February 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

What Music is to Me



Music was one of the things that created me, that created who I am as a person called Raymond. I know that was really cheesy but through music, I was known in the school as the drummer in almost every concert. Music gave me all these opportunities that other subjects didn't give me, so I'm really thankful about the subject called music. I found so many wonderful teachers tied upon music.
Through music I can actually evaluate people's personalities and I think that's really interesting!

Raymond Byeon (Senior) of Yongsan International School of Seoul 








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Friday, February 19, 2016

The Appeal of KPOP


Unlike other artists in other music industries, KPOP has committed and passionate fandoms for each KPOP group/artist. Once you enter into a fandom, you enter into a family and into a tight community of people who feel the same way as you. This community makes it hard to leave the fandom and actually causes your love for the kpop group to grow more and more.
Whether if its through tumblr, facebook, twitter, or any other social media, when you meet someone in the same kpop fandom as you, there will be an immediate spark between you and the person. You will both know all the small cute habits each member has in the group and even their favorite foods and their hobbies. 
When you become a fan of KPOP, you don't become only a fan of the group's music but also the group itself. Although their physical appearances may be a crucial part, their personalities and how they act around their members and the way they treat their fans is also very crucial to the fans and can be one of the main reasons why a fan became a fan. Being a KPOP fan means more than just being a fan of the genre of music. KPOP fans have their own language, a way of communication, their own slang. We all connect to each other in ways that we cannot connect to other people. Becoming a KPOP fan means you're entering into a community of people who understand you completely. 

Sehee Min (Junior) of Yongsan International School of Seoul




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Friday, February 12, 2016

What Science is to Me


Since I was young, Science was a friend to me.
Of course I loved my human friends too, but as much I adored them, I loved science too. My crush on Science started on my first day of physics class. 
Learning physics can be tallied as one of my happiest moments. Exciting topics such as manipulating machines and dynamic energy were waiting for me to discover them.
I thought the world was monotonous and boring, but science painted my world with beautiful colors and made a dazzling universe for me to explore.

Normally when people consider a rolling ball, they just think “Oh, the ball is rolling.”
After learning physics though, a ball rolling didn’t seem to be a normal event.
I began to consider the speed of gravitational pull and sliding, which was helping the ball roll.

My whole life began to revolve around physics and learning more about it. It became one of my reasons for living.

All in all, Science is my best friend and a big source of happiness to me. <3

Dongmin Hwang (Freshman) of Seoul Scholars International 







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Friday, February 5, 2016

The Global Network Conference



Since last summer, Global Issues Network at SIS has been collaborating with five other schools—KIS, TCIS, GSIS, YISS, and SFS—to bring Global Network Conference (GNC) to reality. Essentially, GNC is a regional conference in which students from different international schools would get together to generate creative and sustainable solutions to various global issues. What really separates us from the typical international GIN conferences, which we used to attend for several years, is that in GNC, we don’t stop with the brainstorming; we take it a step further by putting our plans to action. By gathering funds raised at our respective schools and using that budget to carry out project ideas, we want to prove that it is indeed possible for a group of ambitious teenagers to bring as much tangible change to society as anyone else.

Eric Song (Junior) of Seoul International School 








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