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Poems by Hi-Dong Chai

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08/16/2019 Kindness 26 Free verse
08/15/2019 Gratitude 40 Free verse
08/14/2019 Meaning of Life 18 Free verse
08/13/2019 Believing in Self and God 25 Free verse
08/12/2019 Knowing and Believing 19 Free verse
08/11/2019 My way is the right way 47 Free verse
08/10/2019 Spoonful of Rice 60 Free verse
08/08/2019 Praise 19 Free verse
08/07/2019 Tennis Champion and War 26 Free verse
08/07/2019 Human Seasons 67 Free verse
08/06/2019 Brothers and Sisters 35 Free verse
08/06/2019 Goodbye, Kwidong 17 Free verse
08/05/2019 Peace 35 Free verse
08/04/2019 Joy 27 Free verse
08/03/2019 Scars of War 34 Free verse
08/02/2019 Money Tree 26 Free verse
08/02/2019 Thousand Dishes 16 Free verse
08/01/2019 Orphans 31 Free verse
07/29/2019 Alone 43 Free verse
07/29/2019 Meaning of Love 27 Free verse
07/28/2019 Children and Wars 38 Free verse
07/15/2019 Marriage 28 Free verse
06/10/2019 I hate war 73 Free verse


Quote Left How to be the BEST that you can be. FOCUS on your goal and be PERSISTENT. Quote Right
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Quote Left Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it. You are in charge of your ATTITUDE. Quote Right
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Quote Left Even monkeys fall from trees. If you want to succeed, don't be afraid to fail. Quote Right
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A native of Seoul, South Korea, Hi-Dong Chai was educated in the United States with a Ph.D. in electrical engineering.  After working nineteen years for IBM, he accepted a professor of electrical engineering position at San Jose State University and taught there for fifteen years. He was recognized as a leading authority of magnetic actuator design. He is the author/coauthor of 40 technical papers. He is the inventor/co-inventor 52 inventions that were either published in the IBM Invention Disclosure bulletin or filed for U.S. patents.  He is also the author of a book, Electromechanical Motion Devices, Prentice Hall, 1998. 

With all his professional accomplishments, he did not forget his life’s journey through Korea as the last son of a Christian minister. He did not forget his father in prison under Japan’s rule. He did not forget his fifteen-year-old brother, volunteering to join the Japanese military during WWII in the hope of having his father released from prison, coming home and dying from his injury. He did not forget his father taken away the communists during the Korean War, never to return. He did not forget his mother, whose life had been shattered by the wars but led her last son with love and wisdom.

After retiring in 2002, he decided to spend his remaining years sharing his life stories with the world. My Truest Hope was published in the 2012 August issue of the Guideposts magazine; it won the award for Writerstalk Challenge for Memoir by South Bay Branch of California Writers Club in February 2013. Also Blossoms and Bayonets coauthored with Jana McBurney-Lin was published in 2013; Jana has turned the life of his family under Japan during World War II into a historical novel. Shattered by the Wars, the story of his family during WWII under Japan and during the Korean War, was published in 2013, and its second edition with a new title, Sustained by Love thru Wars, in 2016.