The World of Lily Wong!
This lovely young lady is not only an amateur photographer but also a grad student in bioinformatics at Xiamen University! I met Lily during a trip to Jiangxi Province's Sanqing Mtn. with photographer Zhu Qingfu and Yayu (Chief Editor of Xiamen Daily's "Common Talk").
has kindly allowed me to use some of her photos of Gulangyu Islet's amazingly
diverse international architecture. I've divided the photos into several
"Hi guys, this is mountain Lily. I’m a graduate student in Xiamen University and major in bioinformatics, a branch subject of biology. After getting the master’s degree, I plan to go to the United States to pursue my PhD. I know that this will not be easy but I will strive to make it true.
My hometown is Lanzhou City in Gansu Province. My grandfather was a professor in Chinese and Tibet language and my grandmother was a librarian in a University’s library. They passed away several years ago. My grandfather is the whole family’s pride because he was famous in the field that he studied. He used to be Chinese major and learnt Tibet language all by himself. He devoted all his life to the research of Tibetan culture and translated most parts of the famous Tibet epic-----the King of Gesaer, which is the longest epic all over the world. My parents are ordinary works. They taught me to be independent and optimistic. I really appreciate what they do for me.
My father passed away one year ago. I felt rather sad
about father’s leaving. My current interest in photography was ignited
by father. When I entered university, father sent his precious camera
to me as a gift,
in the hope of that I could learn photography. However, I did not pay
attention to father’s expectation and seldom used that camera. Things
changed when I visited Beijing, where I took many souvenir photos, as
well as some photos of landscapes. After the film was developed, I
was shocked by my work. How could I take such beautiful
photos? My classmate said they were just like postcards. A sense of fulfillment
pushed me into a great interest in photography. I showed those photos
to father. He also praised me. Unfortunately, these were the first and
last works that my father saw. Last July, Father and Mum bought me a new
digital camera and I from then on photography
was my life, but I lost my dear Father only two months later. During the
year since then I’ve been taking photos and have made great progress.
I have many photos, which I share on a website, and I believe that my
Father is somewhere and can see all that I’m doing.
Last revised: Feb. 17, 2004
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