Worldwide Korea Bloggers Welcoming Ceremony

Last December, I was chosen to be part of the second batch of the Worldwide Korea Bloggers (WKB) for Korea.net. A welcoming ceremony was held on March 23 at the Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) offices in Seoul.

There I met other WKB bloggers, WKB featured writers, and KOCIS staff. We were shown the highlights of Korea.net over the past year and were given our Certificates of Appointment that were signed by the director of KOCIS, Woo Jin-Young, who gave an inspiring speech.

Certificate of Appointment

After we introduced ourselves and exchanged ideas, we took a group photo before heading off to the National Museum of Korea.

2012 Worldwide Korea Bloggers

At the museum, we were welcomed by the director, Kim Youngna, before going on a guided tour. Steve and I have been to the museum before. This time, it was wonderful to learn more about the important artifacts from the guide.

Iron Buddha

Iron Buddha

After the tour, we browsed through the museum shop then took part in an art workshop where we created our versions of a dragon (with help, of course!).

Black Dragon

My black dragon!

It was wonderful meeting new friends and I’m deeply honored to be called one of the cultural ambassadors for Korea. Thank you to KOCIS and the National Museum for the gifts and an amazing day!

For more information, please check out Korea.net’s article and Arirang News’ feature about that day.

[Edit: We were also featured on p. 20 of the Korea Herald on March 26. The photo below of the Korea Herald newspaper was taken by Jo-Anna Lynch (fifth from left) of The View From Over Here.]

A reporter from Korea.kr, 이종준, also wrote about us here. And below is the video Steve made for Korea.net: