Myoung Kang '89 and Ian Oglesby (HC '88) met on the Blue Bus and their first conversation revolved around a haircut. The rest is history. They have been married for almost 28 years, have three children, and truly enjoy living their lives together — from appreciating each other's individual interests and work to traveling the world and watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
How did you meet?
Ian: She was sitting a row in front of me on the Blue Bus with a friend of mine, and talking about getting a haircut and I blurted out that her hair was beautiful. She looked at me like I was a bug. We've been together ever since.
Describe your experiences at Bryn Mawr with each other.
Myoung: He helped me through a really tough time when my mom was dying and I was very poor. I had to work and take extra classes to make up for a semester that I took off when she died.
I liked that we were separate people and had our own activities. I did SGA and had a job to help pay for things. He was involved with rugby, swimming, and the alternative concert series. I was an econ major and he was a molecular bio major. We had our own identities.
Ian: Myoung just blew me away with her energy and talents. She used to come by Sharpless to drag me out of lab because she knew I might forget to eat.
Describe your connection with each other today.
Myoung: We're lifelong partners. We've been married almost 28 years, have two sons and a daughter, have lived in three states (five homes and many remodels) and survived the deaths of three parents together. We enjoy traveling together — we have been to four continents (eight or nine countries), 26 states, and many cities together.
Ian: We've raised three kids together, been involved in all sorts of community activities. She still blows me away with her drive and talents.
"I liked that we were separate people and had our own activities. I was an econ major and he was a molecular bio major. We had our own identities."
Share your favorite story or anecdote about your relationship.
Myoung: Some friends think our height difference is hilarious — he's 6-foot-6 and I am 5-foot-3 (almost) — and suggest that we dress as the Jolly Green Giant and Sprout for Halloween. I remember, during a visit with his family during the spring break of my junior year, I saw a book that I loved on his bookshelf (not a very popular one) and felt like we were meant to be together.
Ian: I remember mud sliding down Barclay Beach during a warm rain shower our first spring together.
How do you support and remain connected to the College today and why?
Myoung and Ian: We support mainly by donating. We feel connected because we have a good group of friends and felt as though we received a great education.