Category: Personal

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Global Seoul-Mate: Mission 1

It is my first time as a “Global Seoul-mate” ~ a group of bloggers/SNS supporters appointed by the Seoul City government. I didn’t learn that my application was accepted until I received a “gift”...

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Foreign mom, Korean norms

I could relate to what is written in the article from Korea Herald entitled “Forcing Korean norms puts pregnant immigrants at risk”. Here’s an excerpt: Many immigrant wives are forced to follow Korean practices...

Our summer vacation 0

Our summer vacation

We didn’t have a grand summer vacation this year. And instead of going to some place by ourselves, we spent it with my husband’s family in their hometown, Jechon. We went to a camping...

December 5

December

December is the season for birthdays. That’s because I know so many people celebrating their birthdays on this month. In my family alone, there are 5. My birthday falls on the 7th, a brother-in-law...

Remarry a Korean? 12

Remarry a Korean?

A news headline on the Korean Times says that 80% of foreign wives won’t remarry Koreans. Surprising? Not really. And after reading the whole article you would understand why. From most of the women...

happy birthday kikay! 2

happy birthday kikay!

Kikay was born on September 26, 1998 in northeastern Ohio. Her real name is Leilani Mae and she’s my elder sister’s first born. I first met her when they traveled to the Philippines in...

two for the road 0

two for the road

While taking a break from my nightly telephone chats, I heard a familiar tune from the television. A guitar duo were playing the music of the song “Two for the road”… it reminded me...