So, I decided to ask one of my closest friend, Hoopia to see if she is interested in being part of my blog and to ask her several questions. She conversed with me by sending gifs and I am so excited to ask her some questions since I have come prepared (insert evil face emoji). I’ve known her for almost 5 years or so and we used to be roommates (She literally corrected me on how many years we’ve known each other and I was stuck with “3 years” (facepalm) This upcoming August will be the 5th year we’ve known each other. I know, I’m horrible with math). To this day, she is one of the people who I have to cherish our friendship. I hope you guys enjoy this interesting interview 🙂
It took us a few minutes to actually get into the questions because we cannot be serious together when it comes to something like this, hahaha.
What can you tell me about yourself?
(a live image of her holding her laughter behind her hand and trying to take seriously with my first question. She wiped her laughing tears)
What do you want them to know about you?
One, I think every little thing is funny. Two, I am very stubborn. Three, I can be very lazy which is why the cat is my animal spirit. I like electronic music. A LOT. (She mentioned her ethnicity and I had to stop her because that was my next question).
What is your ethnicity?
I’m Romanian but I am the first generation American, so I’m Romanian-American. (gave me that look that states there you go).
This might be interesting. This you might have to think a little. Since you already watch Games of Throne; which house would you belong to in GOT. Like very honestly.
Wait, I need help. (she list 4) Stark, Lannister (which I won’t!), Targaryen, Greyjoy. Baratheon. (we discussed the list of the houses and their sigils in GOT for like 5 minutes). Well, okay. In between two houses, Stark and Targaryen.
Okay, if it only these two: House of Stark and Hosue of Targaryen. Which house do you feel like you belong to?
I would pick house of Stark because of Arya. I feel connected to Arya because she doesn’t fit in with the gender role of women. She disguised herself as a man, dressed as a man. I would join the house of Stark because of that. And she breaks into that stereotype of women having to wear pretty dresses, can’t kill people…I’m not saying that I like to kill people because I don’t! But, she does what men can do. So, yes house of Stark. What about you?
Well, me? I would pick the house of Stark. They symbolized loyalty, the bonding of family.
And I would pick house of Stark because of Jon Snow.
True, you did have a crush on him from the beginning of the show. I didn’t until later.
Well, because of his butt later in the season? (she laughed out loud). Anyways, next question.
What do you love most about yourself?
First, I would say the first two things about myself. One is my hair, my curly hair. I used to HATE my hair when I was little. But now as I get older, I learned to appreciate my hair so much.
It’s evolution, the changing. Your hair is curly, and now you know what to do to tame that hair.
Tame that mane. T H A T. (I struggled with that phrase a few times).
Second, some people will say this as a bad thing but I think if you use it right, it can be a good thing. I like my stubbornness. What I mean by that is if I believe in something, I am persistent with it. Or I don’t let people put pressure on me. If they kept nagging at me, my stubbornness prevents that as it “Stop!” Especially with family nagging me, like “leave me alone!”
I would never think stubbornness can be a good thing because I always thought it was a bad thing.
It’s both bad and good thing. True.
When you were little, what did you want to be?
EMT. I want to be an Emergency Medical Technician (Paramedic), yeah since 2nd grade. I remember in 2nd grade, I decided to become an ambulance paramedic.
What makes you decided that young to become EMT?
I don’t know. I don’t remember a specific event. I just remember 2nd grade that I decided that I’m going to become an ambulance paramedic. I think it because of medicines that make me fascinated. I look up to the medical field, like wow, medicine is a lot as in amazing. But then looking back, I didn’t change my field until freshman year of high school. That is when I decided to become a teacher.
I’ve noticed you have plants and I’m curious. What’s your favorite plant?
Let me show you. I have many that I love but, I would say two plants that I watched closely. One, I bought this plant like in April. The plant itself was very short; two or three months of growth. So, it’s very delicate. It’s so delicate that if you accidentally hit the plant, it’ll bend or fall easily. With that in mind, I care for the plant. I watch over it almost every day making sure it’s still growing and still alive. So, that’s one of my favorite plants. Another one that I bought last year from Trader Joes, it cost around 6 dollars. I’m like, “Fine, sure!” (she showed me the plant she was talking about). It used to be small. I bought it in a regular pot and I noticed that it was growing. I was little worried so I decided to go to nursery garden. I bought a pot and soil. I re-potted it and I noticed that it has grown. (laughs). That time, I re-potted it and I started noticing that it grows fast. One leaf, the first leaf that grew since I re-potted. I felt close with that first leaf (showed me which the first leaf). The first leaf was in the middle and spurt it out. I want to name it but I don’t want to feel stupid or crazy.
What are the names of the plant?
The first plant, I forgot the name of it. But the second one called Dracena. (she went to the patio to get the name for the first plant). I think it called Senecio radicans but, it is Senecio but different kind of plant. It looks the same but it’s small…OMG, I just realized that I know so much about plants now. It brings me joy! (then she shows me the alter of her plants and I was in awe. We talked a little more about plants before we move on to the next question).
What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?
The best advice I’ve ever been given…I can’t remember every advice.
One advice that literally struck you or affects you in some ways.
Um… I can’t remember one but I’m sure there were pieces of advice that struck me but may I can share my advice that I’ve given myself this year? The one advice to myself this year and last year too, since I started grad school, is to accept every challenge. Honestly, that statement helps me a lot because if you have to go into a situation or an environment where you may or may not be comfortable. Where you are not enjoying or not, feeling not alright or not feeling positive about it. They would trick you, either you complain or you’re fine with it, accept it and learn from that. That “accepting each challenge” and learning from it helps me go through something in a situation.
Right, you won’t know what hits you unless you try it. Because with that, you can’t say, “Oh yeah, I’ve been there, or I know everything.” But how do you know that?
You have to experience it.
This is a good advice for someone who gets stuck in a situation or facing a lot of obstacles.
Or someone who is avoiding problems. Avoiding does not help.
How would your close friends describe you?
How would you describe me? (laughs). If my closest friends like my old roommates would have to describe me like you, Haya or other, my first thought is immature. You would describe me as immature. Second… (laughs)…Lazy. Like Hoopia Plop. Third, caring because I care about my friends. They mean a lot to me.
One another thing to describes you is that you’re adventurous. You tend to find something related to being active. Like hiking.
I’m independent too.
Yes, you’re independent. You’re independent yourself like you stand up for yourself. You also analyze yourself. Like hardcore. But that is a good thing because you know yourself the best.
If a genie granted you 3 wishes right now, what would you wish for?
The first wish will be living back with my roommates again. (AWH!) If not the first wish, the second will be to live close to my old roommates….this is a deep question.
That’s the point of the interview. We’re getting to know you, haha.
I know I can’t wish for materials because they won’t last long. Oh! I have a good one. I want to see Kaskade. VIP booth to see Kasade. Next to him. Food and bottle service, everything. The main important part is Kasade. The third wish will be to travel more. If I were to rub the genie in the bottle to give me this opportunity, is to give me a whole bunch of money enough to travel around the world. Honestly, like a hundred thousand to travel around the world. That is what I want.
What takes up too much of your time?
(Laughs) What takes up my time? (Laughs deeply). I think you know.
So what takes up too much of your time? There are few things I can come up with what takes up too much of your time, but you tell me.
I don’t want to admit but I have to, Netflix.
Netflix? I literally thought differently.
Vita?! You serious? (imitating Vita’s singing and dancing to clarify the answer)
(laughs) That takes up my time??? Seriously?
Well, you like to replay it a lot.
(She’s lmao-ing. She knows it’s true). You’re crazy.
Not in one day but I’m pretty sure you replay the video often.
I seriously forgot what he sounds like. oh, that lolololo sound. (laughs). What else?
(laughs deeply). You know what I was watching today? You will be wtf? I was watching ant colonies and they pour melting metal onto it. They took it out and blow dry it and it literally shows you what it looks like. I was fascinated. No, I’m serious. I’ll send you that link that I watched. It’s so fascinated. Holdth, let me show you. (laughs).
So you said Netflix, right? What show have you been bingeing?
Grey’s anatomy. I’m on my 13th season. It has been March..(she paused for a moment). What, 3 months?! Wow…300 episodes.
Well, that proves the show takes too much of your time.
Oh p, that means I watched 100 episodes every month (gasp). That’s a lot. So that means…Wait, hold on. (did the math) 25 episodes every week. Whaaat, I have a problem. A Netflix problem.
I’m sure you’re not the only one. I didn’t watch Netflix that hardcore.
You did last year with GOT.
That’s one show. Sure, you’re right but I was trying to catch up because I know I was behind on it.
(Laughs) And I didn’t have HBO that time.
Wait, you haven’t watch 7th season? You finished watching it right?
Yeah, I did finish watching 7th season. But that time before, everyone watched it before I even catch up.
Anywoo, that’s the sum of all the questions I have all for you. Thank you for answering them. Like I said, this interview questions are interesting.
Catch a glimpse of Haya next time 🙂