Jennifer Tang: Taking Residential Life into Inspiration【鄧頌華:來自宿舍生活的啟發】

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[Jennifer Tang: Taking Residential Life into Inspiration]

By: LIU Yanghe, Hera (Sir Gordon and Lady Ivy Wu Hall)
Images: ACCA and TANG Jung Wah, Jennifer (Jockey Club Humanity Hall)

Jennifer TANG Jung Wah is one of the most impressive girls living in Student Residence that I have ever seen. With a pair of thoughtful big eyes, a sincere smile and a kind heart, Jennifer always gives others a sense of affinity. Although she seems to be delicate, she has the outstanding ability of handling many things simultaneously. Jennifer is not only a Residence Tutor of Jockey Club Humanity Hall (Hall 1) and an organizing committee member for the Professor Edmond Ko Cup 2014-2015, but also the winner of “Best Story” at the Inter-hall Photography Competition. Most importantly, she has recently been awarded by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for her business proposal about helping minorities in Hong Kong.

“The award I got is from the hard work of my team. I need to give credits to my other three teammates,” said our modest Jennifer. Jennifer and her teammates came from different majors under the College of Business, and they wanted to integrate their areas of expertise so as to inspire each other and create new ideas. The theme of the competition is “Empowering Families Living in Poverty”. Jennifer and her teammates finally came up with an idea of setting up a social enterprise specializing in event management. She explained her idea to us, “Our idea is to employ the ethnic minorities in Hong Kong. Through a series of trainings and practices, they can equip themselves with skills and knowledge to pursue their dreams in the future.”

To optimize their business proposal, Jennifer and her teammates visited several places clustered with ethnic minorities. She observed their lives and chatted with them. These interactions with minorities gave them more ideas and inspirations.

Being a Residence Tutor of Hall 1, Jennifer also has some experiences with minorities and other races in hall. “I have encountered many residents of different races.” Jennifer said, “I am impressed of how they enjoyed their residence life and how they tried their best to learn speaking Cantonese so as to integrate with local residents.” In regards to the most impressive experience with minorities and other races in hall life, Jennifer thought a Korean girl who has inspired her the most: “She is an active member in the City-Youth Empowerment Project and also a resident from Hall 1. She shared with me how she would like to contribute to Hall 1 and the society. Her attitude and achievements gave me much inspiration.”

It will be Jennifer’s final year after the summer and she believes it is time to get busy for her final-year project and a graduation job. After her graduation, Jennifer plans to travel abroad and go for a working holiday, “I hope my residence life can be a valuable experience to equip myself for the future.” said Jennifer merrily.

In the end of the interview, Jennifer wants to say something to our residents, “A quote from John F. Kennedy, former US President, ‘Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.’ I believe this quote can also apply to the residence’s context. Residence life experience is scarce and valuable. Do enjoy and treasure it.”

【鄧頌華:來自宿舍生活的啟發】

文:劉陽河(胡應湘爵士伉儷堂)

圖:特許公認會計師公會、鄧頌華(賽馬會敬賢堂)

鄧頌華(Jennifer)是我在學生宿舍見過令我印象最深的女孩子之一。一雙大大的善解人意的眼睛,真摯的笑容還有一顆善良的心,Jennifer總會給人一種親切感。雖然她看起來很柔弱,但她有同時處理很多事宜的能力。她不但是賽馬會敬賢堂的宿生導師、2014-2015年度高彥鳴教授杯的籌備委員會成員,還是舍際攝影比賽「最佳故事獎」的得主。更重要的是,最近她還獲得了特許公認會計師公會(ACCA)的商業策劃比賽獎項。

「我得到的獎項離不開我隊友的努力,我要對我的其他三個隊友致謝。」Jennifer謙虛地說。Jennifer與她的隊友來自商學院的不同專業,他們希望能綜合運用他們在不同領域的知識,從而給予隊友靈感并想到創新的點子。這次比賽以扶助貧困家庭融入社群為主題,Jennifer與她的隊友們想出了一個方案,建立一個專門致力於活動企劃的社會企業。Jennifer向我們解釋她的創意來源:「我們會僱用在港的少數族裔,通過一系列的訓練和實踐,讓他們學會有用的技能和知識,從而在未來追求自己的夢想。」

爲了使自己的商業計劃更加完善,Jennifer和她的隊友們探訪了少數族裔的聚集地。通過觀察他們的生活狀態和交流溝通,獲得了更多的創意和靈感。

作為一名宿舍導師,Jennifer在宿舍生活中也有不少與其他種族宿生相處的經歷。她說:「我曾經遇到過很多來自不同種族的宿生,他們對宿舍生活的投入度,還有他們爲了融入本地文化而努力學習粵語的堅毅態度,均令我難忘。」當被問起印象最深的經歷時,Jennifer說一位韓國女孩給她最大的啓發:「她不但是我們宿舍的一名積極分子,還主動參與『城青優權計劃』。當中她和我分享她希望貢獻敬賢堂以及整個社會的想法。她積極正面的態度和她所取得的成就都給了我很大的鼓舞。」

這個夏天結束後就是Jennifer在大學的最後一年了,她知道自己因為畢業項目和尋找工作將會變得十分繁忙。畢業之後,Jennifer計劃到國外旅行或者開始工作假期。「我希望我的宿舍生活可以成為一個寶貴的經歷,並讓我對未來有更好的準備。」Jennifer愉快地說。

在採訪的最後,Jennifer有一些話對我們宿生說:「美國前總統約翰·甘迺迪有一句名言:『不要問你的國家能為你做什麽,問問你自己能為國家做什麽。』我相信,這句話也可以應用到宿舍生活中。宿舍生活是無比寶貴的,且行且珍惜吧!」

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