the other day, a friend asked: when is the last time you did something cultural? i've been pretty uncultured since mila's arrival, but i actually had an answer... we went to three different buddhist temples on our vacation. the first, pictured, a korean temple called #muryangsa just outside of honolulu. monks live on the ground growing veggies, fermenting giant pots of kimchi and holding services. these statues are tribute to the temple's past monks. we also visited a japanese temple in kaneohe called byodo-in, which was cool but more of a tourist location. finally, we went to the buddhist church of san francisco for steven's bachan's memorial service. it was the same place she lived for a while after being released from internment and where she married steven's gichan. now i'm curious about what everyone else's last new or cultural experience was? my friend said he went to a cool exhibit at his local art museum. hoping to be mindful enough to take mila to as many interesting places as possible.