My name is Leah and I am originally from South Korea.
I came to the US about 6 years ago via a study abroad program that was owned by Korean American Family; Mr.Kim, Mrs.Kim, their son and daughter. Mr.Kim was a successful business man and he wanted to give back to the society. He decided to help Korean students by providing affordable study abroad program in the US. He donated a lot of money to this Catholic High school and became vice president. He became a huge influence to the school, that way, all of his students can go to school without any troubles or bullying.
There were about 20 - 25 students and we all lived in a house in PA with Mr.Kim's family. We all cared for each other like a big family.
Then things started falling apart. There were some conflicts between kids' parents and Mr.Kim's family. Then his family started becoming dictators. They wanted to take control of everything, so nothing can go wrong. Everyday was like a movie when I lived with them. They weren't the same people anymore without even realizing it. Students were too naive and young, easy to control. We were too nice to see how manipulative they were at that time.
For me, it was heart breaking to see good people changing, and I really wanted to help them stay as who they were. I believed they were good people. I really wanted to help them to stay sane in that crazy house. I tried my best to help them communicate with all the parents, students and even with themselves when there were conflicts. However, it sometimes was a little too much for a 16 year old girl. I wanted to run away. I got lucky if I got to sleep more than 3 hours a day, because I was always up late helping Mr.Kim. I became the leader of the program eventually and I always tried taking care of everyone. I gave up on all of my dreams, friends, and even my real family for this new family.
Many came and left the program. Most of them ended up really bad. I never gave up on him because I had a faith in his intentions. But as time goes, I start to realize how cruel, selfish and arrogant Mr.Kim's were at times. They used my love and faith for them to get what they wanted.
Then they started relying on me a little too much and some crazy things happened. Now his son ended up in jail and the program has shut. I will leave you here with my story. I cannot tell you everything because I am trying to write a book about my experience :) ! But I promise, it will be crazier than whatever you imagine and I am dying to tell you the whole story.
I lived with them for 4 years, 247. A LOT of things happened. Everyday was like a movie. And every time I tell my friends or others about it, they say it's a story worth spreading. They can't believe things like this still happen in 2013. It's 100% real story and I think I am finally ready to let to world know about it. Most of my friends do not even know this story. It's just such a long and crazy story, I never know where to even begin.
Due to my lack of English grammar & writing skills, I would need to hire a ghost writer to write this book. And all the quotes I got are like from 5000 - 25,000. I am trying my best to write the most of book myself, and have it consulted by someone else. However, it's not easy because I am also working full time.
If you know a good writer, or if you are a writer and are willing to help me write this book, please contact me.
If you would like to support/help me publish this book, any small donations would be appreciated.
What I talked about here are like 2% of the whole story. It will be an eye opener for you on humanity and the world. Dictators do not only exist in communist countries. They can be anywhere in different forms and are probably are respected by many. But it's SO HARD to spot them because they really get into their people's brain and use their innocence and love to keep their mouse shut. Maybe people are seeking for help, and I really want this book to give them courage and support to stand up for themselves. And YOU can be part of it!
Thank you so much and I appreciate your support.
Hopefully I will get to tell you the whole story via my book someday. :)