A Picture’s Worth One Word… Confirmed!
Let the flood gates open.
2 days after I had learned the news, I received an email from my twin, Ki-Woon. He attached a wedding picture, who by the way, was married the same year as me. I wasn’t quite sure if he looked like me. It was a group photo, and to be honest, I don’t look at myself all day. I sent the photo to my father and wife.
My father’s reply:
Uncanny! He chose almost the exact same glasses that you have! Surreal when I look at the picture.
If I had a scintilla of doubt that you have found your birth family…there is no doubt remaining. The spittin’ image! You are very fortunate to have found them while they are still all living. AMAZING, I still can hardly believe it, but I see it now with my own eyes. Truly remarkable! Wait til Mom sees this picture. She’s at her music lesson now. I’m so happy for you. Really!
My wife called me at work. When she saw the photo, she gasped and said she couldn’t believe how similar looking we were.
After all this validation, I sent a long email back to the brothers. I included four questions.
1) For my own health, are there any health conditions I should be aware of? Any disease or cancer run in the family?
2) What is the history of the family? Are there family members in North Korea? Did the family always live in Seoul? Were there any family members involved in the Korean War?
3) What are everyone’s names?
4) Has anyone from the family visited North America?
To keep this section from going any longer, I’ll include, the information I received, in the “Blog” section.
Continuing in the email I had sent, I told them what I had been doing for the past 37 years, what my likes and dislikes are, and sent them my INTJ personality profile. I tried to give them as much information I could think of… my politics, my favorite movies and music, my fascination with Great Britain, and the fact that I hate Paris, France. I tried to paint as much of a picture one can in an email. They also received a short video I threw together showing my wife and myself, on holiday, in London. I thought this would give them a good idea of my mannerisms and posture.