2011년 8월 9일 화요일

VIDEOS!!

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The djembe drum concert in Korea

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Jordan playing drums with random Senegalese on the beach

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The prayer at the Grande Mosque in Dakar

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The wrestling match

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Greetings at the village

Rhythm of Africa...cont'd in Korea

I'm back in Korea and as I was expecting I'm the darkest Korean you can see in Korea!!!!

Just a little update on me is that as much as I loved the food and everything else in Senegal, I got terribly sick when I got back to Korea and had to stay at the hospital for few days. But I don't regret not being too careful with the food because I already miss yassa(Senegalese food-chicken with onion sauce) soooooo much.

 
I found an African exhibit at nearyby museum and since my family loved my story of Senegal so much, I decided to take them to show some of real African stuff.
It was a really small exhibit so there wasn't much to see but I just loved the atmosphere and how I can relate to the pictures and masks.
Although I spent 3 weeks in Africa, it felt different and strange to see African pictures and masks in Korea. I don't know why but it just felt weird.

I was really glad to feel "Africa" in Korea and I hope that I will never forget the lessons that I learned by heart in Senegal ♥














Bye, Senegal♥

When I arrived at Senegal, I was worried that time would go by really slow but when I look back, it went by really fast... too fast that it made me want to stay another 3 weeks.
I didn't know I would fall in love with the coutry this much so fast.


This trip was clearly much more that what I was expecting.
This trip made me mature and to be a better person

From this trip,
I now know how to be....
warm
thankful
love
share
understand
feel
humane
not selfish
not arrogant
not greedy
...
and
most importantly, this trip to Senegal taught me how to love myself the way I am for who I am









Farewell Dinner (July 6)





Enjoying our farewell dinner and sunset at a fancy restaurant

Twins!!
The day before the last day at the host family, my host mom gave Shal and me a dress, a necklace, and a bracelet as gifts. We were shocked and happy to see the gifts becuase we weren't expecting anything from them.  To show how "lucky" we were, we wore it to the farewell dinner to "show off".

Wali, Me, and Mariame
our instructors from WARC
...if it were not for them, this trip would have been awful.....

Me, Asha, and Indira

Bandia Game Reserve ( July4)







Sobo Bade ( July1-3)

Sobo Bade is the name of the hotel we stayed for 3 nights. The hotel was desinged and built by the Haitian architect who is also in middle of building a theater nearby. He is very eco-friendly He made all the bricks that were used to built the hotel and the theater with sand. He's an architect, an artist, and a poet.

**One of the girls from the group(Panina) got a copy of his poems and is going to translate them into English. I'm so excited for her!! **




African drumming class
A small concert just for us!



At one of the famous resort in Sally Portrudal, Senegal where a lot of Europeans come for vacation


sunset from Sobo Bade