Nashauna Drummond, Lifestyle Coordinator
Two months after Jamaica became an independent nation in 1962, we established diplomatic ties with another small country - South Korea.
Those 50 years of cooperation were celebrated at the Korean National Day reception at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Monday.
Not one for formalities, they kept it short. Chargé d'affaires of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Kimo Lim, noted that both countries established diplomatic times at a very crucial time in their history. Jamaica had just received its independence, and Korea had just emerged from the Korean War. He noted, "Jamaica and Korea did not let the past overshadow our future. We have proven time and time again that 'wi likkle, but we tallawah'.
After the formalities and toasting of both countries, guests were glued to the jumbo screen in the room, taking in the hottest export out of Korea, Psy and his Gangnam Style video.
While guests enjoyed glasses of wine, han gwa (rice cake) and other Korean delicacies, the C-Sharp band, fresh from their visit to the host country, kept guests tapping their feet all night. In the end, they eventually got some persons on stage with their rendition of Gangnam Style.