Wetskills-South-Korea

Final and Farewell

Wetskills South Korea 2022- by Yanuar Chandra Wirasembada   Yuhuu… we came to the day when all of our hard work will be paid off - The Final Day!  Usually, we started the Wetskills at 9:00 am, but for today, we started the activity at 11:00 am. It’s enough for us to give more time to gain more energy by waking up late, but maybe not for the pitchers, hehe…  Anyway, what were the agendas for the finals? Check this out, guys!   [caption id="attachment_59834" align="alignleft" width="300"] Team 1 discussed with the Ambassador[/caption] Meet the Ambassador Our energetic supervisors, Floor van der Heijden and Charlie Casey-Haden gave the final briefing and explained the agendas for the final day. The final will be started at 2 pm. But before that, we had an exciting discussion with the Ambassador Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in South Korea, Joanne Doorneward.       [caption id="attachment_59828" align="alignright" width="300"] Welcome of words at the Final...

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Final day to prepare the “wetskills”

Wetskills South Korea 2022- By Seongju Whang, Hongik University   Today is the final preparation day for the two-week "wetskills". Everyone is busy from morning to finish their poster and paper. The person preparing the pitch for each team was busy practicing and preparing for the script and the various tips they heard yesterday.     All the teams "wetskills" are edited and take the pictures that they want to put on the paper. Team without all team members used pictures they had taken with the team members before. Everyone seemed busy filling in the paper, and everyone was working hard until the end. In addition, everyone looked bright despite the effort to finish on time and the hard schedule.   The fire alarm went off after lunch. The alarm went off for making headlines, but no one seemed surprised or urgent. We went out and watched the situation, and even though the alarm went off, there were...

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Amor Fati

Wetskills South Korea 2022- By Evandi Rahman, KIST   “Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart”  ~Marcus Aurelius~   8 A.M on Monday and Rainy day. Perfect to make ya down..Moreover, the subway was so crazy!! (Pic. 1). I just wondering how amazing the human being is. They can squeeze and fit their body in the very small space. After surviving in some period of time, the subway lady announced” Children Grand Park Station, Sejong University” finally. It was time for my wife (May) and I to get out from that apocalypse. And let’s start the 9th day of Wetskills program...

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Work Hard, Play Hard

Wetskills South Korea 2022- By Ratna Putri, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology & Ligaya Wopereis, Deltares   Anyeonghaseyo Yorobun! (It means ‘Hello Everyone!’ in Korean – I’m truly sorry I couldn’t write it in Hangeul/Korean Alphabet). As you probably know from the previous blogs from my fellow Wetskills SK 2022 friends, we have been quite busy the past days, but that does not mean we work all the time. We got a free time today on our schedule, so we decided to spend the day up to us. My roommate and me decided to share about how we spent our days off enjoying nature, exploring historical site at Seoul, and eating one of Korean delicacies in Hongdae shopping district.   Up, up to the top of the Bukhansan mountain   Ligaya’s story - Sunday Micheal, Mathurin, Floor, and I went on an amazing, unexpected adventure. While craving some nature, after spending a week in the busy...

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Let stress out playing baseball!

Wetskills South Korea 2022- By Dongmin Lee, Sejong University   Today, Saturday was literally a working day. Just Working, discussing, writing, and working… Everybody looks tired, but the workshop was animated by their passion.   All team members were working hard now!   Today’s plan was to make a poster. Our team held a small contest to set the content of the poster. So, we wrote each thoughts about the Introduction of the poster on the white board.  After 10 minutes of starting the small contest, we had time to pitch and discuss our thoughts. It is interesting for me that the points each considered important were different although we are doing the same project together. I was happy that Lucia liked my opinion of the poster discussing each introduction of the poster.   For lunch, Robin, Jin, Ju and I were going to eat pork cutlet actually, but the restaurant was closed. So, we visited a Korean style...

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Work, eat, sing, repeat

Wetskills South Korea 2022- by Mathurin Mahé, Hz University of Apllied Sciences, & Michael van der Lan, Hoogheemraadschap Delfland   This morning started with a few hours of typical Karaoke practice until early morning. This left us plenty of time to sleep and feel refreshed.    After breakfast, we usually had our usual brainstorming session to start the day and see if anyone had any inspiration during the night. Today’s plan was to flesh out our solution to the case and bring all the ideas together. Our case (team number 1) aims to diminish gender inequality in the Asia Pacific area, specifically inequality due to water-related issues such as water scarcity and time poverty.   For lunch, we went to the cafeteria of university. As you have read in the previous blogs, it is amazing. The menu of this one is full of surprises as there are more meals than days in the week. Also, those delicious...

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Hide and Seek!

Wetskills South Korea 2022- Hyojin So (Jin), Sejong University   All the teams have been gathering and discussing in the morning! We started the discussion this morning, to divide our work. Jen, Ligaya, and I contacted the expert we met yesterday. Chandra, Ale, and Robin did brainstorm for our innovative ideas. Ligaya, Jen, and I thought about what questions to ask through the discussion. After that, I sent an interview request email to the expert I met yesterday. I called to Dr.Song with Jen, and he pointed out what our team was missing. I felt a lot of need to revise our project according to his advice.   Today was a Communication skills training day. But I had to go to the dentist, so I couldn't participate together. So I asked Dongmin What did you do. She said she heard about how to make a poster and how to pitch. In Korea, there are few...

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Fried chicken (brain) Wednesday!

Wetskills South Korea 2022- by Alejandra Ibarra Felix, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology   As usual, the day started early in the morning with a nice coffee and a scramble egg sandwich with my dear roommate Lucia, while making a recap about how nice our trip to Hongdae was and how much stuff we bought. After a while, Ligaya joined us for both the conversation and the breakfast. We then headed to the classroom to start the day with the Wetskills team.   Floor and Charlie prepared meetings with the 3 teams for feedback about our action plan and also gave some encouraging and motivating words. This reunion really helped our team to ground and redirect our research.    After a nice lunch with Team 2 at the University’s cafeteria, we faced the actual Wetskills challenge: the “brain hurricane”. Here, we had the opportunity to speak and discuss with 4 different experts from different areas...

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Food for Thought and a Feast for our Senses

Wetskills South Korea 2022  Robin Ross, University of Twente   The day started with breakfast. This in itself is not too different from usual, but Mathurin (my roommate) and I decided to try something new. We ended up in the local convenience store to have KimBap (a tuna, rice, and seaweed roll). After struggling to open the packaging, we were both pleasantly surprised by how nice the KimBaps were.    After this morning’s daily briefing, the teams got to work on their challenges. My team and I are working on a case about fighting climate change on Korean islands. For us, the day started with a stand-up meeting to brainstorm our plan of action for the day and the case. After about two hours of brainstorming, we sat down for a workshop about the CANVAS business model. This visual tool can help us to organise our thoughts and turn our ideas into actionable solutions.    Having consumed enough...

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Excursion day (Sihwa Tidal Power Plant & Gyoengin Ara Waterway)

Wetskills South Korea 2022- by Bora Shin, Sejong University   Today, we visited the tidal power plant and the Gyeongin Ara Waterway managed by K-water.   First, we visited the Sihwa Lake Tidal Power Plant and listened to a brief seminar about the Sihwa Lake Tidal Power Plant. Tidal power generation is a power generation method that produces electricity with a water turbing generator by using the water level difference between the open sea and the inland sea that occurs twice a day at high and low tide.   There are single flow and double flow types of tidal power generation, and the power generation method of the Sihwa Lake Tidal Power Plant is single flow power generation. The Sihwa Lake Tidal Power Plant generates power by flowing seawater into Sihwa Lake at high tide, and drains the inflowing seawater through the sluice gate at low tide. The Sihwa Lake Tidal Power Plant has a facility capacity...

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