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Spotlight on Members: Younhee Choi

Thank you Monica Shin for passing me the ball!

I am hoteling from:

Chantilly, VA

What made you decide to hotel or stay on campus:

COVID-19 :’(

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

I love traveling and trying local foods/restaurants! I cannot wait to resume traveling once the COVID-19 pandemic ends!

Favorite Movie:

The Dark Knight Rises

Favorite restaurant or food:

Singapore rice noodle, soup dumplings, and milk teas 😀

Favorite weekend activities:

Road trips

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

Maybe cooking? lol

What is your motto?

Be happy, and be healthy!

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

Stay safe, and be courteous to others 🙂

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Spotlight on Members: Chanel Jhin

Thank you Younhee Choi for passing me the ball!

I am hoteling/working from:

Alexandria, VA

What made you decide to hotel:

COVID-19 didn’t give me a choice…hope everybody is safe!

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

I’ve always liked taking photos, and these days I’m very interested in film photography. I have a 35mm film camera, and I love looking forward to the developed prints!

Favorite book or movie/TV show:

Harry Potter

Favorite restaurant or food:

Chipotle

Favorite weekend activities:

Watching movies, visiting new coffee shops, and going on walks with my dog, Maru!

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

Since I’m home all the time, I’ve been trying many new recipes in the kitchen. My favorite thing to bake these days has been everything seasoned bagels!

What is your motto?

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”

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

Hi Sisley! Thanks for making me feel at home at KAIPO~

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

Life may be different right now, but I hope we can find happiness in the small things.

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Spotlight on Members: Monica Shin

Thank you Janet Lee for passing me the ball!

I am hoteling/working from:

Alexandria, VA

What made you decide to hotel:

The Covid-19 pandemic

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

Dancing and yoga – I’ve done ballet for most of my childhood, and I try to still take classes when I can. Since the pandemic though, I’ve gravitated more towards yoga and learning hip hop in my living room from YouTube videos.

Favorite book or movie/TV show:

Book: The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho

TV show: Parks and Recreation

Favorite restaurant or food:

Depends on my mood, but at the moment, Tacos el Costalilla (Alexandria), Donburi (Tysons/DC), sushi, and Korean fried chicken

Favorite weekend activities:

Hiking and doing puzzles (jigsaw and crossword)

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

Keeping houseplants alive and cooking dishes other than spaghetti

What is your motto?

Live, laugh, love

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

Be kind to yourself and others around you. Stay safe everyone!

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Spotlight on Members: Ig An

Thank you Jong-Suk (James) Lee for passing me the ball.

I am hoteling from:  

Johns Creek, GA

What made you decide to hotel or stay on campus:  

I wanted change of life style and hoping to pursue another advance degree if possible, but I am not going to lie that I wanted better quality of life for the money and bigger Korean community (Which I surely am enjoying right now! J).

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

Well life turned a huge turn after getting married and raising a kid, I now just enjoy some youtube channel dreaming of creating my own camper van and going around the country to do some photography and yeah camping.

Favorite book or movie:  

Inception, the batman trilogy, and generally what Christopher Nolan directs (not every movie but a lot of them), for books, I enjoyed reading “a man called Ove”

Favorite restaurant or food:  

Korean Fried Chicken, Gyro, Sushi and Steak

Favorite weekend activities:  

Walking park with my family

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

I finally found out randomness of children and their extremely short attention span applies to all kids… for real… so I picked up how to lose my attention span as short as they do in order to hang out with them. LOL

What is your motto?

If you do not know it, do not say it like it is the truth

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

Come and visit when this COVIS-19 is dead…  

Anything else you want to share with KAIPO?

While the pandemic situation is threatening, let’s make the best out of what we can… like going to a park with family and finally making your house presentable instead of haunted house 😛

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

To keep the sanity during the pandemic, I am planning to make new hobbies when times allows (not right now), and maybe that is what we have to do to live a new norm, a new hobby that works with a new norm!

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Spotlight on Members: Janet Lee

Thank you Seong-ah A. Shin for passing me the ball.

I am hoteling from:  

Annandale, VA

What made you decide to hotel or stay on campus:  

My son started school.

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

I love jigsaw puzzles but since the pandemic, it has become harder and harder to find reasonably priced puzzles so I just re-do the ones I’ve done before.

Favorite book or movie:  

I like reading novels, so I can’t say I have a favorite book, but my all-time favorite movie is Sound of Music.

Favorite restaurant or food:  

Again, no favorites! I just like good food.

Favorite weekend activities:  

Folding laundry while watching a good K-drama episode.

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

The ability to cook three meals a day regardless of how much I hate doing it. (Not saying I always do it, but I CAN do it now.)

What is your motto?

I expect to pass through life but once.
If therefore, there be any kindness I can show,
or any good thing I can do to any fellow being,
let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it,
as I shall not pass this way again.
-William Penn

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

Stay safe, stay sane, and let’s keep our head above the water!