Daegu, Republic of Korea — On Sunday, December 19, USAG Daegu Commander Col. Brian P. Schoellhorn and Command Sgt. Maj. Jonathan J. Blue joined a group of garrison volunteers to deliver dozens of presents to the Love & Hope Orphanage in Daegu.
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Bradley S. James, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea commander, gives his welcoming remarks during the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Toy Distribution Event on Camp Mujuk, South Korea, Dec. 14, 2021.
Tteokguk, or rice cake soup, is a traditional New Year’s Day food thought to bring good luck (energy of yang) and longevity. The length and shape of the rectangular garaetteok rice cakes, which are the key ingredient of the recipe, reflect this fortune.
When you walk around Korea, you will quickly see the passion for food spilling over from stalls lining the street and small restaurants full of people noisily slurping noodles or preening away at a dish with chopsticks.