Never having been in a warm climate for the holidays, I was both excited and saddened while preparing to head from Seoul to Hawaii for...
If you’ve ever wanted more information about some statue, artistic work or just the architecture of a Buddhist temple you passed along the way in...
Recently in a conversation with four Korean women, the topic of etiquette and manners came up. We were discussing differences from the west compared to Korea. I brought up how endearing, although strange at first, that Koreans consistently ask if I’ve eaten and if I respond that I haven’t, inevitably food shows up.
While I would probably raise my child very similarly to my sister if I were married to a fellow westerner, I’m married to a Korean man and so blending our cultures to make us both comfortable is a huge priority around here.
The seasons are coming and going and it seems like just yesterday we brought our baby home. We had to buy her first pair of shoes this month because she’s definitely on the verge of those first few steps without help. She’s 10 months old now and every day is just so enlightening. It’s wondrous to watch someone experience something new almost every day and to realize that she’s having a billion firsts.
Maybe is one of those words that loses its meaning, or the subtlety of the word, in translation. While most English speakers will use ‘maybe’ to mean ‘possibly but most likely no’, Koreans will generally use ‘maybe’ to mean ‘yes’.