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“I will not forget what my mother dreamed”

Describe the world you come from; for example, your family, clubs, school, community, city, or town. How has that world shaped your dreams and aspirations?(*) (200-250 words)

“One day, I will take you abroad,” my mother promised me while depicting her happiness in Switzerland when she saw snowflakes falling from the sky for the first time. Since that time, I have longed to see snow and to encounter exotic experiences that I could not find in Thailand.

However, living in a middle-class family, she did not have a chance to keep her promise. She never spent money on nonessential items. Yet, she cherished her children’s education: I always got the books I wanted to read. Having faith in my dream, I continued searching for an opportunity to travel overseas without spending her money.

In seventh grade, I learned that there was an International Biology Olympiad (IBO) hosted by various countries. Driven by my dream to travel around the world, I asked my mother to buy my first biology textbook and devoured it with a hope that one day I would see the snow like my mother. After five years of travelling in the biology world, I made it: I explored Denmark as a participant in IBO. Now, I receive a scholarship from the Thai government to study in the States, providing many opportunities to follow my fascination with biology. However, I will not forget what my mother dreamed 10 years ago.

“One day, we will travel together,” I dream.