Tom is a fellow Korean American adoptee, and was one of my roommates when I lived in Seoul. One of Tom’s striking character traits is his self-deprecating sense of humor, and an almost jovial sense of cynicism. Tom is also a highly intelligent boy, and has an endearing love of dogs. While he claims to be indifferent to the welfare of others, he famously cried during Marley & Me which shouldn’t be forgotten - thus I have taken it upon myself to let it be known.
I don’t know if Tom knows how much I enjoyed him. He was like a cute little brother - I was nosy about his love life, as I hoped he’d someday meet a nice girl who would appreciate his sweetness while not abusing it.
Tom also has a great sense of fun spontaneity. He once ran down the street on New Year's Eve with his pants around his ankles because of a dare.
Some might argue he just did whatever I told him, being the dominant noona that I am (that means ‘older sister’ in Korean). But in truth, only so many people would have agreed to randomly taking photos in the middle of the street, to make use of the couch that was just sitting there for no apparent reason.