Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Quiet, Short Goodbye

...For now...

In the meantime, I'm experimenting with two projects.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

News Anchor Talks about Brain Tumor

I just watched this thanks to a friend on Facebook. It really touched me. I don't know if it's because I am far away from my family, living out our decision that allows me to pursue my career...or something else.

I do find myself thinking that my face defines me. Or that my job defines me. What really defines me? My family. And, so... tonight, I'd rather be in a blizzard then at a beach. But... tomorrow is another day.

The anchor I'm talking about is Kathi Goertzen. She is at KOMO in Seattle, and her aggressive brain tumor has made some visible changes to her appearance. She seems so poised, and I really enjoyed listening to her. My dad had a brain tumor a few years ago, and it was life changing for our family. That's another story.

Well, watch... listen...and learn. Also, I love the way the reporter wrote a poem for her in his track. I think it's beautiful.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood visit the Coast

Funny thing about parents. They get older, and they like to travel.

When I lived in North Carolina 9 years ago, my parents never came for a visit. My mother reminded me it was because she was paying all of my bills. Thanks, Mom.

They're now about two years away from retirement... did you know that this place is one of the best places in the country for retirees? Hmmm...

It was really cute to watch them get a kick out of walking on the beach, driving a golf cart around an island... and picking up sea shells. Oh yea, and eating seafood was a lot of fun, too.

What's the saying? Absence makes the heart grow fonder? I miss my parents very much. I have always been close to them, but it was really hard for me to say goodbye this week. I couldn't wait to leave Missouri (no offense), but I still miss it. Dammit.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Glee Star is a Korean adoptee

Okay... so I've been way out of the loop. But, my new favorite person is Jenna Ushkowitz. She looked stunning at the Golden Globes last night... and when I looked at her name, I thought "she has to be either adopted... or married... or her father has to be a non-Korean person..."

Isn't it funny how we adoptees go through all of the scenarios? I have this conversation with adoptive families all the time... We want to ask, but it feels so wrong.

Anyway, on a side note... the all-knowing Wikipedia page called Jenna a "Korean-American." As an adoptee, I always feel like that's weird.

Do any other adoptees/adoptive families feel that way? The reason I say this... is because... when I was at the University of Kansas, there was a Korean Student Association and an Asian American Student Union. The AASU was for anyone. The KSA was for Korean international students. So, I've always separated the two in my head-- I like to say I'm Korean-born. I get all weird when I call myself a Korean-American. Even though, I am Korean. Does that make any sense?

I'd just like to know what other people think.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Photo Shoot with Brownie Harris

I've been so blessed to work with great people... but today I was a bit intimidated.

This afternoon, I worked with Brownie Harris.

You may not know him by name, but Brownie is a well-known photographer who spent nearly 30 years in New York shooting news makers and celebrities. He moved to Wilmington several years ago and still travels the country for work and network interviews.

{Learn more about Brownie's famous photo shoots}

These are some of his pics (Miles Davis, Sophia Loren and John F. Kennedy, Jr.) One of Brownie's pictures even ended up as a book cover.

I think, perhaps, one of the greatest things about Brownie's work is not about famous people. Brownie leads a project called Hearts Apart for military families.

He takes great portraits of our service men and women and their families free of charge. It's a project that's growing... and he's even looking for a few good photographers in Springfield. I told him there were plenty.

{See Brownie on Fox News}

Anyway, here's an early pic from our morning session (I'm not sure if it's been photoshopped yet!) I'm here with my extremely talented co-anchor, Jon. I miss everyone back in Missouri, but I am enjoying being on the East Coast!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

NYE 2010

I usually give my top 10 things of 2010... but I'm too busy right now! Erika, Mike and Jim are here right now... this morning, we ran the Resolution 5K at the beach!

Happy New Year!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Don't Text While Driving Documentary... set in MO

This made me cry. Seriously. It's compelling on its own, but I was also intrigued because it centers around people in Missouri.

Watch and learn!