Monday, October 2, 2017

[Instagram] Jang Keun Suk honors Chuseok via Linoui cross post -2017-10-02

Hey, don't ask me to explain Korean's continue love of SPAM so long after the Korean War when US soldiers handed out thousands of cans of SPAM or sold them on the black market. Nevertheless, it's easy to understand why Korean's revere SPAM. It, along with the hundreds of other supplies the US soldiers handed out or sold, saved thousands of So. Korean's lives from starvation.

Regardless, Koreans still love this canned meat product and use it as one of essential main ingredients in one of their favorite stews: Army Base Stew, also known as Budae Jjigae (jjigae meaning stew). Literally, there are hundreds of recipes for this Army Base Stew available online. Here's just one of them. Be sure to read the text accompanying the recipe.

Nevertheless, JKS chose to showcase this product in Japan during one of his recent televised events in Japan, but now he's again highlighting it on his own IG account.

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So, why you might ask?

Well, here's a hint. Linoui_korea, with whom JKS still has a contract, posted a photo to their own IG account, featuring a grand display of SPAM as a souvenir gift for their customers during Chuseok and for Christmas.

Now, that doesn't mean JKS only posted the SPAM display to his IG account as a way of keeping his contract with Linoui. Chuseok, an extremely important holiday in Korea akin to the Christian Christmas perhaps, is a way of honoring one's family members who are dead but also the ones who lived. And certainly, JKS personally has much to be thankful for regarding his own family who survived, including both his parents and grandparents, during those horrible years of the Korean War. 

SPAM, along hot dogs and various other American products, saved lives as every Korean knows. Now, Koreans honor, during Chuseok, the lives saved almost as much as the ancestors lives lost, although the holiday and ceremony primarily focuses on honoring dead relatives and ancestors. Chuseok, it could be said, is a ceremonial holiday that relates the past to the present so that the past is never forgotten.

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