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Navigating Between Two Cultures

February 8, 2017/Life/17 Comments

I’m sure a lot of people can relate with this but I’ve always felt like I’ve been pulled in two separate directions. Among family and most my friends (now that I think about it) are Korean and every other part of my life, I’m American.

Growing up, I’ve always been told “You’re Korean!”

Yet when I talk to them, they always feel the need to explain what they’re saying in Korean because they think I don’t understand what they’re saying – I do. And it’s not like I don’t agree with them because I’m actually really proud of my Korean heritage. I think this is true especially because I’m American and I’m surrounded by many people who don’t know their full heritage. There’s also the fact that no one looks at me and automatically assumes that I’m American. They look at me and one of the first questions they ask is, “Where are you from?” Like it hadn’t occurred to them that I would every answer this question as, “I’m from the United States.”

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Life Update + Reflections: Episode 6

January 12, 2017/Blog/18 Comments

So originally this post was called “Why Are People Prejudiced” but I decided to edit the post and combine my reflection post with my Life Update post. Making this a really long post, but it’s divided into sections, so if you don’t want to read the whole thing that’s totally…

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The Year 2016 and What’s Next

December 30, 2016/Blog/13 Comments

I decided to do one of these, since I’ve been loving all the different ones that I’ve been seeing across various blogs! It was really interesting to look back on the year and determine what I’ve done and what I want to change for the next year. It’s also a great chance to review previous posts and realize that wow, I haven’t posted as much as I thought I did?

Anyways, here is my brief year in review –

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