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........