Throwback Thursday

I found this photo when I was looking for something to put up for Throwback Thursday. I love this picture. I see a little girl who loved getting dressed up and having her picture taken. That’s what I remember. That even during a time of turmoil, a less than pristine backdrop was the worst part of my childhood.

My mother’s friend

I was a latchkey kid. My parents both worked and my siblings were older. So, while my parents were at work and my siblings went to their summer jobs, I stayed at home. Every morning, my mother would set our rice cooker so that I could have fresh rice at lunch. She would set aside some banchan (side dishes), meat or fish and a bowl of kimchi in the fridge for me.

Jeremy Lin Matters to Kyle: Comments

When my Op-Ed piece on Jeremy Lin ran in the Chicago Tribune, a lot of people wrote in to comment about their own experiences growing up. More than a few questioned the veracity of my experiences. Here are just some of the comments that the Tribune published.

Give your wedding a perfect photo finish

Jeanne Farnan knew she wouldn’t cut corners on photography for her wedding day. “My [husband] and I splurged on the photos because we knew we might not remember everything from our wedding, but the pictures would be forever,” says Farnan, 25, who was married earlier this month. “I remember being a bridesmaid and all the pictures from that wedding looked so posed.” Like many modern brides, Farnan didn’t want her wedding album filled with dated photos that could’ve been taken at her parents’ wedding.