Seeing Korea through his parents' eyes

Comment on this story
  1. My mother, Duckja Kim, walks in the fields of Wolseong Park in Gyeongju. Pictures: Theodore Kim/The Washington Post
  2. My father, George Kim, stands in front of Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul.
  3. he massive Shinsegae department store in Busan, South Korea, has 14 floors and features a skating rink, driving range and full gourmet grocery store.
  4. Squid is on display at the bustling Jagalchi Fish Market in Busan.
  5. Buddhist lanterns hang from a tree at Jogye Temple in Seoul.
  6. A guard in traditional costume stands at the front gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul.

Comment Guidelines

  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

  5. Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles. You are only required to verify your email address once to have full access to commenting on articles. For more information please read our comment guidelines