Full Name: Lim YoonA
Birthday: May 30
Occupation: Student, part-time waitress after school, works at a noraebang on non-school nights
Extracurricular: Dance team
Likes: money, music, dancing, sleeping
Dislikes: being abandoned, being poor
Yoona was found on a beach located directly behind an orphanage one morning by a volunteer. She had nothing with her besides the clothes she was wearing, a blanket wrapped around her and a card that read her full name, birthday and a simply message: “Please take care of my daughter.” She was about one year old at the time.
South Korea: "There are now 17,000 children in public orphanages throughout the country and untold numbers at private institutions."
Yoona grew up in the country, where the orphanage was situated of course. She was close with the other children there and did well academically. At the age of 16 she and another girl at the orphanage were offered scholarships by the government to attend a proper high school in Seoul. Since good education and diverse career opportunities were limited in the country, Yoona and her friend moved to Seoul in a heartbeat.
The two of them quickly found jobs to sustain their living and a decent place to live near their new school. Yoona found a waitressing job at a quiet café near home that allows her to work every day after school. She also works at a noraebang in the busy part of Seoul, littered with loud clubs and teens at night. She’s trying to save up money to pay for a post-secondary education, hoping to major in dance and drama. Though busied with school and work, she still makes time to be a part of the dance team at school. Dance is an interest she’s had since young but never really got a chance to involve herself with until she entered the city. Her life had been pretty stable for about a year until Yoona’s friend from the orphanage got a boyfriend and decided to move out with him. Struggling with the rent, she’s taken more shifts at work and is currently trying to find a new roommate or a new place to move into.
Yoona’s not the average school girl; she doesn’t have many friends and hardly ever goes out just for some fun. If she has extra time she uses it to sleep and work. Not to say that she isn’t friendly, in fact she’s plenty friendly considering her jobs requires her to interact with customers all the time, she’s full of smiles and courteous words. However, she doesn’t take the time to get to know people to really earn a friendship. Yoona has those moody days when she can be really cold to people, but she may not show it outwardly and instead mask it with another polite smile.
She doesn’t like depending on others and doesn’t allow herself to show her weaknesses to others. It’s hard for Yoona to trust people because she doesn’t want to get too emotionally involved when they abandon her – which she feels will happen eventually.