Doodle 4 Google (2008)

On May 21, 2008, I was the national winner of the contest “Doodle 4 Google- What if?”
The theme was to come up with an idea that were based off the quote “What if?” and create a doodle that reflected it.
My doodle was called, “Up in the Clouds” where I envisioned an ideal world.


“My doodle, ‘Up in the Clouds,’ expresses a world in the sky. This new world is clean and fresh, and people are social and enlightened. Every person here is treated as family no matter who they are. The bright sun heats this ideal place with warmth, love, and brightens everyone’s day.”
As the national winner, I was rewarded a $10,000 scholarship, a HP laptop, and a $25,000 technology grant for my school. And in addition to that, my doodle was posted as the google logo on the Google website for an entire day.

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It was an eye-opening and amazing experience or me to have had the privilege to visit the Googleplex and meet so many different people including Dennis Hwang, the webmaster, and Marissa Mayer, who is now the CEO of Yahoo!

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The following article is from the Castro Valley Forum, a town newspaper.


Here’s an article from the Joong Ang Ilbo, The Korea Daily, about my winning.IMG_0008

And this article is from the same source, The Korea Daily, however it’s from a different issue. Though it covers the happening of me winning the Doodle 4 Google competition, but it also covers my religion: Buddhism. The reporter had written about me and my thoughts about Buddhism in this article.

Below are some of the many links to my interview and articles about that year’s competition.

If you or any of your family members are interested in participating in this yearly competition, visit


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