In 1966, American Family adopted Deann Borshay Liem from an orphanage in Korea. She struggled to become more like her adoptive family. The memory of her family was nearly erased; until, she recurred her past, and decided to investigate it. After long times, she discovered that her Korean mother was still alive. She thought that it is so hard to tell adoptive mother about a real mother.
Babies (Balmes, 2010) is an unusual documentary film that does not have any narration. This documentary film follows four babies from four different countries: Ponijao from Namibia, Bayar from Mongolia, Mari from Japan, and Hattie from the United States. The film takes viewers to these four babies’ development from their birth to roughly around age one. These four babies are different starting from when they are born. While Namibian parents gets no help from hospital, American parents does not even think of giving birth to the children without going to the hospital. When the baby is born, Hattie meets the world with bunch of medical equipment whereas Namibian child gets no such test. Anyone who encounters Babies (Balmes, 2010) would realize how different culture affects children even from their infancy. Most distinctively, it can be inferred that children development differs by the culture of parenting, the child’s attachment, and the child’s motor development.
furthermore,It shows that he did not think he was going to get adopted again, after he killed his foster home guardian on accident and went to the place where he had to stay,but then his lawyer's daughter wanted a son so he got adopted.
Ashleigh has a very good relationship with her dad. In the text, it emphasizes that Ashleigh’s father likes to call her ‘Ashes’ which makes her feel special, like on page 1 where it says, “... he still called me Ashes.. that made me feel more special.” If Ashleigh feels very special around her father and has a very good relationship, that might make her dad’s side feel a bit more appealing. Another reason why is that Ashleigh’s dad compliments her and makes her life better because of the inspiration. On page 2 it states, “Last week he’d told me I should be an astronaut. The week before, a CEO of a fortune 500 company.” This adds to the last bit of reasoning, as a lot of inspiration might make the emotional connection stronger between Ashleigh and her father. Her mother does not have this sort of relationship with Ashleigh, which again, makes her dad’s side feel more appealing. To top all of that off, Ashleigh’s father is generous. The more generous and giving you are in general, the more likely people are to be lenient towards you. On page 2 it explains, “‘Can you afford it?’ I asked ‘For a special date with my daughter?...Of course…” No matter how much money you have, giving some of it up to make somebody’s day better is priceless. Even if it is just for a burger and fries with your
Lost Names: Scenes From A Korean Boyhood by Richard E. Kim is an autobiographical fictionalization of the author’s youth in Japanese occupied Manchuria. Though not a traditional autobiography, the author tells his own story through the eyes of a nameless young man. The story takes place between 1932 and 1945. The young man grows and changes from the start of the novel to the end and meditates on the nature of war, family, duty and education among other things. However, the most important aspect of the novel is the way in which it portrays the Japanese occupation and the state of the main character’s family as a result of it.
The documentary entitled, Daughter From Danang, is centered around Heidi, a Vietnamese/American mixed person, who was one of the many mixed children who were made from a result of American soldiers intermingling with Vietnamese prostitutes during the Vietnam war. She was one of the many mixed children who were brought to America to be adopted as a result of “Operation Babylift.” The reason for doing so was due to rumors of the Viet Cong pouring gasoline and lighting mixed children on fire or any other person who had relations to any American. As an adult, Heidi returns to Vietnam to reconnect with her mother and other family members which started off well but spiraled downward as she experienced great culture shock.
The documentary entitled “Habitual Sadness” directed by Byun Young-Joo highlights the manner with which comfort women, or Chongsindae, were both accepted by society as a result of the stigma surrounding their societal categorization. The documentary portrays the experiences of a particular group of comfort women at the Sharing House whilst providing the viewer with a vivid first hand account of the puissant recollections of the treatment encountered by the women upon their reentry into Korean society.
I think this reason is important because it shows how a father should and should not present a view of himself to his child. What this reason means to me is that the picture you paint of yourself makes a drastic impact on what your child thinks of you. It might have a huge effect on what decisions the child will make in the future whether positive or negative. Mostly this reason might be what helps the child build a good morale and self-esteem. To further prove my reason I these quotes, from "Last Game," Jan Weiner says, "I would have liked to have begged my father no to leave me. But something in my father's face made me not plead. I knew he was right " (p.4) and from "Reunion," when character Charlie says, "I felt he was my father, my flesh, my future, and my doom." (p.232)
This book is about young Korean girls and its author is Korean as well. It illustrates to young readers that although the girls pictured my look different than they do, the issues and feelings they face are universal.
Kai and Faye adopted 3 children, a boy a two girls. I seems like they were from Vietnam because she say they had small faces and large dark eyes full of fear. It was noticeable the tragedies of war, death and poverty in their eyes. Time passed and everything seem to be working out, the kid’s faces are full of joy as well as Kai’s eyes. Faye deeply inside knew that she was everything to Kai, “To hi, she was the only woman, beautiful, complete, whole (38).”
I was the “funny guy” in my clique of high school friends. Ever since I learned to read English, I enjoyed reading and collecting joke books. I exhausted every single joke book from the small community library in town. Riddles, jokes about animals and wildlife, reasons why I didn’t do my homework, lawyer jokes, and later on, ethnic jokes. I knew they were funny, but I wanted more. Perhaps it was my lack of physical achievements that made me obsess with a need to entertain my peers.
In 1978, long before Il inherited power from his father, the South Korean film director Shin Sang-ok and his wife Choi Eun-hee were kidnapped on Il’s orders. They were told to assist the North Korean media in building a film industry, and made a total of seven movies before their escape in 1986. Kim himself produced the movie Diary of a Girl Student, a film depicting the life of a young girl with scientists for parents. This was stated in a news report for the Korean Central News Agency, a propaganda tool developed by Kim’s father. Il also produced a one-hundred-part documentary series on his country’s history and wrote a book on film, The Art Of The Cinema.