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Hi! My name is Jiamei (pronounced like Jamaica without the ‘ca,’ though that is not the exact pronunciation, it’s the way most people can say it). I was born in China and moved to the United States when I was four years old. I have a wide variety of hobbies and interests—the most obvious one is art since I’m part of the Youth Insights program.
Art, to me, is like another language through which I can express myself and my inner feelings. Sometimes words just aren’t sufficient and precise enough to convey an emotion or idea within me. I love looking at the works of other artists because then I am able to discover how differently everyone views the world and themselves. Sometimes, or most of the time, I might not be able to understand what another artist might be trying to present in his or her artwork, but I would still enjoy looking at it. I believe part of what makes art so interesting is that it can have multiple interpretations.
Speaking of interpretations, my desired future career would be joining the United Nations as an interpreter. Besides art, another of my interests is language. I’m not as good at it as I would like to be. It is ironic how I love languages and yet do not excel at them. Nevertheless, I’m optimistic about my chances of becoming an interpreter.
Closing random facts about me:
1) I love, no, I adore geckos—most amazing animal ever.
2) I love blueberries (If they made blueberry cigars, I just might be tempted to try one).
3) I hate cigars, especially the smell, but if they put something I love (blueberries) into something I hate (cigars), my love might overpower my hate.
4) Sometimes I get really bored with my handwriting so I change it frequently.