On November 20th, with early Christmas carols ringing on the streets in Korea, 3 YG members and 3 exchange students visited Namsan Tower located in Yongsan-gu, Seoul. Since it was a time when the coronavirus had increased again, we never took off our masks except when we took pictures. In fact, the official name of Namsan Tower is Namsan Seoul Tower, which Koreans usually call Namsan Tower....
GA HanokMT program took place from April 29thto 30th, for 2 days. Around 25 exchange students and 15 YG members participated in this event.
The group of exchange students and YGians met up at around 3 PM in front of our school gate, and took the subway ride (as well as the bus) to YangjuHanok village. We arrived at our Hanok around 5 PM. Upon arrival, YG members cooked rice, grilled beef and prepared Kimchi for dinner. Drinks were also provided, including Korean soju. We had time to introduce ourselves and get to know each other while eating.A group of people who finished dinner early even had the chance to play Jok-gu with neighbors, who came traveling all the way from Jella-do province, and taste their food as they offered us to try.
After 3 hours of dinner, we proceeded with our planned activities, including Pictionary, “Speak with your Body,” and team competition of rock-paper-scissors. Losing teams had to share a bottle of soju.
Once the games were over, we separated into individual groups -from group 1 to 5 -and learned how to play Korean sul-games like “bunny bunny” and “Ddalgi” games. Throughout the night, we drank soju and chatted freely, and some even sang songs on KTV machine, which was provided inside Hanok. People left in small groups to Sinchon next morning either by taxi or subway.