Luo interviewed by Mami Kanaya ,Co-Founder of IFbooks
Luo is a Chinese girl and now she is studying at Ottawa University.
Luo: Hello everyone! I’m Luo, a 18 year old girl come from China and an undergraduate student in university of Ottawa. I’m interested in foreign culture and new things. Also, I want to try different teaching methods and learning patterns. For these reasons, I’ve come to Ottawa to study.
M : Hi, Luo, I’m Mami, from Tokyo, Japan. Do you know something about Japan?
L : I’m a big fan of Japanese movie, literature and design. In my opinion, Japan people very treasure their history and culture, which makes Japanese cultural industry have strong ethic characteristics and distinctive features. I was touched by the Samurais in Akira Kurosawa’s movies. I also appreciate the Rei Kawakubo’s avantgarde design. The mysteries by Keigo Higashino is the best… What’s more, people. I can’t stop when sushi, ramen and tempura are on the table. However, my favourite food is the Japanese curry made by my Japanese friend Ritsuko~! I like Japanese people, they are always very polite, respectful and friendly!
M : Thank you Luo. You are a gourmet, aren’t you? There are many visitors who are teachers and students all over the world on our site. Will you tell them about your high school days?
L : Well, in my hometown, the first event that first-year high school students face is “military training”. This is a kind of training which aim to enhance students’ self-discipline and willpower before the academic study. The training method is similar to the army’s. We are required to behave like a soldier to endure the harsh weather and adverse environment. It’s hard but still a happy and valuable experience for us. However, the effect of this short-term education seems not very long lasting… hahaha.
Our school attaches much importance on students’ physical health. Students have a long break time from 10:05 to 10:30. We should gather together on the playground and do a series of exercise.
Such as some simple wushu and tai chi. Then we will run 800 meters around the playground. After that, students have 10-minute leisure time. School canteen will provide some snacks and dim-sum which in reasonable price and really delicious for students. BTW, the food in our school canteen are always tasty and I still remember all the cuisine there…
M: Thanks, Luo!