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Peruvian New Years Tradition: 8 Grapes on Years

AS is a USC game design major who’s family hails from Peru, she enjoys spreadsheets, Dungeons and Dragons, and spreadsheets about Dungeons and Dragons. ——————————————————————————————————————— Interviewer(MW): So you mentioned earlier that in Peru some holidays are celebrated differently? AS: okay so I guess I’ll start off with New Year’s so there’s like two weird holidays… Continue Reading »

The Peach Boy in Hawaii

Main Piece Informant: “A story that I heard a lot growing up was about this boy who was born from a peach. They called him Momotarō. He was considered a blessing to this older couple, who had not been able to have kids, but had always acted humble and hardworking. They got the child as… Continue Reading »

Watermelon Seeds Make You Pregnant

Text: Informant (C): Remember at Walton’s when we used to have watermelon and I refused to eat it and said I was allergic? Collector (J): Yeah C: I was never actually allergic and I actually really liked watermelon, but when I was at school some other dumbass kid told me that people got pregnant from… Continue Reading »

Eating fruit before bed

My friend Justine is Chinese-American, and her parents are doctors who practice holistic Eastern medicine. She shared the following folk belief with me: “I guess like, it’s a tradition to always eat fruit before going to bed, like you have to eat fruit before you go to bed cause that’s like, it’s better for your… Continue Reading »

The Introduction of the Watermelon

Many many years ago Vietnam was ruled by a king who was known for his kindness. He only had one daughter so he adopted a son, who he loved as his own. Eventually the boy, An Tiêm, married the daughter, and they all lived happily together. The king’s men, however, were jealous of the king’s kindness… Continue Reading »