Sisters Love at All Times

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I have three sisters, and while growing up together in Puerto Rico, we shared a three bedroom house with only one bathroom. This was challenging as we grew into our teen years because, obviously, privacy was an issue, but the biggest issue was the bathroom usage. We would often fight each other to get some extra time for fixing our …

Field Notes: And There I Was, Reminded of an Old Truth

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I hosted a handful of international exchange students at my home several years back, and from the moment I picked them up at the airport until now, we have considered each other family. Recently, I was on a book promotion trip to South Korea and my Thai student/daughter insisted I come visit her since I was so close and would …

Field Notes: A Dazzling, Grand Thing

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On my recent trip to Thailand, I visited the The Grand Palace in Bangkok. And let me tell you, to say I was impressed – and visually overwhelmed – would be an understatement! While exploring the grounds, I turned to my Thai daughter Minky and exclaimed, “Thailand is rich!” She laughed and quickly stated, “What do you mean? It is …

Field Notes: Pishon Farm in Chungha, Pohang City

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I enjoy exploring around the cities, countrysides and coastlines of the many places I have visited around the world. This time, I am once again visiting Pohang city in South Korea. Every time I come to Pohang, I recognize that it has become like another home to me. I rent a vehicle and drive all around the countryside and the …

Field Notes: The Inspiration For Gukje Market

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A few weeks ago, I was able to spend some time wandering around Seoul while being introduced to several artists in the area. Though most of them were classmates of my dear artist friend, Yang Yun Jeong, others were artists who exhibit their work together at several local galleries. On this specific day, the group was having a meal to …

Field Notes: Coastal Living in Jeju Island

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I am an island girl at heart. In fact, if you were to ask me what I miss most about living in Puerto Rico, I would tell you, hands down, I miss la playa (the beach) with its beautiful blue and turquoise waters. Driving around the coast and taking in the salty air while savoring the local delicacies is life …