I knew it, I knew it. Back during the Korean New Year, Sollal (설날) I was served a delicious traditional soup, dokguk (떡국), several times. I was told it was tradition that you must eat this soup, or else you wouldn't get older in the coming year. Now I can testify that indeed, I have aged by one year in 2005, I am sure entirely due to the large bowls of Dokguk that I ate back in February. What was I thinking, Old Man Stumbler, to eat this soup?
We had small celebration last night, where I blew out my one candle on the special cheesecake that Mrs. Stumbler made for me. Yummy.