Hello, boys and girls! Welcome to my shabby residence on the net. My name is Hong, and I will be your host for this site.
My full name is Younghong Cho (or Cho, Younghong as more commonly said in Korea). “Hong” is a name I use instead of “Younghong” here in the States since it is shorter, and easier to remember and to pronounce (for most people). My family and relatives usually call me “Hong-ee” (“ee” is pronounced as in “bee”. A postfix “ee” is often used when addressing a Korean whose name ends with a consonant to make the pronunciation smooth) because the syllable “Young” is shared among my siblings (if I had one) and cousins (from my father’s side), and therefore redundant within the family. And that’s where the name “Hong” comes from. To me, it is more familiar name than “Younghong” (which sounds a bit more formal to me).