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About jee

[NEW: View my profile on My 8Asians!] Jee has been a happy resident of the often too sunny So Cal since her family emigrated here from S. Korea in 1986. She enjoys all things food related, especially the eating part. She is a borderline introvert who loves adventures and spontaneity.

Lodestone’s Final Season SHOW

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the opening night of Grace Kim and the Spiders from Mars. In short the play was delightfully awesome. I laughed, I ached, I related and I thoroughly enjoyed every bit … Continue reading

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Asian Poses Gone Overboard: Kawaii Klock

I’m no history buff, but I do know that mankind has made some awesome advancements in telling time. We’ve gone from sun dial clocks to big-hand, little-hand clocks, to digital clocks. The wonderful world of fashion has done a lot … Continue reading

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Lodestone Theatre Ensemble’s Final Production: “Grace Kim & the Spiders from Mars”

Lodestone Theatre Ensemble will be putting on their farewell production with Grace Kim & the Spiders from Mars. Written by Philip W. Chung and directed by Jeff Liu, this show was specifically written to be the last show for Lodestone’s … Continue reading

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Hip Hip Hooray for MVP Hideki Matsui

I am devastated — still — about the results of the World Series. I make no secret of the fact that I loathe the Yankees. To put it simply, I loathe any team except for my beloved Dodgers; I am … Continue reading

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Please Leave Our Noodles Alone!

Even though Southern California is a melting pot of different cultures and deliciously diverse dining, the ways of the yummy Asian noodles might be lost on lawmakers. Kim Tar noodle factory has been in business for 25 years, supplying restaurants … Continue reading

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More Asians on the Small Screen for the Fall Season

Ever since I got rid of my cable, my TV intake has decreased drastically, but I still get amusement from the little box and am especially looking forward to all of the wonderful Asians on TV: CBS has the return … Continue reading

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Is Kimchi Still Kimchi Without the Smell?

As far back as I can remember, kimchi (김치) has had a role in my daily diet. Our family ate it with every meal and perhaps it was this constant presence that made me unaware of the aroma that came … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Love Yous Are For White People

I just ended a wondrously tumultuous journey reading Lac Su’s I Love Yous are for White People. In his memoir, Su poignantly paints vivid picture after picture of his family’s escape from Vietnam and their subsequent survival in the US. … Continue reading

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When Ignorance Is Not Bliss: Jon Gosselin Shares his Korean Heritage with his Kids

“I think it was important to do this for my family, to show them that I care about my heritage, and you should, too,” he says. The he in the above quote by Jon Gosselin from an episode (“Korean Dinner“) … Continue reading

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Is the Kimchi Mask New York’s New Fashion Trend?

Lee Jae-suk, a Korean advertisement professional based in NY, has taken it upon himself to create the “Kimchi Mask” for publicizing swine flu prevention. While I am glad to know that Kimchi is effective in guarding against swine flu for … Continue reading

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LA’s Koreatown: When Change is Not the Best

When I was a high schooler, asking me to go to Koreatown in LA was like asking me to sit through a root canal without anesthesia. I didn’t like going because it was rustic, too “Korean”, not modern etc, etc. … Continue reading

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The Struggles of Euna Lee’s Family While She Was Imprisoned in N. Korea

We all rejoiced together when Euna Lee and Laura Ling were safely returned home. And I’m sure most of us wept and worried with their loved ones when we weren’t sure what would happen to our two journalists. A few … Continue reading

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