How did you come across with EAUS and why Estonia?
First information came from Google when I was looking for a college where to study computer science. And to why Estonia- Estonia is famous for e-government and I was really interested in the field of IT-related. Plus it’s cheaper than Japan.
What do you like and dislike about Estonia?
I love almost everything about Estonia expect the cold weather.
Did you have any fears about coming to Estonia?
I went to a high school in Canada, so living and stuying overseas was not scary to me.
Have you learned any Estonian? Favourite Estonian word?
I took a course in Estonian, but the language is still in progress. As to favourite Estonian word- Palun veel.
Are there any cultural differences (or similarities) between Japan and Estonia?
Estonian people are very similar to the Japanese, shy but noble. The culture of getting naked in public in a sauna has an aspect similar to that of Japanese hot springs. It's a rare tendency in Europe, where the influence of Christianity is strong.
Who or what inspires you?
Philosophers and great writers, my favourite author is Oscar Wilde and his poetry gives me the power to re-design this world much better. Long time ago, Great Artists have a pen to draw the future, now they will have a MacBook to "program" the future.
Any plans for future?
Going to get a Master. In the future I would like to research bioinformatics and "program" human DNA.