Life split in Tokyo, Sunnyvale, and Seoul but left my heart always belongs to sunny crispy California.
BS and MS educated from Big Ten schools (Buckeyes and Wildcats, Yeah!) to become a professional computer geek. Yes, I speak in binary!! (Darn! how come there's only C++ in language selection!!)
Currently staying in Tokyo for few startup projects. As soon as I'm done here, I'm going back to the Big Apple!!!!
I'm a dreamer with intense persistence to make my dreams come true, or I could be a geeky nerdy man with narrow tunnel vision... Who knows?
At 10, I had my own Apple II (yes I'm old enough) spending whole year struggling with hacking which led to wrecking one of the most expensive household appliances at that time.
At 12, while other friends were running around and chasing baseball, I made love to S.A.M (Software Automatic Mouth), a distant ancestor of Siri, on my Apple II. Ahh! that Autumn, I tenaciously programed BASIC to make SAM speak erotica in Korean!! How cool was that! (snort)
In the stormy period of my adolescence, I was lured by the beauty of music and literature. Like the Starbuck's Siren lurks around every corner of known cities, the irresistible quality captured me into a rabbit hole with full of wonders.
From Jr. High until the beginning of the college, my entertainment broadened to literature, music and others like any other teenaged boys might like in everywhere in the world: I read chockfull amount of the Modern (late 1800's to early 1900's) Japanese & Russian literatures, I also enjoyed the Modernism music like Saint-Saëns, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, and Debussy (remember "Clair De Lune" from Twilight? The Modern classical music works marvelously to any teenagers, I guess.. in case you don't remember http://youtu.be/S2KfAoYd1WI)
At MOMA, 18, I lost my virginity to Kirchner's "Street, Dresden." The vivid color was so overwhelming, and engulfed me. Since then, my addiction to the Modernism(and Expressionism) grow deeper. That led huge chain reactions. Then "Surrealism" became the keyword of my life.
At college, I rejoiced the exoteric beauty of computers particularly the UNIX (including NeXTStep which I worshiped). My love affair began at a computer lab in my engineering school. It was love at first sight! I had work extra to get the admin role in that lab. Yes, it was a priesthood back than. Speaking the holy languages (like Shell Scripts and C/C++) and limit harddisk quota to the users. We should have worn the hooded cloaks at that lab.. :)
Thanks to that religious zeal, I started to work at a local state owned Internet service provider(ISP) and had enormous opportunities meet and care computers no ordinary mundane people can approach. I was listening to Divinyls's "I Touch Myself" when I was "burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night.." :)
Did I say "Surrealism?" Since 22, I set my life's goal to make the surreal world of my own. Heavily influenced by Zhuang-zi(莊子)'s "Butterfly Dream(胡蝶之夢)," or Stephenson's "Snow Crash."
Everyday I move bit by bit to make that dream come true. Of course I do other affairs to be profitable to move forward. As for the mundane mechanical foundation, I work on to create technology called "Augmented Reality," or I prefer to label it as "Mixed Reality."
May be I'm in quest for a muse who inspires me from the foundation to metaphysical level. A connector who would feed me cosmic wonders eternally. ^^
Away from the desk, I'm still interested in esoteric and no money making value subjects like Sanskrit, Buddhist Scriptures, Classic Chinese Writings and Confucian Scriptures (before Chin Dynasty). Other interests: Evolutionary Psychology, Complexity Theories, and other stuffs that takes slow and arduous learning process.
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