Friday, May 18, 2018

After all the AP exams, do you think that it was worth taking the tests? Would you tell younger students to take AP exams like you did?


" I think it was worth taking it. However, I want to warn some of the younger students who are planning to take AP to reconsider taking some of the exams. Since AP exam is a college-level test, it requires ardent practice and studying to ace the test. Therefore, if you think AP exam is helpful but not "essential," I would suggest you to just take a normal class. "





Rafael Sung (Junior) of Seoul Scholars International











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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

What do you plan to do over the summer to prepare for college next year?


"Hi, my name is Chan and I plan to attend the University of Virginia next fall and to prepare for that, I plan on traveling abroad to expand my knowledge of other cultures in preparation for college. In college, I plan to study business and in order to do so, I believe understanding global business is a very important piece of the puzzle. Thusly, I plan on exploring the East Asian culture in Korea this summer for my future educational career at UVA."



Chan Sohn (Senior) of Freedom high school











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Saturday, May 5, 2018

The Influence of Korean Wave


"The influence of Korean wave all around the world is unimaginable. It is usual for famous K-pop stars to go to foreign countries and hold concerts. Not only that, these days, K-pop stars are required to be fluent in variety of foreign languages, and foreigners are easily seen in idol groups. Last year, one of the famous K-pop star BTS have received award and proved that K-pop stars are not only influential in Asia, but also in different continents. Since the world is focusing on K-pop, it is no exaggeration to say that K-pop is improving our national competitiveness. The influence of K-pop is also seen in Korea, especially between teenagers. Teenagers form consensus between themselves when they are in fond of a same K-pop star, and go to concerts or listen to their music to relieve stress."






Soeun Choi (Sophomore) of Yeoksam Middle School 













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Friday, April 27, 2018

What is your hobby?


"I had a hobby of playing the violin. I have been practicing it since I was in 7th grade, and it has been a blast for me. Every time I have some worries and things would not go in my way, I would play the violin. It would relieve my stress, and help me do better at it. I am currently in the school orchestra, and yeah, at least that’s something. I don’t wish to major it or something, but I sure wish I could become good at it one day."

Richard Lee (Sophomore) of Fayston Preparatory






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Saturday, April 21, 2018

What is your favorite music and season? Why are they your favorites?


"Hmmm… I like various types of genres of music. However, if I were to choose one out of the many, then I would choose R&B. I really enjoy listening to R&B songs because they are catchy. In addition,
I really enjoy listening to pop songs. For instance, I recently started listening to Dua Lipa’s "New Rules."
I am trying to discover different genres of music to expand my taste in music. In summer, my favorite
seasons are fall and winter. In winter, my favorite seasons are spring and summer. Humans in general
tend to desire something they don’t currently have, which is probably why I prefer those seasons during
those times of the year."




Julia Nam (Senior) of Yongsan International School of Seoul













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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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