My first post and a more serious introduction
My name is Swan, 19 years old and teenage Burmese girl. I am of Chinese origin. My parents met in Yangon but are both from Myanmar. After they met, they decided to have an awesome and pretty daughter, which is me. But I won’t take all the credit, I also have 2 other siblings, one bro and one sis. We were born and raised in Yangon and are still happily residing here.
I am currently studying at Dagon Distance Education University as a second year student. Alongside this, I also take Business Management at one of the private institutes here in Yangon because I want to be a businesswoman someday.
My parents believe I am boyish. Teachers at our university say I’m active and a little nosy. I’d like to believe they mean I’m curious. LOL! My friends say I’m talkative but the only reason that I am is because they talk a lot, too. I mean, I wouldn’t be talking so much if they were all quiet, right? I know that as much as I am a talkative person, I am a very good listener, too. And of course, I practice proper etiquette and good manners anywhere I go.
Those are the descriptions of other people about me. If I were to describe myself, I would say that I have so many interests. And this is probably because I am a teenager and everyone my age is curious and is very willing to learn many things. Some of these interests I have are cooking, reading, travelling and broadening my knowledge with different languages. I think this will make me more globally competitive in the future as I want to work while travelling. Right now, I’m just a normal teenager who is extra friendly and I want to lend a helping hand to people younger than me by sharing my experiences.
A decade ago, Myanmar was only known for the birth place of U Thant and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. It was just considered as one of the neighboring countries of Thailand. Myanmar was not really recognized like how it is today. But now, our country is starting to take our place in the world map. And I will continuously be proud of Myanmar and continue to share stories about it.
Winston Churchill once said “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” I am more of a giver than a taker. I dream of one day helping other people out someday. That would be something I would be really passionate about. For now, I will leave you with one of the best advices given to me. Don’t regret anything that happened in the past, live in the present and do whatever makes you happy!