Friday, September 23, 2011

Happy Birthday, Little Sister!

Today (it's finally the same day in Korea and America, for the next few hours!) is my little sister's birthday. Welcome to the late twenties, the water's fine!

The flower was photographed on my iPhone in Beijing. My sister's favorite color as a child was purple, and while this flower is more fuchsia than a real purple, it's still in the purple family. Also, the brighter green leaves look like perilla leaves, sometimes called shiso (깻잎, pronounced something like ggaetnip, or ggaet-neep). My sister loves ggaetnip (I do not).

I love you, sister of mine.