I also enjoyed Mark's photos of a swollen Cheonggyecheon and his wanderings around Seoul. I'd have to vehemently disagree with this choice of favourite time of year, though. Words cannot fully express how much I despise this heat and humidity (now with an added bonus of downpours!).
And the Kyunghyang Sinmun has a lengthy article based on foreign sources suggesting that Queen Min was not killed in 1895 (Hat tip to Hamel). This is apparently not new information; in the aftermath of the incident there were several reports suggesting that she might have survived. If she did, perhaps she ended up with these fellows?
I'm also not sure what to make of this:
Three members of Girls’ Generation will sing the Korean national anthem at the July 29 baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, according to the group’s agency, SM Entertainment.Singing the national anthem of a foreign team that is being played, I get, but is playing the national anthems of individual players on baseball teams something that is commonly (or ever) done? Or is Korea just special in this case?
The teams planned the event to mark the matchup between two Korean players: pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin of the Dodgers and outfielder Choo Shin-soo of the Reds.