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p1000898.JPGp1000894.JPGAnother exciting thing for me while I was in Seoul for the World Knowledge Forum was to meet with alumni of ICS. Park, Nam and Bin came to meet me at the venue. As alumni of ICS work and live in many different places throughout the world, I make sure that I inform those who live in the cities I visit for the conference etc. before I go. (I am getting better at it, though I did not act early enough before.)

  These past few years, I met with alumni over breakfast in Delhi 2.5 years ago, had dinner with a group in Beijing two years ago, drink with three in Seoul last year and had dinner with a group in Kuala Lumpur in June this year.

  I appreciate their effort to come to meet me, as I know they have very busy schedule. (As a matter of fact, two among those on the Seoul list were out of the country when I was there, but we exchanged note.)

  It is always fun to see them advance in their career, try new ventures and new projects, start family etc. etc. I also get inside scoop of what is going on in the country and/or in the region. I wanted to see them and give them Korean translation of our book which came out very recently. I wanted to ask what is written, as I do not read Korean.

  The photo on the right shows Park and me as he came to one of my sessions and the other on the left showing Bin and Nam with me enjoying drinks at the lounge.

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    • Yvonne Kok (ICS, Class of 2002)
    • October 22nd, 2008

    Ishikura-sensei, your energy amazes me! Please let me know if you’re ever in Berlin before next March! I’m now in Rostock (previous East German town next to the Baltic Sea) where my husband Junji is spending his one-year sabbatical at the Max Planck Institute. Take care and happy globe-trotting!

    • yishikura
    • October 23rd, 2008

    Hi, Yvonne, how nice to hear from you! I have never been to Berlin and I hopt I will get there before you leave! Keep in touch!

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