First Visit to South Korea (December 2002-January 2003)

Apartment complex. Not everyone has a front yard and backyard with swimming pool, but the homeless rate is low.
Often, these complexes have schools inside for the dwelling families children.
Each apartment has a loudspeaker that cannot be shut off. The loudspeaker broadcasts community news anytime from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The message might be: "vendors coming tomorrow to sell things", "special meal for retired people", or "please show your national flag for Memorial Day".

Fabulous meal with Kang family in the countryside restaurant. A complete meals means the table is completely full of dishes.

Space is tight in Korea, and people do a lot of sophisticated parking, so a precision rear-view mirror is common.

Meanwhile, back in the U.S.

Returning to Korea for a New Year's meal and video.

Mr. and Mrs. Kang

Pastor Kim and Hanjun.

Sarah's graduation photo from kindergarten.

At the dog meat restaurant with a bottle of rice wine.

Back in the U.S., an important Korea snack.

Sister-in-law and mother of two

Traditional dancing at a restaurant


A vendor of "yut", which is sugar-cane taffy. The knife both cuts the pieces and is used as a noise-maker to advertise the product.

The subway has everything: art, libraries, bookstores, vending machines, televisions, meeting rooms, and fountains.
During subway rides, more people are conversing with their cell phones than with each other.