Living as an Outsider

Today a white woman got on the bus, and I was struck by her confidence. I live in Korea, so she was the only fully white person on board, but she just calmly smacked her gum and found a seat. My first thought was that this was the attractiveness of the “older” (no longer in […]

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Why I Loved the Live Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Movie

I don’t know if it’s because of all the craziness going on in the world but I got teary-eyed within the first five minutes of the new Beauty and the Beast movie. I totally was not expecting that. I had pretty low expectations going into the theater, but I was immediately drawn in. The opening […]

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Why the Movie ‘Lion’ is a Much Better Film than ‘La La Land’

A few days ago, I saw the movie ‘Lion’ and bawled my eyes out. It’s one of those movies that will stay with me for a long time (and which I’m certainly going to buy whenever it becomes available for purchase). I highly recommend it. I pondered many things during and after the move, but […]

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Why I’m not Praying for the Outcome of the US Presidential Election

To start off, let me clarify that I am not an advocate of complacency. I am an advocate of listening and educating oneself before jumping on bandwagons, but I am not against having opinions. Forming opinions is important. I personally have strong opinions about the candidates of this year’s US presidential election, or at least one of the […]

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3 Things I’ve Learned About Myself from this Presidential Race

Whatever your political views, I think all of us can agree that this year’s presidential race has been unusual. Mostly unusually depressing and horrifying. I haven’t quite known how to handle it at times, but this week, after watching the playbacks from the third presidential debate, I have decided to take stock of the things […]

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Trying Not to be Overwhelmed by Racism

What is happening in America right now is unacceptable. Click through to read the full article.

What is happening in America right now is unacceptable. I’m sure there are many things happening in America that various people might label unacceptable, but what I’m talking about is the shooting of unarmed African-Americans. I’m talking about the unjust killing of defenseless people by law enforcement officials. In theory, I feel like this is something […]

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Some Thoughts about American Politics (i.e. Trump..)

My schedule and brain have been unusually full lately. Sometimes I’m so exhausted I literally don’t know how to recharge. That sounds like a strange problem to have, and I suppose it is, but the struggle is real. Amidst all the busyness, however, I’ve still found a few spare minutes to worry about American politics. I’ve […]

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Two Heartwarming Videos

These both made me cry this week. Underprivileged kids are offered two gifts: One they want and one their parents want. Children of prisoners reunite with their fathers behind bars.

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