Racial Clarity

Race can often be a touchy subject, but as a biracial person, I often feel like I have a certain level of immunity when it comes to this subject. I don’t, in truth. If anything, I probably have more responsibility than the average person to handle this subject well. PRESSURE. (Good thing pressure generally just […]

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Division in America

I’ve been thinking a lot about America these days. There is a long history of hatred and injustice that has gotten passed down over generations. We can’t just judge and analyze events in isolation.

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Adventures in the ATL (exploring the life of luxury)

Hanging out with lawyers, being driven around by drivers, being treated to fancy, expensive meals, and being given free room service is not part of my normal day-to-day. I have to say that I’ve been finding it all kind of fascinating…

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Culture, Identity, and Blood

Journey Home On the last leg of my journey from Korea to home, a flight from Dallas to Baltimore,I found myself seated next to an Asian woman––the only other Asian on the plane. As I sat down, I noticed she was reading a book in Korean. I was sitting next to a Korean! I slept throughout most […]

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In the Midst of Tragedy

There are still hundreds of people missing from the terrible ferry boat incident that happened in Korea last week. Thousands and millions of people are still glued to the news and reeling from the roller coaster of emotions. Hope for survivors, sorrow for the lives lost, frustration about the obstacles to rescuing people and finding answers. Many are searching […]

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Heirs

I’ve been thinking about money and power lately. Mostly because of this Korean drama I’m watching, Heirs. Some of the realities of this world really disturb me. The cruelty that exists. The injustice and unkindness. The entitlement people feel, and the way people grind down those below them instead of trying to help them. It […]

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Amidst the Threat of War

Tensions have been steadily rising between North and South Korea the past few weeks. I know because I see articles about it on NYtimes.com almost every day. But here in Seoul, there is no tension in the air. None. As someone living on the ground in Korea, I felt it my duty to write something […]

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Reunification

This week I went on my first tour of the DMZ (the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea). The tour only skimmed the surface of the complex issues surrounding this divided nation, but seeing the land of North Korea, one of the infiltration tunnels the North Koreans dug to attack Seoul, and the train […]

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