|VACATION IS right around the
corner! Although the idea of having two months off from
school is exciting, most of us have plans such as studying language or
going abroad with a minimal budget. Well, what if you were given a billion
won to spend during your summer vacation? If you have to spend it all,
what would you do? The Yonsei Annals asked students about this
| Sr., Dept. of
Electrical & Electronics Engin.
First of all, I would like to give my parents and
sibling a portion of that money. In addition, it would be great to be able to
contribute to society by donating the money to the orphanage. If there is a
chance, I want to travel around the world with the orphans as well, with the
money given to me. That would be fun and meaningful at the same time.
Park Hae-won | Fresh., Area of Human
Such opportunity is rare, so I would like to do
something special with the money. I learned a little bit of Gayageum (a
traditional Korean instrument) when I was young, and would like to learn more
about Korean traditional music and instruments. Since they are not something
useful or practical, using money for such purpose can be seen as a waste.
However, if I could have money like that, I would not regret it.
Rhew Byong-wi | Soph., Dept. of Political
If I had such money, I would go to Agia Napa in
Cyprus, the mecca of parties. It is an island with beautiful beaches, and people
from all over Europe. I could spend my vacation in Cyprus and enjoy all those
parties with the fortune given to me. If I have money left over from Cyprus, I
would head to New York. New York has all the great restaurants such as Babbo (a
legendary Italian restaurant), Tribecca Grill (owned by Robert Deniro) and Nobu
(the most famous Japanese restaurant in U.S.). I would visit all these places
and have a taste of all kinds of cuisine. And if there's still money left? I'll
go to Soho.
Cho Kyong-tak | Soph., Dept. of Electrical & Electronics
I do not think I
would do anything particular with the money. Although it will disappear, I doubt
my vacation plans will change because of the sudden fortune. If I had more money
than that, I may do something else, like fly to Las Vegas and enjoy gambling and
all kinds of services at a luxurious hotel. If not, I guess I could buy Lotto
Ergine S Cho | Sr., Dept. of Human Environ. &
I would like to have adventures, like going on a tour
to outerspace like the Exprise Foundation. I want to use the opportunity to do
something that would go beyond our limits and make a new step in human history.
Since I do not have any particular financial problems right now, I believe that
with exceptionally more money, I should experience something others do not
normally have the chance of doing.
Yi Joo-seok | Soph., Area of Social
With a billion won, I want to invest in our school,
Yonsei. The money would be used for maintenance of Yonsei's symbolic features
such as the Eagle Statue and Yoon Dong-ju Monument. I would like the statues to
be cleaner and letters to be written clearly or renewed, for they are our
school's important symbols. After my investment, I would like to be on the front
page of our school's press paper, as a student who invested a billion won in