Saturday, 10 September 2011

Cooking For Chuseok!

My five-day weekend starts today!

Chuseok, the Korean thanksgiving, actually falls on Monday, while Tuesday is declared a holiday. And....the big AND, Wednesday is an office holiday!

While I welcome these Chuseok holidays to spend at home to watch the last matches of the US Open, or play tennis with friends after they're done with their Chuseok traditions, or to write some blogs at my favorite cafes (like where I'm now!), some female Korean friends I know do not exactly like the idea of the Chuseok tradition.

Why?


 
Because they have to cook! In case they're married to the oldest brother, or their dad is the oldest of the brood, they have to attend to the preparation and the cooking and every else! And what do the male members of the family do? Well....let's ask them. Ha-ha-ha!

Oh well. That's the Korean tradition.


And last weekend, I, along with other volunteers, visited a foster home to spend time with the kids, and help them prepare, cook and let them enjoy these Korean traditional goodies which are usually prepared during Chuseok.

While I don't know how to cook, I just sampled the goodies and do what I do best...take photographs of the fun riot at the foster home!  

Enjoy your Chuseok holidays!

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