#tbt: Doggie backpack, Korean mom-style



Kahlua LOVES to ride around the house like this. My mom will just carry him while she goes about her chores. They are perfect for each other.

This is also how my mom carried me when I was a baby (I need to dig up a picture). Now that’s talent – just a blanket wrapped and tied securely enough to be a comfy little puppy (or baby) carrier.

Edit: Apparently this is called a podaegi (포대기), and while my mom just used a blanket and the sash of a robe, there are fancy custom-made ones which can be purchased online.

When life hands you lemons, start a blog.

I woke up this morning to a Google Now notification telling me it was time to leave for my flight to Alicante, Spain. As an American, I’m not used to having an Easter holiday, so I was pretty excited when my tennis instructor planned a tennis camp for all her students for that time. Five days of lounging around by the pool and taking the occasional tennis lesson in sunny Spain sounded glorious. But I wasn’t on that flight this morning — about two months ago I tore my ACL “skiing” in Davos (more on that someday) and it kinda ruined all my plans.

I moved to Switzerland less than a year ago, and spending two of eleven months obsessing about a knee wasn’t exactly how I thought I’d spend my time. While I wouldn’t say that if I had the choice that I’d do it all over again, I have appreciated the opportunity to reflect on my life and learn more about myself and those around me. I’m looking forward to sharing my experience as a hapa daughter to a hyperactive, overprotective Korean mom and quiet, Southern vet dad, health and wellness, living abroad, dealing with an injury and healthcare in a foreign country, and anything else that strikes my fancy.

I hope my musings are interesting to some folks, and I’d love to hear from people! During my first week of injury I had lots of time to read blogs – especially those about ACL recoveries –  and for the first time began to get a feel for the community that bloggers cultivate online. Hoping I can make some friends here as well 🙂