September 8, 2017.Reading time 6 minutes.
Yesterday, a group of students announced to me that North Korea was going to bomb us the day after tomorrow. “According to who?” I asked. But they were all chattering at me and each other in Korean a million miles a minute, and I was struggling to catch up.
April 22, 2014.Reading time 4 minutes.
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 […]
November 22, 2013.Reading time 4 minutes.
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 […]
August 9, 2012.Reading time 2 minutes.
Just landed in Dulles airport this morning! Can’t believe it’s been a year since I’ve stepped foot in the USㅡit didn’t really hit me until I told the immigration official that this morning. I can’t even describe the strangeness of exiting the airport today and realizing I was in the US of A. I felt […]
February 1, 2012.Reading time 3 minutes.
Last week, I finally joined a gym here in Korea! Best decision ever! I had been telling myself that I didn’t have time to go to the gym, but basically all it took was getting up earlier, and then I found I magically had plenty of time for everything! (Getting to bed early is always […]
December 22, 2011.Reading time 5 minutes.
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 […]