Danny and I have learned that Korean people have definitely adopted the saying, "Go big or go home!" When Koreans decide to do something they go for with everything they've got. Two examples that we experienced this week were right here on Andong University's campus.
|Me posing with the election mascot.|
This week, Danny and I were unassumingly walking to work when we noticed a large group of Koreans wearing matching jackets dancing around. Although flash mobs are one of my favorite things, I realized that this wasn't a spur of the moment dance but that it was strictly to promote student elections. In my university when people ran for student body they maybe attached their name to a lollipop and handed out fliers that said, "Vote for so and so", but here in Korea that isn't enough.
Elections here involve extreme chants, organized dances, sashes and professional grade campaigning. Each candidate must want it pretty bad if they put this much work into trying to become president, but honestly I think Koreans will take any chance to show off their K-Pop (Korean pop music) skills : )
|Dun, dun, dun, DA!|