It doesn’t matter where you are. Catholics are still Catholics no matter what country they may be in. Good Friday is a day that should be spent quietly, in meditation of the pain and suffering Jesus went through for us. What you do on Good Friday comes from your heart. You had mentioned playing a game or watching t.v. to relax. Would you consider prayer and meditation instead? Today is a day that is especially meaningful for praying the Stations of the cross. If you don’t know all of the stations, a quick google would bring up the info. Praying of the rosary is also appropriate today. Also, today is the day that you would start the novena of Divine Mercy because next Sunday will be Divine Mercy Sunday.
You are right, today is the one day that there is no mass because it was the day that our loving savior Jesus died for us and was placed in the tomb. There is a eucharistic service instead that is not obligatory. Last night, at Holy Thursday mass, where many parishes do the washing of the feet, extra hosts are consecrated so that a eucharistic service can be held on Good Friday instead.
Most parishes also pray the stations of the cross. Our parish used to have a living stations of the cross every year which was absolutely beautiful. To see the stations acted out as we pray them was a wonderful blessing and we always had very few dry eyes in the end. These past few years that the coordinator for the Living Stations of the Cross has been unable to organize it, our parish still has our Good Friday Eucharistic Service but we pass around the large throughout the church so the parishioners actually have an opportunity to carry the cross. Afterwards, we have veneration of the cross.
You had mentioned that you’re in South Korea. Some of our most faithful parishioners at our parish our from South Korea. They attend daily mass at our parish even if they have a difficult time with the English language. On Sundays, they make the long drive into Korea Town to attend mass at a Korean speaking church. I see them often sitting in the chapel in quiet meditation and prayer. I saw them at our Holy Thursday Mass last night and expect to see them at the eucharistic service today. Don’t let the language barrier keep you away from the church while you are there. Try to keep Jesus close to your heart where ever you are.
Happy Easter to you.