Christmas at University of Surrey

Hello everyone πŸ™‚ I hope this blog is helpful to the readers. I’m Yumin Baek, a 2nd year of International tourism management and from South Korea. Currently living in Guildford and enjoying our covid safe university library. For my first blog post, I want to share my 2020 Christmas experience at our university.Β 

As an international student in the UK alone, I worried that my Christmas would be dull and lonely this year. However, one day, I got an email that the university is preparing a free Christmas and boxing day meal for students staying in Guildford. At first, I wasn’t sure, but I decided to enjoy free Christmas food with the movie called ‘The Grinch’.

On Christmas day, when I got into the Marquee where the free meal was being given, I was surprised to see three things.Β 

  • First, how the Marquee was Covid secure.Β 
  • Second, how Marquee was decorated with all cute Christmas decorations.Β 
  • Third, the quality of the food.Β 

As I walked in, the food boxes on the table were all set according to the number of students booked. I was amazed by the food. The main meal box contained four kinds of different sandwiches, including turkey to commemorate the festive season! Many other desserts were waiting for me like fancy white chocolate, apple cinnamon drinks, gingerbread cookie with lemon curd, scones with jam, fruits, pudding and hot chocolate kit. The quality and taste of the food were fancy and fabulous :)!

Also, on the Christmas day, in front of the hive, warm drinks were served with presents by the university chaplaincy team, and I won οΏ‘5 Sainsbury’s voucher and little gifts were in the library as well πŸ™‚

On Boxing day, I took a free meal again from the Marquee. The menu was different, and this time, the theme was Spain. I had Chicken Paella with drinks, chips, different kind of hams and churros with Nutella and of course, the food was terrific and tasty.Β 

I could tell that I had an amazing Christmas and boxing day. The university’s tremendous efforts made this possible. I appreciate this as warm memory at university.

This concludes my first blog post here. Hope all of you survived well with 2020 and wish the best for your 2021. Happy New Year everyone πŸ™‚

μ•ˆλ…•ν•˜μ„Έμš” μ—¬λŸ¬λΆ„!! 이 λΈ”λ‘œκ·Έκ°€ 쑸업생, ν˜„μž¬ 그리고 미래의 학생듀 λ˜λŠ” 써리 λŒ€ν•™μ— 관심이 μžˆλŠ” λͺ¨λ“  λΆ„λ“€κ»˜ 도움이 되길 λ°”λΌλ©΄μ„œ 제 첫 λΈ”λ‘œκ·Έλ₯Ό μ‹œμž‘ν• κ»˜μš”. μ €λŠ” 백유민, κ΄€κ΄‘ν•™λΆ€ 2학년에 μž¬ν•™ν•˜λŠ” ν•œκ΅­μΈμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. ν˜„μž¬ κΈΈν¬λ“œμ—μ„œ 학생이 많이 μ—†μ–΄ λ„λ„ν•œ 학ꡐ λ„μ„œκ΄€μ„ μ¦κΈ°λŠ” μ€‘μ΄μ—μš”. 제 첫 λΈ”λ‘œκ·ΈλŠ” ν•™κ΅μ—μ„œ 보낸 이번 ν¬λ¦¬μŠ€λ§ˆμŠ€μ— κ΄€ν•΄ 써볼렀고 ν•΄μš”.

가쑱은 λͺ¨λ‘ ν•œκ΅­μ— 있고, μ €λ§Œ 영ꡭ κ±°μ£Όμ€‘μ΄μ–΄μ„œ, 이번 ν¬λ¦¬μŠ€λ§ˆμŠ€λŠ” μ§€λ£¨ν•˜κ³  또 많이 μ™Έλ‘œμšΈκ²ƒ κ°™μ•˜μ–΄μš”. ν•˜μ§€λ§Œ ν•™κ΅μ—μ„œ 무료둜 크리슀마슀 점심을 μ œκ³΅ν•œλ‹€λŠ” 이메일을 λ°›κ³  ‘그린치’λΌλŠ” μ˜ν™” μ‹œκ°„λŒ€μ— 맞좰 μ˜ˆμ•½ν–ˆμ–΄μš”.

크리슀마슀 당일, Marquee에 처음 λ“€μ–΄κ°”μ„λ•Œ 3가지에 λ†€λžλŠ”λ°,

  • 첫째, μ½”λ‘œλ‚˜λΆ€ν„° μ•ˆμ „ν•˜κ²Œ ν…Œμ΄λΈ” 거리 λ„μ›Œλ‘κΈ°,
  • λ‘˜μ§Έ, κ·€μ—¬μš΄ 크리슀마슀 λ°μ½”λ ˆμ΄μ…˜,
  • μ…‹μ§Έ, μŒμ‹μ˜ 맛과 퀄리티에 λ†€λžμ–΄μš”.

Marquee에 듀어갔을 λ•Œ, μŒμ‹μ€ 이미 μš°λ¦¬κ°€ μ˜ˆμ•½ν•œ μ‚¬λžŒ μˆ˜μ— 맞좰 μ€€λΉ„λ˜μžˆμ—ˆκ³ , μŒμ‹μ€ 4개의 λ‹€λ₯Έ μ’…λ₯˜μ˜ μƒŒλ“œμœ„μΉ˜ (μ—¬κΈ°μ„  ν¬λ¦¬μŠ€λ§ˆμŠ€μ— μΉ λ©΄μ‘°λ₯Ό λ¨ΉλŠ”κ²Œ 전톡이라, μΉ λ©΄μ‘° μƒŒλ“œμœ„μΉ˜λ„ μžˆμ—ˆμ–΄μš”) 그리고 λ””μ €νŠΈλŠ” λΉ„μ‹Έλ³΄μ΄λ˜ ν™”μ΄νŠΈ 초콜릿, μ• ν”Œ μ‹œλ‚˜λͺ¬ 주슀, μ§„μ €λΈŒλ ˆλ“œμ™€ 레λͺ¬ μ»€μŠ€νƒ€λ“œ, 슀콘과 잼, ν‘Έλ”© 그리고 ν•«μ΄ˆμ½” ν‚€νŠΈκΉŒμ§€ λ„ˆλ¬΄ ν‘Έμ§ν–ˆμ–΄μš”. μŒμ‹μ˜ 맛과 퀼리티에 저와 제 μΉœκ΅¬λ“€ λͺ¨λ‘ λ†€λž¬λ‹΅λ‹ˆλ‹€!!

그리고 크리슀마슀 당일날, Hive μ•žμ—μ„œ λ”°λœ»ν•œ μŒλ£Œμ™€ 크리슀마슀 선물을 μ£Όμ‹œλŠ” 뢄이 κ³„μ…¨λŠ”λ°, μ €λŠ” Sainsbury οΏ‘5 λ°”μš°μ²˜λ₯Ό λ°›μ•˜κ³ , λ„μ„œκ΄€μ—μ„œλ„ 쑰그만 선물이 μžˆμ—ˆμ–΄μš” πŸ™‚

Boxing day에도 ν•™κ΅μ—μ„œ 무료 μ œκ³΅ν•œ μŒμ‹μ„ λ¨Ήμ—ˆλŠ”λ°, 이 날은 슀페인 μŒμ‹μ΄μ—ˆμ–΄μš”. μΉ˜ν‚¨ 빠에아와 음료, κ°μžνŠ€κΉ€, μ—¬λŸ¬ μ’…λ₯˜μ˜ ν–„ 그리고 λˆ„ν…”λΌμ™€ μΈ„λ‘œμŠ€!! μŒμ‹λ„ λ„ˆλ¬΄ λ§›μžˆμ—ˆμ–΄μš”.

ν•™κ΅μ—μ„œ μ‹ κ²½ 많이 써쀀 덕뢄에, λ”°λœ»ν•œ 크리슀마슀λ₯Ό λ³΄λƒˆμ–΄μš”.학ꡐ에 고마운 λ§ˆμŒμ„ 보내며 제 첫 λΈ”λ‘œκ·Έλ₯Ό μ—¬κΈ°μ„œ λ§ˆμΉ κ²Œμš”. 2020λ…„ 많이 ν—˜λ‚œν–ˆμ§€λ§Œ 2021λ…„μ—λŠ” λͺ¨λ“  일이 잘 풀리길 λ°”λž„κ»˜μš”!! λͺ¨λ‘ μƒˆν•΄ 볡 많이 λ°›μœΌμ„Έμš” πŸ™‚



Marquee with lovely decorations but Covid Safe πŸ™‚
One of the warmest Christmas meals from the Uni
With Santa clause and Rudolph
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Little present from the library
My photo skill doesn’t show the taste of food!!