South Korea

e-pal: korea

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 28 October, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 28 October, 2008, 12:00am


Related topics

Connecting with teens around the world

Name Bomin Kim

Age 18

City/country Seoul

Star sign Taurus

Seoul is a dynamic and vibrant city. Like many cities in East Asia, it's a mixture of ancient culture and modern buildings and attitudes.

We have four distinct seasons: it can get up to 32 degrees Celsius in summer and drop to as cold as -10 degrees in winter.

The most important festival in Korea is the Lunar New Year. It's very similar to the Chinese Lunar New Year as children receive envelopes containing money and the whole family plays traditional games. Of course, we eat lots of yummy food as well.

Korea has a lot of great food. Seafood and all sorts of meats are popular, but we also eat a large variety of vegetables.

I am sensible, neat, understanding, mature and calm, but also passionate about the things I care about.

Currently my idol is my friend's mum. She is chief editor for a publisher that issues several different fashion magazines - which is one of my dream jobs.

While staying at my friend's over the summer, I found out how, even at the busiest times, her mum would find time for her family and her daughter's friends. I loved how she could juggle both priorities with such ease and still be so successful.

I like a wide range of music. Lately, I've been getting into electronic music due to a recent interest in tecktonic, a dance style that combines hip hop and techno. I listen to rock, indie and pop, too. My favourite movies of all time are A Beautiful Mind, Fight Club, Amadeus and The Shawshank Redemption.

I love travelling, especially to foreign countries. My favourite holidays include skiing either here in Korea or in Japan during the winter, and visiting beaches, water parks and amusement parks in the summer.

I visited Hong Kong in July. I thought the city was very much like Seoul but condensed to a much smaller size. It was vibrant and I loved the scenery at night!