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Speaker’s Corner: Merry Christmas!

December 28, 2014

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I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and/or a Happy Holiday! Whether you celebrate it or not, I hope you got some time off of work. Christmas time in Korea is a interesting time of year. For those of you that don’t know, Korea doesn’t celebrate Christmas like we’re used to back home in Canada, it’s actually considered to be a couple holiday akin to Valentine’s Day. We talked a bit about it in last week’s blog but to fully explain it, you had better get your date an awesome gift on December 24th or else the 25th will be an angry day. The 24th is almost like a test run to see if you’re still going to keep dating, like a “my boyfriend/girlfriend sucks because the didn’t get me anything so we’re over” kindof angry Valentine’s Day way. That’s what makes Christmas a depressing time of year for Koreans because people want to be out with a date not at home. Many single people just avoid going out because it’s usually just couples taking over. In fact, there is a joke response when someone asks you what you’re doing for Christmas if you’re single. You should respond with “Oh, I’m staying home with my Kevin” which really means staying home and watching Home Alone. Hahahhahh very clever indeed! As for us, we did indeed stay home.

The whole EYK Team and some friends came by our house for dinner, drinks, and Christmas movies! Elf! Just Friends! Die Hard! Yes, Die Hard is totally a Christmas movie. Anyhow we had a great time and they next day was spent watching, MORE CHRISTMAS MOVIES! The Holiday! Love Actually! No more crying movies for me. I’m all cried out. Also, for those of you that watch Die Hard it’s now really hard to not say…POTTER…overtime Snape, I mean, Alan Rickman comes on the screen. It was like non-stop screaming of 10 POINTS FOR SLYTHERIN when he did something. Wow I have digressed. Point is, great Christmas, I did miss my family but being surrounded by friends that are like family is a wonderful comfort. You know what else is a wonderful comfort? The good time feels of today’s Speaker’s Corner. Lots of adorable people! I loved that adorable couple with that “give me some sugar” line. What about the adorable singing at the end of the video. OMG how cute was that? I knew the song they were singing instantly but did you? If you know the song let me know in the comment section below. And also, let us know what your holiday season is like! Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, did you still get time off? Or is it just another day? Is it hot or cold where you are from because Christmas is synonymous with cold for us Ontario Canadians! Let us know, and see you in 2015!

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  1. Oh my God these little girls are adorable! I squealed.

    5 years ago
  2. This Christmas AND New Years was hard for me as I didn’t get to see my mum on both occasions and usually it is a very family oriented day and we usually all get together for a fun day with lots of home-made food. But this year (last year??) I got none of that and so I still don’t feel like christmas or New Years has even happened. I get to see my mum in a few days time though so I’m keeping a count down until our “catch-up christmas”

    5 years ago
  3. This video made me happy~ :3
    Merry Christmas (even though it’s passed already) and Happy New Year!~

    Btw, gotta ask your opinion: what do you think about this “S.M. Global Audition”? It has nothing to doing with the video but I’m very curious. XD

    5 years ago
  4. The song was “A Whole New World,” from Alladin and the second one was “Let it Go,” from Frozen. Those kids have guts to sing in front of camera, I would never!

    We celebrate Christmas by having lots of family come to my grandparents house. On Christmas eve we ate a big ham dinner and played card games as a family. On Christmas morning we ate bread pudding for breakfast, drank mimosas, then all of us opened presents one at a time. We always take lots of pictures hahahha. Then we had a turkey dinner. I was blown away by all the food this year and probably overate. But we all had fun family times, played card games and built puzzles. we had not a lot of snow so no snowmen building contests but we often do that at Christmas too!

    HAPPY NEW YEARS EVERYONE <3

    5 years ago
  5. the world is full of adorable people <3
    I feel exactly the same as what the blond girl said, all the malls in Shanghai are full of Christmas decorations but it didn't feel Christmasy at all, I got one day off work on the 25th and spent it with friends and watching K-dramas :D I talked to my parents on Christmas Eve, but although it was my first Christmas away from home, I wasn't homesick at all, phew!

    5 years ago
  6. Holly molys r those two girls at the end redorobly cute! Bustin out with the Aladdin song and then frozen:-D I laughed at there cuteness

    5 years ago
  7. At the end, cuteness overload with the singing! Love it! That was genuinely great from both husband and wife pairs—funny and interesting!

    5 years ago
  8. This is ridiculously cute!!! Love it!

    5 years ago
  9. 1) Die Hard is TOTALLY a Christmas movie. It’s a tradition amongst my friends and I. and 2)”Also, for those of you that watch Die Hard it’s now really hard to not say…POTTER…overtime Snape, I mean, Alan Rickman comes on the screen. It was like non-stop screaming of 10 POINTS FOR SLYTHERIN when he did something.” – It’s haunting how incredibly relevant you guys are to my life… THIS, this happened on the 23rd :P

    That said, I too am Canadian so… I celebrated with my fam-jam in a low-key way – although the power went out for dinner on Christmas Eve making for a memorable dinner cooked on the bbq and eaten by candlelight so there’s that? Either way I love low-key Christmas with family and friends. <3 Glad y'all enjoyed yourselves too!

    5 years ago
  10. Kyah~~~ The little girls singing!! And it’s one of my fave Disney songs!! SOOOOO glad we didn’t hear any ‘Let it go’…

    5 years ago
  11. Christmas is celebrated a wee bit differently in my family, because it is also my brother’s birthday…. Sooo it’s more of a two-fer, Cakey Cakey Cakey! Also we got our first real snowfall this year on Christmas YAY. – Aladdin, *forms rainbow with hands* childhood memories. Shooot I still watch Disney movies, and I don’t even have kids haha

    5 years ago
  12. a whole new world? 48 and rainingg here? :( hawaii got more snow than we did this year.Other than that it was a pretty good christmas.glad you a a good holiday. see you in 364 days. and yes i am counting them down/ lol.

    5 years ago
  13. Too much cute in one video! My heart can’t take it! And of course I knew the song. A Whole New Woooooorld! I only wanted to marry Aladdin when I was a kid. I mean! Oh god I’ve said too much! Anyways, Happy New Year^^

    5 years ago