Wait, You’re American?

I’ve gotten used to it by now, but when I was younger, I didn’t understand why all these people were asking me such silly questions. “Are you from Korea?”, “North or South?”, “Were you born here?”, “Really, I didn’t know that!” From teachers, parents, friends, and even their cousins, they never seemed to run out […]

Recounting “Six Four”, Tiananmen

(AP Photo/Sadayuki Mikami) “Today’s June 4th? ‘Six Four’ is the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Protest in 1989.” That was how I was reminded of the event yesterday; my mother stopped in the middle of her daily chores by that date. Without looking up a single news source, she continued knowingly, “Hong Kong will have […]