My name is Juichi, Hung. I was born and raised in a single parent family. My mother is always busy at work, so I have been taken care of by my grandmother. My mother loves me and believes in me. Since I was little, I have been able to decide many things by myself. Of course, at the same time, I also had to learn to be responsible for what I did. Not surprisingly, my family background has played a great role in making me the way I am now. I am very independent. Although I am the only daughter in my family, I like to share many things with others. I live in Taipei, and I spent most of my childhood and school years here. I graduated from Soochow University majoring in Japanese and enrolled in the Applied English Program.

When I finished my junior year, I decided to take a year off to live in Japan alone. It was not an easy decision for me. But my family still chose to believe in me and let me do it. I really learned a lot from that year. I was studying and doing a part time job at the same time. I learned that it was really difficult to live abroad alone, but it was not impossible. When I was working with Japanese, I felt that I am not a big fan of Japanese culture. But I still respect their attitude toward work. I made lots of friends from different countries, and experienced the diversity of different cultures. I really appreciated the time I spent in Japan.

I believe that one way of making life meaningful is to utilize one’s abilities to the fullest to help others who are in need. I like to be a volunteer when I have free time. At the beginning of this year, I went to north India to spend time with the children who were child laborers before. It was a really unforgettable experience for me. The children were outgoing and more mature than their ages. “Every single minute matters, every single child matters, every single childhood matters.” said Kailash, who won the Nobel Peace prize. I really respect him. I hope I can also do something for children.

I believe it is not how much we do, but how much love we put in what we do. And I am the person that when I believe in something, I will just do it. I will not give up half way. I really hope I can work in India. It’s not only because I really like Indian food, Bollywood films and Hindi songs, but also because I know that India is a growing economy. I hope I can help build the relationship between Taiwan and India.

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