World Ch. Schedule : FRI 07:30 KST
* Date : 2019-03-14
NOW Episode 37
Vietnam’s Hero, Coach Park Hang-seo
The national football team of Vietnam finished runner-up at the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship, won the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018, and reached the quarterfinals at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup under head coach Park Hang-seo, who was named the Person of the Year 2018 by the Vietnamese public broadcaster, VTV1. With the players of Vietnam national football team being recruited into K League, Vietnamese children are now dreaming of becoming professional football players and making the world their stage. In addition to instilling hope in the people, coach Park has earned their trust, which in turn has allowed Korean companies and products gain more positive exposure, with ad campaigns of Korean brands featuring coach Park as the model are gaining a favorable response. The football season may have ended, but the Park Hang-seo craze remains, and we take you to Vietnam to catch a glimpse.
Preparing for the Inevitable Death
We all die one day. Since it is unavoidable, why not better prepare for it? These days in Korea, many are heading to a place that offers a special experience of the processes that are related to death. It all starts with a funeral portrait shoot, followed by writing a farewell letter to the loved ones and entering inside a cremation casket. This experience, which may initially feel a bit daunting and dreadful, allows people to reflect on their lives, while thinking about the inevitable death, and most of the participants come out, with a newfound appreciation for life and the determination to lead a fuller, more meaningful life. We take you to the place that helps people deal with the idea of death better.
Repainting Dolls for Lifelike Look
Kim Tae-gi is an artist who makes mass-produced dolls more realistic and lifelike through the art of repainting. First, the original paint is removed off the face, and he repaints the facial features, paying attention to every little detail, styles their hair and puts on fabulous outfits to breathe a new life into them. Some of the dolls he has created using the repainting technique bear striking resemblances to famous celebrities ranging from Hollywood actors to K-pop idol stars. When you enter inside his studio, your jaw will drop at the sight of dozens of lifelike dolls on display. We take you to meet the doll repainting artist, Kim Tae-gi, who breathes life into dolls with his masterful touches.