Friday, March 16, 2012

Korean Class: Hanbok Making Contest

As part of our curriculum, the Tourism Management students from Cebu Normal University took up the course Foreign Language 2: Korean. Instead of starting the class on November 2011, It started on December 2011 which is very late. Our teacher, Donna Grace Cotejo, a graduate of English in our school, taught us the basic Korean expressions. We also learned how to read and write the Hangul alphabet. She also invited Koreans who study English in our class to discuss Korean culture and practices.


Meshiel Dosdos, Glazalle Manzanades, Louvee Lising, Shiela Bacalan, and Suzanne Araneta
Our first highlight activity is the making of Hanbok (Korea's National Costume) out of Japanese paper. We were divided into five groups.
Theresa Gemparo, Jessica Guisadio, Lady Dismas, Shiela Bacalan (model), Myra Alontaga, Me
We were asked to pick a design. Unfortunately, we had chosen the traditional hanbok. Good thing! Our group is piled up with good designers, hardworking students, and make-up artists which led to an almost perfect hanbok. There was a problem because we lacked the important resource which is the Japanese paper, resulting a half-baked hanbok (pretty infront, ugly at the back).
Suzanne Araneta
The Gorgeous Dollars (G$) Representative, Suzanne Araneta, was chosen as their group's model. Due to lack of resources, they created a somewhat off-shoulder Hanbok.
Production staff with models Louvee Lising & Shiela Bacalan
Louvee Lising's epic Sailormoon-inspired Hanbok that somehow appears like a raincoat and complimented by chopsticks. This is one of the funniest Hanbok which doesn't look like a hanbok at all, more of a cosplay.
Giezl Binga-an, Jeelian Fernandez, Glazalle Manzanades (model), Florence Akol,  Alvin Saraom
Their hanbok incorporates elements of Kimono (Japan's National Costume). The short skirt is brand new, sexy-chic and nationalistic at the same time.

Meshiel Dosdos
The modern day Hanbok, It doesn't really look like a hanbok. It is more of kid wearing a sunday's best dress going to mass with matching flowers and butterflies.

1 comment:

  1. this post is funny i can't even! Haha! btw, what makes a short skirt nationalistic? lol

    post more blogposts!