on my birthday, my dear friend gave me kimchi and tofu along with a few korean goodies. usually, i probably wouldn't be excited about receiving kimchi on my birthday, but when you live in a country where it's hard to get these items, it's a completely fantastic thoughtful birthday gift!
my friend, who is not korean, was near the korean grocery store by new malden. luckily she remembered what the kimchi looked like from a photo i had taken. however, she didn't know where to look so she asked someone where she could find kimchi. when she was directed to the refrigerated section, she was looking at jars with no english. but using her detective skills, she looked for a similar jar like the photo i posted, and she examined the label.
and somehow she picked my favorite tofu! this discovery was by accident! what made her choose that specific tofu? she liked the color of the packaging. (green is her favorite color).
thanks, friend, for making my birthday so special!