1.) How many siblings do you have?
I have one brother who is three years my senior.
2.) Are you an only child?
Nope, I have an older brother.
3.) Were you the first born?
No, I was the second born.
4.) Who is your best friend? Is he close like a brother / sister?
My best friend is Jay. Even though I've only known him for a short time he's like a brother to me. He's quite caring and funny.
5.) Growing up, who raised you?
My mother raised me since my father worked full-time. In the summer I lived with my grandparents in Poland. So, they raised me as well.
6.) Who are you closest to in your family?
I'm closest with my father. My mother and I are actually very distant. Our personalities clash, and we don't get along well.
7.) Do you have a close relationship with your extended family?
Actually I don't have a close relationship with my extended family. All of my cousins, aunts, and uncles live in Europe. So I've only met them on several occasions.
8.) What qualities do you value the most in friends?
Loyalty is most important to me. It's good to know when someone has your back.
9.) How do you maintain the friendships you have? How often do you see your friends?
the older I get the harder it is to keep good relations with friends. I try to remember important dates like birthdays and see them once a month. Even if I don't see them in months it's like I saw them yesterday when we finally do meet.
1.) Who wears the pants in your family? Who is the bread-winner?
My mom wears the pants in my family. She is definitely the boss of the house. However, my father is the bread-winner. He's always working overtime and bringing home the bacon.
2.) Is it important for families to have duel incomes? What is your, and your cultures opinion of stay-at-home dads?
Nowadays, it's quite common for both parents to work. Growing up in Canada it wasn't always necessary for both parents to work but recently it's quite common. Stay-at-home dads are definitely not as common as stay-at-home mom's but they are out there. Part of being a man is still about supporting your family, so I think most men would like to work if given the opportunity.
3.) Who do you turn to for advice, your family or friends?
I always turn to my friends, even for very sensitive issues. My parents are both very conservative so I don't want them to worry about me.
4.) Do you or did your parents push you to follow in their footsteps?
My father was a butcher. So he really wanted me to do something else with my life and not follow in his footsteps. I still deeply respect him though.
1.) What is the most important thing you've learned from your parents?
My mother taught me to never settle for less. If you want something go out and get it. My father taught me to work hard and be patient. Good things take time to come to fruition.
2.) If you decide to have your own family one-day, what would you do differently from your parents with regards to childrearing?
My parents never really stressed the importance of a good education. Rather they wanted me to work at an early age instead of studying and better myself academically. I want to make sure my children understand the importance of an education.
3.) Would you like to rekindle some friendships from the past that have grown apart over the years?
I would definitely like to rekindle a few relationships that have grown apart over the years. However, with age, people have their own families and lives so I can understand why things are the way they are.
Match the words from column 1 with the best-suited answer in column 2.
|Column 1||Column 2|
|1.) siblings||a.) reconnect|
|2.) extended family||b.) no brothers or sisters|
|3.) fruition||c.) main income earner|
|4.) rekindle||d.) raising / taking care of|
|5.) childrearing||e.) successful project|
|6.) only child||f.) not close|
|7.) bread-winner||g.) brothers and sisters|
|8.) distant||h.) grandparents, aunts, etc.|
1.) Who do you get along with best in your family?
2.) How many siblings do you have?
3.) Do you come from a big family?
4.) Who wears the pants in your family?
5.) Do you want your spouse to work?
6.) Will you follow in your parents footsteps?
7.) Would you like to be a stay at home parent?
8.) Who do you turn to for advice?
9.) Who is wiser your mother or father?
10.) How often do you see your best friend?
11.) How many close friends do you have?
12.) Would you like to rekindle and hobbies you had as a kid?
1.) "Grow on me": Something or someone you start to like more and more as time goes on.
"I wasn't a big fan of Psy until I moved to South Korea. His music has really started to grow on me over the years."
"It took a while but your mothers cooking has really started to grow on me."