I’m Korean. Korean American, I guess.
I still have my Korean passport, which means (for those of you confused) I’m still a Korean citizen. I came to the U.S. when I was 6 months old. My dad was in the U.S. Army and was enlisted in Korea. He was married to my mother so he knocked her up, and we arrived on American soil in March of 1983.
My dad is an American citizen and my mommy is not. He took the test before I was 18 but he was too excited in the moment of getting naturalized that he forgot to list me as a child. I could have surpassed all the bullshit of applying, paying and going through the process if he had remembered. Unfortunately, he didn’t. The real reason why? I hope that was the real reason! :P
Now… Why do I feel so connected to Kansas? I’m more Korean than American. That’s the best part of being an immigrant. I can pick and choose the best things about being a transplant and use it to my advantage. :P
I AM NOT into sports. I care about the kind of sports that no one thinks of as sports. Figure skating and, actually, that’s it, figure skating. Ha!
Bear Baby loves football and he’s an ‘All American’. He’s nice enough to not watch it around me or really talk about it. Let’s just say, he is into it in the right amount of being into it. It works out perfectly.
He loves the Steelers because his father’s family is from Pittsburgh. He love Kansas sports teams because he’s from Kansas. If the Steelers were playing the Chiefs, he’d root for the Steelers.
I never ever felt like I belonged to America. Maybe it was my fault or maybe not, either way, I was never gung-ho about anything American. Okay, I take that back, I love McDonalds. I’m super GUNGHO about McDonalds. LOL
My fiancé Bear Baby is from Kansas and I feel most connected to Kansas than anything else. I love what he loves and everything that encompasses his life.
Therefore, if Kansas City Royals are in the #WorldSeries, I’m going to fucking root for Kansas City Royals!!!!
He is the reason why being in America was worth it. He makes me proud to be Korean-AMERICAN.