문화연수! Korean Culture Trip 1

Wednesday, 18 February 2015


Towards the end of the semester we went on 2 culture trips, one on Wednesday and one on Sunday. So I'm gonna be writing about the first one and then the second one on another post. We all met early in front of the dormitory to get on buses. So there were a few locations but I cannot remember for the life of me where they were. However, it was a pretty interesting day. We started off to some village where this famous scholar once lived...

There was no Kiyo so it was up to Saulo and I to take some photos of everyone. Started snapping away the moment we got off the bus. We gathered around for a briefing from this Korean lady who, I guess was a tour guide of this historical location, but I think many people weren't listening. I, for one, was just going around snapping photos so I didn't really pay much attention. I'm really lazy to talk about the place because I didn't really pay attention so I'll let the photos do the talking ^.^

My Korean Advanced 1 teacher ^.^ (favourite)


Once a selfie stick appears, selfies ensue

My current class





뭐가 그렇게 재밌었어?










After the village, we got onto the bus again and headed towards this ecosystem garden where plants were kept and preserved in this greenhouse in the shape of a dome. It was beautiful and it showed how plants could be incorporated in a home setting and still thrive. Best part is that no bugs would be around.. However bugs have certain roles to play in terms of plant life, so I wonder how that could work out? (Not interested enough to find out, it seems haha)





Another class

Girls of our class






A little baby venus fly trap





After that, it was lunch. We headed to this restaurant where they served really nice bulgogi together with a buttload of side dishes. Saw the price after that, it was like 13,000W per person.. but I think that with a bulk of people we probably got discounts. This entire trip was for all the people from advanced classes.. so there was around 5-6 classes worth of students. 



After a heavy and wholesome lunch, we went to the last location for the day, and the most interesting one, I might add. It was a flower garden (or park, since it was ridiculously huge). I got lost inside a few times, but managed to get out from the same way I entered. So, we had an activity to do, where we were to use flower petals, lay them underneath a piece of cloth and then use a spoon to hit them. The "juices" from the petals would seep into the cloth where it would leave an otherwise beautiful stain.

Thereafter, we would wash them in cold water so that the stain would stay there (almost) permanently till one day they will slowly fade in the wash. I'll let the photos tell you more! This was the most interesting and fun part of the trip.


Flowers!

Laying them out

BANG BANG BANG BANG (Seriously, it was so loud)





Everyone hard at work

Even the teachers






My finished product


After we were done, we had to wash it in freezing cold water. Seriously, my hands felt like they were going to be frosted and then severed off from my wrists. However, it was 30 washes in the colored water, then another 30 washes in the clean water.




After this, I went around taking photos of people and their finished product

















Mine :D



Almost blending in...

The colors were simply beautiful and breathtaking








Lilies








After walking through what felt like a huge maze, I finally found my way out and then I went into this cage where there were so many pretty birds! You could pick up feed and have them fly into your hands as well. I didn't do that though, just took photos.





Model of the year 2015

Overall, it was a really fun day, experiencing, seeing and learning new things. However, when I got back I realized I lost my cloth so that bummed me out a little, since I planned to gift that to my mother when I got back to Singapore. Oh well, maybe next time I'll have another opportunity to do it again... or just pluck some flowers from Singapore and have my own DIY session at home.

till next time!




No comments:

Post a Comment