Welcome to Irene's world!

Hi! Greetings from the Swamp, home of the great Florida Gators!! I'm Irene, a senior at this great wonderful university. My major is public relations, so this is a small test to see how well I can communciate with the publics out there (meaning you) about myself. Of course, I won't be able to share all the nitty gritty details of my life (that would be too incriminating), but I'm more than thrilled to share some of the greatest things that I enjoy in life.

Let the journey begin....

Sun and fun...what more can you ask for?

One of the places that I enjoy the most is my hometown, Miami. I love it and forever will. There is so much to do there, so many places to see, so many different people that I can never get tired of it. It's another city that never sleeps.

One of the best things that Miami is known for is its great year-round sunny weather. It's one of the many things that I love about Miami. Living there my whole life, I don't think I could ever live anywhere in the North. I love the fact that I can go to the beach in December and still get a decent tan! I love it that I can wear shorts and t-shirts for a good part of the year. Of course, it's so easy to enjoy the beautiful coastline. Each beach has its own atmosphere and theme. If you want to hang ot with the yound and hip crowd, one would go to South Beach. For a more family-oriented atmosphere, I would recommend Bill Baggs Park at Key Biscayne. And then there are those nude beaches for you free-spirited individuals!

I also love the great cultural differences in South Florida. I often feel lucky that I was raised in an area where I had the opportunity to experience different cultural lifestyles. I understand the Cuban lifestyle because most of my friends were Cubans. I enjoy the delicious Hispanic food and music. And since I'm Chinese, I am fortunate that my parents were able to instill some of the traditional Chinese values and beliefs in me. I also grew up with Chinese food, naturally, and would love to continue that for my children. And of course, there are the great American traditions with baseball games and Fourth of July celebrations. Miami is so diverse that sometimes I feel like I'm in a totally different country, especially in Little Havana! I believe that one of the best things someone can do is learn about the many different cultures in the world.

Check out more fantastic information about Miami and South Florida:

Greater Miami and the Beaches
Dining in Miami
Nightlife in Miami
South Beach scenes
Florida Keys
Radio stations Y-100 and Planet Radio 103.5

Let's take a trip!

South Florida isn't the only place to learn about diverse cultures. I've also been to many parts of the world. There were the family vacations to Hong Kong, Canada, California, Seattle and New York. But most recently, I took my first international trip with my best friend (and no family members!) to Europe. Come and take a small peek at my trip to Europe in the summer of 1996!

Any questions and comments? Just drop a note to Irene Lui.