- am Rhein: with a Korean
lady on a cruise boat on the Rhine River near Mainz (Germany, 1991). It
our first time to meet, but she was kind enough to bring two cups of coffee
to our table. I like to meet her again.
- in Florence (Italy): Korean lady working at one of the trendy department stores in Florence (June 1999). She said Koreans know how to live, and the word "Fendi" is very meaningful to Koreans.
- Korean Ladies in Vienna dancing on Karnstner Street (October 2001). Another set of Korean Ladies at the same spot.
- Samsung Employees at the British Museum in London (2008).
- Two Samsung ladies in Copenhagen (2010). We met at one of the gift shops in the main shopping district.
- Silver Medalist. A Korean student who earned a silver medal in an international weight-lifting competition held in Minsk (Belarus, May 2004).
- At the Birkbeck Campus of the
University of London, I met this young lady (2012). She studied here and is
now working as an industrial artist in Korea. She was stylishly dressed,
and I really wanted to have a photo with her.
- Korean Musicians in Budapest. Budapest is a great music city, and Koreans are music-crazy people. It is not a surprise to meet Korean musicians in Budapest. I had a pizza with them (2002). They said it is very easy to speak Hungarian because it grammar is the same as the Korean grammar.
- Korean tourists at
the Hilton Copenhagen Airport (2008).
- 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 Ladies in Paris (July 2015).
This photo was taken near the Picasso Museum in Paris. We were there.
Koreans are art-loving people. I hand a photo
- Korean pianist. She was working toward her PhD degree at Manhattan College in New York. I met her at the brakfast room of the Grand Hotel Saint Michel near Sorbonne in Paris (2017).
- 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.
- Korean lady in Moscow who manages a
Pyongyang-style Korean restaurant (2010). She is assisted by
her brother. They were born in Kazakhstan.
They are extremely courteous people in the traditional Korean style.
- 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).
- Korean bakers at a Korean supermarket in Washington (1991). They are from are well-to-do families, but like to earn extra money for their children's college expenses.
- Korean senior citizen helping her daughter who manages a gift shop in New York (1995).
- Korean Buddhists, in New York to celebrate Buddha's birthday (May 2006).
- Korean Airlines in New York (1990). They
used to stay in the Hotel Pennsylvania on the 32nd Street, near the Korea Way.
They uniforms were quite different from those they are wearing these days.
- Korean Airlines (2004). When they come to New York, these Korean Airlines ladies stay in the Holiday Inn located in New York's prosperous Korean town around Broadway and the 32nd Street. This photo was taken on December 24, 2004. These ladies had to spend the Christmas day away from home.
- KAL Alumnae. Former Korean Airlines flight attendants (2002). This photo was taken at one of the Korean parties held in the Washington area.
- Lufthansa. A Korean lady working for the Lufthansa German Airlines. A very charming lady indeed! This photo was taken during a trans-Atlantic flight from Frankfurt to Washington's Dulles International Airport (June 2004).
- Korean Airlines office worker on a train from the Vienna International Airport to the city center (2013). She was familiar with Vienna's transportation system and I was not. She was was very courteous toward this old man. She was a true Korean lady.
- Two Korean Americans working for the Delta Airlines during a flight from Seattle to Incheon (August 2017). They joined earlier the Northwestern Airlines, but they are now wearing the Delta uniforms. The Northwest became merged into the Delta.
- 1958 (top) and (1967)
- Ewha High School for Girls is the first modern-style school for Korean women.
This school was founded by Mrs. Mary F. Scranton
in 1886, one year after American missionaries started coming to Korea
in 1885. Like to know how the first Protestant church was set up in Korea?
- This high school is still at its original place in Seoul. This stone says This place is the origin of the modern-style education for Korean women.
- My wife attended this high school from 1948 to 1954. She went back to her school in 2017 (63 years after her graduation), and had this photo at the entrance to the campus.
- Throughout its long history, this school produced many Korean ladies who made important contributions to their country. Korea's present foreign minister went to this school. They also married many important Koreans. This is a photo of their meeting at the residence of the Korean Ambassador to the United States. His wife is an Ewha graduate.
- The Ewha girls used to wear this kind of
uniforms in 1958 and in 1967. These days,
their uniforms are quite different.
- There are many Ewha graduates in the United States, and they
hold their alumnae meetings often. This is a photo of their
music festival held at New York's Lincoln
Center in 2000. There, I met a number of interesting Ewha ladies.
- This lady made a contribution of $1,500 to toward the expense of this festival. I am four years younger than she is. I used to know her in Korea before coming to the U.S. in 1954, but she told me she has no recollection of meeting me. I was too young then, and I looked like a baby to her.
- These two ladies like my webpages.
- Ewha girls do things strange to Koreans. In 1954, it was unthinkable for Koreans women to become engineers. Yet, these two girls went to the Engineering College of Seoul National University in 1954, so did I. One of them became my wife. This photo was taken in 1970. They met in Albany, New York (U.S.A.).
- One of those Ewha girls wanted to continue learning after her high school
graduation. She studied under the guidance of one of the Ewha High School
teachers, named "Miss Fry," and this high school had to create the
"department of college." This became the beginning of
Ewha Womans University in 1910. Since this university started with one
student, it is called Womans (simplified from Woman's) Univesity.
The number of students grew, and
this university moved to it own campus at the present location in 1935.
I become very happy whenever I meet the graduates of this prestigious
- Ewha Lady. She is a graduate of Ewha Womans University. This photo was taken on a double-decker Berlin bus in June (2006). She came with her mother and I came with my wife. I am surrounded by three Korean ladies.
- Another Ewha Lady.
Graduate student studying physics at Ewha. She was an exchange
student spending six months at the University of Maryland. It was
indeed a pleasure to spend one afternoon/evening with her (October 2003).
Since I came to the United States in 1954, I always wanted to have
date with Ewha girls. Here is another photo
of myself with her. I was able to arrange her photo with
- 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.
- Hong-Ja Kim is an Ewha graduate, and is an established artist. Her art works receive international recognition. She is now a professor at Montgomery College in the Washington area. This photo was taken at a Korean art exhibition (2012).
- I am about five younger than this PhD from Columbia. Her father was a distinguished professor at one of the elite universities in Seoul. She is also a Ewha graduate.
- Kathleen Stephens is a citizen of the
United States. She went to Korea as a Peace Corps volunteer and went to
Korea in 1975 and spent two years there. She was the ambassador to Korea (south)
for three years from 2008 to 2011. Her name is very familiar to all Koreans.
I met her at one of the seminars held in Washington, DC (September 2015). I
told her I was a graduate student when John F. Kennedy announced his Peace Corps
plan in 1960. We talked about the positive effect produced by Kennedy's
Peace Corps initiative.
She is now the President and CEO of the Korea Economic Institute in Washington, DC, Here is her bio.
- Polish student studying Korea.
I met this Polish young lady at the Gdansk airport in Poland before a short
flight to Copenhagen in July of 2015. She is a student at Hankuk University of
Foreign Studies. She came to Poland to see her mom and dad during the summer
vacation. She treated me as a senior citizen in the Korean style. While in
Korea, she will learn Korea and Poland are essentially the same country.
Click here for a detailed story.
- This Romanian Medical doctor went to
Yonsei Medical School to get the medical degree. She is practicing in
London. I met her at a Korean restaurant in London (2013). I asked here
whether she remembers seeing the statue
of a short Korean man on the ground of the Medical School. She said
Yes. I told her he was my uncle. She was pleasantly surprised.
- American lady who studied at KAIST. She
studied financial engineering at KAIST, which is known as Korea's MIT.
She was working as an intern at Korea Economic Institute in washington,
DC. This photo was produced in 2015 while I was attending one of the seminars
held at her institute.
- Japanese lady with Korean parents. I met
this Japanese lady at Tokyo's Narita Airport. I was resting at the
Delta Airlines lounge while waiting for a flight to Detroit. She was also
going to Denver, Colorado. Her parents are Koreans, but she was born in
Japan and could not speak Korean easily. We had to communicate in Japanese.
It was very clear that she had a Korean heart, but she thinks like Japanese. Thus, she knows how Japanese think of Koreans. According to her, Japanese seem to over-estimate Korean influence on American politics. Presumably, it is because Americans tend to be sympathetic to Koreans on the issue of Japanese colonial rule (1910-1945), while Japanese think they enlightened Koreans while they were in charge.
- Carol Underwood Carol Underwood
was born in Korea, and went to Westminster Choir College in Princeton and used
to sing for Einstein in front of his house.
Click here for the story.
Her father was a missionary professor of agriculture teaching in Korea, and her family had a summer house near the village where I spent first eleven years of my life until 1946. There were about 100 American houses there. I met her with her husband in 2003 at a restaurant in Urbana (Illinois). While talking about those good old days, I mentioned funny-looking American cows. They were white black dots while all Korean cows are brown . She became excited to hear my cow story. She said those cows belonged to her family.
Her husband used to spend his summer months in the same American community. His name is Richard underwood, and he is the youngest grandson of Horace Underwood whose name is familiar to all Koreans. My grandfather was one of his trusted Korean friends. He did not know this family connection when he wrote me this letter in 2003. He saw these photos from my website. Unfortunately, his beach house, as well as my childhood home, is now under the control of the North Korean regime.
Click here to see what role Horace Underwood played in the development of Christianity in Korea.
- Chinese student in Edinburgh. I met her at a Chinese tea room in Edinburgh (Scotland 2013). She came from a northern Chinese city called Shenyang, where many Koreans live. She was closely associated with the Korean community there because she was a Christian, while Chinese are not. She was quite familiar with the history of how the first Korean Presbyterian church was created. Yes, the first edition of the Korean Bible was written in Shenyang, and Shenyang's Korean community deserves to be proud of their historical role.
- Polish student studying Korea. I met this Polish young lady at the Gdansk airport in Poland before a short flight to Copenhagen in July of 2015. She is a student at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. She came to Poland to see her mom and dad during the summer vacation. She treated me as a senior citizen in the Korean style. While in Korea, she will learn Korea and Poland are essentially the same country. Click here for a detailed story.
- Eun-Suk Seo is my departmental
colleague at the Univ. of Maryland. She is a brilliant and dedicated
physicist. She is also warm-hearted and is
loved by everyone who knows her. Whenever we have time (not too often
unfortunately), we go out together for lunch in her BMW. This photo
was taken in the summer of 2000.
- Antarctica She goes there often
to carry out her experiments (2005).
- Top Lady Physicists from Korea.
These two ladies are the leaders of women scientists in Korea. Korea is
indeed fortunate to have many bright lady researchers, and they play
an increasingly important role in Korea's research community. The
lady next to me is Dr. Kwang-Hwa Chung of the Korea Research Institute
of Standards. The other lady is Dr. Yong-Hyeon Shin who is Dr.
Chung's colleague. I met Dr. Chung in Pittsburgh when she was a student
at the Univ. of Pittsburgh in 1975.
These ladies were kind enough to come to my office while visiting
the Univ. of Maryland in August 2002. Since then Dr. Chung served as the
director of the Korea Research Institute of Science and Standards.
- In Shanghai. I met this head
librarian from the Korean National Library at the site of the Korean
provisional government (2011). During the Japanese occupation of Korea
(1910-1945), Koreans had their provisional government in Shanghai. This
government site is still a popular spot for tourists as can be seen from
Click here to see the
Korean government section in detail. This site does not allow photos
inside the building, except at one place. I was allowed to have a photo with
Kim Koo's bust.
- Heisoo Shin
is a professor of sociology at Ewha Womans University.
She is also a representative of the U.N. Committee on Economic, Social
and Cultural Rights. I met her at Berlin's Tegel Airport in September
of 2004. We had and still have many things to talk about Korea's
first Presbyterian church built at the village of Sorae where I was
infant-baptized. Her husband is the grandson of the minister who
opened the church in 1884.
- Hong-Ja Kim ia an Ewha graduate, and is an established artist. Her art works receive international recognition. She is now a professor at Montgomery College in the Washington area. This photo was taken at a Korean art exhibition held in the Washington area (2012).
- Antarctica She goes there often to carry out her experiments (2005).
- Jina Kim studied at the University
of Pittsburgh, and worked at the University of Maryland as an administrator.
She likes talk about the Bible, and we once went out for a dinner at
Baltimore's Inner Harbor (1985).
- Kyung-Sook Min is a senior administrator at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, one of the major research centers in Korea. She is in charge of the Institute's international affairs. I become very happy whenever I receive e-mails from her. Her English sentences are both logical and poetic. She took this photo of herself while travelling in Russia and sent it to me in August 2006. It appears that this photo was taken at the Peterhof Palace near Saint Petersburg.
- Traditional Korean dress. This lady is one of the leaders of the Korean community in the Washington area, and I met her at the Korean gathering to celebrate the 8.15 day in 2010. I look happier with with a Korean lady with her traditional dress.
- This young lady came from San Jose (California). She was born in the United States, and is now working for the Adobe software company. She studied at the UC-Berkeley and did her graduate study at Columbia University. She gives the image of bright, cultured and courteous Korean Americans. This photo was taken at a meeting of young Korean leaders held at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House in Washington.
- Korean lady with her American friend.
Rockville, Maryland (2018). This Korean lady was born in U.S.A., and her
American fried enjoys Korean TV dramas.
- Korean tourists in Granada (Spain 2018). Korea is a rich country these days, and there are many Korean tourists in Europe. I become very happy when I see them. Do you know where Granada is? Click here.
- 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.
- Two Korean ladies at the Fontana Trevi
on the ground floor of the Lotte deparment store in Busan (Korea 2017). Busan
is an important city for me. I spent my three high-school years there during
the Korean War (1950-53). I became smart there and I became interested in
Click here for more about this city.
- Korean lady at a seashore in Jeju Island.
- Statue of woman diver in Jeju Island.
- Two young ladies at the rooftop restaurant of the Cortyard Marriott Hotel in Seoul. They were there for their job intervies at this giant hotel located at the center of the city. This city's "Namsan" is seen in the backround.
- This culinary artist at the hotel was bragging about her product.
- This Korean harpist performed at a Hallyu
(Korea-wave) session on July 27, 2015 held at the Cannon Caucus Room of the U.S.
Congress. She has a PhD degree in music. She came from New York for this occasion.
Here is her photo with her harp. Here is
This musical instrument has a history.
- Cranes are dancing. If I like music somewhat excessively, it is due to my Korean background. Indeed, Koreans are music loving people. During the 6th century, a Korean musician developed a string instrument and played it. The music was so attractive to cranes in the sky that they came down to the ground to dance to the tunes of this musical instrument.
- Here is the photo of a Korean lady playing this instrument at a meeting of Korean senior citizens in the Washington area.
- This lady was a student at the
University of Maryland when she was playing this instrument in 2003.
Click here for my photo with a
this Korean student. Her instrument was made in North Korea. Korea
used to be one country until 1945, and both Koreas share the same
cultural background. I came to the South from one of the northern
provinces in 1946. This photo was taken in 2003.
- Korean folk dancers from Los Angeles who came to who came to Washington, DC for the Hallyu meeting held at the Cannon Caucus Room of the U.S. Congress. They were born in USA, and are in their high schools.
- Folk dancers who came from Korea to participate in the opening ceremony of the Korean Bell Garden in Virginia, near Washington, DC, USA (2012). They are graduate students at Seoul National University. They are working for their PhD degrees. PhD degree in folk dancing? YES.
- Korean Students in New York. I met
these student at the Hotel Pennsylvania. This hotel is reasonably
priced, and many students from foreign countries stay in this hotel.
How can I miss Korean students? This photo was taken in May of 2001.
- Another group of Korean Students in New York outside the Korean restaurant called "Minado" (2004). This restaurant is known as a landmark Japanese restaurant, but it is owned by a Korean business man. This place changed its name to "Todai" but it is now called "Ichiumi."
- Korean students from Kyungju who in New
York (2007) during their summer vacation. They came from the Kyungju
campus of Dongguk University.
- Two Korean students in Salzburg, Austria (2013). We met at Mozart's childhood house. I noted that I am as old as their grandfathers.
- Korean students in Krakow (Poland) in December of
- Two Korean students at Stanford University. (2014).
- 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.
- Korean graduate student at the
University of Maryland (2007). She was working toward her PhD degree in
- Korean Student in my Class. She was an excellent student in my physics class during the fall semester of 2003. She then went home (in Korea) for Christmas vacation. When she came back in January of 2004, she brought a gift package for me. We had a dinner together.
- Korean Graduate Student working for her PhD degree at the University of Maryland (April 2004). She came from an elite university in Seoul called Yonsei. I become very happy whenever I talk with her.
- 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
- In Paris, near the Luxembourg Metro station, I met these Korean students (2004). I was very happy to see these healthy and strong boys.
- with a Korean Student at the Grand Hotel cafe near the Opera House in Paris (2005). Another photo.
- Two Korean students at the Louvre Museum in Paris (2008).
- Two Korean students I met on the Acropolis Hill of Athens (Greece 2010). We could not find anyone nearby to take a photo of all three together. Thus, they took turns to take two photos of two of us.
- Korean student studying in France. I met her in Rome's Colosseum (2012). She told me she likes everything in France. I seem to have a similar feeling.
- Korean student I met at the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris (2015).
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).
- Korean Students in Moscow (2010). They are studying cinema acting. Russians are excellent film makers.
- Korean Medical Student on a train from Bonn to Dusseldorf (Germany 2011). She is studying in Germany.
- Korean students from Germany taking a vacation trip in Strassbourg (France 2012).
- Korean student from Sang-Myung University in Rome's Colosseum (2012). I told her I knew the founder of her University, and she was surprised. The founder was Lady Bae Sang-Myung.
- Korean student in Moscow. She came from Korea to Moscow for a Tchaikovsky piano competition (2014). She came with her aunt who lives in Los Angeles, USA.
There was a famous girl in her son's Princeton class. Her name was and still is
- in Busan (Korea, 1952), Korean high-school
girls in their uniforms. This photo was taken in 1952. Koreans had
separate high schools for boys and girls, and they were required to wear
uniforms. Korean boys used to wear this kind of
of uniforms. I am with my high-school classmates in this photo
(Seoul, 1954). Boys were not allowed to pose with girls at that time.
These girls are from the most exclusive high school for girls in Korea. One (second from right) of those girls in this photo came from the same elementary school I attended. We both are in this page of the school album. I had four overlapping years in Pittsburgh (1954-58) with the girl in far left. She was very nice to me.
- These girls carry a peculiar psychological problem called the Kyung-gi complex.
If you are a graduate of Kyung-gi High School for Girls, you should marry a boy from
Kyung-gi High School for Boys, and you should send your sons or daughters to Kyung-gi.
I did not go to Kyung-gi, neither did my wife, yet we are adimired by those Kyung-gi ladies. My wife married a Princeton boy and sent her son to Princeton.
Princeton graduates also carry a peculiar psychologican problem. Click here for the life style of the those crazy people.
- I am younger than these two ladies. Both came from very distinguished families. The lady next to me is an established pianist. Her father was one of the richest men in Korea, and he used to be the biggest financial contributor to another exclusive high school, not to her daughter's school. I assume he had a good reason to do so. I had three overlapping with her in Pittsburgh while her husband was a graduate student at Carnegie Tech (now called Carnegie-Mellon University). She talks to me like my elder sister.
- I am about five younger than this from Columbia PhD. She also came from a distinguished family. Her father was a distinguished professor at one of the elite universities in Seoul.
- I am two years younger than this
charming lady. She came to the Washington area many years before I did, and
she is a very popular figure among Koreans in this area. She has a PhD degree,
a very rare case among her age group. She admires the Kennedy family.
her photo with her husband.
- Very cheerful. This lady is two years younger than I am. She was once the president of her alumnae association of her high school in the Washington area. This photo was taken in 2006.
- One year younger than I am.
This lady came from an exclusive family, and her husband came the family
who ruled Korea during the 19th Century. This photo was taken in 1990 at
one of the Korean meetings in Washington.
- Two years younger. This photo was
taken in 2006. Her father was the principal of my high school. Here is
their family photo of 1954. Can
you tell which girl she was in this photo? She became 52 years older.
My high-school principal was a champion of exclusiveness and used to talk about Eton and Harrow all the time.
Before he became the principal in 1946, he taught English at this exclusive high school for girls. Here is his photo with those tiny girls. He looks hopeless in this photo.
In 2014, I met one of those girls at a train station in the Washington area. Here is my photo with her. She is at least ten years older than I am, and could be in her 90s. Her husband was a distinguished professor at the Catholic University of America in Washington, and he wrote this book.
- Dr. Kwang-Hwa Chung is about 15 years younger than I am. I am standing next to her in this photo. Dr. Chung got her PhD degree from the Univ. of Pittsburgh, and she served as the director of the Korea Standard Research Institute.
- Dr. Kee-Woo Rhee was Dr. Chung's high-school
and undergraduate class mate. She received her PhD degree from Rutgers
University in New Jersey. After working at the Naval Research Laboratory
in Washington, she managed her private business. She now commands large
sums of money, and she pays whenever I go to restaurant with her.
In addition, she is the life-time president of her high-school alumnae
organization in the Washington area.
DJ was very young in 1969.
So was I.
- These girls carry a peculiar psychological problem called the Kyung-gi complex. If you are a graduate of Kyung-gi High School for Girls, you should marry a boy from Kyung-gi High School for Boys, and you should send your sons or daughters to Kyung-gi.
- Park Geun-Hye. A Korean lady who
wanted to become her country's president (March 2005). Her political
fortune is based on her father, who ruled Korea from 1961 to 1979.
His name was Park Chung-Hee. He is admired by many Koreans for his
contribution toward Korea's economic expansion. He is also hated
by many Koreans because of iron-fisted dictatorship.
In either case, Park Geun-Hye is now the president of her country and will serve her five-year term until 2018. My youngest sister was her classmate during her high school years.
- This TV Anchor works for WKTV, Washington's
Korean TV. She anchored Park Geun-Hye's meeting
with Koreans when she came to Washington in March of 2005. A very
nice-looking lady. I wanted to have a photo with her.
Washington, DC is the capital city of the United States. It also serves as an important political base for ambitious Korean politicians.
- This TV Anchor works for WKTV, Washington's Korean TV. She anchored Park Geun-Hye's meeting with Koreans when she came to Washington in March of 2005. A very nice-looking lady. I wanted to have a photo with her.
- Koreans in Washington, DC.
The University of Maryland is in the Greater Washington area, and my house
is about 25 km away from the White House. There are about 200,000 Koreans
in this area. I have many Korean friends, and I see them often. I have
a number of interesting photos about the Korean community in this area.
- 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.
- Defectors from North Korea.
They are settling down in the United States. They are artists performing
song-and-dance shows at the Korean gatherings. This photo was taken in
Annandale, Virginia (25 km south-west of the White House)(2010).
- 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.
Many of their second and third generations are now main-stream Russians.
Naturally, I become very happy whenever I meet them.
- with a Korean girl at a night club
called "Latin Quarter" in New York (July 1963).
More about this girl.
- 81-year-old Beauty. If she looks like me, there
is a good reason. She was my mother (1912-2001). She was embarrassingly
active as she became older. In this photo , she
is receiving an award from the Los Angeles city government for her service
to the Korean community. Many people say that I am becoming more active
as I get older. If this is true, I am afraid that I am like my mother.