LiKuDe is the acronym of the name bestowed upon me by my parents.
Talking about them, I want to share how I appreciate the way they raised me so I became who I am now.
My father was a soldier who travelled across the country during his service in the army. He always took his kids with him. I went to 5 elementary schools in 5 different cities. Now that I think about it, it makes sense that I never have many close friends. I am so used to keep my circle to the person who sat next to me. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind this. I am as happy as I can be. Those who are close to me I keep them dearly until today.
Back to my father…he is the one who thought me about honour, commitment, consistency, and persistence. His forward thinking trained me to consider the history behind everything to understand why something happens today and what it would possibly look like in the future.
My mom, on the other hand, thought me to be mindful of other’s feeling. How we should treat others the way we want them to treat us. She also thought me how two very different person could teamed up and complement each other.
They both showed me how to trust others and support them to grow in their own way. In real life, I saw my older sister became a dedicated housewife right after her graduation. I watched my youngest sister as musician and lecturer. And I watched myself being freed to make my decision to pursued a master degree abroad and became a career woman.
Marvelously, at the same time, they let me know that they are not perfect and that I should always try to learn from others about the many things that they both don’t know.
So, here I am now…LiKuDe.