Ancient Korean Food Culture

February 21, 2018 0 Comments

Earlier the same day I saw the temple, the tour stopped by this place: Jeonggangwon-Korea Traditional Food Culture Experience Center in PyeongChang. Here we learned hands-on to make Korean rice cakes (Tteok). A little demo of this in the video at the end of this post. Some pics of what we saw: The sign and […]

Visiting a Buddhist Temple

February 20, 2018 0 Comments

Our accommodations site offers various tours of attractions around the area for us Olympic media workers. With many of us doing shift work, many get the time for this, as I did. Part of this tour took us to Woljeongsa Temple. Located in a forested valley near zodaesan Mountain, it is in charge of 60 […]

Around the Gangneung Coastal Cluster

February 17, 2018 0 Comments

My truck’s second assignment here is to provide NBC coverage of the main hockey venue, Gangneung Hockey Center. It is part of what’s known as the Coastal Cluster. Also here is the Figure Skating Stadium, and “The Oval” for Speedskating. I’m only concerned with the hockey venue here, but went out to the plaza to […]

Fire Art Festa

February 13, 2018 0 Comments

On one of our “dark days” (no production in the TV compound) we stumbled upon this beautiful display at Gyeongpo Beach, a 10 minute taxi from our accommodations. We walked the hole length of the installation-about 20 sculptures. Made mostly of wood and straw, many of these are to be burned during the weeks of […]

Inside the NBC Truck.

February 10, 2018 0 Comments

Now for some pics and descriptions on the inside of “our trucks,” the two tractor trailers we floated over here for NBC’s control room for the Opening Ceremonies. This is a panoramic view of the Production Room. Where the Director called the shots, and the TD (Technical Director) operated the Switcher to execute the show. […]

Around the Olympic Stadium

February 9, 2018 0 Comments

Now that the big night has arrived, they seem to have lowered their guard on “No Photography” during the times of rehearsals for the Opening Ceremony. And now that the event is over when I post this, it’s safe to show things! It is a 50,000 seat outdoor stadium, mostly a temporary structure. I’m told […]

A love story in 11 steps….

February 7, 2018 0 Comments

Along Gyeongpoho Lake in Gangneung, South Korea is a walking path containing the love story of “Park Sin & Hong Jang” as told through a series of 11 bronze sculptures along the path. The lake butts up to Gyeongpo Beach. I have not been successful finding anything more about who they were, or if it […]

Dinners in downtown Gangneung.

February 5, 2018 0 Comments

Many days the first week, we have been finished and back to the condos around 7pm ish. On two of those nights, we walked to the downtown area. Much of this area seems to have been built for the Olympics, but will remain after we are all gone. It’s almost like they wanted to build […]

Hello, thank you and other cultural isms

February 5, 2018 0 Comments

I’ve been in South Korea nearly a week. Although I’ve spent much of that time working in various media areas, I’ve seen a few things around the area to be exposed to the local culture. One thing I’m determined to do, is to make as good attempt as I can to speak some Korean. Finding […]

International Broadcast Center

February 2, 2018 0 Comments

While we are working the Opening Ceremonies, we get bussed everyday from our condos to the IBC, then onto the stadium. This is the central hub for the various broadcasters. Every country with major broadcast rights is set up here. Interesting walking the halls hearing many different languages spoken. We got a chance to peak […]