Friends around the World

I’m Luca from South Korea

From an interview by Amie Jane Leavitt

The author lives in Utah, USA.

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I love living in South Korea. It is a fun place to grow up!

Does your name have a special meaning? In Korea, a person’s name often has an important meaning. Eight-year-old Luca’s name means “light.” His parents chose this name to remind him that he can have a bright future.

Luca from South Korea

I am the oldest child in our family. My younger sister is named Erica.

I like to read. I am bilingual, which means I can read, write, and speak in both Korean and English.

I love football, and I play on an indoor field all year long.

Chuseok is one of our biggest holidays. It is a celebration of the harvest—a Korean Thanksgiving.

I go to school from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Then I go to an after-school academy called a hak-won for extra studies. I also take piano and art lessons.

I am a citizen of both the United States and South Korea, so I take part in the Boy Scouts of America program at church.

Illustration by Brad Teare

Show References

  • “Hello, friends!” in Korean