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Plan to be an educator
"Be the change I want to see in the world"
My friends will say that I am friendly and hard-working. I am open-minded and I read comparative literature, cultural studies, and gender studies at university and I hope to be an educator in my future. Very outgoing and would like to explore the world and live my life to the fullest. Hardcore traveller!
I am in love with international relations and politics, and I was an avid member of Model United Nations when I was an undergrad. I even participated in Harvard National Model United Nations in Boston, which is one of my most unforgettable experiences in life. I later took part in Global Citizenship Programme in New York where I could attend seminars inside the UN headquarters, and at transnational NGOs such as Human Rights Watch. It further broadened my horizons about the world and I have developed a sensitive attitude towards global issues.
When I was in high school, I was a devoted volunteer to a programme called Hong Kong Young Ambassador, and I dedicated more than 100 hours to serving the tourists from all around the globe. I also volunteered as a teaching assistant in some primary and secondary schools when I was in university, and I even taught some underprivileged kids maths in London! I love kids and I hope to provide the best education for them since they are the future pillars of society, and I was really touched by them as I felt their eagerness to learn when I was volunteering. I was also a course leader and led a group of students to Gold Coast, Australia for an English summer learning camp for 3 weeks.
Moreover I am immensely blessed to have achieved a number of scholarships in my life to make my dreams possible. I am especially thankful for the support of HSBC, Swire and TWF so that I can gain access to the best education in the world like UCL and Cambridge. I am born into a grassroots family and I have never expected to travel, let alone study overseas when I grow up, and I am really grateful for those who helped me along my life journey so far, and I hope to give back to society as long as I can!
My motto: Exploring oneself is a life-long pursuit and I am just a beginner. Never cease to learn and acquire knowledge in your life.
-Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all
-Love and respect
-Be genuine to yourself and people around you
-Lets celebrate diversity in the world. I don't like being judgemental towards others and I embrace all kinds of values (as long as it doesn't hurt others and it is innately good). I hate all sorts of discrimination, and bigotry people. Treat others the way you want to be treated.
"You can be destroyed but not be defeated"
-Ernest Hemingway "Old Man and The Sea"
"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education"
"So shalt thou feed on Death, that feeds on men,
And Death once dead, there's no more dying then."
"Success is never final and failure never fatal. It's courage that counts."
"Seize the day/Carpe diem"
-from Dead Poets Society
"I've heard it said
That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led
To those who help us most, to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return"
-The Song "For Good" from Wicked
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I was introduced by my sister that couchsurfing is a treasurable experience in life so that's why I join!
My first time in Ireland!
Couchsurf with my sister around Northern Europe and Eastern Europe, and met a lot of great people!
Surfed alone in Czech Republic, Poland, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Turkey, Spain and Portugal, Morocco
Started hosting people in Cambridge
1. Youtubing- I love to watch some funny and silly videos to kill my time when I am free, and youtube is also a nice break from my tedious work
2. TV series: I love reality shows such as Amazing Race and Survivor! I dream that I can be a contestant on them one day :P I also love Person of Interest, How to get away with murder, Suits, Glee, etc...
3. Reading is really a fun thing to do and learn more about life through books.
4. Facebooking of course :)
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Any kinds of movies, esp drama/psychological thrillers. But I have got some favourite movies: Farewell my Concubine, Million dollar baby, Inception, Wit, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, The Graduate, etc...
Music: Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Adele, Eason Chan, Maroon 5 etc, different kinds of good music
Books: Literature--all sorts Chinese or Western ,especially Hemingway, Lawrence, Ibsen, Wilde, Dickens, Joyce, Victorian and modernist novels
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Life itself is the most amazing that I have experienced! But there are some awesome moments that colour up my life so far:
-Achieved a scholarship to study at Cambridge
-Achieved a scholarship to study in University College London, London.
-Harvard National Model United Nations Conference in Boston
-Attended Peking University Summer School and stayed in Beijing for a month. Travelled to Inner Mongolia where I first experienced prairie and desert.
-Conquered my fear to go on exciting and thrilling mechanical rides in amusement parks (Thrope Park and Winter Wonderland)
-Travel alone in Eastern Europe, like Poland, Czech Republic, Croatia, Serbia and Bulgaria.
-Traveled with my parents to Denmark, France, Germany and England
-Watched stunning musical performances in London like "The Bodyguard", "Singin in the Rain" and "Matilda"
-Visit to New York City twice, where my heart belongs
Teach, Learn, Share
-Teach Mandarin and Cantonese! We can talk a lot about philosophies as well since I am sort of a philosopher :P
-Would love to learn any languages, especially Spanish and French as they are really beautiful languages, and I am working on them. I have a soft spot for Swedish as well as I have a lot of Swedish friends :)
-I love cooking as well so we may do some cooking exchange! I love to teach you make some Chinese fried rice and noodles. They are very easy to learn!
What I Can Share with Hosts
I hope my presence can bring you unforgettable memories of your life, and of course I hope to develop a life-long friendship :)
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malaysia, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, China, Hong Kong, United Kingdom