Thursday, June 25, 2009


Last week we had another cultural event. We wore traditional Korean costume (hanbok) while learning Korean tea ceremony. For those of you who are familiar with Japanese tea ceremony, it's the same idea but MUCH simpler, like you actually get around to drinking the tea in a timely fashion (hehe). The tea master explained everything really well including what the colors and patterns on the hanbok meant. I really loved my hanbok and didn't want to give it back! It's completely spacious (as roomy as grandma's mu-mu, but WAAAAAY cooler). We also learned how to sit properly in Korean style, the men had a bit of acrobatics to do (frog position?) but the women's was pretty simple - left knee down, right knee down, done. Like I've expressed before, any activity that combines learning with food is a good deal!

Prof. Groen seems pretty confident in AU student ability to make good tea:

Looking very lovely:

Tea master showing the lady's bow:
Family photo:

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