OK, so you have reached my corner of anything, everything, nothing, something... I will try to cover other things that I have not yet mentioned (from the wording of that, you should be able to tell that I wrote this section last).
As all of you know, I am a very community minded person always seeking cultural integrity of my Chinese roots. I'm not sure if that sentence made any sense, but I thought it was pretty good for warm and fuzzy BS. Anyway, take a look at my loving and caring ways as a first grade teach at chinese school.
Next on the agenda is Chinese camp, otherwise known as NECYSC (New England Chinese Youth Summer Camp). I first went my sophomore summer in high school. I was not very excited about going. My job was to kind of "supervise" a group of campers (my role was CIT - counselor in training). My first year was rather interesting because I was CIT for the oldest group, which meant that the campers were only one year younger than me. But it wasn't like they gave me much of a problem, since they were all pretty mature, so it was pretty fun. Anyway, I really enjoyed it because I got to sing at the talent show. Ask me for stories if you're interested. Then after that, I have gone back to Chinese camp. It's a week long deal during which various classes are offered. Classes include such as kung fu, lion dancing, folk dancing, paper folding, Chinese paint brush, and others. Just about all the campers there speak English. And since it's held at a college (Regis College for those of you familiar with Massachusettsian women's liberal arts schools), meals are served at the school cafe, meaning you really didn't get a chance to see 'chow foon' or 'lo mien' (to name the ones familiar to most). But again, campers had fun, and I had fun. So here are some more pictures , taken at scenes of NECYSC. Also, the NECYSC 2000 photo album.
Another camp that definitely deserves its own page is PROMYS (something like PROgram in Mathematics for Young Scientists). I participated in the summer camp during my junior summer in high school (PROMYS '97). I basically learned a bunch of stuff on number theory and proofs. I met a lot of brilliant people there, and made some really good friends. We lived on the BU (Boston University) campus, so we had our classes in BU classrooms, and ate at BU dining (which, by the way, is most fantastic). I still keep in touch with a couple of the people I met there. So before I go into too much, here's the PROMYS photo album.
Lastly, the only major section is my craze for Chinese movies and music, especially from Hong Kong. Well, I'm big on HK cinema, but I listen to mainly Mandarin pop music. My exposure to HK cinema has been somewhat limited since I don't exactly get to see all the films I would like. Like most, I'm a big fan of Jet Li and Jackie Chan, and the little known (in the states) Chow Yun-fat (Catonese pronunciation). Chinese music is pretty much all I listen to. All my CD's are Chinese pop music. My only connection to modern Americam music is whenever I come home, where I'll overhear the newest Savage Garden or 98 Degrees songs. So cick here for a bit more details on my all-time favs.
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