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South Korean Youn Yuh-jung wins SAG Award for supporting role in ‘Minari’

South Korean Youn Yuh-jung wins SAG Award for supporting role in ‘Minari’

SEOUL: South Korean actress Youn Yuh-jung won an award at the U.S. Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards for her supporting role in the drama film “Minari.” At the televised ceremony of the 2021 SAG Awards on Sunday (U.S. time), Youn was named the winner of Outstanding Performance By a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, […]

The sweet sounds of spring on the Silk Road

CAIRO: In 2016, the Egyptian writer, poet and journalist Ashraf Aboul-Yazid launched his literary project, “The Silk Road Literature Series”. Five books were printed and published in Cairo, featuring a robust bridge between cultures. The first book in the Silk Road Literature Series was a poetic collection by poet Hemant Divate (India) entitled “A Depressingly […]

AJA is omnipresent: Members express human feelings through verses

AJA is omnipresent: Members express human feelings through verses

BAHRAIN: Two members of the Asia Journalists Association (AJA) were among 22 poets whose work was published in The Sounds of Spring. The Sounds of Spring is a poetic anthology published by the Silk Road Literature Series 2021. Ashraf Aboul-Yazid, AJA President and a well-established literary figure, shared his “Thirteen Love Letters For Her” while […]

Apology ends row over purloined Singapore’s National Day song

Apology ends row over purloined Singapore’s National Day song

By Ivan Li Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN  SINGAPORE: A 1986 National Day song of Singapore found an echo in India, showing once again that emulation is a form of flattery, but plagiarising the tune had created discord. The catchy “Count on Me, Singapore” was rejigged as “We Can Achieve” in an Indian version with […]

Music and life of Tenor Yim Ung kyun, the Real Man

Music and life of Tenor Yim  Ung kyun, the Real Man

By Sang-ki Lee Former President of Korean Journalists Association Asia N Founder SEOUL: Yim Ung kyu, known as the best tenor in Korea, has very unique characteristics. It comes from his own self-discipline rather than a stubborn self-pride that can be witnessed from common artists. With his 30 years of career as a professor in […]

FOUR SPACES: Poems from Asia, Africa and Europe

FOUR SPACES: Poems from Asia, Africa and Europe

By editors CAIRO: The Silk Road Literature Series has recently published a poetic anthology written by four poets: Eva Petropoylou Lianoy (Greece), Mbizo Chirasha (Zimbabwe), Santosh Kumar Pokharel (Nepal) and Ashraf Aboul-Yazid (Egypt). Entitled “Four Spaces”, the anthology joins series in its digital form, following the printed version in paper.   In this issue, Greek […]

BTS earns five nominations for 2021 Korean Music Awards

BTS earns five nominations for 2021 Korean Music Awards

SEOUL: Superstar BTS has earned five nominations for the 2021 Korean Music Awards with its record-breaking albums and songs released last year. BTS has been named in the Musician of the Year, the Album of the Year, the Song of the Year, the Best Pop Album and the Best Pop Song categories, becoming one of […]

In Malaysia, Cheng, Azizah connect through Chinese calligraphy

In Malaysia, Cheng, Azizah connect through Chinese calligraphy

  KULAI: Chinese New Year is a busy period for Chinese calligrapher, Cheng Ho Chung, 83, because there will be numerous orders for couplets and such with wishes for success, health and wealth. But this time he has Azizah Mokhsan, 38, to help him fulfil the hundreds of orders. Cheng said he became friends with […]

The Hill We Climb: Amanda Gorman’s poem at the inauguration of Joe Biden highlights unity

The Hill We Climb: Amanda Gorman’s poem at the inauguration of Joe Biden highlights unity

WASHINGTON: Amanda Gorman became the youngest person to deliver a poem at a U.S. presidential inauguration, with the 22-year-old reciting her poem “The Hill We Climb” after Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as president and vice president. The writer and performer, who became the country’s first National Youth Poet Laureate in 2017, […]

K-pop celebs a growing force for tourism in pandemic-hit South Korea

K-pop celebs a growing force for tourism in pandemic-hit South Korea

SEOUL: On a chilly January afternoon, four young men are at a white and wooden kitchen studio set up at a traditional Korean house, cooking up a street-meets-royal Korean dish. They are Woobin, Hyeongjun, Seongmin and Allen — members of nine-piece rookie boy band Cravity — who are making gungjung tteokbokki, a less spicy and […]

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