I spent allof last weekend in Songtan, where my birth family lives/lived.
I asked any random Korean person who spoke English and many, many elderly Korean people if they knew the Kwak family. Let me tell you, that my Korean is not that good, but I think I managed to say that 1 phrase fairly correctly, but I could be wrong. In either case, no one had heard of the Kwaks.
This means to me that my family either does not live there anymore, or is not a prominent family, or both. I'm sure it is silly, but I was hoping my birth family wouldbe very rich and I could be a princess. Since that doesn't seem to be the case, I think I am giving up. (Although, I still dream of being royalty one day.) :)
I still plan to go this weekend, if my friend will still take me in his car, but otherwise, that's it.
It would be interesting to find my birth family, but I am not sure it is worth the trouble.
Sure, I could go to the police station, and just ASK where they are, like I did 10 years ago, but I am not sure that I want to find them that much.
I feel like if it is meant to be, then it will happen. If it is not, then I guess it won't happen. I know that you have to work for things you want, and I do, but I am not sure that I want that, AND I am leaning towards no.
I would love to hear your comments below.