SABR 2930: Model United Nations 2012 (Part 3)

MNUM*Written in  4/19/2012*

Even though we sounded a lot like rivals to each each other during class, when we arrived in Marriott Marquis in New York City, we were a big family. I was thrilled with how knowledgeable my professors and fellow classmates were in this field. We were able to travel together on flights, trains, buses as a single group. Together, we toured some of the most famous sites in the U.S. Moreover, we shared food, hotel rooms, televisions, and interests. The enthusiasm from both students and professors reminded me that I was not alone, and I could always get help and help others.

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SABR 2930: Model United Nations 2012 (Part 1)

541661_10150626231836533_205723044_n*Written in 3/30/2012*

I signed up for a study abroad trip around October of 2011.
I have stated before that New York City is my dream city. I cannot tell you how much I want to visit there. This trip is not starting in the summer…or next winter break…it starts in- 2 hours! That’s right, it’s about 5 a.m. right now. You heard me right. I have been packing my stuff to get ready to take the shuttle to Charlotte Airport. As I am packing, I felt inspired to write a blog about this.

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Naturalization (Part 2)

This initial rejection took a hard toll on my health. Because of the financial distress, I lost weight and sleep. Keep in mind that during my naturalization application process, I was still studying in a university, paying rent, and working part time. 2011 was the most stressful year yet. But hey you know what—I’m a tough guy. I recovered from being rejected by my peers, by a childhood crush, by boyfriends who cheated on me, by countless college admissions and job interviewers. All of those arduous experiences truly made me stronger.

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Naturalization (part 1)

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I made my oath as a U.S. citizen.

“I wasn’t born here.”

A lot of people found that a bit surprising when I told them because they said I don’t really have an accent and I seem to be ‘cultured-up’ very well, but then I’d tell them, “it doesn’t matter where I was born, I am a U.S. citizen now just like any others.”
Even though that sounds like one easy sentence to say, it took me over 10 years to be in the position to say it.

Did you guys know- I was actually rejected the first time when I applied for U.S. citizenship in 2010?

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My Journey to the U.S.

24974_367765186532_4128975_nI absolutely embrace the American culture and the American dream, and I can tell you that my love and admiration for the country comes a very long way.

There might have been more trips between Taiwan and America that I made. I traveled so much, and I frankly lost track, but the 4 major ones are the ones I could remember, and I’d like to share them with you.
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Foxsilong Studio

10346592_522390931251099_1571247013430650689_nI want to start a business.  It’s just been something I always wanted to do since I was little. Well, I do admit, I’m not good at math or obeying rules, but I learn quick and I dream big.

Why do I want to start a business you might ask? In addition to making money and being my own boss, I like to share my artistic talents with the world.

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My acceptance to ASU

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I held the finished product of my SP in 2009, in addition to being accepted to ASU.

*Written in  3/30/2012*This story could be a long one…..so bear with me guys. There were two parts to it. First, it all begins with Senior Project (SP). Senior year of high school, oh boy, I can tell you the story about all that. Bravely or ignorantly, I decided to work on writing a book for my SP.

SP was a lot of commitment, including writing a 10 pages research paper, creating a product, and giving a speech with slideshow presentation of my progress. The topic of SP was absolutely free of choice! Guess what I topic I picked? Continue reading “My acceptance to ASU”