Hello this is Zhu.
I write about my travel journeys around the world. If it offers you some past-time read and make you know a bit (in-depth) of the various cultures, subcultures, etiquettes, and historical recants in the world, that would be my honour.
I had the fortune to have lived and travelled to many different countries at a relatively young age, partially due to a privilege that many lacked.
Having lived in the developed world as la creme de la creme, I previously had no interest in discovering the subcultures or what the rest of the 99% of the people are doing in their life. However, as I travelled more, I began to develop the compassion for and genuine interest in the underdiscovered, alternative, often misreported cultural stories in the world. I realised how the world’s socio-economic system and international relations shaped our fortune and misfortune, thus perpetuating the glorification of certain cultures and neglect or demonisation of some others.
I am not sure if it is a good idea or if I have the ability to fundamentally change the status quo or magically scoop the forgotten from the obliterated corners. I do a little bit by telling their stories and taking a neutral and apolitical “humanitarian” stance on what I truly see. I present you the sites, the human causes, history, and living nuances of a place. I hope through this, you can also know how vast and diverse is our world; if it galvanises you to travel for a cause and contribute to something, it is extra piece.
I am an economist, investor, fund manager, film director, producer, and actress for my profession. My professional pieces can be found on zhuoruifu.com. I am also a fierce dog and cat mum.