Mr. Pak works one of the steamers at Aunt Paula's factory. During a rush to complete an order, he traps his hand in a steamer, burning it badly. Matt later explains that he'll likely go on to work with his wife in a jewelry factory, where the work is less dangerous.
Mr. Pak Character Timeline in Girl in Translation
The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Pak appears in Girl in Translation. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.