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There is a young man who just finished a 16-hour-long stressful day at work. He arrives home ragged and sluggish just like overcooked spaghetti. The following morning, at 5 AM, his alarm clock goes off. beeeeep! beeeeep! beeeeep! He reaches his hand for the clock as if an octopus stretches…


What makes you jump out of bed every morning with your super hero cape?

Since the COVID pandemic started and it colored everything in gray, we have had every reason to be more frustrated, more distressed, and accordingly less excited than before. …


I am in love. Seriously.

Just thinking of it, I get butterflies in my stomach. I swoon.

I cannot wait!

I am in love with books.

To be exact, I am in love with listening to audiobooks.

However, this was definitely not love at first sight.

In January of this…


There is a saying that “Every scar has a story”. Which means, no matter how minuscule a scar is, there is a story to be said about it.

Do you have any scars or marks on your face? I have some, too! On my face. I have a couple of…


This is the time of the year when people often contemplate their New Year’s Resolutions. I, also, have made New Year’s resolutions every year. Sometimes, my resolutions were as trivial as “Don’t tremble your legs”, or “Don’t make wrinkles between your eyes”. Sometimes, they were as idealistic as “Lose weight…


When a foreigner comes to Korea, they soon come to notice that Koreans say “Pali-Pali” A LOT.

Any wild guesses on what Pali-Pali means?

“Pali-Pali” literally means quickly quickly. You can just say “Pali-Pali!” when something needs to be done quickly, for instance, “Do it, Pali-Pali”, “Finish it up, Pali-Pali”…


*Note: This is the last piece of a series, following two stories: Born-To-Be-Hungry Son and I am The “Hungry Son” — The Way I remembered.

I am Jung. I am 85 years old.

Many people know me as the grandma of Phillip. By now, some of you might have noticed…


We are now in a very special situation these days with COVID. But if you look back at the times before COVID, how many new people did you meet per day on average — or per week, or per month?

I am a long time believer that the more people…


Hello, I am a three-day-old newborn baby, Phillip.

My mom’s name is Lois. I know my mom wrote about me the other day. It seems that my Mom thinks that I do not remember my newborn baby time.

Well, here is MY side of the story.

My first three days…


Aren’t you bored staying at home, day after day, week after week, and now, month after month? Because, I am.

I have tried to do many different activities to entertain myself in these small-all-same-all days. Recently, I found a stunning project which turned my days, from black-and-white back into vividly…

Loiskim

Working mom, based in Silicon Valley. Love outdoor activities like hiking, camping, etc. These days I practice writing short stories about this and that.

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