There is an issue in which South Korea far surpasses the USA. Guns. Gun control. Gun-related deaths. Etc.
This issue has been on my mind for a long time but Ask A Korean!'s most recent post encouraged me to write this posts.
I don't really have much to say, except for the fact that gun use in America is WAY out of control. WAY WAY WAY out of control. It pains me to know that many many deaths could be prevented simply by making it harder to own guns. Just give me hand guns, that would solve a lot of problems. Let the NRA have their hunting rifles. Change the constitution, I don't care. Just get these damn guns off the streets.
Love and marriage... love and marriage... *cue theme song from the Bundy Show*
I'm noticing how my relationship with my extended Korean family has changed since my marriage. I moved out and away for college so I don't see them all that often but I feel like there are these "unspoken" rules that now apply to me, since I am married and have kids.
1. I should give a cash gift, preferably a large cash gift, at family weddings. Some of my non-married cousins didn't give me a wedding gift. Their parent(s), however, did. This leads me to believe that until you are married, the nuclear family is considered as one unit for gift-giving purposes. I don't think I gave presents at my cousin's weddings either before I got married... granted I was rather young, not even working but still... I thought it was a little bit strange when most of my grown Korean cousins did not give me a wedding gift... but maybe that is the Korean way?