I speak from experience when I say Korea loves holidays. I mean, we even celebrate “Pepero Day” on November 11th because four of the standing cookie sticks look like a series of ones. And Pepero celebrates some added coin in the pockets. But when it comes to Valentine’s Day, Korea sees your single holiday and raises you two.Read More
The first time I heard this song, it was a suggested track on Spotify from a playlist of songs I want to write treatments for which includes the original version of Treat You Better by Shawn Mendes. What struck me about this version was how different a story came to mind for me in comparison to the one I had for the original. Not that it didn't essentially have the same theme of one potential partner being a better match for the singer's object of affection or that the tempo didn't suggest a dance video. Rather what I could not get out of my head was essentially remixing the remix.Read More
This week is Valentine’s Day week and your social media feed will undoubtedly be filled with pictures of gifts, gestures, and #RelationshipGoals but I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you the greatest love story I know which became the basis for everything I have done in my writing and which still influences my life in ways I am only beginning to understand. I do want to say that if you decide to read on – and I hope you do – this blog post does contain spoilers to some of my works. But I hope that in reading it, you can understand why I am so moved to write about it.
I want to tell you about my grandparents.Read More