Bon Voyage Hoon!
Bon Voyage Hoon!
AWA wished farewell to our intern last Thursday night over dinner and drinks at a K-town favorite. Needless to say, we were very sad that his internship was closing. The sentiment was reciprocated as he expressed thanks for all he learned, and for working daily in the good-humored atmosphere of AWA.
Hoon’s creative expression manifested not only in our office, but also in a poem about time that he wrote for one of AWA’s Thursday Inspiration Lunches. Those lunches happen weekly and provide an opportunity for team members to share a poem or other inspiring tidbit to propel us through our tasks with enthusiasm and inspiration. Hoon’s wise words on the subject of “time” were written on the subway via i-phone, on his way into work:
The time is equal to everyone.
It never lies, it never tells us what to do.
Every people in the universe has
Exactly the same amount of time. Every people uses time in their own way and for their own purpose. Time doesn’t wait for the lazy people, It follows to the diligent ones. Time can able everything. Everything is matter of time. Time is challenge. It is designed by yourself. But some are chased by the time and some rules the time. Be the best designer for your time!
Hoon Cho met AWA through our firm’s Korean student internship program. Twice yearly for duration of six months, we work closely with a new up and coming young designer, engaging him or her in various aspects of AWA’s inner workings and creative energy. By the end, the student not only has experience working with an established firm, but can also count his/her time spent with us towards school credits for graduation. (Hoon’s specific talents also developed into some very creative ping-pong table moves during his time with us.)