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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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Community Day Konnect Spotlight on Members

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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Community Day Konnect Spotlight on Members

Spotlight on Members: Aiden Lee

I am hoteling from: Southern California
What made you decide to hotel? My family lives in Southern California, and before joining the PTO, I also spent most of life in this region.
Do you have any hobbies or activities that you are passionate about? Can you briefly share it with us? Mostly, running, but also swimming and golfing. I started running 2 years after I began hoteling in California. Running, herein, means regular 26.2 mile marathon and ultra trail marathon. So far I have competed in three 26.2 mile marathons and one 50k ultra trail marathon. I planned to run a 100 km ultra marathon this year, but deferred to next year due to COVID-19. Another running goal is to have sub-four record for a regular marathon (under 4 hour time record to finish a 26.2 mile marathon).
Favorite book or movie: Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Favorite restaurant or food: Pasta
Favorite weekend activities: Running or Golfing
Any new skillset you’ve picked up during this pandemic? No, not a fan of this pandemic!
What is your motto? Make it simple!
Shout out to other KAIPO members (any messages you want to send to other member(s)): Be Happy!!
Anything else you want to share with KAIPO? 운동합시다!!! (Let’s Exercise!!!)
Any words of encouragement you want to share with the members during the pandemic? 건강이 최고, 다들 아프지 마시길! (Health is the best, everyone be well!)