After settling down in Sweden, I had to cook and do cleaning jobs for myself due to the high living costs there. School time in Sweden is less than half that in Hong Kong, thereby allowing students to learn more during their leisure time.
I think sharing everything and reciprocity are part of the culture of Wisconsin. If I practice sincerity, I will not feel lonely, even while travelling alone.
I think it is important for a modern government to care about people’s lives and the environment. The Kinmen government can achieve both. The government provides good welfare to the Kinmen people and takes action to protect migrant birds.
To treasure what we have now is a positive attitude towards life. Every time I saw the smiles of those children, the elderly and my group mates, I felt very reassured and touched.
It was very touching and memorable as we turned acquaintances into friends and even developed family-like close relationships, indicating the strong solidarity and mutual support we felt.
We stayed with Tibetan host families for several nights. They showed us their ordinary, simple lifestyle. I was particularly moved by how they cared for each of us unconditionally from deep in their hearts.
I learnt how to work with young children and I gained a lot of knowledge about early childhood education.
I am extremely curious about everything related to Tibetan culture. Our experience was unique and very precious to us, as we were the first group of Chinese students to visit them.
We provided free teaching for them, through which we eventually learnt a lot from them in return. They taught me how to be honest, to treat people sincerely, listen patiently, share generously and dare to express my views.
Dharamsala is a place full of love and peace. The most direct and simple greetings are the most powerful things that make people feel warm, and being accompanied by children is the best way to make them happy. In contrast, Hong Kong children lead materialistic lives nowadays and their happiness is mostly built on money and material goods.