Hoopia

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.

Like what?

Vita. 

Vita?! You serious? (imitating Vita’s singing and dancing to clarify the answer)

THAT.

(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?

Cat videos.

(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.

True.

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 🙂

What My Personality Type is? (Long Post)

If you want to read this post, please make yourself comfortable. Since this will be a long post, have a cuppa coffee or lay down on your bed and relax. Hope you’ll find this post interesting enough (fingers crossed).

My personality type is Advocate (INFJ-A).

I was wondering what I should blog next and then I thought about taking a personality type quiz. I was curious if it changes or it remains the same. It seems that it changed since the last time I took a personality type and I remember that it wasn’t Advocate at first. It was pretty awesome. The quiz will only take about 12 minutes or less of your time to take it. You have an option if you want your result to be sent to via your email or you can read ahead.

Basically, being as an advocate type, it is very rare for most people to have this kind of type. Being an advocate, I like to help others and that satisfied me knowing that I helped someone with a situation or problems. It’s funny because when I see my parents helping other people, it sets my future career goal. My dad worked with adult clients that had disabilities and my mom worked at the hospital as CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant). With that perspective, I wanted to grow up as a nurse like my mom or a teacher for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children.

I am a soft-spoken person (people have a hard time hearing me because I talk so soft and low) They’ll be like, “Huh? Say again? Sorry, I didn’t hear that.” And I have to turn the volume of my voice up enough for them to hear me. However, I do have a strong opinion on things and I stand on my ground for whatever I believe in until someone at least proves me wrong. When I read the word, egalitarianism and looked up what it means: relating to, or believing in the principle that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities. I was like whoa, how did you know that?! I honestly felt the same way because people deserve a chance to be acknowledged and be recognized for what they do. And not a lot of people gets that, Not only that, Karma. Oh, Karma and I have a longer relationship than my own relationship and friendships. My birthday month is August and symbolized “8”. What comes around comes back around again. Whatever an event happens will happen again in a similar situation. It will always be there and following everywhere I go.

Even though I like to help others and I need my own time slash space. I will always try my best to find time to spend time with others and that gives me a difficult time to find quality time with myself alone. I know I need to try better in spending quality time with me, myself, and I. Another thing that I need to take care of myself as well. When to the point I can’t handle anything, I get everything out of proportional. Which is a bad habit of myself and letting that happens in front of others. I always apologize once I calm down after a few minutes.

Strengths and Weaknesses

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Strengths of Advocate type:

  • Creative – with fair imagination with a strong sense of compassion, I’ll use my creativity to solve problems in a realistic way. Especially with helping with someone with their issues.
  • Insightful – being able to have an honest discussion with others and see how events and people are connected in order to get to the heart of the matter.
  • Inspiring and Convincing – useful with words and able to persuade people. I don’t think I am a good speaker but I try my best to inspire people.
  • Decisive – I am very adamant about my decision and I tends to follow through. Even the plan fails, I always have a backup plan.
  • Determined and Passionate – I’m very determined to reach the goals I made for myself and passionate about what I do and put in anything.
  • Altruistic – It means showing a disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others’ unselfish. I do have strong beliefs and try to put into action and not because I’m trying to get ahead of myself but to put out an idea out there and believe that idea would make the world a better place.

Weaknesses of Advocate type:

  • Sensitive – When someones criticize me or talk over me, I get sensitive easily. I quiet down, making everything awkward.
  • Extremely Private – I am an open-minded person but I may not be too extremely private. I am private enough with most of my personal life. I share only a few people who I am close to.  I do have trust issues based on my own personal experiences.
  • Perfectionist – Oh, I have several things that makes me a perfectionist.
  • Always Need to Have a Cause – I must have a goal that has an outcome to it. If there are no results in what I do, what the point of me to continue? (there is no goal at all, they will feel restless and disappointed). 
  • Can Burn Out Easily – I get tired very easily. Even though I don’t do much or I do a lot of things in one day, I burn out easily mainly, mentally.

Relationships with an Advocate type

Oh, my gulay. When I read the section of ‘Advocate Relationship,’ I agreed on all of it. When I’m in a relationship, I’m pretty serious. Currently, I am in a relationship and it’s been one year and nine months. We knew each other one or two years prior getting together. Once I found him, I look at him imaging on what it is like to be with him in a long-term. I look past his flaws, accepting that it is part of him. If he wants to mend some flaws of his, I will give him my full support. He and I are supportive of each other and try our best to stay authentic with each other; telling each other honestly and learning to accept the truth. We both look at each other for emotional support and embraces that part of us. It literally strengthens the relationship we have since we’re both passionate people. When it comes to intimacy, Advocates cherish not just the act of being in a relationship, but what it means to become one with another person, in mind, body, and soul.

Friendships

I make mostly close friends because nowadays, you do not need 800+ friends to make your life better nor easier. Although, it will take a while for me to get know people. I like to connect people with similar interests. No, this doesn’t mean like oh, I think I like you in that way. That goes every people I connect/interact with. I tend to avoid people who are egoistic or talking over other people. If I want to get to know the person, be yourself naturally. I agreed with this statement, quality trumps quantity every time, and over the years they will likely end up with just a few true friendships, built on a richness of mutual understanding that forges an indelible link between them.I always tell this to people spending quality time is more important than how many times. I even tell this to my boyfriend, haha.

I’ll skip the parenthood, careers, and workplace habits to get to the conclusion. There are so many things I want to point out but I don’t want to make this post even longer and boring for you guys ><

I’ll quote a statement that describes an Advocate I am, right now.

You may have muttered to yourself, “wow, this is so accurate it’s a little creepy” or “finally, someone understands me!” You may have even asked “how do they know more about me than the people I’m closest to?”  like dude, staph analyzing my brain!

So yeah, that was pretty interesting to know! If you like to know what your personality type is, take this link: https://www.16personalities.com/  and take it 🙂 If you like to share your personality type, please do comment! I wonder if you’re thinking the same way I was thinking when I take this test. Well, catch a glimpse of Haya later.