Tag Archives: culture clash

아파요 or I’m hurting.

Omma, I’m hurting inside – the more I tro to move on the more pain I suddenly encounter. I miss you more the more I try convince myself that I’m alright without you and my siblings. I honestly didn’t think … Continue reading

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Korean heritage celebration part II

Like I suspected I didn’t recieve as much as a birthday greeting by email, or as much as a thank you from my birth family (for the gifts and cards already sent). Yet about a week ago my sister’s English … Continue reading

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Presposterous world

Maybe it’s opposite day or is the world suddenly reversed but when do you expect a child you’ve given up for adoption to have to start giving money to a family that so lightly decided to just give you up? … Continue reading

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Reunion Reflection

Becoming a parent is huge life altering thing, and becoming a parent by adoption makess it even more complicated because the child you are supposed to parent has a past, already has one set of parents. When mum’s cooworkers learned … Continue reading

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Ibyang

Korean faces everywhere… Many Koreans only seems to know Korean, som Koreans speak English but doesn’t know Korean. ‘Cos they’re ibyangs. Some Koreans grow up in America, others are raised in Europe. They might know English while their mother tongue … Continue reading

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Rose Thorn

I will not lie,I love my birth family more then life itself, it’s true I truely do. But our relationship is complicated , mostly due to cultural differences caused by my adoption. And I realized that although I love them, it … Continue reading

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