In Korea, your 1st birthday is very important.
It's called Dol.
There are many festivities, gift giving, families and friends that come to visit a kid on their 1st birthday!
Mine was in 1999, and it was pretty big!
There was a scary looking clown and everything...
Seoul, South Korea
When I was 2 1/2, I visited South Korea for the first time.
It was very scary and the plane to get there was awful!
But overall the trip was really fun and I got to see my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
September 11th was when al-Qaeda sent a series of suicide attacks to the United States. The hijackers intentionally hit the Twin Towers in New York City with two airliners.
This was a sad day for all of us. I actually got to visit the site where the Twin Towers used to stand.
In 2002, I moved from the Madison area to Verona.
I continued going to Preschool of the Arts until I started kindergarten at Stoner Prairie the following year.
When I was 5, I joined the Suzuki Strings of Madison.
I had my first recital at this age, and I messed up a lot.
Many of my recitals didn't go very smoothly..
At the end of 1st grade, I got an award for perfect attendance.
It was my first award and I still have it to this day!
The following year I missed 2 days of school, because I was sick.
In 1st grade I made my first Powerpoint.
It was really low-key, and mediocre.. but it was worth a shot!
I can make a Powerpoint complete with information, slide transitions, pictures, and designs all in 30 minutes.
When I was 8 I met the world famous violinist Sarah Chang.
She has always been a role model of mine, and she is insanely talented.
She said I was cute!
In 2007, I went to Washington D.C!
I got to go to the White House, Capital, National Archives Building, Lincoln Memorial, National Landmarks, and stand in the exact middle of Washington D.C.
It was really fun!
While I was in Bostin, Massachutsetts, I got to go on the Freedom Trail.
The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile red (or yellow) brick trail that leads you to 16 significant historic sites.
A lady dressed in colonial time clothing lead us around Boston, and pointed out hidden keys and codes! I also got to go to Paul Revere and Benjamin Franklin's graves!
President Barack Obama was elected into presidency November 4th, 2008. He is our 44th President and first African American ever to hold office.
College for Kids
In the summer of 2009, I was picked to attended College for Kids with Caleb Cain and Alex Pletta!
It was a great experience and I met a lot of friends I still talk to today.
I took Philosophy, Nanotech, and Stop-Motion Animation courses, one per week with Group 17.
We called ourselves the Chimichangas and we had a lot of fun learning.
National Merit Scholar
In 2010, I was nominated by my language arts teacher, Ms. Schwenn, to a national yearbook. I was selected and I'm now a National Merit Scholar.
I'm really happy I was selected!
Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras
I auditioned for WYSO in late May, for Sinfoinetta.
I also quit Suzuki to start WYSO, but it was all worth it because I'm the number 1 ranked girl in my orchestra.
I have so far performed in over 90 concerts.
100,000 For Impeachment
On February 17, I went to the capital to protest against Governor Scott Walker's bill. I was one of the 100,000 people who went to the capital in the cold to fight for what we believe in.