Tales of Wonderlost

I'm a Korean-American adoptee living in Seoul, just finished my MA in Anthropology (yes, i took all of my classes in Korean TT). In my spare time, I volunteer at two great organizations: Korean Unwed Mothers' Families Association (KUMFA) and the Women's Global Solidarity Action Network (WGSAN) - a group that works on various issues, including with the survivors of military sexual slavery during WWII ("Comfort Women"). I also love cooking and baking and going to the noraebang ^^ To make a monthly donation to the Korean Unwed Mothers' Families Association, please click below!!
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this child was sent for adoption without her mother’s consent (like my sister and me). her mom has been searching for her for years with no success.


through the work i do, i hear a lot of adoptees’ stories. within the past few days, i’ve shared in the joy of one adoptee who found his korean mom. but i’ve also consoled another adoptee who hit yet another dead end in her search for her korean mom. i’ve heard the pain of one adoptee who is still…

this came up in my notifications again and i was just recently having a talk with a dear adoptee friend who is having difficulties in bridging the gaps of time and space and language with her korean family. so just reblogging for her.

mandarince yes! we planned a day trip to plitvice lakes, its one of the main reasons we are staying a few days in zagreb!

staringelf yea mostar looks beautiful. we booked an air bnb place that is right next to the famous bridge (forgot the name!) do you have any places that are must-do in mostar?

staringelf actually we are going to mostar for one day! we originally planed on a lot of island hopping but since i’m preg we decided to cut two places out of our itinerary. we’ll be in zagreb, vis, split, hvar, and dubrovnik (plus the day trip to mostar) for 16 days! if you have any other tips, they would be greatly appreciated!!!

leaving for croatia in exactly one week~ anyone have any last minute tips or recommendations? keep in mind i’m pregs so unlike how i usually like to travel, no biking treks, no paragliding, surfing, hiking, or other similarly physical activities. just tips for a leisurely vacation to make some nice memories (prob won’t be able to travel again for awhile after all!)

two of the 24 huge, beautiful peaches i got from bartering. got so many that we are sending half to the in-laws!

KUMFA is still looking for 4 more volunteers to help babysit this Saturday (tomorrow!) from 6-9pm at the Catholic Youth Center (4th floor, near Hongdae Station exit 2). Dinner is available if you come between 5-6pm (location for dinner is different so please let me know if you plan to eat dinner, I will give you directions). Please let me know if you can help out!

made fresh apricot milkshakes with the apricots i got from bartering, yumyumyum


(found on friend’s FB, not sure of original source).