Tag Archive | Busan Korea

Suyong River, Busan, South Korea

A few shots of the river from the walking path near our apartment. These were taken in 2007. There’s been so much development since then. I’ll have to do another post on before and current pictures of this area.

Adoption thought of the day

A wonderful site from a young woman born in Busan, South Korea whose story is about international adoption and searching for identity.

Being Em | From Busan to America

The priority is not to find the perfect child for an adoptive family. There is no catalog; we are not Sears. The ultimate goal should always be to find the best fit for the child who is in need. Child first. Do you know why? Because they are the most vulnerable party in any adoption and they are not able to advocate for their short-term needs, let alone their entire lifetime needs.

I hope this rhetoric dies, “He/she is so lucky to have you both as parents! You rescued him/her from such a terrible life.” One of my absolute favorite women who happens to be an adoptive mother of a transnational and transracial daughter told me once how she always responded to that kind of garbage, “No. We are the lucky ones. We’re lucky that we get to be her parents.”

She recognizes the foundational belief that her daughter does…

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Korean Apartments

We live in Mangmi dong, Suyong-gu, Busan City, South Korea. Our apartment is situated on the Suyong River and when we look south out the window we can see the Pacific Ocean. Recently a new apartment complex is being built near ours. It’s called the Centum River SK View Apartments. A viewing center is set up across from our apartment and we took a few pictures to give you a look at the newest apartments being built in Korea.

 

Now for a review of the places we’ve lived since being here. First stop was Chung-li, Masan, South Korea:

 

Then we had a stint in Busan, Korea in 2003. We attended a Korean course and stayed in the Romance Motel. We lived here for 4 months. Yikes! No cooking facilities. Actually the people who owned this motel became like our older brother and sister (Oh Ba, Noona). We had another 7 months stint here in 2006 and 2 months in 2010.

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In 2005 we moved to Jang yu in Kimhae City. Here’s some pictures from there:

 

Last but not least is where we’re living now. We lived here for a year in 2007 and then returned in 2010.

Looks a bit different now. There has been a lot of changes around the neighbourhood with the addition of Costco a block away and Centum City across the river. Our home is a little more lived in now too:

There’s a little walk through our apartments in Korea.

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Park Wherever You Damn Well Please

This is a post about an advertisement for Austin Minis here in Korea. It’s very entertaining.

Limericks, Jokes, and other poems by Clancy O'Lafferty and Maurie

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Park Wherever You Damn Well Please

by Clancy O’Lafferty

Murphy made a good plan to visit Pusan

In the South of Korea, you’ll agree

And he chose to abort a trip to  the north

Where no Guinness is found you see

Well, he wandered around in Haeundae and found

the “Wolfhound Pub” with his nose

the fragrance of Guinness and fresh fish ‘n’ chips

could hardly escape I suppose

But on his way there at a sign he stared

advertisin’ the “Austin Mini”

He asked the clerk, “Where’s the girl with the skirt?”

Who said, “Diss a car you ninny!”

Then Murphy opined on the dealership sign

“I have got to get me one of these!”

In big letters so bold the dealership told him

“Park any damn place that you please!”

copyright Maurie Nord 2014

park anywhere

http://koreabridge.net/listing/wolfhound-irish-pub-restaurant

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