9/26/08

Korean Birthday Cake

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How to celebrate your birthday Korean style.

9/24/08

Foods and Animals

The assignment was simple. There was a picture containing different animals and types of food. The students merely had to separate the animals from the food and write down the names in two separate columns (Animals and Food). Below are Ed’s answers:

Food
Eggs ......................Meat
Fish ......................Pasta
Dog .................Shellfish
Vegetables ............Cook


Animals
Bird ....................Turtle
Dog ....................Lizard
Cat .........................Fish
Rabbit ...............Mouse
...........................
If the publisher had known dogs are both a food and an animal in Korea, I wouldn’t have gotten to laugh so hard today.

9/15/08

Beach Ride

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A great ride on Malipo Beach, which is located in Taean County, South Korea.

Chusok

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This video contains part of the ancestor worhsip ceremony performed the morning of Chusok before the feast.

The ceremony is lead by father and eldest son. The bang heard at the beginning of the video is the father hitting a pair of metal chopsticks against the alter. This is meant to call the ancestors into the house. As the men of the family bow two times, you will be able to see an alter with a variety of fruit on it. This fruit is an offering to the families ancestors. The ritual seen here in the video is repeated as many times as their are sons in the family. (So if a family had two sons this ritual would be done twice.) Each time after the men bow twice the two wooden cups of sake on the alter are dumped into a silver bowl and then refilled.

9/9/08

Alarming Alice

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This video, shot in Asan, is one that I have always wanted to shoot.

The look on Alice's face at the end is truely priceless.