My mother says, if we are lucky, we can know one real friend like this in our lifetime. olufunke abiola moses was this friend to me. God blessed me to know her and be loved by her. I met many of her friends, spent time with her husband, and got to know her family better … Continue reading Have you ever had a friend who saw the best in you?
We said "goodbye" to Mr. Song today. Korean Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville held a service for him. About 50 church members came, including Mr. Song's three elder brothers. Between them, there was plenty of animosity and years without communication, but today #3 brother lamented he "could no longer even argue with his baby brother." Yunchol, … Continue reading Goodbye, Mr. Song
Mom did a drive by last night. Mr. Song had an immigration appointment in Durham, so they hung out at McDonald's, until Ed and I got home. Mom always arrives in a hurricane of shopping bags, plastic containers of food, and whatever OCD-binge over stock she has in her freezer, like eight packages of pastrami … Continue reading Drive by mom visit
Before leaving Seoul, I counted the days to being back in North Carolina. I anticipated seeing friends, drinking draft beer and running through the forest. In fact, I'm feeling unsettled. I had a mild panic attack in Whole Paycheck yesterday. I didn't expect to feel very different, having been in Korea less than two years … Continue reading moving back home
I’m flying from Seattle to Raleigh tonight.* I was sad to leave Seoul and my friends there and lamented not seeing as many people as I could have. Now that I’m stateside though, I’m out-of-my-skin impatient to see my brother and friends and experience the familiar. I’m so glad I got to see my dad … Continue reading seoul to seattle