Archive for Hobbies

Christmas in Korea

Posted in Daegu Happenings with tags , on December 24, 2010 by Gina

It’s Christmas Eve here in Korea, and with that brings a sigh of relief. At least from Team Waygook who participated in the TOZ Christmas Party / Dance Competition last night. For the past 2 weeks we’ve been practicing and preparing for the competition, and I’d say all in all it was a big success.

Here’s the video from our Boxing themed Jazz dance.  I was super nervous, and I’d say I’m proud to just have not kicked anyone in the head. I’m trying to get over making a few mistakes, but in the end we all had a great time.

It was definitely a rewarding experience joining a Korean dance studio and I’m sad to see it end. Thanks TOZ!

The rest of the weekend will be spent with festivities and dinners with all the wonderful people of Daegu, and maybe some Winter Camp planning on Sunday.  Missing everyone at home this weekend and hope you have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

TOZ Dance Competition, Daegu, South Korea


Any excuse for canceled classes…

Posted in Daegu Happenings, Korean Culture, School with tags , , , on October 24, 2010 by Gina

…is a good day in my book. For some reason, October has been Festival Month at my school, which resulted in 3.5 glorious days of canceled classes. These school “festivals” consisted of a Field Trip, Chorus Day, Sports Day and what I will call “Flea Market Day” because I’m not sure what it actually was. Here’s a look at what goes on in my school when the kids are finally allowed to do something other than study. Oh, and excuse the quality of pictures, capturing the elusive “Korean Smiling Face” is not an easy feat, so most of the photos are candid.

Sports Day, Daegu South Korea

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OOooooo….We’re halfway there….ooooO

Posted in Daegu Happenings, EPIK with tags , , on September 12, 2010 by Gina

The 6 month mark has come and gone and the realization that we are still here in Korea and have 6+ more months to go has been hitting us. We’re past the point of novelty and are left with just the reality of living daily life in a foreign country. A new batch of EPIKers has also just arrived, and if you are reading this, WELCOME! We can all remember the same emotions and anxiety we experienced when we first arrived, and some friends and fellow bloggers have been writing a few posts of advice for newcomers, so check them out here and here. My only advice is take each day as it comes and try not to worry that much and remember it will all work out eventually. And know that there is a huge expat community in Daegu so definitely reach out if you need any help. With that said, here’s a little rundown of what we’ve been doing lately and how we’re trying to make ourselves more at home in the foreign land of the ‘GU.

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Weekend Highlights

Posted in Daegu Happenings, Food with tags , , , on June 8, 2010 by Gina

Since I am still floating in and out of this bizarre cold, often called the Korean Crud, we had a somewhat low-key weekend. But it was a little break from the routine and included a few comforting reminders of home while furthering my quest for hobbies. Read below for notes from our weekend filled with Australian fish and chips, yoga, salsa dancing, and art fairs. And since I somehow managed to leave my camera at home during all of these events, most of my pictures will be stolen…

Sydney Street, Daegu, South Korea

Promo picture of Fish and Chips

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My Quest for Hobbies

Posted in Daegu Happenings with tags , , , on March 31, 2010 by Gina

Ever since we’ve arrived in Daegu I’ve felt incomplete without being able to partake in my favorite activity, this of course, being horseback riding. In an effort to fill the void in my life I’ve been on a quest to find new hobbies I can occupy my time with. My newest trial is taking Jive dance classes with 2 of my fellow teachers from school. This has been quite the experience as the class members are not used to having a foreigner around and are quite entertained by it. One of the men in the class immediately took a liking to me and demanded to dance with me the entire class. See below for how it went.

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Taking a Jive dance class in Daegu, Korea

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