Did you know that the new exhibit is now open? What new exhibit? The Heart and Seoul, Growing up in Korea traveling exhibit.
We attended the media preview and returned for the Grand Opening because we couldn't get enough of the fun and education. I like to call it Edufun.
We were introduced to Bianca, the very sweet, PR for Pretend City. She put the event on for both days and with the help of her whole team, did an amazing job. She told us a bit about what we would see in the new Exhibit and what some of the traditional Korean foods, lifestyle and culture was like. She was dressed in the most colorful and beautiful Hanbok (traditional Korean attire for women).
We tried an assortment of Korean foods. I tried KimChi (a spicy pickled cabbage) for the first time and I liked it. I also tried these dried and salted baby tiny fish.. not bad, I'd eat them again! I love trying new and cultural foods. When in Rome.. or in this case Korea....DO IT lol.
After our educational lunch we headed into the exhibit. Walking in, you get a sense of how life in Korea was and is now. Upon entry we were greeted with many in the traditional Hanbok and even wedding dress. Everything was just beautiful.
I was even able to put one on! Its comfortable and very pretty.
There was my favorite... the wish tube that resembles the event that is held during the Kite Festival. You write your name on a piece of paper with your date of birth and let it go up the tube... if it gets stuck it is said that your bad health and negative things go away! I like it! I did it! Mine got stuck! Here is to faith! See my video on it HERE .
Another favorite of ours, we learned that when you enter a Korean house it's a sign of respect to take your shoes off and put on house shoes. Clean white shoes. Another place where Korean families always wear a type of shoe is when exiting the shower. Most have flip flops or sandals on the outside since the washroom is one large room that there is one drain in the middle and it gets wet and kind of messy.
Did you know that during dinner there is a lot etiquette going on? The elders deserve and get so much respect that everyone younger will eat slower, finish after, and not leave until, the elders are ready. Talk about family values and dedication to those who gave you the opportunities you have. Love it!
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I really enjoyed every moment of it. I couldn't leave with out trying my hand at writing in water on the black boards they have set up. Its pretty cool... like me "MOM".
On my way out I noticed that there was a chance to grab a snip it of making an actual animated short snip of a movie with toys, wow the technology that is something out children need to and should be learning is right there! Check out my Periscope live feed HERE .
It was an awesome day... but wait there's more! We returned for day 2 - the Grand Opening!