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FAMILY photo by Henna Blossom

Before I started blogging, I thought it was a silly concept. Why would anyone want to write … for free?! Now, I get it. I just wish I had more time to devote to it. Here are some of my favorite pieces. By me. Ahem. 

And So This Is Christmas •• Assembly Line

Becoming a Family •• Books •• Boy’s 1st Car •• Bullies

Chess League •• Childhood Friends •• Circle of Life •• Clutter

Darth Vader, the Hot Dog & the Lion 

18 Weeks

Family Day •• First Grade •• For the Love of Baseball 

Gas Station Ice Cream •• Go Go Power Rangers! •• Good Breaks Run in the Family •• Goodbye, 2015 •• Grand Scheme of Adopting •• Grasshopper, Our cat and Kyle •• Ground Control to Major Kyle

Halloween (2009) (2010) (2011) (2012) (2013) •• 한글 •• Happy Anniversary •• Happy Father’s Day • Happy Mother’s Day •• Have Your Cake & Eat It, Too •• Healthy Competition

I Am Smart •• I Dreamed a Dream •• Imagine

JiSun: Do You Remember My Sister? •• Jumoni

Kid’s Got Style •• Kimbap, Kimchi & Me •• Kindergarten

Ladies First •• Let Them Be •• Let’s Dance •• Letter to My Son •• Letting Go •• Love is Always Right 

M&M’s •• May the 4th Be With You •• Memories •• My Father’s Death & Life •• My Mother’s Friend •• My Mother’s Memories •• My Mother’s Shoes •• My Son

Preschool or Not to Preschool

Rose by Any Other Name

Sorry, Sorry •• Staycation (2013) (2015) •• Strawberries

$2 •• Tae Kwon Do (2014) (2015) •• Thanksgiving Thought •• Thoughts of a Runner •• Throwback Thursday •• Tie This •• Tiny Bubbles •• 21/2

Valentine’s Day is about Love

Waiting is the Hardest Part •• Walking  On Sunshine •• We Are Family •• When Your Child Loses 

Nom Nom Nom photo by Jae-Ha Kim

Bagels & Lox •• Bananarama •• Blueberry Muffins •• Breakfast •• Eat, Drink & Be Merry •• IG •• Matcha Green Tea Cake •• Roast Chicken •• Spinach & Kale Quiche •• Summer Meals and Memories •• Tomato Tarte •• Valentine’s Day

Hyuna-Psy2

Accents •• Accents Redux •• Ah, So •• Art of Saying No •• Asian ≠ Disabled •• At 7

Best Movie Never Made •• Beyond Funny Horse-Riding Dance •• Boyfriend: Let’s Get It Started •• Boy George Called •• Boy Scouts •• But the ‘Little Girls’ Understand 

Camping •• Child Exchange •• Comments (The Good) (The Bad) (The Ugly)

Defying Stereotypes One Role at a Time •• Do Overs •• “Don’t You” Question •• Dude Bros. vs Asian Men •• Duty To Rescue 

Ebay •• Elton & Me •• Everyone’s a Critic •• Evolution of Mom Dancing 

Faves •• Favorite Tweets •• Fifty Shades of Jae •• 1st Published Article

Gangnam Style’s U.S. Popularity •• Gingerbread House (2012) (2013) •• Go With the Flow •• Goodie Bags (2012) (2013) •• Gourds With Fangs •• Grazia, But You Misquoted Me 

Hair & Makeup •• Have Your Cake & Eat It, Too •• Her Father Never Wanted Children •• Holland’s Got Talent •• Hunger 

I Beg Young People To Travel •• I ♥ Sharpies •• If Anthony Weiner Sexts You •• I’m Living on Phat Beach •• Independence Movement Day (삼일 운동 )

Jeremy Lin Matters to Kyle •• Jeremy Lin’s Exit •• Just Because You Didn’t See It 

‘Kimchi-scented Kleenex Fiction’ … Say What? •• Komodo Dragon Attacks •• Konnichiwa and Death Threats •• K-pop Bands Sing in Korean •• KTVU •• 케이윌 (K.will) – 이러지마 제발  

Lessons From a Sleeping Baby •• Limit to Ideal Weight •• Lisagor 

Miley Cyrus vs. Robin Thicke •• Mommy Blogger •• Music, Music, Music •• My Biggest Fan •• My Own Private India •• My Shoes 

National Adoption Month •• New Zealand, Lord of the Rings and Me •• No Resolutions •• NPR’s “Kimchi-Scented” Review 

On Being Served Last •• Oprah, the $20 Lipstick and Me

Press Passes •• PSY’s a Fat, Little, Unintelligible Man? •• Pyramid Parties

Racism & Sexism •• Racist Idiots  •• Roger Ebert 

Sam Smith’s Brush with Racism •• Science at Work •• Sewol Tragedy and Culture •• Sheldon and Jae Play Bongos •• Shoplifting and Graffiti •• Social Media Posts Last Forever •• Sohn Kee-Chung of Korea, not Japan •• Sorry, Sorry •• Summer’s Day •• Sung-Bong Choi’s Audition •• Swimmer’s Divide 

Thank you, BTS Army •• That Time I Climbed a Glacier •• Tide Hasn’t Changed • Trick or TreatTrolls: Gender, Race & Xenophobia •• Tweet Tweet

Vincent Chin •• Voting

Wannabe Girl Writer •• We Might Sue You •• What Defines a Good Korean Daughter? •• What Do My Clothes Say? •• What Would’ve Happened if Ryan Lochte had Spoken Portuguese? •• When All Else Fails, Call Her a Bimbo •• Where Are You From? •• Where’s My Pulitzer? •• Whine-men •• Why I Write About the Past •• Wimbledon’s Bartoli: Not Hot Enough?  

Your Being White Doesn’t Make Your Adopted Children White By Osmosis •• 

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