It all started the summer of 2000. Being a kid at home by myself for the summer, I watched a LOT of TV. Especially cartoons. Then the fateful day came when I stumbled upon a Sailor Moon marathon. I was hooked instantly. To this day I can still sing every word to that theme song. Over the next 10 years, I occasionally watch an anime or 12. Fast forward to 2010, my husband called me over to watch a music video with him. It was “Good Girl, Bad Girl” by Miss A. And thus began my love of K-pop. I slowly became more and more interested in the Korean culture. I watched videos with really crappy subs of Korean variety shows and laughed until my sides hurt. August 2012 began my next stage in Korean obsession. While watching a video from the Top 100 K-pop Billboard Charts, I heard a song that I just couldn’t get out of my head. “Carry on” by Ali from the Faith OST. They had picture of Lee Min Ho as the background for the song.
After a few weeks of listening to the song, I got very curious about why there wasn’t a video with it, just the picture. I did a quick Google search and found out that the song was from Faith. This caught my attention and I decided that I would see what Korean Dramas were all about. Just as with Sailor Moon 12 years before, Faith and Korean Dramas hooked their claws into me. I have been trying to spread my feelers into Japanese Dramas and Taiwanese Dramas.
For as long as I can remember I have loved all Asian style foods. Chinese, Thai, Korean, Japanese; you name it, I’ll try it. I especially love trying to recreate an amazing dish back at home. As an All-American white girl who grew up with only American style cooking at home, this has been a fun test for me. I am continuing to branch out, trying new dishes from many different countries.
I hope that you enjoy this journey with me as I try all sorts of new things and the thought bubbles that come with.