Jon Pil Kim and Yeon Tae Park, setting up for tea ceremony demonstrations
Korean style of dress, from the very traditional to Yeon Tai Park's hip biker dude clothing.
The reception spread was unbelievable. A mix of traditional Korean and North Carolina food.
And of course there was soju!
At this point only about half of the food had been put out!
The reception hosts dressed the part.
Jon Pil Kim demonstrated the tea ceremony and served the guests. I am actually starting to enjoy matcha. The last time Jeff made it, I couldn't get past the "it tastes like grass clippings" thought.
The crowd was big, the atmosphere festive. The reception was supposed to be over at 8:00pm... it was 9:00 when the last group left. Even though we were tired, a trip to the new, giant grocery store in Pinehurst was a must. This is one of those super sized stores with beer on tap, coffee shop, hot and cold buffets.
That's all for today. I have some studio clean up to do, while the entourage is in Southern Pines giving a slide show and tea ceremony demo at the senior center.