I was born on March 1, 1989, in Seoul, South Korea. My parents and I lived in Seoul until I was almost three years old when they decided to move us to the States. We arrived in Philadelphia in late October, 1991. Because I would be growing up in America, one of my parents’ fears was that I would lose the Korean side of me. To make sure this did not happen, they enrolled me to a weekly Korean School program at a local church. My parents were delighted when we went to a Korean restaurant and I was finally able to read out the whole menu to them. I was five years old then. I attended Korean School for four years. My parents figured that conversing regularly with them would help me out moving forward.
I have a younger brother of twelve years named Chris. There may be an age gap, but we are very close. I have also learned a lot from having him in my life. He’s made me more responsible and patient. And he also forces me to think more because I have to be able to explain things to him in a more broken down matter so he could understand a particular concept.
- I love action movies! Sometimes, the story may be really nonsensical, but I love the action! My favorite is the Bourne Series. Matt Damon is awesome in the movies!
- I’m a huge fan of professional tennis. I watch both the WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) and the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals). My first encounter with tennis was when I was six years old. Oddly enough, I hated it at first, but grew to love it after I watched a match that featured WTA French pro, Amelie Mauresmo(photo on the right), in 2006. My favorite from the ATP is the Swiss, Roger Federer(photo on the left). Currently, I blog about ATP tennis as an assignment for my Social Media Innovation course!