I am proud to say that I finished up my Master’s Degree thesis last week (20th, May). I successfully defended my thesis! After making the changes suggested by the examining committee, I’m going to summit my final thesis on this upcoming Friday. After working so hard throughout the year, I rewarded myself a Korean Bingsu.

A Chocolate Brownie Bingsu, located in Wudaokou

I would like to say that over 4 years of studying in Beijing, it was such a very emotional and dramatic moment. I’ve learned and realised that these high achieving students were not necessarily smarter, but they did have a way different attitude.

My final draft was completed. Thank god!

In first year of mine, I felt very dumb, stupid and depressed, especially when comparing with Chinese students in my class. All the teachers never paid any attention to us (International student like me) , Chinese classmate also begun to avoid us, they didn’t give any help when we asked them a favour. I felt very dumb and stupid to study here by then.

However, in second year after my internship at the Royal Thai Embassy ended, I started to realise instead of being defensive, instead of worrying and feeling guilty, I spent my time and energy focussing on what I could do to get ahead. If I knew everything, there would be nothing left for me to learn. There is no such a thing as a perfect, it’s up to you to decide how to use graduate school as learning  experience.

Thesis content (Second  draft)
Revising the final thesis at 11 PM T_T

I would like to thank you everyone for their support over the past 4 years (One-year for Chinese Language course, and 4-year of Master programme).

I would like to start by thanking my family. Your love, guidance and willingness to listen to me at all times of the day. You encouraged me to complete this work. Thank you so much, by heart ❤

I would also like to thank my friends, especially An, Tae, Manding Jie, N’Noey and Wang Lijie and everyone who I didn’t mention. Thank you so much for your support over the years, it means so much to me.

And this degree would not have been possible without the financial support of Chinese Government Scholarship, thank you!

Finally, I would like to thank you to another Thai people in my class who told me I couldn’t graduate on time because my Mandarin wasn’t good enough (But he forgot that I am Thai born Chinese, even I do speak Cantonese lol). Thank you for looking down on me, because you said so that’s the reason why I did. Thanks! hope you graduate next semester 😀

And now I can smile laaa 😀

I can’t wait to try my graduation gown on lol. Actually it is just another chapter of life, now I’m start working at Chinese company in Wudaokou. I don’t know what is going to happen next, but I will try my best to step closer to who am I always supposed to be. I will write a post about my working life next time. Cheer up and Chin up!

(My favourite song) Don’t let the sun go down on me

Phoebe Hung