To celebrate Korean Parents’ Day (May 8th) and American Mothers’ Day (May 11th) this year, I made this from video I had taken with my mom during a trip to Hong Kong last year. Full of inside jokes and fun memories, it probably isn’t entertaining to anyone but us, but I thought I’d share it anyway.
We shopped on Sportswear Street, at the Jade Market, Temple Street Night market, ifc, and Ladies Market. My friend, Brandon, recommended Tim Ho Wan in the IFC Mall (one floor down from the Airport Express train check in).
My mom and I are having the best time in Hong Kong. We rode a cable car to the Big Buddha, shopped at the outlets, took a ferry to Macau, and walked the Avenue of Stars. So much more I want to do, but we only have three days left!
My mother and I have landed in Hong Kong. I had such a good time last time that I visited, that I’m not sure where to start this time. I want to show her everything; it’s so overwhelming. Off to start our first day!
Parents’ Day (어버이날) was May 8th. My mom and I celebrated the weekend before with a walk around Busan, including a trip to Costco. We had a great time. I consider my mom my best friend, and I feel confident that I could tell her and talk to her about anything. Not just this day, but every day, I want to tell her I love her. Our relationship has not been and is not perfect, but with its imperfections, it is perfect for us.
My first weekend in Korea was a three-day weekend because of the holiday, Independence Movement Day. I went to Busan to visit my mother. I hadn’t seen her in a year. It was amusing to have her fret over me, watching her analyze my every move, continuously criticizing me and my life choices —but in a loving way that only a Korean mom can do.