The kids’ perspective, Jeju, South Korea
My name is Olivia. I am nine years old. I came to Jeju when I was eight years old. I go to Samyang Primary School. At school, I have seven friends. I sit beside Coral, my Canadian friend. Sometimes I go to the beach with her. At the beach I make sandcastles and go swimming. I usually go under water with my goggles and look for fish, but I never see them. I think Jeju is fun because it’s an island and there are lots of beaches.
My favorite thing to do on Jeju is Hapkido. In Hapkido, I have my blue belt. It took me 7 months to get it. To pass the blue belt test, you have to be very strong and know all the moves. Hapkido is my favorite sport because it’s fun to learn new moves. In Hapkido, I have one friend. My favorite toy in Korea is a Ddung doll. They’re my favorite dolls because they are so cute. What I like about Korea is playing with my friends.
What I don’t like about Korea is people staring at me and calling me names.
The difference between Canada and Korea is that everybody speaks Korean, they all eat spicy food, they all look Korean and they sleep on really hard floor mats. In Canada, some people speak a little Korean, everybody speaks English, not many restaurants have spicy food, a few people look Korean and I only sleep on the floor for sleepovers!
Su Kyung and Lee Seul
Seogwipo has many fun things to do, like World Cup Stadium and Saery World. At World Cup Stadium, Jeju United and other teams play soccer. If you like soccer, come here to cheer! If you buy a Jeju United t-shirt for 2,000 won, you can get in for free.
Water World is also at World Cup Stadium. It’s a good place to play with your family. There’s a swimming park and a sauna. Ah, but be careful when you play in the swimming park! E-Mart is next to Water World. You can buy many toys there!
We like Saery World the most. It’s also next to World Cup Stadium. Saery World has a hot air balloon, a maze park and kart riding. When you ride the balloon, yell, “Ya-hoo!” and you’ll feel great. It’s difficult to find your way through the maze park. We hope you do it easily! The karts are so fast you’ll feel cool even on a hot summer day. But please be careful.
Other fun things to do include the Teddy Bear Museum and Pacific Land. The Teddy Bear Museum displays cute and beautiful Teddy Bears. The last thing is Pacific Land. In Pacific Land you can enjoy an animal show. Monkeys ride bikes, seals play the piano and dolphins play with balls.
We are proud of our town. We never feel bored!