Post by legitimategolf on Apr 18, 2021 15:43:09 GMT
Lately I cannot seem to escape mentions of the indie rock band Japanese Breakfast, a group fronted by Michelle Zauner, an American born to Korean mother and white American dad. Anyways she is also the author of a newly published memoir titled "Crying In H-Mart", which caught my attention as both an H-Mart customer and having also lost a parent recently.
She is also a devotee of Emily "Maangchi" Kim, the popular Korean cooking authority on Youtube, who I am finding out has become something of a guru slash surrogate mother figure for scores of disaffected Korean-Americans and other westerners of Korean heritage such as Michelle Zauner, who writes about the struggle to hold on to a Korean identity in the aftermath of her mother's untimely death.
Hey - glad to see her mentioned on here. I went to a Japanese Breakfast concert here in Singapore back in March of 2019. Was really fun. Read the excerpt (I guess?) from the book published in the New Yorker back in 2018 too. Will have to get a copy now that it's out.