58. My Sweet Home Grace started to take art classes at LAVC. She took the sketch classes, then moved to acrylic painting, oil painting, and water color. She was good at composing. When several people take the picture of the same object, her photo looks the best. Gradually, we kept only her photos. Her paintings were selected for LAVC annual students exhibitions. One of her professors recommended her work and they..
56. Honeymoon She came with the wedding invitation Eun Kyung made. She went to see my parents and met my siblings. Everyone was open to the idea of us getting married and congratulated us. We decided to get married in April during the spring break. I gave my IEA class take home final and gave myself two weeks of time. She returned to Korea and started to plan the wedding. She picked Olympic Park Hotel and sen..
55. I Met Her Family Now the video call is easy and popular. But we did not have the smart phone then. The handphone was still very convenient. I used to call her on my way to work while I was driving. It would be around 11 o’clock at night for her. I gave her a morning call after my lunch, and I went to bed during her afternoon break. My first gift to her was Norah Jones’ CD, “Come Away With Me.” I still like to li..
54. How I met my wife After a couple of trips to Korea, I formulated my retirement plan. At the age of 55 when I was eligible to retire, I would retire and move back to Korea. States and local governments all had different pension and retirement benefits. Depending on when you were hired, they were different even at the same agency. In my case, I could retire at 50. But the pension amount would be too small. At the a..