Samsung and Tae Kwon Do
Trip Start Jun 20, 2009
14Trip End Aug 24, 2009
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This morning we had a second lecture on Korean language. It was really fun and interesting- I would consider taking the challenge to learn Korean if I were to use it more often, but I doubt I will have many reasons to use it in life. I learned how to say: I like my little brother (nea-tong-seng-i-cho-sim-ni-da) and I have red hair (pal-gon-mori-ka-its-im-ni-da). We also learned how to say other things like my name is ____ and I come from ____, but the first two I asked to learn how to say specially for Chandler and myself <3!
After class we had lunch in the Yonsei U cafeteria again. The food was pretty good- always something new to try- or to turn your nose to! Today there was this dish with tiny little fish in it, like the size of guppies, and they had this sauce with them. I did not try them~ I know, I know~ I just couldn't make myself. Although, during my home stay, if I am given anything like this, I will try it
Our next place on our agenda was the Samsung D'light Headquarters. Here we were led on a tour where we were shown all of the gadgets. There was nothing mind blowing, but some very cool technology, indeed. I saw the thinest big screen LED TV on the market- the picture was incredibly clear! As many of you probably know, Samsung also makes kitchen appliances, and they had a special freezer for Kimchi- hahahha! There was a microwave/oven combo where you could scan what you were making and it would automatically set it to the right temperature and time. We had about an hour to play around with everything. They had some really cool digital cameras that I fooled around with- they were the big telephoto lens kind, but really light weight! Dad, are you reading this!? Hint hint. Just kidding- I love your heavy camera! Upstairs, there was a computer where you would type what you wanted it to say, and then a projector would project it onto the floor. I did one for you mom- it says "I love you mom"!!! (Look at the picture of me with it.)
We came back to DMC Ville (where we are staying) for dinner. Then we boarded buses and went to our Tae Kwon Doe lesson at Yonsei U. It was really fun! Everyone got soo sweaty- it is really good exercise, but requires flexibility that I do not possess! I put videos up- the trained martial artists put on a demonstration for us. And one of the videos is especially hilarious- my friend, Kori, being jumped over
When we got back to our room Kori and I went down to buy some chocolate and now we are really tired so we are going to sleep.
It rained all day, but not very hard. It felt really nice!
Our bus driver is the craziest driver EVER! He is good, I guess, but crazy to say the least. Today we flat bottomed our big tour bus and he parallel parked it, and we go up the narrowest roads my mom would be scared to drive on in her small SUV, much less a tour bus! Luckily we have not actually hit anything yet. The thing is, it is not just one bus driver, we change bus drivers all the time, and they all drive the same way. They are worse than cab drivers, I swear! But watching all of the other people drive, they are not afraid to run you over- I think it is worse than NYC. Oh! And, all the cars are either white, silver, or black. It is really strange!
Today one of our guides- who goes to Yonsei U- named Hermes came up to me and said, "Your hair is red and your eyebrows match, but your eyelashes are a different color" and I was like, "Yeah.." And then another guide- Monica- said, "Do you love her?" And then Hermes was like, "Oh no! I am turning red. I must go away now." It was soo funny! This was all in their Korean accents and broken english.
Well I am off to beddy bye.