Success belongs to a diligent person. Fight on!
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Success belongs to a diligent person. Fight on!
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I am now a university student in Beijing, China.
Being a girl after 95s, a new generation in your eyes,
I love internet and new media,
but more enjoy face to face communicationsㄟ(▔,▔)ㄏ.
As for my hobbies,
I love all kinds of sports, except that I cannot play well(￣▽￣)”,
I also love pop dancing and rhythm playing, always swaying my body along the music,
and I super love traveling, photographing and watching stars(づ′▽`)づ.
This website is mainly for a memory recorder,
and I warmly welcome you to view them and expressed freely!
I have to announce that all the stuff on this website are made my me,
so please do not reproduce anything without permission (`皿´) .
Now, just start rolling down, clicking and laughing~~~
I shot a small video while I was working there, including my daily life, lovely staffs, the working environment and five interviews about my colleagues on their job.
To be honest, the initial goal for this video was to show my life to my parents and friends, who were away in China, knowing little about Illinois and my job. However, when I was shooting, I found I could actually do more, that is to say, my “ambition” became larger. So, then I interviewed some colleagues and also recorded their working after permission, and finally made it into a ten-minute video, presenting my unforgettable experience as well as Springfield, a beautiful traditional American small town.
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I shot a small video while I was working there, including my daily life, lovely staffs, the working environment and five interviews about my colleagues on their job. To be honest, the initial goal for this video was to show my life to my parents and friends, who were away in China, knowing little about Illinois and my job. However, when I was shooting, I found I could actually do more, that is to say, my “ambition” became larger. So, then I interviewed some colleagues and also recorded their working after permission, and finally made it into a ten-minute video, presenting my unforgettable experience as well as Springfield, a beautifully traditional American small town.
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Route 66, known as “The Mother Road” and “The Main Street of America”, is one of the most famous roads in America. Established in 1926, Route 66 is now going to celebrate its 90th birthday. During the 90 years, Route 66 has faced rises an declines, mirroring the social and cultural changes of both Illinois and the whole nation.
Starting in the Windy City, Chicago, Route 66 winds through Illinois to St. Louis before stretching across the country to the West. The road, covering a total of 2,448 miles, has linked rural and urban communities with two big cities— Chicago and Los Angeles.
The route passed through numerous small towns, and with growing popularity of the highway, the people doing business along the road in Atlanta, to the famous Cozy Dog Drive-In in Springfield, from the old Standard Oil Gas Station in Odell to the Kristin Cafe in Litchfield, all those iconic restaurants, motels, theaters and gas stations made Route 66 the most energetic road at that time. Today, some of them have fallen, some of them have become museums but some of them still serve people passing by.
In the 1930s, Dust Bowl storms in the Midwest drove thousands of people from their homes, primarily fleeing down Route 66 to the west. During World War II in the 1940s, with the need of war-related industries in California, more migrants headed west through Route 66, symbolizing the highway as the “road of opportunity.” Then in 1950s, it turned to be the main highway for vacationers. The attractions along the road became popular and Illinois, the home state of Lincoln, was one of the hottest destinations.
The beginning of the decline for Route 66 came in 1956 with the signing of the Interstate Highway Act by President Dwight D.Eisenhower. Although Illinois held the first completely paved section of Route 66 in 1929, it was also the first state to decommission Route 66, which was replaced by Interstate 55. By 1977, “the Mother Road” was deemed obsolete in Illinois.
Since the decommissioning of Route 66, the appeal to revive has never stopped. As Route 66 associated formed in other states, a core group of Illinois Route 66 fans started to form an association in Illinois. Established in 1989 in Dwight, the association made some achievements to preserve and promote the historic features of Illinois Route66. In 1995, Illinois Department of Transportation put up historic signs along Route 66 in Illinois. In the late 1990s, Route 66 was designated a “state heritage tourism project.” It was designated a National Scenic Byway on September 22, 2005, known as the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway.
Nowadays, the heritage of Route 66 such as museums, attractions and activities are popular among both local people and tourists around the world. Diverse museums like the Berwyn Route 66 Museum in Berwyn, the Route 66 Museum in Joliet and Route 66 Hall of Fame Museum in Pontiac all have great collections to discover the stories and features behind the road. In addition, every June in Grant Park is the Chicago Blues Festival, which features “Route 66 Roadhouse” stage. Also, every September Springfield hosts the “International Route 66 Mother Road Festival” for celebration.
Thepaper.cn is a new media platform mainly for hot issues and political news, which originated from Shanghai Media Group. It born in Shanghai, 2014 with all the editors and reporters coming from newspaper, but its products were only published to websites, mobile apps and social media.
It was so lucky for me to be recommended to do my internship in this new, energetic and rigorous media. During my time there, I assisted several excellent reporters, including chief editor Wu, photographer Quan, journalist Zhao, journalist Diao and journalist Guo. I also witnessed some big events and the whole process of news production, like the opening of the National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Shandong vaccine scandal, intense highway pressure before the Spring Festival..etc.
What’s more, I joined in some important interviews including Fan Lixin, a documentary director, Shen Jie, the president of Capital Normal University High School, Ye Dahua, Deputy Director of Coordination Bureau of Beijing International Horticultural Exhibitions and so on. Besides, I wrote articles about Beijing’s traffic conditions, Chinese aircraft carriers, the defense news of Philippine and USA and Beijing International Horticultural Exhibitions.
Upper left: Lixin Fan, award-winning documentary director. click this to see the interview
Upper right: Dahua Ye, Deputy Director of Coordination Bureau of Beijing International Horticultural Exhibitions. click this to see the interview
Right：Shen Jie, the president of Capital Normal University High School. click this to see the interview
What benefited me the most was not the works I had done, but the professional qualities and devotion I saw from my honorable teachers. One of my teacher, photographer Quan, was the first photographer to go into the world-shaking Tianjin explosion, the only reporter who was trusted by the families of MH370 victims, and the one who consecutively reported the MH370 event when others all forgot it. Plus, another teacher, reporter Diao, was the first one to disclose the serious Shandong vaccine scandal, encountering huge pressure and barriers from evil merchants and local governments.
From them, I learned the responsibilities and enthusiasm as well as persistence and fearlessness, and many other things that I never learned from textbooks and classes.
Here are some links of my works. Please click the link below to watch:
I generated some interesting pictures and moment together and made them into a one-minute video. Hope you will enjoy it!
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It was an honor to join in Harvard Model United Nation Conference 2016, from Feb.11 to Feb.14 in Boston. To make me luckier, I represented Delegate of Cuba in WHO session whose topic is Institutionalizing Pandemic and Epidemic Management.
During my time there, I was deeply absorbed in heated discussions, even forgetting eating and sleeping! All delegates in my team were in high spirits, writing clauses, lobbying other countries, making strategies to push the meeting, coming out creative solutions and sparing no efforts to promote team’s goal–shouldering common but differentiated responsibilities to management diseases and making U.N. a better platform to facilitate collaboration and to offer aid.
Although four-day time passed quickly, it was long enough to get closed to my lovely and excellent friends. From them, I saw love, enthusiasm, persistence, compassion and justice and there was every reason to believe we wonderful young people will lead to a bright future for tomorrow’s world.
see my summary: click here: hnmun-summary
with my team members
I, togethered with five other students, went to Qinghai and Gansu, the Northeastern China. Qinghai Province is located in Qingzang Plateau, where is close to Tibet. During the journey, We six rented a car, driving from here to there, and stopped to take good pictures whenever we wanted.
We visited all big scenic spots as well as small lakes, unknown villages and local temples. Thankfully, it was autumn, the most beautiful season in a year, when there was always clear sky, no rain and the most important, few tourists.
To view more beautiful moments, please watch the video: