As a freshman at Harvard in 1990, I met Jen and Mina when my high school friend Ryan introduced us.  Jen and Mina already knew each other; they had met years before as 8th graders at a program called Johns Hopkins CTY (Center for Talented...

Last week, it was his favorite taco truck.  Yesterday, it was the soundtrack from Aladdin.  Aladdin, of all things!  We were driving home, and I was looking for music to lighten our mood.  I found an old playlist of Dragon’s on my iPhone — one...

We are continuing our Music Makers Series to introduce you to the people bringing to life our Brass Ensemble program at OCSA, which begins in just a couple weeks.  Please meet advisor Jake Vogel, in his own words: Your name: Jacob Vogel Your title: Advisor Your instrument(s): French Horn What is your...

My dear friend, Esther Kim, passed away 9 days ago, on the night of December 22.  Esther was diagnosed with metastatic kidney cancer a mere 20 days before.  The cancer was stealthy and fierce.We held Esther’s funeral yesterday at Newsong, our church, and the same...

Jeffrey de Seriere was Dragon's symphonic band instructor.  When OCSA dedicated this year's Fall Concert to Justin and Dragon, Jeffrey opened with a few words about Dragon.  Jeffrey then conducted a combined Symphonic Band / Wind Ensemble playing "As Summer Was Just Beginning."  This song,...

  In October, I found an essay on Dragon’s computer that I had never seen before.  Titled, “Community Service Project”, it’s an essay that I believe Dragon wrote for his Tae Kwon Do master at school, where Dragon was working towards his third degree black belt. ...

I’m humbled by the generosity of all of you that have donated to the Dragon Kim Foundation.  Yesterday, a neighbor of ours from down the street, someone that frankly we don’t know very well, came by with a hug, an offer to bring us Thanksgiving...

Justin wanted to run the Color Run when it came to town.  He never had the chance to do that.  So his friends got together today at the Color Run in memory of Justin.  Thus was born Team Stargazers. Justin and Dragon were watching over us...