The afternoon sun shines again after the rain, as Terri Kwan arrived ABOOK STUDIO wearing classy grey sportswear with grey tone fur slides, her slim figure remaining unchanged, and years of precipitated intellectuality and elegance make her appearance more beautiful than ever.
香奈兒女士曾經說過：「優雅是顯現在內在與外在同樣美麗的時候。」這句話貫穿了關穎的生活觀，現在的她，正在與專業人事討論並執行「財團法人中華民國腎臟基金會」的年度規劃。數年前因腎臟疾病病逝的叔叔，令關穎體會到人生的無常，「失去」使她獲得了生命中的「答案」，她積極投入「財團法人中華民國腎臟基金會」，希望用自己的時間填滿病友及家屬心中的空缺，除給予經濟之上的挹注，從辦活動、生日派對、節日等，也捐贈頂級醫療器材，提供腎臟病患及家屬最好的支援與設備，協助走出艱困與病痛。不僅如此，關穎也拾起「日盛教育基金會」及「日盛藝術基金會」的權責，傳承父親助人的理念，透過教育及藝術的角度，灌溉社會看不見的角落，在基金會的幫助下，實現他人的夢想並讓藝術在台灣及國際舞臺中綻放。「日盛藝術基金會」以宣揚中華傳統優良文化藝術、提升文化生活品質、促進國際文化藝術交流為目標，都是基金會關懷的對象，而最近在新冠狀病毒疫情的席捲，關穎也特別參與錄製《enya FASHION QUEEN》感謝防疫醫護人員影片，希望透過言語與行動一起關懷讓社會多一些溫暖，雖說關穎這樣的幫助與關心已經不是第一次，但是心裡的悸動始終振奮人心，關穎也表示希望未來，能繼續帶著孩子們一起去關懷社會與快樂助人。
關穎的Instagram貼文如調色盤色彩斑斕，她的生活總是令人意猶未盡，不論是時尚搭配或是家人風景，鮮豔的影像及專業的構圖，都有著濃厚的藝術氣質，是許多女孩們憧憬的對象。雖然關穎多了許多身分，她將家庭事業擺在自己之前，卻總是能在繁忙的步調中，找到自己的平衡，對她而言的「愛自己」，其實可以很簡單也很放鬆，關穎坦言：「要做自己不難，怎麼樣都要撥一點時間給自己，像是我認識的媽媽們不論是閱讀、運動、追劇、演講或是我自己跟別人開了一個很有意義的會議，就會覺得自己又成長一點點，心裡很飽滿很滿足，如同瑜珈的根本，回歸到自己的身心靈深處。」舉凡為了實踐一些目標，而失去原有的步調及平衡，那對她來說便會本末倒置，有時候適時的放下也是愛自己，但在一切打理好之後，那種放鬆地去實踐興趣嗜好，是對一個媽媽而言非常重要的！最近看到關穎的舞蹈影片，靈活的舞姿看了心情也跟著活躍起來，關穎用表演藝術來鼓舞人心，簡單的初衷蘊含著無窮能量，哪怕只是短暫的幾個小時，她更了解自己，也從中得到一些屬於自己的收穫。《enya FASHION QUEEN》團隊深受關穎舞蹈的感動，特別邀請關穎編舞，影片的中間是重量級客串的攝影師林炳存先生，一次性順利完成了一部精采的「TikTok」影片。
Among all creatures, the affectionate mothers have infinite power as if the blossom scenes in the Spring embrace our souls. After becoming a mother, Terri Kwan’s eyes reveal her care and love for children. When chatting about her current life, she was talking with a sense of happiness. She’s a kind-hearted and beautiful mother who passes down the love by devoting herself to the charity foundations, which inherited from her father.
Devoting Herself to Charity
Gabrielle Chanel once said, “Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside.” It best describes Terri Kwan’s current lifestyle. At present, she’s reviewing and taking part in the execution of the annual planning of the “National Kidney Foundation R.O.C.” After the kidney disease caused her uncle’s death several years ago, she felt the uncertainty of life and “losing” him gave her the “answer” of life; she has pro-actively devoted herself to “The National Kidney Foundation R.O.C.” and hoped to fill up the emptiness that patients and their families are undergoing through her dedication. In addition to supplying financial donations, including sponsorship for activities, birthday parties and holiday events, etc., she has also donated top medical facilities as the best support and equipment for kidney patients and their families that help them walk out of the suffering from illness. Moreover, Terri Kwan has taken the responsibilities of “Jih Sun Education Foundation” and “Jih Sun Art Foundation” to pass down her father’s philosophy of being generous in giving help. Through the perspectives of education and art, she nurtures the unseen corners of the society; with the help from the foundations, she fulfills other people’s dreams and makes art accessible to the public in Taiwan and the world. “The Jih Sun Art Foundation” has aimed to sponsor the people or organizations that promote prestigious traditional Chinese culture and art, improve the quality of cultural life, and contribute to the art communication worldwide. Recently, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Terri Kwan has joined the enya FASHION QUEEN in the production of a video for appreciating the infection prevention and medical personnel. It’s hoped that we can work together with actions to care and give warmth to our society. Although it’s not Terri Kwan’s first time giving support and care for others, her energetic mindset always inspires people. Also, Terri Kwan indicated that she hoped to continue lead her children to show care and offers help to the society.
Terri Kwan’s posts on Instagram appear like a beautiful color palette; her life has always catching people’s attention; either the mix and match fashion style or family portraits or sightseeing scenery, the bright and vivid images and the professional composition reveal a strong sense of art that many girls are eager for. Despite Terri Kwan having multiple identifications, family is always beyond herself, which she always finds balance in her busy life. To her, “loving herself” can be simple and relaxing. Terri Kwan says it frankly, “To be myself is never a challenge, I always find time for myself, it’s like those mothers I know, who always making progress in their lives by reading, doing exercises, binge-watching, or giving a speech. I always feel full and satisfied after a meaningful joint conference with people in the foundations; it all seems like the principle of yoga, to return to the mind and soul in depth.” To her, those things that aim to reach a target by sacrificing original pace or balance in life are like putting the cart before the horse. Sometimes, releasing stress properly is the way to love oneself. Once everything is done, living relaxingly to put pleasures and hobbies into practice is particularly important to a mother! During these days, we have seen Terri Kwan’s dancing videos, her amazing dancing cheers up our mood. Terri Kwan uses performance art to inspire people, her simple initial holds infinite power; maybe it’s just a short time, a few hours, she knows herself better and harvests something belonging to herself. enya FASHION QUEEN has been deeply influenced by Terri Kwan’s dancing; we invited Terri Kwan to compose the dance; also, with the renowned professional photographer Joshua Lin (Lin Bing-cun), together we made a Tik Tok (video) successfully in only one take.
Endless Laughter in a Happy Family
Terri Kwan’s parents play a vital role in her life. Thinking that the strict family education in the past was to deliver correct values, Terri Kwan is grateful for her parents. Since she has this other identity, she realized greatness and benevolence behind “strong mothers.” In daily life, she sees herself in her children; growing up day by day, and she’s been doing her role as a good mother, seeking better and more comprehensive education; she leads her children to be independent and passes down the most precious “values” from her parents. After being a mother of three children, Terri Kwan has gone through so many heartfelt experiences. Terri Kwan focuses on the variety of education, she arranges cooking, painting, dancing, gourmet lessons as well as travels, outings and sports; the accumulation of aesthetics nurtures talents. Allowing children to get in touch with art and learn happily, it becomes easy to find the uniqueness of each child. For example, PhiPhi likes to watch animals in the Discovery Channel, and CC enjoys cooking and dancing. After finding the different preferences among children, she started further education. Besides, arranging multiple try-out is a way to develop a great sense in life. This coming Mother’s Day reminds Terri Kwan of her daughter CC is by the age of making a handmade card, when the first time receiving the card, Terri felt so happy and joyful. On Mother’s Day, Terri thinks it is a holiday belonging to all family members, it’s still a celebration of three generations together. Terri Kwan will remember to make a video call to her family in Hong Kong and send them her blessings. On the other hand, Terri Kwan has a secret expertise, being an “art director of creative activities.” Every year, the birthdays of her children are celebrated with a theme, including birthday cake, dessert, background setting, lighting and music. She edits each music playlists personally. Terri Kwan said, “If I were not a celebrity, I’d surely be the best organizer of creative birthday parties!” Terri Kwan’s laugher is contagious, she uses art and aesthetic perspective to lead her children’ s education, she accompanies her children’s growth with entertainment and time, and she shows concern and cares to those in need, she is Terri Kwan, her maternal love is like a blooming floral sea, that will forever be beautiful and dazzling.