Essay Questions

What is your most memorable childhood experience?I lived my early childhood overseas for 10 years since my parents were missionaries. They were charged with the mission of sharing the gospel with villagers, often poverty-stricken with no access to healthcare. My parents and team of medical professionals used medicine as a way to bring physical and spiritual healing. My early childhood inevitably was enriched by this experience and caring for others became very much a part of my being.
What immediate family member do you closely identify with and why?I relate to my mother the most growing up as a child as I often spent more time with her. However, after growing up, I realize now how similar I am to my father. The way I am protective of my loved ones and not being flustered under the toughest situations helps me to understand he very much had a greater impact on me growing up than did my mother.
What character traits do you admire in an individual?I have always admired leaders growing up. The kind of leaders that cared for people. One who is both compassionate and sacrificial for a greater good. Fun fact about me: though I am an accountant, I was enrolled in seminary for a year to better understand theology in hopes of one day becoming a missionary or a pastor at a church.
What is the funniest thing ever to happen to you?I scored a game winning goal in middle school soccer by accident. It was a time of my life when I had just moved to the US from South Korea. Like any teenager, I had a desperate need to belong and adjust in this new life at school in the US. I quickly learned sports was the way I could find a group to belong and did so by being part of Junior Varsity team.
If time and money were not an issue, where would you travel and why?I had always wanted to go Dubai. It seems so picturesque and magical. I also know once I get there it won't be as I had imagined so not in any hurry to go at this time.
When and if you ever have children, what would you like to pass on to them?I would really love to connect with my children with different parts of my personality. Being a parent now, I have especially enjoyed this part of parenting and no doubt at times do not like some of the personalities of mine. But overall, it has been a rewarding process and helps me to better develop any of my shortcomings as a parent and role model.