September 12 – My mark made in a red stamp. Stamps (or dojang in Korean) are important in Korean culture. This personal seal is almost like your own fingerprint which is a unique way to define who you are and is used as a replacement of a signature.
It was a wonderful experience to make a stamp, where I truly did something meaningful to me. I made my own mark in Korea with my own hands. I first identified which signature I wanted, my English name or my English name written in Korean characters. After, I traced the signature I wanted on a paper and eventually on the dojang (which is made out of stone). I then carved the stone which had an imprint of the signature I wanted. It took a while and eventually, I made my own stamp.