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Month: August 2018

Terakawa Ramen

Terakawa Ramen

Before heading to ASA in Philadelphia earlier this month, my bf was instructed by his co-worker to check out Terakawa Ramen. (Allegedly The Best Ramen in Philly, according to said co-worker) How could we resist? We made our way to Chinatown, which was right around […]

The Buddha in the Attic

The Buddha in the Attic

In The Buddha in the Attic, Julie Otsuka tells the, at times, hopeful and, at other times, heartbreaking stories of Japanese picture brides. Each of the eight chapters details defining elements of the journey of these Japanese women joining their husbands in America and the lives […]

TTT and Buena Vida

TTT and Buena Vida

A couple weeks ago I was visiting the cohort bestie and her new baby (her baby is The Absolute Cutest Baby Ever), and we decided to grab some lunch nearby. The choice was between Tacos, Tortas and Tequila (TTT for short) and one of our […]

Union Market DC

Union Market DC

Last month a good friend of mine was in town from Korea, and since we’re both food lovers, I suggested we meet at Union Market. Union Market is a gourmet food hall located near the NoMa-Gallaudet metro station in Northeast DC. With over 40 local […]

My Summer Reads: A Recap

My Summer Reads: A Recap

According to the PG County, Maryland Beltsville Branch Library I have saved $748.58 by using my library card instead of buying every book that strikes my fancy. And let me tell you, that was definitely $748.58 that I did not have (and still don’t!). Once […]

Ten Asian Food Hall

Ten Asian Food Hall

Over the past few years, College Park has seen the addition of several new restaurants, like my favorite Northwest Chinese Food and the soon to open Cava (I loveeeee Cava and am so sad it wasn’t opened sooner!). A few months ago Ten Asian Food […]

Denson Liquor Bar

Denson Liquor Bar

Earlier this summer after a delightful art show at the Pepco Building in Washington DC, my soul sister Mia and I disappeared down into a stairwell by 600 F St NW.  Here you will find Denson Liquor Bar, a modern-day speakeasy. Dim lighting, plush banquettes, […]

Working Law: Courts, Corporations, and Symbolic Civil Rights

Working Law: Courts, Corporations, and Symbolic Civil Rights

This summer I was awarded the 2018 Robert W. Janes Commemorative Award. This award is given to the top doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Maryland. In addition to a certificate of award, inscribed name plate added to the Janes Award departmental plaque where […]

SUNdeVICH

SUNdeVICH

A couple years ago Zeke Anders shot some of his KAD Diaries project at the Longview Gallery in Washington D.C. It was a full day of photography and videoed small group sessions of Korean adoptees discussing questions germane to their experience. For example, questions about […]

Ghar-E-Kabab

Ghar-E-Kabab

One of my absolute favorite restaurants in the DMV is Ghar-E-Kabab. Definitely top 5. It may sound like a bold statement given the countless restaurants in the area, but if you’ve been to Ghar-E-Kabab then you know it’s simply delicious. Located in the heart of […]