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Triple A

Asian. Adoptee. Actor.

Month / May 2011

The Orchid

I suck at growing things. Well, I guess I can make a plant come out of the ground…let me rephrase: I suck at keeping things alive. Which so diametrically opposes my general desire in life — live! Thrive! Be healthy! Flourish! But left with a plant and no written instructions, I will do murder. I […]

Motherland

From where I write, it’s the day after Mother’s Day. In Korea, I don’t try to blend in. I’m wearing engineer boots and I take big steps. My friends and I stomp around the city and gather footage like scientists. Each specimen carefully slotted on glass. This year, on the holiday I’ve come to slightly […]

Branding

Which brings me to: The Williams Sonoma Catalogue. To those who know me, it comes as no surprise that this particular catalogue sends my magpie self to an almost ringing pitch. Shiny! Glossy! Pricey! But there is one item I just. I just. Can’t. The Monogrammed Forged Steak Brand. Do these folks exist? People who […]