My entire life story condensed in 2 paragraphs below:
I was born in Seoul, Korea, and immigrated to Canada when I was four, so I identify my hometown with the beautiful Victoria, where the motto for the people there is "newly wed or nearly dead". It's honestly an idyllic place to grow up, but you end up being in a bubble where you're mostly distant or unaware of different cultures & cuisines, the world's socio-economic problems, or the opportunities of the larger world. Still, going to the same day school since I was five allowed me to make lifelong friends along the way :'). Anyhow, despite the beauty of Victoria, being neither newly wed or nearly dead, and also pretty bored with the city, I peaced out as soon as I graduated high school.
Off to college....
I live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the U.S. as a junior undergrad attending the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. I really like it here (most of the time). People always complain about the weather, but I'm accustomed to rain 1/2 the year so for me, it's not bad. Plus, Pittsburgh's food scene is really great, and I love eating out/ordering in. (I started to cook beginning sophomore year, but second semester I started taking the infamous class: 15-112 Fundamentals of Programming and Computer Science and basically it was farewell to any time for cooking.) The only downside to CMU is that I often miss being in Canada and my Canadian friends, and there are days the CMU bubble feels really quite unbearably small.