Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Han Bi-Ya

Han Bi-Ya
"Because it makes my heart pound and my blood swarm" She answer when people ask Han Bi-Ya "Why do you do this job?" as a like that. She said people have to think about what make their heart pound and their blood swarm very seriously. She found a answer about that so she is happy now.
When she was in the wild in Africa, there was a surgeon. He was very famous, even if the president want to meet him, president world have to stand in line. Everybody told her he was very handsome and cool. When she met him, she disappointed but, her feelings changed in just 10 minutes. The place where he worked, skin disease spread so, when he treatment people, discharge flowed on his arms even thought he wear gloves but, he was look so happy. She could feel he loves his job. After he finish his work, she talked with him a bit. She asked him,"I heard you are very famous and competent doctor but, why do you work here?" He said "Yes, if I worked in Kenya maybe I might be very rich and live in comfort but, if I use my talent and skill just to make money that is too regrettable. Above all things, this job make my heart pound and my blood swarm." When she heard that, she shocked. She had read on a book people have to do something what make people's heart and their blood swarm but, that was first time she heard that go through person. She determined what if people ask her "why do you do this job?"she will answer as a like him.
Han Bi-Ya was born and lived at Seoul. Her father was a business journalist so, her family was richer than other families in her village. Her father put world map all over the house and tell about those world map everyday. Her father play a game what find countries's name, cities's name, mountain's and river's name so, she was interested at world and world map naturally. That time, she read a book what name is ‘김찬삼 세계 여행기’. That book's story was one Korean traveled all around world. She promised she would travel the world as a like that person with her father. Suddenly, her father dead so, her fortune was on the wane. He had taught her about problem in the world, economy problem before he dead.
After she graduated high school, she work so hard. She did many part time jobs and prepared for entrance into University. At that time she experienced very hard work. She entered at Hongik University. After graduating Hongik university, she went to the US to study . Then she went to the graduate school in the University of Utah. She studied world communications there. After she graduated from graduate school in University of Utah, she got a job in a world communications company but, suddenly she gave in her' resignation. Everybody were wondered why she resigned. She planned to travel all around world.
She traveled 65 countries by land as much as she could. She traveled only the wild for 7 years. She didn't sleep in hotels . She stayed in local's houses. She traveled alone so she was often lonely . Also she experienced many danger. If she was not lucky, she could have dead. On the way to travel, she found what she really want to do after she finish traveling. When she traveled Middle East and Africa, she interested in refugee problem . Before she traveled around world, she around world, she wasn't interested in refugee problem. She saw refugees directly. It was so terrible. Everychildren was too skinny and have disease in refugee village. she shocked that if they had 800 won they could save one child's life so, she decided what after she finish traveling, she will get a job what closely with refugee problem. After she finished traveling, she published books. She had published books before she got a job. Some companies contacted to her and ask "Would you work in our company?".That company was 'UNICEF (the United Nations Children's Fund) '. They had read her books before they contacted her. She wanted to have a job what helping refugee children so, she accepted the proposal without question .She worked at where needed people's help like areas damaged by tsunami .
Now, she studying about rescue for be a better rescue workers. If she achieve her's goal, she has to live until 120 years old. Now, her dream is to be a better rescue worker. She doesn't know her last dream either . Maybe, she will be a better rescue worker . She will pioneer the path to descendant to fallow.

1 comment:

  1. She sounds like an amazing woman. In what ways would you want to be like her? How would you be different?