Titus was born in the year 2000, the year of the DRAGON.
Titus's English name comes from Greek, meaning:
Titus's Sino-Korean Name (Tae Gyung) comes from the following Chinese
...which means: "Great Whale"
Titus really has a BIG heart and is so loving.
This is the only digital photograph that I have of the whole
Allegedly, all Koreans are born with a birthmark, which Koreans call,
"Mongolian Spot". It is usually on the buttocks.
It is called, "Mongolian Spot" because it is believed that the
Mongolians (I've since learned that all Mongolians share this trait). It
disappears before age four.
Titus, who only embodies half the Mongoloid genotype, has (had) the
"Mongolian Spot" phenotype. Interesting, huh?
Mother and son.
Titus on his favorite chair: the bean bag chair.
Mother and Child. This is the last photo of Titus's
mother. She left a week before his first birthday.
Father and son.
Titus.. again... in his favorite chair.
Titus, at that time, was old enough to crawl around and even climb
into Dad's chair, which I think he liked only because Dad wanted to sit
in it, and if it was good enough for Dad, then it was good enough for
Titus followed me around, because he wanted to play with the camera
which I held in my hand.
Son and Father.
Titus: "I think; therefore, I want a cookie."
So, we go shopping and Titus disappeared in the store. Guess where I found him?
Titus eating a battered frankfurter sausage at YeoUiDo Park, Seoul,
Son and Father; back in Korea.
Titus and Dad in diapers.
At this time, Titus had an aversion to wearing diapers. He
wanted to run around in the buff. I had to put a diaper on in
order to convince Titus that wearing diapers was "cool".
Yes. It worked.
Daddy picking Titus up from Daycare.
On my way home from work, some guy saw us (Titus and me) and just had
to take a photo. He had never seen anything like this before in
his life. He sent me a copy by e-mail. I'm glad he did.
Titus was grabbing for the guy's camera. He loved/loves
Titus and Daddy huddled.
Titus and Daddy at a Korean Palace, Seoul, Korea.
Close-up of Titus & Daddy.
Titus at a Buddhist Temple in Tongliao, Inner Mongolia, China
Titus at a zoo in Tongliao, Inner Mongolia, China.
Titus at his Daycare in Tongliao, Inner Mongolia, China.
Titus and Daddy, at a Mongolian restaurant in Tongliao, Inner
Close-up of Titus... tired, hot/flushed, and sleepy Titus.
Titus, back in Korea, thinking how he could get his hands on that
Apparently, he has sun-bleached hair and a bump on his forehead;
neither one surprising.
Santa: "What do you want for X-mas?"
Titus: "Hmmm. Let... me... think..."
Titus got a remote control 18-wheeler from Santa Claus for
Christmas. He was so happy.
Titus being a "Goof-ball".
Titus's 7th Birthday Celebration at Grandma's/Grandpa's house.
Titus and I were shopping at Carrefour. Titus said,
"Dad, I want to buy some muscles." I replied, "You can't
buy muscles." He then, asked, "How do I get muscles?"
I informed him, "You have to exercise!" He then exclaimed,
"Exercise?! How do you do that?" I laughed and said,
"Ask Mr. Cooper, your P.E. teacher."
Date: Sometime in January 2006
Titus and I were walking in the snow one leisure Saturday.
Out of the blue, Titus looks up at me and said, "Dad, what is that stuff on
your face?" I answered, "It's called a beard." He
then exclaimed, "Oh! Like Santa Claus! Santa Claus has a
beard." I chuckled and confirmed, "Yes, like Santa Claus."
After a few seconds of thinking, Titus says, "But, you have
a beard all over."
Date: February 4, 2006
I was watching a music video of my favorite song. Titus
loved the song, so he came over to watch it with me. He asked, "Who
I answered, "September."
He then got a bit
perturbed and said, "No, What's her name?"
I said, "That's
her name! September is her name!"
He thought for a few seconds,
then announced, "Like the month! Wow! Same!"
"Yes. Same, same."
Then, he asked, "Where is she
I said, "Sweden."
Then, after watching a bit more of the video, Titus asked,
"Is she your girlfriend?"
I said, "No. I don't have a
He then announced, "O.K. She's my
After the video ended, Titus declared, "Dad, I want to go
I said, "Me too, Titus. Me too."
If you want to watch the video, click on the link below: