My name is Anson Chan. I was born in Toronto, Canada but raised in Hong Kong. Growing up as the oldest amongst my sibling and cousins, I was expected to be adept at any tasks that were given to me. I was also enrolled in many different extracurricular activities on top of my studies. As a result, piano, painting, swimming, table tennis, basketball, and soccer were all part of my life while growing up. During my life in Hong Kong, I went to school in the Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS), a private school that is operated under the standards of the International Baccalaureate and also the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. After graduating from middle school, my family decided to move back to Toronto for a new start. After three years of high school in A.Y. Jackson, I was successfully accepted to the University of Waterloo. I am about to graduate with a degree majoring in Economics specializing in Finance within the Arts and Business discipline.
Although Hong Kong was a big part of my life, Canada has become the second home to me. After living in Canada for eight years, I learned to embrace the weather, culture and pace. As a person that enjoys eating, the diversity of Canada has allowed me to enjoy a variety of authentic delicacies. As a big fan of films such as Star Wars, The Matrix and CGI films from Pixar since my adolescence, my curiosity sparked my hobby of playing with post-processing tools such as Final Cut, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects and Autodesk Maya 3D. Besides fidgeting around with media programs, I also enjoy playing video games, reading books and hanging out with my buddies in a bar. Basketball is also a big part of my life as I occasionally play intramurals and pick-up games with my team weekly. As a citizen of Canada that enjoys basketball, it is an obligation for me to cheer for the Toronto Raptors, as they are the only Canadian basketball team in the NBA. Though their continual struggles are not news, there is always a slight glimpse of hope for Toronto fans that change may be coming soon.