Spotlight

Girls’ Spotlight: Tiffany Chen

As is usual with this series, the camera turns on slowly, emitting a soft buzz and a sharp click as it does so. In the frames, the viewer can see a beautiful orange-golden sky; the sun is now setting. Sitting on the grass with a bright smile on her face is Tiffany Chen. The videographer walks over and sits down next to her, focusing the lens on her face. Tiffany looks up and waves.

Tiffany: Hello!

Videographer (known as VG from here on out): Hi! Are you ready to start?

Tiffany: Yep!

VG: So, where do you live?

Tiffany: I live in China, specifically in Guangzhou, which is near Hong Kong. I’ve lived there my entire life.

VG: Wow! That must be fun! How old are you and how long have you been attending TPS?

Tiffany: I’m 17 years old and I’ve been attending TPS since grade 7.

VG: What TPS classes are you taking this year?

Tiffany: I’m currently taking Algebra 2 Honors, Worldviews, Physics, Advanced Comp., A.P. World History, A.P. U.S. Gov., and Spanish 4.

VG: What career do you want to have as an adult?

Tiffany: Actually, I haven’t decided what career I want to have, but I might study political science or education in college.

VG: Would you ever like to move out of China?

Tiffany: I will go to a university in the US, but I still plan to return to China after graduation.

VG:  Are you a junior or senior?

Tiffany: I’m currently a junior.

VG: What are some of your favorite animals?

Tiffany: I have three cats and they’re so adorable. Their names are 乐乐 (Peace), 喜喜 (Joy), and 仔仔 (Love).

VG: How many members of your family do you live with and what are their names?

Tiffany: I live with my parents and I have a younger brother, who’s 8 years old now.

VG: What is one thing that you’ve always wanted to do in America that you can’t do in China?

Tiffany: Hmm actually… I don’t think I have any specific “to do lists” but I think I’ll travel a lot cause I LOVE travelling and I’d love to travel to different states.

VG: Well, what do you love doing in China that you can’t do in America?

Tiffany:  Well, honestly, in China, since people don’t have guns, it’s actually relatively safer so sometimes me and my friends at church will gather and have a snack after our worship service or worship night (and sometimes even after midnight). So basically I can go to anywhere at anytime without worrying about safety issues. So that’s one of the reasons why I love China.

VG: If you could be any animal in the world, what would you be and why?

Tiffany: I guess I might want to be a panda because they’re protected in China and everyone treats them with care. I guess it feels nice to be protected and cared by 14 hundred million people.

VG: What inspires you?

Tiffany: My dad is probably the person that inspires me the most because he gives me tons of great advice and whenever I feel desperate or tired, he can cheer me up somehow.

VG: What school subject stresses you out the most?

Tiffany: Honestly… I don’t like math, physics, and chemistry… I enjoy those classes, but not the subject itself.

VG: What are some of your favorite Bible verses?

Tiffany: My favorite Bible verse is Psalms 27:4 “One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.”

VG: What languages do you speak?

Tiffany: I speak Mandarin, English, Cantonese (a Chinese dialect), and I’m learning Spanish.

VG: Lastly, what places have you been to with your parents?

Tiffany: I’ve been to 20 different countries, I’ve been to Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Egypt, Israel, Australia, Turkey, and a couple of other Asian countries.

VG: Thank you for meeting with me! I really appreciate it.

Tiffany: You’re welcome! Goodbye.

The two hug and the videographer stands up. The camera shuts off, and the viewer is left with one final image of the beautiful sky.

 

2 Comments

  1. Yayayayay!!!!!!! TIFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂