Hi. I wrote my first article in fall 2006. I hold a dual B.A./B.S. degree in humanities and mechanical engineering at a university in New York City, USA. I was at first jobless but later moved to Pasadena, Calif., USA, to work in space studies and technology management at an institute. I did an M.S. in financial engineering at a southern Californian and Singaporean joint university degree program. I then lived in Singapore for some time but moved when I realized my personality is not conducive to the single-season climate. I now reside in Korea. Am trying to trace antecedents. Discover my past. My username comes from one of my favorite books I read when young, The Falcon and the Snowman, by Robert Lindsey, a book about friendship and espionage. During the day I work, and sometimes at night and during weekends I volunteer to help adoptees and overseas Koreans (교포) reintegrate into society, and help non-Koreans better cope with the proverbial reality of it all.