Hello! My name is Rocky and my last name rhymes with Safari but I also go by my Chinese name, 泰山 (Tàishān)。As of 2017, I am a graduate of Rutgers University in New Jersey where I majored in psychology and minored in entrepreneurship after dabbling around in a bunch of other areas!
I graduated from a vocational high school where I studied Graphic Design and spent my senior year taking all of my classes at a local college. While I decided not to pursue digital design in college, I continue to treat photography and animation as two hobbies I deeply care about. I love taking pictures. Aside from that, I am also a huge fan of foreign languages (mainly Chinese!) and I love to travel and blog whenever I have time.
A few things that are interesting about me: I’ve volunteered as a Tour Guide at a Chinese Summer Camp for two years and led approximately two hundred Chinese students to famous landmarks all along the US East Coast. We ate at 14 Chinese Buffets in a row during our travels. (But they never warned me about that!) Each day as the tour bus pulled up to the next buffet, I would turn my head away and shed a tear. This opportunity allowed me to gain both a large amount of experience and weight. 😉
I love community service opportunities like the previously mentioned one which is why I eventually served as a Lieutenant Governor for Key Club International. I am so grateful that I was elected and given that opportunity. I loved my position because it allowed me to travel domestically to so many places and meet some incredible people! From there, I went on to college where I joined Circle K and eventually led as District Governor for all of the clubs within the state of New Jersey! It quickly became my hugest commitment.
Some of my other interests include bird watching, drinking loose-leaf tea, and drawing with charcoal, ink, and on occasion, even pastels. To pass time, I also love to do Sudoku and read on my Nook Simple Touch. My boyfriend’s name is Jorge and he is from Spain. We met in the USA during our junior year while he was studying at my university as an exchange student for the year. Fortunately, we met almost immediately after he arrived in the USA and we have been together ever since. He’s the sweetest. <3
Oh and I adore birds! I’m somewhat obsessed. Ok, really obsessed. I even hung a bird feeder out of my dorm room window. I am definitely getting a bird as soon as I finish college! (Still in the process of deciding which kind. Thinking maybe an African Grey!)
For those of you who know your MBTI personality type, I am an INFJ which is the least common of the 16 personality types, especially in men. I was surprised to learn male INFJs make up less than 1% of the population! It is estimated that gay INFJs make up less than 0.25% of the population. In retrospect, I think this explains a lot.
JUST A HEADS UP, MY BLOG IS REALLY RANDOM. AND WEIRD.
But that’s why I love it.