040 (SOLO) // How old are you? Confucianism (Yugyo) and Korean Age!

by The Janchi Show | Published May 25, 2021
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In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with the Korean Culture Dictionary and talk about Yugyo! We learn exactly what Yugyo is (not to be confused with Yugioh!) and how Confucianism relates to it. We also discuss the important of age in Korean culture and try and figure out how old we are/when our birthdays are.

It’s great fun!

Show Resources
In this episode we talk about:
  1. Introoooooo!: 0:00
  2. What is Yugyo and How Does it Relate to Confucianism: 2:50
  3. The Flaws of Confucianism: 7:17
  4. The 3 Ethical Principles + the 5 Ethical Norms: 10:08
  5. Children’s Day: 18:33
  6. How Old Are We…: 23:25?
  7. …And Why That’s Important in Korean Culture: 28:05
  8. Back to Language (Again): 30:37
  9. Stories About H-Mart: 33:57 
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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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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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