Essay Questions

What is your most memorable childhood experience?In childhood, I always asked my parents to buy model building kits, including ships, cars, planes, and I was pretty good at building those things. I also got some plasticine such as Play-Doh to play with. Because I could finish my homework faster than normal kids, the teacher asked my parents to buy many books to feed my brain. At that time, I developed the habit of reading mind-challenging books such as some popular-science books for kids. On the psychological side, the old fashioned building where we lived in my childhood created a strong sense of community (there is a public room for all the people in the same floor to cook together), all the neighbors were nice and friendly, and I had a lot of playmates in the community. That's one of my happiest experiences in my life. Those early child environments and experiences developed my intelligence and contributed to my healthy mind and body.
What immediate family member do you closely identify with and why?I closely identify with my mother. Because she has a logical and rational mind I can easily communicate with her.
What character traits do you admire in an individual?1. One who has the willingness and ability to self-improve one's whole life. 2. One who can challenge himself/herself, enlarge their comfort zone, and push their limits. 3. One who helps the weak and challenges authority. 4. One who can think outside of the box. 5. One who has true grit. 6. One who is humble.
What is the funniest thing ever to happen to you?My parents often played pranks on me when I was kid. Once they suddenly hid from me in a shopping center and observed my reaction. To their surprise, I was very calm, and went back to the place where they parked their bikes and waited for them.
If time and money were not an issue, where would you travel and why?Northern Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
When and if you ever have children, what would you like to pass on to them?Self-improvement. Minimalism, not materialism. Relationships and well-being are much more important than success and money. Reading books about how to get wisdom. Don't forget outdoor activities, building a strong connection with nature is an extremely happy experience. Helping others equals helping yourself. Most of the time, quality should come before quantity. Realize the complexity of the world, make judgements and take action based on different circumstances and cases.