How do you relax?
I normally watch hilarious YouTube videos (a few of my favorite YouTubers are Ryan Higa, TheFineBros, Superwoman/Lilly Singh, and Just for Laughs: Gags) or I read a book. Occasionally, I go to KTV with my friends and just scream – you do not sing at a KTV, you scream your head off into the microphone.
What is your most treasured possession?
Although this may sound childish, I literally have three treasure boxes. I have a bunch of photographs, a stack of all the letters and cards I have received since kindergarten, and a collection of stickers in Treasure Box No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3, respectively.
What would your super power be?
I would love to have a mega-brain. I want to be insanely smart – as smart as Einstein or Newton. Although I know it is false, I was inspired by the movie Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson, which featured the theory that humans only use 10 percent of our brains.
Which living person do you most admire, and why?
If I had been given this question two years ago, I would have said Amelia Earhart without giving it a second thought. However, recently, I have realized that the person I most admire is my father. He is more of a hero to me than any Marvel superheroes.
If you could bring one extinct species back to life, what would you choose?
I would choose the woolly mammoth because they seem to be very cuddly. Plus, I am deeply in love with the Ice Age series.
If you could edit your past, what would you change?
I would like to put layers and layers of sunscreen on both my face and body because I have a relatively dark skin tone – I tan easily.
What advice would you give other students at your school?
I do not have much advice except that one should never procrastinate, which I believe everyone will do anyway despite my advice. Two, they should engage themselves in as many school activities as possible.
What is your earliest memory?
My earliest memory is going out on a date with my dad when I was five. The one thing I remember clearly is getting disappointed at my dad’s choice of menu: Chinese noodles. I was fantasizing about a luxurious meal at a five-star hotel.
What is the most important lesson life has taught you so far?
The most important lesson my life has taught me so far is that my actions form others’ opinions of me, meaning I should be careful of how I act. Especially because I am not a child anymore, I should always avoid acting like one.
What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
I am quite satisfied with my life, but the one thing that would improve the quality of it is a waterbed. I dream of sleep floating.
What trait do you most dislike in others?
The one trait I dislike in others is arrogance. I feel like puking when I meet extremely haughty people. These people do not simply overestimate themselves, but they also disregard others, which is the part I hate.
What trait do you most dislike in yourself?
I dislike my hesitant personality. I have serious problems with decision-making. This is why I do not like the type of exam that asks me to pick one out of two answers.
What is your greatest fear?
My greatest fear is insects. The mere sight of a cockroach sends me running around the house shrieking and crying. I heard that if there were to be an increase in the oxygen level, the bugs would become mind-blowingly huge. I just hope this never happens.
This article originally appeared on page 37 of the September 2016 Issue of beijingkids magazine. Click here for your free online copy. To find out how you can obtain a hard copy, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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