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When death is a reminder to live

By Anna Fifield Published: July 21 2008 http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c8475c5e-574a-11dd-916c-000077b07658.html Standing in front of a flower-covered altar in a dimly lit room, Baek Kyung-ah is reading out her will at her own funeral. “I can’t believe today is my last day,” she … Continue reading

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‘The point was to be part of nature’

By Mark Ellwood Published: May 10 2008 01:50 | Last updated: May 10 2008 01:50 http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/6d0193fa-1ca3-11dd-8bfc-000077b07658.html Businessman Kim Chang-il accrued a billion dollar fortune in restaurants, real estate and retail in Cheonan, Korea, then used his wealth to build one … Continue reading

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S Korean farmers look further afield for brides

By Anna Fifield in Yangbuk, South Korea http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/cead98f0-7e85-11db-84bb-0000779e2340.html Published: November 28 2006 02:00 | Last updated: November 28 2006 02:00 Down on his luck and approaching 40, Jang Sae-jong three years ago followed in the footsteps of an increasing number … Continue reading

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Can you share soup on a first date?

By Anna Fifield http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/17ccd8cc-f81a-11da-9481-0000779e2340.html Published: June 10 2006 03:00 | Last updated: June 10 2006 03:00 Seoul is a city of paradoxes. Aconcrete-block industrial powerhouse encircled by rocky mountains, home to leather-skinned old men dragging newspaper-laden carts between impossibly beautiful … Continue reading

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