HalfKorean.com - An online community for mixed-race Koreans
Hurrah, for all of us Tuigi 튀기 a Korean word that means literally “child of a foreign devil” and nowadays the Politically Correct term is HonHyolAh (혼혈아) which is translated as “mixed-blood”.
*Note: the pictures are from a Korean website with google translation, remember that the terms are from direct translation and does not represent the KWB terminology but only the Korean, Real Korean way of putting the different types of Mixed-Bloods.
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Amanda Seuteu Raeng,
Ur Shula Mays, Kristin Kreuk
White - Half Asian (Korea and other Asian)
Moon Bloodgood (Actor), born in 1975. Korean mother - an American (white) half-breed father, former U.S. Forces Korea
Soeru (Singer), born in 1982. Japanese father - Japanese / Irish mother, half-breed
Amanda seuteuraeng (Model), born in 1980. Chinese mother - his father a half-breed French
Ur Shula Mace (Model), born in 1979. Korean mother - German-American (white) half-breed father, former U.S. Forces Korea
Kristin Kreuk (Actor), born in 1982. father is Dutch – mother is Chinese
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Daniel Henney, Denis Eu Gang, Denis Eu Oh,
(bottom row L to R)
Ricky Kim, Keanu Reeves
Yes throughout his life, the KWB felt like he had a Split-Personality. A Japanese pastor Joe Ozawa once called out to him, “Are you the one who is kinda, sorta, Asian?” EVERYONE in the church laughed since most of them knew him, he maintained his composure and did NOT go ballistic with rage as was his usual practice…but deep inside he was in turmoil with conflicting emotions. The KWB stood up and when the laughter finally died down, told him, “Yes, I am Half-Korean, my mother is Korean…don't know about my father. I was born during the Korean War and adopted to the US.”
The pastor then told him. “All your life you have lived with being a ‘divided person’, you’ve been divided since the day you were born, despised from birth by your mother’s people and unaccepted by your father’s countrymen. Your mind has been divided, between good and evil, hate and love, torn between two cultures, you have searched desperately for love and acceptance.
WELL, the KWB does not understand what happened and luckily it was recorded on tape and given to him later to ponder on. He was overcome with emotions that he had never felt so powerfully. But from that day forward he has felt change, from the defiance and anger about being a Half-Breed he began to see himself in a new way, taking pride in himself. You might think that he is always talking about his being a Half-breed in a negative way, but that is part of the ‘tongue in cheek’, ‘in your face’ style that he is attempting as a comic relief. He is proud of every part of his Ethnic and Adoptive Identities.
Amerie (singer), born in 1980. Korean mother - American (black) father racial
Crystal Kay (Singer) Born in 1986. Korean mother - American (black) father mixed race.
Kimora Lee Simmons (the model). Born in 1975. Korea / Japan biracial mother - American (black) father
Tomika Scarborough Nezu (model). Born in 1978. Korean mother - American (black) father
Will dempeuseu (football player). Born in 1979. Korean mother - American (black) father
Hines Ward (football player), born in 1976. Korean mother - American (black) father
My blog Sister, Jae Arias, the ‘Voice of the Adoptees’ a domestic adoptee of Multi-Ethnic heritage and who inspired the KWB to ‘get real and be Down with the truth’. Check out this Spoken Artist who speaks from her heart
One thing the KWB has discovered is that all people of mixed-blood have similar experiences, even those who have natural parents of a Multi-Ethnic marriage. In a way, many immigrants like the 1.5 or 2nd generation of Korean Immigrants also face a Split-Personality. The KWB thinks that many Korean Adoptees also face this dividedness, you know the “Banana or Twinkie” “yellow on the outside, white on the inside”. Truth is that being Korean is more than just the blood quantum factor (hey google that one), being considered by many with diverse definitions of what a REAL Korean is, can be vastly different even over here in the motherland.
The Korean War Baby has discarded the title given to him by some prejudicial Koreans, Tuigi or HonHyolAh. For he has become aware that he is also now an adopted child of God. He stands proudly and proclaims his Koreanness because every cell of his (now way too fat, LOL) body has the genetic ‘blueprint’ of his BOTH his Korean mother and American father. We each have the ‘blueprint’ of each of our biological parents, and their parents and on and generation after generation.
It is amazing some the things genealogists are learning about our origins, as Man. Since breaking the Human Genome in 2003 genetic scientists have discovered haplogroups/types/subtypes/ in the man’s “y” Chromosome and the Mito-Chondrial DNA within every cell of our bodies. They believe that there were two original humans, ‘Adam’ and ‘Eve’, a “y” Chromosome Adam and a Mitochondrial Eve that all mankind is descended from some 60,000 or 70,000 years ago.
Genealogical DNA tests
DNA info or DNA glossary
Way too much science for the KWB to understand!
OH, another wonderful site on the subject…HalfKorean.com If you are Half-Korean or Half-anything go to their site and check out other LINKS for sites listed, for research or just plain finding yourself.
The Korean War Baby salutes all those with part Korean, whole Korean, or even if you like Korean food/culture. Let us celebrate our heritage and discover every part of Who we are.
“Who we are” is not just the genetic parts, nor the nationalities of our parents, someone said it best, “the Sum is greater than the Parts added together?” Never was good at mathematics (Low grade on Geomatrics no, Geothermal, NO, oh, Geometry, lost him college entrance and Uncle Sam sent him a birthday card, a draft notice-this led him to join the Marines).The KWB would be hopeless without Spell Checker and Google. Don’t know what to do about his memory…he get up, goes to the kitchen and forgets what he went there for, Aaiigoo.
Yes, we are unique individuals. There is only ONE of Me (and my sister would say, ‘thank the Lord for that!’) Make the best of who you are, find yourself, in all the madness of life, hopefully you will find peace and love. Keep striving forward on you own journey of Self-Discovery. Good luck, and God Bless in the coming of the Year of the Tiger.
Thanks to Jane Jeong Trenka for this link and if you use igoogle translation you will get English: