My Korea experience in three minutes

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” -Dr. Seuss

They call me “PD-nim.”

This is a respectful title they give to production crew in Korea. Most of the time, among our small band of exchange students, I’ll be the one with the big camera hanging from my neck, and thus the nickname.

Thus, the hard drive filled with a semester’s worth of fun adventures, moments, and memories too. And because we promised to share these with you, here they are compressed in your staple, post-trip video presentation or AVP. What probably sets it apart from most AVPs is that it tells a story months, not days, long.

It isn’t everything of course, but I hope that when you watch this you’ll feel at least a fraction of the smile it left on my face every time I pressed play. This is a last hurrah of sorts to 2016, but to my entire exchange experience, it most likely isn’t. Korea will stay with me in many ways, and I’m sure one of them is in the stories I’ve told and have yet to tell.

Korea 2016 from Joanne de Leon on Vimeo.

Places featured (in order of appearance):
Gyeongpo beach
Donghae beach
Sheep farm, Pyeongchang
Dongdaemun Market
En route to Chuncheon city
Wonju city
Gangnam district, Seoul
Nami Island
Garden of Morning Calm
Gyeongbok Palace, Seoul
Gangneung city, Gangwon
King Sejong Memorial, Gwanghwamun Square, Seoul
Hanji Theme Park, Wonju
Woljeong Temple, Pyeongchang
En route to Pyeongchang
DMC Music Fest 2016, Sangam Plaza, Seoul
Korea National Museum, Seoul
Wonju stadium
Hongdae, Seoul
Myeongdong, Seoul
Dakgalbi Alley, Chuncheon
Halla hockey team game, Chuncheon (11/24)
Halla University (dormitory)
Kangwon National University, Chuncheon
Everland, Gyeonggi province
Music Bank, Gyeongju city, North Gyeongsang province (11/18)
Halla University (classroom)
Office of Planning, Halla
Gangwon International Students Summit, InterBurgo Hotel, Wonju (9/21)
Donggang River Village, Pyeongchang (view from zipline)
Halla University (autumn to winter)
Wonju cityline (view from on top of AK Plaza)

Music (used without permission):
All Mine – f(x)
S.M. Entertainment


Love and light always,

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1 Comment

  1. pretty and touching <3

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