To explain a little bit more about myself, I majored in Computer Science and Economics at the University of Toronto. I am an ambitious Chinese person with American ideals. I have a variety of interests which I often elaborate on this blog.
As a university student, I’ve continued my passion through technology, been involved in a co-op and an internship, always attending the most intriguing tech conferences and holding interest in cool projects such as Google Summer of Code, Season of Usability, and Startup Weekend. I’ve played around with WordPress and contributed to an open source projects in my spare time. I have been involved in research projects with a professor in the area of CS education, as well as user interface design projects, both of which I found very rewarding. In many ways, I loved the power of technology, how it’s always changing, and how it can affect people’s day to day lives (much like how Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc already affects millions of people). I am also creatively inclined, with several of my hobbies & interests below dealing with online media, social media, music recording, video production, art, languages, and UI design.
Finance and Politics are another interest. My opinions are often very conservative and traditional but I am politically moderate. I am socially liberal and fiscally conservative. I am a big investor, especially in stocks and real estate (mutual funds are a bad idea!) and like taking risks. I dream to become a successful entrepreneur someday, and have thought many times of starting my own company, if I had sufficient time or resources.
History and Philosophy are yet another interest that intrigues me because of my constant drive for knowledge. It is interesting to observe how the world works because life makes a bit more sense that way. It is interesting to see who and what shaped this and that and why it happens that way. I am classically trained on history; raised on Plato, fascinated with Descartes and Newton and matured with Tesla and Kennedy.
My love of music is my (final?) interest and some of my productions can be found in the media section of this website as well as my blog posts. I can play guitar (acoustic & electric), piano, trumpet, bass and drums, as well as sing, with varying degrees of proficiency, but I am also interested in production of music and video and hope that someday I will be able to record and produce my own album, which will combine various genres, blues, rock, pop, classical, and be fluent in many languages, such as English, Chinese and Korean.
I like to teach myself new things. I taught myself to play guitar, piano and I like to learn new things to help expand my knowledge. I learned HTML, CSS, JS and PHP in my spare time. I often go on Wikipedia for fun to read random articles and also look up random words in the Chinese dictionary to improve my Chinese. I am also learning Korean in my spare time, finding it a fascinating language to learn as well.
I believe true success is not just being financially secure – it’s having the friends and family you need to be there for you. I love meeting others and like traveling just to meet people and make them a part of my personal history. Whatever my goals may be, I’m stubborn and persistent to the point of frustrating others in achieving them.