1. If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
a. I would like to live in a big city, like Toronto or New York. I think it would be cool to meet people from all over the world. It would also be nice to be able to never run out of things to do, and I would love to be able to walk through different historic and cultural districts.
2. What is your biggest fear?
a. I consider my biggest fear to be the unknowable -- things that humanity can never have a definite answer for. I like to learn and know as much as possible about subjects that I’m passionate about, and the idea that there are things that I will never be able to know scares me.
3. What really makes you angry?
4. Would you rather ride a bike, ride a horse, or drive a car?
a. I’d rather ride a bike. Horses are cool, but they smell bad. Cars are fun, but I drive a lot already.
5. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
a. I would choose ramen with fried vegetables and veggie egg rolls. It has enough variations I could make to it that I would never get sick of it.
6. Do you like or dislike surprises? Why or why not?
a. I like them. I think surprises, both good and bad, add variation to life. I’d be bored without them. While sometimes bad surprises are overwhelming, they allow me to develop more as a person and understand myself more as well.
7. How would your friends describe you?
a. My friends would probably first say that I’m an academic and am very determined in my pursuit of learning. They also would say I’m quick-witted, inventive, and imaginative, which allows me to see multiple perspectives and think of unorthodox solutions.
8. What is the best gift you have been given?
a. My favorite gift is my dog, Ziggy. He’s an absolute nightmare, and he’s even been banned from Petco; however, he’s very cute and nice (to me).
9. List two pet peeves.
a. My biggest pet peeve is when people don’t bother to do research before forming an opinion. I’d much prefer to disagree with someone who is highly educated on a subject than agree with someone who is just repeating things that they’ve heard.
b. Another pet peeve is when people make mistakes and don’t admit it. A lot of issues would be solved if people simply accepted that they are prone to error.
10. Where do you see yourself in five years?
a. I see myself having already graduated with my computer science degree. I’d like to do free-lance work or develop a passion project, such as a video game or other interactive online experience, in addition to working an IT or website development related job. I’d also like to be fluent in Mandarin by that time.