Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim‘s estate is called Stargazer, and in her garden, she has planted a lot of Stargazer Lilies. This time of year, her garden is exploding with the beautiful Stargazer flowers, and the strong, sweet scent permeates the air. She explains why these flowers are so important to her:
“When I was a little girl, my parents rejected me as a curse to the family, since I was a girl – the firstborn – a girl, born on the lunar New Year – how horrible!
So, my father used to get drunk, almost every night, and was abusing me on a daily basis. Because of me, he wouldn’t get his inheritance. Because of me, he was an outcast in the village. I was the root of all his problems!
He would always send me down to the local equivalent of a liquor store, and had me…
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