This is the shop near Chonbuk National University (CBNU). The volunteers who led us in this programme brought us to the shop to eat fried chicken and beer called ‘Chi Meg’ which became famous in Korea because of the drama “ You Who from the Star.”
When there were no evening programmes in the evening, we went to the court which was near our dormitory to play basketball with our new friends who were also studying at the university. We had just met, but regardless of where we came from, we played together and had fun at the basketball court.
It was another sports day, our friends rented the court to play badminton. We had more than ten people so that we divided into teams and two people in one team.
After badminton, we decided to have our supper and we went to eat 치맥 again. We drank well and ate well, we talked about many things that night.
닭갈비(Dakgalbi) is spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables. Dakgalbi is a delicious, spicy grilled chicken dish that was a popular choice for our friends when we went out to eat. One of our friends brought us to eat Dakgalbi which is just outside the university.
This was an unforgettable night because we walked in the rain to the singing room which was outside the university. Actually, our plan was play basketball that evening, but it rained. So we changed our plans to go to the singing room. It was raining heavily when we stepped out of the dormitory, but we still had to go to the singing room because some of our friends were already waiting for us outside the university. It was cold and wet in the rain, but we reached there safely. We sang many Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and English songs.
막걸리(Makgeolli) means “farmer’s alcohol.” This unfiltered rice wine is Korea’s oldest liquor. Made from fermented rice, yeast, and water, makgeolli typically contains 6 to 8 percent alcohol, is often milky and semi-sweet, and is slightly fizzy from the fermentation process. Again, we went to drink alcohol. Some of our friends had not had their dinner, so we ordered plenty of food and Makgeolli there. The taste of Makgeolli is different to beer, and some of their faces turned red after drink a few cups of Makgeolli.
It was the last night in this exchange programme, so all of us went to the Nambu night market. The night market had two floors, in which the first floor had stalls selling food, and the second floor had restaurants and some souvenirs shops. There were so many different types of food, so that we decided that everyone should buy different types of food to share. After dinner we went back to the dormitory, but we did not go back to our room. We chit chatted outside the dormitory until midnight.