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Once Upon A Dream

I am Qiuyan (Q-Young) Zhang, a second year master student in Human Centered Design and Engineering at University of Washington. I am a crazy soccer fan, a sci-fi enthusiast and an unreasonable information savvy. I wish I could get involved in the world and sense the emotional nuances of human beings like Stefan Zweig did; I also find it necessary to take a step back as an outside observer like Albert Camus.

For most of the time, I am an engaging listener and thoughtful analyst, rather than an active talker or leader. So if you find me silent, don’t worry, I work that way! Feel free to share your stories with me : )

Words that inspire me

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”

- Jack Kerouac

“So that’s the thing to think about. Don’t worry about characters yet, don’t worry about setting, don’t even worry about plot. Think about something that you think is true. Write it down. Make it the truest thing in the world.”

- How to write a novel

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