Kimchi Lady

There’s a special place in Korea in an inconspicuous corner of the Coex Mall, which is called the Kimchi Field Museum. Inside, you can discover the history ingredients, and benefits of kimchi, as well as sample 8 different varieties. Moveover, there is a unique photo opportunity which I first encountered in 2007 with the welcoming and generous, “Kimchi Lady.”

Image

Later that summer, my brother Derek and his friend Charlie made that same unforgettable pilgrimage.

Image

 Image

 

Five years later, in their inaugural visit to Korea, I ushered my parents to this same revered site. Although they actually showed some indifference about visiting the museum, before walking out the door they had confessed their liking for kimchi and paused for their moment with the kimchi lady. As you can see, in the past five years she got a new pink hanbok. Also, her hand and chopsticks had been replaced and were now covered in glue, because apparently not everyone respects kimchi like the Wittens.

Image

Image

 

 

Advertisements

About mwitster

Blogged about teaching English and language learning in Korean and the Middle East. Now, as a Speech-Language Pathologist, hope to post some new info and possibly reflections from private practice.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s