As I had mentioned in a previous post, I’m half Puerto Rican and half Korean. Growing up in America as a biracial American was difficult. I struggled to know where I “fit in.” I didn’t look Hispanic, and I didn’t look Korean. I looked more Hawaiian or Filipino, but I wasn’t either . I could … More Diversity: Kindness, Love, and Respect
On the last Monday of May, American’s celebrate Memorial Day, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. My father served in the U.S. Airforce. Here is a picture of my buff 💪 sister, my father, and I at the beach in Miami, Fl. I’m grateful for his service to … More Happy Memorial Day: I wished we lived in a world of peace.
In the world we live in, it can be difficult to find ourselves while trying to keep up with the images that our society portrays (via television, social media, magazines, YouTube, work, school, etc.). How skinny is appropriate? How should you dress? Act? Additionally, individuals, especially children who are biracial or come from different cultures, … More Cultural Diversity: We are All Human
My oldest son, Kobi, talked to me about the Texas police shootings first thing this morning. This made me reflect on the situation.
The odds are not in favor for Blacks, Hispanics, or minorities in general, but this doesn’t mean we have to keep adding to the statistics. Create your future. Overcome the odds. Violence against violence is not the answer. I beat many odds to get my PhD. It wasn’t easy, but I’m glad I took that road instead of many other roads that would have led me to become another statistic. … More Blacks and Minorities Can Overcome Statistics
My son made a comment to me today that made me think. Kobi: “I got all my friends to wear sunblock, mom.” He plays football and is taking a lifeguard class, so he is out in the son a lot! Me: “That’s good. They don’t want to ruin their skin or get sunspots.” Maybe he … More Dark Skin is Bad?
The Korean hanbok is traditional Korean attire that is vibrant in color. The Korean hanbok, literally means “Korean clothing.” It is often worn for formal wear or traditional festivals and traditions. You can click here: To read more about Hanboks. My mother has lived in America since she was in her early twenties, but she … More Korean Hanbok