I will miss you … Please come to Korea !!!
- “When can we see each other? Please come to my country. Please Keep in touch.” “We will meet some day… I will email you as soon as I arrive in Korea.” “I will miss you very much…. please take care.” (Crying …)
We got on the bus grieving to leave them. (We, Postech students, left for airport very early in the morning not to be late for plane) When the bus for the Airport started to leave, some of friends ran after the bus waving a farewell.
This is the scene of departure day. From 4th to 11th of August, Kunwok, Yungwuk, Baeho and I, Minsu attended AEARU student camp in Japan. Almost 50 students participated from the 5 countries – Korea, Main China, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong, to have a discussion and establish friendship.
Topic of camp was “Learn about Urban problems”. In the topic, whole students were split to three branch groups – Waste management, elderly welfare and disaster prevention.
First half of the programs were made for learning and having discussion about urban problems. The lecture was given for one hour per each small topics, and we presented what we prepared before in each discussion groups. After that, we started discussion to have better ideas. All students were so smart and enthusiastic that I enjoyed it very much and learned many things during discussion.
The other half was programed for making friendship. We had many funny activities like quiz show, sightseeing time, movie, sport and disco time. In quiz show, many questions were very funny and some of the answers were completely nonsense !! And the penalty of the last group was “Write AEARU with the hips !!!!”. For picnic, my group went to Tokyo tower, museum, Harazuku and Sibuya – which is called “Myungdong of Japan”. At the sixth day, we watched Japanese movie “Hanabi”, which means fireworks . It was very touching, but I slept. At last day, we played dodgeball all together. After whole competitions were over, Korean delegates and Japanese delegates had a match, and we were defeated. But I did not get angry at all! (At korean and japanese soccer match, I get almost crazy if korean soccer team seems to lose the game) Instead I felt glad because my japanese friends seemed happy. And surely every night, we spent time together drinking beer and chatting about our countries, lives, and hope.
Looking back, this camp was one of the best company I had in my life. All delegates were very talented, smart, and kind and friendly. I am still amazing to think how quickly we got close each other. When we left for each country, some students even cried to keep saying “We will meet each other some day…”
Some of them are already planning to come to Korea. I also am planning to travel Asia countries to see friends if I graduate. The friendship we established in AEARU will enrich my life very much.
I am very thankful to Postech for giving me a chance to have this wonderful experience. I heavily recommend you to join AEARU Camp next year. It will be very precious experience in your life.