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Spotlight on Members: Isaac Woo

Thank you Andy Chi Ho Lee for passing me the ball.

I am hoteling from:

Chantilly VA

What made you decide to hotel or stay on campus:

Hoteling, cause a lazy boy for drive.  

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

Hiking and traveling but any more, all stopped now.

Favorite book or movie:

Sapience: a brief history of Humankind by Yuval Harari

Favorite restaurant or food:

된장찌개

Favorite weekend activities:

gardening and golfing.

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

Learning Gardening

What is your motto?

Peace, Health and Love…

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

Be safe and healthy until meet

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

Easy and Relaxing

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Spotlight on Members: Andy Chi Ho Lee

Thank you Thomas Hong for passing me the ball.

I am teleworking from:

Burke, Virginia

What made you decide to hotel or stay on campus:

I didn’t want to drive to work….but after working from home, you can feel isolated…

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

Golf, I play  bogie now but I have played single when I was younger….

Fishing, I like ocean than fresh water….I like fishing in jetty for tautog (blackfish), lure fishing for blue, rock fish….

Favorite book or movie:

I don’t read books, I have enough reading for work…

Favorite restaurant or food:

sashimi, sushi, ribeye steak, pork belly with soju.

Favorite weekend activities:

Sleep.                                      

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

Cooking….

What is your motto?

Do good.

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

Be safe.

 

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Spotlight on Members: Thomas Joonwoo Hong

Thank you Sang Kim for passing me the ball.

I am teleworking from:

Tysons Corner, Virginia

What made you decide to hotel or stay on campus:

I used to work on campus but now work from home due to mandatory teleworking.

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

COVID-19 has impacted my life in many different ways. Now I enjoy golfing, camping, playing Go, Korean Chess, jigsaw puzzles and watching YouTube.

Favorite book or movie:

The Departed (2006)

Favorite restaurant or food:

Pho75 @ Rosslyn, VA

Sushi Yoshi @ Vienna, VA

The Prime Rib @ 2020 K St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Totto Ramen @ NY

Favorite weekend activities:

Camping. I never imagined myself as a camper, but I went camping three times since the pandemic started and loved it!                                             

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

Grilling. After the COVID-19 outbreak, I bought a griddle and started grilling pork belly and making fried rice. My next goal is making a smash burger.

What is your motto?

Be positive.

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

Thank you all for your support and contribution during this pandemic.

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

Happiness is not about what I have but about how I think.

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Spotlight on Members: Sang K. Kim

I am hoteling from:

Manassas, VA

What made you decide to hotel:

1) Not having to spend hours on commute; 2) Much greater options for lunch; 3) Not having to worry about what to wear every day.

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

I recently got into woodworking. I make furniture and other wooden items such as cutting boards in my small garage. It is a very rewarding hobby that you make things with your own hands. As examiners we mostly deal with conceptual stuff and we rarely get to have any hands-on experience. Making something tangible is definitely fun and when your project is finished, you get the sense of accomplishment you won’t get from examining.

How did you learn/start woodworking?

I learned mostly through YouTube. There are a lot of good tutorials on YouTube. My first project was a really simple bookshelf that didn’t require a lot of tools other than a simple power drill. It’s still holding strong.

Favorite book or movie:

This isn’t really a book or a movie but Nier: Automata is the most beautiful story-based video game I played in the past 20 years. The game play is rather mediocre in my opinion but the story telling and cinematics are second to none. If it has to be a book or movie, Inception by Christopher Nolan.

Favorite restaurant or food:

Meat: Ribeye, Fish: Salmon, Fruit: 참외, Drink: 식혜, Chips: Utz unsalted

Favorite weekend activities:

Woodworking, home improvement, cooking, making YouTube videos.

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

Video editing. I found that making YouTube videos is much harder than it looks.

What is your motto?

No comment. That’s too personal.

Shout out to other KAIPO members close to you: Hello other KAIPO member who are close to me!

 

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Spotlight on Members: Seong-ah A. Shin

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My office is in: Crofton, Maryland (Annapolis/Baltimore area)
What made you want to hotel from there? To spend more time with my family, and I am not big fan of the 495 traffic.
Favorite restaurant/scenery: Best Restaurant – Thames Street Oyster House @ Fells Point, Baltimore; Best Scenery – Severn Inn and Mission BBQ both in Annapolis
Favorite coffee spot: City Dock Coffee and Starbucks both @ Annapolis City Dock
Favorite Friday night spot(s): Rams Head Tavern and Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge both @ West Street, Annapolis
Can’t miss for visitors: 1) U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) – Noon Meal Formation, a tour of USNA, and Formal Parade, and
2) Maryland World War II Memorial – a nice scenery
What is your motto? (Specially during current pandemic) “Just keep swimming!” – Dory from Finding Nemo

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