ASK GSJ - Martin
Martin lives and works in Greater Saint John
Martin is Co-Owner of Common's Crêperie Café in Rothesay, New Brunswick.
“Now I can see my family every day and spend plenty of time with my sons playing basketball."
Greater Saint John has a history of attracting people like Martin who want to make a new and better life for their families.
We want to show you what it’s like to live and work in Saint John, New Brunswick.
Questions and Answers with Martin
- I'm from Seoul, South Korea.
- I went to Chung-Ang University in Seoul and majored in Applied Statistics (Mathematics). And I went to Soongsil University Graduate School in Seoul and got a master's degree in global business.
- My wife and I moved to Saint John in 2012.
- My wife Jenny Lee and I bought Common's Crêperie Café in 2013 - I work for her (: We serve savoury crêpes, sandwiches, sweet crêpes and desserts.
- The best part about my job is working with our great staff, and meeting friendly customers.
- After I bought my restaurant and got used to running it, everything is so good. Customers are so friendly, and business is growing every year. But for me, it's all about family and my two sons.
When we lived in South Korea, my wife and I both had to work because the cost of living in Seoul is really high. I had to drop my sons off at my parents' house every Monday morning and then on Friday night we took them back to spend the weekend together - it wasn't good at all. Now I can see my family every day and spend lots of time with my sons playing basketball.
- It's the close-knit community.
I'm in a couple of bands and we're playing for quite a few fundraising events helping people who are in need. Whenever I see the people who are volunteering, it's so awesome and I feel proud that I'm part of it.
- It's Kim's Fry Time in Quispamsis. The Chinese pork cutlet is my favourite menu item there. It's so tasty!
- It's playing basketball at the YMCA. Actually, I go there almost every day to play basketball.
- People here are super friendly and you don't need to be afraid to ask for help. Try to get involved in community activities - you can get to know lots of great people!
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