International Listening Weekend on March, 2023: Denver International Airport Question?
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International Listening Weekend 2023. The Journal of The International Listening Association: Volume 4, 1990 <b>The International Journal
Man, you've got a good ear if you could recognize they've changed the voices! I just flew out of DIA this weekend and heard the new announcements, but I couldn't remember who they changed it to. The change happened on June 1. I did like Reynelda Muse's voice better. Alan Roach's voice made want to eat a hot dog like at Coors Field!
Here's an article announcing the change:
Good Weekend getaway ideas in Texas...?
Don't listen to those non-Texans. They are just jealous because they are not Texans.
Now, depending on what part of the state you live in:
SE: Galveston is good if you like the beach - there are many hotels, restaurants, condo, beach houses, and plenty to do for a weekend.
Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah - off HWY 146 and Nasa Rd. 1) is a blast. Landry's restaurants owns this property - there is a wonderful, little quaint hotel and plenty of fun and food to be had - especially in the summer when they hold 'Rock the Dock'. Check them out on the web.
Waco has some good sites, Texas Rangers Museum and the Dr. Pepper Museum as well as Baylor U. College Station (Gig 'EM, class 97) has lots to do. Of course there is Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, check out their chamber cites for calendars of events - Houston is having their international festival soon - it will cover Jamaica.
El Paso is a neat town, also do a web search for B&Bs in Texas. My husband and I try to get away one weekend a year and try out new B&Bs all around Texas - it is fantastic.
In Yonsei University where do international students hang out?
I attended Yonsei from '06 - '09. I graduated from the Yonsei KLI, but also have some credit at the university proper.
Every foreign student is different. Some hang out with fellow foreigners. Some have been in Korea for years and have a family in Korea, and they tend not to hang out with other foreign students.
Personally, I got sick of the other westerners at the KLI and decided to live in goshiwons/hasukjips with actual Koreans, instead. Either that or hang out with people from Japan (Japanese and Zainichi Koreans).
And when I say "westerner," I don't just mean "white person." I am also talking about Korean-Americans. Some really know the Korean culture, but many know nothing more than the white people, and just think they do (and don't dare argue with them).
After five years in Korea, I was so tired of the eternal tourist mentality of many of the temporary foreign students. Like this:
"I TRIED BIBIMBAP YESTERDAY! IT WAS SO GOOD!"
"WOW, BIBIMBAP? I'D LOVE TO TRY THAT SOMETIME. I HEARD THAT IN KOREA, THEY EAT DOG!"
"HEY GUYS, I'M GOING TO GO TO DONGDAEMUN MARKET THIS WEEKEND! WHO WANTS TO HANG OUT AS A BIG, CLUMSY GROUP AND MILL AROUND DONGDAEMUN MARKET?"
"WOW! MAYBE WE CAN TRY SOME KIMCHI!"
If you WANT to hang out with other foreigners, try the I-House (International House, the dormitories where foreign students live), or Global Lounge. Or the restaurant right out front of the KLI called 화가와 요리사. Or the KLI building's lounge.
However, goshiwons and hasukjips are far cheaper, allow you a better Korean immersion experience (you can draw conclusions for yourself by your own experience, not having to be bombarded with the opinions of clueless foreigners), and you don't have to listen to "WOW! THEY EAT WITH CHOPSTICKS! AMAZING!" and other inane bullcrap all day long.