Sunday, November 27, 2011

1, 2, 3, Kimchi!

It's a universal practice that when taking photos over here, one must flash the kimchi sign.

What's that, you ask? Westerners know it as the peace or victory sign, but in Korea it's something else. I've heard it means cute or kimchi , but whatever the case, it's ubiquitous. Kids learn it at a young age, and the practice continues long into adulthood.

These pictures, snapped furtively by yours truly, illustrate the custom.

Step 1:  Getting into Position

Step 2:  Flashing the Sign

the little guy on the right will catch on soon enough...


  1. JEN! This is the funniest blog you have posted. definitely has me laughing out loud. forwarded it onto a few of my friends in fact. this love affair with the peace sign is what our fam may refer to as "j-tron."

  2. Can~
    Great to hear from you. Glad I got you laughing -actually, this one still gets me, too! Excited to see you in just a few days. Lots to catch up on! xoxo