Sin Myeong-Jun, probably the most memorable student from my year in Korea. A second year middle schooler, we unfortunately only had first semester together (since the class schedule didn’t have time for me 2nd semester). Besides being an active participant in class, Myeong-Jun always stopped to talk to me in the halls, looking at me with this glint of excitement/curiosity in his eye. Our best memory together though was racing down the slopes at the school ski trip in December. The winner had to buy the loser hot chocolate. We went for 5 rounds and he bested me on the last one, but we still split the cost of drinks and snacks afterward. Such a fun day and a really special kid.