Tag Archives: folklore


The Man With the Coconuts

Context The following story comes from my friend who enjoys telling me about various Philipino folktales that she heard from her parents when she was younger. ———————————————————————————————————— Performance The following is a transcription of the story told to me. “So there’s this man with a bunch of coconuts and he’s loading them all up on… Continue Reading »

The Tiger’s Whisker – Korean Folktale

TEXT: Once upon a time, there was a woman with a husband who had just come back from a war. When her husband came back from the war, he was a different person. He used to be very kind and loving and stuff. But after the war, he was very harsh and short-tempered. He would snap… Continue Reading »

Wombo Combo

Context: Playing Super Smash Bros with some friends at my house and one of my friends, S, keeps shouting “Wombo combo” while beating us all. S is a 20-year-old male from California who plays Super Smash Bros a lot. Piece: S: *hits me and another person in the game rapidly* “WOMBO COMBO BABY” Me: “Did you… Continue Reading »

Recipe for Matzoh Brie

Ingredients: – Matzoh bread – Eggs – Salt & Pepper   Steps D.F. – “Some people do it differently, but my family – you start with one board of matzoh per egg, so – if you have two boards of matzah, that’s two eggs, and a bowl of warm water uh: – First you need… Continue Reading »

The Floss (Viral Dance)

Context: Sitting with my grandma, younger sister, mom, and uncle. My sister, M, is 16. We started discussing Fortnite dances and how popular they have become, particularly the Floss dance. Piece: Me: “You can’t go anywhere without seeing a kid doing the floss dance.” M: “Yeah, we were just at the Phillies game with dad… Continue Reading »