Got married with Jineui Kim on March 29, 2014 in Seoul. We first met each other in 2010 when she started her graduate study in public policy and I was a second year master’s degree student in asset management at KDI School of Public Policy and Management. Since then, we have been together for about four years, including two years I worked in Singapore and she studied in the United States. She endured by my side the last two years of my seven year homeless life. Fortunately, things went as we planned this year. We are moving together to Chapel Hill this summer for our doctoral studies in finance (Sunwoo) and economics (Jineui). Thank all who attended our wedding or were with us in heart to celebrate the beginning of the second phase of our lives.
It is a must for a doctor to make his/her best efforts to establish as much depth and width in knowledge and experience as his/her capacity allows. It is not hard to imagine a patient to pass way for a disease not noticed by a doctor who perfectly spotted all others. The patient may not leave a minute for the doctor to fill up what he/she is short of. Such a possibility doesn’t apply differently to my patients, who are systems rather than biological persons. They are equivalently sick but causes of their diseases are largely unexamined or often managed to be unnoticed. With the situation perceived in mind, I have been barely able to spare time to do other things than what prepares me more to better serve the role of a corporate and financial socio-ecologist.
Back from a trip to Seoul on July 25, 2013, I found a letter from Marquis on my office desk. As Marquis hinted earlier that a final decision would be made in around September, I didn’t expect to read good news. It might be the case that just as the PhD program admissions committee mailed out rejections earlier, so did the Marquis’ nomination committee. But, the letter starting with “congratulations!” was telling a different story. My biography was selected for the inclusion to the 31st edition of Marquis Who’s Who in the World 2014. Although I get nothing material at this stage, I am happy with the news for the possibility that this international recognition may add a bit more strength to my reapplication to the PhD programs next year. The process began in March 2013. I was notified of my nomination and asked to share my detailed biography. My biography passed initial screening in April and was finally selected in June.