(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
I love philosophizing about life, and this has been working for me! When you run into people throughout the day, your apartment security guard, colleagues, roommate, people who don't hold doors for you, family, whoever it may be, treat them with authenticity, kindness, and respect. It may not be as easy as it may seem,… Continue reading Lifehack
"There are no mistakes. They are happy accidents," said a painter, Bob Ross. I didn't understand it at first, but today was an opportunity to reflect on this. I feel I get to meet people from different walks of life. Today was particularly so. I chatted for a long time with folks at a Youtube… Continue reading Happy Accidents
(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: 10.3.2012) 제가 요즘 연구하는 주제입니다. 유학생들에게 묻고 싶어 한국어로 작성했습니다. 10년 유학생활로 어휘력이 많이 부족하지만 읽어주시면 감사하겠습니다. 사람들은 살면서 많은 문화들을 만들고 삽니다. 한국에서 동남아시안들을 차별한다 던지 아시아에서 아름다움이 서구화 되어가고 있다는 거라던지요. 이런 문화적 가치는 사람들의 생각일 뿐이고 고정되지 않은 어떤 현상인데도 불고하고 사람들은 이런 피상적인 문화적 가치를 구현하려고 하여 자신을 파괴합니다.… Continue reading 사회학적 상상력 유치에 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