NPR’s series “The Changing Lives of Women”

Something sparked this post

There is a great series happening with NPR called, The Changing Lives of Women.

It first caught my attention because I am a computer programmer. A female computer programmer. A minority computer programmer. A minority female computer programmer. That’s a mouthful. Wow, seeing that all written out, maybe that’s how I got the job (sarcasm but slight skepticism sets in my thoughts).

But that is a rant for another day.

I was reading through some of the articles and found one titled, “For Chinese Women, Marriage Depends on Right ‘Bride Price’.” Now, I know some of my dearest friends are thinking, “Wait a minute, you aren’t Chinese. You’re Korean.” Well of course this is true, but I never said I wouldn’t write about other Asian countries.

It’s crazy to think that if I hadn’t been adopted, I could possibly be in this situation where families still make deals for marrying off their daughters. I am assuming in this article the two people already knew each other, but they still held up the traditions of a Chinese wedding. I think it is interesting to step back and think about how things were and how things are now. But, I am so grateful that I had the ability/opportunity to make my own decision for who I would marry and spend the rest of my life loving. It would be pretty neat to be a part of a crazy tradition like this article, “Bride Price”.  But then again, I like to make my own decisions on important life changes…

Guys, can you imagine paying over $11,000 to the woman’s parents that you want to marry? I laugh aloud imagining my husband meeting with my folks and handing them $11,000 dollars to have their blessing to marry me. I think it is just hilarious.

Traditional Bride and Groom Wedding Attire

Traditional Bride and Groom Wedding Attire

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It Really Is A Small World

Others' Adventures

Wow. I haven’t blogged since November. Oops.

I’ve recently decided that this blog will not be just about me. I’ve obviously become older and wiser and come to the realization that there are much more interesting people out there than me. So I’m going to revamp this blog and write about mine and other people’s experiences with an overall theme of Asian adoption or Asia (specifically Korea) in general. Sound good to you? Great.

Now for today’s write up.

I found this online I was searching for adoption poems — why I might doing this will be revealed at a later date. It is a video of these two girls, well I guess women now they are only one year younger than me, who think they might be twins and were both adopted. One lives in Los Angeles and the other in London. The one in London found the one in LA.

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Here’s a link to their Kickstarter.

Also, since I’m not a stealer, I give credit to Kimchi Mamas where I first saw this story. http://kimchimamas.typepad.com/kimchi_mamas/korean_adoption/