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What I learned in 2018

What I learned in 2018

Wow, I can’t believe the year is almost over! It flew by so quickly. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been living in Pittsburgh for more than two years. It seems like just yesterday that my parents and I hauled my stuff from Brooklyn to their basement in southwest PA. The past 24 months – while full of many amazing memories and people – were significantly more difficult than anticipated. Had I known what laid ahead, maybe I would have…

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Happy Father’s Day to the best dad in the world!

Happy Father’s Day to the best dad in the world!

When I was a baby, my mom and dad adopted me (along with three siblings) from Seoul, South Korea. Without asking for anything in return, they took us in – cared for us, loved us, and taught us values like integrity and compassion through everyday actions. As I’ve gotten older, I realize that many people don’t grow up in families like mine. Some children are raised without the support of two loving parents, or with absent or abusive fathers. Sadly,…

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So long, New York City!

So long, New York City!

Well, here we are. I’ve thought of a thousand ways to say goodbye to the city that I’ve called home for nearly eight years, but it was difficult to find the words that would properly pay tribute to such a significant portion of my life. So, I’ll try. How can you summarize eight years, 11 apartments and thousands of subway rides into several paragraphs? How can you say farewell to a crazy, 305-square mile metropolis that smells like hot garbage…

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