My legs are sore from thinking about the hike. Bukhansan is the tallest mountain within Seoul city limits, at 863 meters tall. Climbing it took about three hours and coming down took about two. I was able to climb it with a fellow Drexel student who was studying at HKUST who visited. It was a… Read More Climbing the Highest Mountain in Seoul: Bukhansan, 863 Meters Up
Being brought up in an Chinese-American household, the way I carry myself could be described as having formal and polite mannerisms to adults, and informal, yet polite, mannerisms to strangers. The Chinese culture is a relatively informal environment, as well as the American culture. This all changed when I arrived in Korea, where formal mannerisms… Read More Korean Mannerisms: Changing the Way I Act
Well, hello there! I hope you’re in the right place because this is where I’ll be blogging about my exchange experience at Seoul National University. My name is Kenny Choi and I’m a Pre-junior Computer Engineering major. My decision to come to Korea stems from interest in Korean culture. The food is amazing, the music… Read More Preparing for Korea: Getting Logistics Out of the Way
I’ve never been hiking in my 22 years of life on earth. It may sound a bit silly, but as a Philly girl born and raised, I’ve never had the need or thought of going hiking (I’m not even sure where one would go hiking in the Philadelphia area). One of the main events SNU… Read More Episode 14: Hiking Gwanaksan Mountain…
Growing up, I was never really into sports. My brother got me into a short basketball and football phase during high school, but it didn’t last long. I always thought baseball was the second most boring sport on the planet. First was golf. Long story short, I never thought I’d ever be interested in baseball.… Read More Episode 13: Take Me Out to a Korean Baseball Game!
I’m lucky to experience Korea for the first time during the Spring. Why, do you ask? Because of the spring Cherry Blossoms, of course! Spring arrived in Korea around early April. Koreans and foreigners alike were buzzing with excitement as the cherry blossoms began to bloom around us, on the streets at Jamsil Stadium and… Read More Episode 12: Spring Cherry Blossoms in Seoul!
Wait… what?! Bungee… Jumping?! Hold the phone. Just looking at the words “bungee jumping” makes my heart beat faster and palms sweaty from nervousness. I’m someone who cannot even ride a kiddy rollercoaster — imagine Snoopy Land at Dorney Park. How was I supposed to actually bungee jump 45 meters (about 150 feet) over water/a… Read More Episode 11: Bungee Jumping at Yuldong Park