If you have ever been to New Zealand and sat on the beach on a sunny afternoon, the scene is so beautiful and peaceful that it could lull you to sleep—that is if your three-year-old son, Clark, did not giggle with delight while destroying the sandcastle you had just built with powdery, soft sand. Originally from China, I spent almost 7 years in Auckland, New Zealand where I studied, worked, got married, and had my first son. I am pretty proud to call myself a Chinese-Kiwi. Now a father of 2 (my second son Eddie was just born two weeks ago) and a (rising) second-year MBA student at Booth, I live with my wife Taro and sons in Hyde Park. Currently at my summer internship, I am working as a product manager at VMware in the Bay Area. Newborn Eddie is our little California baby.
This is the second installment of a multi-part series about living in Hyde Park.
Beyond having a great neighborhood feel and extremely affordable housing, Hyde Park offers a lot in the way of amenities. While it admittedly doesn’t have an incredible night life—you’ll likely have to take a bus/train/car downtown for that—it does offer a lot of great shopping and restaurants. A few of the highlights here: Continue reading Business School – A Family Affair: Hyde Park Living Pt. II
This is the first installment of a multi-part series about living in Hyde Park.
Hyde Park truly is an oasis in the middle of Chicago. The area is incredibly safe (it’s actually safer than the Loop where most students live), close to campus, and is experiencing a rennaissance in new restaurants, shops and stores. While some students may overlook the area because it’s not where the social hub of student-life resides, for those of us with families or who enjoy being able to be more judicious about our social engagements. It’s the perfect place to live. Continue reading Business School – A Family Affair: Hyde Park Living
|On the way to school|
|Hyde Park soccer league|
|Booth kids trick-or-treating in Hyde Park|
|Adam’s kids playing in a Hyde Park park|