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Korean as a Second Language

I never would have come to Korean if not for my adoption. The language pulled me back to it, despite the decades, cultures, and continents between us.

The author writing the first letters of the Korean alphabet with brush and ink / photo by friend  used courtesy of the author

The author at Cheongpyeongsa, a Buddhist temple in Gangwon Province / photo by friend
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The author’s given Korean name, Yeong-il, written by him / photo courtesy of the author