Like, back at home you only have a few in a year. One at the beginning of the school year, and maybe one at the end. That's like it. A few was probably even pretty generous all things considered. But here, they have more festivals in a semester than they have in a year at home.
And they're all like, live music with food and drinks in the field type festivals.
I don't even know why there's a festival anymore. There just are. Like once a month there will be a small festival where things kinda just happen around school, and once or twice a semester there's a few days of festivities going down.
I guess I'm not complaining too much, livens up the atmosphere a bit and having a festival is more fun than having no festival. Granted I didn't really get to do much for the one that just happened this week. Too much work, not enough time.
But when your professor tells the lab to hang out for the festival, I guess you do.
They called this one the spring festival. So they had some performances and a bunch of booths where you could buy alcohol or food. Not exactly cheap, but it was kind of cool to have the option of buying random stuff on campus.
Speaking of which, once the spring festival ended they had the international food festival literally the day after. That was a bit more interesting that the spring festival in my opinion. They had maybe a dozen countries set up booths on the commons and sell ethnic food.
Well, as close to ethnic as they can get without putting horse meat in this Kazakh dish.
The food was ok. But again, kind of expensive. It's kinda interesting too cause that one meeting I went to for free food a few weeks ago was about this food festival. Canada obviously did not participate because the KAIST population is just me and this other dude.
But a bunch of people did. Some people dressed up in their ethnic garb too. I tried that Kazakh dish with potatoes, beef and onions as well as a German dish with more potatoes, onions and an egg. Finished it off with a Thai milk tea.
Nothing special, but closest thing I could get to Western style breakfast food. Delicious.
I'm always down for trying new foods. It's nice to not have Korean food all the time.