“I need healing.” Ever heard this before? It may have been a family member or a friend, or perhaps it was you yourself that let the expression escape mingled with a sigh of exhaustion. Whoever in whatever situation said such a phrase is not alone.
The greatest hardship for a novice volunteer worker is finding an adequate workplace or project. The choice varies from international workforces demanding fees from its participants to reading in English once in a while to children in the local area. It is essential that one finds a satisfying occupation that is also within ones capabilities and willingness to help out.
Living a healthy lifestyle: this is one of those things – like cleaning one’s dorm room or paying attention in class – that we all know we should do but seldom pay much thought to or put into practice in our daily lives. How many times have you promised yourself that you will exercise today or not eat a midnight snack, but then decided, whether consciously or subconsciously, to completely ignore that small nagging voice in the back of your head when the time came to put words into action?
Living on campus has many pros and cons, but the most challenging problem of all seems to be staying fit and healthy. Many KAIST students have busy schedules and heavy workloads that do not allow them to eat, sleep, or exercise proerly and regularly. The KAIST Herald gives you a guide to rejuvenate your health.
A new restaurant that specializes in salads opened this semester. The name of the restaurant is Secret and it is known to provide healthy, homemade foods to KAIST students. To find out more about the menus and to get some advice on healthy eating habits, The KAIST Herald met with the manager of Secret.
Stress is something that we all must live with. Though we claim to know much about this subject, we might be oblivious to the extent of detrimental effects it can have on our physical health. Stress can affect your mood by making you feel anxious, restless, irritated, unmotivated, and depressed. Stress alone can be the root of many health problems that range from headaches, chest pains, fatigue, sleep problems, upset stomach to even depression and chronic heart diseases.
According to the 2011 Global Status Report created by the World Health Organization, South Korea ranks 11th for alcohol consumed per capita. It should come as no surprise then that alcohol consumption is a major part of the college culture in this country. As a freshman, the prospect of being invited to drink with upperclassmen can be daunting.
Defined as the act of recovering from a hangover in the form of eating certain dishes, hejang is a unique feature of the Korean drinking culture. In fact, the word has no accurate translation in any other known language. Although it is not widely practiced abroad, hejang is a natural concept in Korea, to the point where restaurants specializing in hejanggook.
While drinking alcoholic beverages is often viewed as an acceptable form of hedonism and even discouraged in some cultures, Korean society’s views of sul (translated as alcoholic drinks) are a little different.
In Korea, Christmas does not hold such a big meaning as it does in other Western countries and thus, is not so much characterized by interesting Christmas cultures. To most people, Christmas is a day for going out on a date if you are in a relationship, or for the less fortunate, it is just a day for watching Home Alone or the Harry Potter series while munching on a pack of potato chips.
Christmas can offer you that magical moment you have always longed for. While it may seem tedious and painstaking to walk through the cold weather of December, do not let this Christmas pass you by without its magical moment. Why not design your own Christmas date schedule in Daejeon to perfect your relationship? These are just a couple of ideas that may help you.
In Korea, the time of the year most hated and feared by singles is probably Christmas. For some reason, Christmas in Korea has evolved into a holiday for couples. When Christmas Eve rolls along, swarms of lovey dovey couples crowd the streets, shamelessly flaunting their romance in public.
B-boys and beat-boxing, once attributed only to coarse street culture, have found their way to the formal stage as musicals, and have not only experienced great commercial success but also showed what potential the genre has to show in the times to come.
Musicals have gained so much popularity, especially in the recent years, and have reached the point of being equally, or even more, appealing as moviegoing for some people. All the more so, given their increasing accessibility, interactive atmosphere during the performance, dynamic unfolding of the story with ad-libs, and diverse topics target different parts of the population.
Musicals have been gaining much popularity in Korea. Going to the theater to watch a live performance of a famous musical has become one of our favorite pastime activities. Here at KAIST, you can also learn to enjoy musicals through the course titled The World of Musicals.
Despite its small community, KAIST has brought forth quite a few well-known music bands. Among those bands is Band E.T. This band repeatedly shows up on the lineup list of many live band clubs or music festivals in Daejeon. The band’s music is as peculiar as its name, with its characteristic space-like sound that you cannot find anywhere else.
There aren’t that many chances in KAIST to watch live bands perform. Though more performances are being organized within the school than before, we’ve cooked up a list of places outside campus where you can get a better feel for the independent music scene. The following list are the standout (if not only) examples of performance venues in and around Northwest Daejeon.The Stray Cat (29
ParadigmFormed in the summer of 2011, this three member band from KAIST is truly noteworthy not only in their unique style of music, but also in their interesting combination of different cultural backgrounds. Joonhee Lee (junior, Department of Industrial Design) from Korea, Kaushik Sarma (junior, Department of Aerospace Engineering) from India, and Sungwon Choe (graduate student, Department of Co
Normally, the hectic bustle and mayhem of on-campus festivals are associated with spring, when KAIST holds its annual Spring Festival. However, just as the weather is about to take a chilly turn this fall, an ambitious team that combines the forces of both the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Councils (with a little outside help), has organized the KAIST Art & Music Festival (KAMF).Establish