Let’s start from where I come from! My family originates from Ethiopia but I was born and raised here in Canada. For those of you who have never been there, this what one of the historical sites in Ethiopia looks like. I have visited my country multiple times and each time it’s just as beautiful as I remembered it. I love how welcoming the atmosphere can be while I am surrounding by such a rich culture. Definitely recommend this place for curious and wandering tourists.
Since I was a child, I had always loved reading books, especially the genres fantasy and science fiction. To be honest, I could read any book but my preference would be anything that isn’t dealing with in-real-life concepts because it is nice to read books as an escape from reality. Burying myself in a good read could possibly be one of my most indulging pastimes.
As well as science fiction novels, I do also love my science fiction movies. My favourite movie of all time would probably be the Matrix series because not only do these movies deal with high-tech concepts, but it deals with philosophical deep ideas such as what is real and what is not. Even as a child, watching this did make me question my life a lot and I do believe the Matrix Series did contribute to the mental growth of myself and it did influence the way I see the world today.
Another one of my common hobbies might as well be sports. I mainly play basketball and track and field competitively but I also do play this just for fun with my family and friends. There is actually a variety of sports that I do play which can range from soccer to swimming. As someone who has been indulging in various extra-curricular activities such as sport teams, I would consider myself somewhat of an athlete.
Since I have been exposed to so many different areas of interest for my future careers, it has been difficult to find a passion that would suit me best. However, ever since I was a child I discovered that I had a real interest for science (especially biology) and I guess thats when I decided I wanted to be a researcher. I have always wanted to search for cures and study medicine so that in a way, I would be indirectly helping people but still being able to make a big impact on the world. I also just think looking through microscopes are really fun.
The top three places I desperately want to visit have always been Paris, Tokyo and Dubai. Dubai looks like something out of my favourite science fiction novels. The tall buildings, the massive landscape, the futuristic-ness of the atmosphere. It is truly something beautiful. As for Tokyo, the colourful lights and the rich culture of Japan is what draws me. The neon lights give me a cyberpunk theme – another thing I kind of obsess over. The reason why I have been studying French since I was in fourth grade is because someday, I want to study abroad in Paris and immerse myself in the French atmosphere, if that makes sense. If possible, I would like to live there some time in the future. If I am not able to travel to everywhere, I would at least love to visit these wondrous places.
When I was in fifth grade, my teacher told the class about a poetry contest with competing school kids from all-across Canada (about 600 kids). She encouraged us to join, but I didn’t think much of it. With further persuasion from my parents, I reluctantly gave in. I tried my hand in poetry and much to my surprise, my poem, The Life in Nature, ended up winning second place in all of Canada. It gets crazier. I was motivated to try again in sixth grade and this time, I got first place for my poem A World of Peace. Both of my accomplishments were published and recognized in books. There is no online copy, so I keep the originals at home, but I will bring them when asked. (If possible, I may add these poems in separate blogs)
I think it would be a good way to end off my PechaKucha with my favourite quote. The main reason why I think I love it may be because of the rhyme and the simplicity but most importantly, the message. Everybody wants happiness, No one wants pain. But you can’t have a rainbow, Without a little rain. This was said by Zion Lee. I love this because it resonates with me due to the fact that it reminds me of how we can’t experience true happiness without first experiencing pain or sadness. Also, whenever I am not in the best mood, I remember this and I recognize that inevitably, there will be happiness sometime soon in the future and therefore, that will feel much more pleasant in comparison to the sadness that I would currently have. Recalling this helps improve my mood.
~Conclusively, these elements that occur in my life shape me to be the person who I strive to be in the future, as well as the person I currently am. Hopefully you learned a bit about me 🙂 <3 ~