When you were a kid, did you eat the crusts on your sandwich or not?
I’ve never heard of people cutting the crusts off a sandwich until I saw it on television after immigrating to the U.S. Frankly, I don’t know why. I did try it once though and it felt like a waste of food, time, and effort.
Are you a fan of musicals—why or why not?
It depends on the type of music. I’m not a fan of movies that cannot go 5 minutes without a character burst into either a dance or a song.
Is it difficult to do what you do? (for a living, hobby etc.). If you’re retired, what you ‘did’ previously for a job can be substituted.
I am, by day, a what-the-company-call Accounting Specialist. I basically do billing and reconciliation of all the money received but I have a feeling my job description is about to get a little more complex before the end of this year as my supervisor is planning on assign me a few other tasks.
I was told my job is difficult when I first joined the company but even now, 4 years later, it doesn’t feel like a difficult job to me, though that might just be me. I actually train someone to do my tasks and she quit after less than a month. So I guess my job isn’t as easy as I thought.
I think the most difficult parts of my job is knowing who does what, which customers must I never bill, and how to operate the accounting software.
What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to? (Doesn’t have to be a rock concert either).
Is it sad that the only concerts I’ve ever been to are either the ones I’ve taken part in or the beginning of Sunday Church service?
I used to love to sing. That was before I first got braces 12 years ago and the shifting of teeth sort of caused me to lose my singing voice. When I was in middle school, every semester when the course schedule is ready to be picked up, I’ve always hoped I’d be put in chorus but I never was.
Then Freshman year in high school, right after I moved from California to Texas, I finally got to pick my own classes and guess what I picked? Choir.
Unfortunately, I didn’t know in order to sing, one must know how to read musical notes. When I was handed a book on my first day, I felt like I was going to faint. Those dots and lines all looked like gibberish to me. My step-father played the guitar and I thought he would know how to read these things but it turned out he didn’t. He read guitar tabs, not sheet music.
I don’t know how I survived that semester. I ended up winging through the whole thing, imitating my peers, and mouthing the words to Latin or whatever foreign language song. I didn’t truly learn to read sheet music until the following semester when I started piano lessons. The concerts were certainly fun to participate in especially the one where we covered various Disney classics.
Is it bias to say I enjoyed the bits of the concert that featured me?
Looking back over your life, what is one thing you’re grateful for? One thing you really regret?
When I told my therapist I regret not moving out in 2016 when my mom threatened to kick me out, he said, “there’s really no such thing as regret in life.” Still I do wish I had moved out in 2016. I would had taken the apartment across from the college campus. I had a job back then and had a little saved. I would’ve made it and would’ve been free and not in my current situation.
June 6th marked the 26th anniversary of my father’s death. My mom asked me to wonder what would my life be like if my dad didn’t die. “A life for a life.” I told her. If he didn’t die at a young age, it would probably be me because I was born with a genetic defect in which my body does not have the ability to absorb calcium. It turned out a person can only last so many years with the amount of calcium given while still in the mother’s womb.
So I guess what I’m trying to say is I’m grateful of how things worked out because after getting diagnosed in the U.S., the doctors found a way to get my body to take in calcium.