Halmoni didn’t tell me she loved me. Her love could be seen in the work of her hands.
“My father, was alive, in me—in my reflection, in my voice, in my posture.”
Harabeoji’s favorite thing to eat, and the thing to which he attributed his long life, was raw garlic.
“Dealing with someone else’s culture, someone else’s media, and trying to Americanize it is something I can’t understand.”
“I found myself dwelling on these parts of Korean culture as a way to reconnect with my identity and also the memory of my mom.”