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Views on the blossom festival
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승인 2010.04.19  14:54:59
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▲ Kim Bo Chang. photo by Buffy Hawke

How many years have you been involved in the Cherry Blossom Festival?
This is my first year working at the festival.
How did you get involved in the festival?
My friends told me about the job and suggested that I do it.
What’s your favorite part of participating in the festival?
I love to see the smiles on the children’s faces when they take a picture with me.

▲ Jeon Goan Woo. photo by Buffy Hawke

What do you think the cherry blossoms symbolize to Jeju?
The cherry blossoms are very splendid and beautiful, just like Jeju Island.
What are you looking forward to most about spring?
I m looking forward to beginning a new semester at university.
What’s a springtime activity you enjoy?
Every spring I join a health club and I like to play basketball outside.

▲ Go Geum Shil, with son, Kim Hyung Hun. photo by Buffy Hawke

What has been your favorite thing about the festival?
Watching my son try to catch a goldfish with his hands.
What are you looking forward to most about warmer weather in Jeju?
The weather has been so cold, so I haven’t been able to exercise outside. I’m looking forward to doing more health related activities outside.
What role do you think cherry blossoms play in Jeju?
They show the beauty of Jeju. When I see a flower, I want to take a picture and hang out in the sunshine.

▲ Kevin Collins. photo by Elizabeth Holbrook

What made you decide to attend the festival today?
Cherry blossoms are just something I’ve always associated with Korea. Coming to Jeju, I knew they were something I wanted to see.
What are your thoughts about the festival overall?
I’ve been to other festivals in Jeju, but the Cherry Blossom festival is the first festival I’ve attended that introduces a new season.
What do you think the cherry blossom symbolizes?
It’s the coming of spring symbolized with the idea of a flower.

▲ Joey Janzen. photo by Elizabeth Holbrook

What has been the highlight of the festival for you?
The performance we just saw with little crops set up on stage.
What was the performance supposed to represent?
It was a song and reenactment of farming techniques in Jeju.
What activities are you looking forward to doing in warmer weather?
Hiking Mount Halla without crampons.

▲ Allison Burnett. photo by Buffy Hawke

What influenced your decision to come today?
Festivals are fun. I like cotton candy.
What have you enjoyed most about this festival?
So far, purchasing these giant dinosaur and dolphin balloons.
What are you looking forward to most about spring in Jeju?
I’m looking forward to the slightly warmer weather.






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