My name is Rich Yueh. I am currently
a junior at Purdue studying Computer and Information Technology
with a minor in Management. I was honored to receive the
Outstanding Teen Volunteer Award in 2003 at the St. Louis Science
Center as well as the
OCA Youth Leadership Award in early 2004. During my high
school years I played on the Varsity
golf team and performed with the marching band for 3 years.
Here at college, I am an active member of Triangle Fraternity and
participate in many other groups and clubs such as Camera Club and
the Association of Computing Machinery.
I chose to go on this trip for many reasons. First, I felt it
was important to learn more about my history and background. You
cannot move on in the future without acknowledging the past and
I felt this trip was the proper time to do so. Second, I wanted
to see what China was like and encounter a country other than
the US. As soon as I got to China I was hit by culture shock and
instead of fighting it, relished it because I knew I could not
get this at home. Lastly, though equally important, I went to
practice my Chinese. The Chinese language is becoming more and
more popular and I did not want to fall behind.
I write my articles in order to open myself up and share my experience
as a second-generation Asian embracing 5,000 years of ancient
Chinese history, as well as tasting new foods, meeting new people,
and talking about the trip in general. I welcome all feedback
that can be sent to Rich.Yueh@scanews.com.
|Note from the author:
I continue to write my articles, I notice that sometimes
my grammar and verb tense does not stay consistent throughout
each article. I attribute this to writing my journal in
past tense and then while reading from it, writing in
a present tense and trying to maintain the "past
tense" feeling. If anything is ever unclear or hard
to understand, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.