Dearest William, James and family,
Before I begin, do allow me to apologize for not writing sooner. The last half year has been a flurry of applications to graduate schools, and I wanted everything set in stone before I gave you all a proper update.
Throughout this period I have met many interesting people and experienced many new things, all whilst encountering never-before seen personal challenges. In three months time, I applied to twenty seven universities spanning the three continents of Europe, Asia and North America. There were many rejections and hardships along the way and many late nights dealin薛洗墨韩可g with frustration - universities of all kinds told me my application was not good enough; that I did not have what it takes to do any serious studies at a masters degree level. Many of these rejections hurt, but they served as a motivating and sobering wake-up call and taste of reality. Yet, my 兔兔,林赛一家子收到的来自伦敦国王学院的一封感谢信,幻影忍者faith remained unbroken, as I thought back silently to the support I have been given throughout these years from both friends, family and the Lindesays in particular. Reflecting on the support you have all given me, empowered me to continue on and believe in myself.
这段时刻，我遇到了许多有鸳鸯战袄意思的人，体会到了不少新鲜事物，有的乃至是对我终身都有应战。在三个月内，我请求了27所大学，这些校园广泛欧洲、六合采开奖记载亚洲和北美洲。我遭到许多回绝，使我因焦虑而无兔兔,林赛一家子收到的来自伦敦国王学院的一封感谢信,幻影忍者法入 眠。这些校园都告知我，我的请求不行好，我之前的学习不行谨慎， 我达不到继续读研讨生的水准。许多回绝信挺扎心的，可是它们也给 了我动力，使我清醒，让我尝到实际的苦涩。但是，我仍然坚持没有退避。在夜深人静的时分，我常常想到的是这些年来朋友和家人的支持，性交流特别是林赛一家子兔兔,林赛一家子收到的来自伦敦国王学院的一封感谢信,幻影忍者的协助公园不雅观，是你们给了我持之以恒、信任自己的力气。
I really wanted to do something independent and take charge of my education and future whilst setting a good example for m兔兔,林赛一家子收到的来自伦敦国王学院的一封感谢信,幻影忍者y younger brothers, Remington and Vinson. It took three兔兔,林赛一家子收到的来自伦敦国王学院的一封感谢信,幻影忍者 months, but I am happy to announce t哈庆生hat I have been accepted to over fif薄元星teen universities, including the Universities of Chicago, San Francisco, Sydney, York and Lancaster, and finally the Royal Holloway and many more. Mo兔兔,林赛一家子收到的来自伦敦国王学院的一封感谢信,幻影忍者st of all, I am proud to announce that I was unconditiona潘晓婷的老公lly offered a p嘬奶lace at King’s College London to study at the School of Global Affairs’ China Institute for a Masters of Science in China and Globalization.
我钟情于独立干事，用自己的才能挑选教育方向和未来愈组词，一起也给我两个弟弟建立一个好榜样。通过三个月的尽力，我能够骄傲地宣告: 我被15所校园选取，其间包含:芝加哥、旧金山、悉尼和兰卡斯特大 学，皇家霍诺威学院等等。最终我仍是承受了英国伦敦国王学院的无条件选取通知书。我将在国际事务中心的我国学院读硕士学位，学以我国和全球化为主的社会科学专业。
For those unfamiliar with its history, King’s was established in 1829 by King GeorgeIV and Sir Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington when it received its first royal charter, and is the fourth oldest college in England. With an acceptance rate of only 13%, King’s is very selective, and it’s alumni and staff include twelve Nobel laureates; contributors to the disc越轨女overy of 韩国十八禁DNA structure, Hepatitis C and the Higgs-Boson particle. Alumni also include heads of state and government; nineteen members of the咒骂女王鱼 current House of Commons and seventeen members of the current House of Lords; and the recipients of three Oscars, three Grammys and an Emmy. Although it isn’t Oxford or Cambridge, it’s still a great honor to be studying at this university, rich in history and culture.
对不太了解这座学院的朋友，我在这里简略介绍一下。伦敦国王学院建立于1829年，由国王乔治四世和第一代惠灵顿公爵阿瑟韦尔斯利组成，是英格兰第四陈旧的学院，也是第一个取得皇家特许状的学院。该学院归于男校，选取严厉，每年的选取率只是13%。在教职工部队中，有12位诺贝尔奖得主。他们对 DNA结构、丙型肝炎病毒和希格斯玻色粒子的研讨作出了奉献。校友中包含不少国家和政府领导 人，有19位现任众议员，17位参议员; 取得过3项奥斯卡奖和3项格莱美奖和1项艾美奖。尽管这个校园不能和牛津和剑桥比较，但它也是一所具有悠长前史和文化底蕴的校园。
I have since moved to London about a month ago, having now formally begun my studies at King’s. I am currently staying in a small studio, with spectacular views of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower, which are both being renovated as we speak. You are all more than welcome to come visit if you are in town - James, you can have the bed, and I shall sleep on the floor.
Aside from this, I have even more great news to share. In October, I successfully applied and was appointed Assistant Editor to the Cabinet Office of Her Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom. Me and my team are responsible for handling classified and public material to support both the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and my office is located at Whitehall, right next to 10 Downing Street. It’s very tiring, and we have to wake up for most shifts as early as 5:30 AM, long before the sun first embraces London.
But that’s enough about me. What I really want this letter to convey is my sincerest gratitude to the Lindesay family for your support. I want to especially thank James for his many years of friendship and for his great 陈晟俊wealth of knowledge and experience, of which he is always happy to share. Your curious mind and willpower is inspiring, and even though we don’t meet as often as we’d like, I believe like yourself in qualit精慌y over quantity, and our friendship is just that - top quality. Last but definitely not least, I would like to thank William for his support and faith in me - I hope these aforementioned achievements of mine, although small, prove that your faith in me was not misplaced.
I will be returning to Beijing arou汪汀nd August or September 2020 and am looking forward to seeing all once again. On behalf of the Wei-Smith family, I wish all of the Lindesays the best in health, wealth and happiness!
Symington W. Smith