Catching Our Future Babies


After we drank, mother and father took chestnuts (boys) and dates (girls) and threw them at us to predict the number of kids we'd have.

If we were wearing traditional wedding hanboks, there would be a long flap on fabric on the front of my hanbok to do this. The really traditional wedding hanbok is a fancy, royal affair in red for the bride and blue for the groom. In Korea nowadays the couple will start in Western attire, change into hanboks, then put the special pyebaek hanboks over their hanboks. We didn't do any of that.

Instead, we used my skirt. This is where we went wrong, because the skirt is so huge that of course it made a bowl that caught everything. We should've practiced this in private beforehand or pulled the skirt taut.

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