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EOTO : 2nd meeting ! (Korean&Finnish)

# 2. Korean TV show & Chill

Our second meeting was watching TV show & chill in Kia’s place !

‘Welcome ! First time in Korea’ is the one of the most popular entertainment shows on air in Korea.

It is the “New Concepts of Domestic Trip” reality show, which foreigners who living in Korea inviting their native friends to Korea for special trips that are hard for ordinary foreign travelers to enjoy.

The Finnish friend’s episode was re-produced as season 2 because it broke the channel’s highest view ratings in this show.

It was very fun time together.

During watch together, we could  see where finnish friends were sightseeing and found out some Finnish slangs that did not come out in subtitles lol ! Also Kia gave us snacks with reindeer cream cheese and it was such an amazing harmony ever I tried.

Emphasizing that this isn’t any commercial advertisement ! 

But I attach a photo just want to show everyone this awesome cream cheese 🙂

+ I could find that Kia also seemed to have a strange hobby of putting dead trees in front of the Buddha statue lol.

I dare to interpret this as the meaning of the eternal cycle of birth..


EOTO : 1st meeting ! (Korean&Finnish)

# 1. Moi ! 안녕하세요 ! 

In first meeting, we just greeted each other and introduce ourselves.

My first impression of Kia was exactly like a moomin. White and speak Finnish Moomin!

After greeting, she suddenly took the Korean language book out of her bag and It obviously seems like a cute Moomin for us.

Kia was an exchange student in Japan with a high school program and those experience affected to get interested in Asian culture.

And she is thinking about an internship in Korea after graduation.

We four Koreans also interested in Finnish culture as an exchange student who live in Tampere, we wanted to learn about each other’s culture, language and so on. 

So we made plans for the future.

We also agreed to meet as a casual way if not for this course.

But In those 10 times meeting above, there will be lessons more focusing on the cultural and academical stuffs.


*Today’s words are all about snow : lumi, loska, räntä, lumisade, puuterilumi, kinos.