I am a HUGE fan of the PostSecret site! And as I Korean immigrant whose parents seemed to always have (family, past, etc.) secrets, I find PostSecret to be a really neat idea about how just releasing the secret really frees you from the binds of the secret...
Anyhow, I saw this on last week's (11/5/11) secrets and immediately thought about posting it here on Kimchi Mamas. Though I can't read what is written in hangul, I definitely can relate to what is written in English.
And I also think that's another thing that makes PostSecret so neat: almost no matter what a person's secret is, someone out there shares it, too.
It's been a long time folks, it's OPEN THREAD THURSDAY - what's on YOUR mind?
--Angie in Texas is glad to be back in the blogosphere!
Me and the hubs are HOOKED on Kimchi Chronicles (if you are in the Bay Area, it's on KQED or PBS or one of those public channels). We wish it was an hour long show. After the most recent episode, I just HAD to make kimchi bokeum bap to satisfy my craving.
It's Open Thread Thursday, what's on YOUR mind today?
The Kimchi Chronicles advertised as A look at the new PBS series on Korean food featuring Marja Vongerichten, the chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's wife.
This looks like it'll be really fun (and mouth watering) to watch.
I'm just learning about the amazing lady who hosts the whole series. She's a Korea-born former actress and model currently living in NYC. Apparently, she's awesome at cooking up the Korean deliciousness so she really knows her stuff. She's a true fellow Kimchi Mama!
And it's Open Thread Thursday. I've never put one of these up, but thought I would since I had this cool PBS series on my mind and wanted to share it. What's on yours?
I just realized, it's Pepero Day. Happy Pepero Day!
It's a day when people give and receive PePeRo (the long bread-y stick snack, dipped in chocolate or other flavorings) with their loved ones. I remember getting a GIGANTIC pepero when I lived in Korea. The day always falls on November 11th. 1111... get it? Koreans are the kings and queens of corny.
It's Open Thread Thursday, what's on your mind today?
This post about a cute Halloween story on my personal blog reminded me of a story my Mom told years ago, that illustrated beautifully how colorblind (to race) children can be. She taught 3rd grade in a public school back East, and the area was largely Caucasian. Our white family with 2 adopted daughters from Korea stood out.
One day when I was visiting my mother at school (I would hang out with her when my elementary school was closed on a day her district was open), we were on line in the hallway waiting to go to lunch. A fellow teacher was walking her class past us, when one of the students grabbed her hand, pointed to me, and asked who I was. The other teacher, Ms. F, explained that I was Mrs. C's daughter, and visiting for the day.
The astounded child responded, rather loudly, that "that girl" couldn't possibly be Mrs. C's daughter... The mortified teacher moved the class quickly out of earshot, and took the verbose child aside to have this private conversation:
OK, Johnny, I assure you "that girl" is indeed Mrs. C's daughter. Why don't you think it could be?
Ms. F prepared to have a discussion about race and family. Instead, this was the response Johnny gave;
Mrs. C has a son who taught us physical education last year. She's too OLD to have a daughter that young!
Gotta LOVE how colorblind young children can be. Not AGE-blind, though, I guess!