[Global Seoulmate] Second Mission: 2014 Seoul Kimchi Making & Sharing Festival, My No. 1 Poster

Annyeonghaseyo! As one of the appointed 2014 Global Seoul-Mates by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, we have missions throughout the year to produce contents to promote Seoul. Global Seoul-Mate is a publicity program by the Seoul Metropolitan Government in which foreign participants (living in or outside of Korea) are to seek out Seoul’s many hidden attractions and promote Seoul in colorful and interesting ways to the global community.

Our Second Mission is conducted under the theme, “2014 Seoul Kimchi Making & Sharing Festival, My No. 1 Poster: Made by 192 Global Seoul-Mates.” Each person must create his/her own unique promotional poster that fulfills the criteria required. Here is my simple poster entry and I am inviting you to join the festival and have fun in this Korean culinary tradition!

As a Global Seoul-mate from the Philippines, I used a picture of kimchi with Adobo which is our national food and one of the saucy comfort foods that make up much in the Filipino culinary tradition. It is made of meat simmered in a marinate of vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic. Traditionally, it is accompanied by a Filipino side dish of sweet pickled green papaya called “atsara” and white rice, and as a replacement to atsara, I paired it with Kimchi which is one of the staple Korean side dishes and it matches well. A fusion of Filipino-Korean cuisine; always having a piece of Seoul (Korea) with Kimchi in my home. I also used a picture of Kimchi used in a Hangul way design, representing the unique and vibrant city of Seoul and its rich culture and tradition, where past and present coexist.

Here is my poster entry at the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s website and hope you can click the Heart-shaped Like It button. Kamsahamnida!


The 2014 Seoul Kimchi Making & Sharing Festival will be held in Seoul Square, Taepyeong Ave, Cheonggye Square and Gwanghwamun Square and will run from November 14 to 16, 2014 from 10:00 to 17:00.

Kimchi is a traditional fermented Korean side dish made of vegetables with a variety of seasonings. This festival will celebrate the fact that Kimchi was selected for UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2013.

Visitors make kimchi by themselves and share them with their neighbors.  The concept is that on the first day of Gimjang (Kimchi Making & Sharing) Season, “Seoul gets mixed with hope.” And because kimchi is made by mixing vegetables and seasonings together, they want this festival to be mixed up with fashion, Hangeul, play, design, and music as well! Lots of activities to look forward to. 🙂

Hoping for my luck to win for this mission as I won on the first mission! See my simple winning entry at the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s website and the full entry here in my blog for the first mission, and here for what I got as a simple prize for winning that mission.



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