I traveled throughout Asia, taught the most adorable children you'll ever meet, and made friends from around the globe. The Koreans I met were friendly, and South Korea is an exciting up-and-coming force in technology, entertainment, and music "Gangnam Style," anyone? My experience was largely positive.
Facebook Twitter Email. Editor's Note — This story is part of a series highlighting superlatives of countries and cities around the world. CNN — For such a small country -- it ranks th in the world for total arearight behind Iceland -- South Korea sure is in the news a lot.
Teenage years are all about crushes. Crushes so deep you wanted to inhabit the other person, be inside their skin, see the world through their eyes. Before there was Pinterest or Tumblr, we used actual bulletin boards made out of cork, and we would pin our on-screen crushes on them with little pushpins.
We American parents do not want to cling to our children. We fear we will cripple them emotionally, and they will not "make it" on their own. Most of us do not assume our children will support us when we are old, and most dare not expect to live with them when we can no longer care for ourselves. We require no specific obligations from our children beyond a vaguely defined respect that includes burying us.
They met in grad school, got married and produced me, then moved to Louisiana when I was four. It was a small-ish town, predominantly white, and the only Korean outside of my family who I can remember seeing regularly was the lady who ran the tiny Korean grocery store. There was one other Korean girl in my school but she was several years younger than me, and in any case, I was shy and eccentric, living half in my head most of the time as I imagined myself in the worlds of all my favorite books and TV shows.
Teenage years are all about crushes. Crushes so deep you wanted to inhabit the other person, be inside their skin, see the world through their eyes. Before there was Pinterest or Tumblr, we used actual bulletin boards made out of cork, and we would pin our onscreen crushes on them with little pushpins.
Growing up in Vancouver, WA a predominantly white areaI remember feeling a discomfort toward my features. This adjective was supposedly meant as a compliment, but the meaning of that word is "introduced from another country, not native to the place where found. We are not anchored in the same way, making it easy for us to lose our identities or feel lost trying to navigate the intersection between our cultures.
That, as you can imagine, is a whole lot of people about 1. So a part of me understands the reason why friends and strangers alike assume that I am Chinese. Ahead, here's a list of other generalizations and misconceptions we should really wrap our heads around:.
My friend Megan is, by traditional standards, gorgeous. Her hair gleams, she tiptoes on the line between svelte and bean-pole skinny with the finesse of a dancer, and she has that agreed-upon indicator of Tumblr "thinspiration" perfection, the unattainable "thigh gap," without even trying. Let me rephrase: for all that the so-called "model minority" has made gains in educational attainment, income level, or public regard in the United States, we have done shockingly little to proactively cast away antiquated beliefs on gender and physical attractiveness -- the kind of beliefs that kept women's feet bound until the early 20th century.
This study used the qualitative descriptive method. Twenty KAAs aged 11 to 14 years and their 21 parents participated in in-depth, face-to-face interviews. Qualitative content analysis revealed that KAAs and their parents reported similar views regarding acculturative stress experienced by KAAs: peer relationships, being treated differently or unfairly, pressure to excel academically and be successful, and strained parentchild relationships.