The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee

The Girl with Seven Names is my last book for 2017 which crossed over 2018.  Not that I did not find it interesting but because I got tied up with life (basically). In her book, Hyeonseo Lee wrote an extensive account of her life in North Korea, her move to China, her time in South Korea … Continue reading The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee


Inside an Abusive Relationship

"A colleague went to office one day, bruised.  Some of my co-workers witnessed her husband as he hit her in our office parking space.  All took pity but no one dared to approach her to offer help.  The irony is nobody wanted to intrude but kept talking about the incident anyway.  When the same incident … Continue reading Inside an Abusive Relationship

When in New York

My art appreciation is rather basic, if not shallow.  I can make short but not necessarily sharp comments about Renaissance or Contemporary art but I am quite familiar with names like Michaelangelo, Van Gogh, Amorsolo or Picasso.  Aside from slaying my Arts Appreciation class back in my university years, I don't have any idea as … Continue reading When in New York