Wednesday, December 12, 2007

W.O.W.

K: I am literally on cloud 9 right now. Slowly floating back down to reality. Why, you ask? Well, I JUST HAD A PHONE CONVERSATION WITH MY BIRTH BROTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hearing his voice and excitement when he realized who he was talking to was an experience I'll never forget. I still haven't gotten this goofy grin off my face. I mean, that was my blood brother! It just makes him so REAL to me to hear him speaking to me! Okay... time to slow down and give a few more details. Deep breaths...

It's shocking how cheap it is to make a call to China. We picked up an international calling card from Walgreens for $10, which gives us 2 hours to China. How insane is that?!?!

Well, we dialed the number Sang Kwun provided, the phone was ringing, and there he was saying "hello." He didn't immediately realize who he was, but the minute I said the name Han Won, he just broke into excited laughter. It was a little difficult to communicate with him, so his girlfriend, Emily, jumped on the phone and started talking. Her English is really really good!

The sweetest part was that Emily told me that my brother was so excited that he couldn't think of the English words to use to talk to me. When I talked to Sang Kwun, he kept apologizing for his difficulty speaking, but come on, if we were having this conversation in Korean it would be much worse.

Though the language barrier prevented my brother and me from having any sort of in-depth conversation, we discussed our trip to China. He was really excited to "play" and "eat" with us. He also said he would tell my birth father I say hello.

I believe there was something in there about it snowing in Beijing and the two of them at work right now.

We also discussed IMing on MSN... OMG... he just logged on....more later........

5 comments:

Julia said...

OMG Kimmie. This is so exciting! I am so happy for you and this new little connection you've made. I cannot imagine how adorable that conversation was, and I can just picture you saying, "This is Han Won." Too cute! Keep us updated!

Lindsey said...

Kim. . .that's awesome! I am so happy that you finally got ahold of each other. What a cool experience!!

mandamus said...

Sweet, that's awesome! When are you guys going again exactly? I know it's on here somewhere, but I'm way too lazy to look for it.

Han Won and Hubby said...

Mandamus, we're thinking January/February 2009. Woooo!!!!!

Hannah said...

I admit I got a tear reading this. That is so exciting. Hopefully one day him and his girlfriend can come to the U.S. so we can all meet him too!