"How Do You Plan to Spend Your Christmas In Korea?"The Christmas holidays are just around the corner. So the JoongAng Ilbo English Edition asked foreigners living in or visiting Korea about their Christmas plans here.
"I'm visiting Seoul for just five days before I head back to Tokyo. On Christmas day, I will be working in the office - it's more peaceful there and I can get more work done."
(Malcom Lawes, Lehman Brothers Japan Inc.)
"Yes, of course! I'll be working full-time, but I look forward to the great time here. Since I'm away from my home town, Kansas City, Missouri, my staff at the hotel is like my family."
(Randy Winship, the Grand Hyatt Seoul.)
"All my family is in Singapore. I'll be visiting them for Christmas and be back on the 30th to celebrate the New Year with my boyfriend's family."
(Sonya Lee, English teacher.)
"I'll be flying. I'll be in San Francisco on Christmas Eve and the next day back to Korea. Because my family is in Malaysia, it's hard to spend Christmas with them, at least for the time being. But it's fun to be everywhere in the world."
(Mohd Asgar Bin Mohd Hassan, pilot at Korean Air.)
"I'll just rent some cool videos and chill out. There are going to be tons of people everywhere anyway."
(Song Yun-ju, student of architecture at the University of Montreal, Canada.)
"I'm leaving this Wednesday for my home town on Long Island, N.Y. I haven been in many other countries for the last 13 years, and it will be my first Christmas day with my immediate family in such a long time. Personally, it's a good chance to have my children see their grandparents there."
(Charles L. Arena, Managing Director at FedEx Korea.)
"I'll be working. I have to finish the new French Culture Center before the end of December."
(David-Pierre Jalicon, President of Architecte D.P.J. )
"We all hope so. We just flew in from Singapore, but we're originally from New York City, going to Boston, where our home is now, for three weeks to spend the Christmas holidays."
(Gina Jamison. clinical social worker with her two children Emily and Marisa.)