Yon-Ko Jeon

8 09 2008

So Yon-Ko Jeon is the big series of sports games between Yonsei and Korea University. In all there is a soccer, rugby, hockey, baseball, and basketball. I went to the rugby and soccer game which was in the Seoul Olympic Stadium, and it was pretty insane. It was basically seven hours of non-stop organized cheering. It was pretty fun though and some of the cheers were actually pretty cool. My personal favorite was “Saranha da Yonsei” which translates into “I Love Yonsei”, here is a YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffr_jUmvTSA.

Both games ended up good for Yonsei, which gave Yonsei the lead in the series, so we won this year. The one goal in the soccer game was quite a nice one at that too. Not super amazing, but it was just clean and nice with a good feed.

After the game there was a big concert and party at school where the Wonder Girls played. Many people thought it was amazing, but I thought it was rather unimpressive as they only played about three songs before leaving. People then walked around Sinchon and went to bars and such to continue the festivities, if the party at Yonsei wasn’t enough for them. It was a very long night, that I believe made me sick after some of those beers and hanigng around outisde all night in the semi-chilly weather. It was a good night overall though and worth it in the end.

The blue/good side is Yonsei and the red/evil side is Korea.





I’m like a real blogger now

21 08 2008

So I am like a real blogger now since I haven’t posted in a while. Anyways to catch people up on things, I just got back from New York, like 20 minutes ago, and went to Idaho last week. So most of my things from my list are now complete

1. Get out of Canada (where I am currently located)

2. Go to Portland for a concert by The Faint

3. Go to grandmother’s memorial service

4. Go to New York to see my girlfriend for the last time before I am gone for possibly a year

5. Maybe learn some Korean… which I have no knowledge of

Now I just need to learn some Korean… which I know for a fact won’t happen before I leave. Although I did read one of those Korean culture and customs books on the plane back to Seattle. It was, overall, not that helpful, but whatever it’s probably best I read it anyways. So I also signed up for classes today in the airport (best place to do that sort of thing if you ask me) and I am taking: PRE-MODERN KOREAN HISTORY, TRADITIONAL KOREAN SOCIETY & MODERNIZATION, and INTERNATIONAL TRADE PRACTICES, along with the beginning Korean class I will be placed in once I get to school.

Overall I am pretty happy with the courses I am signed up for, and the best part is that all I have on Fridays is Korean and no class starts before 10AM which is always a big plus. I am the anti-morning person so that is an important thing for me. So before Sunday (when I leave this place) I have to do some stuff, such as, buy a few more clothes, get a haircut, eat some good food, and finish up on video games. One of my goals while in Korea is to severely cut back on the amount of video games I play, which hopefully won’t be too hard as I will be busy doing all sorts of things.

Anyways I am pretty tired and I think I am going to go head over to my big cushy bed and put myself to sleep for a bit, as I have to get up and start doing some wonderful errands.