Stacy Milbouer learned something new at a Korean restaurant in New Hampshire last week.
When we told [Cathy] Cho that we might be back Jan. 1 to party, one of the other waitresses joked about getting another year older. We thought Jan. 1 was her birthday, but she explained that in the Korean culture people are regarded as one year old when they are born, and they age one year on New Year’s Day rather than on the anniversary of their birth or birthdays, as we call them. [Link]My niece Stella celebrates her birthday today. I never suspected she was Korean.