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Yui Lee

Yui is passionate about playing sports, dancing, and helping with her community. She has volunteered with the San Francisco Japanese School to travel to Japan and aid the communities affected by the Great Tohoku Earthquake. She has also been a captain for her varsity basketball team, which allowed her to gain skills of leadership and hopes to carry those skills and gain new social and personal skills while she is in Ecuador. She is inspired by her hard working family to challenge herself and to become a helpful person for the world.


15 Things to Give Up Now to Make Yourself More Happy

July 16, 2015

Back in November, I came across an article online that was titled 15 Things to Give Up Now to Make Yourself More Happy on the most socially-popular media site, Facebook. Despite the millions of useless articles and status updates that is thrown onto my newsfeed daily, this particular article caught my eye because I only...

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Farewells Are Not My Specialty

April 2, 2015

Farewells were and are still not my thing. I can’t let the feeling go of not knowing when I will see people again. Even though the people I’m departing from always ask me when I will return again, I can never make a promise. Of course, I want to say it and follow through on...

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Photo Blog 1

November 24, 2014

These are pictures of my first couple months in Ecuador featuring Fellows, families, and Ecuadorian nature. The banner is from a road trip I took with my family and their families to Puyo in the Pastaza province. 2. The view of Mt. Chimborazo from the rooftop of my house. 3. One of my workplaces: the...

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Baby Soy

October 28, 2014

When I came to Guano, Ecuador a month ago and met my Ecuadorian family for the first time, I was overjoyed to see a baby in my host mother’s arms; the newborn looked so happy, adorable, and chubby. I learned that her name was Soy, she was six months old, and today, she is as...

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Unanswered Questions

August 13, 2014

It was only two months ago where my high school career ended, and I thought, Ecuador is just around the corner! But reality wasn’t so easy with me. First, I had to get over the stress that I was leaving home and friends for a solid 8 months to go to a foreign country where I...

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