3rd Annual Cheorwon Olympics
Trip Start Aug 18, 2010
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You may think that it is uneventful and boring up here in the boonies, but think again. There are 3 towns that make up the county of Cheorwon. Each town is about 20 minutes apart from each other and where fellow English teachers and friends live. These teachers and friends all bring something to the table, so what better way to recognize all these talents than to have a town team competition...the 3rd annual Cheorwon Olympics. We had to keep the tradition going, so friends from near and far all came together on a sunny, Saturday morning to compete against each other for the 1st place prize.
Groups were as listed:
-Alumni (who previously lived in Cheorwon, but now have moved to other parts of Korea)
-Cheorwon wanna-be's (friends who have never lived in Cheorwon, but want to)
The three towns and people who represent Cheorwon are as listed below:
Scott- (TEXAS) the violist, guitarist, vocalist, baseball player and the sarcastic.
Matt- (CALIFORNIA) the sports fanatic, who excels at any sports there is out there, singer and songwriter, your typical all-American guy.
Andy- (CHINA/KOREA) originally from China, but parents immigrated to Korea, therefore he speaks Chinese, Korean and English. Don't know what I would do without him sometimes!
Claire- (ENGLAND) the goofy, silly Brit, who is a wonderful pianist, vocalist and outstanding oboist.
Rosa- (CANADA) is our Latin queen, speaking Spanish fluently and can move her hips with grace while dancing bachata, but also can shake it like a salt shaker to bachata music.
Johanna- (PHILLY) the mother of the group, cooking and cleaning and making sure everyone is okay, supporting and counseling.
Andrew- (Atlanta) The football player and Southern boy, who always has to be doing something, loves food and drinking.
Jerusha- (HAWAII) the sensitive, comforting, woman's rights activist, group organizer and Betty Crocker.
Aaron- (CANADA) the comedian of the group, always mocking, joking or bringing light to the situation with his one liners and not to mention, a almost pro speed skater back in Canada.
Man Yi- (CANADA) the Karate expert and K-pop boy band fanatic.
Kirsten- (SCOTLAND) the saxophonist, artist, and most proud to be Scottish, constantly bragging about the wonders and importance of Scotland in the world.
Events held were the limbo, rock paper scissors tournament, soccer volleyball, human wheelbarrow race, t-shirt decorating (No English), trivia, watermelon seed spitting, relay race, spinsy soccer, and blindfolded food tasting. After the outdoor events, we all spent the evening at a pension (a condo) in the mountains, where we joined our Korean neighbors drinking and eating all night long. In the morning, we had our final competition. We were given 15,000 Won and 15 minutes to buy ingredients from the store to cook a breakfast. I had this one in the bag! Since we figured everyone would be doing pancakes, french toast and eggs, we went for a British themed meal of beans and egg toast. We sauteed onions and peppers, and added the beans to the vegetables until hot. Then, we strategically cut a heart out of the center of the toast, where we placed the scrambled egg mixture in and fried both sides creating an "egg in a heart" toast. We were beat by the experienced, wiser and older 'Alumni' team for the cooking contest and overall in the entire competition, landing us in 2nd place for both. Until next year.....Go Team Sinch!!!