Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Who is a Korean-American?

Jenny, from the online project named, aptly, "I am Korean American" contacted me via email advising me about their venture. As a Korean-American, I was happy to find such a wonderful site that documents the unique, yet similar, experiences of different individuals who call themselves Korean-American.

Like any group of people, Korean-Americans are an amalgamation of different personalities, different experiences. Reading through the different accounts, here are some of my favourites:

Susan S Lee: I can totally relate to her! Especially about Korean school. I *hated* with a passion.

Anthony Kim: His loving account of his grandmother brought some tears to this grouchy Asian lady's eyes.

Linda Beck: This girl is awesome. I swear she's my twin. I love her sassy attitude and I love her story.

Michelle Koehn: An interesting perspective of an adoptee.

Jonathan Carfield: Another interesting story about a Korean adoptee. Except he's come to Korea. I can empathise with him.

There are so many interesting stories, many which I can relate, and many which are so deeply personal. I loved going through many of them and I know you will, too.

If you have the time or inclination, take a look at this project. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Thank you again, Jenny, for bringing this extraordinary project to my attention.


  1. Thanks for sharing this project with your readers! - Katy

  2. Hi Katy: I hope you enjoyed reading through this project as much as I did. Some stories, to be honest, were clearly promotional and that what interesting in itself, but many were so deep and heartfelt that it truly touched my heart.


Thanks so much for commenting! I always appreciate your thoughts. Much Love, Jane.