Chu’sok Celebrations With HELP University College Students

Chu’sok Celebrations 1ELS
International students accepted an invitation from HELP University College to
celebrate the Korean Thanksgiving Chu’sok festival together on 4 Oct 07. About
forty students, from ELS Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya, accompanied by student
advisors, Ms Melissa, Ms Virginia and the Director of Student Affairs, Mrs.Jeya, went
over to the newly opened HELP RESIDENCE builing where the celebrations took

Playing host, the HELP University staff and students went all out
to make the evening a memorable one for their guests. Sweet memories of home came
back to many a Korean student, listening to the master of ceremonies speaking in
their mother tongue. All the visitors were presented with door gifts and tokens of

Chu’sok Celebrations 2The photo
taking session was interesting. The hosts readily clicked their cameras and later
came up with several souvenir snap shots that were presented to their ELS
counterparts as parting gifts. Warmth and comradeship prevailed that afternoon as
students from both institutions intermingled and enjoyed themselves.

Korean music graced the occasion as students got to know each
other. It was interesting to watch the fun-filled traditional Korean games that were
played by students from both the educational institutions. Participants of the
ever-green ‘Musical chairs’ game were heard laughing and joyfully
screaming in excitement throughout the game. The winners were happy to receive their

Chu’sok Celebrations 3Next in the
agenda was dinner. Sumptuous Korean dishes including the special item for
Chu’sok, namely, ‘songpyun’(rice cake) were served. Everyone really
enjoyed the meal as well as the friendliness shown by the hosts.

Speeches, both in English and in the Korean language were given by
representatives from both institutions. After collecting their photographs that had
been taken earlier, the ELS visitors adjourned to their bus.

‘Thank you’ to the organizing committee of HELP
University for inviting us at ELS Language Centres to this joint Chu’sok