• Life Quotes,  Living Out Loud,  Living Your Life

    Define Yourself

    Where can you go for a good taco these days? If I asked you to share with me your favorite taco joint, where would you send me? I hope you tell me about your favorites. But lately it seems that instead of sharing what we love and why we love it, we insist on telling people their experience is invalid. We tell them what they should like. We quickly put down other people’s preference and we shun those who don’t agree with us. I’m currently binging Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. Season 9: Episode 1. In this episode Bourdain explores the Los Angeles area through the eyes of the Mexicans and…

  • Postcards from Life

    Life as a Postcard

    I really dropped the ball on the 30 day postcard challenge.  Says me, three years later. What happened? Things needed to be taken care of at home. As the mother to four, I hope you can understand how busy our daily lives can be. However, I still want to make a deeper connection with each of you. In fact as we continue to travel I understand how much we need to stay connected! The goal of the original challenge was to write and send more postcards/greeting cards/ letters to friends and family. It turns out I really suck at that. I did buy a bunch of cards but they never made…

  • Living Out Loud,  Living Your Life

    Life in Korea: Speak up and Share What is Important to You!

    Coming up on August 15th is Korea’s National Liberation Day. A day that marks Korean citizen’s freedom from Japan’s imperialist rule. In short, this is their Independence Day. So without a doubt this is a significant patriotic holiday for them. One that many Koreans choose to honor by speaking out about the human rights that matter to them. Which is why I think we have recently seen an increase of activity of demonstrators and protesters around Camp Humphreys. It might be pure coincidence with the current political climate, but it makes me think the timing is fitting. Perhaps our own Independence Day should be more than a day of fireworks…

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    Cooking with Chef Jan

    Now that we have our Spargel from the market (see last week’s post), it’s time to head to the lovely Chef Jan’s kitchen to see what we can do with it! Thank you for watching!   I had a lot of fun shooting these videos with my friend Chef Jan.  The hardest part came down to figuring out how to take 60 minutes worth of information and cut it down to 6 minutes or less-there simply was too much personality in the room to pack into such a short time.  Then again, that is why cooking with Jan is such a joy! Hopefully you enjoyed the way they turned out-I certainly did! Like…

  • Postcards from Life

    Shopping for Spargel with Chef Jan

    “You know what we should do?” “What?” “We should make a video-about spargel!” The idea seemed so easy at the time.  But when the Good Idea Fairy visits you and your friend in a charming unassuming French cafe, you take it all in with your cup of coffee and you get down to business making a video about a vegetable. Of course I have never done a video before, so there was a bit of a learning curve.  One where hours of frustration resulted.  Mostly with trying to get a highly recommended video editing program to work without crashing.  After losing hours of sleep I ended that relationship.  And since…

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    The February 28 Day Life on Paper Challenge

    The 2017 Challenges is off to a good start! I’ve recently added a Life on Paper Instagram account to support the group.  In my previous post I talked about the goal of the challenge is to write down our memories at least once a week… or to write down a few snippets of our lives via the monthly prompts.  You are invited to participate in the manner that is best for you.   One of the ways I’ve decided to embrace this challenge is by keeping a mini journal.  I’m a very curious sort of person and I’ve always wondered what my parents’ and grandparents’ normal day looks like.  What were their daily ups and downs?  Did…

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