Five Influential People

in Janet Han's life

influence: the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone.

o1: Kee Han [mother]

biography:

She was born May 6, 1970 in Busan, Korea. She graduated from university with a degree in education in 1992, and then moved to the California the same year. She then met Nathan Han in 1993, got married in 1994, had daughter [me] in 1995. She currently lives in Texas, works as a Montessori school teacher, has a husband and 2 children.


influence:

Even though it is sometimes difficult for my parents to provide for our family, she still works her best to make sure my brother and I get what we need. She influences me with her positive outlook on life and her great faith. She also influences me by teaching me good morals and teaching me about making the right decisions.


o2. Janice Yi [teacher]

biography:

Janice was born January 22, 1991. She went to school in Carrollton's Farmers Branch. She was very involved in church, and was on the praise team. After graduating high school, she went to Hawaii for YWAM (Youth With A Mission), and then went to Tonga for 3 months of outreach mission. Once she came back, she became a bible study teacher for the sophomores [my grade] in the youth group at KDBC. She started attending CFNI (Christ For the Nations Institute) in 2012.


influence:

I have known Janice since I was in elementary school, and she has always been a role model. Our names are similar, so as I got older, people would confuse us at times because we are similar in some ways. Because I always looked up to her, I would strive to "be worthy" to be confused with her. Eventually, she became my bible study teacher, and now she teachers me about the Word and how her life has been changed by it, and that influences my lifestyle as well.

o3. Ludovico Einaudi [composer]

biography:

Ludovico Einaudi was born on November 23, 1955 in Italy. He was trained at the Conservatorio Verdi in Milan under composer Luciano Berio. He is a pianist and composer, and is a stunning musician. He has composed scores for countless movies. One can describe his music as ambient, focusing on minimalism and contemporary pop. He lives in Piedmont, Italy on a vineyard, and has also received an OMRI (Order of Merit of the Italian Republic).


influence:

Music influences me in so many ways-- when I am stressed, it can calm me down. When I need a place and time to calm down, I always listen to Einaudi's pieces. He has also been a great influence in my life because of his innovation in classical music. He has inspired me that there is always originality within things you may or may not see as original.

o4. Hahee Jeong [best friend]

biography:

Hahee was born on May 26, 1995 in Texas. She met her best friend [me] in March, 2001 at Korean Disciple Baptist Church. She lives in Plano, TX. Over the summer of 2012, she went to Turkey on a mission trip. She is a senior at Plano West Senior High School.


influence:

As she is my best friend, I spend a lot of time with her. Her actions influence mine (and vice versa). We inadvertently compete with each other in academics, and we challenge each other to be the best we can be. We tell each other everything, and she has taught me many things about friendship and what a truly good person/friend is. She causes me to try to be a friend like she is, and she influences me daily.

o5. Brooke Fraser [musician]

biography:

Brooke Fraser was born on December 15, 1983. She is a New Zealand Christian worship leader (for Hillsong Church), and also a folk-pop artist. She took piano lessons from ages 7 to 17, taught herself guitar at age 15, and started writing songs at age 12. She signed on with Sony Music at age 17 and moved to Sydney. She has recorded three albums, and has written many songs for Hillsong. She was married in 2008. She has done many philanthropic acts (donates to charities, helps with World Vision), among other things. She's awesome.


influence:

She is both a worship leader for Hillsong Church, and a folk-pop "secular" artist. As a Christian worship leader, she influences me (as I am the worship leader for my youth group) inspires me and influences me to be the best I can be and to give my all. I listen to her music all the time, and her music really influences my moods at times. Her philanthropic work also influences me positively and makes me want to help others as well.