korea – day 11 – final day in korea

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

over a year after the last post. this concludes the korea trip recount.  it has been nearly 2 years since we've gone to korea.  if we ever make it back to korea, i wonder how long those posts will take me. our last day in korea was bittersweet. i was looking ...

korea – day 10 – Gumi, Kimcheon, and NamDaeMoon

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

As I mentioned in the previous korea post, I MUST FINISH THIS. After the trip to GyeongJu, we spent the night at my uncle's home in Gumi. image removed It's a small and modest house in what most of us would consider a very rural area. this is where my dad's family's land ...

Pregnancy – First Trimester

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Some people have asked how my pregnancy has been going. Well, it's been going. It's been both great and very bad at times. Here I'll share mainly about my first trimester. Joseph and I figured out around the annual Vision retreat that I might be pregnant. I'm fairly regular, but my ...

25 random things

Friday, February 13th, 2009

this seems to be a facebook thing, but i dont' like things that are only permanent in facebook. facebook will one day fade away like myspace and xanga. i hope agapeshack never fades. 1. joseph and i were married on july 26, 2003. i was 23. the next day i turned ...

korea – day 9 – GyeongJu

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

i am embarassed, but i MUST complete this series. day9 of our korea trip was a trip to GyeongJu.  Joseph had read in the travel books about this place as the place to go to see Cherry Blossoms in korea. I briefly mentioned it to my uncle and next thing you ...

korea – day4 – secret garden, seoul tower, street market

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

so in my attempt to show joseph around seoul finally, i wanted to take him to the street market. that morning at breakfast i was thoroughly reprimanded by my aunt, uncle and cousin who demanded that i take him to see more things. so instead of just showing him things ...

korea – day2 – orientation

Friday, April 4th, 2008

day 2 was really our first day in korea, and it was really about orientation. relearning where things were like bus stops and the exchange rate. thankfully we bank with an international bank and my aunt also uses the same bank we do. my aunt drives us to this building that ...

more chopsticks!

Friday, February 29th, 2008

ok i must have an obsession with silverware because this is the third entry about it (choplery, pen cap silverware) . >_< as most asian folks do, i use chopsticks pretty often. not just for eating food, but also to grab things from very tight spaces, and stir my drinks for example. chopsticks ...

chopstick cutlery?

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

i seem to have an interest in alternative-use silverware (re: pen cap silverware). otherwise known as "choperly": These function as both chopsticks and spoon, knife, or fork! korean restaurants should place these at the tables, so people who aren't skilled with the chopsticks don't have to ask for forks =P i wonder how easy ...

kimchi for spacemen

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

one of my favorite things in life is kimchi. that's not surprising since i'm korean. most koreans are i guess a bit obsessive about their kimchi. in my case, my favorite kimchis are usually variations of mool-kimchi (water kimchi). Why of all kimchis mool kimchi? because it doesn't smell as much so ...