Hello! My name is Rocky but you are welcome to also call me by my Chinese name, 泰山 (Tàishān)。I am a graduate of Rutgers University where I studied psychology and entrepreneurship after switching my major seven or eight other times.
I graduated from a vocational high school where I studied Graphic Design and spent my senior year taking all of my classes at a local college. While I decided not to pursue digital design in college, I continue to treat photography and animation as two hobbies I deeply care about. I love taking pictures. Aside from that, I am also a huge fan of foreign languages (mainly Chinese!) and I love to travel and blog whenever I have time.
A few things that are interesting about me: I’ve volunteered as a Tour Guide at a Chinese Summer Camp for two years and led approximately two hundred Chinese students to famous landmarks all along the US East Coast. We ate at 14 Chinese Buffets in a row during our travels. (But they never warned me about that!) Each day as the tour bus pulled up to the next buffet, I would turn my head away and shed a tear. This opportunity allowed me to gain both a large amount of experience and weight. 😉
I love community service opportunities like the previously mentioned one which is why I eventually served as a Lieutenant Governor for Key Club International. I am so grateful that I was elected and given that opportunity. I loved my position because it allowed me to travel domestically to so many places and meet some incredible people! From there, I went on to college where I joined Circle K and eventually led as the District Governor for all of the clubs within the state of New Jersey! Circle K quickly became my hugest commitment in college.
Some of my other interests include bird watching, drinking loose-leaf tea, and drawing with charcoal, ink, and on occasion, even pastels. To pass time, I also love to do Sudoku and read on my Nook Glowlight 3. While I was in college, I dated a foreign exchange student from Spain. His name was Jorge. We met during his first week in America and shared a beautiful relationship lasting 2 years before we finally parted ways due to the great distance between us. Now I wish him nothing but the best. This picture was us celebrating the New Year in Spain. I included this photo mostly because it was probably the best night of my life haha.
You should know I adore birds! I’m somewhat obsessed with them. Okay, I am really obsessed. I even hung a bird feeder outside of my dorm room window while I was a Resident Assistant in college. I like to think it was somewhat of a landmark on campus. I am definitely getting a bird in the future! (Still in the process of deciding which kind. Thinking maybe a Cape Parrot!)
I work as a VIPKID Teacher teaching ESL online to kids from China. In the coming months, I am setting off to travel the world while teaching remotely. Definitely take a second to follow my blog so you can follow the stories of how that unfolds! It is going to be the craziest adventure ever!
For those of you who know your MBTI personality type, I am an INFJ which is the least common of the 16 personality types, especially in men. I was surprised to learn male INFJs make up less than 1% of the population! It is estimated that gay INFJs make up less than 0.25% of the population. In retrospect, I think this explains a lot.
JUST A HEADS UP, MY BLOG IS REALLY RANDOM. AND WEIRD.
But that’s why I love it.
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