2012 arrives….

I didn’t really blog anything in December. Nothing massively special happened so here is a brief summary:

It got cold.

Changwon Wednesday were victorious against Gwangsun in the KFFL cup. We drew the first leg 0-0 in Yeosu. Yeosu has an ancient Korean battle ship (turtle ship) that General Shin defeated the Japanese in. I saw it. I stood on it, then we played football.

We won the second leg 2-1 at home.  Fantastic performance. We also helped to raise some cash for an orphanage in the process and ate some delicious Xmas style food afterwards. Good karma.

Seoul Snow Jam 2009

As reported about in this month's events, the Seoul Snow Jam snowboarding event made Gwanghwamun Plaza feel almost like the more famous X-games. A few quirks aside, it was a fairly well-run, if overcrowded, event.

The first snowboarding event to hit downtown Seoul meant the crowds came en masse. Bringing the ice skating to Gwanghwamun Plaza (instead of City Hall Plaza) as well meant people were trying to see multiple things at the same time.

Life in Korea: going skiing / snowboarding

If the recent Korea Times article or the snowboard competition in downtown Seoul whetted your appetite to try it yourself, Seoul has several places relatively nearby to ski or snowboard. As you might expect in a country of mostly mountains, skiing and snowboarding are quite popular winter sports. While there are dozens of places to give it a try, none are located in Seoul proper, and traveling to most areas works best if you speak Korean, have a car, or both. For the English teachers who claim the subway or bus as their primary mode of transportation, some skiing places offer shuttle buses from Seoul to the resort, although you usually have to call ahead for reservations. All the places listed below have decent to excellent English pages, which are directly linked.

Without further ado...

2S2's next meeting - want to see some snowboarding?

Roboseyo's 2S2 is meeting up this weekend (second Saturday at 2pm, thus '2S2') - this month's activity: going to the Snowboarding Event in Gwangwhamun plaza. The stuff they've already set up looks great, so meet up at the Twosome Place Cafe near Anguk Station (line 3, exit 1) at 2pm.

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