korean spice

Relationship: Child of im/migrant

My object is a plastic container of Crushed Red Pepper. The container is red. It has a picture of a seafood stew with the crushed red pepper.  It's reddish colors.   It feels smooth like powder.  It is made out of pepper and herbs. It is used for food and medicine.  The place it came from is South Korea and North Korea. My dad bought it at a market that’s really hard to find, a really special Korean market. The object is important to me because my dad used the same spice he ate when he was kid to a teen to a adult. It is also important to me because it feels like when I eat it, it tastes of Korea and a warm welcome and then it becomes the strong powerful spice that it’s meant to be.  It describes part of who I am because my family uses it to make food like stew, rice, or bugubi kalbi, foods that make me happy. It can also be medicine when you have a cold. In my family, it's to make each other happy.  

Leo has something in Asia, I mean it not food and it’s not Korean it’s a water puppet,sure it’s Vietnamese but it came in a different country.  

Place(s): Korea

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Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant