“우와,” my Appa gawked with seemingly every other Korean in the country. He watched me with a careful eye, wondering if I was enjoying the fireworks as much as he wanted me to. I grinned big at him and gave a hearty “우와” for his benefit, then turned away and quickly wiped the tear escaping down… Read More Fireworks


Hesitant Hanguk

Recently, some friends informed us of a Korean class that happens on Saturdays not too far from our home. Whitney was immediately intrigued and wanted to know everything she could learn about it. Lee – well, not as much! A few days later, our family called us from Korea. We were chatting and catching up… Read More Hesitant Hanguk


Many of you know that this weekend in Korea is the celebration of the lunar new year or Seollal. Every year around this time, I think about the Seollal I got to spend with my birth family shortly after our reunion in 2011. It was a confusing, enlightening, painful, joyful, enriching experience. After my return… Read More Seollal