Ep.109 [ Life with Animal Companions during COVID-19 / 95-year-old pianist, Jegal Sam / We live together, ‘Seongmisan Village’ ]
World Ch. Schedule : FRI 07:30 KST
Date : 2020-07-31
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought numerous unprecedented challenges to humans, but it turns out our animal companions have been prepared for this moment. Due to social distancing and the new normal of remote working, people spend significantly more time at home and are building stronger bonds with animal companions.
However, in the first half of 2020, a total of 64,083 were reported to be abandoned in Korea, 3.7% (61,806) higher than the same period last year.
So, what is needed to improve people’s awareness for animal companions and also animal welfare? NOW delves deeper into that question.
#Animal_Companion #Abandoned_Animal #Abandoned_Dog #Abandoned_Cat #Furry_Friend #Adopt_Don’t_Shop
95-year-old professor Jegal Sam, known as the oldest solo pianist in Korea, recently held a recital to set a new Guinness World record in Busan. He set the new record of becoming the world’s oldest pianist by playing a piece he has composed. Despite his age, Professor Jegal’s passion for music is still strong. Today, we tell the story of his life dedicated to music.
#Jegal Sam #Pianist #Oldest pianist #Piano #Fantasia Sentimentale #95-year-old pianist
In the village community, neighbors share happiness and sadness and solve common problems together. In the time when the meaning of the village is slowly fading, there are still people living as a village community near Seongmisan mountain in Seoul. They are the people of the Seongmisan village! A group of young working couples formed the village together in 1994 for communal child care. The village continues to expand with various communal facilities, such as a daycare center, school, local bookstore, and a community center. We visit Seongmisan village to see how people are engaged in various activities and build strong communal bonds.
#Seongmisan Village #Seongmisan mountain #Seongmisan school #Seongmisan daycare center #Village community#Village lifestyle #Neighbor #Mapo-gu district #Communal child care #Seongmisan village center