First, and foremost, a big thank you to my wife for always being by my side for this “half Korean thing” and, although she is not Korean, she has always been supportive of me. I love you!
Next, there are so many people and organizations to thank for all the help, support, etc. over the years since 1997 that I may forget to list some people here, so I apologize if I left someone out. Also, I’ll be adding to this list as time goes on.
In no particular order, thanks to:
In general, thanks to all the Korean/Korean-American media who have either covered or picked up on stories regarding mixed Koreans. Obviously without any type of media coverage it would be impossible for us to tell our stories of what it is like to be of mixed Korean descent.
Philip Ahn “Flip” Cuddy for always being there, since the beginning, to help with our meets. At all 3 major meets that we have had he has been there to both share his experiences and help with the planning stages. Personally, he has been an important resource of knowledge for me regarding Korean/Korean-American history.
Mr. Gary Boone (Gary Boone 형) for being very supportive from the early days of the site. He has been another great source of information regarding mixed Koreans and especially the elder generation entertainers in Korea. For those that don’t know he is the person who runs Brothers Entertainment (a sort of Korean entertainment talent agency based in Washington DC).
Frankie & Tia Legoski for helping co-promote the 2009 HalfKorean.com meet in Los Angeles. Although we have not know each other for that long (first got in touch in early 2009), we have common goals and ideas and look forward to working together in the future. They are the founders of the Amerasian Unity Foundation.
KoreAm Journal for covering this site back in 1999 when it was still in its infancy. We were only around for 2 years at that time.
The various Korean newspapers/magazines for covering the site over the years and most recently The Korea Times (they covered our 2009 HalfKorean.com Los Angeles meet).
more coming later…