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Taking my mother back to Taiwan

Taking my mother back to Taiwan

It was raining in Northern Taiwan the day our plane landed at Taoyuan Airport. The blue pall that hung in the sky contrasted with the harsh yellow glow of the terminal. My mother, unsure of the...

A Nintendo geek’s week in Japan

A Nintendo geek’s week in Japan

As the Airbus A380-- the largest commercial aircraft in the world-- took off from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), my anxious self became one with the altitude. In other words, I was experiencing an all-time high; I’d be landing in Japan in under 20 hours....

My experiences in Thailand

My experiences in Thailand

Who would have ever expected a girl from East Los Angeles to win an all-expense paid trip to Thailand? Here I am, two weeks back from Thailand with so many things to say. When I left Los Angeles, I only expected to learn about Buddhism. It is impossible to explain the...

Luis Valente earns trip to Japan

Luis Valente earns trip to Japan

Feelings of comfort and reassurance are hard to come by in large metropolitan areas. The outskirts of Los Angeles have been my home for the entirety of my life, but despite this, I’ve never felt comfortable in the hustle-and-bustle of downtown Los Angeles like I...

Monica Hernandez earns trip to Thailand

Monica Hernandez earns trip to Thailand

  Religion has been a huge factor in my life; being born into a Catholic family I was taught to worship God, Jesus, and the Virgin Mary. Living in a neighborhood highly populated by Latinos and Central Americans I am not culturally enriched. I enjoy learning...

Meet the students selected for a free trip to Asia!

Meet the students selected for a free trip to Asia!

Monica Hernandez and Luis Valente are the winners of the second annual Discover Asia Correspondent Contest, sponsored by Korean Air. They will each receive an expense-paid five-day, six-night trip courtesy of Korean Air to the destination of their choice in Asia to...

Reflections of a lucky girl

Reflections of a lucky girl

Last February, my English professor at Chapman University encouraged me to enter the Los Angeles Times Asia Correspondent Contest sponsored by Korean Airlines.  To my complete surprise my essay submission was awarded a prize of two, round-trip tickets to fly to any...

Meet the college student selected for a free trip to Asia!

Meet the college student selected for a free trip to Asia!

We are excited to announce that Elizabeth Wong is the college winner of the Discover Asia Correspondent Contest. Elizabeth will  receive an expense-paid five-day, six-night trip courtesy of Korean Air to the destination of their choice in Asia to explore a topic of...

Meet the high school students selected for a free trip to Asia!

Meet the high school students selected for a free trip to Asia!

We are excited to announce that Jesus Estrada and Sonny Jefferson are the winners of the Discover Asia Correspondent Contest. They will each receive an expense-paid five-day, six-night trip courtesy of Korean Air to the destination of their choice in Asia to explore a...