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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.

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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.