Thereafter, I went through my last three years of high school at Point Grey Secondary, a co-ed public school which really opened my eyes 😉 , considering the studious nerdy all-boys environment I came from.
Then I went to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and got my B.Sc. at Carnegie Mellon University, majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Knowing that hardware was not for me, I became a software engineer/scientist at BBN Technologies in Cambridge, Massachusetts, specializing in Large-Vocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition (LVCSR) systems built for the government intelligence community (not those you can buy off the shelf).
While I was working in Boston, I found the woman of my dreams and my other half, Charis. We got married on June 15th, 2003 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, the place where we met each other and grew spiritually together.
After living in Boston for six years, we thought it is time to settle down and start a family, so I brought her along and moved back to Vancouver in late 2005.
On May 21st, 2007, our first daughter Alethia Kara Ann was born. Her name means “truth” in Greek, pairing up with her mom’s name Charis, which means “grace”, refers to my favorite verse from the Bible: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace (Charis) and truth (Alethia).” (John 1:14).
On October 7th, 2009, our second daughter Sophia Zoe Ann was born. In Greek, Sophia means “wisdom” and Zoe means “life”. Sophia is not the human-kind of wisdom, but godly wisdom, wisdom that God imparts to those who are close to Him. Similarly, Zoe is not merely natural biological life, but the transcendent breath of life originating from God that makes all things come alive and flourish.
As we turned a new page in our lives, I also found myself called to a different direction in my vocation. Currently I am studying as a forth year MDiv student at Regent College, an international graduate school of Christian studies where world renowned theologians and the best minds gather. I am planning to be ordained as an Anglican minister soon after I graduate.
My calling as a follower of Christ is to participate in his reconciliation and renewal of the entire creation, for which I call the Creation/Humanity 2.0 project.
More specifically, I am called to build up the people of God with a vibrant evangelical faith using the invaluable resources from the historical orthodox Anglican tradition.
I believe the Eucharist, Sabbath, and Community are three key things that will help the Church face our pluralistic, fragmented, restless, dehumanizing, and broken post-modern world. They will also help transform the Church into a more fervent entity living in the world, a people that can not only “Think Differently”, but also “Live Differently”, with their lives constantly filled with joy, hope, and love, channeling God’s blessings to the world.
My other interests include theology, culture, physics (esp. time-space stuff), technology, design, electric guitar, drums, j-pop music, movies, and of course, last but not least, spending time with my beautiful wife Charis and my cute and vivacious daughters Alethia and Sophia.