Who is Terry

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HI! I’M TERRY. I work at Carnegie Mellon University as an Assistant Teaching Professor in the School of Computer Science. As a non-native English speaker and living in the U.S., I have been learning a lot of useful (?) English expressions.

First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to my friends (Andrew, Jake, Patrick, Phil, Alex, Ari, Carol and even more) for teaching me those interesting expressions. After having so many funny stories and my own thoughts about them, I decided to record as many as possible so that I can remember and share them with you.

Please remember that this blog is for sharing my experience in learning what expressions are really used by native English speakers so that we can eventually understand and, if necessary, use them! So, I have to warn you that there might be some in Rated R category (?).

In case you want to know more about me…

I am from South Korea and came to the U.S. in July, 2006 to study. After getting a MS in Information Technology degree, I started to work for a fast-growing software company in 2007. Many of my friends at the company called me “T-Bone.” In Aug 2010, I started my new career as a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University. Before Terry Lee, there was Eun-Sun Lee (이은선), my Korean name. Not many people could pronounce my Korean name correctly. Well, that is why I decided to have an English name, Terry. Whenever there is free time, I always try to find something to do like coding for fun, playing golf or soccer, etc. During winter, I snowboard and go to a climbing wall to rock climb. I have a black belt in Taekwondo and am a lifeguard. Here is my LinkedIn profile for you. And, here is the core faculty page of ISR (Institute for Software Research) of Carnegie Mellon University.

I know there are so many non-native English speakers out there. So, if you want to share your funny stories with others, please, send me your story! I will make sure to let the readers know that it is your story.

I also know there are so many native English speakers out there. So, if you want to share your opinions, please, feel free to add your comments! I will approve them very generously.

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