Presentation Day

Every month or so, my school has Presentation Day.  The 3rd and 4th graders choose a topic and give an oral presentation, usually last 1-2 minutes.  Some even have visuals.  The winner is awarded a gift certificate.

A few months ago, I had a few free moments and so I took some pictures of the students in our new classroom.  The topic was “food.”

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Bukchon Hanok Village

One of the touristy draws in Seoul is the Bukchon Hanok Village.  Hanok is traditional Korean architecture.  At one time, all homes in Korea were built in this fashion, but tradition gave way to more modern apartment buildings.  A group of residents in Bukchon protested renovations in the 1960s, and their homes were preserved.  Today, 999 hanok homes stand as a testament to the former lifestyle.  I’m happy they’re still around – they are much more beautiful than high-rise complexes.

the start of the hanok
walking up to take it the view
most doors were ornately decorated
many galleries and workshops are located in the village
Andy overlooking Seoul – you can even see N Seoul Tower!
Milk delivery
lots of pretty details
a peek at the courtyard past the front door
Seoul’s mascot, Haechi
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Another family visit

Andy’s family came for a post-holiday season visit.  They were here over a week but it sure went quick! We spent the bulk of the time in Seoul (with a quick jaunt to the DMZ) and then here in Daegu.  Here’s a few photos.

Joseon-era guard at Gyeongbokgung (royal palace) in Seoul
the whole gang
Andy and Sammie before Nanta, Korea’s own percussion/cooking show
I spy a North Korean soldier
at Dorasan train station – last stop before North Korea
Jane, Andy, and Daniel at Namdaemun (market)
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