Aneela

One random morning, my roommate and I were sitting in the dining area. I asked her if she would like to be the first person for me to interview. She was like “Yeah, sure.” And so this happened…

img_3539Tell me about yourself.

Wanna know about myself? 

Yes.

You know about myself.

Well, the point of this interview is the people who are reading this blog will like to know about yourself.

Okay…I grew up in San Diego. Where my family from is from Iraq. I forgot to say that I was born and raised in SD. I was born with a lot of complications and survived through multiple surgeries. I was mainstreamed throughout the school. I was bullied because I am Deaf. I bear through it even though I don’t complain about it. I love my family but I don’t get along with them due to communication. A few of my friends and mentors encouraged me to go to school which is CSUN and yeah, there you go! WAIT, go back. First move in with roommates. My first roommate moving after 29 years living with family. I got so lucky that I have amazing roommates AND I heard rumors that you guys are bad roommates But only me, I got lucky. Then after that two years, I got a BA.

What ethnicity are you?

American-Chaldean.

Describe yourself with 3 words.

Faith. Hope. Love

Woman, that is a quote.

HAHA! (walks away to the kitchen) Woman.

What is your pet peeves?

(Laughs). Nothing.

Are you sure?

Yes

Woman, what you don’t like or see in front of you.

Nothing. (facepalm). Because I know you have certain things you don’t like, but okay.

Who is your role model, and why? Someone you look up to.

Still thinking, I don’t know (eating her toast in front of me…Looking at Lance.)

Vadja. Why? He is my teacher from high school. He is also my mentor. What he did for his children and how he raises them. I look at him like wow! I want to do similar things like him. And plus he is Deaf. He teaches for 35 years. He is also the reason why I go to CSUN.

What’s the spiciest thing you’ve ever eaten?

Hot sauce. No, I’m kidding. Jalapeño. I like hot Cheetos. One time, I ate chicken wings but the sauce itself was the spiciest I ever have eaten and vowed myself not to eat them again. It’s like OOO! Another one is curry. 

How do you judge a person?

I don’t judge people. Unless in my culture, we do judge people with their makeups like if they put WAAAY too many makeups or did not fit with their skin tone color. That it.

What’s the most annoying noise?

The sirens in general and cockroaches. One time, I asked my mom what is that noise? She asked what noise? That ticking or ee-ing thing. Mom said oh, that’s cockroaches. You can hear that?! She said, yeah! I can hear that. It’s gross. Mom asked, can you hear them overnight? She said, no thank god. I took off my hearing aids when I sleep.

What food do you crave most often?

Obviously, sushi.

What is your sign?

Virgo. You know. VIRGO! (fist in the air)

But people don’t know that. 

What are you currently worried about?

About my recent surgery and my health.

If someone narrated your life, who would you want to be the narrator?

Points at me. (I laugh then a straight face). HAHA.

At this point, I ran out of questions and time. I had to get ready for work. Let me know who you want me to interview and I can try my best to interview that person in person or possibly in face time. So far, I am liking how this interview turns out when I added the action and expression in it. It shows her personality and the vibe of the interview, hahaha. Anyways, catch a glimpse of Haya later!

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Hayacharm

Born in the '90s. Deaf since birth and grew up orally. I identified myself Deaf and Filipino slash American. I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Deaf Studies of 2015 and currently employed in the field I should be in the pursuit of becoming a teacher for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing someday. Little things about me: I love starting my day with a cup of hot coffee with lots of creamers; I have a sweet tooth. Now, I start my day with a cup of coffee with Oatly milk and a hint of hazelnut creamer. There are times where I will be craving a hot fudge sundae ice cream from Mcdonalds. I love trying different authentic and local food. The first thing I turn on the tv, I switch to cooking shows. I'm an artist who hasn't touch a paintbrush for a while now. I need to retouch my creativity side again. And oh, my favorite flower is tulips. :)

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