My first word baby will be out later this month – both in eBook and print format. I wrote it in English and Spanish to honor my origins and pay tribute to my grandpa, Nanito. I’m sharing one of the many special stories he shared with me. This one is close to my heart because it’s a testament to my grandpa's curiosity and willpower.Read More
Ami Kim is a South Korea-based musician, sonic alchemist and spiritual ninja by way of North Carolina. Ami often incorporates influences from American soul, folk, hip-hop, jazz and electronic music into her craft as she explores topics ranging from love, to social equality, to spirituality and metaphysics.Read More
This approaching May marks the 5th anniversary since the departure of my querido grandpa, Nanito. He was one of the most important, perhaps the most important man in my life. He meant the world to me. To commemorate his life, I will publish my first word baby as a tribute to his legacy. This book is a labor of love for my grandpa, for my family, for my community, for myself.Read More
In part II of obscure words you should know, I share 16 more words that resonate deeply with me. Because from time to time, we all need help to convey our overly abstract feelings, thoughts and ideas. Enjoy a worldly journey through the powerful way of words.Read More
Corridos are a narrative style of Mexican music that date back to the Mexican Revolution, in the early 20th century. This genre of music, akin to a ballad, was a way for news of battles and victories to travel from one part of the country to another. Instead of perishing with the war, corridos have evolved over time and adapted to reflect the themes affecting modern life both in Mexico and parts of the US. This style of song remains popular today.
For the blog’s first guest piece, Rob Defina dives into the intricacies of romantic love, S. Korea’s obsession with coupledom, the superficiality that often accompanies these relationships, and SoKo’s conservative take on sex. This marks the beginning of a guest writer series in which a variety of topics will be explored.Read More
The S. Korean Sojourn has already turned one year old! It seems like yesterday I was feeling helpless and clueless, but that’s not so much the case anymore. In part II of my living abroad reflections, I share six more important takeaways.Read More
A year has gone by since I packed up my life and moved to S. Korea, in search of new adventures and self-growth. The past twelve months turned out to be full of rewarding challenges and invaluable learning. In today’s piece, I share six lessons I’ve learned along the way.Read More