well as other games and prizes.

The international party features games for kids and adults to practice their English and get to know each other.

People could take pictures wearing traditional Korean attire at the photo station. They welcomed everyone with free drinks, snacks, and sandwiches.

The event was concluded with bingo card raffle. Several participants won prizes and gift certificates donated by Daegu Health College.

Visit waterscape facilities in Daegu!

Visit waterscape facilities in Daegu!
Early Summer came to Daegu. Still it’s chilly in the morning and evening, but the day’s highs rises to 30. So Daegu City starts operating the waterscape facilities for providing cool attractions and rest places to the citizens.
The representative waterscape facilities in Daegu are Suseong Family Park and Sinseo Park that people can dabble in water.
Also you can meet the artificial waterfalls at the major traffic points like Dusan five-way intersection and Ayanggyo bridge.

Plus, you can see the water fountain at the Suseongmot Lake and Weolgang Waterfront Park. In addition, you can find many facilities near your neighborhood cause there are about 170 waterscape facilities in Daegu.

The waterscape facilities are operated from 10 am to 6 pm during the spring/autumn(3 hours per day) and from 8 am to 8 pm during the summer(5 hours per day). Specially when the tropical nights come to Daegu, some facilities will be operated till 10 pm. So visit the nearby park when you cannot sleep because of the heat of summer.
Suseong Family Park(수성 패밀리 파크)
053-666-2830, the water playground will be open in mid-June
88-46, Palhyeon-gil, Suseong-gu, Daegu(대구 수성구 팔현길 88-46)
Sinseo Park(신서공원)
053-666-4027, the water playground will be open in mid-July
539 Sinseo-dong Dong-gu, Daegu(대구 동구 신서동 539)
Suseongmot Lake(수성못)
725-2 Dusang-dong Suseong-gu Daegu(대구 수성구 두산동 725-2)