Delegates from The Story Christian Education and Counseling Psychology Research Institute (TSCECPR) in South Korea enjoyed the Filipino viands and dessert served on the second day of the Phil-Kor Cultural Exchange program on Friday afternoon (Aug 11) at the Smith Hall Theatre Room, Main Campus.
Tarlac State University students from the Hospitality Management program prepared Filipino delicacies, such as Adobo, Sisig, and the Halo-Halo, for the Korean visitors.
Meanwhile, the TSCECPR cooked and presented the So-tteok, a South Korean street food.
Aside from food heritage, students from the College of Architecture and Fine Arts showcased their talents in visual arts through the pop-up gallery featuring the works of the two Fine Arts students who represented the university and won awards in recent national and international painting competitions.
Ira Jho Cacanog, a third-year Fine Arts student, showcased her Apo Whang-od acrylic painting, while Alvin Tacliad displayed his piece titled "Bayanihan," which portrays the community pantry started by Ana Patreng Non during the pandemic.
Both TSU and TSCECPR representatives readied more cultural presentations to entertain both races. Yu Chan Ho sang 'The Southern Ville' while wearing a hanbok. At the same time, a member from the TSU Chorale performed "Dahil Sa'yo."
Korean student Steve Lee lauded the Filipino song and dance presentations from day one.
"[It is] very shocking [surprising/amazing]. Thank you for showing us interesting things," Lee said.
The Phil-Kor Cultural Exchange program aims to promote cultural skills and development. It is TSU's pioneer international extension program headed by the Office of International Affairs and Linkages. (jlmm-OPA)