Violet Kim (of K-town Reality Show) Interview: All Violet Everything
We follow you on Instagram and you’re definitely a foodie. Where’s your favorite place to eat at and why?
I wouldn’t say foodie cause that term categorizes me in a place I don’t think I belong. I’m more of a “piglet,” a person who loves eat anything and everything delicious. I don’t have one favorite place to eat because I have a tendency to overdo things. If I like something I will have it everyday for a couple weeks until I’m over it. I like variety so I like to frequent places that have an extensive menu. I have been frequenting Beer Belly A LOT lately, they have yummy food and the most important, alcohol.
I love to cook! My specialty is Korean cuisine, from galbi jjim, all the jigaes, dahk do ri tang, go deung uh Jo rim, name it, I make it. I also make a killer bolognese sauce, but it goes over rice as oppose to pasta.
I don’t have a choice (laughs) having a kid would be pretty hard to keep a secret and that would make me a bad mom! I think the key to being the best mom is to be the mom I feel comfortable being. There is no right or wrong way, as long as I do what I feel is right in my heart. I realized I can’t listen to other people’s opinion and or compare my situation to others because we are all in different circumstances. It was a HUGE struggle at first because I was so young but over the years, I matured and came to the conclusion that it’s just between Tyler and I, when he’s with me. I talk to him openly about everything and give him the freedom to do the same. Open communication, honesty and showing vulnerability when things get rough, there are no hidden agendas between us. It also helps that my ex husband and I get along, makes it so much easier to have a child from an amicable divorce.
Do you let him watch the show?
I showed him the “meet the cast” video because he knows about the show, but I told him that he wasn’t allowed to watch it. I explained to him that it was an adult show and it wouldn’t be appropriate for him to watch, but once I see all the episodes, I will determine if there are some that he can. Weeks pass by and i find out that the smart little guy that he is, searched my name on YouTube.com and watched the show. I got upset and yelled at him for going against me. I had to justify my actions, explain to him thoroughly about the show and make sure that he understood that this behavior was not tolerated from a child. I have a way of reprimanding my son, I always explain everything. For example, when he got in trouble for using a bad word in school last year, I told him that he was not allowed to use it until he knew how to drive and knew what it meant. Then, I asked him if he thought mommy and daddy were bad parents, and when he answered no, I went on to say, “using words like that doesn’t make you sound cool, they make you sound like you have horrible parents, so don’t use them please.” He abided.
Something else I picked up on Instagram is it seems like you’re a really fun mom. I see you taking your son out on some really fun ‘dates’. Can you tell us about one of your or his favorite outings?
Thank you, that’s such a compliment! I try to do as many activities with him because I do only have him on the weekends. I remember growing up, my memories with my parents were when we went places and saw things. I wouldn’t want Tyler to grow up not having any memories with me since he does live with his father most of the time. He loves everything we do, most recently we went to the Magic Castle and he couldn’t stop saying thank you at the end of the night. It’s a great feeling when my work is appreciated, especially from him.