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10-11-2014

Dr. Chung

Man Yuk Lam, Department of Law and Business Year 4

 

Being a lawyer has long been my dream. Three years ago, my disastrous AL results were released. I was in a dark world. Shue Yan University lit up my life. If Dr. Chung had not established Shue Yan University, I would not have had an opportunity to study law. Words of gratitude filled my heart. Tears of gratitude filled my eyes.

She was attentive to young people’s needs. Without a university degree, students are doomed to fail when applying for high-positioned jobs or government jobs. Universities do not offer enough places for young people to pursue their studies. Dr. Chung was like a mother. She was concerned about the future of young people and hoped that more people could have a good education.  She highly appreciated the concept of “ren” (benevolence) which was proposed by Confucius. She deeply believed that a society would develop prosperously in good order if everyone could abide by “ren” (benevolence).  By setting up Shue Yan University, she aimed to cultivate more well mannered students for the development and stability of society. If Dr. Chung had not established Shue Yan University, I would not have had a chance to pursue good education.

Her mind was as strong as a horse. When it came to education, she believed that good quality is more important than financial assistance. She insisted on offering 4-year bachelor’s degrees. She faced opposition with determination and perseverance. She dealt with the government with her usual calm and confidence. She stood straight like an arrow when facing a cold, penetrating wind. If Dr. Chung had not insisted on 4-year education, I would not have known the importance of having a strong mind and determination.

She never gave up. Despite her high blood pressure, she not only tackled the problems of each day in her stride, but also brimmed with plans for the development of Shue Yan University and persisted in working over 12 hours per day. A stroke did not affect her strong mind and determination to cultivate “jun zi ” (good mannered person). She was a brave soldier. She did not give up. She fought a battle again her illness. She practiced walking every day. She proved to us that she could conquer the diseases by her action. If Dr. Chung had not persisted in working hard and fighting against illness, I would not have known the true meaning of the saying “action speaks louder than words”.

She always remained positive. Despite difficulties, she kept trying. She tried extremely hard and struggled to fulfill her daily jobs no matter how tired or in pain she was. . She deeply believed that those people who tried but failed are definitely better than those who did nothing. Biting the bullet, she tried her best and kept moving forward. She attended numerous prize presentations in spite of her illness. If Dr. Chung had not kept moving forward in spite of difficulties, I would not have known that positive thinking is the key to keeping a person full of energy and moving forward.

She had a concrete and patriotic goal. She was proud to be Chinese. For the development of China, she was determined to nurture “jun zi ” (good mannered students) and well-rounded students. Driven by this concrete goal, she developed Shue Yan University in all sincerity. With her passion, Shue Yan University has grown stronger and stronger. If Dr. Chung had not established this concrete goal and adhered to it, I would not have had a chance to study in such a comfortable and enjoyable environment.

Now, a bell rings, I need to say goodbye and thank you to Dr. Chung. I do not want to rush to go home. Rather, looking at her pictures, I stand still and remain silent. Her teachings have been carved in my heart. I will respectfully follow the teachings of Dr. Chung. Thank you, Dr. Chung.

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