My spirit for exploration can also be seen in my participation in various activities like TEDx and NSDA speech and debate events. I also love to try out different kinds of sports like horse riding. It is from horses that I learned the importance of empathy, and the love it contains, as well as to listen and to always think before acting. Learning horse riding is not only about speed and height, but also related to the importance of clear communication one makes with the horse. The rider's respect for the horse is crucial since riding requires active participation from both. And, like animals, sometimes the horse needs the rider's care. Although riding classes can be tiresome, time with the horses always calms me.
Things that I enjoy also include helping others. I participated in an online teaching opportunity. While facing my first quiet and nervous student, I tried to help her calm down. I read her various storybooks and told her about myself; I let her understand that I'm just a new friend here to help her. In this process, I began to see myself becoming more patient and benevolent. Slowly, as she opened up more to me, and begins to answer questions, I felt that I successfully demonstrated the love Madam Soong Ching Ling instills in me from life in this school.