Korean Cultural Festival 2016

It all started when I when I was walking down the corridors of my college and suddenly decided to check out the notice board. I don’t know why. I never look at the notice board but that day I just randomly looked at it. I think my heart was about to explode out of my chest when I my eyes landed on a poster. My first reaction was to take a picture of it and12697115_971976156212198_4365780142144847404_o then after that I grinned all the way while I was walking towards my class. I found myself wishing that 20th Feb would come soon.

I had missed the 2015 Korean Festival held in November because it was smack between my exams. But there was no way in hell I was going to miss this one! I told my friends about who are also K-pop fans and they were excited as well but when I asked them this friday if they were coming, they all backed out. I couldn’t fathom WHY anybody would want to not go!! But, god bless my ever available childhood friends who agreed to go with me in an instant. And thankfully one of my childhood friends is also a crazy k-pop fan like me.

Honestly I was surprised when I found out it was being organised by the Delhi University Korean Students Union. Like i had NO idea that there were Korean students here. But as I entered the college today, I heard someone IMG_20160220_193234answer there phone and go “Yeoboseyo” I cant even explain my reaction at hearing that. Like gosh I think i died. My friends were telling me to calm the fuck down. I thought I was in mini-korea with korean music blaring through the speakers, Korean people around and Korean food. I was literally in la-la land!

I had never had Korean food before so I was pretty excited to try it for the first time. I saw that they were selling Kimbap and that was the first thing I tried. Sadly, after the first bite I realized that Korean food was definitely NOT for me. I also ate kimchi, chicken pop, rice cakes (which i liked) and this Korean ice cream (I don’t remember what its called). I was really looking forward to the food but man, its just not for me.

I also got my name written in Korean! Aaaand best of all, I tried on a Hanbok!! That was soo exciting! And surprisingly, I didnt look that bad in it šŸ˜›

I had a really amazing time. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to attend the movie screening and the k-pop contest. But nonetheless, I was in my happy place. Hoping for more amazing days like this to come.

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8 thoughts on “Korean Cultural Festival 2016

  1. Clemence says:

    wow, that sounds amazing! i’m so happy you got to enjoy the event, sucks thou about the food… sadly not all of us have the taste for some food u.u, i never tried Korean food, now you got me curious. oh, well… even if some of the stuff you couldn’t do, i’m sure the things you did were great and i hope next time you get to do the stuff you couldn’t this time!!

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  2. Lei T. says:

    You look so pretty in Hanbok! I felt the same way 2 years ago when I attended the lunar New Year celebration at Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines. I was so ecstatic wearing hanbok, playing traditional Korean games and eating Korean food. Just sad you did not like the food though. I did not like kimchi before too, but now it has become my appetizer! I’m curious about Indian food too, what would you recommend? šŸ™‚

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    • amandaj19 says:

      Thank you so much! I guess one has to develop a taste for korean food šŸ˜›
      Well, India has diverse cuisine. And if you want to try indian food, liking spicey food is pre-requisite. However if you do want to try it out, from north indian cuisine you can try the butter chicken, shahi paneer. Or from south indian cuisine you can try sambhar and dosa šŸ™‚

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  3. Kay says:

    That looks so fun! How lucky you got to attend. My town is too small to have any kind of cultural events. I’ve only even met one person outside of my family who watches kdramas! You look really pretty in the hanbok and I’m glad you got to attend such a neat event šŸ˜Š

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