If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
This is an easy one. I'd stay up all night playing SWTOR! During the day, I would get things done that need to be done, study, hang out with friends, go shopping, eat delicious foods, and the like, and then the night comes, I'll be lost in a galaxy far far away.
What’s your favorite piece of clothing you own / owned?
My bauble hats! They're adorable and very comfortable - and have huge fluffy pom poms on the top.
This is the sort of hat I'm talking about and I love them:
What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?
This is hands down the easiest response I can give: TRAVEL.
What would your perfect room look like?
I think it's best if I shared a picture of the sort of style:
I want a Bohemian, gypsy style of bedroom with many colours, pillows, throws and filled with things collected from travels. I wouldn't want a really big room. Something that's cosy and where I can relax in the safety and comfort of my bubble and sleep. It would be a bonus if there was a little door attached that leads to a little room for all my clothes and accessories. In fact, my entire house shall be this colourful and cosy theme.
How often do you play sports?
I used to play sports, but I don't any more. Sometimes I'll watch football (soccer).
What fictional place would you most like to go?
I want to be sucked in through a portal and end up in a galaxy far far away!
Being able to travel through space to different planets in the Star Wars universe.
An example of some of the planets...
Rishi is a gorgeous place with a beach, mountains and a lot of pretty nature:
Nar Shaddaa is an exciting city with many cantinas, highrise (and even floating) buildings with neon lights:
Korriban is the scenic homeworld of the Sith, rich with the dark side of the Force:
Ossus is the newest planet they have introduced in the game, filled with Jedi history and ruins:
There are many more planets and each very interesting and places I would visit in this ideal fictional world.
What job would you be terrible at?
I haven't really thought about it... but probably one that includes having to deal with violent people and a lot of stress.
When was the last time you climbed a tree?
Probably the last time I went to the forest! I will always be a child at heart and climbing trees is no exception!
If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning a medal for?
I don't know... playing games? Talking random nonsense? Being silly? Ha.
What is the most annoying habit that other people have?
Oh my, do you want a list? I have a very long list, so I'll just pick one: Making unnecessarily loud noises when eating.
What job do you think you’d be really good at?
Anything that involves organising and interacting with others.
What skill would you like to master?
What would be the most amazing adventure to go on?
There are many most amazing adventures that I'd love to go on! I'll pick one: India.
If you had unlimited funds to build a house that you would live in for the rest of your life, what would the finished house be like?
Hm, let me consult Darth Google Images to find something similar to what would be ideal for me:
Those sort of gorgeous houses ... and I would have a chic apartment in the city that I can visit whenever I want as well.
Like, one of these pretty pastel houses in London (England):
What’s your favorite drink?
What state or country do you never want to go back to?
I don't have an answer for this.
What songs have you completely memorized?
I'll mention one: The Phantom of the Opera
What game or movie universe would you most like to live in?
SWTOR / Star Wars !!
What do you consider to be your best find?
There's many things that I have found that have been great bargains or just a lovely thing, so I can't narrow it down to one.
Are you usually early or late?
I am rarely early. I try to arrive on time, but sometimes can get a bit sidetracked.
What pets did you have while you were growing up?
Birds, rabbits, fish, cats, guinea pigs...
When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with?
Something that I know about and am able to help them with.
What takes up too much of your time?
I feel like saying "sleeping" but I sleep the right amount I need... I just have so much I want to do and feel that when I have to get my sleep, it takes up my time. Ha. I suppose "procrastination" is another thing that takes up much of my time. I get distracted easily.
What do you wish you knew more about?
Cosmology and exoplanets. I watch documentaries and read, but always wish to know more.
What would be your first question after waking up from being cryogenically frozen for 100 years?
"What the fuck happened?" Honestly, I don't know. I'd be very disorientated and confused and would want to know what was going on and why I was frozen for 100 years... then I'd start learning about what's around me and if spontaneous space travel was possible now.
What are some small things that make your day better?
Coffee. SWTOR. When the sun is shining. YouTube. Reading stuff. Learning stuff. Nice interactions with others. The sense of peace.
Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?
I usually just to put on the "symphonic metal" playlist I have.
What shows are you into?
I struggle to keep up with shows. I am always into documentaries, though.
What TV channel doesn’t exist but really should?
I don't watch TV. Perhaps a Star Wars only channel where they show the films, Clone Wars, Rebels, etc.. That might exist already? Ha.
Who has impressed you most with what they’ve accomplished?
What age do you wish you could permanently be?
What TV show or movie do you refuse to watch?
I'm not really a fan of Requiem for a Dream. I love the soundtrack, but the movie is depressing as heck.
What would be your ideal way to spend the weekend?
Heading off on a Friday evening to go to a new place in the world and be back by Sunday evening.
What is something that is considered a luxury, but you don’t think you could live without?
What’s your claim to fame?
I've been on TV. I've met famous people.
What’s something you like to do the old-fashioned way?
Go to a traditional pub and enjoy a pint, meeting people, over hitting the clubs or talking on the phone.
What’s your favorite genre of book or movie?
SCI-FI and Fantasy.
How often do you people watch?
Often, when I'm out and about. I find people interesting.
What have you only recently formed an opinion about?
Nothing comes to mind.
What’s the best single day on the calendar?
What are you interested in that most people haven’t heard of?
How do you relax after a hard day of work?
I get comfortable, enjoy a cuppa and watch YouTube, a film or play games.
What was the best book or series that you’ve ever read?
What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?
I grew up in SE Asia and would travel here to England during the holidays. Does that count?
What is the most heartwarming thing you’ve ever seen?
When people are kind to each other and helpful; when people go out of their way to do good in the world.
What is the most annoying question that people ask you?
"Where are you from?" Completely understandable question but does get a bit annoying being asked non-stop all my life.
What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
Possibly. It would be a bit of a mess as I'd rather be prepared beforehand... but wouldn't be impossible.
If you were dictator of a small island nation, what crazy dictator stuff would you do?
I'd be Big Brother watching you. Mwahaha.
What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?
Travel to a new country.
Would you rather go hang gliding or whitewater rafting?
What’s your dream car?
I don't care about cars.
What’s worth spending more on to get the best?
A good vacation.
What is something that a ton of people are obsessed with but you just don’t get the point of?
Slapping tons and tons of makeup on their face. People that are obsessed with how they look and covering their natural beauty.
What are you most looking forward to in the next 10 years?
All the new countries that I will visit.
Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?
I can't just pick one, so here's a few of the most memorable and gorgeous places that I've been to:
(The Philippines - my childhood, basically)
(Ireland - my list is not complete without Ireland; my family live there)
What’s something you’ve been meaning to try but just haven’t gotten around to it?
Picking a random destination and just going there with my passport, money, camera and see where the adventure takes me.
What’s the best thing that happened to you last week?
Going to the Tower of London with my friends. I hadn't been for a while, so it was definitely a highlight!
What piece of entertainment do you wish you could erase from your mind so that you could experience for the first time again?
The first time I ever saw Wicked and The Phantom of the Opera at the theatre. I would erase and relive that splendour all over again.
If all jobs had the same pay and hours, what job would you like to have?
Anything that involves travelling the world. Perhaps translating or teaching.
What amazing thing did you do that no one was around to see?
I'm not sure. I'm generally around people.
How different was your life one year ago?
My mental health was not as stable and I did not have the peace and content that I generally have these days.
What’s the best way to start the day?
With a cuppa coffee.
What quirks do you have?
I have many. I have a weird reaction to bubbles. I find them adorable.
What would you rate 10 / 10?
This hazelnut coffee and this toasted french bread filled with smoked salmon and cheese that I'm currently enjoying very much!
What fad or trend do you hope comes back?
What’s the most interesting piece of art you’ve seen?
I can't decide, so I'll go for:
(Solfar Sun Voyager in Reykjavik, Iceland)
What kind of art do you enjoy most?
Calligraphy. Drawings. Pen and ink.
What do you hope never changes?
I hope Star Wars never goes away.
What city would you most like to live in?
What movie title best describes your life?
Why did you decide to do the work you are doing now?
I am currently not working.
What’s the best way a person can spend their time?
Doing what they enjoy doing. Reading, playing games, travelling, whatever makes them happy.
If you suddenly became a master at woodworking, what would you make?
A bureau, probably.
Where is the most relaxing place you’ve ever been?
I've lost count. Probably those moments we relax in a pretty place abroad, enjoying a drink, good view, good company and a lovely view. When we went to the Atlas mountains in Morocco, we went to our guide's family home and had the most delicious traditional food and tea as we sat at the rooftop terrace with the gorgeous view all around us.
What is the luckiest thing that has happened to you?
Travelling and also meeting Voharyn.
Where would you rather be from?
What are some things you’ve had to unlearn?
Certain bad habits.
What are you looking forward to in the coming months?
My birthday vacation in Austria and Slovakia.
What website do you visit most often?
What one thing do you really want but can’t afford?
Fly in first class on a very long flight in style to a new far away destination of choice.
Where do you usually go when you when you have time off?
Either home where it is comfortable and I can play my games... or a holiday abroad. Anywhere.
Where would you spend all your time if you could?
What is special about the place you grew up?
I grew up in several places. Being exposed to different cultures and the lovely places we used to see.
What age do you want to live to?
What are you most likely to become famous for?
Doing something stupid. Ha. I have no clue.
What are you absolutely determined to do?
Live a happy and fulfilled life and travel the world.
What is the most impressive thing you know how to do?
I just asked Voharyn because my mind froze for a moment... "You can do hard mode raids, you learn languages fairly well, you are very resilient and perservere; you have willpower" and now I'm blushing!
What do you wish you knew more about?
This question has already been asked *points up*~
What question would you most like to know the answer to?
I'd have to think about this.
What question can you ask to find out the most about a person?
"What do you enjoy in life?" There's many questions, but that's the one that sprung to mind first.
When was the last time you changed your opinion / belief about something major?
Fuck knows. I'm pretty stubborn with my opinions and beliefs.
What was the best compliment you’ve received?
That I am strong and resilient and have the determination and willpower to do what's right.
As the only human left on Earth, what would you do?
Explore the world.
Who inspires you to be better?
What do you want your epitaph to be?
Loki lived a long and happy life, travelling the world and meeting new people, and now has found peace in their bubble in a galaxy far far away.
What did you think you would grow out of but haven’t?
Laughing at the word "penis" and "poop" and brandishing the middle fingers. Basically, juvenile sense of humour.
In what situation or place would you feel the most out of place in?
A situation and place where I would feel threatened and unsafe; example, a bad neighbourhood or crack den or violent environment.
What’s the dumbest thing you’ve done that actually turned out pretty well?
Probably jetting off to Turkey with someone that I'd only known for a few weeks. Turned out well, though! That crazy stranger was Voharyn.
They say that everyone has a book in them. What would your book be about?
Adoption (I was adopted when I was 6), travel, mental health and my experiences in life. An autobiography, I suppose.
What is something you will NEVER do again?
Recreational drugs. I dabbled in them during my late teens/early 20s and it's just something with bad consequences that I dislike.
What do you spend the most time thinking about?
Wanting to pack my bags and bugger off to travel the world. And Star Wars.
What are some of the events in your life that made you who you are?
The things that I have had to endure, the places that I have gotten to visit and the people that I met along my path.
What do you wish your brain was better at doing?
Concentrating. I am able to concentrate when I put my mind to something but it can be very inconsistent. Procrastination, yo.
There are two types of people in this world. What are the two types?
The types that want to destroy the world and the types that want to make it a better place.
What is the strangest thing you have come across?
Some YouTube videos. My mind was blown. O_O
What is something you are certain you’ll never experience?
A drug overdose.
What dumb accomplishment are you most proud of?
All my achievements in SWTOR.
If you could make one rule that everyone had to follow, what rule would you make?
Everyone has to do something nice, a good deed, every day. (Like, giving someone random a compliment or helping out someone in need or help keeping the streets clean or planting a tree just as a few example... just generally making the world a better place).
What stereotype do you completely live up to?
I'm a bit stumped by this question. I don't think that I'm a stereotypical person. I guess I'm just quirky and unique in my own way.
What is something you can never seem to finish?
Books and TV shows. Oops.
As you get older, what are you becoming more and more afraid of?
The time slipping by and losing the people I care about.
What is one of your favorite smells?
What would be the scariest monster you could imagine?
I'm not sure. I've seen some pretty horrifying monsters in the games I play.
What song or artist do you like but rarely admit to liking?
Britney Spears classics (example: Baby One More Time.) Lol.
What would you do if you knew you were going to die in one hour?
Down a few pints of Guinness.
What book impacted you the most?
The Harry Potter series. That was pretty much my childhood.
If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?
My name has already been changed to Loki.
If life is a game, like some people say, what are some of the rules?
No looting until the raid is up. Lmao. Jokes. I've no idea.
Who is/was your most interesting friend?
I have many interesting friends, so I cannot decide. One of the people I do peer support group with (R) is interesting. My friend I've known for ages, who's into running marathons (JG) is interesting, too.
Have you ever given to any charities?
What is something that your friends would consider “so you”?
Right, this is a question for Voharyn: "middle finger, colourful clothing, fluffy hats with balls, immature jokes" XD
What risks are worth taking?
To do the right thing.
What can you not get right, no matter how many times you try?
If you could convince everyone in the world to do one thing at one point in time, what would that thing be?
Plant a tree.
What do you take for granted?
What would be some of the most annoying things about having yourself as a roommate?
I get pretty irritated at times and would end up snapping at you. Best that I just be my own roommate, thanks.
What’s something you are self-conscious about?
My skin can be a bit dry.
What personality trait do you value most and which do you dislike the most?
I value genuine honesty the most and dislike unnecessary rudeness the most.
What small gesture from a stranger made a big impact on you?
Just when someone is friendly and smiles or holds the door open for me or helps me when I'm lost and acknowledges my existence.
What gets you fired up?
In a negative way, I'd say the bad way certain people act and their uncaring attitudes.
What challenging thing are you working through these days?
My mental health.
What irrational fear do you have?
What’s the best and worst piece of advice you’ve ever received?
The best was to be myself and live in the moment. The worst was to try something I did not want to do to which I ignore that advice.
If you had a clock that would countdown to any one event of your choosing, what event would you want it to countdown to?
What makes a good life?
Happiness, adventure, finding your inner peace, positive interactions with others, seeing the world, learning new things.
What do you strongly suspect but have no proof of?
I don't know.
What’s the last adventure you went on?
That does not involve travelling, going to the Tower of London with friends. That does involve travelling, going to Riga (Latvia) last November.
When do you feel truly “alive”?
When I am travelling and exploring new places around the world with the people I care about.
What was the most memorable gift you’ve received?
My 25th birthday surprise holiday to Iceland. I had wanted to go for so long and Voharyn treated me to this incredible experience.
What chapters would you separate your autobiography into?
I'd have to think more about this but here's a draft: The first chapter would not be as positive as it would have to do with my adoption and what I experienced leading up to that. The next chapter would be my new life with my wonderful adoptive family. Also more positive chapters on my school, college and travel experiences. A chapter that would have negatives would be my struggles with my mental health followed by a more positive chapters involving my journey to recovery and all the kind of people I've met along the way. My autobiography would be a huge mix of the negatives and positives... but mostly positives, I hope.
What do you like most about your family?
The love and care and experiences they have given me; their understanding and acceptance; their attitude towards people and life.
What do you hope your last words will be?
It would be a gesture. A middle finger and a silly smile.
What stat for your life would you most like to see?
What are three of the most significant numbers in your life?
27 - I was adopted on the 27th of January and I am currently 27
8 - this has always been a number that I've been drawn to
69 - just because of my silly sense of humour
What could you do with two million dollars to impact the most amount of people?
If you were put into solitary confinement for six months, what would you do to stay sane?
Well, I hope they'd have video games that I can spend those 6 months engaged in.
What’s something horrible that everyone should try at least once?
Hákarl. Fermented shark. I tried it in Iceland a few years back. Pretty nasty but not as nasty as people claim.
What fact are you resigned to?
People will do what they want, even if it's something bad (example: stealing from others...)
Have you ever saved someone’s life?
I'm not sure, but I hope so. I've been told by others that I have helped them when they've been very down.
What were some of the turning points in your life?
I've gone through many experiences in life but I'll stick with one: getting the help I needed for my mental wellbeing.
What would a mirror opposite of yourself be like?
Quiet, boring, unadventurous, uncaring, better patience (lol!)... Oh, I'm not sure.
What are you really good at, but kind of embarrassed that you are good at it?
What are three interesting facts about you?
1. I am adopted
2. I have travelled a lot
3. I grew up in SE Asia
Which of your scars has the best story behind it?
I have a scar on my head from when I fell off a swing and it hit me in the back of the head. Not that interesting but yeah. Random.
What’s the title of the current chapter of your life?
What’s the hardest lesson you’ve learned?
I learnt many lessons throughout the years. It is difficult to pick one.
What mistake do you keep making again and again?
Most of the time, I do not think before I speak. I end up putting my foot in my mouth.
What do people think is weird about you?
My strange fascination with bubbles.
When people look at you, what do you think they see / think?
"She looks colourful and interesting and confident (to go out in public without make-up and wear what she wants)" Relaying what I've heard.
What have you created that you are most proud of?
If you could make a 20 second phone call to yourself at any point in your life present or future, when would you call and what would you say?
I'd call myself in the future. I'd remind myself that the journey was worth it and that I have a lot to be proud of.
What annoys you most about the in-groups you are a part of?
Sometimes people do not listen and will talk over each other, which can be a bit frustrating.
What do you have doubts about?
A few things... mainly to do with the future and money... but things I do not wish to dwell on right now.
What do you want to be remembered for?
My joy of life and my strength for having overcome the things I have.
What are some of your personal “rules” that you never break?
Stay true to yourself and don't let others discourage you.
What do you regret not doing or starting when you were younger?
I suppose saving the extra money to go travel to more places? Also: Keeping a regular diary/scrapbook.
If you could have a never-ending candle that smelled like anything you wanted, what fragrance would you want it to be?
I don't know... Coffee?
What’s the best thing about you?
The fact I find joy in many things, even the small things, and I have a constant interest to learn new things.
What bends your mind every time you think about it?
Psychology. I find it fascinating and darn, it makes me think.
What’s the best thing you got from your parents?
A chance in life.
What’s one responsibility you really wish you didn’t have?
Money. I just want unlimited funds to travel and see the world without having to worry about costs and bills and running out of money.
What is the “holy grail” of your life?
I am seeking true happiness and inner peace.
If your childhood had a smell, what would it be?
Tropical. I grew up in the Tropics.
What are the top three things you want to accomplish before you die? How close are you to accomplishing them?
1. Travel to more places - this is an ongoing accomplishment
2. Find a career that I am good at and enjoy - preferably that involves travel or working abroad
3. Help others - I do try to help others when I can but to be able to work with people and help them overcome their struggles
What do you wish you could tell yourself 10 years ago? What do you think you’ll want to tell your current self 10 years from now?
For 10 years ago: You're going to have struggles and it will take a lot of determination and work, but you can do it and it will be worth it. Don't be too hard on yourself and never stop trying. To my current self 10 years from now: Look at all that you have overcome. You should be proud.
In your group of friends, what role do you play?
The silly, talkative one that can break the ice and get the conversation started.
Among your friends or family, what are you famous for?
What is the biggest lesson you never learned?
How to deal with money... and patience. Getting better, but it's something that I should've have mastered many years ago.
What’s the most immature thing that you do?
I brandish the middle finger. Usually just in a silly way among friends but, say, my computer freezes or something or I accidentally walk into a door then I will flash my middle finger at it. I also giggle at the mention of "penis" and "poop" and "balls". XD.
If your life was a book, what would its title be?
Bubblepoop. I have no clue. Voharyn just randomly said "Bubblepoop" so there it is...
What’s the best and worst thing about getting older?
The best is having more freedom and the worst is having more responsibility. Also, not having as much energy as I used to.
What’s something that happened or something that someone said that changed how you view the world?
There's many things. I attend groups during the week and always leave inspired by what I hear. Even having conversations with friends inspire me.
What are you most likely very wrong about?
I've no idea.
If you had a personal flag, what would be on it?
A cat leaning over a cuppa coffee surrounded by bubbles and possibly the cat will be brandishing the middle finger. There will be a few pretty clouds in the background and an airplane and around the cuppa coffee and cat, there will be pretty flowers.
What lifestyle change have you been meaning to make for a while now?
To make more of an effort to go for walks. I get very inspired when travelling and want to explore everything... but when I'm just chilling at home for the day with my cuppa coffee and computer, I'd like to make it that I do try to get out and about for a walk.
What would be your spirit animal?
A cat brandishing the middle finger leaning over a cuppa coffee and surrounded by bubbles.
What incredibly strong opinion or belief do you have that is completely unimportant in the grand scheme of things?
The toilet seat should be left down.
What chance encounter changed your life forever?
If you could have a video of any one event in your life, what event would you choose?
All the events that include travelling the world.
If you were forced to relive one 10-minute block of your life again and again for all eternity, what 10 minutes of your life would you choose?
I think that would become pretty boring...
How do you hope you’ll change as a person in the future?
I'll be more at peace and have more patience.
What keeps you up at night?
SWTOR and YouTube.
What’s the most surprising self-realization you’ve had?
That I am not a bad person for having struggled. I always thought I was and that something was wrong with me and it took a while to realise that it did not make me a horrible person. It made me a person who was going through a hard time and had things I needed to work on.
What’s the most illegal thing you’ve done?
I've punched someone in the street during a bad encounter. I've also dabbled in recreational drugs.
What lie do you tell most often?
I try not to lie... but I suppose it counts when I say "I'm fine" yet am not but just have no energy to talk about it.
What do you regret not doing?
I try to live without regrets. I cannot change the past. I can only learn from it.
What gives your life meaning?
Being with the people that I care about, travelling the world, discovering new things and keeping an open-mind.
What do you most often look down on people for? What do you think other people look down on you for?
When someone is very rude, I look down on them. I think people can look down at me when I sometimes speak without thinking.
What bridges do you not regret burning?
Certain relationships / friendships I've had in the past that were toxic and I ended them. I made the right decision.
What are you most insecure about?
My confidence can drop at times and I'll feel a bit useless. Something I'm always working on.
How do you get in the way of your own success?
Procrastination and mind farts.
What’s one thing you did that you really wish you could go back and undo?
Well, I can't, so it's best to now dwell on such things and think about what positive things I am doing and can do in life.
What are you afraid people see when they look at you?
That I am stupid. I'm not sure... This is the sort of negativity I'd rather not think about right now.
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