Asia Song Festival 2011

The chingus and I got free tickets to see the 2011 Asia Song Festival. The perks of being a native English teacher here heehee. Started in 2004, the festival brings together artists from various Asian countries. Here are the artists for this years festival:

Matt, Jodi and I trekked to Daegu Stadium where it was being held. It was a nice surprise to see that we had VIP seats. All the foreigners made their way to the front of the stage. Which is nice, but true K pop fans would have been fun to be around seeing as they are hardcore about their singers. There was actual color coding going on, so the fans of each group sat together with the same colors and lights. Hardcore dude. My favorites were Miss A (cause I knew their songs), Bibi Chou and Perfume. The pro-fesh pics were taken from Soompi.

The concert was fun…..until it started to pour. I was freeeeeeeeeezing and suddenly being VIP wasn’t as great haha . But thankfully we had umbrellas. By the end, considering it was like 5 hours long, I was too cold and tired to stay for Super Junior. Which would be considered a blasphemy to my students, who by the way, I ended up bumping into on various occasions there. Imagine it starts to pour and all you want to do is hide underneath your umbrella….and suddenly two screaming girls are running at you with “Miss Alex! Miss Alex! Help me!!”. And so goes the story. It took forever to get home, I was about to hitchhike but thankfully the BFF is ruthless when it comes to hailing taxis. Anyways, pop concerts are fun. The end ^^ 

Bibi Chou @ the Asia Song Festival

Perfume @ the Asia Song Festival 2011


EPIK Orientation

Our EPIK (English Program In Korea) Orientation was fabulous. The lectures were amazing and I learned a bit about technology in the classroom which I loved. The best portion? I got to learn about Prezi. Check out the program online….waay better than Powerpoint. Plus it impresses the kids.

So here are two videos from the orientation. I made one of them and the other was made by our team leaders for the class.

Finally Here

I have finally arrived safely in Korea. But I have massive amounts of more info and updates from Thailand so I will keep posting them up until I have some juicy stuff gathered from here.