Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (February 3, 2016)

2월 3일 신문을 통해 알게 된 이야기들

Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (February 3, 2016)

1. 외교부는 한일 간 일본군 위안부 합의의 파기를 요구하는 일각의 주장에 대해 ‘이번 합의는 아주 귀중한 합의’라고 일축했습니다. 또한, 일본 측에 대해 합의의 성실한 이행을 주문했습니다.

얼마나 귀중한 합의인데 성실한 이행을 주문한다는 건지… 말인지 막걸린지~

Ministry of Foreign Affairs turned down the argument that demanded to call off the Korea-Japan agreement over wartime sex slaves by saying that the agreement is very valuable. In addition, the minstry also asked Japan to sincerely fufill the agreement.

How valuable is it to ask Japan to sincerely fulfill the agreement? That’s nonsense!

2. 더불어민주당 김종인 비상대책위원장이 2일 박근혜 대통령의 64번째 생일 축하 난을 보냈으나 세 번이나 거부당한 끝에 전달됐습니다.

중국 인민들이 보낸 선물은 자랑하더만… 나 같으면 세 번 달래야 줌.

Kim Jong-In, the interim leader of Emergency Planning Commission in Minjoo Party, who sent orchids to celebrate President Park Geun-hye’s 64th birthday on the 2nd of this month was finally delivered to the president after three rejections.

She was happy to brag about the gifts from her Chinese fans. If I were him, I will send the flowers only she apologizes three times.

3. 비닐봉지로 만든 메시 유니폼으로 화제가 된 아프간 꼬마 팬이 메시를 직접 만날 수 있게 됐습니다. 메시가 소년과의 만남을 위해 아프간 축구연맹에 연락했다고 합니다.

꿈은 이루어진다는데… 세상 모든 아이들의 꿈도 그러하기를~

A young Afghan boy who became popular with wearing a makeshift Lionel Messi jersey made of plastic was able to finally meet Messi. The Barcelona star expressed an interest in meeting the boy through the Afghan Football Federation.

Dreams come true. I hope children around the world turn their dreams into reality.

4. 1944년 일제강점기 일본 탄광에서 일하던 조선인들의 숫자와 도망자 등의 통계 자료가 처음으로 입수됐습니다. 조선인 강제노역 사실을 방증하는 자료입니다.

뭐, 이것도 자진해서 돈 벌러 갔다고 하겠지? 이번에도 ‘귀중한 합의’ 할라나?

A statistics was discovered which revealed the number of Koreans who worked in and ran away from the coal mines in 1944 during the period of Japanese colonialism. The data proved that Korean conscripts were forced to work in harsh, brutal conditions.

I am pretty sure that they will probably argue that Koreans voluntarily worked in the coal mines to make money. Is this another valuable agreement?

5. 우리나라에서 성공하기 위해 개인이 갖춰야 할 성공요소 1순위에 ‘부모의 재력’이 꼽혔습니다. 인맥 및 대인관계 능력, 개인 역량, 학벌이 뒤를 이었습니다.

날 때부터 금수저 물고 나오는 게 장땡이라는 얘기겠지? 슬프다~

‘Parents’ wealth’ is considered to be the most important factor in order to succeed in Korea, followed by personal networks, interpersonal relationship, individual capability, and educational background.

The key to success is to be born with a golden spoon in his/her mouth. That’s pretty sad.

6. 중학생이 부모의 양육방식을 부정적으로 인식할수록 휴대전화 의존도가 높고 스스로 학습하는 능력도 떨어진다는 연구 결과가 나왔습니다. 부모가 과도한 기대를 하거나 심한 간섭을 한다고 느낄수록 휴대전화에 더 의존한다는 의미로 특히 과잉기대가 가장 큰 요인이라고 합니다.

내가 중학교 때는 어땠나? 지나고 보면 그냥 넵두면 알아서 잘 크는데 말야…

A study found that junior high school students who negatively view their parents’ disciplinary methods are more likely to rely on smartphones and less likely to engage in self-study. This means the more parents expect and interfere, the more students depend on mobile phones. As a result, too much expectation on children is the main reason why they turn their eyes to cellphones.

I wonder how I was as a junior high school student. Parents should learn to let of their children.



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