Relationship: Im/migrant

 This object was bought for me by my father. I've had a cell phone since I was 8 years old. This year, I am an exchange student in Minneapolis from Korea. With phone, I was able to communicate with my family and friends all the time. Today, cell phones have great social connection, which has made it possible to indirectly experience the daily lives of people who I do not know.   I always enjoy watching YouTube on breaks. It makes me able to experience the way of thinking, daily life and education of people from other countries . However, When I was in Korea, I realized that I wanted to experience it directly, and this became my opportunity to participate in the exchange student program.  Now, for me, mobile phones are not just a means of communication, but they play an important role in broadening my world.

 지금의 핸드폰은 아빠가 사주신 것이지만, 내 생애 처음의 핸드폰은 내가 직접 돈을 모아 샀었다. 나는 항상 핸드폰을 목에 걸고 다녔었다.   중학생이 된 이후부터, 유튜브를 자주 보았는데, 나는 다른 나라사람의 생각하는 방식이나, 교육 환경 등의 생활을 간접적으로 체험하는 것을 좋아했던 것 같다. 하지만 곧 나는 직접적으로 다른 나라의 생활을 체험해보고 싶다는 생각을 하게 되었고,  나는 지금 교환 학생의 신분으로 미네소타에 와있다.  지금으로서의 핸드폰은 한국과 나를 연결해주는 또 다른 중요한 매체가 되었고, 나의 세계를 더 넓혀주는 더 없이 중요한 물건이다.

Year: 2017

– Daeun Shin

Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant