I am very, very, very, very!! Sorry!! For not keeping the site up to date or contacting you guys. When this class project was over, everyone basically dropped the blog and I was left to run it alone.
I know there is no excuse to the lack of maintenance for this awesome blog so please forgive me. I am actually currently in South Korea! It’s been 2 years but I’m finally back. I arrived here last Friday and have been extra busy since. Even before that, I was in California for 2 weeks. It seems the blog will be on a 3-4 weeks hiatus due to my schedule here in Korea. I will be leaving for the Yeosu to take part as one of the leaders for the International Youth Festival in conjunction with the Yeosu Expo this thursday and will not be back until August. Also, August will be another busy month for me since I will also be making a trip down to Vietnam.
Here is my schedule this summer:
- Korea: July 12-Aug 22
- Vietnam: Aug 22-Sept 16
Please forgive me again for this late notice and not getting back to any of you guys on your pen-pals and submissions.
I hope everyone is having a great summer and that those of you who already have a pen-pal are continuing to keep in touch with them.
-Global Pen-pal Founder, Subin
P.S. Please, please feel free to submit your experiences with your pen-pals to Global Pen-pal Exchange! It would be wonderful to share your stories and experience with others who are interested in this!
The end of the quarter has come and we’ve all received our final grade for this class and project! I would like to thank everyone who made this blog and exchange successful and possible. Our group could have not done this without you guys!
From now on, there will be major changes to the blog since our project is basically finished and members will be resigning. I am also still waiting for a reply from my fellow teammates on this matter to see if they’re still interested in running this blog or not even though our class has already ended. As of now, I will be the only one running this blog until further notice.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful time exchanging e-mails/snail mails with their pen-pals! Global Pen-pal Exchange would love to receive submissions of your current progress through this exchange as well as your feedback and experience so far!
Thank you again for all the support and submissions!
-Subin, Global Pen-pal
Meet Seong Hoon aka Tra! He’s currently living in Korea but will be studying at University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign next fall.
- Name:Sunghoon Hong
- Age: 18
- Born in: Seoul, South Korea
- School: Currently a visitor student at Yonsei University
- Hobby: games, music, blogging
- Interesting Fact: Lived in Korea for 10 years and 10 years in U.S., speaks fluent Korean and English, working on Chinese.
-Subin, Global Pen-pal Exchange Team
Thank you for all the new followers and submissions!
I would like to remind everyone old and new that in order for us to match you up with your respected pen-pal, you will need to answer all of the questions we asked for. There are clear guidelines telling you how to submit your info for a pen-pal exchange. You can easily find these guidelines/questions on the front page of our blog or when clicking the “Submission” tab.
I want to make sure that everyone is clear on this because we are not accountable for your submission mistakes. If you do not know if you submitted your application right or not, feel free to message us for more info and we will get back to you guys asap.
Thank you for your time!
-Subin, Global Pen-pal Exchange Team
As some of you already know, we are sending out e-mails regarding your matched pen-pals. Right now we’re currently half way through e-mailing everyone who have applied for a pen-pal exchange and we hope the rest of you guys will continue to be patient with us as we continue to work on matching everyone with their specific pen-pal.
All applicants will be matched with their pen-pal by the end of this week! Be on the look out for an e-mail from us!
Also, for those of you who have received an e-mail from us, our e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org so please do not mark us as spam!!
Thank you for your patient and understanding!!
Subin, Global Pen-pal Exchange Team
Hi, This is Korean traditional sports : Taekwondo
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art and the national sport of South Korea.The meaning of Taekwondo is the way of the hand and the foot. Physically, taekwondo develops strength, speed, balance, flexibility, and stamina. A taekwondo student typically wears a uniform, often white but sometimes black, with a belt tied around the waist. Also, Taekwondo ranks are typically separated into “junior” and “senior,” or “student” and “instructor,” sections. InTaekwondo, we can learn :
- Both anaerobic and aerobic workout, including stretching
- Self-defense techniques
- Relaxation and meditation exercises;breathing control
- Throwing and/or falling techniques
- A focus on mental and ethical etiquetee, discipline, justice, respect, and self - confidence
- Global penpal Team : Sophia
Hi, This is Japanese traditional clothing - Kimono
The various traditional ethnic garments worn in Japan are still in use, they are mainly worn for ceremonies and special occasions like wedding,s funerals, coming of age ceremonies and festival. Here are some pictures of Kimono !
-Global penpanl Team : Sophia