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My family immigrated to the US in 1988 (the same year that Korea last hosted the Olympics). I was 10 years old. I didn’t speak a word of English. Neither did anyone else in my family.
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We moved to Astoria, NY where my grandparents owned a grocery store. My dad went from being an architect at Samsung to working at the grocery store. Long hours, working 7 days a week.

My mom was an art teacher before getting married. She started working at a nail salon.
I was a shy kid and I withdrew into a shell, being plucked from a school where everyone looked like me to a school that was very diverse. When I was in fourth grade, I remember being taken out of class by a lovely and kind woman who would play games with me.
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