Happy Father’s Day to the best dad in the world

When I was a baby, my mom and dad adopted me (along with three siblings) from Seoul, South Korea. Without asking for anything in return, they took us in – cared for us, loved us, and taught us values like integrity and compassion through everyday actions. As I’ve gotten older, I realize that many people don’t grow up in families like mine. Some children are raised without the support of […]

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How to furnish your apartment for less than $375 (Seriously) Part I

I recently moved from a tiny, 350-square-foot studio in Brooklyn to a massive, sprawling one-bedroom apartment in Pittsburgh. I think it’s around a million square-feet. Or, at least it feels like it. When I moved out of New York City, I had only a minimal amount of furniture. My new apartment definitely needed basic items like a couch, a coffee table and a dining room set, and I really wanted to […]

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So long, New York City!

Well, here we are. I’ve thought of a thousand ways to say goodbye to the city that I’ve called home for nearly eight years, but it was difficult to find the words that would properly pay tribute to such a significant portion of my life.  So, I’ll try. How can you summarize eight years, 11 apartments and thousands of subway rides into several paragraphs? How can you say farewell to […]

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‘Hey, baby!’ A word about catcalling…

I live in NYC, where people walk everywhere. We walk to the subway, we walk to the grocery store, we walk to the gym. This is awesome, but it does expose women to a lot of unwanted leering, comments and attention. There are many schools of thought on catcalling, but to me, it’s just an all-around bad idea. I don’t like it. I find it annoying, and while most of the time […]

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