My colleague Kanwal Singh Bakshi shared this photograph taken at the Bhartiya Samaj Charitable trust 68th Independence Day celebrations. Here I am with Kanwal and Hon Judith Collins, Dr Jian Yang and Dr Cam Calder.
The Korean Women’s Association started a Zumba Class four years ago with just a handful of Korean women. Little did they know back then that the classes would grow so much that they now have four classes that are attended by men and women who enjoy getting fit. I joined them to celebrate their 4th birthday, I wasn’t quite dressed for a Zumba class but I did give it a try!! Photos courtesy of YoungRie Rho
KVA veterans recently marked the 61st commemoration of armistice in Korea, my country of birth. I am always humbled and privileged to call them "dads" because it was their bravery, their honourable service and noble sacrifice that has given birth to the modern Korea and people like me. Thank you. I am so proud to know you all. And once again I bow my head to you out of respect, gratitude and LOVE.
It's always a pleasure to attend events like these which celebrate New Zealand's diversity and excellence in our communities. I joined Minister Hon Nikki Kaye for this wonderful celebration of vibrant music and dance. We also heard a very heartfelt speech from a young woman who told of her struggle with abuse and addiction and how she has managed to escape the downward spiral, it was truly inspirational.