K-16 enjoys end-of-year party
January 1, 2013
K-16 AIRFIELD, Republic of Korea -- In order to celebrate the end of year and upcoming holiday season, the K-16 Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers hosted a K-16 Holiday Party for Servicemembers, Families and Civilians here, Dec. 22.
The party included various entertainment, including DJ performances, live music, dance battles and holiday food. Holiday decorations and a giant Santa balloon added up the Holiday atmosphere even more.
Amid many interesting events was the Gayageum, which is a Korean traditional string instruments, performance. Organized by Korea Art University students, the presentation attracted people's attention with their holiday carol rendition.
"It was a great experience for me," said Ha Soo Yeon, a freshman at Korea Art University majoring in Korean instruments. "I have never performed in front of U.S. Servicemembers and Civilians. We decided to play carol so we could be more interactive with them. I could see them enjoy listening to our rendition of carol, and I feel content. I know U.S. Soldiers are far away from home serving during holiday season, and I came to appreciate the sacrifice they make. I wish them the best during this holiday season, and I hope they felt at home while listening to our music."
A live concert from a various singers and DJs followed the Korean performance. The crowd gathered at the stage to dance and sing along. Emcee led the party presenting the holiday presents to the game and dance participants. BOSS also prepared finger food and drinks people could enjoy. Servicemembers and their families sat down at tables enjoyed the food and played card games while listening to the music band was playing.
"We prepared a lot for this party," said Eric Yim, program manager for U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation at K-16. "We know that Soldiers deserve a great quality of life for all their hard work over the year. I enjoy serving Soldiers and I hope they enjoy this party as much as they can."