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- 1 Part 1
- 1.1 Noise
- 1.2 Science
- 2 Part 2
- 3 Part 3
- What is your full name?
- Can I see your ID?
- Where are you from?
- Do you work or study?
What natural sound(s) do you like (the most)? (Why?)
Hmm, that’s an interesting question. Well, I’m quite a morning person, and furthermore I find nothing more relaxing than the sound of birds chirping (the noise birds make). I find that sound to be so fresh, which helps me to immediately start my day energetically. Even though I live in a big city now, it takes me back to my childhood in the countryside.
What sounds do you dislike? (Why?)
My biggest pet peeve (something that annoys you) is the sound of honking. They drive me absolutely mad! I find this noise almost unbearable (impossible to put up with), mostly because it’s a loud, abrupt (unexpected) sound that instantly disturbs my peace. Furthermore, it’s usually the sound of a frustrated or angry driver, which makes it even more unpleasant.
Do you mind the noises? (Do any noises bother you?)
As I’m quite a light sleeper (wake up easily), I get irritated by the noises around me. I’d have to say the most aggravating (annoying) noise is the sound of a barking dog. It’s so shrill (something that gets in your head)! I find it very disturbing and almost impossible to focus on anything else. Moreover, it makes me sad to know that a dog is in such a state of distress that they must bark like that.
What type of noise do you come across in your daily life?
Well, quite a cacophony (a mix of sounds)! It varies from the sound of screaming matches (fights) from the partners and families in my apartment, street sellers shouting out their product for all to hear, motorbikes speeding by, all the way to the sound of blaring horns. I would say the sound that defines my city most would be the sound of horns. As it has major traffic issues and un-defined lanes on the roads, it is quite natural that the sound of horns would fill the streets.
Do you like science?
That’s an interesting question. Science was thrust on me as a mandatory subject and it was never my favourite. Actually, I found the topics quite fascinating, especially biology and chemistry, but I was not able to understand easily. However, I always wished that I was better at science since it’s a life-oriented subject.
What’s the most difficult part of studying science?
Definitely the mathematical aspect of it. Since I’ve never been good at Math, this is the area of Science that kept me down (prevented me from succeeding). For example, I got decent grades in Biology class, but Chemistry and Physics were a huge struggle for me due to the Mathematical nature of them.
How has the science that you have studied helped you?
Although I’m not conscious of it, I will not deny that Science has been beneficial. I see how Biology, Life Science, Anatomy, Chemistry, and Ecology have helped me understand my body and the world around me better, including animals. Furthermore, Chemistry has helped me to understand the chemical make-up of the items around me and what causes explosive reactions. For example, I know I should not drop a mentos in my Diet Coke!
Describe a time you looked for information from the internet
You should say
- When you did that
- What did you search for
- Why you looked for it on the internet
I’m going to tell you about how I used the internet to look for information about social events online. I had just moved to Seoul and didn’t know a soul (didn’t know anyone), so I began searching on Facebook. I found an ex-pat page called “Expats in Seoul” which became one of my greatest resources for meeting locals and ex-pats in the city. I believe that social media can be a great blessing (something great)!
It’s been 10 months in Seoul now, so I began this search during my first month here. I initially wanted to find a meditation group and a language exchange group and I found it by scrolling up and down the feed. In fact, I wrote a post on my own. There were countless people who informed me about events in the area. From the first month, I have been attending a meditation group every Thursday and have met several friends via the ex-pat meet up. Since then, I’ve expanded my horizons (opened up more opportunities for myself) and even began attending a Philosophy Forum on Wednesdays and have joined a yoga club, too!
I decided to opt for the internet to start building my social life because I didn’t see many other options, as I am a freelancer. With this said, I don’t have co-workers and I can be a bit standoffish (shy; doesn’t approach people) when I go out to the bar. Although you must use your judgment when meeting people from the internet, I think it can be a great tool when you first arrive in a new city, alone. I find it, quite an efficient way to put yourself out there (put effort into) to meet others. Although it can be a curse at times, I certainly feel thankful for it!
- Do you think online information is reliable enough?
- Do you think there is too much information on the internet?
- Is the information on TV useful?