Checked Off My Bucket List: Visit A Korean Festival

You mean to say that going to a Korean Festival is not on your bucket list? Then my bucket list (if I had one) definitely kicks your bucket list’s ass.
The best thing about going to a Korean Festival is a lot of Koreans, they are nice and friendly people who don’t mind a freeloader who showed up as a friend of a friend of a guest.


Any self-respecting Korean Festival starts off by singing Korean National Anthem followed the US National Anthem.

Korean War Veterans get a lot of respect at the event.


You’d think that reading Korean is hard…

…but you’d be wrong, I immediately knew what the 3rd prize was.

Another great thing about Korean Festivals is a combination of soccer, tennis and volleyball they play there.

For the entertainment Koreans enjoy making fun of the non-Koreans pretending to do martial arts.

I thought something was strange when whatever the martial arts people were screaming sounded a lot like “Jesus First” but then they proceeded to create cross formation and re-enact the Passion of the Christ.

This is the part after they crucified their instructor a.k.a. Jesus…

…so he can return from the dead.

Of course no one leaves hungry.


To recap: nice people, a show about Jesus and martial arts, good food and lots and lots of soap.

Now on to the next item on my list….

  • midtown miscreant

    Jesus H Cho, that was one strange festival. Whats up with all the soap?

  • Well now, that was interesting (and surprising). Something tells me you are making up your bucket list as you go along.

  • I take it you didn’t win 3rd prize.

  • No I didn’t. But they had laptops,trips to S.Korea, and whole bunch of nice prizes. I didn’t stay long enough. I think that the soap was part of the prize selection.

  • Nice report man. And the food, gah I am so hungry for Korean after looking at that. Parents here this weekend and their Asian food preferences don’t stray far from Sweet-n-sour Chicken and Crab Rangoon (translation no way are they trying kimchi).

  • Stupendous.

  • Korean Person

    Wait a minute, wait an ever-loving minute.

    There was a Korean festival? With a big table of Korean food? Why didn’t I know about this?

  • You are on a Korean s-list? 🙂
    It was in St.Louis

    • Korean Person

      Aw man, they have Trader Joe’s AND a Korean festival?

      I’m moving.

      BTW, the best part of not just a Korean Festival but indeed of ANY town is the Koreans.

      How was the food?

    • The New Yorker

      I love your captions, because it made me laugh. I would go there for food too! BTW, is there any good Russian restaurants in MO or Kansas?? I love Russian borcht soup!!! I could get them in NYC of course.

      • There is no Russian restaurant in KC, the closest one is in St.Louis and the Chicago. But we do OK :-). There are 2 Russian stores in town.

  • I tried almost everything, not sure what I ate so I concentrated on the beef. Can’t go wrong with that

  • Ojs

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