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Re: Get to know you series :) [CURRENTLY: introducing yourself!]
« Reply #180 on: January 30, 2020, 11:21:01 pm »
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Here are a few random facts (or mini essays, whoops) about me:

- I'm an avid gamer, more specifically RPGs and open-world games. Yes, I'm the self-proclaimed queen of side quests. I will finish EVERY single side quest and level up my characters to its maximum level before finishing the main story. Fun fact: I completed every single contract in The Witcher 3 before completing the main story (plus the two DLCs), and with FFXV I completed ALL side quests before finishing the main story, including those stupid fishing quests (mind you, this is the Royal Edition so extra lore and side quests).

- I've broken my nail 5 times in my life. When I mean nail, I don't mean my nail polish chipping off or losing nail acrylics, I mean my actual nail being ripped from its nail bed.

- For being a bibliophile, I really hate YA fiction. I think they tend to promote toxic tropes, an example being the "I'm Not Like Other Girls"/Cool Girl trope (there are great video essays breaking this down on Youtube but my favourite would be by The Take). I think I've also reached that cynical state that no novel can ever have a completely original storyline so you're gonna have to wow me with the writing style. And the YA books I've read are almost like Wattpad/fanfiction material (no tea no shade but like *side eye*).

- For someone who's studying engineering, I prefer writing reports over the calculations because I find it to be the best way for me to get my ideas organised instead of having lines of equations scrawled all over a scrap sheet of paper.
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Re: Get to know you series :) [CURRENTLY: introducing yourself!]
« Reply #181 on: January 30, 2020, 11:21:41 pm »
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Hehe I'm actually starting to enjoy being active on the forums, so Imma give this a whurl.

A fun fact about me:

I have a ridiculous obsession with languages.


It all started in Year 5, when I realised my native Filipino wasn't up to par with my six-year old, recently imported self. I sorta got obsessed tryna re-learn Filo, and then eventually, I realised that other languages exist, and I dabbled in them too :) If I could list them off the top of my head, I've played with Spanish, French, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, German, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Italian, Russian, Hebrew, Aramaic, Arabic and Bulgarian.

So far, Spanish and Dutch are the ones I managed to push up to fluency- well, fluency as in I can talk about stuff like climate change in those languages haha.

But yeah, my dream one day, is to take as many languages as I can up to fluency. One of my Post-HSC resolutions was to go back into language learning, which had to go on the brakes ._. Rn I'm thinking of self-studying in Korean and Portuguese for 2020!

Sorry I'm a language nerd, but it's such a thrill, when you're talking to people in other languages. I sorta develop my own little persona in each one (no I don't have multiple personalities someone said that to me once lmaooo)

Here are a few random facts (or mini essays, whoops) about me:

- I'm an avid gamer, more specifically RPGs and open-world games. Yes, I'm the self-proclaimed queen of side quests. I will finish EVERY single side quest and level up my characters to its maximum level before finishing the main story. Fun fact: I completed every single contract in The Witcher 3 before completing the main story (plus the two DLCs), and with FFXV I completed ALL side quests before finishing the main story, including those stupid fishing quests (mind you, this is the Royal Edition so extra lore and side quests).


SAMEE FAM I'M A HARDCORE RPG COMPLETIONIST OMGG. My favourite series growing up was the Dragon Quest Series. I will literally do everything. Like finish every side quest, buy every possible equipment, max out every class/skill tree- I just graduated Year 12, and I'm only now remembering how much I missed doing this during junior years ;(

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Re: Get to know you series :) [CURRENTLY: introducing yourself!]
« Reply #182 on: January 30, 2020, 11:30:01 pm »
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Bit about me:

 - I'm an overly logic driven person which means I almost all the time go with my brain and not my heart.
 - I love staring into the night sky and wondering about the mysteries of the universe.
 - I'm literally the odd one out in my whole family + relatives. Idk why honestly
 - I've been told and asked before many times how I'm very good with kids. I think I'm always their favorite because I literally never say no to them and always play no matter what haha.

 - I've played literally every sport in my life. I think like 6 in total (3+ years ago)and never broken a bone or fractured one. I've never gotten injured playing a game either.
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Re: Get to know you series :) [CURRENTLY: introducing yourself!]
« Reply #183 on: January 30, 2020, 11:33:18 pm »
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SAMEE FAM I'M A HARDCORE RPG COMPLETIONIST OMGG. My favourite series growing up was the Dragon Quest Series. I will literally do everything. Like finish every side quest, buy every possible equipment, max out every class/skill tree- I just graduated Year 12, and I'm only now remembering how much I missed doing this during junior years ;(
Omg nice to see a fellow gamer! Most of my gamer friends are into FPS/PVP but I'm to asocial to play with others lol

And yes, I do the same as well! Max out every single skills and equipment and spend a good 1 hour organising your inventory from hoarding items xD

Any games you're playing at the moment? I recently bought a PS4 (I had an Xbox One before buying a new console yikes) so I've finished Spiderman, God of War 4 and now playing Horizon Zero Dawn.
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Re: Get to know you series :) [CURRENTLY: introducing yourself!]
« Reply #184 on: January 30, 2020, 11:45:07 pm »
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Omg nice to see a fellow gamer! Most of my gamer friends are into FPS/PVP but I'm to asocial to play with others lol
I felt that omggg. A lot of my friends are gamers too. But I go solo for most of the games I play :D

Any games you're playing at the moment? I recently bought a PS4 (I had an Xbox One before buying a new console yikes) so I've finished Spiderman, God of War 4 and now playing Horizon Zero Dawn.

Yesss I'm actually playing 2 different games atm ahahahaha. I decided to yeet back to the good ol Nintendo DS and play some of the old Dragon quest games, mainly Dragon Quest V. They're not overly popular here in Aus, but one of the things I love about this series is the story. It's so riveting omg. (I'm a really big sucker for stories + Medieval swordfighting RPG with monsters and magic). However, rn I'm hijacking my brother's playstation, playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey!
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Re: Get to know you series :) [CURRENTLY: introducing yourself!]
« Reply #185 on: January 31, 2020, 01:43:52 am »
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Some quirks (I guess) about me-

- Favourite fictional character is Scarlett OíHara from Gone With the Wind, despite her questionable morals.

- I never went to primary school. Instead, I was in a circus full time for five years before high school.

- I have an older brother who I lost contact with when I was 5. I ended up accidentally finding him through Subtle Asian Traits on Facebook at the end of last year.
(The power of social media scares me.)

- I failed my Lís the first time. I just booked my Hazard Perception test and I have a feeling Iíll fail that too.

- as you can tell by the time Iím posting this, my sleep schedule is non existent.
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Re: Get to know you series :) [CURRENTLY: introducing yourself!]
« Reply #186 on: January 31, 2020, 01:57:40 pm »
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- I failed my Lís the first time. I just booked my Hazard Perception test and I have a feeling Iíll fail that too.
Of all the three test for driving (L's, Hazards, actual drive test) Hazards was probably the only one I wasn't too confident in. Be prepared for the graphics of the test to be super grainy (something like a 1990s video game) so you really need to look close to see if a car in front of you is breaking and also it can be difficult to make out road signs. The biggest mistake people make on this test is thinking that they need to click for every single question. There isn't always a hazard within the video.

Before you start you get 4 practice questions. These are important as they they are the only questions you will get feedback on directly after the question. Do this set of 4 questions at least twice and make sure you know exactly when to click - these questions can come up on the actual test.

From memory, the test has a question bank of 90 questions and they give you 28 so the difficulty can vary quite a bit. Of the 28 I would guess you don't need to click for around 25% of them.
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Re: Get to know you series :) [CURRENTLY: introducing yourself!]
« Reply #187 on: January 31, 2020, 02:43:47 pm »
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Here's a small list of things about me:

- I'm a huge film geek: not as much as I want to these days, but I'm definitely into filmmaking from directing to cinematography and stuff. I also hope to write and direct some short films in the next few years, maybe a feature film? Who knows!

- I'm also very passionate about healthcare being accessible to all walks of life. I feel that being raised in a privileged society we have a responsibility to serve those who are struggling and help them reach the level as we are if that makes sense. I hope to work in rural areas as a doctor in the future (at least for a period of time).

- I used to binge-watch study tube, which is basically high achievers taking you through their day and giving you tips on how to study. I think I watched most study tip videos, but I'm kinda over it now. Still watch it every now and then, especially medicine vlogs.

- I'm a huge fan of Rick and Morty, and I love season 4. People are hating on it, as the show creators have only released 5 episodes after a huge break, but every single episode is so detailed and complex that I understand why they took so much time.

- I also love Bojack Horseman, another TV show similar to Rick and Morty, but much more personal and character building. I won't talk about it too much, but everything after a few episodes of season 1 is great, I binged all of it in a few days ;D

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Re: Get to know you series :) [CURRENTLY: introducing yourself!]
« Reply #188 on: January 31, 2020, 03:12:06 pm »
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I'll join in and say a few things about myself

- I have an obsession with baking and I wish I had more time to do it. I made lemon macaroons last week for the first time and they turned out surprisingly good?! I also love reading the science behind it all, I find it fascinating how it all works and how technical it really is!

- My all time favourite show is Gravity Falls. My brother and I have been obsessed with it ever since we saw the first episode. We compare ourselves to the characters in the show and surprisingly relate a lot (although I am yet to get a pet pig :/). Also so sad that the show only got two seasons, it deserved so much more  :'(

- I have a need to follow through with a lot of things e.g. i'm still watching Riverdale even though the show has gotten ridiculously bad and the plot literally makes ZERO sense (lowkey want to see how bad it can actually get)

- I love staring into the night sky and wondering about the mysteries of the universe.
Oh yes I love the sky at night, it is so pretty, I could stare at the stars for hours upon hours

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Re: Get to know you series :) [CURRENTLY: introducing yourself!]
« Reply #189 on: February 01, 2020, 10:00:21 am »
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- My all time favourite show is Gravity Falls. My brother and I have been obsessed with it ever since we saw the first episode. We compare ourselves to the characters in the show and surprisingly relate a lot (although I am yet to get a pet pig :/). Also so sad that the show only got two seasons, it deserved so much more  :'(

We have so much to talk about. How have you never brought this up before!!

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« Reply #190 on: February 01, 2020, 12:04:17 pm »
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Time to join the hype train :)

- I'm a huge fan of Rick and Morty, and I love season 4. People are hating on it, as the show creators have only released 5 episodes after a huge break, but every single episode is so detailed and complex that I understand why they took so much time.

Fan here too :) Totally agree with all of this, I could honestly wait quite a long time for every episode because you can just rewatch it and dissect it over and over and still find new ideas every time. Probably one of the most complex shows I've seen - love it.

- I don't like big crowds. Loads of random people creep me out, and in general crowds of anything are just weird.

- Love Pokemon. It's just a huge thing with me - got a DS and Pokemon when I was 7 and never looked back. Ever since I couldn't keep up with consoles and newer games (latest game I own was released in 2012, on the Nintendo DS), I've sort of resorted to 'borrowing' off friends and cousins, and investing my focus elsewhere (online battle simulators, mobile games, Trading Card Game). The card game especially is a money drain, but totally worth it. Looking to get back into the games soon :)

- I like a lot of different sports and will play whatever with friends, but personal favourites are football and cricket. If there's a BBL or IPL game on somewhere or an international I'll always have an ESPN tab open tracking the scores and if something's on free to air TV I'll probably be watching it. Also a big Spurs fan, and I'll try and watch every game I possibly can even if they're at like 3am in the morning. It also doesn't have to be a Spurs game; could watch anything and still be fully interested - but Spurs is the one team I'll back all the way.

- I also enjoy wandering around aimlessly, I've walked for really long periods of time just deciding randomly where to go.
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Re: Get to know you series :) [CURRENTLY: introducing yourself!]
« Reply #191 on: February 12, 2020, 03:48:22 pm »
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Stumbled across this and honestly why not :D

- I love the lion king (all the movies). My all-time favourite. I know every single dialogue in the first and second movies by heart and I cry when Mufasa dies every single time. My mum always tells me that I watched that movie over a thousand times in my childhood (I watched it like every day lol).


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- My favourite tv show is Grey's Anatomy - it never gets old!

- I passed my driving test with exactly 78%

- I have never broken/fractured a bone/pulled a muscle (I didn't think this was a big deal until I found out that basically everyone had done one of those three things at least once before)

- My favourite book series is Sarah J Maas' Throne of Glass series - I own all the books and I love rereading the series!

- My favourite songs to listen to are those by Kehlani or Selena Gomez (closely followed by Tinashe :) )
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Re: Get to know you series :) [CURRENTLY: introducing yourself!]
« Reply #192 on: February 21, 2020, 07:27:25 pm »
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- I'm also very passionate about healthcare being accessible to all walks of life. I feel that being raised in a privileged society we have a responsibility to serve those who are struggling and help them reach the level as we are if that makes sense. I hope to work in rural areas as a doctor in the future (at least for a period of time).

That's awesome :) it's really great to see someone with similar aspirations to myself, although I do veer towards wanting to provide better healthcare for people, in particular children, with disabilities that serves to their overall health and quality of life,  rather than just the ailment they present with. (more specifically again, those with disabilities who are unable to access the healthcare they deserve - whether that's due to money, living rural etc.) You would make an amazing doctor if you do decide that's the path you want to take :)

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« Reply #193 on: February 21, 2020, 09:10:26 pm »
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That's awesome :) it's great to see someone with similar aspirations to myself, although I do veer towards wanting to provide better healthcare for people, in particular children, with disabilities that serves to their overall health and quality of life,  rather than just the ailment they present with. (more specifically again, those with disabilities who are unable to access the healthcare they deserve - whether that's due to money, living rural etc.) You would make an amazing doctor if you do decide that's the path you want to take :)

That's amazing! I veer mostly towards the mental health aspect of medicine (at least right now), which deserves a lot more talk such as breaking down stigma and generally help people live a better life emotionally. I don't know much stuff on it, but I hope to research more about it in the future. It's great that you want to focus on disabilities- it's something I thought about here and there, I hope to delve into it much more in the future, as I have almost no knowledge of it right now ;D. How did you get to this aspiration?
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« Reply #194 on: February 21, 2020, 10:44:07 pm »
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That's amazing! I veer mostly towards the mental health aspect of medicine (at least right now), which deserves a lot more talk such as breaking down stigma and generally help people live a better life emotionally. I don't know much stuff on it, but I hope to research more about it in the future. It's great that you want to focus on disabilities- it's something I thought about here and there, I hope to delve into it much more in the future, as I have almost no knowledge of it right now ;D. How did you get to this aspiration?

That's incredible. Mental health is so important. It's amazing (sorry that sounds insensitive - I just find it fascinating) and terrible the things your body does when your emotional health is poor, and also how your mental health and brain chemicals can be changed from having health issues. You're inner voice is a lot more important than people tend to think. I also would love to know more about this area - I'd be especially interested to see the mental health of people with intellectual disabilities and how that would play into it.

This is probably going to be a long explanation :) It's been a long journey haha

Well, when I was a lot younger, I was tossing up between being a vet and being a doctor (mum laughed it off as a phase haha). I've always been drawn to healthcare, bodily functions and dysfunctions fascinate me :) I was actually leaning more towards wanting to be a vet, because I figured animals would be better patients :) Then when I was 10, my father passed away from motor neuron disease. We'd had him at home for the entirety of his diseases progression (6 years)  - from slurring of speech, to needing a wheelchair, to being hoisted around and fed - and this was before anyone really knew what MND was. I was at the hospital with him before he passed and the doctor had no clue about MND. He was on the phone with a lot of other people trying to figure out how to treat my dad (and there was absolutely nothing he could do) but watching the doctor do everything in his power to help my dad and see him looking so defeated after my father passed,  really inspired me.
 
About six months later, my niece was born prematurely (at just 24 weeks). As you could probably imagine, she has a host of health issues -severe autism, nonverbal, epilepsy, brain injury from encephalitis, etc. I thought I had experience with people with disabilities after my dad, but it was a whole other ball game. And I realised how uneducated I had been about it. And then, over the many years of watching how other people treat her, I also realised how uneducated a lot of other people are about it - not to the fault of anyone, but even a lot of healthcare professionals out there just don't understand how to act around people with disabilities.

My niece also has eating problems - she doesn't understand that she has to eat, so if she doesn't feel like it or if she is stressed,  she just stops eating. She has the peg now, but she had used nasal feeding tubes before. I watched 2 nurses hold my niece down while she sobbed to try to get a nasal tube up her nose. Forty minutes later, my niece collapsed back in exhaustion - from the look of it, I would have said she passed out for a couple of moments. For hours afterwards, I thought to myself - this would never have happened to a child who could say no. If a child without the disabilities my niece has needed a feeding tube, but didn't want one, they would have tried (for a much shorter time than forty minutes - or at least have broken it up to give them a moment to catch their breath), but when that didn't work, they would have figured out another way - like possibly getting an anaesthetist in.

But it wasn't the nurses fault. They didn't know any better. How much time of their studies had been dedicated to treating people with disabilities? Not much. Which is silly, because people with disabilities would surely need to see doctors and nurses more often,  right? They do,  after all,  have more health issues than the average person. Unfortunately, because so many people are uneducated about disabilities, they also don't see that more education would fix a lot of issues and get these people better healthcare.

To be honest,  after going through all that, I don't think I had much choice in my direction in life haha.

I must note though, I have met a number of healthcare professionals - mainly through my niece - that have absolutely understood how to treat my niece and their other patients with disabilities in a respective and effective manner. They have further inspired and taught me the kind of care that unfortunately many people with disabilities don't get access to.

Sorry to rant - I get a little too passionate about this subject hahaha :)