Today, I overheard a family arguing about a kid with autism on schooling options, making friends, and whatnots. There were a lot of stereotypes thrown around, and I felt a sudden urge to write a post. I could imagine this not being a standalone event. I'm no expert, but I did work with a student… Continue reading A Memoir on Autism
I, for one, need to take it less seriously. If I didn't feel like it wouldn't last, I often did not often even take a chance. Someone said this to me though, what if you get to miss out on the emotions we get to experience in the 20s? The thing is, I've always wanted… Continue reading Dating. How Do You Do It?
(Originally Written 1/25/2010) Unevenly cut hair and freckled faces were what I have become accustomed to volunteering at the Songjukwon Orphanage for girls in Seoul, Korea. While the general public tends to refer to these girls as simply “the orphans”, having gotten to know these girls as individuals, I am keenly aware that each girl… Continue reading Songjukwon Orphanage
(Originally Written 3/1/2013) Last winter break, I had dinner with my grandmother. She looked exuberant at the prospect of me attending college overseas. She leaned forward with a great smile stretched across her face. “So what are you good at?” What we do matters. It matters, because society is full of people that need things,… Continue reading Who are you going to be in the future?
(Originally written: 10.26.2012) 최근에 왜 인류학과 커뮤니케이션을 공부하냐는 질문을 받았습니다. 이메일로 답장을 했는데 제 페북 커뮤니티와 공유하고 싶어서요 ㅎㅎ 저는 어떻게 하면 사람들이 행복해질까...이런 생각을 많이 해왔어요. 유학을 하면서 제가 "Americanized" 가 되고 또 다시 한국 사회로 적응 하면서 느낀 점...그리고 이제까지 경제학, 정치학, 역사, 커뮤니케이션 등 이런 과목들을 들으면서 어느 정도 퍼즐이 맞춰지더라고요. 결국… Continue reading 문화와 사회적 가치에 관한 고찰
(Originally written: 10.20.2018) I'm at a few different crossroads, so I wanted to take some time to reflect and share with my hivemind. People say they underestimate what they can do in ten years, and overestimate what they can do in 1 year. What I think it means to have a meaningful milestone is to… Continue reading A Cadence
(Originally written: 10.6.2018) Seeing my name on speaker tags brings me to many thoughts. The life of ambition eventually wears out. Life endlessly unfolds, and it is a process of self-discovery, an unpredictable dialogue between our potentials and our situations - potential as in our capacity for loving, learning, sensing, wondering, and aspiring for more.… Continue reading A Life of Meaning and Ambition