Happy New Year again. My parents are visiting us for couple weeks from San Francisco. Great to see them spend some quality time with the kids. These are some images from our family’s New Year’s celebration – Korean style. Enjoy them this week as I’ll remove some of the pics soon. FYI, we celebrate New Year’s again [Solleol or Lunar New Year] on February 7 this year.
Every Korean family enjoys Duk-Kuk for breakfast on New Year’s Day. Minhee and my mother spent the night before making homemade “mahn doo” [wonton] to make some incredible “duk mahn doo kuk.”
We all dressed in our traditional Korean hanboks to pay our respects to our parents. We all bowed to them and received words of wisdom and some gifts. Then our children bowed to us and Minhee and I gave words of encouragement to each of our children. It was emotional.
In the evening, we played a scintillating traditional Korean game called “Yuht.” Here’s a picture of my son using his special mind tricks to control the sticks. Shalom. Happy New Year.