Fragments

Hey, everyone! I am applying to Chapman University’s film production program for the 2016 school year and was required to create a video as a part of my portfolio. Chapman Dodge College of Film and Media Arts provided a prompt that asked students to submit a self-introductory video without appearing in it in any way. I hope you enjoy. If you have any comments or constructive criticism, I’d love to hear it. Comment below!

Song: Pride by Keith Kenniff

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Drifters

I walk through the airport in Seoul, South Korea with a heavy suitcase stuffed to the brim with a months worth of clothing. Blink. I am on a plane, flying through the starry night sky for 11 hours. I read and watch a movie in a desperate attempt to stay awake to adjust to the time zone in the U.S. Blink. The plane is quickly approaching Seattle, Washington. With a loud thud, we land, and I smile. I am home.

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This Is Summer

Quick video of all the places, faces, and moments of my summer. Hope you enjoy! By the way, comment on what you did this summer. I’d love to hear about your adventures. 🙂

The Demilitarized Zone

About two months ago, my dad and I went on a day tour to the DMZ, or the Demilitarized Zone. It was a great day trip! I learned so many interesting facts about Korea’s history and walked away from the tour much more knowledgable than at the beginning of the day.

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Three Days in Beijing

I recently traveled to Beijing, China on a three day tour and had the most amazing time! Since the tour was so short, our group was constantly on the go, driving all around the massive city of Beijing from 8 AM to 10 PM, stopping at many historical and cultural sites. Although it was a whirlwind of a trip, we were able to hit most of the big tourist destinations and also some of the lesser known gems. We watched an acrobatic show, walked along the Great Wall of China (It was so much steeper than I thought it would be!) ,toured both a jade and silk factory, and went to the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, the Summer Palace, Wangfujing Night Market, and the Bird’s Nest where the 2008 Summer Olympics opening ceremony was held! In three days, we were able to see many sites in Beijing, but there is still so much to explore there. I only hope I can go back someday to this fascinating city.

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Discovering Hong Kong

Last week for spring break, my mom and I traveled to Hong Kong with two other families. I absolutely fell in love with the city in just the three short days we had there. Having such a short amount of time in HK, our group was constantly on the move, exploring many different aspects of Chinese culture.

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Playtime: Visit to the Korean Orphanage

Since moving to Korea, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to volunteer at a Korean orphanage on a monthly basis. It has been such a great experience and joy to hang out with the children. Each time we visit, we start by having lunch with everyone. The staff prepares several traditional Korean dishes and we bring pizza and sweets (which is always a big treat for the kids)! Afterwards, we make fun crafts with the kids (cotton ball snowmen, paper bag hand puppets, origami butterflies, etc. ). Last weekend, with the weather finally starting to warm up, we went outside with the kids! We played frisbee, soccer, and drew with sidewalk chalk.

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Elevate

Here is a video of my trip to Thailand this past December. Enjoy!

Kob Kun Ka Thailand

My favorite thing is to go to places I’ve never been. -Diane Arbus

This year for Christmas, my family and I traveled to Thailand; we absolutely loved it there! The whole trip, I found myself wonderstruck by what a magnificent place I was experiencing…

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Hello, Tokyo

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. -Marcel Proust

Last week, I was lucky enough to travel to Tokyo, Japan for a school trip. Our school went to an art festival for military schools across Asia called Far East Creative Expressions. There were acrylic, watercolor, digital art, and many more art workshops for students to learn and improve upon their craft. I, of course, attended the photography workshop! It was a very busy and exhausting week, but I had an amazing time learning about what I love and exploring the wonderful city of Tokyo. I had the opportunity to go to the observation deck of the Tokyo Tower, explore Harijuku (internationally known for its youth fashion and culture), visit many art galleries, eat traditional Japanese food, and walk through Shibuya (which has the busiest crosswalk in the world)!…

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