Category Archives: Journal

My Birthday Party

As soon as I awoke on my birthday, my wife, Won Kum, wished me an enthusiastic & heartfelt Happy Birthday!  I admit to being less enthusiastic about my birthdays now than when I was a child or a young adult, … Continue reading

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Won Kum’s Hwan-gap Celebration 10/24/09

In the old days of the Joseon Dynasty before the rise of today’s prosperity in the Land of the Morning Calm, many people died before completing a life cycle.  A complete life in Korea consists of living though the zodiac … Continue reading

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Our 32nd-year Wedding Anniversary

My wife & I celebrated quietly our 32nd year of marriage in our modest apartment in Pyeongnae, South Korea.  We purposefully celebrated without guests or family members.  After eating our celebration supper we watched a movie titled, “It Could Happen … Continue reading

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A Visit to my Sister-in-law’s Store

On the very day my wife planned an outing for us to visit her sister’s store located near the Olympic village in Seoul, my chronic back problem acted up.  I didn’t feel like going when I first awoke; but after … Continue reading

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A Foreigner in Korea

In my life time I’ve visited Korea four times with my first stay coming as a tour of duty with the United States Army beginning in the latter part of 1976 and ending in the waning month of May 1979.  … Continue reading

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Playing Basketball

January 29, 2009 (Korean time) at about 2:00 p.m., I put on my rucksack and Chicago Bears baseball-type hat and started out for my constitutional walk.  I planned to stop by a billiards hall to check out the fee for … Continue reading

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A visit from sister-in-law and husband

Yesterday afternoon I went to my health club to spend some time in the sauna, ride the stationary bike, and chat with some of the other members.   Overall, I admit disappointment in trying to make friends casually with Koreans. Unless … Continue reading

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