And My Mom’s Favorite Seattle Seahawks Player Is…

Feb 01

And My Mom’s Favorite Seattle Seahawks Player Is…

Surprisingly, my little Korean mom has a favorite Seattle Seahawks player. Who does she prefer to root for? In her words, “Quarter big mouth ha ha.”

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Mom Misses the Point

Feb 01

Mom Misses the Point

A while back, I was reading a magazine when I saw a sidebar mention that South Koreans face extinction by the year 2750 unless they improve their “ultra-low” fertility rate.

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Mom Insists, ‘Let There Be Cake’

Jul 30

Mom Insists, ‘Let There Be Cake’

The wedding planning is underway, which means my opinionated, stubborn Korean mom has many angry directives about how the day should unfold. Her non-negotiable? Cake.

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Mom Bets on the Seahawks

Feb 03

Mom Bets on the Seahawks

Jason and I were settling in to watch the Seattle Seahawks face off against the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl when I received a text from an unexpected fan.

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That One Time Mom Accidentally Briefly Had a Facebook Account

Jan 23

That One Time Mom Accidentally Briefly Had a Facebook Account

Mom added me on Facebook, setting off a brief but terrifying several-hour-long stretch where I contemplated how difficult it would be to fake my own death and start over in a far-reaching corner of the world.

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Mom Approves of My Bargain Chinese Food

Jan 08

Mom Approves of My Bargain Chinese Food

If it’s one thing my mom will always support me on, it’s scoring a ton of good food for cheap. In December, I traveled with Jason down to San Francisco to attend his company’s Christmas party. That weekend, we enjoyed the sunny, mild weather, by walking over to Chinatown to gorge ourselves on inexpensive dim sum and Chinese pastries. We found a sketchy restaurant and loaded up on a ton of food for a laughable amount of money, then hit up a Chinese bakery for some cocktail buns to stuff ourselves even more. Figuring my mother would appreciate my bargain binge-eating, I texted her:   And to my delight, she responded with this short but sweet gem:   Good life,...

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Mom Goes to “Vagas” (Very Cold)

Jan 06

Mom Goes to “Vagas” (Very Cold)

Like practically all older Asian people, my mom enjoys the occasional gambling bender and likes to go to Las Vegas once a year to hit the slots. In December she took a trip to Vegas with my stepdad for a little R&R. Naturally, I didn’t know about this trip because she never tells me anything, but since she’s no longer completely tech-illiterate, she did text me out of the blue while still on vacation with this picture and the accompanying message: She explained her Yeti Pimp wardrobe choice with a follow-up text:   Mom sure does love her trips to...

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