[By Amirul Zain]
Taylor’s University plays host to a range of different personalities, ideas, and lifestyles. With the theme of diversity, this edition attempts to bring you a glimpse of the many facets our university has to offer.
Tell me something interesting about your life as a ballet dancer.
I started [when I was] four years old, and I am still in the process of becoming a ballerina. Whenever I am unmotivated, performances help me regain that motivation and that is the reason I have made it this far.”
So you’re going to be a professional ballet dancer?
Still thinking about it.
Tell me something interesting about yourself.
Today is my birthday.
What is one thing you are passionate about?
Dancing and writing. I may not look like a dancer, but I don’t think you have to be super good at dancing to like [it] or to be passionate about it. I like writing because I feel that words are really strong and powerful.
What are you doing here [at Taylor’s]?
I’m actually here with a different mindset than most people would have when they get accepted into university. I am here to pursue a dream that I discovered only after I graduated from somewhere else. So, in that sense, I am actually here to find windows of opportunity, and to improve myself and to learn more than just subject matter.
What are these mechanics that you are so into?
It’s not really mechanics per se. It is kind of like a 3-D modelling base in which I can design my own creations and expand my creativity.
What have you made?
Cars, characters, buildings.
So it’s like 3-D printing?
Sort of, yes. I don’t really do a lot of it, to be honest. I have made quite a lot of things. It was hard at first, but I practice and eventually get the hang of it.
You do this for fun?
What makes you different from your best friend?
Well, for starters, I have best friends. I am a very nice person, compared to my best friend. I don’t drive, unlike him. I’m funnier and more mature, that’s the truth. I don’t have a girlfriend, though, unlike my best friend.
Does your best friend agree with all this?
Yes, he does. I have confirmed it all with him.