2017 Korean Culture Caravan at LPU Manila

 

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The Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in the Philippines once again hosted another Culture Caravan at Lyceum of the Philippines University, Manila last March 22, 2017.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Korean Culture Caravans – it is an opportunity to experience Korea and learn firsthand about its history and culture. This activity is motivated to thoughtfully cultivate the Korean activities and to ensure that faculty and students are given a chance to embrace the most unique and meaningful elements of Korea.

The whole event was divided into three parts: 1) Sagunja or the Korean Traditional Painting Class, 2) Film Screening of the movie, “The Beauty Inside”, and 3) 2017 LPU K-pop Idol.

Sagunja was held simultaneously with the K-film Screening event. At the same time, a photo exhibit, hanbok experience, Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) booth, and KCC booth, which were all located at the Mabini Hall, were flocked by students.

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Sagunja Class

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Sagunja Class

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Sagunja Class

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Sagunja Class participants with their creations

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K-Film Screening of  “The Beauty Inside”

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Hanbok Wearing

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Hanbok Wearing

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LPU Students playing Tuho at KCC Booth

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Even the faculty enjoyed playing Tuho

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She won a Lee Minho photo card!

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She’s so happy she got a planner!

Director OH Choong Suk of Korean Cultural Center formally graced the afternoon program, ‘2017 LPU K-pop Idol’. During his speech, he explained the activities offered by KCC in the country as well as the classes offered to the people who want to learn Korean language, K-pop dance, and other cultural classes such as Sagunja, Salmunori, Hansik etc.

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[Director OH Choong Suk]

It was followed by a talk from Ms. Katrina C. Catajay, Assistant Manager of Korea Tourism Organization. She introduced the different activities people can do when they visit Korea.

And just before the highlight of the program, Salmunori team of KCC gave an outstanding performance with their traditional and modern infused presentation.

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[Ms. Katrina C. Catajay of KTO]

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Salmunori Performance

Three groups participated in the competition and the Little Theater was filled with excitement as students’ cheer for the groups they support. And while everyone got to enjoy the different showcase of the three groups, KCC also gave raffle prizes like power bank, KCC flash drive, KCC gift pack (bag, tumbler, pen), K-Pop: Beyond Asia book and so much more!

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Dance Competition

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Dance Competition

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Photo Op of Participants and Organizers

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Winners of the Dance Competition 

Interested to have this one-of-a-kind experience? Email KCC at library@koreanculture.ph or call at 555-1711.  Your school might be the next stop for our unforgettable caravan!

Written by Krew member Jean Singian

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