Sunday Walk, and Mother’s Wide Heart

Sunday Walk

Velvet Red Flower

These are Azaleas, Right?

From the Back

Oil Painting?

Cartwheeling Blooms
(Seriously, I have no idea what flower this is, but the blooms look like they’re cartwheeling.)

Anyone have any idea why the fourth one has bokeh that looks like an oil painting? Shot at 1/1250 sec, ISO 100, f/1.8. No filters. Post-processed in Lightroom using punch preset, adjusting contrast and white balance. Looked like an oil painting straight off the memory card. Is this just a case of catching the light at the right time and right angle?

Mother’s Wide Heart
“I need to learn Korean because I want to speak with your family,” I said to Good Man, several weeks ago.

“OK,” Good Man replied, “but you speak a lot of Korean and it is not only your responsibility. My family could learn.”

I shook my head. “Your mother is old. And I met you in Korea. I am marrying into your culture because I met you in your country. It is my job to learn how to communicate with your mother. It is not her job to accommodate me.”

“Well, you may know there are many foreigners married to Koreans who can not communicate with their in-laws.”

“I know. I don’t want to be one of them,” I said.

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I am really growing to adore Mother.

We had a video chat with Mother and Sister last night. For some reason I ended showing them my Hanja 100 book and Sister and Mother became excited. Then Sister held up some books.

Apparently Mother has bought three 3030 English books. The 3030 series uses the selling point Study English 30 Minutes a Day for 30 Days and You Can… She bought the Speak Like an American Kindergartener, Speak Like an American Elementary Student, and Speak Like an American Middle School Student books. She did not get the Date an American one. ㅋㅋ

I was touched when I saw that. I was so touched that I went and wrote about it in Korean. ^^