Twenty-two

Yes, today I’m 22 years old.

But continuing my tradition of weird ages, I’m now saying I’m 23.

See, in Korea, everyone changes ages at the beginning of the Lunar New Year, which is usually late January or early February. So that means in Korea I’ve been 22 for a couple months now, right?

Well, not quite.

In Korea, they also start counting year one from day one. Like the day a baby is born, that baby is one. Then a year later, the baby is two years old. So that adds an extra year to American ages. Make sense?

So that’s why, in Korea, I’m 23 and have been for a couple months.

Koreans still celebrate birthdays, though, so I’m celebrating mine today, no matter what age I am.

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