We are all individuals and our
characters are shaped by a variety of influences. These include
our parent's values, our education and our experience and
interaction with other people. Having been brought up in such a
cosmopolitan and multi cultural environment in Hong Kong, I feel
what makes me who I am is a wide array of influences that other
people around the world aren't lucky enough to have.
I am part of a family
of three. My parents encourage high education however believe
that I should have freedom instead of being forced to learn. They
appreciate my ideas and let me make my own decisions as they
trust I will make the right choices and that it will also make me
more independent. Being so close to my parents has made me follow
their beliefs and ways, and I value their philosophy and what
they have taught me in my eleven years.
School has also played
an important role in shaping my character. My school, German
Swiss International School, is a very international school that
has many students from different parts of the world. I have
friends from numerous countries, Germany, India, China, America,
England, New Zealand, Australia, Scotland, Japan and many others
which have mixed cultures. That way I am very familiar with
children from different places that have different backgrounds
At my school, we learn
a variety of languages. English, of course, as well as Mandarin
or French and German. When we start to learn a new language our
teachers will always tell us a bit about the country itself.
Learning and being able to speak different languages has also
At GSIS there are heaps
of teachers, from the nice, helpful ones to the strict and stern
ones. Each teacher has not only taught academically but also
socially such as manners, being polite, and basic rules.
I believe that I am
very fortunate to have had so many opportunities to learn and
interact with new people, places and cultures during my eleven
years. I have so many things to value in my life, and all of them
have helped make me the funny, outgoing friendly eleven year old
girl I am today.