Why I Burp
Hi, my name is Sophia, and I am a human being.
I am real—with real and daily problems, emotions, and thoughts. Here in my blog, I don’t hide or sugarcoat things. You will see me laugh, you will see me excited, happy, and delighted, but you will also see me cry, bitch, grumble, and yes, use the occasional curse words.
I am a college student in Southern California, who somehow foolishly and naively thought she might try to break it into the journalism world. No, I will not ever strike it rich—but I know where my passion lies and I will pursue it. I’m passionate about God, about people, about making a difference, about writing, about food, about experiencing and learning everything I can— and somehow, this blog fits every category mentioned. So yeah, it’s not just a food blog…but then when has food ever just been about food?
After a long struggle with Anorexia, I’ve especially discovered and experienced the many metaphors of food and its functions in life. And that’s where this blog comes along: it’s the chronicle of my adventures and experiments with food within the metaphors of life.
Some other facts about me:
I am Korean, but I moved to Singapore when I was four because my father, a missionary, ministers to the Chinese people. When I turned fourteen, we moved again to America to establish another Chinese church. I guess I would say I am “Korean by nationality and culture, but with Singaporean, Chinese, and American influences significant enough to seriously question that statement.” I speak, write, and read English, Korean, and Chinese: Korean at home with my family, English with friends, Chinese in church.
My favorite food is cheese, sweet potatoes, runny eggs, sandwiches, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and good, artisanal bread, but honestly, I will pretty much eat anything and everything so long as it’s not crap or slimy insects.
I love to cook and experiment with different ingredients, so be prepared for loads of creative recipes. If I had a bit more money, I would eat out more, but I do have occasional restaurant reviews. If you want to treat me lunch, email me.
Why Burp and Slurp? Tell me, have you met any human being who never burps and slurps? Neither have I. Now, did I not say I am a human being?