(But it’s still a really long list…)
1) My name’s Gawoon, and I was born in Seoul, South Korea. I moved to the States when I was two years old, but I visit Korea as often as I can. I read, speak, and write Korean but only at a conversational level. I can make myself sound super Korean, though. (It’s a talent.)
2) I’m a follower of Christ but didn’t get baptized until about a year ago. Even though I grew up in a Christian household, I would often avoid going to Church and didn’t have much of a relationship with God. It wasn’t until college that I really began to explore my faith and learn the importance of spirituality.
My walk with Christ has been shaky to say the least, but if there’s anything I’ve learned as I’ve gotten older, it’s that this journey was never meant to be an easy one. There are times when I feel so far from being a good person and question whether I can even call myself a Christian. But at the end of the day, I know God is always there for me, correcting course and showing me a better path. I’m grateful to God for guiding me throughout all of life’s ups and downs.
3) Okay okay, sorry. That was longer than I intended it to be. Onto #4!
4) When I was a kid, I dreamed of becoming an artist. Then an author. Then an actress. (None of which I have become.)
5) I’ve always loved singing and used to post covers to my Youtube channel in 6th grade. I was too scared to show my face online, so I would upload videos with just the audio and the album cover.
6) In college, I finally faced a fear of mine and performed in front of an audience of students. This then led me to do a few other open mics on campus. And today, I’m not as scared to sing in front of people at all! (JK, I get nervous every time.)
7) I was briefly part of a hip-hop dance crew in college. No follow-up questions.
8) I used to love drawing when I was a kid.
9) I graduated college with a B.A. in Economics. What does that mean? I don’t really know.
10) At my previous job, I scheduled television commercials for Spike TV, Country Music Television, and Comedy Central.
11) The first blog I ever started was on Xanga.com in the early 2000s. Blogging was just becoming a thing and I was way too young to be even blogging in the first place.
12) I had a Neopets phase.
13) I learned how to play guitar by watching Youtube videos. I can only play a few chords and don’t even know what some of those chords are.
14) In school, I was the girl who rarely participated in class. I was a socially awkward ball of anxiety (still am) and wouldn’t be surprised if people know me as the “girl who never participated in class.”
15) Pinterest taught me how to cook.
17) I get strangely competitive when playing charades.
18) I believe that mashed potatoes and corn are the greatest combination of side dishes ever made.
19) My favorite Korean dish is Kimchi jjigae.
20) I’m a lover of pasta and all things carbs.
21) I love eating (if you couldn’t tell).
22) I don’t drink coffee.
23) Because it makes me jittery and anxious.
24) But then again, I do enjoy the occasional frappuccino and specialty latte from Starbucks.
25) I love drinking tea!
26) I’m a lefty.
27) My family and only a few close friends know this, but I love doing mediocre celebrity impressions.
28) I don’t actually love writing, but I love the Internet and finding ways to express myself through various outlets.
29) I have an obsession with boots but would wear flip-flops every day, if I could.
30) I don’t really enjoy shopping.
31) I’m an online course junkie and pretty much all things digital.
32) I’m an avid podcast listener and a (new) podcast host.
33) I love comedy. Who doesn’t?
34) I’m a huge fan of Conan O’Brien.
35) If I could star in two movie franchises, they’d be Harry Potter and X-Men.
36) I played a “guard” in my middle school’s summer production of Aladdin. My choir teacher must have had absolutely no other role to cast me in because I was a tiny girl growing up (and still am).
37) I studied abroad in Seoul, Korea for the spring semester of junior year.
38) Toilet paper “over,” not “under.” Don’t argue with me on this.
39) I have a slight fear of heights and an irrational fear of bugs.
40) In English, my last name is spelled and pronounced “Chung,” but in Korean it’s pronounced “Jung.” Don’t ask me why we went with the first spelling. Ask my gramps.
41) I recently launched an online business separate from this blog. Check it out HERE.
42) I’m a raging introvert.
43) As the tagline of my blog would suggest, I am interested in SO. MANY. THINGS. Travel, digital media, filmmaking, video, organization, planning, careers…the list goes on.
I’ll probably add more to this list over time, but that’s all I have for now. I salute you if you’ve somehow made it to the end of this post. Seriously, I am in awe. Thank you for spending your precious time reading 43 (technically 42) silly facts about a total stranger! 🙂