Friday, January 13, 2012


Where do I start, well first off, my name is Tiffany Ting Pao (and yes, Ting is my middle name which coincidentally is also my Chinese name!) Well, actually it is not so much a coincidence but more of how my Chinese name: "δΊ­” is pronounced in English. So congratulations to whoever that is reading this and is unfamiliar with Chinese, you just said a word in Chinese! Alright getting a little off topic, but moving on to the next question, where am I from? This may seem like an easy question to answer, however, in my case it can be quite complex and a mouthful. Usually I just tell everyone I'm from everywhere, but diving a little deeper, I must start a new sentence to explain. I was born in Taipei, Taiwan where I lived for three of my baby/toddler years. At the age of three, my family and I immigrated/moved to Vancouver, Canada where I then spent the next twelve years of my life living in igloos and riding polar bears. Just kidding, but I did spend twelve years of my life enjoying a carefree childhood and early adolescent years in that beautiful city. At the beginning of Grade Ten (and yes, instead of Sophomore year, we say Grade Ten, it's a Canadian thing got it eh? haha) I left my home behind and our family moved once again back to Asia, but this time, to Shanghai, China instead. After living there for three and a half years, my family has once again relocated back to Taiwan, where I then left to come here to BYU.
Wow, this post has been a lot longer than I expected to write, but I promise just a little more about me. I love to dance, I will dance to any kind of music or beat unconsciously. I currently just got into the Dance Education Major, but because I am an indecisive person, I don't exactly know what I want to do with my future just yet. My favorite fruit are bell apples, my favorite colors range from blue, purple, to green, turquoise, or neon colors..depending on my mood.
Finally, I love being here at BYU and meeting amazing people. I love my friends, and according to the BYU friends I have met here so far, I am CanAsian to them. ;)


  1. We’re glad that you were able to make it back to America and BYU. Wow, just a couple questions: Do you speak, Thai, Mandarin, and English? Are you Thai and/or what caused your family to move so much- military or business? Have a great weekend!

  2. hahaha "living in igloos and riding polar bears" sounds like you had quite the adventurous childhood! But in all seriousness, good to have you in class:)

  3. Thanks! And I myself am very happy to be back as well. Can't wait to get to know everyone else in the class.
    As of your questions, Owen, I do not speak Thai, but instead, I actually speak Mandarin, English, and French. I would love to be able to speak Thai, but unfortunately, Thai is the language they speak in "Thailand" and not "Taiwan". Don't feel bad for mixing this up, because this is definitely not the first time that I've had to explain this. (You're not alone...haha). So, since I'm from Taiwan, I am Taiwanese- and not Thai. My family moved to Canada only because my parents did not like the environment children grew up and were educated in Taiwan. The reason chose to move to Canada instead of America then was because it was a lot easier to immigrate to Canada, compared to the U.S. We moved back to Shanghai because of my dad's job.