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More interview questions! (yay!)

Hello there!

So I saw this trend being done around the site and wanted to get on board with it. As you can probably tell I LOVE ANSWERING QUESTIONS! Please send me some questions if you have any!

What is your full name?

Sylvia Klaudia and a last name nobody can pronounce because it’s Polish

What does your name mean?

Apparently guardian or princess of the forest (I don’t get this either!)

Are you named after anyone?

Apparently my dad’s german friend who was really pretty with blonde hair (this is very different to how I look like I have thin brown hair, brown eyes and transition glasses and I am 100% Australian)

Where are you from?

I think I just answered that but I am Australian specifically from South Australia 🙂

What are your favorite things about yourself?

My smile. It taken 2 years of jaw extensions and braces to get them this straight.

Which of your parents are you closest to?

Honestly as weird as this sounds I’m really close to my sister and I’d say I’m closer to her than my parents to be honest. But I’d probably say both simply because if dad says no to something I check with mum and vice versa and if let’s say mum says yes to what dad said no to dad would agree with her and vice versa.

Are your grandparents still married?

Depends on which grandparents you are asking about.

What relative was important to you growing up & why?

I have no idea what you mean by this question but I guess everyone was equally important to me.

What is your biggest fear?

Failure… I have this really big fear that I am “not good enough” for people. Like I’m not kind or nice enough despite everyone saying I’m really REALLY nice. I am also scared of spiders as in I actually scream whenever I see one and then have to wait at least a week to enter the same room where a spider once been (when it’s dead!!) I’m deathly afraid!

What is your eye color?

Brown like milk chocolate

What is your favorite childhood memory?

When I was 10 years old (2013) I went to the Royal Adelaide Show where I went on the Megadrop which is basically the Adelaide version of the Tower of Terror. It was so cool and I got this amazing view of the Showgrounds and it was sunset so the colours really contrasted well with the lights of the Showgrounds specifically with the Ferris Wheel. I also loved the feeling when the locks loosened and the ride dropped. It was this amazing adrenaline rush even though I was really scared. As you can imagine I’m a very big adrenaline junkie!

What is your favorite color?

It all varies I don’t have a specific favourite colour but I do like colours when they contrast with each other for example: black, white and gold. You can do a lot with those shades in decor and in fashion.

What is your favorite ice-cream flavor?

Cookies and cream. There is no competition.

What is your favorite snack?

Red Skins. That is how to make my day as well as these really nice Parisian bread rolls from Woolworths and Rustic Bread from Coles.

What is your favorite way to pass time?

Obsessively checking Twitter, listening to sbspopasia and eagerly awaiting a song I actually know, reading (obviously), texting everyone ever and learning Korean which takes around 30 minutes to an hour per day which is probably what I enjoy most given that I love studying and discovering things by myself. I got inspired by RM from BTS to do this as he learnt English by himself and speaks like a pro! If RM can do it why can’t I?

Are you high maintenance?

Good question… I don’t think I am. I like to think of myself as high maintenance until it comes to food where I honestly am down for a greasy burger and fries 🙂

Are you more inclined to “build your own empire” or unleash the potential of others?

This question makes “unleashing potential” sound like a Pokemon! But I’d go for that option. People say I’m really motivational and “inspirational” and basically everyone comes to me for everything or for comforting purposes because I rarely never get angry nor do I judge people the way I do with books.

Are you more likely to avoid conflict or engage it head-on?

AVOID AVOID AVOID!!!!!!!!!!

Are you a good cook?

I am the resident chef of desserts and baking at school so I suppose so. I do it all from scratch (without any boxes) using a hand beater. You can ask me to make anything to be honest because I LOVE making things. Specifically Red Velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting!!!

What is good about how you are living your life right now?

I have 168 books around me (yay)… unfortunately being stacked up simply because I don’t have any extra space 🙁 I guess another positive is the fact that I am given lots of great opportunities such as my schooling and my Inky Awards Judgeship and also the fact that I was allowed early access to this site 😀 (thanks Centre of Youth Lit!!)

If you could eliminate one weakness or limitation in your life, what would it be?

Time. Time is demonic it should be eliminated!!! Seriously I am 15 years old and I honestly want this ageing process to stop!!!! Also there are NO hours in the day for anything! It’s 3:00pm right now and I am wondering how time just flies right out the window! I am meant to be reading and doing that VET workbook I honestly had ZERO motivation to do (it was due in May/June so… I have definitely procrastinated. I SWEAR I’m not usually like this. I don’t usually procrastinate it’s just this ONE boring class) and I guess it was simply because the teacher isn’t really “inspiring” me at all or make me want to learn the ways of “business” it’s more like “YOU HAVE TO DO THIS WORKBOOK” and “I DON’T CARE IF YOU DON’T LIKE THIS CLASS. YOU CAN LEAVE I GET PAID ANYWAY.” which is sort of why I dread when I have to do the holiday catch up classes (groan)

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen in your life?

I’ve seen many weird things but there was never a weirder thing than the time in year 3 when a girl in my year level named Olivia got “married” to Justin Bieber. It was an invisible Justin Bieber and they only got “married” because this other girl Chloe found a bible in the library.

Who is the first person you call when something exciting happens?

My friends. Most likely I am getting excited about the exact same things as them.

Do you believe in love at first sight?

Well that’s a tough one. I never been in love so I wouldn’t know but I have this feeling that instalove in books is just extraordinarily far fetched.

Do you believe in star signs?

No way. I mean they get some things eerily right in the horoscopes but I just don’t believe in astrology all due respect.

How many countries have you been to?

Does Kangaroo Island count?

What was the last compliment you got?

That I have a good smile (from my Orthodontist today) and it is better and straighter than it was when I first started my treatment. One thing is that I am really bad with compliments. I honestly have no idea how to take them because most of the time, although flattering, I don’t believe them and don’t know if that person is being truthful or if that person is just trying to make me feel special despite it all being a lie.

What is in your room?

Ikea everything! Ikea desk and book shelves (running out of room though!), a bed (obviously) and a nightstand with this fancy lamp. I also have a candle now which I am super happy about!

What is the last thing you watched?

Boring answer: SBSPopAsia bubbles on TV. Fun answer: Love Simon!

When do you find yourself procrastinating?

VET course when my brain suddenly decides to become brain dead for 3 hours.

Favorite TV show;

I don’t really watch TV but I would say SBSPopAsia TV because I am THAT predictable. I like Riverdale, American Horror Story and Teen Wolf though but I have to watch it online considering I don’t have any streaming services and Blockbuster shut down…

Pick one;

cats or dogs?

I have two cats so I’m staying loyal to them and saying cats (sorry Inky!!)

chatting or phone call?

Chatting!!! I AM AWKWARD AS ANYTHING VIA THE PHONE!!!! It is so much easier chatting because you can tell body language and by reading people’s body language you can tell if you sound like Einstein or sound like a goldfish. Chatting is so much easier for me and it’s free and doesn’t come with a phone bill so win-win!

cheat or be cheated on?

Cheat because I’d know that I am completely at fault for doing it. If I was cheated on it would honestly just spiral down into a spiral of negativity which is extremely harmful to my own and other people’s well being.

chicken or beef?

Beef. BEEF EVERYTHING!

Cola or Pepsi?

Honestly I haven’t had soft drink in 2 years but I’d have to say Coke

exceptional strength or intelligence?

Strength because that means that I have more muscles to push myself further which is really beneficial if I don’t want to get picked on in PE class.

forgiveness or vengeance?

Forgive!!! Vengeance honestly gets you NOWHERE

free health care or free education?

Education. People shouldn’t have to pay to know something that’s honestly just really silly.

Queen or Bowie?

Queen. As bad as it is I only found out about David Bowie and who he was when he passed away. Queen has bangers such as Bohemian Rhapsody of which a favourite band of mine had covered (Panic at the Disco)

Halloween or Valentine’s Day?

I don’t celebrate either but I’d say Halloween because you get to dress up and not get judged.

IOS or Android?

I honestly have no idea. IOS I reckon.

Kill or be killed?

It depends. Although you look so hard core and you can call yourself Celaena Sardothien, most likely someone would land you in jail (why would waste a really good existence to go to jail?) Me personally, I would seriously be angry at myself for doing it because I am a firm believer in the fact that even though a person may be the worst person ever, nobody deserves to be killed. Killing is illogical because you seriously can just talk things over. It is so much easier and less bloody. For me, to be killed though should be to save others (a sacrifice) and to ensure a better and safer world.

Meat or fish?

Meat

Monopoly or chess?

Monopoly

Nike or Adidas?

Adidas

stripes or Polka dot?

Stripes

summer or winter?

Summer (I hate the cold. I’m no Elsa!)

vanilla or chocolate? 

Chocolate everything

Have a friend who’s very blunt with their words or a friend who tells a lot of white lies?

I have a friend who is a bit of a Bluntie. She loves James Blunt.

Have a live-in massage therapist or a live-in chef?

I am basically the live in massagist and chef in the house. Everyone asks me to give them massages as I’m never too soft or too hard and also as I said i cook a lot. Still refining my savoury skills!

Have a roommate that eats a lot or one that sleeps a lot?

Eats a lot. As much as I love my own cooking, I probably would bake TOO much and eat until I get really sick.

Have an American accent or a British accent?

British because I always wanted to go to a High Tea and speak in the accent. (don’t even ask why)

Annoying neighbors or neighbors who you always seem to annoy?

I have a high tolerance of annoying people because surprise surprise I am actually very annoying too. We would probably click with one another.

The ugliest house in a beautiful neighborhood or the most beautiful house in an ugly neighborhood?

What does one define as beautiful? Is it when something is more beautiful than the rest? When something looks so much better than the others? What makes one say that that house isn’t beautiful? What if it was secretly the house of a celebrity? Would you call it ugly then? Would you ruin something beautiful to make something perfect? I would have the ugliest house in the most beautiful neighbourhood because I would rather have this back-clash that my house isn’t pretty enough to those rich meanies standards than have that said to somebody else.

Change your clothes five times a day or wear the same outfit five times in a row?

Same outfit five times in a row. It saves a lot of money.

Live in a five-bedroom apartment all alone or live in a one bedroom apartment with five kids?

As much as I love kids, I would rather an apartment alone. I need my space and my opportunity to be an individual with freedom without responsibilities.

Live in a place where it’s always raining or a place where the sun never goes down?

Raining. I like rain a lot. It’s a really good time to read as well and you can simply read covered with blankets on the sofa with a mug of hot chocolate with the cat by your feet.

Live in a rural area or the suburbs?

SUBURBS!!! I cannot survive in the rural areas AT ALL!!!. I tried for 3 weeks for a school camp and that just made me a moody, depressed teenager. I didn’t come back the same person in the worst way possible. I was a really happy teenager until I went to that camp. Worst mistake of my life given all the problems that occurred before and afterwards. It wasn’t even an “individual living opportunity” it was HELL in the sense that the people that I was staying with (my closest friends) turned on me and we had this massive fight where for the very first time in my life I snapped. I never EVER snap at people but I just couldn’t handle it. Basically it was bad enough that I just stopped taking care of myself in terms of simple things such as eating, hygiene and my own wellbeing as well. I couldn’t even talk to people who could support me given we had no internet at all and letters take way too long to send back. I swore never EVER to come back there given it taken a year to recover from the depression, mild anxiety and the whole body negativity as well that occurred there. I couldn’t stop crying and hating the way I felt whenever I walked into the cabin where there was this cloud of absolute dread. I thought it was homesickness but it was 100% worse than that. I think if I had my actual friends there then I would’ve been able to handle it all but I wasn’t comfortable talking to ANYONE about it. Not that I even wanted to talk about it… I just wanted to be distracted and for things to get back to normal. It didn’t even when I came home and it taken months to get back to myself again. So whenever anyone mentions to me the word “rural” it just triggers all these awful memories that I kept down for an extremely long time. I need people around me. That’s where I feel most comfortable. It’s my happy place to be in big cities where I can easily lose myself. There is always something new that I haven’t seen before and it excites me to be surrounded by flashing lights. I prefer losing myself in traffic, chaos and the life than be alone with nobody around me. It makes me really nervous and anxious when I am in open spaces with nobody around.

Live in an apartment or house?

House. I need my space!

Live in ancient Greece or ancient Rome?

ROME!!! YES!!! 100% I LOVE THE MYTHS THE LEGENDS!! I WANT TO VISIT POMPEII SO BADLY!!!! AND THE COLOSSEUM!!! AND THE FACT THAT ROME IS IN ITALY WHERE YOU GET TO BE SURROUNDED BY PIZZA AND PASTA (2 of my favourite things) MAKES IT ALL THE MORE WORTH IT!!!

Not be able to go out in the daytime or not be able to go out in the night time?

Daytime. I’m a night owl and I always wanted to be a vampire *flashes fangs*

Talk in your sleep or fart in your sleep?

Talk. I usually talk to air anyways so why not do it in my sleep? It would drive everyone crazy given I talk SOOOO much in my everyday life

Rather walk funny or talk funny?

Talk funny.

Your parents were able to read your thoughts or your crush was able to read your thoughts?

Neither because both are equally scary!

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