Tag Archives: Family tradition


The I-Love-You Game

Context The interview is with one of my friends as she recounts a game that she used to play with her family ———————————————————————————————————— Performance The following is a story told to me by the interviewee. “Growing up, at the end of our day when we were checking in we would play the game called the… Continue Reading »

Harvest Festival in Chinese tradition

Context: My informant is a 26 year-old woman who is of Chinese descent. She grew up in Hong Kong and lived there until she moved to Pasadena at the age of 7. Listed below is an account of a Chinese holiday called “Harvest Festival”. She detailed her experience of the holiday growing up and where… Continue Reading »

Christmas Eve Fondue

Piece: Interviewer: “Can you explain the fondue Christmas Eve tradition?” Informant: “Yep! So, fondue goes way back when to me being a kid… and we did this at Christmas Eve with the Hardy family, and we called it ‘hunkso’ – I’m sure you’ve heard that – ‘hunkso meat’ or a ‘hunkso party’ and… I don’t… Continue Reading »

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie

Piece: Interviewer: “What about the Thanksgiving tradition with pumpkin pie?” Informant: “So the ingredients in pumpkin pie are largely consistent. Um, most pumpkin pies contain eggs and cinnamon and nutmeg and ginger and salt and pie crust. What you generally do is whisk it all together and bake it. Our family does not bake it… Continue Reading »