In the spring of 2020, the virus was rampant, and while the nation was concerned about the development of the epidemic, a cruise ship in Japan was also a cause for concern. The Diamond Princess is a luxury cruise ship that is registered in the United Kingdom and operated by Princess Cruises based in the United States and Bermuda. In February 2020, during a cruise of the Western Pacific, cases of COVID-19 were detected onboard. The vessel was quarantined off Japan for two weeks, after which all remaining passengers and crew were evacuated. When the quarantine period ended, how to send our Chinese tourists to Tokyo airport became a problem. At the moment of crisis, Ms. Liu Danhong, a Fujian expatriate who runs a tourism and transportation business, stepped forward and escorted her compatriots with a convoy all the way to the airport. On that cold night, the banner sewn by two red scarves, which read “Let's go home!”, warmed the hearts of countless compatriots.
Last Wednesday, Ms. Liu Danhong came to Fuzhou Lakeside International School and shared her legendary experience with FLIS students, as well as her years of entrepreneurship and struggle in Japan. After graduating from college, Ms. Liu came to Japan alone, but she had to face many obstacles in finding a job, so she had the idea of starting her own business: "Since no company wants to hire me, I thought, ‘Why don't I just start my own company and hire myself?’” Ms. Liu's friendly and humorous self-talk fascinated the students, and they asked questions one after another, and FLIS student Cindy's translation made the communication smoother. Some students were curious about how Ms. Liu spent her high school years; some students wanted to know the reason why she went to Japan; and others wanted to know about the past and present development of Fujianese in Japan. Of course, the students also wanted to know more details about the Diamond Princess experience: what motivated the staff to stand with her and take on the important task of escorting Chinese tourists to the airport under those circumstances?
Ms. Liu said she does not know the exact reason, but perhaps because she had often helped others in the past. For example, when the March 11 earthquake and Typhoon Feiyan hit Japan hard, she organized staff and volunteers to help the people who lost their homes and support the relief efforts. She says that if we have a heart to care for others, we will also reap the benefits of our heart. In times of crisis, the friendship between the two countries is even more obvious. Since many FLIS students will go abroad to study in the future, Ms. Liu also gave some advice: "I want to tell you that you are not alone abroad; you can find organizations and seek help when you encounter difficulties."
Near the end of the sharing session, looking at a pair of eager eyes and a room full of young faces, Ms. Liu spoke movingly about her daughter. As a person who works in the tourism industry, she tends to be very busy during holidays, and it is difficult for her to be around her daughter when she is busy working. As a result, the daughter often did not understand her mother's work when she was young. But as she grew older, her daughter, who went to an international school, met a good teacher to guide her and help her find her goal in life, and then she felt very proud of her mother's experience and success. Ms. Liu used this example to inspire and encourage the students here to study hard and find their goal in life so that they will all have a bright future!
▲ 福州西湖国际学校中学IB(MYP)项目主管Travis Coyne（龙在天）与刘丹蕻（右）探讨演讲形式。
此次分享会在阵阵掌声中落下了帷幕。FLIS TALK是福州西湖国际学校的常规活动，旨在为中学生们提供与社会各界精英互动的机会，倾听他们的成长经历，激发学子对未来及职业发展的思考。下一次FLIS TALK又将给学子们带来什么样的惊喜呢？敬请期待吧！
FLIS TALK is a regular event at Fuzhou Lakeside International School, which aims to provide Secondary students with the opportunity to interact with elites from all walks of life, listen to their experiences, and inspire students to think about their future and career goals. What kind of surprises will FLIS TALK bring to the students next time? Stay tuned!
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