Quick Points About Life

  • 2008 Kellogg Marketing Conference
    • I enjoyed it a lot! All topics were interesting and provided insightful ideas about some up-to-date concept and about some practice the corporations are doing right now
    • I had all electronic notes. Put them online later when I have time?
    • Luckily, I knew one new friend, XiaoNan from China and met Jasper from China for a second time~ Thank you Jasper to remember me and come say hello~ Really appreciate your kindness and tolerance :)
  • Pedro in China!
    • Goodness! I finally got some news from him! He's now in a business trip in China but will be back to Rio, Brazil later in February. "Come visit me in Rio! Come! Come!" We "talked" via Skype so happily, and our concerns for each other brought so much warmth.
    • "I miss you~ I love you~" I know, I know! I know......
  • Peacock Dancing
    • For the Chinese New Year Celebration, I've learnt how to do a traditional peacock dance for some time and will be on stage FEBRUARY THIRD. The dance was complicated, but it was truly graceful and dedicated. I enjoyed a lot!
    • Yes Yes Yes, I'll dress up for the dance. Please come and check if you're interested! To see me dancing won't happen again too soon~
  • Database group ROCKS!
    • To work on project with some smart people was really a pleasant thing. I love it! Matt and Ateeq are creative and smart, Yoonjung is good at doing analysis, Nishant made comments really to the point, and the best of all, our thoughts all worked together to make improvement but not to create conflict!
    • Matt, I fell in love with your big place with great view! I guess that's where we all will go for the next, and the next, and the next next next projects~


Mom! I'm so thankful for

having some interesting great friends~

a girl from US, Serena;
a girl from Morocco, Myriam;
several girls from China, Annabel, Annie, Kefu;
a boy from India, Nishant;
a girl from Singapore, Rachelle;
a girl from Korea, YoonJung;
a girl from Taiwan, Andrea, etc....

Mommy, I'm really thankful for having this bunch of wonderful friends~ :)


The Day

The Day is approaching,
Seems no one has ever noticed,

I want to cry out loud,
But who would listen to me?
Who cares....



Can you recognize this place?
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How about this?
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Or this?
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Welcome to the game of CHICAGO BULLS!

Thanks to Thomas(FR), several of us went to the game of Chicago Bulls vs. Detroit Pistons yesterday- when the temperature shows -20 C......

Well, we are brave people! We are!
Brave people list: Thomas(FR), Myriam(Morocco), Annabel(CN), Charline(TW), Felix(FR) & Bi(Thai)
and I.

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We took Metra downtown and took Nr.20 bus to go to United Center for the game. Upon arrival, we were all terribly brave enough that we still decided to see Michael Jordon's statue outside the building. The result of staying outside for too long was- we all were freezing and could barely feel our fingers(yes, we wore gloves!) and cheeks. Anyways, after we entered the Center, our lives were all saved.

The game itself was exciting, although the Bulls were never as great as before. We involved ourselves to cheer with the audiences shouting "Defense! Defense!" "Let's Go Bulls!" and tried to distract Pistons from shooting their balls into the basket. Participation made our game soooooo interesting, even Myriam cried out loud some time!

What also worth mentioning was the shows during the breaks. For instance- CHECK THIS. Not only the game, but also the shows were worth watching! Other shows that impressed me included Swing Seniors(Bulls senior supporters went on stage to dance and show their support), Show of Benny the Bull, and several games sponsored by some companies. We never got bored, you see. No one got bored during the time!

As for the result? Bulls Wins- 97:86, it was 3 points away from our reward- a free Big Mac :(
Never mind, we'll be back sometime later!



只因為前兩天忽然被你加入了好友,又被你編輯補充的how do we know each other內容感動到,很奇妙又很直接的,你很快的又在夢境裡面與我重逢。





Happy Friday at Sunny's!

It's truly an exciting night! One of our classmate, Sunny, invited all classmates to go to her house and enjoy dinner together. 43 of us replied YES to the invitation, so...... IT'S SO CROWDED THERE!

Everywhere is like this==>
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All food were great, some Korean food + some Indian food prepared by Srividya and Simran. Best of all, Lakshmi prepared wonderful drink for us!!!!! It is fruity, pink, pretty, and it tastes good! Everyone enjoys a lot in this shining "warm(friendship)" night.

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The reason I enjoyed this kind of events was that I could talk with other classmates in a deep, relaxing way. We could cast away our study, projects, worries about the program and fully focus on knowing one another. I love to find out that Simran(India) wholeheartedly love to dance; Won-Juu(KR) speaks Korean, English, Chinese and Japanese; Lauren(KR) shared with me the major holidays in Korea and how they count their ages; Amy(US) has a big 3-floor house and stays with her parents, but unfortunately it's almost 1 hour drive away from school; Michelle(US) didn't travel abroad a lot, but would like to go for a Dubai journey when possible!

I forgot to take a photo of the magnificent night view from Sunny's window, but I thought when there were so many lovely people together, what was around us became less important~

Cheers! IMCers!

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Student Life Report

  • Academic Part:
    Four courses this quarter (Jan. 7- Mar. 15)
    • Database Marketing & Analysis- TOUGHHHHH
      Tons of group assignment either in class or take-home and intensive training on using SPSS and Excel to analyze data.

      Five people group projects throughout the quarter till the final one.
      Group member: Yoonjung(KR), Ateeq(Pakistan), Nishant(India), Matt(US), and I.
    • Media Economics & Technology- Interesting
      Tons of readings, but since it centers the very up-to-date issues and helped to understand the new media economy, I expected it a lot~

      One group project including presentation (theme unknown) and one take home final.
      Group member: Ann(Thai-US), Kara(US) and I.
    • Marketing Finance- TOUGHHHHH
      Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Cash Flows....
      Owner's Equity, Stock, Net Earning....
      Yeah I know, I'm not a number people~ I'll suffer a lot for this....
      Must become good friend with Excel

      Midterm and one huge company analysis group project for final.
      Group members of four will be assigned by professor according to midterm scores.
    • Stakeholder and Customer Relationship Management
      Another interesting/useful subject for me when I'm so far more interested in branding & PR kind of thing.

      One group project- new media practice on "Viral Marketing."
      Group member: Myriam(Morocco), Annabel(CN), Annie(CN), Nishant(India) and I
  • Career Related Part:
    • Have-to-go OPT workshop
    • Find out "WHAT I WANT TO DO!!!!"
    • Residency application, including resume revision, cover letter and interview preparation
  • Extracurricular Part:
  • Emotional Part:
    • Well, be more independent....
    • H relations H relations H relations H relations
    • Relationship with God!
I only have 24 hours a day?!


Ski Weekend in Wisconsin

@ Alpine Valley Resort, approximately 2 hours drive from Evanston.

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Highlights for this time:
1. So comfortable for skiing now. Blue route? Piece of cake.
I went to take the beginners class in the morning, and soon found out that it's a waste of time for me :P
Left the class, tried some slopes on my own to warm up, and..... fight! I'll never know if I never try!

2. A black diamond route(the most difficult route) by accident
After some more trials in the afternoon, I got a little bit bored about the same route and followed the map attempting to try something fresh. I found one next to two black diamond routes, and took the chairlift up for the challenge. I first bent one of my ski pole and broke it short after I got on the lift, and carelessly hung myself still on the lift when I was supposed to get down while reaching the top (yeah, a staff shut down the system for me and held me down the lift XD). Story continued that Jim, my companion, found out for sure that- there were only black diamond routes!

And I got only one and a half pole with me.......... XD

The result? I survived. (I'm still a complete Wendy)
I amazingly made it by stopping several times on the way to observe the following direction. I was impressed that I conquered my inner fear!

Special thanks also go to Jim!

3. Great fun meeting new friends- Chia-Lin, Jim, and Malcolm!
  • Jim, a second year Kellogg MBA student, a Thai-Taiwanese, happened to know one of my NTUMUN friend well. Further, his girlfriend is Joey's current classmate in Harvard MBA!
  • Malcolm studied for his MBA PhD in Wisconsin joined our ski trip by chance.
We four fought/skied until 5:30 p.m. together, including having silly fun of taking the same chairlift and getting down all at the same time without falling, appreciating the sunset on the top of the hill, as well as enjoying a football game on TV together.

None of us have met one another before.
We did, however, cherished the glamorous moments we had in Alpine Valley Resort.

Stories will continue. They will.....


Amazing Thursday Night- Hallyu Speech

Thanks to Kerry's information, I went to a speech talking about "Hallyu- the Korean Wave" introducing the power of Korean dramas/movies and its impact to other Asian as well as East European and American countries. The discussion panel invited four speakers to talk about their understanding and observation about Hallyu- two of them are Korean scholars, while the other two are (maybe) American scholars. The first American scholar introduced the history of Hallyu phenomenas in a really dry way, reading his notes line by line, but the other two Korean scholars used powerpoint file and some clips to demonstrate their idea. However, the one I love most is the last female speaker. She apparently was familiar with Japanese culture and society, and her insightful observations about Hallyu from Japanese side provided abundant interesting ideas. Not to mention, she also was great at using visual materials to attract everyone's attention. Audiences were all fully entertained by her slides and vivid descriptions!

Yet, the speech itself was not the only thing which made the night amazing.
One of the key reason that drove me there was to meet Kerry again. He's been so nice to me. So kind as he was, he offered a ride back to Evanston after the speech for me, and we thus got the chance to share our discoveries about Hallyu and to update our lives. Also in the car were his wife, Kayoko and the other elder Japanese lady. I guess you might know what I would say next- exactly, in the cabin, 80% of the time, the dominant language was JAPANESE rather than English :P

This Thursday night was thus sur-real, agree?


Hello Evanston Again!

Welcome back home!

Although I don't really want to admit that Evanston is "home," it indeed felt good to come back to my place finally~ Especially I knew well that soon I'd meet Serena and had a dinner with her, as well as met Myriam and told her everything happening in my journey!

And everything after I arrived went just as expected, "nice and warm~" Pleasant talk with Serena, Myriam and Annie, efficient laundry and clean-up, and great night sleep. I even got Mom's love package carried and passed by helpful Briana at the night!

What's more, I got a Saturday dinner appointment after I phoned O'Neils at O'Hare Airport.
"I'm back!"
"Oh, we must meet you before your school starts again!"
What a homey feeling is this?

The dinner at O'Neils was fantastic, and I heard many interesting stories from them and their neighbors. Pat and Joan prepared red wine, wonderful lamp, baked potatoes and spinach salad for us, and the brownie was awesome, too! Greg, Carol, Judy and Katherine were camping lovers, and their life/travel stories were impressive. According to Joan, this family went for at least one domestic plus one overseas tour once a year. For the domestic one, they prefer driving than flying, and camping than staying in the hotel. Judy went study in Norway for one year and could speak Norwegian now; she has been also an athletic girl who enjoyed hiking, canoing, ice climbing and skiing. Katherine talked a lot about her experiences working in summer camps, and was planning to involve in one again the coming summer. Greg, the dad, was the one pioneered the family to go out exploring the world. He and Carol talked about their going to Belize, carrying all donated items to help improving the education circumstances there while doing some missionary job. They also mentioned their plan to go to Turkey and so on.

All these brought me back to the very issue that bothered me throughout this break again-
  • what kind of person am I,
  • what is my preference,
  • what kind of lifestyle am I pursuing,
  • what is my belief and value?
The answer became clearer and clearer, indeed.

Thank you Lord again to put everything together in your magic way. And,

Hey, I am back


I Miss My Brazil Trip! But...




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@Homey Washington DC, Happy New Year 2008!


很快速的跟Wanjung聯絡過後安排好了住宿,再火速訂好了紐約Chinatown出發前往DC Chinatown的Bus,2007年12月30日傍晚六時許,我拖著大行李抵達了再熟悉也不過的DC,唉呀這股回家的感覺!



2008年的第一天,我於是也在DC歡樂的醒來。Wanjung開車帶我和Shiuanju一起沿著28號公路欣賞Maryland的田野風光前行,連人帶車搭了White's Ferry橫越Potomac River波多馬克河後到Leesburg Outlet去逛逛。我用$29.99的低價買了個好看、簡單又實用的手提包(通過兩大美女鑑定喔!),她們則各自覓得兩雙又好看又好穿的靴子,然後我們再一起乘著夜色回家,與Wanjung弟Richard再度共享了火鍋後結束這幸福美滿的一天....


喔~Homey Washington DC~
To companies who possess, or are passionate about obtaining and maintaining global reputation, Wendy is the diligent and professional digital marketer who is experienced in digital marketing, is always energetic about solving challenges in the new media field to help the business grow, and can optimize her contributions by utilizing her multilingual and multicultural background.