It’s been a while! I’m sorry I haven’t updated the blog much, it’s been pretty hectic with work and family stuff, so it’s been hard to sit down and write a post, but I’m back now! Earlier this week, Instagram introduced yet another feature on Instagram story, a “Ask Me Questions” option. Working in Social and Digital, you must be on top with all the latest trends, news, apps etc. So, I decided to test it out myself on ninetyfour87’s Instagram and on my private account, my blog Instagram is deactivated at the moment. I honestly didn’t expect a lot of people to respond, so it was kinda overwhelming at first when I kept getting notifications. I was scrolling through my feed and I didn’t expect for the questions feature to be that popular, that I found myself skipping through stories and just closed the Instagram altogether to go back on Twitter and Snapchat. Don’t get me wrong it’s a great feature to see and increase engagement (especially those working in Social and Digital), but it is kinda annoying after less than 24 hours and it’s on everyone’s feeds. Instead of spamming everyone’s feed and being annoyed at myself for spamming your feeds, I’ll be answering the questions below!
HOW DO YOU KEEP YOURSELF MOTIVATED? SOMETIMES I WANT TO GIVE UP
Girl, don’t give up! Life is not easy and we need to work through the challenges!!!! I just picture my end goal and why I am doing what I am doing. I will write more in a future blog post!
IF YOU HAD A CHOICE TO START A NEW CAREER, WHAT WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Honestly, I wouldn’t change anything. I would still be Science/Medicine and Business!
DO YOU EVER GET YOU CAN’T DO EVERYTHING?
ALL THE DAMN TIME!!!! People will always doubt you, raise above that! Prove them wrong! Haters are gonna hate, and you just gotta be you and stay true to yourself!!!! I will write more about this in a future blog post!!!!
WHAT IS YOUR DIET LIKE?
What’s a diet? Eat in moderation!!!!
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TAKEN LESS SERIOUSLY?
ALL THE DAMN TIME!!!! Especially as a female and someone who is not white, I feel like I have to prove myself more! Again, this is a topic of a future blog post! Stay tuned!
HOW DO YOU BALANCE WORK + SCHOOL?
If I got a dollar everytime I got asked this question! I’m not currently in school right now, I wouldn’t be able to do what I do with a busy school/research schedule! Organization and time management is your best friend! Don’t make excuses! I promise this is going to be up on the blog soon! Stay tuned!!!!
Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Diana, Amal Clooney, Olivia Palermo, Nicole Richie
CHRISSY, DO YOU LOVE ME?
I only love my bed, my [family and friends], [Baseball and food], I’m sorry.
FAVE THING ABOUT A GUY?
Walk, run, bike, sometimes go to the gym, SoulCycle, Barre (online via app), boxing, squats are good for you, Pilates and just fitness apps like BBG
UR ANNOYING AND UR BLOG SUCKS WHAT DO YOU EVEN DO?
First of all, if you’re gonna troll, please learn how to spell. It’s “YOU’RE” NOT “UR” we’ve been through this!
Secondly, you can say my blog sucks all you want, but at least I’m writing about what I believe in. As long as I have Baseball, I am not hurting anybody, I’m true to myself, I am living the life.
Thirdly, I work in Sports, I am launching 3 businesses in the next 5-10 years, I am going to pursue my PhD. What about you?
AREN’T YOU WORRIED ABOUT EATING PIZZA AND CHIPOTLE ALL THE TIME?
*stops eating Pizza and Chipotle* Relax [Debra,] I don’t eat Pizza and Chipotle all the time. I’m not a nutritionist, but I’m pretty sure people are allowed to have cheat meals. *continues eating Pizza and Chipotle*
WHAT WORD DO YOU HATE?
“Couple Goals”, “relationship goals” or “goals” in general. Like can you not? More on this post.
BIGGEST PET PEEVE
Nosy people, attention seekers, people who overshare and like to brag
DO YOU HAVE A BOYFRIEND?
Are you the dating police? Can I see your badge?
WHAT LANGUAGES CAN YOU SPEAK?
English, Tagalog, French, Spanish (not fluently)
DO YOU GET PAID TO BLOG?
Nope, I don’t get paid to blog, it’s all for fun! I’ve gotten messages for sponsorship or to give me products in exchange for compensation and a post, but I’m just not interested in working with brands/companies who do not have the same values as me. If I do in the future, the brand and their values must align with mine.
WILL YOU POST PHOTOS OF DESIGNS ON IG?
I’ll be posting behind the scenes photos and video on Instagram, but designs won’t be posted! Sorry, gotta keep it a secret until we are close to launch date!
COME TO AUSTRALIA!
YASSS!!!! I will come one day!
DO YOU PLAY VIDEO GAMES?
Is the sky blue?
WHAT’S A HIDDEN TALENT YOU HAVE?
Does eating and being sarcastic count?
DO YOU PLAY XBOX OR PLAYSTATION? GAMER TAG?
I play both. But my Game Cube is still my favourite 😝
DO YOU LIKE HOCKEY?
No, I’ve never been a fan. Like if I have to watch it, I’ll watch it, but I’ll probably have Baseball and Basketball game on my phone.
WHICH HARRY POTTER HOUSE WOULD YOU BE ASSIGNED TO?
I took a Buzzfeed test last year and I got Hufflepuff LOL.
FAVE BASEBALL TEAM?
IS THIS A JOKE????
UR A JOKE
Imagine being this miserable and bored with your life, you take the time out of your day to send a complete stranger this.
ARE YOU DATING ANYONE?
Very worried for the people that are obsessed with other people’s lives. Don’t worry, I got you, I’m proposing that we find a cure for this when I do my dissertation! You can be a volunteer participant!
I believe in God,
the Father Almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
He descended into hell;
on the third day He rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from there He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Holy Catholic Church,
the communion of Saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.
WHAT AGE WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET MARRIED?
LOL I don’t know who sent this in (Adam, I swear if this is you) but I just turned 24 last month (June 2018), so I’m not even thinking about marriage or any of that. Maybe when I’m 28-30.
HOW MANY KIDS WOULD LIKE TO HAVE?
I come from a really big family (I have like 30 first cousins), so I would want a big family too. 4 kids max, I’m petite, so this shall be pretty funny 😅
THIS ISN’T REALLY A QUESTION, BUT YOU REMIND ME OF CHRISSY TEIGEN!
OH, MY GOSH, I FREAKING LOVE YOUUUU!!!! Thank you so much, this is one of the best compliments EVER! I LOVE CHRISSY!!!!
DO YOU WATCH THE BACHELORETTE? WHO’S YOUR FAVE?
I just started watching it this season (not a reality TV show fan!), I have Arie for being a complete a** to thank for that! My favourite contestant has to be Colton Underwood and Grocery Joe 😝
Dogs and Elephants
PINEAPPLE DOES NOT BELONG ON PIZZA
Listen [Felicia], I won’t tolerate that kind of negativity here. Sue me.
Duhhhh obviously blue!!!! Go, Jays, Go!!!!
WHY DO YOU ALWAYS PUT 4 OF EVERYTHING? EMOJIS, EXCLAMATION POINTS, QUESTION MARKS?
LOL IS IT THAT OBVIOUS???? I hate the number 3, so I always had another for dramatic effect 🤪
“BASEBALL IS MY LIFE” – Christina Marie, 2018.
FAVOURITE BASEBALL PLAYER?
I love them all, but I have to thank Doc and Joey for getting me into Baseball!
FAVOURITE BASKETBALL PLAYER?
VINCE CARTER!!!! #15 ON THE COURT, #1 IN MY HEART ALWAYS!!!!
FAVE HOCKEY PLAYER?
Not a hockey fan, but I’ve met PK Subban once and he was pretty funny. I also found out a couple years ago that Tim Horton’s, the Canadian holy land/brand, was also a hockey player (don’t @ me), so gotta go with him too 😝 Random fun fact: the first Tim’s opened up in my hometown, Hamilton, Ontario. I’ve been to the first franchise store once and I thought it was really cool.
HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR INSTAGRAM STORIES? THEY’RE SO PRETTY 🙂
Why, thank you!!!! I use Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Spark to make templates and quotes!
DID YOU STUDY GRAPHIC DESIGN?
Nope, I studied Sociology and Psychology. I have taken online classes regarding graphic design and have completed a certificate course.
YOU’RE SELLING ARTWORK?
I have an art account on Instagram, @topofthe9th, where I’ll be selling prints, paintings, pottery etc in the future. When ninetyfour87 launches, I’ll be selling them in-store.
WHAT KIND OF PHONE DO YOU HAVE?
I have two phones, an iPhone and an Android.
FAVE FOOTBALL PLAYER?
Troy Polamalu and Terry Bradshaw. Bet you expected me to say Jimmy G huh?
YOU SEEM PRETTY ACTIVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
Well, yes because of my job. I need to be on top of the latest trends and happenings on digital and social media. But on my own time, I just like to chill and hang out, read book, watch Netflix, cook.
DO YOU HAVE VSCO? DO YOU LIKE IT MORE INSTAGRAM?
Yes, I do have a VSCO account! I do like VSCO more than Instagram, it’s more real and authentic and there’s no f*ckboys trying to hit you up!!!!
NETFLIX AND CHILL?
New phone, who dis? 😉
ERIC DECKER, COLTON UNDERWOOD OR JIMMY G?
WHAT APP DO YOU DISLIKE MOST?
The app I dislike the most on my phone has to be the Instagram app. Great for work and marketing purposes, other than that, I’m not a big fan of it for personal use. It just seems very fake, like it’s a competition or something. There’s also some horrible trolls on there!
DO YOU PLAY FORTNITE AND IF YES, ARE YOU GOOD AND WHAT’S YOUR ACCOUNT?
Yes, I do play Fortnite! I don’t kiss and tell, but I can’t confirm nor deny that I’ve made a boy cry 🙃😝 And I’d like to keep my account private, thank you for understanding.
Twitter, Netflix, Pinterest, Snapchat, YouTube
I’VE SEEN YOU POST A PIC OF YOUR HAIR BEFORE AND IT LOOKS REALLY NICE AND LONG, ANY TIPS? ARE YOU A NATURAL BRUNETTE?
Why, thank you so much! I’ve been growing my hair out for a couple of years, so that when I do cut it, I can donate it to Cancer patients. I’m a low maintenance person, so I don’t do much with my hair. I do a coconut oil mask once a week and wash my hair every other day or 3 times a week. I used to wash my hair every single day (very bad for you!), my Mom told me it was really bad and to stop, so I’ve since started washing it every other day or 3 times a week. I don’t blow dry my hair. My hair is naturally straight and if I want to curl my hair, I braid it (I get to sleep in!). Yes, I am a natural brunette, it’s a dark brown and gets lighter during the summer months.
YOU FISH? FISHING BUDDY?
Yes, I do! I love fishing! It’s one of my favourite things to do over the summer! My Dad is my fishing buddy. My Mom HATES the outdoors and my brothers are easily scared over things lol. I love the whole experience!!!!
WHY DO YOU HATE SNAKES?
Long story short, I was in the Philippines and I was walking through a forest with my Lolo and this LARGE, orange snake slithered up my legs and wrapped itself around me (is that what you call it????). I was 4…. I was tiny…. I could’ve died…. Yeah…. I am not the biggest fan of them.
IF YOU COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE RIGHT NOW, WHERE WOULD YOU GO? PICK 5 PLACES
- Lake Louise/Banff (IN LOVE WITH THIS PLACE!)
- New Zealand (I WANT TO GO SO BADLY!!!!)
- Paris (VIEWS, FOOD AND SHOPPING, CAN’T COMPLAIN!!!!)
- Australia (MINUS THE SNAKES, I CAN’T WAIT TO COME HERE ONE DAY!)
- SWITZERLAND (VIEWS, CHOCOLATE!? COUNT ME IN!!!!)
WOULD YOU EVER DESIGN YOUR OWN WEDDING DRESS?
Growing up, I’ve always wanted a Vera Wang Wedding Dress. Designing and making my own Wedding Dress in the very far future is something I would consider and it would be very special to me. I would be able to one day pass my dress to my daughter(s), should I be blessed with them.
DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU’RE MARRYING?
- I’m not God, nor am I psychic, so no.
- I’m 24 and not finished school. Marriage (and kids) is not even in my top 5 of things to do.
HAVE YOU EVER FAILED A CLASS?
Yes, I have! Math! I HATE math. I’m not perfect, I’ve failed math, I’ve failed tests, you live and you learn! No one is perfect! I pray to God that whoever I end up marrying is really good with math so that they can help our children with math homework!!!!
WHAT TRAITS DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A GUY?
Adam, is this you asking these???? Uhhhh…. I don’t really know? Someone nice, humble, genuine, has a good sense of humour, has to love sports, has to love and support the Blue Jays or it’s a hard no, someone who can make me laugh, has to love dogs, homebody, and someone who’s not a total health freak.
DO YOU HAVE A TYPE BOYS WISE?
No. I don’t think so? I tend to look at personality first. Obviously there has to be a physical attraction, but if you can make me laugh, you’re a good person, love food and Baseball, you have my attention.
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
Lefty!!!! Can write somewhat decent with my right hand, but I’m a lefty!
DO YOU HAVE DUAL CITIZENSHIP?
Yes, I do! I was born in Manila and I am also a Canadian citizen!
WHAT RACE ARE YOU?
Spanish, Filipino, Chinese, Hawaiian. I should probably do a 23 and me/DNA test!
IS THE EARTH FLAT?
I’m not my brother and Kyrie Irving. The Earth is round. Don’t @ me.
HOW DO YOU MANAGE YOUR TIME WITH WORK, BLOGGING & CONTINUING YOUR EDUCATION? ANY ADVICE?
Write everything down, plan ahead. Your agenda, organization and time management will be your best friend! More on the blog in a few weeks!
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT PEOPLE THAT SELL AND BUY FAKES/KNOCKOFFS?
As someone just starting out in the Fashion and Business world, I think knockoffs are insulting to the original designer and it is plagarism! Taking someone’s hard work and making it and selling it for the same or similar price is so wrong! Personally, if you want that designer item, save up for it and get it from the original designer. It may take a while, but you will feel so much better!
DO YOU HAVE A PRIVATE IG?
Yes, I have one just for family and friends.
FAVE SPORTS TEAM?
Baseball – Toronto Blue Jays
Basketball – Toronto Raptors
Soccer – Manchester United
Football – Pittsburgh Steelers
NOT A ? BUT I LOVE THAT YOU DON’T GIVE INTO THE PRESSURE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IT’S REFRESHING TO SEE
Thank you so much! Stay true to yourself, don’t fake something you are not!
DID YOU DELETE YOUR BLOG INSTAGRAM?
I deactivated it a while back. I may come back! Too many trolls with no lives out there!
ARE YOU HIRING?
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO WORK IN NEUROSCIENCE-ALZHEIMER-CONCUSSION FIELD?
The reason I wanted to go into the Neuroscience-Alzheimer-Concussion field was my Lola. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and I’ve taken interest in finding a cure and learning more about brain diseases! She passed away this past January and we miss her very dearly! We hope there is more research done with Alzheimer’s and I would like to be part of that!
ARE YOU GOING TO HAVE STORES WORLDWIDE?
We are only opening stores in Canada! Our flagship store will be in downtown Toronto and depending on business will we consider opening up another ninetyfour87 store. We will have an e-commerce website and international shipping will be available! I am going to do my best to find reasonable shipping rates for international customers!
HOW’S YOUR CLOTHING LINE GOING? SUPER EXCITED FOR IT 🙂
It’s going great, thank you for asking! Lots of work ahead! Thank you so much, that means a lot! I’m very excited as well!!!!
WHEN DO YOU PLAN ON OPENING YOUR BUSINESS? CAN’T WAIT TO SEE IT!
Thank you so much! ninetyfour87’s expected launch date is FW 2020!
HOW DO YOU STAY CALM WHEN RECEIVING RUDE MESSAGES ONLINE?
What people say about me and think about me is not my business or problem. People are going to think and say what they want to think and say. What people say about other people is a reflection of themselves and not the person they are judging and bullying. More about this in a future blog post! Do you boo!!!! 😘
WHAT’S YOUR LAST NAME?
My full name is Christina – It’s no secret, it’s just none of your business 🤷🏻♀️ It’s Asian/Spanish.
I SAW THAT YOU LIKED THE GORDON HAYWARD PREGNANCY VIDEO, HOW WOULD YOU REACT IF THAT HAPPENED TO YOU?
In the future, if and when God blesses me to become a mother, I would obviously want them to be healthy and safe. That is first and foremost the most important thing!!!! But not gonna lie, I’ve always envisioned having 4 kids – 2 boys, 2 girls. If I had 4 girls, again it would be a blessing, but I’m the only daughter and out of almost 30 first cousins, there’s like 8 girls and we all live far away, so I don’t know much about living with other girls besides my Mom.
Pizza, Chipotle, Ice Cream, Fries/Poutine
CAN YOU POST A PIC OF YOURSELF?
This doesn’t sound creepy at all. Why does this matter? Why are people so obsessed with this? There’s more things we should be focusing on in the world….
HOW TALL ARE YOU?
Okay I just want to point this out. My family doctor said I was 5’0 and when my Dad had to get his passport renewed, I came with him and I measured myself and it read 5’1! DAD, IF YOU’RE READING THIS, YOU WERE WITH ME AND SAW!!!! So, in conclusion, 5’0-5’1 🙃
Now, aren’t you glad I didn’t answer these questions on my stories 😝 Back to regular posting next week!