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Newsletter Spotlight on Members

Spotlight on Members: Sung Min Yoon

 

I am hoteling from:

Alexandria, Virginia.

What made you decide to hotel or stay on campus:

First cohort to be onboarded remotely, due to COVID-19.

Do you have any hobbies or activities that you are passionate about? Can you briefly share it with us?

Road trips, going to the beach, finding new places to eat.

Favorite book or movie:

Watchmen, Matrix, The Other Guys, Alien, Die Hard, Deadpool, Toy Story, Jurassic Park.

Favorite restaurant or food:

Pho, Thai, Pizza, Steak, Sushi, Mexican.

Favorite weekend activities:

Going out for food and drinks, watching movies and TV shows, and catching up on sleep.

Any new skillset you’ve picked up during this pandemic?

Can’t think of any…

What is your motto?

Keep it chill, Keep it real.

Anything else you want to share with KAIPO?

Hope to meet everyone in person once things get better!

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Spotlight on Members: Hyun Soo Kim

I am hoteling from:

Alexandria, VA. I can see the USPTO from my home.

What made you decide to hotel or stay on campus:

Mandatory teleworking due to COVID-19 guidance.

Do you have any hobbies or activities that you are passionate about? Can you briefly share it with us?

My hobbies are rock climbing, hiking, trail running, camping, brewing, and cooking. I love to get outside and refresh my mind. I have been rock climbing for a several years mostly at the climbing gyms. Because of COIVD, I could not climb enough for a year. Now I am trying to climb every chance I get.

Favorite book or movie:

My favorite movie is The Bourne series.

Favorite restaurant or food:

Baked and Wired.

Favorite weekend activities:

Getting outside with my family. Very short quiet time while my twins nap.

Any new skillset you’ve picked up during this pandemic?

Babysitting.

What is your motto?

This, too, shall pass & Whatever will be, will be.

Shout out to other KAIPO members close to you (any messages you want to send to other member(s)):  

I’d love to know more people, so talk to me.

Any words of encouragement you want to share with the members during the pandemic?

This, too, shall pass away.

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Spotlight on Members: Suckhwan (Sam) Chon

 

I am hoteling from: 

Oakton, Virginia.

What made you decide to hotel or stay on campus? 

Mandatory teleworking due to COVID-19 guidance.

Do you have any hobbies or activities that you are passionate about? Can you briefly share it with us?

Passionate about wine, cooking or exploring restaurants, hiking and photography (I have full frame Sony Alpha II).  I used to live in the Pacific Northwest (living in the rain), where I appreciated a mug of coffee, wine and IPA. You will surprise to get to know that Washington is home to 940+ wineries, while Oregon is fast approaching with over 725.

Favorite book or movie:

My Left Foot (1989) and Slumdog Millionaire (2008).

Favorite restaurant or food:

Not that I can afford everyday but Inn at Little Washington. For brunch, Boulangerie Christophe (amazing baguette, croissants/croissant type pastries). For a hole in the all restaurant, Pioneer Pit Beef.

Favorite weekend activities:

Exploring restaurants, attending local events, hiking, and road trips to explore small towns around Virginia and Maryland.

Any new skillset you’ve picked up during this pandemic?

Vacuuming and cooking different dishes around the world.

What is your motto?

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S Lewis

Shout out to other KAIPO members close to you (any messages you want to send to other member(s)):  

Want to get to know my KAPIO members in person.

Anything else you want to share with KAIPO?

Canada border will be open soon (August 9th).

Any words of encouragement you want to share with the members during the pandemic?

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller

 

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Spotlight on Members: Sisley Kim

Thank you Patrick Kim for passing me the ball!

I am hoteling from:  

Fairfax, VA

What made you decide to hotel or stay on campus:

Coronavirus

Do you have any hobbies or activities that you are passionate about? Can you briefly share it with us?  

I enjoy playing golf and travelling to Europe at every year.

Favorite book or movie:

Any type of action/adventure movies

Favorite restaurant or food:

Seafood pho at any place

Favorite weekend activities:

Golfing 

Any new skillset you’ve picked up during this pandemic?

Appreciating the simple things when activities are limited in this situation.

What is your motto?

Let’s not procrastinate!

Shout out to other KAIPO members close to you (any messages you want to send to other member(s)):

Enjoy stay-at-home life, engage in virtual meetings, and keep yourself safe!

Anything else you want to share with KAIPO?

Wish to meet all of you at next year’s KAIPO Picnic!!!

Any words of encouragement you want to share with the members during the pandemic?

Smile to yourself in the mirror 🙂

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Spotlight on Members: Patrick Kim

Patrick Kim (Left)

Thank you Younhee Choi for passing me the ball!

I am hoteling from:

I am hoteling from the wonderful town of Annandale, Virginia.

What made you decide to hotel or stay on campus:

Have you heard of something called covid-19? I worked on campus a few days a week. I don’t anymore.

Do you have any hobbies or activities that you are passionate about? Can you briefly share it with us?

Every day I get out on the water to sail is a great day. Moving a boat at those speeds with just the wind is something else.

Favorite book or movie:

An eerily apropos movie for my life during this pandemic is Groundhog Day (1993).  My favorite book is the MPEP…jk, Green Eggs and Ham.

Favorite restaurant or food:

Restaurants that have outdoor seating…nope, wait, infections just rose again. Mix Lucky Charms, Trix, and Frosted Flakes together – so good.

Favorite weekend activities:

The weekdays and weekends all blur together so now my favorite activity is not looking at a computer monitor.

Any new skillset you’ve picked up during this pandemic?

Kitchen skills

What is your motto?

Always have an escape plan. Never let them see you bleed.

Shout out to other KAIPO members close to you (any messages you want to send to other member(s)):

I have been contacted by a lot of members (too many to list) checking in on me. I am eternally grateful and I love you all – you know who you are.

Anything else you want to share with KAIPO?

Put aside time daily to reflect on and appreciate the blessings of your life.

Any words of encouragement you want to share with the members during the pandemic?

Ordinary humdrum routines will test your resolve. Don’t despair. Tomorrow is a new day.