Sunday, March 22, 2015

2014 Korea Study Tour -- TTMIK (Part 2)

Continued from the previous post...

I shall stray away from talking about classes from the start since I have only wrote about classes in my previous post.. Malaysians in kimchi-land... the main thing that we will be missing is.... nonetheless...



The food!!!!
and guess what, we actually had sambal and nasi lemak in kimchi-land!!! Thanks to our muslim friends who actually "imported" the rice and sambal over...


Yummy yummy yums... thousand apologies to the cafe staff... we brought outside food to a no-outside-food cafe and the staffs were kind enough to just ask us to enjoy our nasi lemak outside instead of kicking us out of the cafe altogether with our nasi, lemak and sambal.. A big thank you too!!! We will not do this again... We may be used to it but the smell of sambal might not be that tolerable to others... 미안해요....




And we did not have enough plates and utensils for so many of us so some of us have to use cups as plates and stirers as spoons.. and again.. I know we are not suppose to do this, so please don't try this at a no-outside-food-allowed cafe... Sorry again!!



This is the only day we had food from home.. during the rest of the days studying with TTMIK, our lunch will always have kimchi.. and sometimes (almost half of the times..) We will be spending our lunch at the convenience store nearby.. Too much ramyeon is not good for you but they have flavours that we couldn't find at home though... so... I'm still alive!!!

Alright.... back to classes... as mentioned we had 5 days of language classes and 2 days of outdoor culture activities where we get to explore and learn more about korean culture.. Here are some photos of the classroom...

There are 2 cute plushies at the back of the class... I just couldn't resist plushies...


And here's the front.. 


Hyunwoo seon seng nim taught us during the first 2 days of classes.. 

More photos of the classes ahead... because... i only have photos of Hyunwoo seon seng nim teaching... eeeksss...






He's a great teacher tho.. he even gave extra hours to teach students who were still new to korean...





The remaining 3 classes were taught by Kyunghwa seon seng nim.. but I didnt have any photos of her teaching in class, so just in case you're wondering.. here's how she look like..




Just ignore how awkward i was with the poses.. i just thought since she is posing i should maybe do something.. never actually expected everything came out as awkward.. oopss

She joined us during the first day to help Hyunwoo seon seng nim with a short quiz he was giving us..




Kyunghwa seon seng nim is as bubbly as you have seen her in the youtube videos of TTMIK... 
and just in case... you need to know.. here's a video of her "how do you say this in korean" series...
 

Her classes were lively and fun as she would sometimes unintentionally reveal the answer of the question and got shocked at her own mistake which was super cute... the teachers taught us a lot not only about korean language but the korean culture as well... 

these classes totally motivated me to wake up early in the morning even there are times when i only had around 4-5 hours of sleep, i still managed to wake myself up and head to class.. however, i think my sleepy eyes gave me away when KyungHwa seon seng nim suddenly asked if we were busy or did we have activities till late the day before because we looked tired.. I am not sure if i was the one whom she caught yawning or anything but i certainly did feel guilty... :P

There was another teacher during the trip.. Seokjin seon seng nim who also joined us during the first day for a brief introduction with Kyunghwa seon seng nim and helped out with the quiz..



He was with us during our guided culture tour around Seoul.. which I will blog about next time.. 

That's all for the classes part.. I have definitely learnt a lot and i think my korean listening skills has improved compared to the last time... 




Ah yes... I know they don't need much promoting but just in case...



I am not paid to promote anything but just... i thought it would be nice for more people to visit their website... 

One last photo before I stop typing....


Okay for now.. my next post will be about the culture activities during the study tour so stay tune till I grasp the mood to write.. hopefully that won't take too long..

Signing off...
crestfallen
Toodles!


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