030 // Matt Delatour + Hello Korea Box (again!)

by The Janchi Show | Published March 17, 2021
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In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Matt Delatour, Chef and Clubhouse Mod extraordinaire! We talk about growing up in New Jersey, how serendipity brought the Korean Adoptees of Philadelphia into the restaurant where he worked, how hustling helped pave the way for being comfortable in his own skin, and the work he’s doing as a community builder for adoptees and Asian Americans!

Later, we open our second Hello Korea Box! It’s basically Christmas on St. Patrick’s Day delivered to us in cute little Korean boxes!

// Meet Matt Delatour!
@mattbookpro1014 on Instagram

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In this episode we talk about: (16:31)
  1. To the Dawn (Intro): 4:19
  2. Matt Delatour! 17:19
  3. Growing up in NJ: 19:16
  4. Relationship with siblings: 26:52
  5. Coming to terms with asianness: 32:22
  6. Food & Culture: 36:08
  7. From Hustle to Chef: 46:40
  8. Into the Community: 49:44
  9. Finding Family: 51:58
  10. “Comfortability” 1:03:19
  11. Building Community: 1:08:26
  12. Best Burger?! 1:21:15
  13. Hello Korea Box! 1:26:47

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We’re three Korean-American Adoptees spread out around the country and each of us are at different stages in life. We’ll talk about the Korean-American adoptee experience and learn more about our shared culture, usually with food. And it won’t just be the three of us; each week we’ll have other adoptees from all over the world joining us to talk about what makes us similar and what makes us unique. So join the party!

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Nathan Nowack
Nathan was adopted from Seoul and raised in a small town in Oklahoma by a loving family and adopted sister.  After college in Colorado he later moved to Los Angeles to pursue a digital media career and eventually started 2 photography companies.  He has a wife and 3 kids and has reconnected with his biological family in 2014.

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Patrick Armstrong
Patrick was adopted from Seoul and raised in a small(er than Nathan’s) town in Indiana. After dropping out of college, he travelled around, working a variety of jobs before co-founding the All Times Are Local Foundation with his adopted sister in Chicago. He currently lives in Indianapolis with his fiancé and is 7 seconds into his journey of exploring his Korean-American adoptee identity.

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  • Website: http://www.alltimesarelocal.org
  • LinkedIn: http://linkedin/in/patrickarmstrong219
  • Instagram: http://instagram.com/patrickintheworld
K.J. Roelke
KJ was adopted from Daegu and raised in Dallas, Texas with his two biological, older siblings and his younger sister, adopted from Russia. He graduated from Greenville College and has served as the Worship & Creative Director at Schweitzer Church in Springfield, Missouri since then. He is married, with no children (yet!), and has been on his journey of discovery since 2015.

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