I guess this is where I am thankful to have been trained in harmlessness and moderation that I could very well relate with people of different cultures. I found this to be true in my past experiences with patients of different socio-economic levels. Especially so, since my work dealt with Parkinson's disease, I had much to do with geriatric patients all needing extra patience.
I like music very much and I can play piano. I am an amateur trombonist in Taipei Civic Symphony Orchestra, also a tenor singer in Taipei philharmonic chorus, one of the most prestigious choruses in Taiwan. I enjoy the moment when every member plays or sings together to make our music really touching. Music not only relieves me but also energizes me. I saw, too, that I can do things with music in crowds where people need comfort and even healing of the soul. It can be a luxury but it is also free and therapeutic and can help many.
What drove me to become a doctor is my father's colon cancer when I was 18 years old, preparing for application for college. During my father's admission in the hospital, I realized the importance of being a doctor because doctors could really help their patients. My father recovered well after surgery and chemotherapy. Then and there, I dreamed I could also become a doctor someday.
Aside from my Taiwanese language, I can speak and write English very well because I am given to reading books.