Hello. I’m the Waygookin, aka the Black Sheep of the Korean American community. My Korean name is Ahn Daewoong (안대웅). My name is roughly translated to mean Big Bear in Korean. I’ve studied Korean language and culture for a long time now. Long enough to be viewed by some as being an honorary Korean. But to many others, I will never be Korean. It’s like being a waygookin when your not a waygookin. By the way, what is a waygookin? Waygookin is the Korean word meaning foreigner. In a way, I will always be a foreigner to many Korean Americans, even though some Koreans in Korea consider me to be family. It is a hard life to explain, but it’s the life that I live by choice. To see a brief video about me, click here.
I get questions from people all over the world about Korean life and culture. But I also get questions from Korean and Korean American people about non Korean life and culture. Who are you? Are you a Korean or a Korean American? Are you someone who wants to learn more about Korean language and culture? Are you a fellow waygookin who just wants to know how to fit in better? If you have any questions, feel free to ask the Waygookin. You can leave a comment in any of the post that you read, or you can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check out my other blog about Korean items by clicking here. Thanks for coming by and reading my blog. I hope I can be of help to you.