Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Korean Experience

Came into work today and on my desk was a printout, all in Korean. I was informed that it's the intinary for the upcoming Jeju trip that my hagwon is very kindly taking me on.
My Korean is poor. I can read Korean slowly and I have a very limited vocabulary. Fortunately there tends to be a lot of 'Konglish', English words written in Korean, like 바비큐 - BBQ, 세미나 - seminar, and, of course, 이마트 - E-mart. Because no Korean outing would be complete without a trip to the supermarket.
Granted I've been in Korea for almost a year and I took Korean lessons for about 6 months, but my boss knows that I don't speak Korean. If it wasn't for my co-workers, I wouldn't have a clue as to what was going on. Not that know much more now. I now have the impression that we're taking an hour flight and spending three days shopping, have seminars and BBQs. Sounds alright to me.


  1. My sister-in-law is Korean she just returned from Jeju Island. I hear it is magnificent. Lucky you! I have only seen pictures.

  2. I'll be sure to post some pictures of my own once I return.