For the first 6 years of my life, I lived in the Philippines. This year round sunny country what was my home. I lived in a giant manssion, with a maid, and was treated like a prince. Then I moved to Canada and all of that dissipated but that's against the point. Its been 10 years since I have stepped foot on Filipino land. Although my ability to speak Tagalog is slowing disappearing, my Filipino heritage will forever live on.
If you expect me to be in the side lines of football games, oh boy you're wrong. You'll be seeing me in the spotlight of a 2 minutes and 30 seconds routine jumping, stunting and flipping all across the mats. Being in front of a crowd is terrifying to me but once you step foot in a mat at a cheer competitions, all of your anxiety, your problems, and your butterflies vanish and you feel like a rock star for 2 minutes and 30 seconds of your life.
I may be short but I can whip a volleyball like Silentó. Volleyball is a brotherhood. It's a break from hearing the squeaky, shrilling, senseless drama from cheer. When it's the game point of the third set and everyone is on the edge of their sets seeing who will win is the reason why I love volleyball.
I may not look very muscular. That's cause I'm not. I workout to subside my fear of being beat up by a tall scary person. One day my biceps will be big enough to get you running ( or I'll be fit enough to run away from scary people) Feeling your muscles give out and being unable to move a joint the next day is one of the best feelings.
Like most of my Asian friends, our parents forced us to take piano lessons I hated playing the piano. I hated having to waste 2 hours of my life stuck in a room with a strict teacher, who we're over paying, playing the same keys over and over again until it was the perfect forté. Having to full fill my parents dream of playing the piano in my church was the only reason why I left. I think 3 years of crying made my parents finally realise that piano wasn't for me. It's been 3 years since I've touched a key and I can't play one piece after thousands of dollars spent on lessons and a keyboard. Oh well.
Most people describe me as salty, so I thought this would be appropriate to put. I am a MacDonald's french fry when I have less than 8 hours of sleep( which is often). If you taste my saltiness, stay away, and don't bother me.
Public speaking is one of the reasons why I lay in bed at night staring at the ceiling for hours. I've always had a stutter. I always will have a stutter. As a kid I was told to fix it because people had a negative perception with a person with a stutter. I was taught to be ashamed of it. I would take( and still do) 20 minutes present a 5 minute presentation because I have to speak slower and pronounce the words more distinctively to lessen my stutters. I have a hard time making friends and socializing because I'm scared they'll judge me for stuttering or make fun of me. I tried everything. Reading out loud everyday, speech therapy, and repeating words over and over again but nothing worked. After 15 years of being ashamed of what I had, I decided to change my view on having a stutter. I decided to own it. I decided to embrace it. Not being so hard on myself has actually reduced my stutter which is ironic. Having a stutter made me different. I am okay with being different.
My bedroom is my best friend. When I am not high on coffee, I am alone... in my room... being the typical antisocial teenager.
I don't sleep enough so I sleep anywhere and everywhere.
No sleep = more coffee... Maybe that's another reason why I'm so short? The essence of dark-brewed coffee in the morning makes the difference in my day. Coffee keeps my eyes opened when my 2 hour sleep wasn't enough. Black. My coffee has to be black( unless its my cheat day, then ill add a little sugar). Why would you ruin the great taste of black coffee by adding a truck load of creme? I find it senseless. You simply can't appreciate the fine work that went into making this fresh cup of coffee.
Ariana Grande. That's all I need to say.
One thing I am passionate about is changing the perception people have about our LGBT+. There's so many inequalities present in our society and the LGBT+ community is just one of them. There's hundreds of teens in our community who are too scared to be who they are because of the fear to be beaten, bruised, and batted for simply loving another human being. Helping the marginalized youth in my community is one of my passions.