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第十六届中国日报社“21世纪杯”全国英语演讲比赛二等奖周玉娟演讲视频
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周玉娟:山东大学选手,第16届21世纪杯全国英语演讲比赛二等奖获奖者。

个人简介:自认为是一个有激情,有洞察力,思想自由的人。性格开朗,幽默。热爱自由,热衷于各种新鲜的才智活动。时常有新鲜的思想,有创造力,有一定的完美主义倾向。双子座的我从不安分,崇尚变化。我的格言是“I come, I see, I create.”讲一口几近纯正的英音。

演讲稿:

Once upon a time, there's a teenage girl named Jo. This a plain, introverted girl who had no confidence in herself. Her father was so strict with her that her life was burdened with the task of study, even on holidays. Outside her room, the birds are chirping, flowers in blossom, what a wonderful world. But she could only stand by the window, trapped in her sunless castle, with no one to rescue her.

Life passed her by without being lived. No passion, no motivation, no life. Until one day, she was diagnosed with some disease and was advised to take more exercises to keep fit. From then on, she took up the habit of climbing the hills every morning. She began to enjoy the fresh fragrance of the trees, the chirping of the birds, but above all, the radiating sun. One day, she went behind the bush by the side of the road to look at the scenery. Down below in the valley, across on the opposite hill are all green pine trees, all immersed in the orange glows of the sun. In the distance is the little town, still sleeping under the fog. Then there is the glowing sun, lightening up the world with its thousand rays. The warm and orange rays went into her eyes. All of a sudden, she felt as if she’s been instilled with infinite heat and energy. For the first time in her life, she felt alive. That is when she realized that the sun will always be there for her, even when the whole world had abandoned her. She could enjoy the sun as well as anyone else, if she could just get up early and run. From that day on, every morning, that girl would run around the hill and make her appointment with the sun. From that day on, every day becomes sunny and is lived with passion. Years have passed, but she always remembers that day, when the sun wakes up her ego and lights up her faith in life.

That girl grew up and became me. And that faith in life has never changed. We could lose our faith in anyone else, even in the entire world, but never ever lose the faith in ourselves. Have faith that we're going to live this life with energy and passion, to come, to see and to create, to make each day count. Have faith that life has meaning for us as long as we dream. Have faith that we'll never settle for less than we want to do with this life. Have faith that we’ll love life as we love the sun. The famous writer Flaubert has a habit of watching sunrise every morning. It has come to be a ritual to refresh life every coming day. 

That is my faith and that is my totem--the sun. That is what keeps me alive rather than a walking skeleton. And that is what can truly make my world and your world go around. To run after the sun.

Just as the song goes: ”I keep holding on, waiting for the sun. I keep holding on, waiting for the light.” Hold on to the sun and our life will be bright. Thanks for your attention.