Monthly Archives: October 2018

Translating Connections

I was sitting with my friend Keli at one of our favorite campus restaurants, when we stopped talking and started people-watching.  I would like to say I’ve creeped out many people by staring at them, but most of them are just on their phones distracted. That is my point of this blog: human interaction. Continue reading

Korea Vs. Yonsei

The big Korea Vs. Yonsei University rivalry games finally arrived! These games are known to be one of the only huge college rivalries in the country. The games consist of five sports: football (soccer), rugby, baseball, basketball, and ice hockey. The games took place on the fifth and sixth of October. The games are not part of the regular season schedule, it’s just a traditional weekend of competitive and fun games. Not only do current students participate cheering on their school, but all alumni come with their families to join in the tradition. Continue reading

Is New York really the city that never sleeps?

Having been interested in Korean culture way before I decided to study here, I had noticed how much Koreans love going and staying out late with their peers. What I now have been trying to comprehend is just how much they do go out. For anyone who doesn’t have any knowledge of Korea at all, let me inform you that Koreans go out no matter the day, or the hour. Continue reading

Goodbye for Now

As I sit on Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia, writing my last blog for Marymount, it is so hard to believe that my abroad experience is over. I have traveled a lot in my life but I have never been so fully immersed in a culture in the way that I was in New Zealand. I have met people from all over the world, tried new foods, made a few close friends and yes- even though New Zealand is an English speaking country- I have indeed learned heaps of new words. Continue reading

Chuseok

This week was the week of the national holiday Chuseok. For a quick explanation of Chuseok, it is basically the Korean Thanksgiving. It is a big harvest festival that takes place in the span of three days. It is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar. This year it landed on Sept. 23-25th. Continue reading