6D5N South Korea Itinerary

It’s gonna be a summer in Korea. Most Filipinos do not go to Korea during the summer because we experience it the whole year round.

What brings me to Korea this time of year? Boryeong Mud Festival! But, as we were too late in planning, most hotels / resorts along Daecheon Beach have already been booked. Fortunately, we found a hotel that still has room for 2 nights. So, before moving to Boryeong, I’ll be in Seoul for the first 3 nights.

Day 1, July 20

Arrival in Incheon Airport

Transfer to Chungmuro Station to check in

Day 2, July 21

Ride the Mugunghwa to Suwon

Hwaseong Fortress

FIVB World Grand Prix (KOR vs KAZ, COL vs POL)

Return to Seoul

Day 3, July 22

I still have a free day. I am looking into hiking the Seoul City Wall.

Day 4, July 23

Transfer to Boryeong

Explore Daecheon Beach

Day 5, July 24

Boryeong Mud Festival

Day 6, July 25

Transfer to Seoul

Shopping at Seoul Station

Transfer to Incheon Airport

Flight to Manila

I was happy when I learned that one leg of the FIVB World Grand Prix will be hosted in Korea. I made it a point to ensure that I will be able to watch one day. Here’s to hoping that I will be able to secure tickets!

I am also keen on hiking the Seoul City Wall for the view of Seoul. But that isn’t final yet because I am considering the weather. Do I really want to hike in the middle of summer?

I’m looking forward to an eventful summer! And I am hoping to have a great experience in the festival.

Eventful Weekend

This weekend was one for the books. It was definitely tiring but it was also a great way to bring myself back on track.

Korean Class

We didn’t have class last time. The teacher had to attend to something. Without the class, it seemed like a part of me was missing. This weekend, we learned about asking where something is and some activities like (to go and to do). I am actually learning a lot and watching Korean dramas have become easier.

Hoping that I will get good grades so I can continue on to the next module.

Volleyball at Home Court Gym

My teammates and I scheduled a reunion game. It was 2 years since we all played together and the company one-day league prompted us to want to play with each other again. It was full of fun and I was actually more tired from laughing rather than from the play itself.

It was a (sort of) goodbye game for one of our teammates who’s going to Canade for post-grad studies. I hope that she will be successful in this endeavor.

MMVL Off-Season Tournament

Although we lost, it was still a good game for us. The scores were 26-24 and 26-24. If only we had more fight in us, we could have ended the first set easily. It was a learning experience, definitely. It was also the first time played together so it was like testing the waters.

I am hoping that we will fare better, and win the game, the next time around.

 

With all that’s happened this weekend, am I ready for Monday? The first order of business tomorrow is to write down everything that I have to do for the week.

AJA. AJA. Fighting.

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Taken at: Sto. Nino National High School Gym in Marikina City, Philippines

We had our first game of the off-season. It was also unfortunate that out of the 11 players, only 6 were available. Since it was high intensity volleyball game, it was hella tiring! And although we lost, it was still a good fight – extending the match to three sets and overcoming a deficit of 8 points to force a deuce!

Let’s win the next!

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Taken at: Sto. Nino National High School Gymnasium in Marikina City, Philippines

I am really thankful that the high school alumni association is organizing an all-alumni volleyball tournament. This is the off-season and we were grouped into teams.

Hoping to a successful and fun season!