The Taipei College of Maritime Technology held a special memorial service for one of its students who died in the tragic Taiwan water park blaze earlier this month. The deceased student, 19-year-old Liu Zhiwei, studied fashion design and management at the school. According to his peers, Liu was passionate about fashion and had won a number of awards in various designer competitions.
It was Liu’s life-long dream to become a fashion designer, and his school had decided to help him accomplish that. Teachers and students all worked together to arrange the memorial service honoring Liu and his achievements. The student’s classmates performed a dance which he had previously helped choreograph. They also arranged a mini-fashion show featuring some of Liu’s award-winning works, his sketches and trophies.
Liu’s parents were deeply moved by the school’s efforts.
“He had a lot of dreams and ambitions, but unfortunately, the accident took his life before he could accomplish any of those things,” the student’s father said. He thanked the school for the thoughtful memorial service and said he was very proud of his son.
Liu’s mother said she missed her son terribly and wished he would live happily in another life. She also called on the organizers of the Color Play Asia party to take full responsibility for the tragedy.
By Crystal Lau
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