Black History IS American History

I have lived in the US since 1975 and have had the privilege of living in a mostly peaceful, safe, prosperous and dynamic environment. I am proud to be an American citizen and I am just as proud to have Korean and Hungarian heritage. I understand the difference between race, ethnicity, nationality, heritage and culture.Continue reading “Black History IS American History”

Korean New Year

Hey, hey, the New Year is upon us! I know, you feel like you just recovered from the NYE party, but I’m talking about THE OTHER New Year. For me, it’s called Korean New Year because well duh, I’m Korean American. LOL It is also called Asian New Year to clump us all together. ItContinue reading “Korean New Year”

My “Uncle” Peter

Uncle Peter reminds me a lot of my Mother. They were both born in the mid 1940’s and they both had to really work hard to earn their money and status. The difference between them is that Peter is sane and happy. It has been a lot of fun getting to know him. Slowly ourContinue reading “My “Uncle” Peter”

NC Chinese Lantern Festival

Another activity we have participated in the past and revisited this year is the Chinese Lantern Festival at Koka Booth Amphitheater in Cary, NC. It was sold out this year as many families tried to find outdoor activities that were less risky with COVID lurking around. It was too busy for my taste but weContinue reading “NC Chinese Lantern Festival”

Teaching Koreans English

Sometimes a person comes into your life and kicks you in the pants and you do things that you have always thought of but never got around to. I have had many of those moments. JoAnne came into my life in college and said, “Stop cowing to everyone and make YOU happy for once!” SheContinue reading “Teaching Koreans English”

Taking A Break From Meat

Did you know there are many levels of vegetarianism? Depending on the diet, it can be very restrictive or pretty flexible. The US is such a wealthy nation many of us can choose what to eat and what not to eat. Omnivore, Carnivore, Vegetarian, Vegan, Lacto Vegetarian, Ovo Vegetarian, Lacto Ovo Vegetarian, Pollotarian, Flexitarian, PescatarianContinue reading “Taking A Break From Meat”

Is Yoga A Religion Or Exercise?

When you say yoga people react differently. The group that uses it as a form of exercise or meditation will tell you that it has nothing to do with their religion. It is simply a modern form of hatha yoga focused on stress relief and physical relaxation. Some Christians will remind you that it stemsContinue reading “Is Yoga A Religion Or Exercise?”