My friend's adviser invited us to have some drinks after our lab work last Wednesday. Off we went near North gate and we had some soju, mekju (beer), and somek (combination of soju and somek) plus some sausage, korean food with soup (i forgot the name), and some chips. It must be noted that only here in Korea did I experience several drinking sessions in just one month (by the way, it's been one month since we arrived here). Back in the Philippines I only drink if there's a special occasion or celebration. But here, drinking is like a very casual thing. It's like part of their everyday lives. I'm not promoting alcoholism but one thing I like in the way Koreans deal with drinking is that at the following day they are back in their normal activities, back to work early, back in doing things professionally, like nothing happened the night before. They know how to have a great time without compromising their work. They work hard and party hard and get back to work...without the usual hang-over. Hang-over is probably not included in their vocabulary.
|channeling the ever famous Korean pose|
|with a Korean undergrad student|
|Filipino students with Prof in the norebang|
|with my friend, her Senior, and Prof|
|had a great time with them|