June 20, 2021

About the author

Park Ji Woo

Park Ji Woo is author of the “North Korean in New York” series. She left North Korea in the mid 2000s and is now living in New York City, New York.

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A North Korean in New York City says goodbye

A North Korean in New York City says goodbye

"Living in the U.S. makes me feel equal to others"

A North Korean in New York City says goodbye
Park Ji Woo
Park Ji Woo August 11, 2013
North Korean Movies VS NYC Summer Blockbusters

North Korean Movies VS NYC Summer Blockbusters

"I would like to share my favorite movies with my father, such as The Matrix, Titanic, and Shrek. I would like to take him to the theaters in Seoul, just like he did in North Korea when I was a child."

North Korean Movies VS NYC Summer Blockbusters
Park Ji Woo
Park Ji Woo June 28, 2013
North Korean tips on how to survive New York City summers

North Korean tips on how to survive New York City summers

"In North Korea I had never seen an air conditioner; I had never even heard of it."

North Korean tips on how to survive New York City summers
Park Ji Woo
Park Ji Woo June 21, 2013
A North Korean Loves New York City Summer Fashion

A North Korean Loves New York City Summer Fashion

"New York City and North Korean fashion color palettes are very similar!"

A North Korean Loves New York City Summer Fashion
Park Ji Woo
Park Ji Woo June 15, 2013
A North Korean goes to Disneyland

A North Korean goes to Disneyland

"I would not have visited the U.S. and explored so many great places, if my mother had not escaped North Korea"

A North Korean goes to Disneyland
Park Ji Woo
Park Ji Woo June 7, 2013
Broadway Shows and North Korean Operas

Broadway Shows and North Korean Operas

"I think I would rather watch North Korean operas because at least I can understand them"

Broadway Shows and North Korean Operas
Park Ji Woo
Park Ji Woo May 30, 2013
From racial bias to loving Harlem: A North Korean in New York

From racial bias to loving Harlem: A North Korean in New York

"I have to admit that I had a big racial bias before coming to New York City"

From racial bias to loving Harlem: A North Korean in New York
Park Ji Woo
Park Ji Woo May 24, 2013
Holidays in New York City and North Korea – The Differences

Holidays in New York City and North Korea – The Differences

'On my way home from Thanksgiving in New York City, I thought of my father and my younger sister back in North Korea'

Holidays in New York City and North Korea – The Differences
Park Ji Woo
Park Ji Woo May 3, 2013
NYC Street Food VS North Korean Market Food

NYC Street Food VS North Korean Market Food

"My favorite street food in New York City is the Halal food truck - I like their food because it's similar to Korean fried rice with meat"

NYC Street Food VS North Korean Market Food
Park Ji Woo
Park Ji Woo April 24, 2013
A North Korean In New York: An Introduction

A North Korean In New York: An Introduction

A North Korean now living in New York City tells NK NEWS How She Initially Left the DPRK

A North Korean In New York: An Introduction
Park Ji Woo
Park Ji Woo April 24, 2013