My journey from east coast to east asia, teaching English to a group of kids in a language I know nothing about. That and the possible start of my war journalism career, depending on world events.

30th July 2014

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A verdant work space

A verdant work space

30th July 2014

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Amazing dessert at Brian’s Shaved Ice on Sawtelle Blvd

Amazing dessert at Brian’s Shaved Ice on Sawtelle Blvd

16th July 2014

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Anonymous said: Do you get job offer at Riot Games?

Yep, I’m currently working there as a Fraud Investigator.  Kinda why I stopped writing, I guess.

26th April 2014

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Riot Xeno, on duty~

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7th April 2014

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Beef & bacon pie, buttered carrots, and honey biscuits for the season 4 premier 

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30th March 2014

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"Hey 단풍, what’cha lookin’ at?"

Wild turkeys in my backyard today~

"Hey 단풍, what’cha lookin’ at?"

Wild turkeys in my backyard today~

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27th March 2014

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Riot Interview pt. 2

TL;DR: I think I did really well, and the next step (should I get it) is an on-site interview in LA.

Today, I talked with the Director of Risk and Live Development for my second tier interview. It was pretty similar to the tier one interview, with questions more focused on how I would handle player-focused problems.

For example, I was asked how I would try to reduce chargebacks in a given region. He also asked how I would handle situations involving players who violated the ToS, and fraudulent websites that purport to sell RP.

There were more questions about how I had handled feedback in the past, and what my approach to giving my opinion in meetings and discussions was.

Finally, I was able to ask some questions. I really let myself go a bit and asked the questions I cared about, which I think resonated well. When they say that everyone at Riot is a gamer, it’s not a joke and every single person really takes play seriously. I asked about the salary range, if anyone at Riot played tabletop games (they have multiple nights a week) and if they had department League teams. They do, and have an internal competition thrice yearly called the Riot Rumble.

I asked for feedback at the end of the interview, and he said that he was very happy with what he heard and told me a little bit about the likely next step and when I can expect to hear from them. I’ll be sure to post more updates, so fingers crossed!

23rd March 2014

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태현이~  Ocean City NJ

태현이~ Ocean City NJ

23rd March 2014

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New Jersey

Just finishing up a week at home!

I was lucky enough to have my parents willing to host Tae Hyun for a few days, here on her spring break.  We had to spend more time than I would have liked just getting my driver’s license back, since mine had expired in Korea.

After that, we made it down to Ocean City, NJ~  Visited the beach and the boardwalk, we ate salt water taffy, fudge, and Manco’s pizza.  Last time I was there, I remember it being called Mack and Manco’s, but apparently they had a big fight and it’s all very hush hush.  The recipe’s unchanged though, and that’s what matters.  

Danpoong, my cat, made the trip home pretty peacefully - she wasn’t too stressed out, and managed to hold her bladder until the 26th hour of 27 hours of travel.  Now she’s getting used to my family and her new home, and likes to sleep in my bed and under boxes all around the house.  

My second tier interview with Riot is scheduled for next week, this time with the the director of risk management and live development.  I’m way less worried this time than I was before - I know I’m a good fit, and I’m really eager to show it to them through an interview.  There was a really interesting article on Reddit called “The Hard Realities of Working at Riot Games" that I read.  I’m pretty pumped that this is the worst they can throw at me - I’d love to eat, breath, sleep, play, work, and dream Riot, and that was one of the major points of the article.

Tagged: riot gamesinterviewnew jerseyhomespring break

13th March 2014

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