The Face in the Mirror. Blossom Beeby. Context : Identity & Belonging Mary P. Key Vocabulary. Accustomed (adj.). - customary ; usual; habitual: in their accustomed manner. Eg; people were not accustomed to seeing white parents with a smiley Asian kid in tow. Scant (adj.).
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Context: Identity & Belonging
- customary; usual; habitual: in their accustomed manner.
Eg; people were not accustomed to seeing white parents with a smiley Asian kid in tow.
- free from or unaffected by disturbing emotions; serene; calm, peaceful or quiet. Eg. There were tranquil countryside landscapes.
- completely developed or established; of full status.
- to take into one's family through legal means and raise as one's own child.
- to retire from; give up or abandon; to let go
Blossom Beeby was born on the 1st Feb 1984 in Pusan , South Korea. She is an Australian girl that was adopted by white parents. The story is about her wanting to learn about where she came from and where she belongs. She takes Korean class and achieves a scholarship to South Korea to discover her origins.
In South Korea she travels to the adoption agency in search of her real mother. She meets up with her mother and finds the reason for the relinquishment. Ultimately, She finds her identity and realises where she really belongs…
Middle-aged Korean women with perms wearing visors and bum bags
‘Kimchi’ Korea’s national dish
‘When we looked at our faces in the mirror….foreigners would appear’, Blossom Beeby writes.
‘I had fully acknowledged my Asian-ness and was proud of it’ ,Blossom Beeby writes,
‘Surprisingly, there were no feelings of ‘coming home’ or ‘finally belonging’’
-Asian adoptees may have to overcome the dilemma of their identity and who they are
-Different appearances may lead to isolation
- We may only share superficial similarities of age and residential location with our friends but they can still have profound impact