I'm currently studying History at the University of Melbourne. My focus is mainly on modern history, with a personal interest in Russia and the Soviet Union.
What is one thing you like about what you’re doing?
I've always been quite a history buff and love to read about all sorts of topics, and studying at a university level about something I'm passionate about gives me immense satisfaction. I love that it lets me better understand the world around me, and see how varied the human experience can be.
Where did you grow up and how was it like?
I grew up in the outer suburbs of Melbourne. I've always been quite close with my brother, so I played a lot of video games as a kid. I have very fond memories of our now dust-covered PS2.
What is it like being an Asian in Melbourne?
When I was growing up, I was pretty much the only person of colour at my primary school. Nowadays, the population is much more diverse and most people are very welcoming of others. There's been a huge increase in accessibility to Asian food and groceries now too, which I've of course taken advantage of!
What is one simple thing that makes you happy?
Watering my potted plants and watching them grow.
What are some little things you wish people could do to spread happiness?
Greet people warmly and sincerely. I think there's always that tiny niggle at the back of everyone's head about whether someone genuinely likes them, and to greet someone is an immediate and clear way to show that hey, I like you as a person and I'm so glad to see you.
What do you wish to have more time for?
Spending time with the people in my life that I treasure.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
Russia of course! And they have some of the most beautiful architecture in the world.
If everything in your house had to be one colour, what colour would you choose?
Grey; I find it such a soothing colour.
What’s something weird that you recommend everyone trying at least once?
Aboriginal Australian bush tucker!