A couple of days after Korean Thanksgiving the remains of the frenzy of gift buying were in evidence, even at one of our local mini-marts. I suppose in a culture like this one, where eating is often so central to family functions, it's no surprise that readily-packaged food would be available to purchase. But while a box of tuna might seem somewhat mundane, it was the Spam that really caught my attention. Maybe there's a difference in perception between Korea and my country, where I'm afraid Spam is seen as something of a lowest-common denominator type of meat. Evidently, not here. But even so, I'm not sure I could ever bring myself to give the gift of Spam.
Korean tags: 추석, 휴가, 음식, 선물