tradition to make seafood pancakes -- or buchimgae-- when it rains. There's two reasons for this. First is audible, the sizzling in the oiled pan sounds eerily like rain. Second is the cool calm that follows on a rainy day.
Lol I'm similarly stubborn as you but in a different way. I actually wanted people to see me not as but as someone who is just another person. I was super idealistic about people just being people and that things like race don't matter.
I still beleieve that on an existential scale but I know that in practical day to day life with strangers it's not feasible. To them I won't just be another person, I'll be an outsider, and I've gone through stages of liking to disliking this. Right now I'm neutral about it. Last year or so I was ecstatic about it -> as in i loved being the outsider.
My grandparents named me a Korean name -- which is what I'm registered as in South Korea -- and my parents gave me a biblical one that I grew up being called. It wasn't until I was visiting at the age of 13 that a nurse referred to me by my Korean name confusing me.
"What that's my name?"
"Yes. That is what it says here."
"Wow. I never knew that."
I would use this Korean name as a joke around some of my high school friends who once they learned of its existence kept asking me what it was. I remember I thought about telling them the first time... but then I held my tongue at just the right moment.
Because I knew if I wouldn't tell them it would just be this funny thing that we would always talk about.
My mom continues to mention institutional awards such as and I need to try real hard not to deride all these awards. When she shares that some won an award or got nominated for many of them she feels like it's a win for us.
I'm not as attached to my nationality so I don't get anything out of it. I'm guessing is more like my mom than me on this one lol.
are you into big awards and them being attached to your background?