I'm Florence, hailing from the hustling and bustling city of Hong Kong. I am a proud member of the Class of '17, and an aspiring mechanical engineering major. Here are a few interesting (or not) facts about me:
1. Music is a huge part of my life. I played the clarinet in the symphony orchestra and band in high school, and I also sang in the choir. I love both classical and pop music, and listening to them help me lots in concentrating while studying/doing homework.
2. I used to hate chocolate before coming here, but somehow I fell in love with the chocolate chip cookies in the dining halls (only the cookies). Now I have to go to the gym regularly to fight off "the freshman 15."
3. I love photography, but I do not upload photos of food onto social networking websites. I used to carry my DSLR camera everywhere I go (didn't bring it here though—I didn't have sufficient luggage space D: ) Looking at the happy/awkward/silly faces in pictures never ceases to make me smile.
4. Bugs and spiders are my natural enemies, and I am so, so glad that there aren't many of them here in Rochester!
One of the questions I always received in my forty-something days stay in Rochester is "Why did you choose the University of Rochester?" Why would someone leave behind the warm and sunny weather in Hong Kong and fly thousand miles across the Atlantic for the snowy chilly days in Rochester? In fact, this is my first time in the US, and I am really excited to embrace a completely new culture and lifestyle. I have always wanted to study in the States for the liberal arts education, and I like the open and flexible curriculum, the cultural diversity, the abundance of research opportunities and the close-knit community here in Rochester. The campus is also beyond gorgeous. My days in Rochester have been amazing so far—I made some good friends, and the professors are all nice and helpful. In school, I am currently involved in the Mini Baja, Habitat for Humanity as well as the Chinese Christian Fellowship—I'm having loads of fun!
That's all for now; can't wait to share with you all the things I encounter on my journey as I stumble and roll through the wonderful world of the U of R (just as I can't wait to experience the snow here, hehee!)