March 2016

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Importance of MUN


MUN has changed the way I think about anything.  Before, whenever I heard about any global crises or problems, I merely worried and never actually thought extensively about them, since I wasn’t very well informed about the issues in the first place. However, now that I am more exposed and well informed about these problems, I now think more critically about why these problems are happening, and how they can be solved. When thinking of solutions, I also tend to incorporate the general idea of past solutions that were effective to current issues. To sum things up, I learned to view an issue from more than one perspective, and really think more in depth about a problem, and the roots of why it happened. 



Alexandria Chang (Freshman) of Seoul Foreign School




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Friday, March 25, 2016

Leaving GWAM Taebaek


"2 preschools, lots of snow, some pedaling, and a whole lot of love"


That line seems to summarize what we did this week in GWAM Taebaek.


After returning from this trip though, I've learned there is so much more meaning to the words "GWAM Taebaek" than what we can see on the outside. 


Honestly, most of us chose to join the Taebaek community service team because it was the cheapest trip and a comfortable option. But the reason people go there is not because it's easy on our purses.


Instead, we go for the connection. 
The connection you form with the elderly of the church,
The connection with the smiling kids,
The connection with the coal miners,
and The connection with the team.


These relationships become so strong and the bonds you form cultivate a sense of trust that makes you feel truly loved. Opening up is incredibly hard for every single person, but the community there makes you feel like you can be yourself without an issue.


It's amazing the kind of things a week in Taebaek can do to your heart, but once you go there and live it, you see how it changes your outlook on life. 
Whether we did it through the orchestra or the mural or the english teaching, we were each able to have an impact on the hearts of the people there and they had an even bigger impact on us.


In summary, 
serving the community there was an incredible experience and an honor on my part.


Jessica Choe (Junior) of Yongsan International School of Seoul 








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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Joining GWAM


The reason that I joined GWAM is because I heard it was less musically oriented so I thought I could help more with my art experience. I want to help kids because they seem like a cute bunch. I look forward to painting the mural on the wall and helping out with English at the disabled center and get to know Taebaek members because GWAM is a great chance to get to know people.


Cecilia Cho (Junior) of Yongsan International School of Seoul





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Friday, March 11, 2016

My Scariest episode


I, Sophie Yang, am totally a coward. Because I am scared of almost 'everything'. I have a lot episodes to talk about, but I will tell you the most scariest episode. It was Halloween party day, and I was totally excited to dress up as a monster and scare everyone out. I  imagined myself and eating whole bunch of candies, and hanging out with my friends. My heart fluttered as I planned what to do at the party. My imagination came true and I had a lot of fun. Until "this" made me, freak out. At the end of the day, the teacher told us that a ghost house is going to be opened starred by our school students. I heard my heartbeat. It seemed like soon or a later, it's going to blow up. 
As I have told you guys before, I am totally a coward so I never dared to go into a ghost house.I was planning to go home and rest however, my friends forced me to go to the ghost house. I refused to go in there, but I was already in the ghost house with my friends. The ghost house game mission was finding the glow stick from mysterious rooms by suing the map and as soon as participants find it can leave. I was only thinking about finding the glow stick since I was terrified of the dark. As soon as I step in the ghost house, I couldn't see anything. It was totally dark. Then suddenly red light flickers on the walls. Before even going into the 1st room, I burst into tears and cried, holding my friend's hand. Because there was a mannequin which seemed looking at me. From that moment, I couldn't stop crying so I had to come out earlier than I thought. To me, it seemed mannequin had eyes looking at me and this reminded a movie. I don't remember the title, but the scene reminded me. Exhaling and inhaling my breathe I promised to myself that I won't never ever go again to the ghost house.  


Sophie Yang (9th grade) of North London Collegiate School 








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Friday, March 4, 2016

Community Service


Since ninth grade, I have been going to one of the two community service centers that the community service club offers once every week. I think this club offers a wonderful opportunity for students to actively participate in serving others and realize that they can also help people around them. This club has also let me be much more active in school and let me know many underclassmen. Even though it was pretty stressful sometimes with a lot of responsibility, I think this club has provided me with many new and valuable experiences. 

Mingee Choi (Senior) of Yongsan International School of Seoul 





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