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.

Racism & sexism: They go together, don’t they?

My bullies were the worst kind of dude bros: educated men who should’ve known better, but who cloaked their misogyny, racism, jealousy and entitlement with words they thought made them appear hip and clever.

Better than a McFail breakfast ♥

My favorite breakfasts are Korean – with rice, soup, banchan and kimchi. It’s something that many Westerners think about and say, “Ewww! Not for breakfast!” But if you haven’t tried it, you don’t know what you’re missing out on.

And this is how revisionist history happens: Remembering Vincent Chin

Don’t forget what happened to Vincent Chin. Two men killed him and literally walked away without serving a day in prison.

Is Korean culture to blame for the Sewol tragedy?

News organizations are making the claim that Korean culture is partially to blame for the Sewol ferry disaster. Some even insist that had these been American children onboard, they would’ve escaped death. Shame on them for blaming the young victims of this tragedy.

“The Good Wife” is great

If you’re going through withdrawal as I am, now’s the perfect time to catch up on the previous seasons of “The Good Wife.” And for one lucky winner, I’ve got a box set of the fourth season to giveaway. #WinWithJae

“Shatter Me” trilogy

“Shatter Me.” “Unravel Me.” “Ignite Me.” Here’s your chance to win Tahereh Mafi’s best-selling trilogy! #WinWithJae

“Diana”

I’ve got a new Blu-ray to give away. Actually, I have three! The lucky winners will each get a Blu-ray (or DVD) copy of “Diana,” starring Naomi Watts as the Princess of Wales. #WinWithJae

Pororo Gift Pack Giveaway

Pororo is getting the movie star treatment, with a 103-minute DVD release in the United States, featuring the vocal talents of Drake Bell, Rob Schneider and Jon Heder. To celebrate, I’m hosting a gift pack giveaway that includes the movie, toys, a backpack and more! #WinWithJae

“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 in 3D”

I’ll keep this short and sweet. If your family liked “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” as much as mine did, I think you’ll enjoy this sequel (which hits stores on Jan. 28). And I’m giving a Blu-ray away! 🙂 #WinWithJae

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