Our Korea Experiences

This is an attempt to Pen down travel stories during our stay in South Korea. South Korea with its four distinct seasons and awesome landscapes is a treat to visitor's eyes. Travelling is always fun here due to the hospitality and extremly cooperative people.
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Wednesday, November 17, 2004

2004 Diwali In Wonchon Resort

By this year number of Indians in Suwon has increased drastically. Suwon now is home of more than 100 Indians. Most of them working with Samsung and some in other IT companies. This time we reserved a Hall in Wonchon Resort. The place was a scenic beauty in itself. The restaurant was on a boat floating on the Wonchon lake.


The Venue. Was a treat to eyes. Every one liked it
More than 50 of us gathered together. The celebration time was from 2pm till 10pm on 13th Nov Saturday. We did not had the privilege to celebrate Diwali on the exact day as its a working day here in Korea. We really miss motherland India on all such occasion and numerous other times, to be honest we miss being in India all the time.

Introduction: First we had a introduction session where in every one came forward and said few thing about themselves.


Hello every one!! I am 100 days old Kunjal. She is my mother and the guy with Mike is my dear father.

Games and other activities:
Ths time also we had arranged many games and competition one of them being Number counting.

Number counting game:
One has to count 1 to 10 in 3 different languages e.g It would be something like one, ek, hana/two, do, dul......Ten,dus,yol for some one who chooses English, Hindi and Korean as the languages of his preference.


Announcing the Number counting Game. Austin and Rashmi (left) were anchor of the Number game


Enjoying the number counting game. It was really interesting

Couple Game: We had another interesting game for couples. One partner would write down the answer to few question like whats her fav food, colour etc. then her partner would be asked each of those question to check if they matches. It turned out be a very interesting one.

Karaoke Songs:
The restaurant had Karaoke system and many of us came out and sang excellent songs. Mood was really upbeat with all the fast beat songs and dances.


Dinesh, Glee, Dhinakar and Kumar singing chorus "Ek pal ka Jeena"


Who said only Govinda can Dance?

No Crakers No Diwali: Initially there was a small debate on whether we should go for fire crackers or not but finally the conclusion was it won't be Diwali if no crackers.as dDiwali is a festival of lights and crackers. After the games were over we went outside for cracker bursting but had to give up even before finishing up whatever few low decibel crackers we had brought with us. Making noise without permission might result in inviting Security personnel's to our party.


Without Fire crackers no Diwali

We had ordered food from a Pakistani restaurant. Yes we do get most of our spices and food items out here from Pakistani Stores and restaurants. Since the Indian mass in Korea is increasing, lots of new Indian stores are also coming up.



Group Photo at the end of Party

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