Kairong arrived in the United States in the 1980s where he received his Bachelor's from Westmar University in Iowa and his Master's from University of South Dakota. Even though Kairong grew up in a family of medical doctors, he chose to pursue a profession in art. He feels that art is a powerful form of expression that can cross language barriers.
Aside from art, Kairong has a great passion for his family and for the sport of table tennis. He has a wonderful wife and three lovely children.