Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Who is a Korean-American?

Jenny, from the online project named, aptly, "I am Korean American" contacted me via email advising me about their venture. As a Korean-American, I was happy to find such a wonderful site that documents the unique, yet similar, experiences of different individuals who call themselves Korean-American.

Like any group of people, Korean-Americans are an amalgamation of different personalities, different experiences. Reading through the different accounts, here are some of my favourites:

Susan S Lee: I can totally relate to her! Especially about Korean school. I *hated* with a passion.

Anthony Kim: His loving account of his grandmother brought some tears to this grouchy Asian lady's eyes.

Linda Beck: This girl is awesome. I swear she's my twin. I love her sassy attitude and I love her story.

Michelle Koehn: An interesting perspective of an adoptee.

Jonathan Carfield: Another interesting story about a Korean adoptee. Except he's come to Korea. I can empathise with him.

There are so many interesting stories, many which I can relate, and many which are so deeply personal. I loved going through many of them and I know you will, too.

If you have the time or inclination, take a look at this project. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Thank you again, Jenny, for bringing this extraordinary project to my attention.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Korea Through My Eyes

Hey guys! It's really snowing outside. So beautiful that I'm about to go outside and take some pictures. My parents live up in the mountains so it truly is a sight to see, but terrible for going to the city. Booooo.

Anyways, since I'm cooped up at home, I wanted to update you on a few things I've been doing:

Where I'm Shopping:
Kyobo Bookstore, Gangnam
Duty Free! This pic is for you, Michelle.

What I'm Eating:
Degustine Menu at Table 34
Absolutely amasing! It was a white chocolate egg that melts away.
Beautiful Sashimi at Asian Live
This entire meal was less than 8USD. And so delish!!
Lastly, and most importantly, I got a PERM. I know. I'm not sure how I feel about it.

Lastly lastly (for reals this time), I didn't bring my tripod thinking my mom would have it, but she can't find it, so I'll try and post as many pics as I can. Until then, I hope you enjoy the snapshots of my holiday!

Any Interest?

Greetings from Korea! It is snowing up a storm here, and I finally have had an opportunity to sit down, drink some tea, and look at my growing amount of crap I am bringing back to the US. FML. Rather than clean my room, I've decided to write this post.

I don't know how many people actually read this little blog of mine, but I have in my possession a little something from Korea that I wanted to share with you. For those who are not from Korea, during the holidays, Koreans *love* to give calendars as gifts. In fact, certain calendars indicate a certain level of status in society. (More on that later) My mom was given this calendar, since she's such a power spender. ^__^
She was going to throw it away, but I snatched it out of her hands and told her I bet I could give this a lovely home.
I know! Korean movie stars!!! A calendar full of them!!!

Anyone interested? Let me know. It's yours for the taking.

Merry (belated) Xmas!!!

<3 Jane.

p.s. Movie stars not your thing? I'll have more goodies when I get back to the US to give away. I love Korea! Wheeee!!!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Secret Gardens

Fashion to come soon, I promise, but in the mean time, these are some pictures I took when I was traveling through the backwoods of Korea. Korea is so beautiful and truly the remote places are so breath-taking. If you ever come to Korea, aside from the massive amount of shopping, which I willingly do, go to a Buddhist Temple. Or hike up some of the many mountains. You'll be surprised at how at peace you feel during your trek.


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Glimpse of What I've Been Doing

I actually use the nerdy calculator
Coffee. The spice of life.
Too many pens? I say not enough.
And, here is how I'm feeling:
I know how you feel, buddy.

Friday, December 3, 2010