Believing For The Impossible

Just about two weeks ago, I heard some incredible news: Top officials from North Korea had spontaneously decided to come down and meet with South Korean officials. As I read articles online and scrolled through reactions on Facebook, curiosity turned to eagerness and then downright excitement. As someone who has been praying for the reunification of Korea for a […]

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What Brothers Are For

I just came across this TED talk video via facebook earlier tonight. At the beginning, I was only half-listening, but in the middle, I suddenly burst into tears. By the end, I was straight-up bawling. There were various reasons for my tears. (If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you’re aware that North Korea is very […]

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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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Divided Families

Last night, I watched a documentary former Fulbrighters made about Korean families divided by the Korean War. The focus was Korean Americans whose immediate family members are still in North Korea. I was thankful the room was dark, because tears were literally streaming down my face. It got me thinking. I am living far away […]

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