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.





1 Month To Go

29 07 2008

So I am leaving for Korea in 1 month…

I am going to be there for either about 4 months or 10 months, I don’t really know at this point. The idea is that I will go there, see if I like it, then decide whether or not I want to stay for the whole school year. I am going through the CIEE year program to study at Yonsei University. I was originally planning on going to Japan, as I have actually studied Japanese for 8 years and spent a good amount of time there, but that didn’t work out… so maybe going to Korea is just fate, either way I will roll with it and I look forward to going to Korea.

Some things I have to do before I leave:

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

Overall the list looks like not much but I think it will take a bit of time. For now I think I will go buy some new clothes, either way its time to go out into the rain that comes down in beautiful British Columbia. Good thing I like the rain