Ihnil is the type of person who has a million friends, each one of them equally important and deserving of his time. Everybody loves him, and if I had to guess why, I think it’s because he radiates something that makes people feel safe. I think his best quality is that he cares so deeply for everyone and always wants to help. He’s always said that if he hadn’t become an architect, he’d be a nurse, and I think there’s a lot of truth to that. His capacity for love is limitless, and there isn’t a mean bone in his body.
I love making Ihnil laugh because he has a great giggle and a wonderfully goofy sense of humor. He’s also insanely talented at the arts—he’s a wonderful painter and sketcher—and his work ethic is unparalleled. He’s beloved by his coworkers and his superiors, no matter what firm he goes to. He prefers his work to have a positive social impact, which is why designing affordable housing projects is so satisfying to him.
I love watching Ihnil play with his niece and nephew and it makes me excited for us to adopt. He’s going to be the happiest, kindest dad and he loves to play and be goofy. Every night he dedicates a big chunk of time to playing with our dog, Beatrice, who absolutely worships him. I know he’s going to be the rock of our family—when I think of him, I think of a ship that’s able to sail very steadily through a storm.
Deep cleaning, relaxing at cafes, cooking Korean food, playing with our dog, creating elaborate spreadsheets, spending time with friends.
If fried chicken is on the restaurant’s menu, Ihnil is unable to order anything else instead. And he puts hot sauce on everything.