Christmas is less than a week away, and now, more than ever, people wonder and ask me, “Hey, Sung, you’re Korean, right? What do your people celebrate? Christmas? Chinese Christmas? Is there a specific Asian or Buddhist Christmas? Korean Hanukkah? Early Yom Kippur? Some sort of second Groundhog’s Day? Do you even acknowledge the birth of Jesus Christ?”
True bliss is the ability to sing “Jingle Bells” at the top of your lungs and really mean it. True shame is the inability to stop. The mash up of Smokey Robinson of vocals while Queen and David Bowie provide the back drop is somewhere in-between true bliss and true shame.
October 20 would have been Tom Petty’s birthday. He missed it by 18 days. On the other hand, David Bowie died on January 10, two days after his birthday. Who is greater enlightened? The one who dies just before growing older, or the one who dies just after?