Lunar New Year has come and gone. It's common for workers to receive gifts here in Korea from their employers for the big holidays. In the past I've received such things as shampoo, soap, toothpaste and even a nice green tea set. This time, for Seollal, everyone was given a gift set of seaweed.
Seaweed is used in many of Korean dishes but I can't say I like it or even dislike it. I am ambivalent but some of my Western co-workers have said they like it. I'm sure the Koreans appreciated it. I won't be using it buy my wife will so the gift is useful. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for a pack of beer for next time.