Korean Bodega is:
(1) a song by the Fun Lovin’ Criminals, (2) what my North and South Korean-by-way-of-Argentina parents used to own (before “upgrading” to a grocery store), and (3) a blog about the world through the lens of a Korean-American writer from NYC. Peruse the “aisles,” where you’ll find posts about life in Boston vs NYC, foodstuffs and drinkstuffs, literary matters, Korean and Asian-American issues, how-to’s on practical matters, and other miscellany.
I assure you there’s a method to the randomness. Just as the Korean grocer stocks fresh flowers in the front, and canisters of fried onions and boxes of tampons on the same shelf in the back, so too is there a good reason why here you’ll find posts re, say, the novelist Jonathan Franzen alongside a how-to on selling your used crap on Craigslist.. Stay and “window-shop” at your leisure; hopefully you’ll find it worth your while.
I am a freelance writer, university lecturer, and occasional bag packer. I was born and raised in NYC and divide my time between NYC and Boston.
My writing has been published in the New York Times, the Guardian, Slice Magazine, the Korea Times, Seoul Magazine, and other outlets. I was also the blogger behind New Yorker in Seoul, where I received healthy dosages of hate mail. I am currently at work on a novel called Jane, a modern-day rewrite of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre.
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