For as long as I can remember, holidays, specifically Christmas, have always been my favorite times of the year. Looking back at past Christmases, I think the reason they were so good was because my family had traditions that we would repeat every year. Korean holidays follow along the same lines, in that most of them are based… Read More Korean Holiday Traditions
Be advised: This post contains explicit, racist language that should be found offensive. We have chosen to barely censor it, as it is a part of our everyday experience, and we have no luxury of censorship. If you have been watching the news or social media, you know the turmoil that has been plaguing our… Read More Southern-Fried Racism
It’s been just a little over five years since I set foot back in Korea for the first time since being adopted. It still feels like yesterday. For the first time in my life, I completely blended into the crowds, whether it was walking through the mall or riding on the subway. I’m sure the “real” Koreans could… Read More When Time Won’t Stand Still
I have now had the chance to visit Korea three times since being adopted as a baby. My first trip was as a tourist and I enjoyed getting to experience the tourist-y side of the country. My second trip was a chance to meet Whitney’s family for the first time and also tour parts of Korea that… Read More Life in Korea
These days, there is so much dedicated time and effort that goes into choosing a name. Many expectant parents look to relatives who have had an impact on their lives in helping to determine names for their children. The name given to me by my birth family long ago in Korea was 김성준 Kim Sung Joon. After my adoption at four months… Read More Who is Kim Sung Joon?