Naomi is one of the Media and Marketing Coordinators for the 2019 Asia Pacific Week Conference.
She is currently in her fourth year of her double degree, consisting of a Bachelor of Law (Hons) and a Bachelor of Asian Studies with a minor in Chinese Mandarin language.
What is your favourite country in the AP and why?
My favourite country in the Asia Pacific is Taiwan! Aside from the fact that I have a guilty pleasure for bubble tea and dumplings, I adore its fearless legacies and its beautiful landscapes. Taroko National Park in Hualien is where I found myself to be at peace and solitude - if you ever get the chance to go there, set aside a few hours to absorb the natural beauty and colourway of the rocks, mountains and gorges!
What is your cultural/ethic heritage and what do you love about it?
My father is from Malaysia and my mother was a refugee from East Timor. I love that my parents have taught me so many life lessons from their humbling past about gratitude, resilience and determination. I love my identity of being a Chinese Timorese in Australia as I am able to attempt to preserve the dying culture (especially the food recipes) and language of Chinese Hakka.
What is your favourite book and what does that say about you?
The Bible - it's caused immense division and rivalry between nations in the past and present time. I'm a very curious person and the Bible is full of valuable lessons and stories which has prevailed through centuries.