On November 20th, with early Christmas carols ringing on the streets in Korea, 3 YG members and 3 exchange students visited Namsan Tower located in Yongsan-gu, Seoul. Since it was a time when the coronavirus had increased again, we never took off our masks except when we took pictures. In fact, the official name of Namsan Tower is Namsan Seoul Tower, which Koreans usually call Namsan Tower....
In a lovely autumn in October 7th, we headed for the Han River to kayak. Four trainees and four exchange students participated the program. First, we took the subway and moved to the Han River, keep our things in the locker, and then listened how to kayak from the safety guard. There were many people who have never experienced kayaking before, but because the safety guard explained us how to kayak in detail, we quickly learned how to kayak. We made a partner and kayaked. The weather was great to kayak. Also, the scenery near the Han River was beautiful.
We rode kayak, chatted, and had a kayak race for about two hours, which made us become close friends. Korean students and the exchange students had to cooperate while doing activities, which was a good chance to get closer.
When the program was over, people were very tired, and everyone was wet. We changed our clothes. Since we were hungry, we decided to go eat meat. We took a bus and headed for Myeongnyun Jinsa Galbi. Galbi was very delicious and there were many side dishes. As we ate galbi, we laughed and chatted happily.
Kayak riding activity in the Han River was very meaningful in that exchange students and Korean students become friends through cooperation and competition. Also, eating Galbi after kayaking made us think as a team, and it allowed us to share each other’s experiences.