About Myself

My Major

The languages I am studying right now are Japanese and Chinese. I also know French, but I've lost a lot of it since I took French during my high school years.

My Dream Come True

My next goal is to become fluent in speaking Japanese, in addition to speaking English and Chinese (Mandarin). As such, I am currently studying in Japan at Sophia University as an exchange student. I shall remain an exchange student here until the summer of 1998.

My Background

I was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. My whole family emigrated to the US when I was 12. I am still fluent in Chinese because I speak Chinese at home with my family members. I can still write Chinese well because I keep in touch with my friends from elementary school in Taiwan. I also read novels & newspaper in Taiwan and watch Chinese TV programs. This is the thing with languages---you got to practice speaking, reading and writing in order to keep the languages you've learned in your mind.

My Enlightment

Through the years, I feel that I'm drifting away from the traditional Chinese, but yet I'm still very Chinese. I have become somewhat Americanized, but then again I'm not so American. Nevertheless, I've found a new identity for myself---I am Chinese American. I think it is rather a good combination, so I am proud to be a first generation Chinese American.

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