So, I was going to write about my least favorite subject but the best I could come up with was penmanship. Last millennial students would have to practice their handwriting skills. We would have to print our letters by following a model letter. We would print each letter over and over and use them in words. We did the same in cursive, or handwriting as some call it. Since this does not sound dramatic or tragic I'll write about my most favorite.
Art. Not just any art class with any art teacher, but a Chinese art class with Mr. Roy Chang. We learned how to make woven wicker baskets (no jokes about doing it underwater), we learned how to make lots of different kinds of pottery, we did a lot of brush painting and character writing with a traditional brush and ink on silk paper, we made the most amazing kites out of bent bamboo and rice paper. Mostly I learned from Mr. Chang that art came with passion. I learned from Mr. Chang that I should do my best the first time, be as careful as possible, be meticulous, always work in such a way as to say, "I did my best."
I learned this from a lot of other people in my life too, but Mr. Chang's combination of love or art, love of people, high standards and integrity made an impression on my. And by the way. I had the privilege of knowing Mr. Chang from the time I was in sixth grade (at Latimer Hall) until I graduated from high school. Thank you Mr. Chang for being such a great example.