San Francisco Bay Area, 22, athletic, and a Christian. I love the Oakland Athletics, when it comes to baseball and root for the San Francisco 49ers when it comes to football. I go to Baylor University in Waco, Texas even though I’m a California kid. I’m a double major in Management Information Systems and Entrepreneurship and I hope to graduate come May 2019; duly noted, I am a classic extrovert (ENFP for my Myers-Briggs peeps). When I’m not studying or working I’m probably eating really good food and documenting it. I love playing sports and spending a good amount of time at the gym. I dislike superficial facades and treasure loyalty and authenticity in my relationships.
My name is Daniel Chae and it’s safe to say I’m caught in a world of constant tension. What are some of these tensions? The fact I want to be cultured in my Korean heritage, but also want to live in harmony and relevance with the white majority culture I reside in…the fact that I have a religion, but want nothing to do with religiosity…the fact that I want to be a diligent student, but not studious…the fact that I want to be in heaven celebrating with my Maker, but not yet go there…the list goes on. My hope everyday is to live a lifestyle of balance guided by faithfulness and diligence.
That being said, you will find I’m more than an Oakland Athletics fan, a 22 year old Christian, or a Baylor student. You will find that I’m a third generation Korean-American; my parents weren’t immigrants and can speak wonderfully fluent English. I follow Christ with an understanding of suffering and solidarity while remembering I was the pastor’s kid that rebelled and acted out constantly before getting saved. I’m passionate about technology and building systems, not because I’m “Asian” and somehow genetically good at it, but because God called the kid who was only passionate about writing and English class in high school, into the business world. I love doing anything athletic and being outdoors despite the fact most of my Asian-American counterparts skip the sports aspect of life in order to get into the best university possible and become a doctor or lawyer.
So there it is folks I’m your everyday guy, but I’m also Daniel Chae. Here’s my blog and hopefully it can be something that brings greater refreshment and clarity to you. I’m always open to a conversation and will always make time to connect with people; after all, quality time is my biggest love language.
Don’t hesitate to email me at email@example.com. I read every email and will usually respond within 24 hours.