okay so my name’s Hazel and i’m fifteen. i live in myanmar also known as burma. i’m a freshman as of right now. i take part in quite a bit of activism, i like to educate people on what they may or may not already know although quite frankly, i still have a lot to learn. i enjoy playing soccer but just for fun, i’m not that great at it. as for hobbies, i enjoy reading and writing. it makes me feel like there’s nothing to worry about at that moment.

What inspires you everyday?

i would say my parents, successful women and youth around me. my parents are people i look up to very highly. i’ve always wanted to follow their footsteps and make them proud. just like every asian parent, i think it’s no surprise when i say they really do expect the best. perfectionists, i would say, but that’s what keeps me going you know. as for successful women, i’m quite the feminist and seeing successful women makes me feel extremely inspired. i hope everyone will eventually realize that women are equally as capable as men. gen z, on the other hand, play a huge role in a lot of things nowadays and there are particular youths making huge changes. seeing them and their accomplishments definitely make me want to be a better person.

What is some words of wisdom you live by?

one of the many quotes i live by is probably, “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” it’s a cliche but i believe it’s very practical. it have always kept me going and whenever i think, maybe i should just give up and just let this go, i always remember to remind myself that if i start walking towards my goals today, i’ll eventually get there. even if not now, or next week, i will get there. another quote that have always stuck with me is, “you reap what you sow.” my father always told me to never do things i cannot face the consequences to and it’s a daily reminder i tell myself. i think it helps me rethink my present day decisions before making any regretful decisions.

What is your ultimate goal in life?

my ultimate goal in life…my ultimate goal in life is probably to be able to provide for the people i love. i don’t have a specific goal as of rn since really, i still have a long way to go. one thing i do know is that i want to be successful enough to be the supporting pillar of my family. the future is ever changing so i wouldn’t be able to say more than that.

How do you feel about people in the world?

i think we’re all simply human, if that makes any sense. we all have things we don’t express or share, things we went through that defines us. it scares me how often people assume they know someone when really, they have yet a lot to learn. this also constantly reminds me that someone i talk to today could be having a bad day, so i try to be rational in the way i see someone.

Last question how do you feel about life and what changes you made to be where you are now?

im living it, honestly. i’ve got everything i could possibly ask for rn. there was this time in my life where everything just felt like it was going wrong. i had a lot of people entering and leaving my life, which wasn’t easy. its a lot better now and i feel like im doing well in life. it took a lot of self reassurance, growth and time but I think im finally there. i’ve learnt a lot and grown a lot as a person. it’s not that i don’t encounter difficulties every now and then, i guess I just handle it a lot better now. i hope i can continue to be this optimistic about all the challenges i face in the future. yeah.

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