My Career Path

  • My Birth

    My Birth
    I was born in Montreal, Quebec at the Montreal General Hospital, but my home was located in Brossard, Quebec.
  • Almost Exploded the Microwave

    Almost Exploded the Microwave
    Although the exact date is approximate, this much I remember. My Preschool had a code you had to enter into a number pad at the door before being allowed to enter. Me, being the stupid 3-year old I was, punched that number into the microwave. It turns out that the number was extremely high and the microwave began to smoke, setting off the fire detector. All this for a hot dog. Anyways, I was yelled at really badly that day, and I learned to be much more careful around kitchen appliances.
  • The Move from Brossard to Scarborough

    We moved from Brossard to Scarborough at the reccomendation of a close relative who lived there at the time. Before we could move into our newly built house, we lived at their home for 9 months at 235 Roxanne Crescent.
  • My First Day of Kindergarten

    My First Day of Kindergarten
    I began Junior Kindergarten at a school called Banting & Best Public School (380 Goldhawk Trail, Scarborough, ON
    M1V4E7).
  • Transferred from Banting and Best Public School to Boxwood Public School

    Transferred from Banting and Best Public School to Boxwood Public School
    I transferred because my family was finally able to move into our new house.
  • Transferred from Boxwood Public School to E.T. Crowle Public School

    Transferred from Boxwood Public School to E.T. Crowle Public School
    In E.T. Crowle, my class was in a portable with a teacher called Mrs. Chitiz. I distinctly remember her telling us we should call mistakes "boo-boos".
  • Transferred from E.T. Crowle Public School to Cedarwood Public School

    Transferred from E.T. Crowle Public School to Cedarwood Public School
    After a school nearer to my home was built in my first grade year, I was transferred along with many other students in the area to Cedarwood Public School.
  • My First Time at a Movie Theatre

    My First Time at a Movie Theatre
    My eldest sister, Joyce, brought me and Alice, another older sister, to watch the Chamber of Secrets, the second Harry Potter Movie. I was in first grade at the time and that movie scarred me for life with its fast pace pop ups and monsters. I was especially afraid of Dobby and I had nighmares about him for about a year after that. Until I reached my grade 7 year, I never touched a Harry Potter Book or movie, regardless of my love of books.
  • Realizing That I Wanted to Become a Veterinarian

    Realizing That I Wanted to Become a Veterinarian
    By the age of 9, I had acknowledged my love for animals and decided that I wanted to become a veterinarian when I grew up.
  • Bought a Dog

    Bought a Dog
    On the Canada Day of 2009, my family bought a 2 month old male German Shepherd/Australian Shepherd mix and named him Mocha. We had bought him from a family who were expecting a newborn baby and would no longer be able to properly take care of the puppy. I had always wanted a dog so it was a really great day for me. He was the cutest thing ever.
  • Birthday Party

    Birthday Party
    I had a great birthday party with all of my close friends.
  • Graduation from Cedarwood Public School

    Graduation from Cedarwood Public School
    My Grade 8 Graduation was held at Rouge River Community Centre. I ended my day with three medals; for honour roll, French and Language. In the photo is my 7th grade teacher, Mr. Yoshiki.
  • Volunteering at my Church

    Volunteering at my Church
    From August 1-12, I volunteered at my church, Malvern Baptist (185 Milner Avenue Toronto, Ontario, M1S 3R1) , for an annual Summer Bible Camp directed at small children. The volunteers were in charge of multiple tasks including: keeping the children safe, preparing the snacks, cleaning up after the kids, washing the dishes and playing with them. I was in grade 8 at the time and therefore did not recieve any community hours, but I was just glad to be able to help.
  • We had to Give Mocha Away

    We had to Give Mocha Away
    After two years Mocha had gotten very large, about 50lbs and halfway up my thigh on all fours. He was shedding tons of fur 24/7 so my parents made the final decision to give him away to a relative's friend. It was an extremely depressing day for me and my sisters because we had gotten so accustomed to the lifestyle with Mocha. He was very well trained and would go back into his cage when told to. I remember crying for about a week after he left because I missed him. Apparantly he was crying too.
  • My First Day of Highschool

    My First Day of Highschool
    When I graduated from Cedarwood Public School (Elementary School), I transferred from my home school, Middlefield Collegiate Institute, to Markville Secondary School. It was hard to leave behind my friends of eight years but I quickly made new friends at MSS.
  • Sprained my Finger in Basketball

    Sprained my Finger in Basketball
    In second period gym class, I seriously sprained my left index finger while playing basketball and learned (or just reminded myself) that I hate sports and I don't want any job that required accuracy, aim or physical labour of any kind. It was extremely painful and stayed swollen for about 3 weeks; I could not properly straighten my finger.
  • Forgot my Backpack on the Bus

    Forgot my Backpack on the Bus
    I put my backpack on the seat next to mine throughout the 15 minute bus ride on the 129 McCowan. Reaching my stop, I simply got off and left my backpack on the seat with all my stuff inside; my textbooks, wallet, student ID, gym clothes, and more.
    By the end of the day, I was in full panic mode.
    I learned that I am an extremely clumsy and forgetful person.
  • Volunteering at my Elementary School

    Volunteering at my Elementary School
    During the October Break of 2011 (Oct. 24-28), I volunteered at my Elementary School, Cedarwood Public School, with my third grade teacher, Mrs. Sauve.
    I worked with second graders and earned 26 community hours by the end of my short-lived teaching exeprience.
  • Got my First IPod

    Got my First IPod
    I finally saved up enough money to buy a white IPod 4G, it was a very exciting day for me, playing around with its functions and taking photos. I found that I love technology and learning how to use it to its full potential.
  • I got my Backpack Back

    I got my Backpack Back
    My backpack somehow ended up at Father Michael McGivney, they called Markville because of the contact information in my agenda. Obviously, my wallet and some other valuables were gone, but I was just thankful that my Science textbook was still there; the replacement cost was $90.00! Something I didn't understand was why somebody took my Markville gym clothes, I had to borrow someone else's for the rest of the year. Nevertheless, it was a great relief to get my backpack back.
  • Eldest Sister got a Stable job

    Eldest Sister got a Stable job
    My eldest sister is a role model for me because she came from mainland China when she was about 7. Having to adapt to life in Quebec must have been hard for her, but just as she began to stop struggling with the french language, we moved to Toronto, where she struggled once again with the complicated English language. Now, after going through 3-4 interviews for the same company, she has finally scored a stable job at Smuckers. I am very proud of her.
  • Volunteering at my Church

    Volunteering at my Church
    From August 6-10, I volunteered at my church, Malvern Baptist (185 Milner Avenue Toronto, Ontario, M1S 3R1) , for an annual Summer Bible Camp directed at small children. The tasks were the same as the year before.
  • Birthday Party

    Birthday Party
    The Saturday after my 15th birthday, I had a birthday party that I vow will be the last. In the years following, I'm just going to settle for a trip to the mall. There was an abundance of guests and was an overall great birthday party.
  • First Day of Grade 10

    First Day of Grade 10
    It was exciting to see friends again and to discover my new classmates and teachers. I saw a lot of new faces and proud to have risen out of the level of the "minor-niners".
  • Get my First Job

    Get my First Job
    I would like to get accepted into a summer job, perhaps in the field of retail.
  • Achieve a Minimum 90% Average

    Achieve a Minimum 90% Average
    Personally, I believe that a high academic average is a very important thing because it strongly contributes to whether or not you are to be accepted into the University of your choice. By the end of grade 10, I would like to have achieved an overall average of at least 90%.
  • Acceptance into the University of Toronto Scarborough

    Acceptance into the University of Toronto Scarborough
    When I graduate from Markville Secondary School, I would like to continue my education at the University of Toronto Scarborough and continue living at home.
  • Graduation from Markville Secondary School

    Graduation from Markville Secondary School
    I would like to graduate from Markville Secondary in the Honour Roll.
  • Graduation from University of Toronto Scarborough

    Graduation from University of Toronto Scarborough
    After the standard 4 years of university, I would like to graduate and begin to search for a long term occupation within my field of study (although my career path is still slightly unclear to me, I believe I will become either a vetrinarian or a teacher).