An Inspiring Message from the Grand Men of Hyatt :D

Today, we have no classes. As we arrived in our building (Hall for Regional Innovation), everyone seemed so busy. Everyone was running their own errands. Then I found out that today Sir Mike and Sir Robin from Grand Hyatt Singapore came to interview seniors from the Hotel department. We had an opportunity to talk with them when Professor Anh invited us to join their conversation. It was really nice meeting them. It was a blessing that we don’t have class and we don’t have anything to do. ย I haven’t been in an interview so I am clueless to what usually happens during an interview. And i know that after my 2 semesters here in Jeonju, I will go back to Philippines then I will also have to undergo series of interview for my internship.:) It’s really making me nervous.

However, Sir Mike told us this, ” We don’t hire you because of your skills. Because you can learn those skills and we can teach you those skills. What we want to know is your personality. Tell us something that’s not written in your resume. Tell us something about yourself, your family.. because your personality is something we cannot teach you. We hire people who have patience, bright attitude and loves people and most importantly, people with passion. ” His message struck me. It’s natural to be nervous but you just have to be yourself when you face them. You don’t have to pretend to be someone you’re not. Because the goodness in your heart will come out naturally.ย ย It will shine.ย So, just smile. ๐Ÿ˜€ Never forget to smile.

The very short time we chat together, I get to realize a lot of things. Because, I don’t really have yet a clear plan of what to do after I graduate. Because I want to study and learn a lot of things. But their advice, I will call it as such, really gained me confidence in myself and made me want to do better. And somehow, it gave me an idea of what I want to become in the future. I always hear good things about Hyatt, but today, I find about these good things by myself (by having a conversation with people from Hyatt. ๐Ÿ™‚

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The seminar started at 2:30 pm. Sir Robin talked about Hyatt Singapore. Because Singapore is a mixture of different cultures, ย he asked us how does people with different culture and language are working happily together? This question made me think of how important that we have good communication skills with the consideration of people having different backgrounds, beliefs culture and the like.

He also talked about Korean seniors who were having their internship in Singapore. He told us that when they went their, it was a culture shock. It was hard to communicate since English is the main language. It wasn’t easy but he has seen them grow. Others may be performing better but what’s important is they’ve all grown better.

I always want simple things in life. I seldom want great things. Because I believe that it’s what you do with these simple things that make them great. However, when Sir robin told us in his speech, “Everything is achieveable” I dreamt of being successful in this industry and become one of the best hoteliers.

It was Sir Mike’s turn to share his experiences (What i thought he would do) But, he wanted us to ask him questions. There was one person who asked about the Hotel’s system. Sir Mike answered, “The people are the system” In every hotel, in every industry and businesses, they are the system. They make up the whole industry or business.

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Juyoung ์˜ค๋น  asked, “What is the advantage of being in the F&B department.” Then Sir Mike drew an egg. He told us that an ordinary person can cook the egg in different ways. However, as part of the F&B department, we have to know and understand the method of cooking, temperature differences, weight and all. That is our advantage. We consider a lot of things. And we have to be knowledgeable so that when people ask us, we know what and how to answer. :))

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Jolie ์–ธ๋‹ˆ also asked, “How do you get promoted?” He just said that we should be dedicated in our job.You have to have an eye for details. The work may be tiring but the whole family is working with you. He used the word family. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Then, winnie asked ” What is the most challenging experience you’ve encountered and how did you handle it?” Sir Mike said, ” That’s a very easy question. I didn’t have any challenge. When you love what you’re doing, if you have passion in what you do, you will not think of it as a challenge. Everyday is a challenge to survive. But you just have to handle it positively and be optimistic.

He also talked about making mistakes. Human make mistakes. It’s done and it cannot be undone. What’s important is the service recovery. He said that hoteliers are good actors. But we act sincerely. :)) HAHA! ๐Ÿ˜€ Then, before he finished his speech, he also mentioned about Korean slang. It was cute. “orange” and “orangee” ; “sandwich” and “sandwichi”:D which sometimes, I also notice. because some english words are the same in korean but it’s phonetic. ย He was really funny when he mentioned that.:P ;))

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I really had a great day today. Even though we didn’t have our classes today, we still learned a lot from Sir Mike and Sir Robin. They are really great and very inspiring. I hope i can be like them someday. I also want to be able to share my own experiences to others and inspire them the way they have inspired me.:)

Just now, I thought of asking them, “Why Hyatt? And what’s so special about Hyatt?”

13th Jeonju International Festival (JIFF) :D

I, Winnie and Kus rode the bus to gaeksa to meet Injun ์˜ค๋น , Jim and Jina ์–ธ๋‹ˆ ๐Ÿ˜€ It was funny because Kus didn’t know what bus number to take. He told us that he goes there with a friend so he didn’t know. But, we knew better than him because Winnie and i frequently visit gaeksa. ๐Ÿ˜› His voice was also really good when he speaks. It was husky but very pleasant to the ear. His voice was like Heechul of SJ (if i’am not mistaken) ๐Ÿ˜›

When we arrived there, we met Hyun Ji. She was a volunteer of JIFF. She’s also from our department.

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While they’re busy searching for a good movie to watch, I’m also busy taking pictures ๐Ÿ˜›Image

 

 

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Jina and her WiFi pose

We originally planned to watch a JIFF movie but there was no good movie to watch so we decided to watch avengers instead! ๐Ÿ˜€ =))) So, while waiting for the showing time, we went to eat at a korean restaurant.ImageImage

We ate dukbokkiย ๋–ก๋ณถ์ด (korean spicy rice cakes),ย ์ˆœ๋Œ€ sun dea andย ํŠ€๊น€ย Twi-kim.:P

Kus was so funny and he really enjoyed our jokes.:P we experienced “Extreme happiness” if I were to describe it. We were laughing all day non-stop.:P Then we went to the Cafe. Almost all the employees working there are from the Hotel Department. It was really cool. I wish I could work there for part time too.:P Hihi..:) ^^

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The cafe was really nice and very comfortable. The interior design was good for leisure time. You are free to do whatever you like.

ImageEverywhere you look, it has JIFF on it, from pens, tissue napkin, walls to window glass. A really best way to promote JIFF is to let people know about it.

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This was the pen I wanted (because it’s green) which Jim got for me. haha! ๐Ÿ˜›

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Kus, I, Winnie and Jim

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์„œํ˜„ and JimImageย It was a fun and cool movie! Hulk was the best among them. He can fight with the big creatures. ๐Ÿ˜› ย While we were watching the movie, Jim fell asleep. haha!! because he was too tired from work. It was an expensive way to sleep though. haha :p just kidding. ๐Ÿ˜› then, we went back to have coffee again at the cafe. We receivedย a great service from Hee Young ์˜ค๋น ย ย He’s also from our department. He gave us free chocolates! yey! ๐Ÿ˜€ I want to thank them so much for this day! ๐Ÿ˜€ I really had so much fun with them! It was a great day full of laughter and happiness.:D โค

Cherry Trees in Jeonju Zoo (์ „์ฃผ ๋™๋ฌผ์›) <3

Yesterday, Song-wook invited us to go to Jeonju Zoo. He is our classmate in Culture and Tourism class. ย Song-wook, with his friend Youngmoon, Winnie and I went to eat abundant serving of chicken at a restaurant nearby Chonbuk National University. No doubt, the food was delicious (simply because it’s a chicken!) HAHA! It was a chicken with different sauces. One was original, sweet, spicy then another with garlic.

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Because it was a Wednesday when we went out together, they were wearing suits that day. In Hotel Management Department here in Jeonju University, students have to wear suits during their major classes. But, we were exempted from wearing the suits or we have a choice whether to wear suits or not in class because we were exchange students. However, i like wearing the suit. My classmates really look good in their suits (no matter how much they complain being uncomfortable wearing it) Plus, they look so fashionable. If only I have a good pair, I would also wear it in class.:P

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Song-wook and Youngmoon

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Winnie and I and the delicous chickens.:P

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So we drove our way to the Jeonju Zoo. It was very near the restaurant we went to earlier. Along the way, there were many beautiful cherry trees. HAHA. ๐Ÿ™‚

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The entrance to Jeonju Zoo ๐Ÿ˜‰

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We arrived there about 5:30 pm. There were a few people waiting in line. Song-wook bought the tickets for us.:) I’m really thankful to have such good friends like them. They were really nice to us. He also bought me a cotton candy. I felt like I was a little girl that day.:P

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Winnie and I

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Youngmoon and I

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As we go inside, we saw this street full of cherry trees. It was just like what we see in korean dramas. ๐Ÿ˜› I felt like I was shooting a drama because I was with my korean friends (the fact that im in Korea). HAHA! ๐Ÿ˜›

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The cherry blossoms were very beautiful during the day, but they were more more more beautiful during the night. They opened the lights after the sun has set. The colors of the flowers changed from white, green, blue, pink, purple and red.

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There were a lot of people visiting the zoo at night just to see and take pictures with the cherry blossoms. I saw how much Koreans love ๋ฒš๊ฝƒ.:) I saw many couples, friends, families, and singles who were there to celebrate the season. I saw the joy in their faces. People had their cameras with them and took pictures as much as they want.

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These flowers were really magical. They bring happiness to a lot of people even for a short period of time. They may come and go quickly but the memories and experiences each person had with them will last for a lifetime.

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with my friends (Song-wook and Youngmoon)

I really had so much fun that day. It was a good thing that I was comfortable with their company. They were really funny. HAHA! ๐Ÿ™‚ And they were laughing with my simple jokes which was a good thing. We rode the viking which made me very nervous and made my heart to beat so fast!!! We were really like little kids again.

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They were also my official photographers last night.:P ahaha! Without them, I wouldn’t have these photos taken with the cherry trees.

We ended the night with beautiful and lasting memories. We were lost finding our way out from the zoo.:P haha! Youngmoon drove us back to our dorm. I’m really thankful to both of them for taking good care of us. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๊ณ ๋งˆ์›Œ ์นœ๊ตฌ๋“ค :))

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Jeonju’s Cherry Blossoms <3

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Cherry blossoms are only short-lived but they make a lot of people happy. They bring out the best in people and create a lot of beautiful memories to last for a lifetime.

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They’re so beautiful that I couldn’t take my eyes off at them! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Every year, Koreans await the blossoms and will gather in parks, zoo, streets, and festivals with their friends and loved ones to celebrate the season.ย  Koreans love Sakura very much. And I fell so much in love with the same flower.

It is a wonderful thing that many trees can be found here in Jeonju University. I don’t have to go too far just to see a cherry blossoms.

Cherry Blossoms are carefully planted and they grew in Springtime. They typically bloom and fall within a span of one to two weeks. That is the beauty of nature.ย Cherry blossoms in full bloom is very beautiful. Yet, falling flowers is not a sad thing. They gracefully fall like they’re dancing. It’s beautiful to watch them even when they’re falling for they create a carpet of thousands of petals. โค

“I will surely go back and give back. “

makgeolli and chips under the cherry blossom tree :)

Today’s a good weather to bond with your friends and classmates. The winter just ended ushering spring. It’s the season wherein cherry blossoms bloom so beautifully. You can feel the warmth of the sun and the cool breeze of the wind. It’s so nice to take a break on a regular class day. Who would think that we’re going to spend the morning drinking, eating and chatting?

Today, we didn’t have class under Professor Shim. But, we had our picnic together just outside the Peace Hall. It was fun! ๐Ÿ˜€ ์žฌ๋ฏธ์žˆ์—ˆ์–ด!! just drinking, eating and chatting together. Though most of the time they speak in Korean, it’s fine with me. Because, that’s how they can easily understand each other. And I love and enjoy listening to them when they speak. I want to know how they pronounce Korean words.:P It’s a good way to learn to speak Korean.:D :)) I really really want to learn their language so much. ๐Ÿ˜€ Everyday, I’m learning new words from my friends and also I’m learning about more of their culture.:)ImageImage

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EASTER SUNDAY! :D

Happy Easter everyone!

The cross of Christ shows us that God’s love is of deepest descent…
universal distribution and of eternal duration. ๐Ÿ™‚

These are the pretty and cute designed eggs from the church.

After the mass, we passed by this beautiful mugunghwa, the national flower of Korea.:) It’s so beautiful! ๐Ÿ˜€ The flower’s English name is Rose of Sharon, which is also used to identify classes of hotels in Korea.

“In Korean, mugunghwaย means โ€œimmortal flower.โ€ The flowerโ€™s tenaciousness, seen itโ€™s ability to survive even insect attacks, makes it an appropriate symbol for country that has fought throughout history for itโ€™s very existence. Despite wars and occupation, the Korean culture and people have persevered and endure.”

I also tried making a flower. With the help of hyun mi (i’m not sure with spelling of her name) .:D this is the one i made!! ๐Ÿ˜€ It was easy to do but the leaves are quite confusing to fold.

These are the flowers which other people made. I also put mine in here. I really enjoy making crafts.:)))

I also want to be a volunteer ever since. I want to be able to reach out to the people and make them happy. I want to live with purpose.

Visit their siteย mannamintl.org ๐Ÿ™‚

Hotel project = Eat project :P

The first meeting I had with my groupmates, we ate a lot of food.:D HAHA! =)))

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This is Jina, Su-Jin and Choongman. ๐Ÿ˜€ They’re my lovely groupmates in Hotel project class.:D

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I love the food!! โค ๋ง›์žˆ์–ด์š”!! :)) We ateย ํƒ•์ˆ˜์œก, ์งฌ๋ฝ•, ์งœ์žฅ๋ฉด, ๋งŒ๋‘ย ๐Ÿ˜€ =))

ImageI’m the happiest person on earth! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Group Picture! ๐Ÿ˜€

Then, I also had lunch with Jina the other day. We ate ์Œˆ์žฅ, ์ฝฉ๋‚˜๋ฌผ, ๊น€์น˜, ํŒŒ์ ˆ์ด, ์‚ผ์ถ”, and ๋ณถ์Œ๋ฐฅ!! Oh my! I think I’m going to gain a lot in here! ๐Ÿ˜›

The next meeting we had, we ate again in the same restaurant. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Jina, winnie, I and choongman ๐Ÿ˜€

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me and Choongman ๐Ÿ˜€

After eating delicious meal, we went to Vero Espresso to have some coffee. The place is really nice and comfortable. The interior design is beautiful and really creative.

The cups, mugs, kettle, and bottles are so lovely and cute!!! ;D I wish to take it all home with me! haha! :p

I love the concept that people can share their thoughts and put their memories on the wall.:) many people went here and wrote their stories on the wall. Of course, I wouldn’t let the chance to pass so I wrote on the same wall.

I had so much fun today! I’m really glad that I met them. ๐Ÿ˜€

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We had another meeting. We usually meet on Tuesdays. ๐Ÿ™‚ We ate the sandwiches that Jina prepared for us.:D aww.. So sweet! :)) Then, choongman bought us drinks.:)) I love MILKIS! ๐Ÿ˜€

Since my camera was broken, I wasn’t able to take pictures of our dinner one thursday. ๐Ÿ˜› Hihi.:P I will post many pictures again soon! :))

SPORTS FESTIVAL :)

โ˜œ(หšโ–ฝหš)โ˜žย ํ˜ธํ…” ๊ด€ ํ™”์ดํŒ…!! ๐Ÿ˜€

April 5, 2012

We had sports festival in the soccer field near Hope hall.:) ๐Ÿ˜› What I find out was they have this amazing man-made grass. so that was why it was so green even winter just ended.:P REALLY AMAZING! ๐Ÿ˜€

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I wish that next time I could participate in the game. ๐Ÿ˜› It was actually pretty much the same. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed watching..:P ๐Ÿ™‚ I also like their ์†œ ์‚ฌํƒ• (cotton candy) . hihi.:))

Here are the photos I took with my friends.:)

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Ye-seul, Yeo-jin and I ๐Ÿ™‚

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์†œ ์‚ฌํƒ• โค

Image์ƒ์€ ์–ธ๋‹ˆ, Jinwoo, ์–ด์ง„ ์–ธ๋‹ˆ

Jolie & Sandra ์–ธ๋‹ˆ

์ง„ํฌ, ์ง€ํ—ค, ์–ธ๋‹ˆ

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์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค!

I LOVE HOTEL MANAGEMENT! โค

Congratulations! We won in soccer and relay.:D After the last game, we celebrated at the Hope hall. :)) We had ๋ง‰๊ฑธ๋ฆฌ, pizza, kimchi & chips. Actually, we also ate and drink during the game. But, I didn’t drink much. Just to have a taste of it since it was my first time to try it. I didn’t know it wasย ๋ง‰๊ฑธ๋ฆฌ, I thought it was just a soda.:P ย haha!

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pretty things :)

pretty things :)

pretty things :)

things that make me happy โ˜œ(*โ–ฝ*)โ˜ž
Winnie the Pooh.โ™ฅ Pororo. แƒฆ dancing caterpillar โ™ฌ “bunny bunny”
(โœฟโ— โ€ฟโ— ) turtle. frog. and anything green.
radish stuff toy. (ยฌโ€ฟยฌ) HAHA!
โ™•CROWNโ™”. yin yang โ˜ฏ
& โœt pretty papers to write with beautiful things *.*

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