When he was young, Sam Hsieh was never known for his persistence or endurance. He was a quitter who always gave up halfway through whatever he was doing.
Many people have thought about it, made it one of their lifelong goals, or said it aloud before blowing out the candles on their birthday cake, but traveling around the world is perhaps not as distant a dream as many believe.
“We should not envy other people's successes because we did not see the times when they suffered setbacks,” said Raymond Jiang (江金霖). “The most important thing is how we interpret difficulties.”
How far would you go to achieve your dream? Art major Leo Tsai (蔡舜任) gave up everything he had in Taiwan and traveled by himself to Italy just to learn how to restore oil paintings.
“I feel like I am living in a fairy tale,” said Lesley Hu, an actress, host and musical performer who recently earned the chance to star as Eling, the lead role in the award-winning off-Broadway play “Golden Child” in New York.
Although the Republic of China has formal diplomatic relations with only 23 countries, the government is very keen to promote diplomatic and cultural exchanges with these nations.
As he watched the sun set over Manila Bay, Ryan Lai imagined his grandfather stepping foot on the same spot during World War II in 1943.