Category Archives: Reflection

A Child of Several Cultures

White Person in USA: “Wow, Sahn is so beautiful! He looks just like his mother. You know, mixed children usually look like the (insert non-white descriptor) parent.” Korean person in Korea: “He is so cute! Very good looking… he looks just … Continue reading

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Jeju Island Study Trip Part 2: The Beauty of Jeju

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We are going to do this reflection on Jeju Island in four parts, I have decided; because I feel like I shouldn’t give you two Han-filled posts in a row. I will mix in some scenery before another sad story. … Continue reading

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Jeju Island Study Trip: Part 1

We take the YAVs on four big study trips/retreats during the one year they live with us in Daejeon. Our first trip was to Busan for the World Council of Churches Assembly. This time we went to Jeju Island. It … Continue reading

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I Feel Like a Foreigner Who Speaks Really Good Korean….

One of my prayer concerns I had before I left the U.S.A. was to have a smooth transition in dealing with reverse culture shock. I have lived in the US for about 10 years before I moved to Korea. I … Continue reading

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