EMILIANO & JAEHEE
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IMG_0004Valentine morning was unusually colorful. Or was it just me up earlier..?  Beautiful Sun rising. Getting into a week long of Holiday presentation at work, honestly there’s no room for me to think about Valentine or anything else really, and Valentine is not a day that is on my list of things do in general. Chocolate? Naaaaaa.

But guess What I Get from my 2 coolest men!!   The sweet smart free standing Robot Trophy, The LOVE!

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IMG_0082Here’s the better picture of him. Isn’t he so cute? He’s heavy as I always like with anything. I Always associate the weight with the quality. So Emi and Gael did an awesome job by choosing my kind of heavy materials to create the robot!

IMG_0074The heart in magic clay was Gael’s contribution and his power to bring this robot to a life. I just can’t get enough of this! And his sweet and numbered face!

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IMG_0080Robot’s awesome legs, two feet and adorable little bum!

IMG_0073His feet. Check out the cool studs under his right foot.

IMG_0012And the proud and happy winner!

And the Feast follows!

IMG_0027 Fresh Salmon and Tuna Crudo with Lime Lemon Cilantro Rock salt dipping. It melts in your mouth. Soooo Goood!

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IMG_0050What do you call it in a fancy way, the palette cleanser sort of. Truffled Honey and the Truffle Pecorino., the Double Truffle!

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IMG_0055Followed by Truffle gnocchi with Enoki mushroom cream sauce. Creeaammyyy.

IMG_0036Gael’s Duct taped Valentine card for us. The main middle area design is a bird with dotted feathers…  Rocking and Rolling Gael!

IMG_0037Now the after meal dessert!

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Emi, You are the best father Gael can ever have and You are THE Love of my life.

LOvE you both So Much!

Thank you for the best Valentine I ever had!!!

IMG_1488My Birthday lunch on August 10 in Livorno by the sea with Mom and Dad in law, Emi, Gael and me!  As you can see we breath and eat sea food. What can we say?!! We are from the ocean and also as a Korean myself, I am raised on eclectic mix of fish and sea food as much as meat and all the vegetable we sport on every meal of the day.  By the the way, it’s a really hot day in Livorno (I mean this crazy Heat Wave is happening all around the world)…! Gael’s hair is getting longer and longer and it’s so hot so I gave him a nice pony tail, ( he hates it though! He feels like he looks like a girl with a pony tail he says! haha)

IMG_1490Gosh, Gael’s appetite grows bigger and bigger. This is Gael’s only starter!  He has pasta dish coming right up next.

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IMG_1499Here’s my dish! Fresh Tagliorini ( more of linguini on this dish, Tagliorini should be bit thinner) with sweet scampi, musseles, vongole with tomato sauce with chopped Scampi meat. I think adding chopped scampi meat was super successful in this. It added ton of more flavor and great texture. Fresh chopped parcley, garlic… Yum Yum YuuuummmmMMM!

IMG_1501Emi’s. 2 grilled scampis and 2 grilled shrimps. Simple and delicious! Mom and Dad’s got grilled squid too.

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Patiently waiting for Emi and Gael to be back…. See you next year Livorno!

IMG_0098It’s all about making up some time up with Gael and we are having many great little moments together and another year of Effetto Venezia  in Livorno (a week long of important festival of performance, night market, food, art and people to celebrate the canals that remind Venice in Livorno) is just happening right now! And this time, Gael and I are determined to get on the Ferri’s Wheel! Hey, He’s a big 7 and I’m also about to be 38 so we both are big enough to do this and most of all our reunite in Italy after 2 weeks of not seeing each others, it’s a perfect thing to do together!

IMG_0100Bright orange lights and pink cars are just festive as the Effetto Venezia! And We are going to have good old hand made cotton candy for a after ride treat! So excite!!! Hand in hand, we are in the line for our exciting ride!

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IMG_0063No worries… Gael’s right next to me holding my arms tight! We are going up!!!

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IMG_0030Now watch Gael! Ohhh he’s scared and also excite!

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We got on it 3 times in a row and had much much laughs together!!

I missed you so much Gael, mommy loves you…!

Gael turned to 7. Today. June. Twenty Eight.

I can’t believe the little one I squeezed out 7 years ago is now 45″ tall and speaks fluent Italian, ties his shoe laces, does his witty jokes, lost his first tooth moving onto the second one right next to it, has the heart full of love and all the coolness I don’t have to ask for… Truly blessed kid you are. Mom and dad love you. So much. Be who you are as much as you wish to be and how and why or whatever that would be. You will be always my Gael and our Gael. Like grandpa from Korea wrote you, fly as high and high as just like a helicopter he sent you would…!

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After I picked up Gael at Washington avenue corner and walked and played the new pink and yellow $4.99 rubber edged Frisbee ( yes I thought it would be gentle on Gaels fingers) on the side walk as we walk, so we got to stop at every block. Dusk is coming down and it is still beautiful with fully blossomed cherries and more cherries as our neighborhood Clinton Hill slowly blooms together. Our neighborhood-go-to-gardener Charlie’s Tulips, Sister’s Community  hardware’s Daffodils and everyone’s cherries, white cherries, pink cherries and weeping cherries…! And my first day of Celine wedges…  Yeahhh, The Spring is here…!

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Shortly after my brother left us, our dearest sitter Angela got Gael a little betta. Gale loves him  and his name is Fire. Fire had moved from his usual spot in the living room to Gael’s little desk next to his bed, so they can keep a company to each other at night.

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They all look brilliant. They pour they hearts out. Kids are Basquiat.  I thought I would collect all of Gael’s scribbles and drawings and homework and all, but he produces so much between school and home and I stopped collecting them.  So I have only a few around the home. We had Pink Floyd moment with Gael a while ago and now we are having a Basquiat moment. How talented he was! We all know how out of his mind he was but he left us plenty of his unique and most amazing arts.

Not that I’m saying Gael’s talented as he is ( or could he be? ha-ha) but Basquiat had this naive yet complex mind and heart as most of kids do and expressed himself in most beautiful way through his work.

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Basquiat: Self Portrait

iron manGael’s Iron man at 4 years old

sc002b11d6Gael’s “Dada and the Shark”  3 1/2 years old.

sc002acf56Now Gael can write, so he likes to mix up some of rhymes in.

Watch little piece of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, filmed in 1986

basquiat_in_italian_542In Italian, 1983. Acrylic, oil paintstick, and marker on canvas mounted on wood supports, two panels. The Stephanie and Peter Brant Foundation, Greenwich, Connecticut

fa_basquiat2A short documentary by Tamra Davis which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival features one of the last interviews Brooklyn born and raised Basquiat made and some of the only footage of Basquiat in his studio painting and talking about his work. Currently being expanded into a Feature Length Documentary.

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