Why are South Korea and China fighting over kimchi?

Let’s get the first thing out of the way: Kimchi is Korean. That should be obvious. Kimchi is Korea’s most iconic food, like how Sushi is Japan’s most iconic food. The outrage between Korean and Chinese netizens stems over whether ‘pao cai’ is actually the same thing as kimchi – it is not. Both Pao Cai… Continue reading Why are South Korea and China fighting over kimchi?

2020: Year in review

Every year, I do a year in review, with highlights and lowlights and a summary so this is my year in review for 2020. Highlights -I traveled back to San Francisco in January and hung out with Tony and my Kong co-workers-My Korean gf came to visit me in January and we went to Banff… Continue reading 2020: Year in review

What do you think about China?

I guess I come from the unique perspective of having been to all the East Asian countries (China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea) and my feelings about China has changed because of this. Roughly 30% of my friends are Chinese and 40% Korean. Before I lived in Korea, I was in China for a few months, visiting… Continue reading What do you think about China?