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?
Day Thirteen Day 13 was Lee’s last day working his “part-time” job: counting 노래방 noraebang money. Sad! Lee’s Korean is worse than terrible, but he picked up a few phrases while we were there. His favorite: 돈 주세요 don juseyo. “Give me money please.” We are not sure where 엄마 Omma picked up her occasional English phrases, but she had a… Read More Korea, Days Thirteen & Fourteen
Day Eleven On Day 11, we busted out the couple-T’s. We found them on sale at the Line Store for 10,000 won! We will probably never wear them (together) again besides this day, but it was still worth it! We were probably also in a particularly good mood that morning because we had been promoted… Read More Korea, Days Eleven & Twelve