Last Tuesday was "Children's Day" in Korea, and I asked some of my older elementary students about it, though I was really trying to get their opinions.
This started last year when one 6th grade girl told me, after asking her parents about a Children's Day present, that her mother said, "You're in sixth grade. You're not a child."
Typically, in Korea, children get a present on Children's Day--which falls on May 5th. They might get a new ____, go to an amusement park, visit their grandparents (or other relatives) and receive money, etc.
So I asked my 5th and 6th grade students, "When do you stop getting a Children's Day present?"
The most common answer was that in sixth grade you are a child, but once you go to middle school (in seventh grade) you are not a child.
Officially entitled, I believe, "Buskingholic", this weekend + promises to see a number of budding musicians parked at different spots in Sanbon. The city didn't spring for multiple stages (like the one in front of E-mart), but put up signs like Spot 10 or Spot 12 . . . anyway, lots of people were out today enjoying the warm weather and the music: