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....
On a lively Thursday night, five Yonsei Global club members and three exchange students had a delicious dinner at ‘쭈꾸미 블루스(Jjukkumi Blues)’ in Sinchon. We gathered at the front gate of Yonsei University at 6:10pm and headed for the restaurant near Sinchon Station. It took us about 10 minutes by walk to get there.
The interior of the restaurant was Korean retro style, so it felt like we were in the 1970s. We ordered cheese fondue set, which had jjukkumi(webfoot octopus), samgyeopsal(pork belly), cheese, and steamed eggs. The jjukkumi itself was a bit spicy but it did not feel that spicy because there were various side menus to eat with it. During dinner, club members and exchange students talked about Korean culture, university life, and so on.
Then, we went to a board game café. We had drinks as a dessert and we played several board games together. We played Clue, Cockroach Poker, and Indian Poker. Although the manuals were all written in Korean, Yonsei Global club members translated the rules to the exchange students so we didn’t have any trouble playing the games together. We all had so much fun there.