My Jungbub Journal – Seventy-Ninth & Eightieth Day of Dong-ahn-guh (winter meditation retreat)
Serving Korean Food
Definitely Dong-ahn-guh is ending. I missed another journal. I’m focusing on reaching out rather than reflecting inside. Yet, will do my best to finish my winter meditation retreat. Almost done.
Big wind is approaching Hawaii. Our house is open to outside because we have only jalousie windows. It’s a very Hawaiian style 2 story building. Throughout the night, curtains were flying crazily and the streaking sounds from outside kept waking me up. In the morning, we did an emergency preparation.
In the evening, we’re invited to Mary’s parents’ house. Their friend couple visited them from New Mexico. My mother in law prepared all the ingredients for bul-go-gi (Korean barbecue) and I cooked the food. Oh, I also brought the chive and cucumber kimchi that I made. I felt like becoming the main chef showing up at a Netflix series. I cooked perfectly harmonious food.
Everybody enjoyed it. They took the food twice. I enjoyed too. Korean food is special to me. It bonds everybody closer. People relax and open up more. I’m glad that I could learn and practice my country’s food. Bul-go-gi is a kind of basic food. There is so much more delicate food that I can share. It’s a powerful healing skill.
After coming back home, we brought out our bed to the living room. The wind is blowing from the northwest. Saturday night will be the peak. It will blow more than 40 MPH and the gust will be 60 MPH. The living room felt much better. Our bedroom works as a buffer. Big wind is clearing out the old energy from the island.