Hey all.

I’m a Korean American adoptee. Adopted at 6 months.

In August 2016 I began my journey in South Korea.

It’s been quite the year as I’ve taught English, immersed myself in the culture, rediscovered my roots, and met my birth parents.

I’ve pretty much documented my entire birth search experience in a series I call, Finding Seoul.

Though I’ve chosen to leave Korea, there’s no doubt in my mind that I’ll be back.

And as for what’s next, I guess you’ll have to stay tuned!

Oh, and you may be wondering…

Why hippieseoul?

[hippie]Β Over the years, I’ve had many people call me a hippie or tell me that I have a hippie mindset. And people’s observations aren’t too far off from the truth. The hippie lifestyle has always intrigued me and I definitely align with many (not all) of the hippie values. Being a hippie intrinsically feels like part of my identity.

[seoul] In addition to the fact that “seoul” is a play on the word “soul,” Seoul, South Korea is an enormous part of my identity. It’s the city in I was born in. And especially after living in Korea, I feel deeply connected to my Korean roots. I can honestly say, I’ve never felt more Korean in my life than I do now.

[hippie] + [seoul] = hippieseoul

And there you have it.