Saturday, April 14, 2018

What is your passion in life and how did you find it?



"I have a keen interest in film production. My love toward movies started from my family tradition. Since my dad was young, my grandfather and he went to the cinema almost every single weekend. This custom has also been maintained in our family. At first, I just regarded watching movies as a simple hobby, but now I have become a ‘filmgoer’ and decided to enter the film world. My dad has also affected me a lot. Once, when I was seriously depressed about school works and my life, he told me that he lived his own life concentrating on his dream and what he truly wanted to do instead of caring about other people’s words and the world’s trend. Consequently, he was able to design cars with various companies and live with joy. This is one of the reasons I respect him, and his story really motivated me to keep moving toward my goals. So, I am continuously searching what I want to do in future because there are so many things I’m interested in. It’s important for us to know what we’re passionate about. To sum up, I want to say 'don’t care what others think of you. Find your own passion.' "




Hyerim Yong (Senior) of Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies









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Friday, April 6, 2018

Now that you're a senior, looking back, how would you say you've grown (not physically)?


"As a senior looking back, I can see that I have grown through failures. I have learned to accept challenges and that failures can be successes in the end. I realized that even though it is hard in the moment, it will all pass and it will turn out for the better. Because, after all, we are learning through all these events in our lives whether they are failures or successes. Therefore, I am not afraid to take risks and try new things because I am not afraid of failure."









Annette Chung (Senior) of Northwood High School












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Saturday, March 31, 2018

What do you learn from the irrevocable mistakes you made? How would you prevent making same kind of mistakes in future?


“Humans are bound to make a mistake since no human beings are perfect. If humans made no mistake at all then there would be no such things as an eraser. I have made some mistakes that are deemed irrevocable. However, in the end, I have always learned from my mistake and I own up to it. Usually, when I make a mistake I learn to "pull myself up by the bootstrap" and be responsible for my action. Ironically, at the same time, I also become more empathetic toward other people's mistake since I also make mistakes as well. Mistakes made me an adult. In conclusion, mistakes that I have made taught me to become a responsible and empathetic person. Also, by admitting my fault, I learned to become more honest and to respect others.To prevent mistakes mean you have to learn from it. If you have not truly learned it deep inside your heart and your brain then it is guaranteed that you are going to make the same mistake again. First, admit that you screwed up. Second, think deeply and look into the mirror if you have to and ask yourself "What could I have done?". Thirdly, do not forget about it ever. Once it perishes from your brain, you will make the same mistake again. The ones that I have truly kept in my heart, I never made the same mistake ever again. However, the ones that I have superficially admitted my mistake, I made it again. You must keep the lesson deep inside your heart if you really have learned it.”




Sang Jung (Junior) of Seoul Scholars International 












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Friday, March 23, 2018

With the new marvel movie "Avengers:Infinity War" coming out next month, what are you most excited for and do you have any possible theories or predictions?


"So, I’m most excited to see the characters interacting with each other since this movie brings together entirely new groups of characters. For example, the guardians will meet the avengers! As for delving into theories, I would probably get too heated and intense… So I’ll stick to predictions! I would like to say, obviously Captain America and Iron Man will either die in this movie or in the next; and I also think, unfortunately, Vision and Loki will die."





Izzy D’ Souza (Senior) of Chantilly High School












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Friday, March 16, 2018

What do you think are your advantages?


"I think my strength, physical strength, and reasonable judgment are my advantages. I do not just give up easily what I want and what I need to do, but I choose correctly what I need to accomplish it. This will help my life as a future medical surgeon. This is because determining things reasonably means I can accurately determine the patient's problems and treat them. A military surgeon is a soldier who needs judgment and athleticism depending on the situation, as well as treating a person's disease, illness or pain. Although I am a woman, I want to serve my country as a soldier, especially as an army officer of an overseas dispatched combat unit, and I want to help foreigners and dispatched soldiers. For this purpose, after completing civil service, I will enlist the resources of the military after having qualified as a doctor."




Seungmin Moon (Freshman) of Yeoksam School











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Friday, March 9, 2018

What do you do after school?



"Since I’m in 10th grade, I go to a TOEFL academy so that I can get the grade I want for my preferring college. Also, I go to a Taekwondo academy so that I can get a good fit for my body. I am thinking of achieving a black belt 3rd level, and I will quit. Moreover, I go to an acting club since I want to be an actor when I grow up. During my free time, I go to the PC room to play League of Legends or Battleground."


James Hwang (Sophomore) of Fayston Preparatory Seoul









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Saturday, March 3, 2018

What’s the best trip you’ve ever been on?


“It’s a trip I go on every year. I go to Tennessee to visit my grandma. I used to live there a long time ago, so it’s really relaxing to go there once in a while. I hang out with my cousins and visit my aunt’s house. We sometimes have barbeque and lots of delicious food, and we also go to the water park. I go to a mall with my aunt and mom to shop. I also walk around the neighborhood and take pictures of the beautiful sunset.”


Christian Kwon (Senior) of Yongsan International School of Seoul










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Saturday, February 24, 2018

When do you feel happiness in HAFS?


"In HAFS, we have a Christian community called ‘HAYYIM’. Although this community is officially limited to one of the school’s clubs, ‘Hayyim’ is actually a church for me. The moment I feel comfort and happiness is right before worships including ‘Laud(a time for singing hymns)’ and prayer meetings in weekdays begin. Participating ‘Hayyim’ gatherings, I realize there are still a place for me to worship and praise and many precious people who can be with me in HAFS. Living in this school requires so many efforts and sacrifices, making me tired or sometimes cry. However, the moment I can truly rest is not even when I sleep or play with my friends, but actually when I spend my time in ‘Hayyim.’"




Jeanna Kwon(Senior) of Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies












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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Has Senioritis kicked in yet as a second semester senior?


"I would say that as a second semester senior, senioritis has definitely kicked in to some degree. I definitely am not as obsessed with grades as much as I was in junior year. I have definitely learned to accept a grade drop from an A to a B after taking a final or a midterm. I think that there for sure is something quite liberating about being a second semester senior. However, that being said, I still do care about my academic performance as of right now, just not to the extent where I would "break down" if my grades aren't as high."




Christine Tai (Senior) of Northwood High School 






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Friday, February 9, 2018

Would you keep in contact with your high school friends after you graduate?


“I would only keep in contact with my high school friends after I graduate if it benefits my life. I will keep in contact with my friends whom I would do business with. However, I won’t meet any other friends after graduation. Meeting such people does no good to myself, and in some cases, it might even harm my life because of their bad habits or characters.I think that only those whom I have affection on are beneficial for me. Some might be upset that I don’t regard them as helpful in my life, but I would still maintain friendship only with those who would profit me.”


Juyong Lee (Sophomore) of Seoul Scholars International











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Saturday, February 3, 2018

What advice do you wish you had while you were going through the college application process?



"I wish that I knew exactly how dangerous procrastination was. The anxiety of writing and submitting one of my essays thirty minutes before it was due was the most terrifying moment of my life. I ended up submitting it the split second before the clock turned 12 a.m. Although it worked out in the end, I know that I could have done a much better job of composing my essay while saving myself from a lot of stress. It truly helps to get started on college applications in August when the portal first opens. Even though one may think that they have copious amounts of time, the deadline will truly come faster than imagined- as cliche as it sounds. Even though one may not want to do it at the time, you will not want to do it even more later. So work now!"


Christine Kim (Senior) of John Champe High School







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