To eat, or to graduate, that’s the question they’re forcing me to answer.

A couple of years ago, my department began a seminar series, inviting academics from around the world to give talks about their research. I didn’t pay attention, because I wasn’t interested in spending my Friday afternoons listening to people talking about theĀ minutiaeĀ of their research. The next year, the department instituted a degree requirement, forcing all … Continue reading

Useless things I learned in undergrad

Last week, I was proctoring a midterm, and a student was identified as having his notes with him at his desk. As far as I can tell, he had no intention of cheating. He merely wanted to get a good look at his notes before the exam started, and then just placed his notes under … Continue reading

Alex Pangman @ the Reservoir Lounge

An old friend of mine and I went to see Alex Pangman and her Alleycats on an impromptu dinner date. I decided to bring my boyfriend’s camera with me to see what I could do. It turns out you have to take about a hundred pictures to get one good one. I wish I had … Continue reading

Is it a culture thing?

If I had to answer whether I was Korean or Canadian, I wouldn’t be able to tell you. Since I grew up in Canada, but socialised in a Korean community, I honestly have no idea where my cultural characteristics come from. I’m starting to think that I’m more Korean than I thought, because I keep … Continue reading

Bilingual Worship

When I was growing up, I think my church didn’t really understand what it meant to be a Korean-Canadian church. The language barrier proved to be too much for the first and second generation to bridge, and eventually, the English-speaking adults left the church. I now go to a church whose mission statement is to … Continue reading

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