My name is Belle (Pui Yi) Lau. I was born in Hong Kong, but my family moved to Vancouver, Canada when I was 9. I am a sophomore planning to major in Media Culture Communications. I spent my first year in Paris and I loved it!
My most recent intellectual experience was probably before winter break when I had to write a final paper for my Cultural Foundations III class. It was one of the most significant memories of having to come up with a topic of my own interest and write about ten pages on it. To be honest, I don't think I have written too many 10-page papers in the past and when I did, at least I was given a topic. Furthermore, I have always treated CF as one of the core classes I had to take and it didn't have much to do with my interests besides enjoyable reading. The professor asked us to connect to at least four of the ideas we had studied throughout the course. In the end, I wrote an essay with the topic "Modernity is the dichotomy of creation and destruction". During the process of finishing that paper, it was the first time I truly felt that I understood the readings I spent my whole semester on figuring out.