Hello everybody~ My name is Junnan (Angel) Zhang. I am a freshman at College of William and Mary and I intend to major in International Relations and minor in Accounting.
The city I lived back in China is quite close to Japan and the very first few things that I remembered about Japan is the food and the cloth. They offer all kinds of pretty dishes which I always like to try, such as takoyaki(たこやき), sukiyaki (すきやき), sushi(すし), tempura(てんぷら) and soba(そば). And I always dreamed of buying a beautiful kimono when I get older. Fortunately, I was also blessed with the privilege of learning Japanese in middle school and obtained a certificate of Level 2 of Japanese-Language Proficiency, which enabled me to watch the anime and drama in Japanese! I loved Conan, Ouran High School Host Club, Nodame Cantabile, SA Special, Moon Lovers and so on. The most fascinating thing is that I was planning to go to Japan for College at first but I ended up coming to America!
I have always found flower arrangement (ikebana) and Tea ceremony (sado) amazing and I have learned a little bit by myself. I figured if I go to Japan, I will definitely gain a better understanding and that’s my game plan for next summer!
Here I want to share with you my favorite Japanese song called YELL. And the line I liked the most is :「さよならは悲しい言葉じゃない」(Farewell is not a sad word)