I’m particularly excited about this week’s Contributor Corner post because it’s the first time we’ve had an opportunity to highlight someone direct from the Netherlands. That’s right! Ireen22 joins us this week from across the pond where Dutch is prevalent and royalty rules. Here’s more – enjoy!
First Name: Irene
Occupation: I’m 16 years old and still in school. But I like acting and sometimes I do that (I don’t get paid for it…yet) and I give drama classes as a volunteer to people who have a certain handicaps. They really love the drama classes! I also babysit sometimes.
What is your Answers.com user name and how did it come about?
My user name is Ireen22. I came up with Ireen because people who speak English pronounce my name as Eireen. And friends used to call me Ireen. And the 22? I have no idea how I came up with that. I’ve used this user name before when I was 12 years old. Maybe it sounded cool in English back then (haha).
Where in the world do you hail from? What makes this place special?
I was born and still live in a city in the Netherlands. I don’t live in Amsterdam by the way. I like the Netherlands because we have delicious food that everybody should try. Like drop, you know it as liquorice and kroket and frikandel. I also like it because it’s a safe country, no earthquakes or volcanoes or things like that. I also like it because I speak Dutch and not many people do. I like languages and like to teach other people some Dutch words and sentences. It’s also a hard language so I’m glad that I’m native in it.
How did you first discover Answers.com?
I was searching on Google for information about torture (I know it’s a horrible subject but it was for a history class). I came upon the site on my mobile phone and became a member. I was on vacation so I had no idea what the site would be like on a computer. When I returned home and saw it I was immediately addicted.
Have you ever been somewhere that was almost perfect?
A place that was almost perfect? No I haven’t discovered a place like that yet. But I hope that I will one day…
What is your favorite thing to do on Answers.com?
I like to do many different things here. But I like to help new contributors and to make the site better! I like to do almost everything here.
What accomplishments are you proud of?
I’m not really proud of anything, but I was very surprised when I got the offer to become a Supervisor because I just finished my 11th SPA task. I think that I was proud for a minute back then.
Growing up, what was your favorite cartoon character? Why?
My favorite cartoon character? Hmm…I don’t really know but I do know that I liked the series Tom & Jerry and I liked Cookie Monster and Elmo from Sesame Street. Those really aren’t cartoon characters are they? Why Tom & Jerry? I was 5 and I think that I liked that little mouse because he was very brave. I think that I wanted to be that brave, too.