by Kelly Sung
Customs & Traditions
Also, on birthdays, we traditionally have a special seaweed soup for breakfast. The soup is supposed to be meant for the mothers as it's one of the first meals that they eat after childbirth, replenishing their strength. It's eaten on birthdays to remember their first meal together.
On Christmas and Thanksgiving, we would go over to our cousins house and have a party, with an entire feast that we all helped make. My cousin and I would make all different kinds of cake and desserts.
Another quality that we value is sincerity and honesty. Being fake will get you nowhere in life. We also always try to just be a good hearted person. If you always have good intentions, a positive mind, and an optimistic personality, you'll be able to make more out of life and enjoy it more.
Our family is a big fan of golf. Before leaving for work, my Dad would get up at 6 am to play a game every morning.
Every summer, we would invite friends for a big picnic, usually at Devil's lake. We'd play volleyball, badminton, soccer, swim, and joku. Joku is a mix between soccer, tennis, and volleyball. There would also be a big bonfire.
During the summer, we would always go bowling on Fridays with friends from our church. We'd play friendly, but competitive competitions, and the losing team would have to do a punishment. Punishments went from either paying for dinner, or doing 50 push ups each.
During school breaks, we'd go on at least one vacation. Every two-three years, we would take a trip to Korea for two weeks.