ariane

Impromptu photoshoots with my brother = awesome. :D

Impromptu photoshoots with my brother are awesome. Take note - DSLR not necessary!

So hi there – I’m what, I mean who you’d call Ariane (or Ari for short.) 18 years young , July-born, female, and a Malaysian-born Chinese. I hail from an awesomesauce family with cheeky yet understanding parents. I also have a younger brother, Jerry, who also prowls cyberspace much like myself (albeit in different circles!)

I used to attend an average public secondary school in Malaysia, but later gained a music scholarship to an English boarding school and decided to bail for sleepy ol’ Somerset (despite the fact it was -still- a pretty penny!) Now I’m  an A-level student “majoring” in Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Music – and regretting having to drop all those other fun subjects after GCSE. Giving up stuff like Drama, Biology and English Literature was *not* easy!

If I’m not in the lab or classroom, I’m probably on stage acting/dancing or playing the piano/violin – or off stage being part of the tech crew; I’ve had experience in designing lighting and sound for school productions. Otherwise, I’ll be indulging in a range of mostly self-taught hobbies which include origami/papercraft, (dismal) Photoshop sketches, (speed) reading and then some. Oh, and learning Japanese with the aid of the internet (how do you think this site came about? Self-teaching rocks!) In short, I probably try to “do too much”, according to detractors – I’d like to think of it as keeping myself busy.

My display pic probably doesn’t imply it, but I’m short (*just *over 5′ 1″) and I also wear spectacles. That’s due in part to my refusal to listen to mum about reading books in dim light when I was much younger – a reading of -6.25 on both eyes is no joke!

Midway between the last year of high school and that step towards intense academia (read: college!), I’m now fresh out of the college application process. Having secured offers from 4 very decent English universities, I’m now set on going to Imperial College, London for a Masters in Biomedical Engineering…so long as I don’t bung up my grades come June – or hefty expenses don’t get in the way (in which case, *hopefully* hello, America!) Since I’m hunting for college funds, any random donations towards my rock and roll lifestyle :P future living expenses would be muchos useful. :D

Personality-wise? People reckon it’s kinda hard to pin me down, though I generally like to think of myself as a quirky, chatty, hyper-happy “geek” 24/7 – with a huge zest for life and people. I’d say the best way to know is to talk to me, then decide for yourself if you like what you see. :)

So hi there – I’m Carol; but typically dubbed by netizens as Ariane (or Ari for short.) 17 years young, female, and a Malaysian-born Chinese. I hail from an awesomesauce family with cheeky yet understanding parents. I also have a younger brother, <a title=”Jerry @ bittersweetcheese.com” href=”http://bittersweetcheese.com” target=”_blank”>Jerry</a>, who’s also prowling cyberspace much like myself (albeit in different circles!) I used to attend an average public secondary school in Malaysia, but later gained a music scholarship to an English boarding school and decided to bail for sleepy ol’ Somerset. Now I’m  an A-level student “majoring” in Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Music – and regretting having to drop all those other fun subjects after GCSE. Giving up stuff like Drama, Biology and English Literature was *not* easy! If I’m not in the lab or classroom, I’m probably on stage acting/dancing or playing the piano/violin – or off stage being part of the tech crew; I’ve had experience in designing lighting and sound for school productions. Otherwise, I’ll be indulging in a range of hobbies which include origami/papercraft, (dismal) Photoshop sketches, (speed) reading and then some. In short, I probably try to do too much. My display pic probably doesn’t imply it, but I’m short and I also wear spectacles. That’s due in part to my refusal to listen to mum about reading books in dim light when I was much younger – a reading of -6.25 on both eyes is no joke! I have a dream to go to a prestigious university someday – either in the UK (Oxbridge?) or America (the Ivies) – and to major in something along the lines of biomedical science/engineering. Or God forbid, read medicine (but not necessarily become a doctor) – sure, I’m a bit of an academic masochist; but I love the education and intense challenges a medical course provides. Of course, I’ll have to do all of that on a scholarship, because my lovely middle-class folks can’t afford to fork out the dosh for such places. Personality-wise? People reckon it’s kinda hard to pin me down, though I generally like to think of myself as a chatty, hyper-happy girl 24/7 – with a general zest for life and people. I’d say the best way to know is to <a title=”Got questions? Ask me on my formspring page. :)” href=”http://formspring.me/carolxann” target=”_blank”>talk to me</a>, then decide for yourself if you like what you see. :)