* Date : 2019-02-14
NOW Episode 33
Celebrating Love with Decadent Chocolate
Valentine's Day is observed annually on February 14 in many parts of the modern world. Saint Valentine's Day is celebrated by Catholics to honor the Christian martyr, and it's also a day when small gifts like chocolate and flowers are exchanged between loved ones and friends. In Korea, it is a day when people express their love and affection toward their significant others or even confess their feelings to a crush. When this festival of love is approaching, most stores set up a section dedicated to the related merchandise. And of course, the bestselling item is chocolate! Those who want something other than readymade chocolate hit the handmade chocolate shops. One of them offers some 30 different kinds of specially handcrafted chocolate that is of the finest quality as well as hot chocolate beverages. There is also a workshop in Gyeonggi-do Province that is dedicated to the art of chocolate crafting. Join us as we take you into the sweet realm of chocolate this Valentine's Day.
Extreme Winter Sport: Ice Climbing
There is an extreme winter sport that appeals to the adventurous souls! It’s ice climbing, a sport that requires grit, physical strength and endurance, and focus. Ice climbers say that they feel a sense of accomplishment as they ascend steep, frozen inclines step by step, and that it takes away all their daily stress and worries. We caught up with a few senior ice climbers who have been ice climbing for years – some, even decades – at Gugok Falls in Chuncheon, which transforms into a towering frozen wall in wintertime. Make sure to tune in to watch these daredevils climb up the enormous frozen waterfall measuring 50m height.
Romantic and Memorable Marriage Proposals
Marriage proposal is a promise of eternal love and commitment. These days, people try to come up with creative ideas to propose to their significant others as a way to move their hearts and make this once-in-a-lifetime moment especially memorable. There are event service providers offering private, diversely themed rooms specially for this occasion as well as small theater companies that help people surprise their partners with a marriage proposal during their shows. So take a glimpse into some of the ways people in love try to win over "the one."