감와인터널 (Persimmon Wine Tunnel)

저는 일찍 일어났고 샤워했어요.  버스정류장에서 고속버스터미날로 버스를 타고 갔어요. 하지만 난 잘못 버스정류장에서 내렸어요.  다행히, 할머니가 저를 도왔고 우리는 짧은 이야기를 했어요. 난 119 버스를 기다렸어요. 고속버스터미널에서 내려서 버스표를 샀어요.

8시 40분에 출발했어요. 난 대전에 10시 10분쯤에 도착했어요. 교수님을 만나서 같이 청도에 갔어요. 청도로 무궁화로 갔어요. ^^ 청도역 근처에 예쁜 꽃이 많아요. *.*

청도역부터 감외인터널까지 20분 쯤 걸렸어요. 택시로 갔어요. 택시 기사님은 아주 친절하니까 우리는 와인 구경한 후에 그택시가 다시 와서 청도역에 갔어요. 택시기사님은 나에게 이야기 믾이 했어요.

오늘은 한국어로 이야기를 좀 할 수 있어서 너무 기뻐서. ^______^

납작한슬리퍼 <3

This is my favorite coffee shop here in Korea 🙂 The ambiance in this shop is really different compared to the other coffee shops. I can stay here for hours if I want to. If this shop is only nearer that I won’t have to take a bus to go here, I would probably be here often.  :))

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거기에서 우리 오빠는 아르바이트가 있어요. 오빠와 호텔경영학을 공부해요. 그래서 그 커피숍은 알고 있어. ^^ Since my friend is working here, we know how to get here. It’s quite difficult to see this shop in Gaeksa (downtown) because it’s not located in the main streets. From Zara, you have to go straight that will lead you to Holly’s coffee, rice story, church and then at the edge of the street, this coffee shop is located.

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this is the name of the shop “nap-jak-han-slipper”

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Actually, the first time I came here was during the Jeonju International Film Festival. I came with my friends from Hotel Dept. Because, a lot of our classmates in Hotel management volunteered in this shop. So during that time, a lot of visitors of JIFF were here because it has partnership with JIFF 😉 After a month, we visited this place again and then I started to love this place. ❤ Here’s a link to my previous blog about JIFF 🙂

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ImageWhenever we order any coffee, our friend gives us “service” . That’s how koreans call it when they give out freebies. 🙂 So, he always gives us free brownies, macaroons, bread, chocolates and cupcake. 🙂

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This one is my favorite. He made it for us 🙂 He’s really nice and generous. 🙂 Image

What I also love here is I can use their iPad. ;p The customers can actually read books and they have two iPads with WiFi of course. It’s very comfortable to stay here. Just like Starbucks — as “third place”.  I think I found my fourth place in here. haha! 😛 Though I don’t usually drink coffee, (i don’t drink soda as well), I love to drink water at all times, I just want to spend time here that’s why I go here. And I also love their coffee and how it was prepared. I actually would love to work here if I’m allowed to have part-time job.

So this is why I recommend this place to my friends. I bring them here with me and they would also love the ambiance and the service in this place. Our friend is also happy because we frequently visit his place.

Great news are coming! :D

Today, I received a message from my friend, Injun 오빠! :)) He got accepted to work in Grand Hyatt Singapore! wow! 😀 축하해요 오빠! ^^ He was so happy that he treated us to cafe bene just in front of our dormitory. We went to eat gelato ice cream.:D mmm… 너무 맛있다! ^^

We had a very nice chat. I saw in his face how happy he was. It was the same feeling I got when I received the news that I got accepted to study in Jeonju University. I couldn’t believe it at first. I was having mixed emotions, I was happy, sad, excited and all. But I knew it was a blessing from God. 😀 =))

Then, YoungSang 아빠, Yong-ho 오빠, 어진 언니 came and joined our conversation.:P It was really a great news to celebrate! 😀 Then Professor Shim also came to cafe bene with a friend. He saw that we were not studying marketing. Haha! oops! 😛 After eating the gelato, we went back to the lobby and continued our chat because it was starting to rain already. Then, we went back to our room.:)

I also want to congratulate my groupmate and dearest friend Choongman. She also got accepted! 😀 =)))

I’am very happy for both of my friends will now work in Grand Hyatt Singapore. I’am a very proud friend.:D I will surely miss them but I know this kind of opportunity is best for them to grow into better hoteliers and better individuals. Everything is for the better.:D =)) ^^

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.  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.  It will shine. So, just smile. 😀 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. 🙂

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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,  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 오빠 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 언니 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. 🙂

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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! 😀 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.  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 오빠, Jim and Jina 언니 😀 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. 😛 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) 😛

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 😛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! 😀 =))) So, while waiting for the showing time, we went to eat at a korean restaurant.ImageImage

We ate dukbokki 떡볶이 (korean spicy rice cakes), 순대 sun dea and 튀김 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! 😛

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Kus, I, Winnie and Jim

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서현 and JimImage It was a fun and cool movie! Hulk was the best among them. He can fight with the big creatures. 😛  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. 😛 then, we went back to have coffee again at the cafe. We received a great service from Hee Young 오빠  He’s also from our department. He gave us free chocolates! yey! 😀 I want to thank them so much for this day! 😀 I really had so much fun with them! It was a great day full of laughter and happiness.:D ❤