While travelling around the World,
It is fun to meet interesting friends and talk with them.
- Qingshi Huang became the first emperor of China 200 years before
Julius Caesar attempted to become the Roman Empire.
Thus Qingshi Huang was the first emperor in the world history.
His grave and stature are near the city of Xian in China. I was
fortunate to be there to have a photo with him.
- He murdered all the scholars who said against him, and
burned all the books written by them.
It is said that Chinese fortune-telling is less than 100% accurate because all those good fortune telling books disappeared during his book-burning process.
- He liked the girls. He had more than 3,000 female servants performing various duties to make him happy.
- He murdered all the scholars who said against him, and burned all the books written by them.
- As you know, the
Don Giovanni is one of Mozart's masterpieces. There, Leporello is
Don Giovanni's servant in charge of bringing women to him.
Let us see the opera scenes.
Here, he shows a book containing portraits of those women.
In this video, Leporello is carrying a camera, and is showing off
the photos of Don Giovanni with women. He claims he compiled more than 3,000
photos. During the Medieval years, photographic technology was not available.
Thus, the figure 3,000 is a legendary number. So is Qing Shi Huang's 3,000.
- The last video makes an important point. In order to prove that you met
all those women, you need the photos of them with you. Since they did not
have portable cameras before the 20-th century, their number of 3,000 is only
- I have my photos with 2,000 women, less than 3,000. Yet, I have their photos.
My number of 2,000 is very solid, and could be even larger than their legendary
Mozart's Don Giovanni was premiered in Prague (1787).
- Sienkiewicz. On the
same park ground, there is a statue of Henryk Sienkiewicz. Who is he?
Sienkiewicz was the recipient of 1905 Nobel prize in literature. He is the
author of "Quao Vadis." In this photo, I am with a polish lady who has a great
respect for Sienkiewicz. She is very happy to meet a non-Polish man who also
respects this great Polish writer. Why do I like him so much?
Click here for the
- Polish Student in Warsaw I was talking with this Polish student while waiting for a bus. She was born in 1984, and she knows her country was under communist domination until 1991.
- Polish Students at the Market Square in Krakow (2009).
- Hillary Clinton used
look like this Polish lady when she was young. I made my first trip to
Poland in 1994. Since I knew Poland was a strong Catholic country, my first visit
after the Warsaw hotel was the Church of Holy Cross near the Copernicus
- This church contains many historical items including Frederic Chopin's heart entombed on the Church Wall. When I started asking questions to people, this lady came to me and started explaining things in her fluent English. She became very happy when I told her she looks like Hillary Clinton. In 1994, Hillary was a young first lady of the United States. I like to see this Polish lady again.
- Go to my Poland page, and
- More photos of my Polish friends.
Let us start with Moscow and the Moscow region.
- Comfortable: A Korean boy
surrounded by Russian girls. It was my first time to meet them at the Institute
of High Energy Physics in Protvino (south of Moscow) in 1999. Those Russian
ladies are the administrators of the Institute, and this photo was taken by
the Institute photographer who thought it was an unusual scene.
- Like Brother and Sister with one of them.
- Russian Physicist. She was quite proud of being a Russian. I like those who are proud of their own country. In 1999, Russia was not in good shape.
- Alla Kutepova is a receptionist
at the the Hotel Metropol is near Moscow's Kremlin and Bolshoi Theater.
Here is a the hotel
webpage. Many kings, presidents, prime ministers, as well as
other famous people stay in this hotel when they come to Moscow.
For this reason, hotel attendants are highly-educated Russians.
In July of 2016, when checked in, she sounded like a highly-educated person. I asked her about music halls in Moscow, she told me in detail where they are and how to go there. I like to meet her again.
- Maya Shirikova works at the breakfast room in the same hotel. She was very happy to meet me because her brother is a physicist. We had this photo in front of a harpist playing for the hotel guests having their breakfasts.
- I also met these two culinary
artists who prepared artistic breakfasts, and I of course
a photo with them.
- Coffee break at the Gum store
overlooking the Red Square. Lenin's tomb is seen on the other side of
the Red Square.
- Two Russian ladies at the center of the Red Square. Vladimir Putin's office is underneath the dome seen in the background.
- Two Russian sisters from Samara at the Gum Store in Moscow (2016).
- Two information officers at the Hotel National near the Kremlin entrance in Moscow (2018).
- Two ladies in the breakfast room at the Hotel Metropol in Mocosw (2016).
- Nevsky Prospect is
the main street of St. Petersburg. You can meet many interesting people there.
- Anichikov Bridge. I wanted have a photo on this bridge overlooking the Fountain Canal. I wanted have a photo with a Russian lady taller than I am. I spotted one passing by, and I succeeded producing this photo.
- Another Tall Lady. We had this photo in front of a restaurant on Nevsky Prospect (Spb's main street). This restaurant has an eye-catching name.
- Catherine the Great, near the Church of Resurrection.
- Russian ladies from Moscow
in St. Petersburg (2016).
- High School Students. Wherever I go, I feel close to high-school students, because I had a very colorful high-school life, which covers the Korean-war period (1950-3). I still carry many habits I picked up during my high school years.
- Students of Korean Ancestry.
Naturally, I become very happy whenever I meet Korean students. They are
Russians born in Russia. Their grandparents came to Kazakhstan in from
Vladivostok near the Korean border, and developed agriculture on the
land of Central Asia.
- Catherine's Summer Palace
is in the city of Pushkin 25 km south-west of St Petersburg. Many tourists
come to this place, and their is a Russian band playing music to please
international visitors. For American visitors, they play "Stars and Stripes
Forver," and "Gunkan March" for Japanese visitors. I was there during
my visit in the summer of 2003.
I asked them to play a Russian military march: Proschanie Slavianki which is known to every Russian, but totally unknown to Americans. This has been and still is my favorite march since 1948 when I entered my middle school in Korea.
- Happy Musicians. The band musicians became quite pleased with my request, as you can see from this photo. They later greeted me with the same music when I was coming out from the Palace.
- Polish Lady is listening
to the music. She is from Warsaw.
- Ekaterina II known as Catherine the Great in her mirror room in the Catherine Palace. With her is Gregory Potomkin, who was one her favorite boyfriends.
- Cathedral of Resurrection. I
spent one day with this young lady and visited important places in the
city. We started with the Museum Square. We then walked along one
of the canals. Here we stopped for a photo with the Cathedral of
Resurrection in the background.
- Close-up View. She is the most
courteous lady I have ever met in my life. Her name is Daria Lomagina.
I have only a son and
never had the pleasure of having daughters. I can now understand
why people spend that much money for raising their daughters.
- The Cathedral of Resurrection was built on the spot where Czar Alexander II was mortally wounded in 1881. Russians love him as Americans love Abraham Lincoln. He freed 20 million Russian slaves from their feudal lords. He also stopped Russia's endless territorial expansion and sold Alaska and Aleutian Islands to the United States in 1867. He was assassinated by a young student opposed to his policies. It is said that the 1917 revolution could have been avoided if Russians had implemented the reform programs envisioned by Alexander II.
- Close-up View. She is the most courteous lady I have ever met in my life. Her name is Daria Lomagina. I have only a son and never had the pleasure of having daughters. I can now understand why people spend that much money for raising their daughters.
Photos from Kazan
- Did you know Tolstoy found out women are beautiful while attending Kazan
State University? Where is Kazan?
Click here. You cannot understand Tolstoy without visiting Kazan.
Leo Tolstoy was born in 1826 at a small town called Yasnaya Polyayana about 200 km south of Moscow, but his parents died when Tolstoy was very young. He was raised by his uncle who was a high-ranking public official in the city of Kazan, and he entered Kazan State University.
However, Tolstoy was only interested in girls and dancing, and he was expelled from the University. He then returned to his hometown of Yasnaya Polyana and started writing novels. He wrote his "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina" while he was young.
- Masha. When I visited
Kazan to attend the 4th Int'l Conference on Geometrization
of Physics in October of 1999, the chairman of the organizing committee
assigned his daughter as my guide. She is witty, stylish, and always
told me the stories I like to hear. I was able to make up stories to
make her happy. I have some photos.
- with her children.
- at the Volga beach with Volga Shoes. This photo was taken by her mother.
- Two romantic cats. We were admiring them.
- At the Conference Banquet, she was sitting next to me. I look better with her on my side.
- Her mother in 2010. Eleven years after 1999, I visited Kazan again. I was very happy to have this photo.
- Zulia: In Kazan (October 1999),
I met this Moslem girl. She wanted to go out with me and show me
interesting places in Kazan. We spent some time at the pedestrian
street called Bauman Street. We went out again next day, and had a
coffee break. I want to
see her again.
- Two Sisters from Tashkent.
Tashkent is the capital city of Uzbeckistan, which used to be one of
the Soviet Republics in the past. There are many people from Tashkent
throughout Russia. This frame contains two photos taken in Kazan (1999).
From June 22 to July 3, 2001, there was a physics conference entitled "Volga XIII: Recent Problems in Physics" held at a camp called "Volga" about 30 km south from Kazan (Russia). This camp is of course located along the Volga River. The life style there is somewhat different from what I am accustomed to in the United States. However, I would like to emphasize that Russians there know how to make themselves happy.
- Two Russian Sisters.
When I was attending a conference at the Volga beach near Kazan in 2000,
they always stayed close to me. I asked them why they like a man as old
as their grandfather. They said I am like their elder brother. They knew
what I like to hear. They seem to be interested in how I made out
in the United States after coming from Korea when I was as young as
they are now.
- Proud Mother. I knew
Russians like American candies. I brought with me bags of party-sized
(2cm-by-2cm) Snickers chocolates. The local organizers distributed them
at the conference banquet. Those Snickers came from the "heaven" to a
Russian boy at candy-loving age. He was four yeas old. He went to the
microphone and made an eloquent speech
thanking "Professor Kim" for bringing those candies. After the speech, I
went to him to take a picture. He was afraid of me, but his mother was mighty
proud. When I was a small boy, I had several occasions to make my mother
After I had a photo with mother and daughter, the daughter pushed away her mom. She wanted to have a photo with me alone.
- A Beautiful Set of Mother and
Daughter. I walked into Kazan's town hall to see what was
happening there. There was a wedding reception, and many teenager boys
and girls came in their formal dresses. I spotted there a mother with
her teenager daughter, and asked them whether I could have a photo with them.
- Photo without Mom. Then the girl pushed away her mother, and wanted to have a photo with me alone. Her mother happliy stayed away. Beautiful people with beautiful hearts.
- This is Kazan's Town Hall.
- I spotted these two girls
in the lobby of Kazan's concert hall. They agreed to be photographed, and then
invited me to have a photo together.
- My photo with them. How do I look.
- Kazan's Concert Hall. Everywhere in Russia, Russians believe in music.
- The city of Kazan consists of both Christian and Moslem populations, and they
live together harmoniously. Most of them do not show their religious preferences
and dress up like all other Russians, but some Moslem people like to assert
themselves. I took some photos.
- In 2005, I went to the Russian city of Kaliningrad to study Einstein's
philosophical base. It is well known that his theory of relativity was
based on the philosophy of Immanuel Kant, and Kant formulated his philosophy
based on geographical condition of his Prussian city called Koenigsberg.
Koenigsberg became a Soviet submarine base called Kalinigrad after 1945,
and used to be a place closed to all except Soviet military people.
I spent three nights and two full days, and I did enough study of Kant's background. Here is my Kaliningrad page. Of course, I was able to meet some Russian ladies, and have photos with them.
- At the Kaliningrad Airport,
I was lost. There are no bus services to the city 100 km away,
and taxi drivers do not speak English. I was rescued by these two
ladies. One (left) of them is Russian, and she came to the airport
to pick up her German friend (right). Both of them spoke fluent
English, and asked me to come with them. After arriving at my
hotel, I thanked them and took this photo.
- Two German sisters born in Koenigsberg before 1945. They fled the city with their parents. They now live in Germany, but came to Kaliningrad to visit their birth place. They were also interested in the church where their parents got married. Next to me in this photo is the younger sister who was six years old when she fled, and her husband was very busy in his job in Germany. The elder sister is two years older, and she came with her husband.
- Three generations of Russian ladies. This photo was taken on a city bus. The grandmother came from Russia, and her daughter and granddaughter were born in Kaliningrad. By now, Kaliningrad is a Russian city.
Two German sisters born in Koenigsberg.
- On the train, I
met this young lady who speaks English fluently. She is a
sophomore at Kant State University in Kaliningrad and was going
home in Svetlogorsk (2005). She became quite interested in my
background, because I went to the United States with two empty
hands and became rich and famous. To Russians, everybody from
the USA looks rich. She said she is planning to visit the States
as an exchange student. Her name is Irene Ovchinnikova.
- Beach. After arriving at Svetlogorsk, we walked along the beach. Unfortunately, it was a cloudy day, and it started to rain. There were not many people on the beach.
- Photo Together.
We had a photo together.
Kant's grave site in Koenigsberg |
Russians in Europe and Americas
- Russian Lady from Omsk. I met her
on the Cote d'Azur beach. It was the first time to meet, but this Russian
lady behaved as if he she were with her brother. This photo was taken by
her embarrassed daughter.
- Mother and daughter.
- with full background.
- Cote d'Azur is a fun place to everybody. Everybody becomes everybody's friend.
- Two Russian students from Siberia near Tomsk.
I met them in Las Vegas, at the Caesars Palace (June 2012). They came
to the United States in the travel and study program and came to Las Vegas
for curiosity. The young lady on my right is studying business and finance
and wants to become rich and powerful. The student on my left is studying
law and wants to become the president of Russia. It was a great pleasure
to talk with those young students. Here is
- Unilke other girls in Las Vegas, they were not wearing high hills.
- Under the Hadrian's dome, this photo was taken.
- The Caesar Palace looks like this during the day time.
- Julius Caesar welcomes you when you enter the Palace.
- Russians in Rio de Janeiro. I met these two
Russian ladies at the Copacabana beach (2007). It was very easy to talk with
them because I know about their country. They came from Moscow.
- Victory Day March. We noted that it was the 9th day of May. It was the Victory Day in Russia and Russian soldiers march on the Red Square. We then started to march in the Russian style. I did not do too well in walking like Russian soldiers.
Victory Day March. Let us see how Russian soldiers march.
- Two Russian Ladies from Murmansk. The city of Murmansk is at the harlfway between Moscow and the North Pole. I met them at one of the samba theaters in Rio.
- Three Russian ladies on the campus of Stanford University. They came from Moscow, and they live in the southern suburb. They becamce quite curious when I mentioned three Moscow metro stations: Yasanevo, Tripli Stan, and Yugo Zapanaya. I also reproduced the tune of "Proschanie Slvianki."
- Rimma Susanskaya is a ditinguished
Russian looking like Tatyana Samoilova, who used to
be the most popular actress in the Soviet world. This violinist is about
15 years younger than Tatyana, and this photo was taken by my wife in London
in 1999. Russians, though not all, think she is the real Tatyana. What does
Tatyana Samoilova mean to Russians and to the world? Read the attached article.
- with Ballerinas. Russians
produce great ballets, and those ballerinas look like dolls or angeles on
the stage. How would they look when they are plain-clothed? How would they
look when they are passengers on a airplane. This photo was taken when we
were waiting on line for passport inspection at Kazan's international airport.
There are two ballerinas in this photo. They are holding their Russian passports.
- Spring Sonata. During
the meeting, we took a trip to Kazan, and had a brief ceremony followed by
a violin recital by Irina Bochkova who was born in Kazan and is now a professor
at Moscow Conservatory. She played Beethoven's violin sonata No. 5 known
as the Spring Sonata. I heard this Sonata when I was a high-school student
in Korea. To me Irina Bochkova was the best player of Beethoven's sonatas.
In order to prove that I am also a Beethoven lover, I gave her a postcard
carrying the photo of the four string instruments Beethoven used to own.
I usually carry a copy of
this postcard in my portable photo album.
- This student is from Kazakhstan is
studying harp at the Moscoe Conservatory of Music.
She said she has many Korean friends in her hometown.
- Click here for a longer list of my Russian friends.
- Interesting places in Russia.
- First Visit to Minsk. When I went there in 1994, I was a strange person to these ladies. They gave me very warm greetinga.
- One of those Ladies I met
again in 2002.
- These Two Ladies are excellent
physicists from the Stepanov Institute of the Belarusian Academy of Sciences.
They are Raisa Zaporozhchenko and Tatiana Karlovich (younger lady). We had this
photo in 2004 while I was attending a conference held in Minsk.
- Two Students from Minsk. This
photo was produced in front of Catherine's winter palace in St. Petersburg (2004).
- Two Opera Singers for the
Minsk Opera Group. I met them at the Belarusian National Museum (2011). I enjoy
talking about music with ladies.
- Two ladies at the Minsk Airpot,
while I was waiting for a flight to Vienna. One of them came the same flight
with me. We were very happy to meet again at
the Vienna Airport.
- Two Belarusian ladies from Minsk on the campus of the Humboldt University of Berlin (2015).
- Belarusian student working as
a secretary for the Quantum Optics Conference held in Minsk (2019). She was
very kind to me and to my wife. She is taller than I am.
- In September of 2011, I was in Minsk, and I spotted this young lady on a bronze wagon in the old town of Minsk. We never talked to each other, but we were able to produce a silent movie. Click here for the movie.
- Ukrainian in Budapest.
I spotted this Ukrainian lady at Budapest's Milehanad
Park and started talking. She had been in the United States
and speaks fluent English. She was with
her mother who could
not speak English, but I felt much closer to her. She invited me
to sit down on her side.
- Ukrainian Lady selling sight-seeing boat tickects on the Elbe River in Dresden (2006). She is happy because I bought tickets from her.
- Ukrainian Lady
managing a jewlry store in Copenhagen (2010).
- Ukrainian Lady Paris (2012). She works at Fouchet's Restaurant Here is another photo.
- London Metro (2011). This Ukrainian lady is very happy to able to work in London. I enjoyed talking with her. I enjoy taling with happy people. Here is another photo.
- In Salzburg, Cheerful Ukrainians (2013)
- Two Ukrainian ladies in Krakow (Poland 2013). They came from Lviv. When I told them Lviv once belonged to Poland, they vehemently denied. Their place has always been an Ukrainian city.
- Ukrainian lady from Lviv ln Venice (2014). Her hairstyle becomes that of Yulia Tymosenko she works at a restaurant in Venice. Let us look at Timoshenko's photo with George W. Bush, as well as my Julia.
- Click here for a longer list of Ukrainians.
- Harrow Students. Etoan and Harrow
are two exclusive high schools in England. Winston Churchil came from the Harrow
- Here is my Eton-Harrow page. In Korea, I attended one of the top high high schools, and its principal used to mention Eton and Harrow every morning. I think, however, he was practicing his Confucian education. In either case, I was well prepared to study in the United States, and I received my PhD degree seven years after my high school graduation.
- Musicians in London.
I met them while walking from Covent Garden to Piccadilly Circus. I
was walking with Vladimir Man'ko whom I met unexpectedly in front of
the Covent Garden Opera House (1993).
Crabtree & Evelyn at New York's Rockefeller Center (2002).
- English Ladies in Windsor, after
afternoon tea (March 2004). Windsor is about 60 kilometers from London,
and the Windsor Castle is the residence of the Queen.
- British mother and daughter. I met them in the breakfast room of the Hotel Tropicana in Las Vegas (2012). Many Europeans come to Las Vegas to satisfy their curiocity. So did I. It was my first trip to this city.
- Information officer on Oxford Street in London (2013).
- British lady relaxing at the rooftop terrace of new York's Metropolitan Mudeum of Art (2014).
- Click here for more British friends.
- London is always an exciting place to visit.
- Israeli mother and daughter at the Telaviv
Airport while waiting for a flight to Mink (2019).
- Her son was also going with her. Before and after World War II, many Jewish people migrated to Israel from Poland and Belarus. Thus, many young Israelis want to visit the place where their grandparents came from. I was also going to Minsk in order to attend a conference. We had to change flight at the Warsaw Airport. While waiting, I was sitting
- next to the daughter. She looks very hppy, so was I, but I do not appear to be happy. Photos can be deceptive.
- At the Warsaw Airpot, I met this Israeli student going to Minsk. She studied at Harvard University, and travelled around the world. She even visited Korea.
- Isael's Telaviv beach is known to be a place for many beautiful girls, and I met
some interesting girls. In Israel, girls have to go to army. They have to learn
how to operate M16 rifles and learn how to throw hand grenades. They also have
to learn how to speak Arabic in order to communicate with their Arab neighbors.
- I spotted a group of healthy-looking girls making noises. I asked them what is going on. They said they are army veterans, and are enjoing the re-union of their army unit in order to celebrate the birthday of one of them.
- It was her birthday.
- I had this photo from the same group of Israeli army veterans.
- Here is another photo.
- Click here for a longer list of Israeli and Jewish friends.
- French Journalist from Paris
at Victor Hugo's statue in Besancon (May 2005). Hugo's father was a
very distinguished general belonging to the high class in Paris, but
Victor was born in Besancon about 350 kilometers away from Paris.
The question is then why he was born in this small town unknown
at that time. The story is
somewhat complicated. I asked this journalist whether she could
make my story known to Parisians. She said No, and told me French
people would not accept my story.
- Matisse Museum. This photo was taken at the entrance to the Mattice Museum (2002). The Museum dedicated to Henri Matisse is in Nice, but this museum does not allow photographing inside the building. I decided to make my own artwork outside the building. This French lady came from from Strasbourg near the French-German border.
- French Mother and Daughter above the Montparnasse metro station. I asked them where the Montparnasse cemetery is. They became happy when I told them I was interested in visiting the grave of Jean-Paul Sartre (2012). I asked them whether they are sisters. The mother became very happy.
- French writer at the
Closerie Lilas (2012). Ernest Hemingway used to come to this restaurant often.
Because of Hemingway's fame, this is a very expensive place. I dined here
in 1995 for the first time. Since then, I went there six times.
- Ingrid. While I was looking for a suitable place to eat at the cafe district of Marseille, I spotted Ingrid Bergman. I asked her whether she is Ingrd. She said No. I told her she looks like Ingrid and asked her whether I can have a photo with her. She said "As you wish." I then asked whether I can post the photo on my webpage. She said "As you with" again. She came from the French city of Becanson. When I told her I have been to her city twice, she was somewhat suspicious. I mentioned Victor Hugo's statue at the town center. She then trusted me.
- French Police officers in Marseille (July 2008).
- Two French Ladies from Lyon. I met them at the Orsay Museum in Paris (2012).
- French ladies in masks. I
spotted them in Metz (Lorraine Region). I joined them and produced this
- Two officers working for the city hall. I met them at one of the restaurants in Metz. They are competent administrators, and they know how people live. We had very interesting conversations on many things in the world.
- Texaco gas pump. There used
to a petroleum company called Texaco in the United States, but no longer. I was
very happy to spot this Texaco pump in Metz. These charming French ladies think
it is still a major petroleum company in the United States.
- George Pompidu Center is the major art gallery in the Lorraine region.
- At the Pompidu Center, it It was a pleasure to have a chat with these two artists and have this photo. They are in charge of putting up exhibitions at the Center.
- Click here for more photos of my French friends.
- European Students with a
"Euro uber Alles" statue in Brussels (September 2008). They are
from Austria, Hungary, and Belgium.
- Students in Athens (July 2008). I am sitting two young ladies. One sitting next to me is a student from Denmark and the other lady is her Greek friend. The Dasnish student was very proud to tell me that she is a graduate of Gammelholm School, where Niels Bohr studied many years ago. This photo was taken at the Agora Market place. I went there to produce this page about Socrates.
- Nikola Tesla. Whenever
I meet Serbians or Croations, I tell them I have a webpage dedicated
to him. They all tell me they like to be on my Tesla page.
- Serbian Lady working as a receptionist at Washington's Hey Adams Hotel in front of the White House. She got her degree in tourism and hotel management in Serbia, and came to the United States for practical training. If you are the president of your country, yoo will be invited to stay at the Blair Hall of the White House. If you are the prime minister, you will have to stay in this hotel
- Serbian Mother and Daughter I met in KeyWest, Florida.
- In 2006, I dropped in one of the necktie stores in New York. I asked
the shop attendant where she came from. She said "Serbia" and then
said she is studying electrical engineering. I then asked whether she
knows about Nikola Tesla and told her I have a webpage dedicated to him.
We then produced this photo.
She asked me to include it in my Tesla page.
- Croatian ladies on
Mariyln Monroe's subway grates (2009). Monro was at this spot when her
1955 movie was shot. The title of this movie is "Seven Year itch."
- Croatian Mother and Daughter
at New York's Solomon Guggenheim Museum (2007). They
came from Dvornik and invited me to visit them when I come to the
- Croatian lady I met in Venice.
I was walking toward the waterbus station to Murano Island. She
was resting in front of a church with her friends. I started
talking to her, and she responded with smart anwers. We decided
to have a photo together, but the lighting situaton was not ideal,
while I had a good photo with her friends.
Here is another photo with her, but the picture quality is not ideal. Yet, her profile is excellent. Her name is Katarina Putinja. She was kind enough to send me an e-mail, and I like to meet her again.
- Bosnian lady I met in KeyWest, Florida. She said her last name is Maric, and the last name of Einstein' first wife was also Maric.
- Croatian Mother and Daughter at New York's Solomon Guggenheim Museum (2007). They came from Dvornik and invited me to visit them when I come to the Balkan area.
- Greek student I met in Salzburg
(Austria 2013). This photo was taken at the top of a hill. There
is another hill seen in this photo. She told me she walked all the
way from the top of that hill. I was this strong when I was young.
- Greek student I met in Siena (Italy 2014).
She is studying in her country. She came to Italy during the
vacation to see the world. Her English was so fluent that
I thought she came from England.
- Parthenon Temple in the background. The Parthenon Temple occupies a very important place in history, but it was modified and destroyed due to events in history. Of course, there have been attempts to restore the temple to its original form, but it is too costly. Instead, the Greek government decided to build a museum consisting of all the parts collected from the ruined temple. It was illegal to take photos inside the museum, but it is OK to take photos of Athens at roof-top cafeteria of the museum building. There I had a photo with a Greek lady with the Temple in the back ground.
- Greek student I met in Siena (Italy 2014). She is studying in her country. She came to Italy during the vacation to see the world. Her English was so fluent that I thought she came from England.
Two students working during the summer at an Alps
restaurant. They posed with me while I was drinking
Alps water from the snow
from the Apls mountain. It was July 2004. I was attending
a conference held at
known as a ski resort town. Hotel prices become reasonable
during the summer months.
- These two ladies were at the statue of Urlich Zwingli. They were very happy to have a photo with me. I was very happy to see Zwingli's name. I learned about him as a religious reformer when I was in high school.
- I met these two Swiss
ladies at the Zurich airport when I arrived there in September
of 2014. They work for the American Express, and they became
impressed when I told them I have been an Amex member since 1967,
long before they were born. They said they speak four different
languages. In addition, one of them was able to speak Japanese.
It had a pleasure of speaking Japanese with her.
- Basel is a city located at the northeastern corner of Switzerland. This city consists of three different countries namely France, Germany, and Switzerland. I was always curious about this multi-country city. I spoted this lady in the residential area of the city.
- Also in the same area, I had a photo with
this lady. She was going
home after her work. She spent many years in the United States and
speaks English fluently.
- Slovakian Lady, at the
Town Center Square in Krakow, Poland (November 2002).
- Slovakian Lady at the Vienna airport (January 2007). She was sitting next to me on a flight from Instanbul to Vienna.
- Czech and Slovakia in a
London subway train (September 2008).
- Moravian students in Oloumoc. Moravia is a province of Czech Republic (2009).
- Moravian musicians
in a Olomouc (2010).
- Two Czech students at London's
Kensington Gardens (2010).
- Three Czech students in front of the Jewish Center in Prague (2009).
- Czech lady with her Hungarian Friend in Frankfurt (Germany 2012). They are financial engineers.
- Czech research scientist. We were waiting at New York's La Guardia Airport for a flight to Washington.(1999). I was coming home from an European trip and she was going to a conference in Washington. It is always a pleasure to talk with a research scientist.
- Pompeii (Italy), with a Belgian
lady at a Greek-influenced Pompeii house (2005). This photo was taken by
- Belgian Students enjoying their spring vacation in Windsor, not far from London (March 2004).
- Belgian High School Students in
Pompei (Italy 2005).
- Two Belgian police officers came to my hotel in Brussels (2008). To arrest me? No. They came to deliver my wallet picked up from my pocket two days before in the Brussels subway system. The pocket picker apparently handed in my wallet to the police station after taking the money. Yes, I lost about $200 but was able to recover all the credit and identity cards.
- Belgian mother and duaghter
in Krakow (2013). This photo was taken in front of the statue
of Copernicus at Jagiellonian University.
- Business Class.
On August 13 (2003), I was in the business class section on a
NorthWest flight from Detroit to Amsterdam. Next to me was an American
lady of Dutch origin. I felt quite safe because there was someone who
took care of me. We decided to have a photo during the dinner time.
- Bicycles. There
are less than one million people in Amsterdam, but there are more than two million
bikes. I am with a Dutch lady in front of the Van Gogh museum. In the
far background is Amsterdam's Rijks museum (2003).
- Another photo.
- Three Dutch students in Delft, at
the city plaza (2015).
- Bicycles. There are less than one million people in Amsterdam, but there are more than two million bikes. I am with a Dutch lady in front of the Van Gogh museum. In the far background is Amsterdam's Rijks museum (2003).
- Three ladies from Luxemburg.
I met these ladies at the Cafe Deux Magots in Paris (2012). They said
they came here for business. What business? I asked them. They said
"Shopping." If you think deeply, shopping is a very important business
for everybody. During the first two weeks of every year, Paris shops
offer deep discounts for most of their items to reduce their inventories
accumulated for the year-end holiday season.
- After Lunch, on
the Corinth Beach (Greece, 1999). She was born and raised in Romania,
studied in Germany, and is now a professor in Canada. Her name is
Mihaela Ulieru and was with her ten-year-old son named George. George
is an exceptionally bright boy and made me wonder how smart I was when
I was at his age. We promised to meet again.
- Romanian Medical doctor.
I met her at a Korean restaurant in London (2012). She said she
studied her medical science at Yonsei Medical School in Korea. I
asked her whether she saw a statue of a Korean man on the medical
school campus. She said yes. She was pleasantly surprised to hear
that he was my uncle. Since he was 15 years older than my father,
my uncle was like my grandfather.
- Two Romanian ladies inside the Catholic Cathedral
in Cordova (Spain 2019). This building was originally built by Moslem Arabs for
- Two Romanian ladies in Seoul (2017).
Romanians fun-loving people. So are Koreans. Romanians had a dictator
Nicolae Ceaucescu. Koreans also had some notable dictators in
recent history. These ladies became impressed when I mentioned
who a Romanian composer who introduced his country to the world with his music.
- Romanian Medical doctor. I met her at a Korean restaurant in London (2012). She said she studied her medical science at Yonsei Medical School in Korea. I asked her whether she saw a statue of a Korean man on the medical school campus. She said yes. She was pleasantly surprised to hear that he was my uncle. Since he was 15 years older than my father, my uncle was like my grandfather.
- Moldavian Lady. She was
sitting next to me on a flight
from Milan to Budapest on July 7 (2002). She asked me whether I know
where her country is. Moldavia is between Ukraine and Romania.
Moldavians are basically Romanians but they speak Russian. Here is
- A Moldavian lady was watching me while I was taking a picture of myself in Padua in front of the astronomical observatory of the University of Padua (2008). I invited her to have a photo together.
- Two students from Moldavia at the Law School of the University of Bologna (2014). This university, set up in 1088, is the first university in Europe. It started with its law school. It was a pleasure to learn the history of this university from these young ladies. They are Moldavians but are Romanians ethnically, and they speak Romanian. Their language is very similar to Italian, and they do not have language problems in they study.
- Elena Geogieva came from Bulgaria with her family in 2000. Her husband was invited by NASA to work at its research center near the Univ. of Maryland. She worked with me on ray optics and published two papers in the Physical Review.
- Folk Dancers in Buenos Aires. Their ancestors
came from Bulgaria. They are eager to preserve their Bulgarian tradition (2011).
- Bulgarian lady working for the European Union in Strasbourg, France (2012). This photo was taken while waiting for a trolley bus in Strasbourg.
- Bulgarians in Seoul. They own and manage a Bulgarian restaurant in Seoul, South Korea (2017). They speak Korean fluently.
- Armenian Reporters:
Two newspaper reporters in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia.
From this city, you can see the Mount Ararat where Noah built his
ark sometime ago. You will note that these ladies know how to
dress (August 1998).
- Armenian lady with three sons. She is mighty proud of them.
- Armenian Farm Lady in Yerevan (1998). I become happy whenever I meet farm people. This lady cannot be exceptional.
- Yerevan's opera house ground is glamorous with two Aermian ladies (1998).
- Armenian Lady at the railway station in Rotterdam (the Netherlands 2018)
- Armenian Lady at the CDG Airport in Paris (January 2012). She speaks Korean. She spent some years in Seoul, and is working for a Korean company in Yerevan. She became very happy when I told her I visited her city in 1998. She is a very cheerful and intelligent lady. I enjoyed taling with her, and I like to meet her again.
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Friends from Africa
- Jehan Sadat was
the first lady of Egypt while her husband,
Anwar Sadat, was the president of Egypt (1970-81).
- In her later years, she maintained a position at the University of Maryland, and she used to give lectures occasionally on women's rights.
- She was one of the most beatiful women in the world. She was knwon as the Cleopatrs of the 20th Century. In 2012, I was fortunate to have a photo with her. She was born in 1933, and was 79 years old then.
- She appeared like this when she gave her lecture (2009).
- She appeared presidential in this photo of 2010.
- with two Algerians in Nice, France.
- Algerian student working at a restaurant in Montreal, Canada.
- Moroccan students in Paris. There are many Moroccans in France.
- Moroccan lady working at a pastry shop in Florence, Italy.
- Moroccan lady I met at a museum in London.
- Moroccan lady working for the UAE Airlines. I met her in a hotel breakfast room in Virgia. She was with her Moroccan colleagues enjoying the breakfast. They said they feel so free when not wearing the uniforms.
- Algerian student working at a restaurant in Montreal, Canada.
- Congolese Lady. I met this lady at the
Gare Nord Metro station in Paris (2005). She became very happy when
I mentioned some of the Congolese politicians known to the world. Congo
gained independence from Belgium in 1961.
- The president of the first Congolese republic was Joseph Kasabubu, and the prime minister was Patricia Lumumba. They had different views, and were quarreling. Then there was a province chief of mineral-rich Katanga province. Thombe did not think much about the central government in Leopoldville (now called Kansasa).
- There was also Colonel Mobutu who was backed by Western powers, particularly by France. Mobutu finally took over the power and ran the country for 30 years. Mobutu's Congo was called Zaire.
- Ethiopean Lady working at a gift
shop in Arlington (Virginia 2008), near Washington, DC. There are
many Ethiopians in the Greater Washington area, providing essential
- with South African Ladies,
while waiting for a flight to Copenhagen at the Frankfurt Airport
- with another South African Lady, admiring Queen Nofretete of Ancient Egypt at in Berlin's Egyptian Museum.
- with three South African ladies at a hotel breakfast room in Rome (Italy, 2015). We talked about the racial conflicts in their country. They said they had problems in the past, but it is OK now.
- Click here for a longer list of my African friends.
- Italians in Rome.
There are many Italian ladies in Rome. This photo was taken at the top
of the Spanish Steps in Rome. There are two ladies sitting, and another
enviously looking at us. This photo was taken by my wife while we were
vacationing in Italy (June 2000).
- Another photo with Italians. This photo proves that God created me first and then two Italian women. Click here for my picture of the Garden of Eden.
- Italian Students at the Cafe Ponte Milvio.
- Graduate Students in Physics at the Univ. of Rome.
- Engineering students. The tall lady is wearing a green-leaf wreath because she is a new PhD.
- Here is another group of students. I become very happy whenever I mix up with students. This happened to be my life-time job.
- Italian High School Students in a subway train. One of them wants to go to Harvard.
- Two Mona Lisas in Milan.
Look at their smiles. Their smiles are real, unlike the smile
of Leonardo da Vinci's imaginary lady. This photo was produced
on the street called "via Montenapoleone" in Milan (July 5, 2002).
This district of Milan is known as the fashion capital of the world.
Here is a
- Italian TV Reporter at the Munich Airport (November 2003). She works for the Worldset TV station (Channel 5) in Milan, and this photo was taken by her camera man who was travelling with her.
- Italian lady from Milan. I met her at the Rodin Museum in Paris (2012). She wants to go to hell with me. She came with her friend. She also wants to go with me.
- The Italian lady in this photo is a physics professor from Insubria near Milan. Her name is Alessandra Gatti, and I see her fairly often at conferences. This photo was taken at the Iguassu Falls (Brazil) in 2011l. With Roy Glauber, she had a photo in Nuremberg (2013). She also had a photo with me.
- Two Italians from Bari are
telling me that Southern Italy is the true Italy, and that Northern Italians
are simply Europeans. I seem to agree with them. I had known that my
personality is more consistent with my Italian friends from Naples,
Sicily, Palermo, Bari and other southern parts of Italy. This photo
was taken in Nice (France 2006).
- Naples. In a classy restaurant called "Reginella" in Naples (January 1998). Very cheerful Italian ladies. They think I am a funny man.
- Italian Lawyer
on a train from Naples to Pompei (March 2005).
- Two students on a train from Naples to Caserta (March 2005).
- Capri. With a very friendly Italian lady on the island of Capri (1999). Here is
Sicily. At a Greek-style amphitheater with excellent acoustic
condition, an Italian lady from Naples is singing Italian songs, and
- I am listening (June 1994).
- One of the Greek temples. Sicily was a Greek colony some years ago, and there are also Greek temples in this island.
- Police Officer in Palermo (October 2010).
- Two ladies in Palermo. We just met at a park.
- Italian Student on an Alitalia flight from Palermo to Rome. A very cheerful young lady.
- Click here for more Italian friends.
Austria and Germany
- Austrian Lady. It is a pleasure
to be admired by a lady who understands the world. This photo was
taken at a sidewalk cafe in Pecs (Hungary, 2003).
- Two Austrian ladies in Pecs.
- Austrian Student in front of the Wilson Park in Geneva (2006). The Wilson Park was the site of the League of Nations, which served as the United Nations after World War I and before World War II.
- Two Austrian ladies at the Mozart Square in Salzburg (2013).
- Austrian Airlines, on a
flight from Minsk to Vienna (September 2011).
- Danube River seen from the plane.
- Austrian Airlines at the Dulles International Airport serving the Washington DC area (September 2008).
- Without me, they look better.
- Another Group of the Austrian ladies (New York, November 2009).
- Have you been to Vienna? Yes or No,
- New Opera Dress Code.
During the intermission in the Frankfurt Opera House,
I noticed many black-tied gentlemen, and ladies were also formally dressed.
There were some informally dressed like myself, and I was looking for the
ladies with appropriately dressed. I found them and we agreed that we are
more in tune with the real world. There are two ladies in this photo. One
of them lives in Frankfurt, and the other is from Vienna. Both of them are
opera lovers (2001).
- German teacher in Verona. I met this gentle lady from Germany in Juliet's House in Verona. She was sitting on Juliet's chair, I was on Romeo's seat. She came with her students, I also had a photo with them.
- German Students at a pizza house near the Spanish Steps in Rome (2012).
- Two students at the Univ. of Leizpig (2010).
- I met a professor too at the Univ. of Leipzig (2010). We on the side of Leibniz's statue.
- Singer at the Hofbrau-Haus
in Munich. She sold me two tape cassettes containing her songs (1994).
- Another Singer ten years later explaining her songs on a CD (2004).
- Hofbrau-Haus musicians in Munich (June 2004).
- Two German ladies at the Augustinerkeller restaurant in Munich (2011). Two more.
- German models at the Ratskeller restaurant in Munich (2011). To them, I look like their grandfather. Here is another photo.
- Click here for more German and Auatrian friends.
- Two Students at Peking University.
We had this photo
earlier, but these girls pushed away their male classmate. In the background
is the main library of the University. Chairman Mao Zedong once worked in this
libray's old building.
- Two Chinese Financial Engineers working for a petrolium company bringing oil from the northwestern region of China. One of these ladies studied in England. This photo was taken in the lobby of the Beijing International Hotel (2011). I stayed in this hotel in 1995. In 2011, I was surprised to see so many young capitalists in the lobby of this hotel.
- Chinese Mother and Daughter at the National Museum. They do not live in Beijing, but this 13-year-old daughter was spending her summer months in Beijing to learn English. While her mother was not able to speak English, the daughter was able to communicate fluently with me. The mother was somewhat lost, but was very proud of her daughter. When I proposed a photo with them, the daughter came very close to me. She perhaps thought it was the American way.
The coastal city of Qingdao was developed by Germans, and there
is a Western style residential area. This area is very popular among
young people, and we can meet many interesting people.
- I met this stylish lady taking photos with her expensive camera. She came from Beijing to meet interesting people in this area. Her purpose was the same as mine.
- Young ladies
in Chonging enjoying their evening hours (April 2014).
- On the Yangtze bank I spotted this young lady reading her phone message. I invited her to pose with me to produce this photo. A very neat and cheerful lady.
- In front of a
Chinese painting on the bank of the Yantze River.
- Chongking is rapidly becoming like New York, but the city still maintains Chinese tradition. Look at
- Two Chinese students
with Shanghai's International Financial Center in the background (2013).
- Chinese students working for a tourist company in Shanghai.
- Three Chinese students at Shanghai'a Xintiendi (new world) district (April 2004). They were studying architecture. I told them China should stop building high-rise apartment buildings and should develop houses with beautiful gardens in the true tradition of China. They said they understood what I was saying.
From Guangjhou to Beijing (April 23, 2012).
- China Eastern Airlines. Flight from Shanghai to Hongking (August 2, 2011).
- Traditional Chinese Dress on another Chinaeastern flight from Hong Kong to Xian (August 5, 2011).
- ChinaEastern from Wuhan to Chongking (April 18, 2014). This Chinese lady was able to speak Korean.
- Click here for more Chinese friends.
- Click here for my China page.
China has a long history.
Friends from Asian Countries
- Mongolian Ladies.
Mongolians are ethnically different from Chinese, as Koreans are.
I met these ladies
at the Chatley metro interchange in Paris. This photo shows that
Koreans came to Korea from Mongolia some years ago. These ladies
knew that I am a Korean from my appearance. We exchanged pleasant
talks until their metro train came (July 2000).
- In Washington, DC (2007). There are also many Mongolians in the United States. This Mongolian lady not only looks likg a Korean but also speaks Korean fluently. Amazing!
- In Virginia. near Washington,
working at a Korean restaurant. She looks like and talks like a Korean.
She has been to Korea.
- Mongolian Lady I met in
London (March 2004). She looks exactly like a Korean lady. She
can even speak and write Korean. I have a sister looking like her.
- London, at one of the Aberdeen Steak House (2009). with her Colleague. They are travel professionals in Mongolia, and are spending one year in London for practical training.
- Another Mongolian lady in London (2012). She is in charge of the breakfast program at the Olympia House Hotel in London. She speaks Korean fluently. She worked hard there while her husband was working toward an advanced degree in London. They went back to Mongolia after her husband completed his program. He is playing an important role in his country.
- In the Coloseum of Rome, I met these two Mongolian ladies (2012). They were also happy to meet a Korean man. They look like Koreas.
- AeroMongolia ladies. I met these Mongolian ladies at the lobby of the Artotel near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on January 3 of 2016. Since Koreans share the same ethnic root with Mongolians (different from Chinese), I feel close to them, and they have the same feeling toward me. I like to see them again.
Australian Sisters. I met these Australian sisters at a
restaurants on the Vorosmarty Square in Budapest (2003). One of
them is working in London, and the other came from Sydney to visit
- Milan 2002. I knew the La Scala
Opera Theatre was being refurbished, but I went there to prove
myself to be a music-loving person. I met there an Australian lady
who came for the same purpose. We had a photo together.
- Australian Lady in Paris. She was looking for the graves of the persons important to her at the Montparnasse Cemetry in Paris. I was looking for Henri Poincare's grave (April 2012).
- Another Australian Lady at the top of the Arch of Triumph in Paris (January 2012).
- Australian Mother and Daughters in Antibes overlooking the Picasso Museum at Chatau Grimaldi (France 2006). Can you tell who the mother is?
- Another set of Australians in Athens (Greece 2008).
- Milan 2002. I knew the La Scala Opera Theatre was being refurbished, but I went there to prove myself to be a music-loving person. I met there an Australian lady who came for the same purpose. We had a photo together.
- Indian Sisters on a
cruise boat in Miami (January 2004). They are both computer professionals.
The younger sister (next to me) lives in Miami, and the elder sister
came to Miami from Bombay to visit her younger sister.
- with Bindu Bambah, in Naples (Italy, May 1999). She is an outstanding physicist.
- Another Indian Lady. I met this lady at Washington's Potomac Park during the cherry blossom season (April 2006). It was a real pleasure to talk with her. She seems to have talents in many different areas. We promised to meet again.
- Three Indian ladies at the Cathedral Square in Cologne (Germany 2014).
- Indian students at the United Nations in New York (2011). They came from the rainy Assam area of India.
- Indian folk dancer at an Indian gathering at
the University of Maryland (October 2015), plus her friend.
- Indian mother and daughter in Seville (Spain 2019). The daughter was nice enough to let her mother have a photo with me alone.
- Vietnamese professor in Paris.
I met her while attending a conference in Paris (2000). She was very happy
to explain to me her research results. She was kind enough to spend one
day with me after the conference. She came to my hotel with her car, and
drove around the city. We visited many interesting places.
- At the end of the tour, we had a dinner at the Grand Cafe Capucines near the Paris Opera House.
- We had a photo there with a gentleman who served our table.
- She is a well-established professor in Paris, but she was in Hanoi during
the Vietman war which lasted for ten years from 1965 to 1975. We had many
things to talk about, sine I was in Korea during the Korean war (1950-53).
- with a Vietnamese lady at a seafood restaurant overlooking the Bay in San Francisco (March 2014). We had another photo witha Danish lady who was also dining at the restaurant.
- Two Malaysian Engineers. I
met at the ICCE Conference held in Shanghai (July 2011). They are
excellent scientists representing their country.
four of them.
- Three Malaysian students in Venice (2014). They are studying in London and came to Venice for vacation.
- Malaysian students in Zurich (Switzerland 2014).
- Two Malaysian friends in Berlin (December 31, 2015).
- Two Malaysian sisters in Seoul their mother (2017).
- Independence Day of the Philippines.
I met these two Philipino ladies at a drinking room in Copenhagen's
Marriott Hotel where I stayed in 2002. They told me they were making preparations
for the celebration of their country's independence day on the 12th day of June.
They then invited me to the celebration. At that time, I was going to Sweden
for a conference and was going to come back to Copenhagen a week later. I
thus accepted their invitation, and went to the party.
- Imelda Marcos. I met
this lady at a party celebrating the independence of the Philippines
on June 12 (2002) in Copenhagen. She is wearing her traditional
Maria Clara dress, which is commonly known as the Imelda Marcos
dress these days.
- Two philipino sisters at the
Claude Monet Garden in Giverny (France 2014). This photo looks like
- Two philipino ladies I met at the Horiuji Temple in Nara (Japan 2014).
- Philipino lady at St. Peter's Square in Rome (December 2015). She is working in Saudi Arabia and had many Korean friends there.
- Two Philipino ladies at a shooping district of Busan, Korea (2017).
- Imelda Marcos. I met this lady at a party celebrating the independence of the Philippines on June 12 (2002) in Copenhagen. She is wearing her traditional Maria Clara dress, which is commonly known as the Imelda Marcos dress these days.
- Iraida: with Dr. Iraida
Kim of Moscow State University. She is a research professor at MSU's
Astronomical Institute. She is very popular among Korean astronomers. We
were waiting on the bank of the Moscow River for a cruise boat. It was a
hot day. One hour before, we were on the MSU campus which is at the top
of the cliff about 100 meters high. We walked down the cliff. Iraida was
born in Kazakhstan.
- Immigrant from Kazakhstan. I met this young lady at a night club called "Odessa" at Brighton Beach (New York 2002). She came from a Korean community in Almaty (Kazakhstan) recently, and she was so happy to meet a Korean man in the United States that her first reaction was to embrace him. She got her "green card" by lottery. How about money? She said Koreans in Kazakhstan are very rich. Here is another photo.
- Dancers from Kazakhstan.
They are descendents of those Koreans who were forced to go there
by Stalin in 1937. They were dancing in a Korean church near
Baltimore in 1997. Here, they are performing a
traditional Korean dance.
- Financial Analysts from Kazakhstan. I met them in Vienna (October 2007). They were attending a workshop on banking. There are people who trace the flow of oil in their country, but the country needs those who can trace the flow of money.
- Students from Kazakhstan
returning home after spending the summer months in the United States
in September of 2014. I met them at London's Heathrow Airport.
- Two Sisters from Tashkent. Tashkent is the capital city of Uzbeckistan, which used to be one of the Soviet Republics in the past. There are many people from Tashkent throughout Russia. This frame contains two photos taken in Kazan (1999).
- Two ladies from Kazakhstan at a Georgian restaurant in Sopot (nr. Gdansk), Poland (2015).
- Students from Kazakhstan
returning home after spending the summer months in the United States
in September of 2014. I met them at London's Heathrow Airport.
- Two Sisters from Saratov. I met these young Russian ladies of Korean origin while I was in Saint Petersburg (August 2003). In the background is a statue of Alexander Pushkin. They were visiting Catherine's Palace with their Russian classmates. I was indeed pleased to hear perfect English spoken by these sisters. It appears that their parents, who are conscious of the atrocity Joseph Stalin committed to their own parents or grandparents in 1936, are determined to send their daughters to the United States. Here is another photo.
- Click here for a longer list of my Asian friends.
- Other Asian Countries
- Sibel Baskal is a professor of physics at
METU (Middle East Technical University) in Ankara. This photo was take in one of the
Princess islands in the Sea of Marmara near Istanbul (August 1999). I
published many papers with her.
- Another photo, taken at the Ankara Castle (January 2005).
- This photo was produced at a department store in Ankara (2007).
- Another Turkish Professor at METU. She is a high-energy particle physicist.
- Turkish Professor in Stockholm (Sweden 2005).
She came to Stockholm to attend a conference in mechanical engineering. I went
there to attend a physics conference. This photo was taken in the hotel's
breakfast room (2005).
- Turkish Students on the campus of the Middle East Technical University in Ankara (2006).
- Turkish Students in Prague (2009). They
became very happy to hear that I have been to their country many times. I
promised I would post this photo on my website.
- Turkish lawyer at the Catholic Cathedral in Cordoba (Spain 2019). She went to a law school in Amsterdam. When I asked her whether she is married, she said she could not find any man smarter than she is. I asked her whether I sound smarter. She said YES, but she told me I am too old for her.
- In Ephesus (Turkey),
there are many ancient remains, but they cannot match one Turkish student
at her prime age (August 1999). Those ancient art works were
made by men/women, while this student was created by God, according to
Apostle Paul who was here 2000 years ago.
- Turkish Student at the Topkapi Palace Restaurant in Istanbul (July 2008). This student studies business in London. After this photo was taken, she was scolded by an elderly Moslem lady from Saudi Arabia for her non-Moslem behavior.
- Turkish Poet in Berlin (2016). This photo
was taken in front of the statue of Otto von Bismarck. We were looking at Bismarck,
and the victory monument is in the background.
- Turkish Economist in Strasbourg (France 2012). She speaks French and English fluently. I assume she also knows how to speak Turkish. She was very intelligent and self-assured.
- Turkish Hospitality. With the cafeteria manager near the guest house of Middle East Technical University in Ankara (Turkey 2005). This pleasant cafe is called Doyurucu. She works with her colleague who is a very courteous businessman. Both of them speak English very fluently.
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- The Volga city of Kazan was originally developed by Moslems. The Volaga River
runs southward toward the Caspean Sea of the Middle East. The Moslem civilization
came through this waterway. During the 16th Century, the Russian Czar called
Ivan the Terrible
conqured this city and transformed it into a Christian city. These days, one half
of the city residents are Russian Orthox Christians and the other half are Moslems.
They live in in peace and harmony unlike other other areas of the world.
Click here for my Kazan page.
There are thus many neat-looking and well-educated Moslem ladies in this city.
- Zulia: In Kazan (October
1999), I met a Moslem girl. She wanted to go out with me to have fun
at Kazan's Bauman Street (fun street). It is a sin in her culture
to go out with a man, but she said I am a teacher and she is a
student (not boy and girl).
She invited me to go to a Moslem mosque and pray. My Christian background is very strong, but I do not hesitate to go to mosques to pray in the way Moslems do when invited. You may visit my Kazan page to see how Moslems and Christian live together peacefully.
- Moslem students at the lunch cafeteria of Kazan State University. I was warned not to touch them according to their culture.
- Two Moslem sisters in Kazan. They were students studying physics. I met them while attending a conferece at a Volga beach in 2000. They were very happy to be with me, presumabley because they thought I achieved an American dream after going there from Korea.
- Two shop keepers in Kazan. There are many gift shops selling traditional Moslem goodies.
- Zulia: In Kazan (October 1999), I met a Moslem girl. She wanted to go out with me to have fun at Kazan's Bauman Street (fun street). It is a sin in her culture to go out with a man, but she said I am a teacher and she is a student (not boy and girl).
- Two Malaysian Engineers. I
met at the ICCE Conference held in Shanghai (July 2011). They are
excellent scientists representing their country.
four of them.
- Three Malaysian students in Venice (2014). They are studying in London and came to Venice for vacation.
- Malaysian students in Zurich (Switzerland 2014).
- Two Malaysian friends in Berlin (December 31, 2015).
- Two Malaysian sisters in Seoul their mother (2017).
- Electrical engineers from Kuwait. I met them
in Cordoba (Spain 2019).These ladies told me they are electrical engineers.
I then asked some fundamental questions in electromagnetis. They anwered
correctly and cheerfully. One of the ladies in the back row came to me
with her own camera and proposed a solo photo with me.
- Two sisters from Oman at the Casablanca Airport
(2019). Very cheerful young ladies. Do you know where Oman is?
- Cheerful lady from Dubai at the Trump Tower in Chicago (2019).
After this photo, he sister came to the scene. We had a
photo with her.
- Moslem lady from Jerusalem in Chicago (2003). She is very happy to have a taste of a different culure. Her daugheter is also happy, but her granddauther is alarmed at the secular behavior of the grandmother.
- Moslem Palestinian student in Jerusalem near one of the gates to
the Old City (2019). While this photo was being taken, we noticed a group
of Moslem boys passing-by. We invited them to have
- Two sisters from Oman at the Casablanca Airport (2019). Very cheerful young ladies. Do you know where Oman is? Click here.
- Ottoman Turkey was of course a strong Moslem country. After World War I,
Turkey became a republic, with a strict separation of religion and
government. Turkey wants to become like a European country. Thus,
they want to dress like Europeans even though they could not give
up their Moslem traditions. Click here my Turkish friends.
- Click here for a longer list of Moslem friends.
- Hotel receptionist at
the Crown Plaza Hotel in Kyoto (April 2014).
- Two young ladies in their Kimono at the Imperial Palace in Kyoto. They said their backs are more beautiful.
- Two Kimono-wearing ladies waiting for a bus in Kyoto (April 2014).
- In Samurai dress at a pastry shop in Osaka.
- Kimono-dressed lady at a a gift shop in Kyoto. Gift in Japanese is "Omiyage," but this shop calls it "Kyomiyage," meaning gift from Kyoto.
- Japanese college students looking for boys. They are happy because they found one, but they have to find more (Osaka 2014).
- Two students in Tokyo waiting in the line for a movie premier (2014).
- Two Japanese student at the coffeee shop in Osaka's Takashimaya Store (2017).
- Japanese girls in Osaka. It was late Friday afternoon. They are relaxed and were looking for fun.
- Japanese students in front of the
Japanese Embassy in Seoul (2017). I asked them which university they are attending.
They said "Chuo University." I the said "Chuo Daigaku" in Japanese. They became
very happy when I spoke Japanese. They came here to have photos with the statue
of comfort woman. They are doing their research on what really happened during the war
- They were taking photos and notes.
- I had a photo with them.
- They became very happy when told them I am a professor in the United States, and I am expert on Dr. Yukawa Hideki who was Japan's first Nobel laureate. Here is my webpage dedicated to Yukawa.
- Japanese student studying music in
Vienna. We shared an AirFrance flight from Vienna to Paris
(2001.11.5). She was visiting Japan to participate in concerts given by
distinguished Japanese musicians. This photo was taken at the CDG Airport
in Paris. From there, she took a JAL flight to Tokyo, and I took an AF
flight to Washington. She was holding her red-colored Japanese passport,
and I was carrying a heavy backpack.
- Japanese Student in Beijing. We met at a conference held in Shangxi Province. On our way home, we met again at an up-scale department store in Beijing (1995). We were wondering why Chinese ladies should look like European ladies.
- Japanese student studying ballet in Tokyo. I met her in the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden (London, 2004).
- Japanese Students in New York. This photo was taken in the lobby of the Hotel Pennsylvania at on the 7th Ave. and 32nd Street (November 2006).
- Japanese Student at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (2007).
- Japanese students in San Diego (2015). They were spending their spring vacation in U.S.A. Nice place to visit. One tall man in this photo is a Korean student.
- Japanese students from Osaka. I met them at Berlin's Brandeberg Gate Square in the evebing of December 31, 2015. They were among the people who came to this place to celebrate the Happy New Year.
- with Erico Tanaka (Japanese Physicist),
at a Volga beach near Kazan (Russia 2010), while attending
the Petrov Centennial Conference. A very romantic setting!
- Japanese Lady in Brazil. We had this photo at the Rio de Janeiro airport (May 2011). She came from Fukuoka.
- Japanese reporters from the Ashahi TV.
They came to a seminar on the U.S.-Korea FTA held in Washington (October
2011). Japanese are very sensitive to what happens in the relations
between Korea and the United States.
- Two Japanese Professionals in New York (2013). We met at one of the Korean restaurants on 32nd Street (Korea Way). They seem to have their bright futures. It was a pleasure for me to speak Japanese to them.
- Two cheerful Japanese ladies at the breakfast room of the Hotel National in Moscow. This hotel is west the Red Square, and its breakfast room provides a spectacular view of the entrance to the Reds Square. This photo was taken in May of 2018.
- Click here for many more Japanese friends.
Mexico and Latin America
- After breakfast in Cancun, at
the Hyatt Regency Hotel, and
- before lunch at the Margarita Restaurant in Cancun.
- Two sisters from one of Mexico's northern provinces. This photo was taken by their father in Cancun (July 2004).
- This young lady was very courtenous when I proposed a photo at Cancun's Isla shopping village (2013).
- Group of Mexican ladies
at the Isla shopping village.
- Young Artists in the Mujeres Island (July 2004). From Cancun, it takes 20 minutes by a ferry boat to go to fun-filled island.
- This young lady is luring a shy Mexican boy in a comic show. She then lured me (2004).
- Two more ladies in this paradise island (2004).
- Group of Mexicans on the street of the Mujares island.
- Another set of mother and daughter on the ferry boat (2013).
- Brazilian Sisters
in Athens (July 2008). This photo led me to think God created
two women for me.
- Copacabana Beach in Rio, with Brazilian mother and daughter (2000). I am enjoying a fruit drink not available in the United States.
- Brazilian Ladies in front of New York's Metropolotian Museum of Art (2002).
- Tall Brazilian Lady in Amsterdam. She was one of those Brazilians who were going to Berlin to cheer their football team during the 2006 World Cup held in Germany.
- Two Brazilian Friends I met at London's Tottingham Court metro station (2009).
- Brazilian Lady at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin (2010).
- Two Brazilian Ladies at the top
of the Jesus mountain (2011).
- Brazilian Lady in Sao Paolo. Two police officers were there and perhaps they thought we were funny people, but they were without expressions (2011).
- Two Interior Decorators in Iguassu Falls. They were working on a Japanese room at the Mabu Thermas Resort Hotel (2011).
- Morning Stroller in Rio (2011).
- Ladies in Rio. I met them in the restaurant district in Rio de Janeiro (2011). I asked them whether I could have a photo with them. They said Yes.
- Medical students at a
Spanish restaurant in Buenos Aires (2011). I like medical students.
They are smart.
- Engineering students at the University of Buenos Aires. They are also smart. They can do mathematics.
- Che Guevara is highly respected in Buenos Aires. This is his portrait in the city hall.
- Folk Dancers. Their ancesters came from Bulgaria. They are eager to preserve their Bulgarian tradition.
- Evita Peron's tomb at the Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires.
- Two Argentine ladies at the Washington Harbor in DC. (2012). The Kennedy Center is seen in the background.
- Click here for more Latin American Friends.
American and Canadian Friends
- Linda Lewitt is a film artist
directing a special international program for graduate students at
Saas Fee, a ski resort town in Switzerland (June 2004).
Snow-capped Alps mountains are seen in the background.
- Snow and cloud of the Alps.
- Water from the Alps snow tastes OK.
- Grass-eating cows enhance the Alps scene.
- American lawyer in Vienna (1997).
I met her during a Danube boat trip. She worked with John Tall
while he was the president of the State Univ. of New York at
Stony Brook. Earlier, I worked with him when he was the chairman
of the physics department of the Univ. of Maryland. It was a
pleasant surprise for us to find out a distinguished mutual friend.
- Canadian artist. I met this Canadian artist
at a conference on arts and science held in Budapest (Hungary 2003). I met her
again at he airport when I was leaving for St. Petersburg. We had a
- Canadian Medical Doctors on the
St. Lawrence River (Montreal 2004)
Another set of doctors, and
One more set.
- Troubadour musicians at the Cabaret du Roy in Old Montreal (Canada 2004).
- with a Canadian Professor in Montreal, while attending the "Space-time Ontology" conference (May 2004).
- Canadian Medical Doctors on the St. Lawrence River (Montreal 2004) Another set of doctors, and One more set.
- Daria Zieminska. She
came to the Univ. of Maryland from Poland in 1979 as a post-doc in high-energy
physics. This photo was taken in the spring of 1980 in Annapolis, while
her husband and son were still in Poland. Together with them, she is now
an exemplary citizen of the United States.
Click here for Daria's home page.
- with Elena Georgieva,
in front of the Physics Building of the University of
Maryland (April 2000). She is one of my most valuable co-authors in
- with Marilyn Noz (New York 1975) has been my co-author since 1973. This photo was taken in 1975 at the Greenwich village in New York. Here is another photo taken at the Oystar Bar restaurant in New York (2003).
- Lady from Vermont. She came to Washinton to look for opportunities after her college graduation in Burlington, Vermont (2012). I met her at a Georgetown festival.
- with Elena Georgieva, in front of the Physics Building of the University of Maryland (April 2000). She is one of my most valuable co-authors in physics.
- Two American ladies from Atlanta.
I met them on a ferry boat from Cancun to the Mujares Island (2013).
I asked them whether they met Jimmy Carter. They said their children
and Carter's grandchildren go to the same school.
- Two receptionists at Montreal's Lekeg steak house (2004).
- American Lady from Puerto Rico. I met her in Washington's Bobby Van's restaurant (2010). This restaurant is near the White House, and many distinguished politicians come here to dine and make deals.
- Two American hostesses at a riverside restaurant Washington, DC (2012). I was walking by. They asked me what they can do for me. I told them then can pose with me for a photo. Very cheerful Americans.
- This American hostess is in charge of the Eiffel Tower restaurant in Las Vegas. I was there in 2012.
- Les Halles French Restaurant
eight blocks south of the Empire State Builing. I go there fairly often and
meet interesting people. This restaurant basically serves American dishes with French
names, and thus the price is reasonable.
- The hostesses eager to make me happy (2006). They seem to be happier without me.
- In 2009, I went there again.
- American hostess (2007) at one
of the Clyde's restaurants (trendy place). She told me she was in my
physics class. We were very happy to meet again.
- Another American lady who was in my class. This photo was taken at the year-end party for medical doctors in the Washington area (2011). She used to come to my office often when she was a student, and we used to go out for lunch. Here is a lunch table photo. Her family came from Iran.
- This lady was in my graduate class. She was an excellent student with a positive attitude toward the world. I met her at a meeting of the American physical society held in Washington, DC (2002).
- This American nurse was in my physics class (2000) to become a medical doctor. She used to come to my office often for physics questions and to dicusss her future plans. Unlike other students, she understood this world very well, presumably from her work experience in hospitals. After graduation, she came to my office and produced this photo.
- American Lady from Los Angeles. She
lives in Munich with her German husband. She becomes happy whenever she
meets someone from the United States. I met her at Munich's Augustinerkeller
Restaurant (September 2011). We talked about Arnold Schwarzenegger.
- American Lady from Chicago with her friend in Florence (Italy 2004). I met them in a restaurant called "Ciubbee Rosse" located at Piazza Republica in Florence. It is always a pleasure to talk with intelligent American ladies while dining in Europe. We share the same feeling about Europe and Europeans. It is also fun to talk about American presidents, including of course George Bush and Bill Clinton.
- Four American ladies in Vienna (2006), at the New Year's Eve concert held in the concert hall of the Schonbron Palace. This photo was taken during the intermission.
- Two American ladies at the Temple of Zeus in Athens (Greece 2010). They came from Annapolis (Maryland) not far from my house.
- Three Canadian Ladies in front of the London Beetles Store. This photo was taken in London (2012).
- Two Californian ladies from Los Angeles (2012). This photo was taken in front of the Trevi fountain at the Caesar Forum in Las Vegas. Californians are special Americans.
- Americans in Stockholm.
While I was having a dinner at a small table in a Stockholm restaurant
(Sweden, June 2005), these three ladies came in and sat down at a big
table next to mine. I asked where they came from, they said very proudly
"United States." They thought I came from China or Japan. When I asked
where in the United States, they said "Washington, DC." I then asked
which area in
Washington, they became somewhat annoyed, and asked me why I am asking so
many questions. I told them I also came from the same area. They did not
believe me, but they asked some questions about the area. I answered
them all. I said I am a professor at the University of Maryland. They
said they are office workers at the headquarters of one of medical
associations and came to Stockholm to provide secretarial services for
the association members attending a conference. We talked about many
things like a brother and sisters.
- Princeton Ladies. Princeton University
was an all-male school until 1969 (graduation year 1973). These ladies a
re mighty proud of being the first girls to enter Princeton.
This photo was taken during the 2000 Class reunion at Princeton.
- Princeton students enjoying their late Sunday brunch in the Wilcox Hall dining hall (2001).
- Student from Bulgaria also enjoying a late Sunday.
- Princeton's Class of 2007 after the P-rade.
- This new Princeton graduate, the day after her commencement (June 2012), came to Washington, DC with her mother to look for opportunities in the nation's capital city. Their car carries a Princeton sign.
- Two Princeton students at London's Heathrow Airport (March 2012). I become very happy whenever I meet Princeton boys and girls, especially in foreign lands. I still become curious when I see princeton girls because there were no female students in Princeton when I was there.
- Brooke Shields
in her graduation gown (Princeton, 1987).
- Brooke in preparation for the 1987 P-rade.
- Brooke Shields and Kim's wife, during the graduation festival (Princeton, 1987).
- Brooke with her signature. Photo hanging in the Yankee Doodle Restaurant in Princeton's Nassau Inn.
- Brooke in New York (2004), from the NYC Official City Guide (December 23, 2004).
- I become very happy whenever I meet American students while
travelling in other countries.
- Harvard Student in Paris. This photo was produced also at the Grand Cafe (2002). Her parents came from India and established themselves in New York. I told her my son got his PhD degree from Harvard in 1994, and I am a princeton PhD. She was very happy to meet a Ivy-League man in Paris.
- with a Vassar student on the Miami Beach (January 2004). Before Princeton University became co-educational in 1969, Princeton boys had special relations with Vassar girls. Vassar also became co-educational in 1969. They decided their own boys.
- Students from Rutgers. These three young ladies from Rutgers University were spending a weekend in Princeton's Hyatt Regency Hotel (February 2002). They said they like this hotel because it has a nice swimming pool, when I met them in an elevator one hour earlier. They became very close to me when I told them I am a professor, and they would wait for this photo on my webpage. You would agree that America is a beautiful country.
- Barnard and Columbia. I met these
young ladies during a summer concert by New York
Pops Orchestra held at New York's Central Park (July 3, 2004).
- Smith College is another exclusive college for women in Massachusetts. I met these students on the campus of Stanford University in March of 2014. Very cheerful young ladies.
- How about Stanford ladies. They are here (March 2014).
- U.Penn. The University of Pennsylvania
is in Philadelphia, and is another east-coast elite school. I met this cheerful
student on a train from Washington to New York. She got on the train in
Philadelphia. She was going home in New York for Christmas vacation (2004).
- 50 Years Younger. I was talking with an
entering student at Carnegie Mellon University in the fall of 2004, fifty years
after I went there as an entering freshman. She came from California to study
architecture at CMU. She had an excellent future ahead of her.
- Two more students 50 years younger. They seem to know how to handle their knees. 50 years ago, all female students had to cover the knees with their skirts.
- Two students at Chatam College, all female school near the Carnegie campus. They are also 50 years younger than I am.
- American students in China. I met these young ladies at the Nuruhachi shrine in Shenyang (August 2011). They are students from Smith College, Middlebury College, and one of the high schools in Vermont.
- American students in Budapest. They are roommates at the University of Washington (2008). They were making a European tour to celebrate their graduation. This photo was taken at Fisheman's Fortress. Here is my Budapest page.
- Two students at George Washington University, near the White House in Washington (2012).
- Wellesley. Hillary Clinton went to Wellesley College. she once came to the University of Maryland to give a speech, and I took photos. I was not able to have a photo with her, but I have a webpage dedicated to her.
- During the trans-Atlantic or trans-Pacific flight, we have to spend many hours
within a airline cabin. In order to reduce this boredom, I often ask airline
flight attendants to have photos with me. They cheerfully agree with me most
of the times, because they are also bored.
- From New York to Athens (2010).
Delta ladies seem to have various uniforms. This lady wears a red
uniform with a hat (October 2010).
- A Warm-hearted Delta Lady on the same Athens flight from New York (2010).
- at the Cincinnati Terminal before flight to Washington (January 2012). This team of three has been working together for sometime. The lady on my right has been with Delta for 34 years. She likes her job.
- Sheraton Rio: An off-duty
United Airlines purser in front of the Hotel Sheraton Rio (Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil, 2000). I was holding a Rio licence plate carrying
Feynman's name. This bogus plate was made by the Brazilian
gentleman in the photo. Later, we were on the same flight coming
back to the States. I was assigned to a business-class seat even
though I had an economy-class ticket, while she was working for
the economy-class passengers. I must have appeared to her like a
rich Japanese businessman, but she was very smart. She knew I was
a professor of Korean origin and spoke some Korean words to me.
A very pleasant experience. Be careful. Those airline ladies
know about you.
Her father was a distinguished
physicist. His name was
- American Airlines, during a flight from Durham (NC, USA) to London (February 2010). This lady became very happy when I told her I am a physicist, and I know about her father, Wesley Britain.
- From New York to Athens (2010). Delta ladies seem to have various uniforms. This lady wears a red uniform with a hat (October 2010).
- Click here for a longer
list of the airline people, and also for a longer list of
American and Candadian friends.
- I become very happy whenever I meet Koreans, particularly Korean students, when
- Korean Students in New York (February 2004).
- Sydney. With a Korean student at one of the bay-side restaurants in Sydney (Australia). In the background (across the bay, not seen in the evening) is the Sydney opera house (one of the most famous buildings in the world). One hour earlier, we were in the opera house enjoying Verdi's La Traviata (July 1998).
- Picasso Museum in Antibes, France (July 2002). Many Korean students spend their vacation weeks in Europe, and they like to visit historical sites. Koreans love Picasso.
- Korean Students in Moscow (2010). They are studying cinema acting. Russians are excellet film makers.
- Two Korean students at the McDonald's in Munich. One of them was studying the Korean literature at one of the prestigious universities in Korea. It was very refreshing to talk about this interesting subject.
- Silver Medalist. A Korean student who
earned a silver medal in an international weight-lifting competition held
in Minsk (Belarus, May 2004).
- Two Korean Ladies in Rome (2012). One of them (closer to me) is studying in France, and the other lady came from Korea. They were friends in Korea, and they met in Rome. This photo was taken inside the Roman Colosseum.
- Two Korean economists attending a conference in Dresden, Germany (2018). They were staying at a 5-star hotel in Dresden. I met them at the hotel's breakfast room.
- Ewha graduate studying at the
London School of Ecomonics as a graduate student. I met her
at London's Heathrow Airport in December of 2015. She was going
home for the winter vacation.
- Korean nurse in Germany. After 1970, many nurses went to Germany to work at German hospitals. They were the first immigrants to this strange country. You can imagine how much they missed their fatherland. I met one of them at the Goethe Museum in Frankfurt (2012).
- Two fashion designers from Korea in Seville (Spain 2019). This city was originally built by Arab Moslems during the years 800-1200 AD. Apparentely they had an idea of constructing their city as a botanic garden. Brilliant idea!! There are many trees about 1000 years old.
- Koreans from Central Asia.
There used to be many Korean farmers in the Vladivostok area of Russia.
In 1936, Stalin forced them to move to the empty lands of Kazakhstan and
Uzbeckistan. They developed their new lands and became respectable farmers.
Man of their second and third generations are now main-stream Russians.
Naturally, I become very happy whenever I meet them.
- Defectors from North Korea.
They are settling down in the Washington area by opening a Korean
restaurant offering Pyongyang delicacies. They are also artists
performing song-and-dance shows at the Korean gatherings. Photo
taken in Annandale, Virginia (2010).
- Korean Singers. I become vary happy
when I attend Korean parties. I am enjoying a party for those Koreans
who came from the North to South during the years 1945 - 50, because
they did not like the communist rule being installed in the North.
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- Click here for my Korean bacground.
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