Go Away With … Rap Monster (of BTS)

BTS’ Rap Monster remembers being blown away by the opulence of Las Vegas during his first trip there: “I was last here in 2009 when I was 15. What I remember the most was the inside of the Bellagio. It was amazing. I had never seen a hotel like that before, where there was a whole world inside the hotel. It was beautiful. I got to see Cirque du Soleil’s “O” show. It was so nice. I remember the night view of Vegas, which was tremendous. I remember all the lights and people having fun. I saw a lot of people drinking, which was shocking to me then (since I was so young).”

“Moon that Embraces the Sun” (해를 품은 달)

A sweeping dramatic series set in Korea’s Joseon era, the “Moon That Embraces the Sun” is a love story that at times is painfully heartbreaking. But, it’s also filled with hope and humor. That combination makes for an addictive series that will leave viewers hungering for more.

Sorry, Sorry

• At 4, I wondered what a chink bitch was.
• At 5, I came home from kindergarten singing, “Chink-a-chink-a Chinaman, sitting on a fence.”
• At 6, I watched in horror as a blond boy called my father a motherfucking gook.

Korean cuisine beyond barbecue and kimchi

When I was young, I went through a phase where I hated Korean food. My mother would make fresh, home-cooked meals from scratch. And instead of realizing what a treat that was, I would ask why we couldn’t just eat TV dinners like all my friends. But these days, there’s no cuisine I enjoy more than Korean. And if someone else is willing to cook it for me, all the better! So when my family and I traveled to South Korea this fall, eating well was a top priority.

Eat, drink and be merry

True story: When I was in college, we didn’t have access to The Internets like all you young whipper snappers today. So, instead of drooling over all the photos of food on Pinterest and Instagram, I used to look at recipe books and imagine that I could be eating that instead of the dorm food my parents had paid for.

Go Away With … José Andrés

Chef Jose Andres was no novice to helping people who suffered catastrophes. After Hurricanes Sandy and Harvey, he worked with local chefs to help feed the survivors. But those events didn’t prepare him for the devastation he saw when he landed in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit. Working with his nonprofit World Central Kitchen and local chefs, the Michelin-starred Andres set up shop in the parking lot of a stadium to feed anyone who needed a hot meal.

Go Away With … Sam Heughan

Before moving to London at the age of 22, Sam Heughan studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The Scottish actor has returned to his roots to portray Jamie Fraser on the hit Starz series, “Outlander,” which is filmed in Scotland. Based out of Glasgow, the 37-year-old philanthropist also is the founder of My Peak Challenge, a charitable foundation that advocates for a healthy lifestyle.

Music, music, music

I’ll be updating this page periodically to include music that’s piquing my interest at the moment. What’s that you say? Some of this music is old? Well, so am I. 😛

Chink Bitch

Many years ago, the road manager for a very famous band called me a chink bitch and waited for me to go away. I’m still here.

These Are a Few of My Favorite Tweets

The very nature of Twitter is that tweets roll by and then disappear — or, rather, get hidden by a mountain of more recent tweets. These are some of the tweets that I would like to remember.

Go Away With … Brian Dietzen

Fans of the CBS crime procedural “NCIS” know Brian Dietzen as Dr. Jimmy Palmer. An avid fan of road trips, Dietzen says, “When we were growing up, my dad and mom wanted us to explore the United States. Our family went to Yellowstone and all these different national parks. We went out to California every now and again and we returned to the Midwest to visit with our cousins. Those trips were so much fun for us.”

Go Away With … Kimberly Hébert Gregory

Kimberly Hébert Gregory’s latest role is as Yvette on ABC’s “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World.” During her time off from filming, she enjoys heading off on trips with family and friends. “It’s getting harder to find untapped destinations nowadays,” says the Los Angeles-based actress. “One of my favorite places is Lake Retba (Senegal). It’s a beautiful pink lake and is in a part of the world with which I am completely obsessed. The beauty there is incomparable.”

Go Away With … Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton has been famous all her life, thanks to her lineage (her great-grandfather is Conrad Hilton). These days, the 36-year-old socialite spends most of the year traveling for her business, Paris Hilton Entertainment, which includes her line of clothing, accessories and cosmetics. The latest addition to her line of fragrances is Rosé Rush. “I’m on a plane at least 200 days a year,” says Hilton, who splits her time between homes in Los Angeles and New York. “There really is no place like home. I consider Los Angeles my main home and it’s such a special and amazing place.”

Go Away With … Michael Strahan

Before becoming a “Good Morning America” co-host, Michael Strahan was a Super Bowl champion during his years as a defensive end for the New York Giants. He would later be nominated for an Emmy for his work as a “Fox NFL Sunday” analyst. Also on his list of multitasking duties: hosting ABC’s “100,000 Pyramid” and executive producing the TBS revival of “The Joker’s Wild.” In 2015, he partnered with JCPenney to launch Collection by Michael Strahan. The latest addition to his clothing and accessories line is luggage.

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