[News Focus] Why Kim Jong-un spotlights mothers
‘Korea could go extinct without proper immigration policy’: minister
LG Display launches voluntary redundancy program in efficiency drive
S. Korea, US, Japan to discuss regional security issues: White House
[KH Explains] Banks, regulators trade blame for snowballing ELS losses
[Land of Squid Game] Not writing anyone’s name in redBy Korea Herald
Published : May 30, 2022 - 17:26
When I first entered my hotel room in Frankfurt, Germany many years ago, I was shocked to see my name written in red.
Although this was the welcoming message from the hotel, I immediately called management to have the color of my name changed.
In Korea, names are written in red only after one is deceased.
Foreigners have no problem with names written in a variety of colors, but when in Korea, never use a red pen to write someone’s name.
By Min Byoung-chul
Min Byoung-chul is an endowed chair professor at Chung-Ang University who is widely known as a multicultural educator and for his practical English education. This content is based on his book, “Land of Squid Game,” which can be purchased at major book stores. -- Ed.
Articles by Korea Herald
S. Korea eyes chip alliance with Netherlands
SK carries out complete reshuffle of top brass
Suneung without 'killer questions' still not easy, results show