Monday, November 7, 2011

JUMP!!! :))

Only 5 more weeks left in Korea. The closer the time gets the more i hate to leave! I truly have come to love this Country! At first i wasn't sure if I was going to make it the whole 5 months because of all the differences in cultures and the way of living. But now I have grown to admire the differences between the my culture and Korean Culture. i have made some great friends so far and I'm going to miss them so much when it's time for me to leave. Some of them are already planning their trip to America to come visit me next summer! lol Two of my friend Min and You Ra took me to a non verbal play called  "JUMP". I wasn't sure what to expect since there was no speaking and if they did do any speaking it would be in Korean. However, I understood everything that happen during the play. It was amazing to me, that even though there were no words except for a little Korean, I still got the message of the play! After the play, they took me to this festival on the river in Jon-ro, Seoul. There were all these beautiful artworks and each artwork had some kind of Korean story. My friends walked around the whole park and they would just point out pictures and tell me the stories behind the pictures. That meant so much to me that they wanted to share their history with me. They didn't mine if we took longer looking at the pictures than others because they had to explain to me the meaning! I love all the friends I have made here in Korea and I hope our friendships last forever!

Halloween in Korea 2011

Wow! I thought I had a good time with Halloween in america but Korea definitely top any of the Halloween parties I've been to. At first I was afraid to wear a costume because I didn't think that "the costume part" of Halloween was popular! BUT I was wrong! I went to Hongdae, Seoul for Halloween with friends and the streets were filled with Koreans and foreigners with costumes, face paint, mask etc. There were so many Halloween parties to go to and everyone had a good time. After the big Halloween bash that took place. The international office at the university of Incheon decided to throw a Halloween party for the International students. I was so happy and thankful that they tried to bring some of the American Culture to their school to make us feel more like at home. The party was so much fun! There was games, magic shows, music, food and prizes! I was fun to share this American tradition with the Korean students. But not only the Korean students, but also with the Chinese, Japanese and Spanish students! I can tell that everyone really enjoyed themselves that night!