2013 Daegu Bloggers Welcome Ceremony
Trip Start Aug 16, 2013
418Trip End Aug 25, 2013
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The City of Daegu was proud to welcome this years group of selected Korean and Foreign Bloggers at a welcoming ceremony held at City Hall this weekend.
This is the second year of the program and I was fortunate to be selected again along with four other new foreign bloggers. Along with myself were foreign residents from Canada, the UK, and South Africa all living in Daegu.
Each of the bloggers was presented with a welcoming gift bag with included a North Face waterproof jacket. Attending the event were various media representatives.
Each of the bloggers was presented with a Certificate of Appointment from the Mayor of Daegu before doing individual introductions. My Korean is much better than last year and I was able to do most of my introduction in Korean explaining that I had been a foreign blogger on the program last year and was looking forward to this year too.
Since we started last year we were able to grow their Facebook page from 150 people originally, to 1000 in October 2012, and have just surpassed 2000 members.
The group which included about twenty Korean bloggers then posed for a group pic both inside and outside City Hall. There were several familiar faces from last years group of bloggers
After the opening ceremonies the group of Korean and Foreign Bloggers along with City Officials went to a Duck Restaurant just outside of Daegu. Everyone was treated to a grilled duck lunch before continuing on the bus for our weekend workshop in Tongyeong on the south coast.
The Global Daegu Blogspot can be viewed here http://globaldaegu.blogspot.kr/
and their Facebook Page 'Colorful Daegu' is here https://www.facebook.com/globaldaegu?fref=ts
Here is another article in Korean about the bloggers welcome ceremony
See also last years bloggers welcome ceremony
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