Year Two, Week Four – Guest

How We See Korea

While walking along the river in Yatap, I stopped to watch this grandmother and grandson feed the ducks. I felt that this outing must be a tradition for the two, and I thought about how many other families around the world do the exact same thing. A beautiful fall day by the water, the patient grandmother, and the boy who alternated between tossing bits of bread to the ducks and trying to hit the ducks with the bread- it could have been any family and any part of the world. It’s such a simple, timeless activity. Though I love Korea for its differences, it is the similarities, these small moments like feeding the ducks, that make me feel most at home.

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  • Grandma Rita - Ah yes, feeding the ducks. This picture took me down memory lane.
    When Jessica’s little sister was born her dad would take her out for specials. Jessica’s favorite was feeding the ducks. When they got home, Jessica would always say, “Mom, was Molly a good girl while I was gone?” Ah yes, feeding the ducks . . .ReplyCancel

  • Cindy - You are so right! This is such a tradition handed down to kids all around the world. It is one of my fondest memories with my own Gigi. Thanks for the walk down memory lane 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - André and I were just talking about how we wished there was a place where we could feed the ducks with the kids! I guess we need to look a little harder. 🙂

    Mom, you still better be sure Molly’s being a good girl while I’m gone! Gotta watch those little sisters!ReplyCancel

  • Sherri - Great picture – and perspective on living in Korea, as I still focus overmuch on the differences between here and home. We’ve only seen ducks in one place here on Korea’s east coast – and their behavior resulted in a sex-ed review with my teenage son.ReplyCancel

  • Bethany - I’m happy the picture brought out such fond memories for everyone! Sherri- I got a little chuckle from your sex-ed comment; thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Amber - Love this, Bethany. You captured a sweet moment and I love how you highlighted the similarities! Thanks so much for joining us!ReplyCancel

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