While it hasn’t been too long since I featured @JunDishes in the Twitter Spotlight, she has been doing so much, particularly with her new venture Rice House that I was eager to bring you up to date.
From Jun, three new things:
1 – I opened the very first Korean restaurant, a takeaway joint, in Flanders: Rice House.
Aside from finances, Rice House is helping me share some of the Korean culture through food and conversations, with people here in Belgium. There are people still who associate Korea with only Kim Jong Un. Korea is about more than the division between North and South Korea. This is important to me because my son is half-Korean and at barely two-and-a-half, he recognizes already the Korean flag which adorns so much of Rice House.
At home I raise Noah as a trilingual child of mixed heritage, but Rice House now makes it easier to show that to him in a real way.
It has been so hard to find men to feature in the Twitter Spotlight. Maybe you have noticed the imbalance. There have been some, like Isaiah Mustafa and Matt Feige and Rod Benson, but the female-male ratio has to be 4:1.
Fortunately for us, today’s Twitter Spotlight participant Lance Burson is used to being a man outnumbered by women. In fact, he has blogged about it.
Things aren’t much different at home where he lives with four women. In his spare time, Lance writes. He is the author of three books.
Linda teaches English in Riga and I can’t help but think of her as brave. Latvia doesn’t seem like the warmest place in temperature and, well, temperament. But Linda soldiers on, and with great humor. Continue reading →
Joey as she’s known, warns us from the start: hers is one of those “disgustingly blissful” marriages. And even when Joey is speaking honestly about the messiness of being a parent, you can tell she has plenty of love and pride too.
Our lives are quite different but I was drawn in by her writing. This woman is strong–you only need to read about her harrowing delivery of beautiful twinsEtta and Claire to gain an inkling of that strength.
Any time I need a lift, I watch this video of Claire walking. You see, Claire has Spina Bifida so this walking thing took extra practice. Look at her go!
After a month-long hiatus, the Twitter Spotlight is here to [hopefully] entertain you and to introduce you to another Twitter friend. I hope to get back to weekly posts with time but that counts on the punctuality of my lovely subjects so we’ll see!