The SNU buddy program hosted a Group Photo Event as their last event. This event was fairly simple but it was one of my favorites. This was the first time we met in a group larger than four, as two buddy groups of four met at once, which was really a lot of fun. We paid a $10 admission fee and from there it’s basically how many pictures can you take. Somehow with the 8 of us, we ended up exactly 4 Germans and 4 Asians. It was extremely chaotic since we were a very loud group, and while walking to the place people were actually staring at us because we were just loud. When we reached the studio in the front of the group was my personal Korean buddy, and apparently, the studio had a limit to the number of people that could enter, and my Korean buddy ended up being the last one that was able to enter. So all 7 of us were kicked out and were told to wait 15 min somewhere else. But we had no idea where she was and she didn’t know where we were. She didn’t even realize that we weren’t with her until 10 minutes later when she finally texted us asking where we were.
When finally get to go in and paid we were told that even though we came in a group of 8 we could only have 4 people in a picture, but we were able to switch people in and out. So my personal buddy group decided to go first, and we were given clear instructions on how to use the remote control to take pictures, but the moment we got the remote we had no idea what to do with ourselves, so the first few pictures were an absolute mess, since we didn’t know where to look or how to pose. During the session, we took 85 pictures and my group alone took 50, since I admittedly am addicted to taking pictures, resulting in us taking them until someone told us to stop.. I’m so grateful to the SNU Buddy Program for organizing this final event, as it was a great way to end our experience.
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