Monday, October 3, 2016

How many days does spring last?

How many days does spring last?
It was April, it was spring.
We spent a good 10 days in South Korea for the training.
This year, I embarked on yet another career path.
As a freelance travel agent. Destination, South Korea.
The opportunity knocked while working for ARI.
Due to super duper fluctuation over the exchange rates, 
this year ARI has decided to bring their annual training,
which usually held in the UK to the South Korea.
The person in total charge, ahem, of course Mek Kelate :)
It's rather a bloodcurdling experience as far as I could recall.
I was put in charge on the whole aspect from  buying those tickets,
to planning the itinerary to communicating with Korean side,
to booking University Hall, to determine the activities to be done,
simply put, I had to take care of everything,from A to Z.

First and foremost, I'd like to thank the Korean-Muslim community for their extraordinary involvement to make sure we have a great time in South Korea. 


I can't imagine handling this group of 30 government personnel without your assistance.
I'd like to extend my appreciation to the Korean side
who had been an incredible help to me. 
They assisted me in so many way.
Special thanks to Seoul Mosque for everything they provided us. Special thanks to Imam Abd Rahman for his time with us, Bora and Seoul Mosque committee, thank you so much.
Imam Rahman
 Through this event, I met many lifelong friends and two playful yet charismatic appa.
Malaysian appa & Jeju appa.

Thank you so much Colonel Shahrir for helping, facilitating and guiding me. 
You've been such an extraordinary incredible god sent help to me :)



 
Miss Samiyah who look like Ailee (well at least to my eyes) 
 Thank you so much to the Dongguk University for letting us using their hall.
Prof Ismail & Miss Samiyah, I trully appreciate your gesture coming all the way from out of Seoul to meet us at Dongguk Univ.

I'd also love to express my heartfelt appreciation to Prof Bashir Kim Dae Yong for personally having us and Dr Yong for assisting and guiding us around Jeju. Truthfully, for without you, we would not be able to do all the visits. Prof Bashir is so charismatic & Dr Yong is so charming!
Visiting Jeju Islamic Center,founded by Prof Bashir himself.
Making sleeping arrangement at the lodging.
The participants freak out as they learn they'd be
sleeping on the ondol floor, Korean style sleeping arrangement.
Exchange gift
BBQ time
With Dr Seo Kwang Young; our impromptu guide.
Most of the time, I'm guiding him about Jeju XD
There was an exhibition by Artist Kang Yo Bae

The artist, Mr Kang Yo Bae we get to meet, all thanks to Prof Bashir.

Just look at the celebration arranged by Prof Bashir Kim, my Jeju Appa now :) kkkk
Visiting appa's Univ, Cheju Halla University.

Jeju Canola Field
wearing hanbok at Suwon's Hanok Village

wajib la visit embassy kannnn
I'd definitely love to return back to spring Korea again for vacation.