Tag: korean

January 21, 2018

The best advice my grandmother gave me

My mom sent me a photo of my great grandmother today. She’s 109 years old. She lives in a nursing home in a somewhat rural area of South Korea. The last time I saw her was in 2011. Before that, the last time I had seen her was when I was about 3 years old. During those 16 ish years that I hadn’t seen my…

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July 15, 2016

On My Radar: Peach and Lily’s Ask Lily service

Don’t be fooled- great lighting and i’m wearing coverup! I spy my shingle scars though. It’s been a year since I moved to LA and I’m still struggling to get used to some things. My skin and the climate is one of them. There’s definitely something different about the air and water in LA. My east-coast born and bred skin and hair have never been drier…

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April 30, 2016

I’m on Buzzfeed!

For those of you who don’t know, I’m actually Korean-American….and believe it or not, Korean was actually my first language. Hard to believe considering how current day, I can barely hold a conversation with my family (or strangers) without starting to fumble or using English mid sentence. I was recently asked a few questions about what it’s like to be Korean-American, but not be able to…

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December 2, 2015

My favorite places in Koreatown, Los Angeles

I’m still pretty new to Los Angeles (almost 5 months now) but I already have a few favorite places in each neighborhood. Here are my favorite places in Koreatown (so far). The funny thing is they’re not even Korean-food related.. Oh hey it's the real life filter that shows up on snapchat when you're in @koreatown! If you know what I mean you know what I…

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March 29, 2015

I finally went! OIJI- korean restaurant in the East Village, NYC

If you’re in the mood for Korean food and you want a place where you’re given a bunch of free banchan (side dishes), with massive amounts of food… then go to K-town. You can go with a large group, eat until you’re stuffed and throw back a few bottles of soju amidst the loud chatter of the restaurant. You might even run into someone you…

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March 16, 2015

On my Radar: Korean restaurants not in K-town, NYC

Full disclosure: i’m not a food writer and I’m definitely not the foodiest person out there… but if there’s anything I do know, I’d like to think it’s good Korean food: how it’s made, what it looks like, and what it tastes like. I grew up watching and helping the women in my family cook. When I was younger, my grandma would take the time and care…

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November 19, 2014

Morning Special

Not too long ago, I saw someone’s post about a “morning special” in Manhattan’s Koreatown. Since I found myself awake at 5 AM this morning, I figured today would be a good day to take advantage (and make an adventure out) of this morning special. I took my time getting ready, had a leisurely and comfortable commute into the city and got to New Wonjo…

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June 13, 2014

Song Hye Gyo for J. Estina S/S 2014 Campaign

Song Hye Gyo is one of my favorite Korean actresses. Ever since I saw her acting alongside Won Bin (one of my favorite Korean actors) in the Korean drama Autumn in my Heart , I’ve been a fan both of her acting (she reduces me to tears) and inimitable beauty (she’s my height- 5’3)! Here she is effortlessly chic in J. Estina’s Spring/Summer 2014 campaign. Even…

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May 13, 2014

Editorial of the week: JiHye Park for Manifesto

We all appreciate beauty in some way or another, but in this day and age, it’s not enough to be just beautiful . If you’re in it to win it, you need to be more than just attractive on the outside: you need something more than just looks. Even models aren’t an exception to this rule! With this in mind, here’s this week’s editorial featuring the lovely…

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December 1, 2013

Editorial of the week: Flowers in December

December is finally here. I’ve been waiting for December to arrive just so I could share this editorial. Every time I look at this I’m enchanted. The bold lip. The elegant flowers. The exaggerated silhouettes. Simple but dramatic, like everything December should be.