Jane Kim, Why Are You Still Single?
San Francisco Examiner
During a campaign event in San Francisco with Mayor Ed Lee, District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim fielded an unusual question from a constituent.
While the mayor and supervisor talked to residents and merchants on 16th Street, a Chinese shopkeeper at Sam’s Shoe Services asked Supervisor Kim why she isn’t married. Kim laughed about the question after leaving the shop. Her answer? “I’m working really hard at City Hall,” she said.
Drug Dealing, Counterfeiting, Smuggling: How North Korea Makes Money
To learn more about the country’s illegal exports, we spoke with Ma Young Ae, a defector who used to work as a North Korean spy. Ma now lives in Virginia where she runs a North Korean restaurant. But back in Pyongyang she was one of the country’s elites.
Ma worked for Kim Jong Il’s internal police force. Her job was was to track down drug smugglers. That sounds like pretty normal law enforcement, except for one difference. She was supposed to stop small-time Korean drug dealers in order to protect the biggest drug dealer in the country: the North Korean government.
Check out our May 2009 feature story on former spy Young Ae Ma.
Edgewater woman pleads guilty for role in Palisades Park-based fraud ring
An Edgewater woman pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing identities and defrauding banks and other commercial entities out of more than $1.2 million, authorities said.
Chun-O Kim, 45, admitted to being the principal owner of a company that was created to obtain lines of credit and commercial loans, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said in a statement. Kim admitted falsifying and forging a number of financial documents, including tax returns and professional certifications, that are used to validate a person’s qualifications for jobs.
Kimchi Cult brings Korean staple to street food battle
Street food vendor Kimchi Cult is on a mission to bring this staple of Korean food to the British masses.
While competition is fierce in the emerging London street food scene, Danny O’Sullivan and Sarah Hogg have carved out a niche with their Korea-inspired sliders, or miniature hamburgers.
Jersey City violinist Jennifer Choi performing at Governor’s Island
The Jersey Journal
When Jersey City violinist Jennifer Choi draws her bow, she isn’t just making music – she’s creating art.
“If you went into a museum and see a painting – it’s very understandable to you. A bowl of fruit, flowers,” said the 35-year-old. “The next thing is something exceptional that makes you think outside the box, like a field in the middle of a museum. You have to interpret that.
Defending Women’s Am Champ Kang Advances To Third Round
Defending champion Danielle Kang, 18, of Westlake Village, Calif., holed a 9-iron shot for an eagle to eliminate Emma Talley, 17, of Princeton, Ky., in the second round of match play Thursday of the 2011 U.S. Women’s Amateur at the 6,399-yard, par-71 Rhode Island Country Club.
Kang’s stellar shot on the 364-yard, par-4 14th hole ended the match, 6 and 4.
Stephanie Kono, 21, of Honolulu ended the hopes of another youngster, 14-year-old Lydia Ko of New Zealand, 3 and 2. Kono went 1 up at the third hole and used three birdies to steadily advance against Ko, who was co-medalist in stroke-play qualifying.
Metuchen’s Kim credits family for his success
The Sentinel (N.J.)
It’s never a surprise to hear high school athletes credit family support as an important factor for their success. Peter Kim believes he couldn’t be among the top golfers in the state without his family.
It’s no wonder, then, that the Metuchen High School junior felt a “huge sense of satisfaction and gratitude” toward his parents when he won his first American Junior Golf Association tournament two years ago at age 13.
Foes No Longer Fear Korea Without Park Ji-sung
Manchester United star Park Ji-sung’s name seems to be popping up even more whenever the national team plays now that he has retired from international duty.
In Korea’s first match against archrival Japan since Park hung up his boots, the team suffered a crushing 0-3 defeat on Wednesday. In contrast, when the two sides met in May last year for a friendly match, Park managed to shake off four defenders to find the back of the net, causing the Saitama Stadium to fall into a hushed, almost reverential silence.
South Korea military faces ‘barracks culture’
Becoming a man means becoming a soldier – at least that is what the army in South Korea says. But a spate of deaths is leading some to call for wholesale change in the way the military operates.
Hak Ju Lee Promoted To Double-A
The Tampa Bay Rays’ highly-touted prospect Hak Ju Lee was promoted to Double-A on Wednesday as the shortstop had been tearing it up in high Single-A.
Lee, one of the key prospects acquired by the Rays in the Matt Garza trade during the winter, was hitting .317 with four home runs, 22 RBIs, 81 runs scored and an .831 OPS in 398 at-bats with Charlotte. Although he runs well, Lee was only successful on 28 of 42 steal attempts, a subpar 66.67 percent success rate. His hitting success though was impressive considering the Florida State League favors pitchers. He got on base at a .389 clip, which helped him use his legs to score a boatload of runs.
Squatting for your rights in Hong Kong
Two Korean artists want Hong Kong people to take up squatting as an artistic and political activity. That’s squatting as in occupying an abandoned space, not doing exercises to strengthen your butt.
Hong Kong community arts group Woofer Ten hosted Korean husband-and-wife artist-activists Kim Youn Hoan and Kim Kang in July. While in Hong Kong, the Kims explored the potential for squatting in our city’s vacant spaces.