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Dosirak

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Smithsonian.com has a precious essay by Anny Wohn about moving to the U.S. in 1979 and bringing her dosirak to school.

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My parents enrolled me at Public School 32 within ten days of our arrival in New York from Seoul. I ate my elaborate do-shi-rak at the school cafeteria, with curious stares and sometimes rude comments from my classmates, who ate their sandwiches from their all-American “Barbie” or “Dukes of Hazzard” lunch boxes.

It’s a quick read but will tug your heart. Read it here.

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