All About Me
Who Am I?
My Life Line
October 21, 2000
This is the day I was born in Toronto Ontario, in the Sunnybrook Hospital. I don't remember anything, so I can only express the point of view from what my mom and dad tell me. They said most of my family came to see me, as is tradition, and they said I was a fat baby. Apparently I had horrible skin at birth so I was immediately looked after but it was nothing to be worried about, I still have the bad skin though.
March, 03 2001
After living in my first apartment for a few months, my dad and mom decided to move to uptown Toronto from downtown Toronto. Again due to my age I could not remember anything yet, so this is my mom and dad's perspective. I moved to Keele street, in apartment building 3460. This is when I spent 7 years of my childhood. It was the first home I could remember, and it was a tiny apartment my family of 4 had to squish into, but it was a home I will never forget.
July 22, 2002
This is the day my younger brother was born. I still could not retain any memories from the day, but the photos I have with my new baby brother show me smiling and holding him as tight as possible, I may have thought he was a new stuffy. Regardless, I was could not be happier to have a new baby brother in the house. I did always chase him around and play with him, but sometimes I played a little too rough.
This is when I got my first and only pet: Lila (A German Shepard). I still did not remember what happened the day I got Lila, but I remember playing with her at the age of 4 and 5, chasing her around. My parents always said she was always jumping around barking when she first arrived to my house, but I do not remember her like that, she was a quick learner, so she had become pretty obedient by the time I started having memories playing with her.
This is when I first learned how to ride a bike. My parents brought me to Downsview daily to teach me to ride a bike. I remember my dad holding me as I pedaled down a trail daily, after the third day I started riding alone, but I kept falling. My brother would stay at the side, once I almost crashed into him but my dad managed to stop the bike and catch me. The first time my dad let go , he gave me a push, and I went crashing to a bench, I was completely fine however. After the first 2 weeks I got the hang of it.
This is the month I broke my leg and got a cast for a whole month. I was opening a filing cabinet but it was locked so I kept pulling, and eventually it started to fall, I was able to jump back, but my leg was still caught and it broke.There was a table behind me, so I jumped under it, but my leg got caught so I screamed. My mom immediately called my uncle because my dad wasn't at home, we rushed to the doctor and got a cast, it was fun sliding around on the cast.
December 21, 2007
This is when I first moved to Brampton, and started school at Stanley Mills. My first friend was Nathan, who I am still friends with to this day. The move to Brampton really stressed me out because I had a lot of really good old friends from Toronto, one of which who I still talk to. Moving to Brampton was also very annoying because most of my close family lived in the same apartment or very close, but now I was over half an hour away from them, so I thought I would only see them once every few months, but that wasn't the case, we went regularly.
My family was visiting from Switzerland, so we took them to see the CN tower, but when we got to the glass floor, I couldn't stop looking down, so when my family left I was left there alone. I was a moment away from sitting on the glass floor and begin to bawl my eyes out, thinking I would never see my parents again, but I remembered that my mom said if I ever got lost, find someone who looked friendly and ask to use their phone. I found a security guard and asked to use his phone to find my dad. The moment my dad came back I ran to him, as my dad thanked the guard.
June 18, 2011
My family went to the Dominican republic on a trip, it was the best trip I had ever had. The amount of food we could eat there was unlimited so I completely devoured every fruit I could get my hands on, they had bananas, pomegranates, strawberries, coconuts, all ripe to perfection. The beaches there were amazing, the sane was very soft and the water was crystal clear, I remember laying on the beaches looking up to the sky.
This is the day I broke my arm. I was playing the Wii Sports tennis, and I accidentally hit my arm against the corner of the wall. My dad rushed me to the hospital, when we almost got a ticket but the police let us go, because my arm was swelling. The doctor said I had broken it, and I thought he was joking because my arm wasn't in too much pain, it was just swelling, but then I realized it was broken. I had to go to the hospital and get a cast for a month again. This was my second cast, and this one wasn't as much fun because I couldn't slide around, it restrained me from writing in school, and I had to go to graduation with it.
My favorite pet... Lila!!! (The Dog)
My favorite food... Pizza!!!
My favorite sport... Basketball!!!
My Leadership Style
I display the qualities of a "Delegator" in games and sports as well. In basketball I assign my friends positions to play, such as power forward and point guard, depending on their ability. I constantly tell them what other player to guard and what to do. I tell them if they need to pass more or less, or shoot more or less. For example, is there is a teammate outside ready for the shot, with the ball at a team mate who can drive with an closed lane, I would advise a fake drive then pass out to the shooter for an efficient play. I also use these delegating skills in baseball. I tell my teammates what position to play in the field depending on their catching and passing ability, and the order to bat, depending on their striking and accuracy ability. I am only a "delegator", when I know I have the most experience at the sport or activity being performed on my team, so I can assess the situation and help solve it efficiently.
My external factors are comprised mainly of my friends and my parents, as well as school. My parents always encourage me to pursue my passions, and to always continue learning. They've guided me in my time of needs and they always give me good advice. Though they are constantly stressing the fact that I need to focus on my education and stop playing sports so much, I know that they are looking out for me and setting me on track for a better future. My friends influence my school decisions somewhat, also athletic and sport decisions as well. My friends always guide me in the right path as well, they help me when they know I am struggling and they support me when I am upset. My friends Ahmad and Ashan are prime examples of true friends, who will always help me in a time of need, and guide me on the right path. Thanks to my friends I am a kind, and friendly person, and thanks to my parents, my life is on track to a better future. Finally the teachers in school, and the general school curriculum have a huge impact as well, but it is always positive and help me live a better life.
I always think about making changes like Terry did, but they seem impossible, and I never know how to go about them, but Terry never ceases to remind me that anything, any cause you believe in, can be helped starting with you. He has inspired while I have played sports, participated in competition, and in my big decision making experiences. After I had learned what Terry did I had a different outlook on life, it was a huge impact on my life, decisions that could have completely gone south, did not because I always decided I wanted to help people just like Terry.
My plan to get to become a petroleum engineer involves completing high school with flying colours, and to go to university and complete a bachelors degree, then to complete a masters degree. I have already planned my courses all the way to grade 12, with 3 maths and 3 sciences for the entire year of grade 12. I am only focusing on these 2 subjects (maths and sciences) because these are the two subjects that petroleum engineering (math and science based) courses in university require (English will be completed in summer school). I also plan to study under my cousin who is currently in first year university, studying to become a petroleum engineer, she is very smart and can guide me through the path. The path to become an engineer will not be easy, but I plan on doing my best.
My family loves going on tropical vacations, in fact half of the vacations I have been on were tropical. I have been to Cuba, The Dominican Republic, Sri Lanka, Bahamas and the Caribbean. My parents love to lie in the sun and relax all day, but my brother and me love going to the water or exploring everything in the hotel from restaurants to parks in the hotel.
My family loves going to the movies, or staying home to watch movies. We go regularly, about once every 2 weeks or maybe even once a week some months. We take turns deciding who gets to choose the movies. Sometimes we go with our cousins as well. If we agree that there is no other good movie to watch in theaters we have a family night at home with the movie on, and us playing a board game like monopoly.
My entire family is Sri Lankan, my mother, father, brother, and my cousin and uncle who live with me. My mother and father moved here from Sri Lanka in their 20's to start a better life, but me and my brother were born in Canada. My cousin moved here from Sri Lanka a few years ago, seeking the same opportunities as my parents did. My uncle also moved from Sri Lanka to Canada in his 20's, nad moved in with us 7 months ago, to stay for about 2 years.
Personality Test Results
B)ESTJ (Extroverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging)
C)The Consultant (83% Investigative, 69%Enterprising)
D) Business, Math, Computers (Business 100%, Mathematics 100%, Computers 100%)
I)90% Left Brain