The biggest number of tourists coming to Boracay are the Koreans, it is so well promoted there and they especially come during their winter months. I met some who come to play golf at Fairways and Bluewaterâ€™s with their Mizuno golf gears, some come to spend their honey moon or simply chill in a white beach.
In fact, a lot of Koreans have made Boracay their home for the last few years and they decided to do business in the Island catering to their people. On of those is Max Lee (seatedÂ - the only guy)Â who has been living in the Island for at least three years, upon seeing the beauty of Boracay he immediately fell in love with it to the point of him bringing his own lightweight aircraft, set up a horse riding club, enjoy Kite Boarding, paragliding and a lot of other water sports Â to his hearts content. Right now he is launching a weekly newspaper The Boracay Times.
Another Korean I met is Mrs. Kim (standing in the photo) who owns the Korean Restaurant Tong Yang, located at Regency Resort Boracay. My friends Julie, Luzette and I enjoyed a wonderful time with her over a set of the usual variety of Kimchi, Tenderloin, Bibimbap and a Soju â€“ rice wine.
From them, I learned how to do a toast in Korean, we say â€œcombe!â€ meaning â€œcheers!â€
Also, in shaking hands or receiving Â a drink, one must use both hands when doing it with someone older to show respect. Extending the arm with just one hand is acceptable only if of the same age.
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