Author Archives: Angela Lee

Kimchi Recipe

Kimchi Recipe Most women made their own kimchi (cabbage side dish) for their respective families. With the onset of contemporary times, kimchi is now mass produced and rarely homemade. This recipe was taken from my mother who had been given her mother’s (my grandmother’s) recipe and so on. She added her own addition to it… Continue Reading »

Mirrors

Mirror Ghost If you sleep with your head/face toward the mirror then the ghost in the mirror will come out and chop off your head. I heard this from my parents when I was in elementary school and I got my first room. I asked them by the bedframe was facing away from the mirror… Continue Reading »

Funeral Customs

Funeral Customs Funeral: Q: Why do Koreans wear white at funerals? A: Because it’s clean. It shows that when they’re being sent off from this world to another, whatever world there is, they’re going off cleanly. It cleanses them of their life they led on earth and also paves the road in front of them… Continue Reading »

Pigs Bring Wealth

Pigs Bring Wealth The Informant: She was an elderly who came to the U.S. in the early 1990s. Although Christian, she says she still believes in this superstition a little bit.   돼지 꿈구면 행운이다. 돼지는 한국에서, 이 뭐냐, 돈이야. 옛잘에 모든 사업 아니면 일하는분들은 돼지머리를 잘라서 절을 하는거야. 절하다가 코에다가 돈 집어넣고, 입에도 넣고,… Continue Reading »