Korean word of the day: 아줌마 (Ah-ju-ma)
A middle-aged or older Korean woman
You know you’re an 아줌마 when you look forward to kimchi making parties with your girlfriends, or shall we say, 아줌마 friends. Nevermind the fact that I have two kids and love national public radio – no, my status of 아줌마 was officially sealed the moment I eagerly anticipated making kimchi with my friends.
So when the day finally came, I happily grabbed some kimchi jars, and made my way to the kimchi partay. Our kimchi guru, YoungMi, had thoughtfully bought all the ingredients for our party so all my friends and I had to do was provide slave labor and our own containers. [Read more…]